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Arguments About Politics, Religion Often Fruitless

April 28, 2013

There are only two topics in my conversation repertoire that I actively try to avoid. The first one is politics....

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mikeyd

Apr-30-13 9:57 AM

politics and religion are two subjects that nobody understands.

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TheRealityPolice

Apr-30-13 1:11 PM

I can say for sure though that I screen ALL potential employees politics and if I see they voted for Obamao, into the trash it goes. Anyone who voted for him deserves to be unemployed because they fail to have even a basic understanding of how real businesses have to operate.

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Triton

May-01-13 11:12 AM

She is right people do go crazy over politics and religion. But really, it is the people who take both to extremes. Those who are convinced they are God's people and speak for God on the most minute things, and those who assume that their politics are good for everyone. The right wants us to abandon all to nature, and the left wants to run everyone's lives, by force of endless laws. Those who ridicule or express hatred for religion seem to have replaced religion in their lives with born again politics, so sure that their way is the one true way just like a religious fanatic. Moderates pick and choose what works and what fits into the basic value system. Does God hate gays? How could that be if you believe in a loving God? Does the government need to govern with hundreds of thousands of laws, stripping us of personal freedoms for "our own good." PC means loss of free speech? Oxymoron much?

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elmgrovedude

May-02-13 7:07 AM

I would say Ms. Robinson misses her mark in this opinion piece. Arguments in the public arena are less about pure religion or strict political definitions, but about the history of our county & the mind set of our founding fathers.

I am conservative, but this was not always the case. My journey started 30 years ago listening to park service employees pointing out the many religious references in the Washington Monument. “Search the Scriptures” is but one example. Other monuments and federal buildings in DC have religious words & symbols, the Supreme Court has Moses & the 10 Commandments for example.

If Jefferson believed in no religion associated with government, than he would not have attended church services at the House of Representatives during his presidency (Library of Congress).

I believe that religion in this county is vital to citizens making good decisions in their personal lives which is in the best interest of society. I use religion broadly in this def

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elmgrovedude

May-02-13 7:07 AM

I use religion broadly in this definition, but the focus is on God. Any political system needs decent citizens. The problem with more populist style governments, the focus is on the state. These are the issues that form the basis of arguments, not my religion is better than yours as in football teams.

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