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    (some day I'll learn to pay attention to the Preview button...)

    I think it is important to make a distinction. You write:

        Theocrats (a.k.a. Social Conservatives or the Religious Right) believe that morality is eternal and established by God, and that society will collapse if it diverges from this God-given script.

    I would say, Theocrats (a.k.a. Social Conservatives or the Religious Right) believe that morality is eternal and established by their literal interpretation of a book called the Bible, which they profess to be the one and only acceptable interpretation of texts they believe to be God's will.

    As I see it, there are far more people who may agree with them as originally written, and that the disagreements with them come from their narrow interpretation of the texts. Many Americans believe in the bible. That it means what the Theocrats make it out to mean is a far smaller population.

    The distinction is significant, and electorally potent.

    What separates us, divides us, and diminishes the human spirit.

    by equern on Tue Jan 10, 2012 at 01:03:43 PM PST

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