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  •  I should clarify that by "your religious beliefs", (7+ / 0-)

    I was referring to no one's religious beliefs belong in Public Schools, etc.


    In the interest of fighting global warming, I push my car to the grocery store and back.

    by glb3 on Fri May 16, 2014 at 12:12:27 PM PDT

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    •  I have heard some comments here ... (11+ / 0-)

      that we should not use the term 'religion', as it is too broad of a brush. Then we hear that we can't use 'Christian' or 'Islam', as it is too broad of a brush. Then I use 'Christian Fundamentalism' or 'Islamic Fundamentalism', and the hairs stand up still.
      I don't want to single out any particular religion as to being the problem. I see it as a problem with ANY religion wanting to infringe on my rights to be free of religion. I will use my preferred word, religion, from now on.
      It's not my ignorance that is the problem. I'm quite aware of what is going on.


      In the interest of fighting global warming, I push my car to the grocery store and back.

      by glb3 on Fri May 16, 2014 at 12:25:37 PM PDT

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      •  An important distinction here in America ... (5+ / 0-)

        is the fact that it is Christianity, or those practicing that particular religion, that has the most power and influence over our public entities. Therefore, they are getting the most flack, compared to any of the other religions here.
        There are radical elements (God, guns, and gold crowd) within Christianity that are causing these problems, and are the biggest threat to our democracy. They deserve to be mocked and ridiculed and STOPPED, just as we do with politicians that are equally destructive to society.


        In the interest of fighting global warming, I push my car to the grocery store and back.

        by glb3 on Fri May 16, 2014 at 12:45:54 PM PDT

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        •  They aren't the ONLY threat to our democracy (0+ / 0-)

          If you think ridicule is a way to build a cohesive democracy, I'll refer you to the various religious wars past and present.  

          How is your intolerance any better than theirs?  You just think it is.  Zealots of all types ALWAYS believe they have a monopoly on wisdom and truth and that others should be mocked and ridiculed.  

      •  I fully agree (3+ / 0-)
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        I don't want to single out any particular religion as to being the problem. I see it as a problem with ANY religion wanting to infringe on my rights to be free of religion.
        What is being done in the name of Christianity is awful, and I fully support and am grateful for your efforts to stop the abuses.

        I believe the "ignorance" that commonmass speaks of is related to the fact that not all Christians are right-wing conservatives.  Just like it is wrong to blame the religion of Islam for the actions of the terrorists on 9/11, it is wrong to blame "Christians" as a group for the actions of folks like Steve Daines.  

        But to truly understand that, you would have to be more educated about the beliefs of the many Christians who disapprove of folks like Steve Daines.  Liberal christians do exist; we are just not as media-worthy as the other side consistently seems to be.

        “Now folks, by going on that web show, Barack Obama undermined the authority of the presidency. And that is Fox News' job.” - Stephen Colbert

        by Older and Wiser Now on Fri May 16, 2014 at 02:47:41 PM PDT

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      •  I prefer "Belief" (2+ / 0-)
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        That's what His wavily appendages semaphored to me.

        "the northern lights have seen queer sights, but the queerest they ever did see. Was that night on the marge of Lake Lebarge, I cremated Sam McGee". - Robert Service, Bard of the Yukon

        by Joe Jackson on Fri May 16, 2014 at 07:53:06 PM PDT

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    •  Then oppose the policy (0+ / 0-)

      No one objects to opposing these policies and addressing them as educational issues.

      You don't have to trash people because they are believers.  And there seems to be a particular ZEAL to go after the believers and NOT the policy,.

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