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View Diary: Hobby Lobby's Obamacare Challenge Assumes Christianity as the One True Religion (123 comments)

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  •  Once again we are reminded (3+ / 0-)
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    hnichols, gffish, tytalus

    that the root of the problem is the fact that the world continues to give special status to religious texts, despite the fact that these texts contain immoral ideas and are anti-democratic, anti-civil rights.  And I do not let the "savior" or the "prophet" or "yahweh" off the hook in terms of these charges.  For example, the whole idea of "salvation" is divisive in my view, and certainly needs to be scrutinized by thinking people as corrosive to human relations besides being unevidenced as a cosmic system anyway.

    We will never get out of the circular firing squad (Liberals vs. Fundamentalists)  that characterizes Christianity in America (and elsewhere) until people walk away from these books and put them on the shelf next to Roman and Greek mythology books.

    Hobby Lobby is dangerous to democracy and will remain so as long as the ideas of religion are afforded the elevated level of respect by our culture.
    It would also help if we educated our students on the meaning of living in a Constitutionally secular governmental system.

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