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  •  My purpose is to never insult anybody's (5+ / 0-)

    intelligence.  Here's the sentence:

    Because they mainly believe in superstition, and infantile notions of good and evil, heaven and hell, etc., they have no real moral compass, by and large.
    I stand by that statement.  The key is "infantile notions of good and evil..."

    I believe that the typical Republican right-winger typically an ignorant individual who holds infantile notions of good and evil.  Furthermore, I believe that religious fundamentalism is one of the greatest threats to society.

    •  So are you suggesting (0+ / 0-)

      there are mature and immature theists? Because my read is that you are stating that notions of "good and evil, heaven and hell" are by nature infantile. Perhaps you could elaborate.

      We have just enough religion to make us hate, but not enough to make us love one another. -- Jonathan Swift

      by raptavio on Sun Nov 11, 2012 at 12:56:46 PM PST

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      •  Yes, there are. I have no problem with a (2+ / 0-)
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        theist who respects the Constitution and the Separation between Church and State.  Such theist is not a rabid religious fundamentalist.

        In a debased and backwards society full of ignorant people you see religious fundamentalist calling for the State to be run on religious principles and dictates.  The average Republican holds similar beliefs.

        •  And they actually don't have the facts correct (2+ / 0-)
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          as to what Jesus actually said. Some actually want to rewrite the Bible to correct it to be more in line with thier superstitions and biases.

          I see no problem with your take. The biggest problem is that without writing a book it is tough to explain why the religious right has no moral compass...They have props to support thier own wants and desires.

          How can you tell when Rmoney is lying? His lips are moving. Fear is the Mind Killer

          by boophus on Sun Nov 11, 2012 at 02:17:00 PM PST

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        •  Well that's better then. (0+ / 0-)

          Frankly, it could have been better stated in the diary.

          We have just enough religion to make us hate, but not enough to make us love one another. -- Jonathan Swift

          by raptavio on Sun Nov 11, 2012 at 02:35:53 PM PST

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    •  Yeah, that statement was where you lost me. (0+ / 0-)

      You can disagree with someone's notions of good and evil, you can call them infantile, you can even be right about calling them infantile, but the second you say "and this proves they have no real moral compass", you cross the line.

      If they had no moral compass, things would be a lot simpler.  It is precisely the moral compass of the voters -- pointing due WRONG, as far as we're concerned, but pointing that way firmly and staunchly -- that is motivating them to vote for what they believe to be right.

      Religious fundamentalism IS a moral compass.  Denying that is both faulty reasoning and contemptible smearing of your opponents.

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