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reply to post by Lynda101
That is except in one area, today Oliver Letwin has been caught dropping off papers into park bins. This particular gentleman is by faith and action a supporter of Israeli causes in this country. If you think about the way this country responds towards Israel and its actions as opposed to other Nations such as libya, you don't need to look very far into our politics to see where 'faith' has a huge influence.
THOSE WHO LISTEN TO WORD, AND FOLLOW ITS BEST, THEY ARE THOSE WHOM ALLAH HAS GUIDED THEM; AND THEY ARE THOSE ENDUED WITH UNDERSTANDING.
definition1;complete trust or confidence in someone or something: this restores one’s faith in politicians.
definition2; strong belief in the doctrines of a religion, based on spiritual conviction rather than proof.
If u add all the denominations of Christianity then it is the largest and most popular in the world. So i will concentrate, my slight rant lol towards Christianity’s obvious and ubiquitous short comings. Please keep in mind that you will surely find that the points in this thread im trying to make will apply to other religions as well
Some denominations of Christianity who have been brainwashed into believing everything that is written in the Bible is true. Now wholeheartedly they renounce scientific reasoning. They are also against freedom of speech, unless it suites them,ie preach the word of hatred. Also , try as they might , they want us to make homosexuality,divorce and abortion against the law because to them that's what the Bible implys.
I for one think the concept of religion for any intelligent person is a futile thing. BUT please don't hate me for saying that,thats just my opinion.
Religions are authoritarian in nature that's a fact
Ask you self why are religious teachings invariably mysterious,incongruently confusing and never straight forward to understand. Why do people have to go study for years to fully understand the word of there god. Why would they write something that the masses of that time and today cant fully understand
You already have and had presidents who use religion to get elected. So many politician in America mix religious beliefs with political rhetoric. They know that this is the quickest way to get votes, be it the fact that there are 33,820 denominations of Christianity globally. The biggest in america is evangelicals even if they are out numbered they still turn up to vote more than the average Joe. Presidents use the evangelicals or is it the evangelicals use them people like Billy Graham who met with Obama in 2010. Billy Graham and entourage used the visits to the oval office as publicity. Graham and his pastors made a statement to the press outside before entering. they spoke about the details of there visit.then three pastors even went on to try an make the press kneel on the lawn of the White House as if praying. and this type of symbiotic relation has gone on as far back as Harry S. Truman but the most ridiculous of all Presidents to do this and shine light on this affair was Bush.
We in Britain are lucky that our politics do not get mixed up with any form of faith. Its this type of thinking that america is allowing in to its politics no good will come of it. Not just your Founding fathers but many separated church and state deliberately. Politicians should no doubt honour this. There is no room for backwards thinking in this day and age if america lets these types in to far in politics you will find your selfs in a state close to what you have in the middle east.