posted on Dec, 11 2009 @ 11:25 AM
the romans tried and they lost.
I thought the Romans were actually extremely tolerant of the various religions from the lands they conquered. It was the Christians' refusal to
embrace diversity that led to their persecution. All the other religions were cool with the fact that others might believe what they might believe,
but not the Christians.
I think that the comfort some find in religion is quite cool. However, the influence of the establishments behind the religions and the various
interpretations of any given religious work has completely skewed the original meanings behind any given faith. I'd be all for religion being
completely separated from law/politics, and all tax exemptions to be removed. Faith based initiatives are simply the influence of belief over the law.
This is wrong.
I'm so tired of religious zealots insisting that morals, manners, and standards are the sole territory of the churches. As if only the religious can
have morals. Such stupidity aggravates me.
True separation of Church (by which I mean all religions) and State is the only real way forward. A ban on faith based initiatives, political
contributions from religious organizations, and any religious influence on the law would go a long way toward real progress.
Again, I have no problem with people being religious. That's just fine. Good for them. When their beliefs infringe on mine (whatever they may be) I
can only find it offensive.