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originally posted by: enlightenedservant
I respect the Libertarians on most foreign policies and on limiting non-violent crimes. I mainly have a problem with their domestic views that center around discrimination. To my understanding, Libertarians seem to want government to stay out of things even in cases of racism, bigotry, etc. It seems to be naive in thinking that people will eventually do the right thing, be it by rejecting the bigots or using an alternative to the bigot. But my entire family tree is proof that some people need to be forcefully reigned in or they'll just keep oppressing others.
Well yeah. Many people simply don't have anything else going for them in life. That's one reason why religions will always prosper among the poor; because economics, politics, hope for change, and every grand sounding ideology or leader has failed them. Also, you have people like me who were atrocious & despicable until their religious experiences changed them for the good. So telling someone like me that our beliefs are dumb or our experiences are false can obviously create a backlash.
BTW I don't mean that last comment in a negative way. I actually have no problem with most people, regardless of their beliefs or non-beliefs. And I've debated with so many different religions & ideologies that I don't get phased anymore (except w/racism & bigotry grrr). Though there is a single denomination I simply can't get along with. My belief system is just too fundamentally different from theirs. I can work with them, talk w/them, etc. But the second it comes to a discussion, we get heated & have to walk away from each other. I've literally never gotten along with a single one ideologically. Ironically, it's not Devil worshipers or the occult either lol. But I'll leave that for another day.