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  •  Nyet. (4+ / 0-)
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    GreenPA, toad718, Texdude50, Temmoku

    Bad. Idea.
    We need less theocracy, not more. Values are values because they are values, not because the Magic Sky Fairy will spank you for all eternity if you don't heed them. We do what is right because it is right, not ourt of fear of negartive consequences.

    "That the people have a right to bear arms for the defence of themselves and the State ..."- Vermont Constitution Chapter 1, Article 16

    by kestrel9000 on Sun Aug 12, 2012 at 05:14:27 AM PDT

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    •  But winning is how we spread our values. nt (0+ / 0-)
    •  Compassion and kindness are human traits. (2+ / 0-)
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      GreenMother, GreenPA

      The fact that some Christians claim they are uniquely ethical does not make it so.  Christianity has no monopoly on ethics, in fact, they seem to be pretty bad at it as a general rule.

      Compassion and kindness are human traits.  When Christians espouse those values, the do it because they are human, not because they follow Jesus.  Although if someone wants to credit their compassion and kindness to a religious source that's acceptable.  If a Christian wants to follow through on that, they ought to concern themselves with figuring out what political compassion would look like.  And what it looks like is liberal.

      Some of us may arrive there for different reasons, but if we do arrive there, we're on the same side.  It doesn't matter to me that a Christian may believe their morals come from a different source than me.  If they have a desire to help the impoverished and disadvantaged, that's ultimately what matters, and it's ultimately all that should matter to a progressive.

      We may still have some disagreements, but those are more personal (less political) and matter much less.

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