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Why Do People debate Religion and Politics?

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posted on Mar, 25 2016 @ 04:46 PM
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originally posted by: swanne

The minute we stop bickering over our differences, and instead put our minds together and complement each other's weaknesses, then we would make leaps of advancement as a specie. This would mean the end of corporate greed and of elistic economical inequalities.

So it's a rich v. poor thing, then?

How unifying.





posted on Mar, 25 2016 @ 04:51 PM
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originally posted by: NthOther

originally posted by: swanne

The minute we stop bickering over our differences, and instead put our minds together and complement each other's weaknesses, then we would make leaps of advancement as a specie. This would mean the end of corporate greed and of elistic economical inequalities.

So it's a rich v. poor thing, then?

How unifying.



Not that I agree with what was said, but who said 'unifying' was a goal?

I only wish to have intelligent debate of ideas not 'unify' anyone.



posted on Mar, 25 2016 @ 04:59 PM
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a reply to: reddragon2015

Why do we debate anything then? If you feel that way, we might as well all log off this instant. LOL



posted on Mar, 25 2016 @ 05:04 PM
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originally posted by: Metallicus

originally posted by: NthOther

originally posted by: swanne

The minute we stop bickering over our differences, and instead put our minds together and complement each other's weaknesses, then we would make leaps of advancement as a specie. This would mean the end of corporate greed and of elistic economical inequalities.

So it's a rich v. poor thing, then?

How unifying.



Not that I agree with what was said, but who said 'unifying' was a goal?

I only wish to have intelligent debate of ideas not 'unify' anyone.


yep



posted on Mar, 25 2016 @ 05:11 PM
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The day that we agree on everything, someone please, put a bullet in me.

I liken it to a painting.

If we all agreed, it would be a monochrome pallet, a monochrome world.

We need clashes. Evolution is a change brought about by environmental stresses. The only way anyone grows is through a mental clash of ideas and concepts.

A phoenix can't arise from the ashes if there is never chaos and fire to give it birth.



posted on Mar, 25 2016 @ 05:13 PM
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a reply to: Abysha

I think you have a good point here. It's really the mixing of the two that is the problem.



posted on Mar, 25 2016 @ 05:14 PM
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a reply to: DBCowboy

You maybe have a good point. But we've never experience anything closed to a unified vision. Who's to say that it won't work? Unify vision probably will work.



posted on Mar, 25 2016 @ 05:17 PM
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a reply to: reddragon2015

Its been tried by different cultures in different countries by many different names.

Sure you can find monochrome cultures in the Middle East.

Soviet Russia was another attempt at a monochrome culture.

Neither are shining examples, in my opinion.



posted on Mar, 26 2016 @ 12:23 AM
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originally posted by: burdman30ott6
a reply to: reddragon2015

Religion, I have no idea. I'm a Christian, but I don't understand why some in my belief seem to think the eternal soul of another is any of their business.

Politics, I totally understand because it is a lot more than just a private and personal issue. Political decisions have consequences on everyone, thus anyone debating them has some degree of personal investment.


Perfect answer. If all govt policies had opt-in or opt-out clauses, it wouldn't be a big deal. But it's the "winner takes all and makes rules that everyone else must follow" part that gets me involved in it.



posted on Mar, 26 2016 @ 12:24 AM
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originally posted by: burdman30ott6
a reply to: reddragon2015

Religion, I have no idea. I'm a Christian, but I don't understand why some in my belief seem to think the eternal soul of another is any of their business.

Politics, I totally understand because it is a lot more than just a private and personal issue. Political decisions have consequences on everyone, thus anyone debating them has some degree of personal investment.


That's the perfect answer. If all govt policies had opt-in or opt-out clauses, it wouldn't be a big deal. We could just pick the ones we agree with and ignore the rest, like grocery shopping. But it's the "winner takes all and makes rules that everyone else must follow" part that gets me involved in it.

edit: LOL not sure what I did, but I screwed up the formatting lol
edit on 26-3-2016 by enlightenedservant because: (no reason given)



posted on Mar, 26 2016 @ 01:09 AM
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Religion: "holy #, I'm here, how'd that happen?"
Politics: "OMFG there's more than one of me, we should probably come up with some #ing ground rules before we both kill each other"

Centuries later...




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