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  •  that's his religion and that's what he believes (0+ / 0-)

    it's his right

    not that different from Islam where your fate is predetermined

    "I'm sculpting now. Landscapes mostly." ~ Yogi Bear

    by eXtina on Tue Oct 23, 2012 at 07:35:50 PM PDT

    •  Predestination is part of the beliefs of many (1+ / 0-)
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      religions. But not always as an absolute. It's more often that there is a spectrum of free will and human choice, rather than one of absolute predestination or an extremist and patriarchal fundamentalism, which is really what this is. Certainly, not all Muslims would agree with this statement. I am close with many Muslim women who would be horrified by this statement, to be honest here.

      •  whatever - it's his choice and his right nt (0+ / 0-)

        "I'm sculpting now. Landscapes mostly." ~ Yogi Bear

        by eXtina on Tue Oct 23, 2012 at 07:44:57 PM PDT

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      •  Free will doesn't absolve god from responsibility (1+ / 0-)
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        if god is omniscient. If god is all-knowing, he knows what choices you'll make before you make them. Through creation, he has orchestrated the circumstances you find yourself in. Therefore, regardless of whether you make the final decision, god knew what you'd do and put you in a position to do it.

        Or to put it another way, god could influence events even without messing with free will. God could have arranged that Hitler be killed in WWI alongside the millions of others that died, and therefore not put Hitler in a position to make the choices he ultimately made.

        When we stop putting leaders from the past up on pedestals and ignoring their flaws, we can start seeing our present leaders for what they really are.

        by PhillyJeff on Tue Oct 23, 2012 at 09:09:33 PM PDT

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    •  It may be his right, but he and his people (6+ / 0-)

      shouldn't control policy for the rest of us, who understand science..  

      Remember, you can't have crazy without az.

      by Desert Rose on Tue Oct 23, 2012 at 07:43:04 PM PDT

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    •  Sure, and he's welcome to it. (3+ / 0-)

      He can live his live by his beliefs how he sees fit.

      I sort of draw the line at him using his beliefs to dictate public policy that affects everyone, though.

      "...as governor (Mitt Romney) was more interested in having the job than doing it." --Deval Patrick

      by Praxxus on Tue Oct 23, 2012 at 07:49:42 PM PDT

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    •  That's true (0+ / 0-)

      But that doesn't mean we should be deferential toward those beliefs.

      In all other walks of life, if somebody believes something stupid, we can criticize that person and try to correct him or her.

      If you have a stupid religion with stupid beliefs, why not point that fact out?

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