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  •  gosh (none)
    where would we be if Martin Luther King kept his religion to himself?

    religion can be a force for good as much as evil. the great movements against slavery and civil rights, for workers rights, were very much rooted in faith. so i'm not threatened by the role of religion in politics. i think at times it is a good and NECESSARY thing to take a stand BECUASE of my faith (i.e. all the major churches opposing the war).
    when faith is perverted, as it has been under the BUshies, it needs to be called out.

    •  Gee (none)
      We'd be just where we are right now.
      Nobody needs a supernatural deity to know right from wrong and nobody needs Baby Jeezus to tell them that racism is unjust.  (I'm excepting the religious fundamentalist, of course, who doesn't know what to believe unless their holy book tells them).  

      And you've conveniently forgotten that slavery was supported by Bible-banging Southerners, who found the Bible very useful ("the race of Ham", "Slaves, obey your masters") for justifying the treatment of other people as property. Read a little history next time.  The greatest advances in society have come about, not because of your religion, but usually in spite of it.  

      •  wow (none)
        and we wonder why Democrats have such a bad reputation as being anti-religion and we keep losing in red states!

        for people of color, our faith is the only thing that has sustained us in 200 years of being in this damn country. we don't have the luxury of separating our faith from our politics, unlike the white folks. there's a reason why African Americans are among the most religious folks around.

      •  I understand what you are saying, (none)
        But let's not divded ourselves with semantics.

        If ou don't need religion to tell you to "turn the other cheek" and "do unto others as you would jave them to do unto you" etc., then that is fine.

        If somebody is anti-war or truly compassionate or whatever based on faith, then that is fine for them.

        The point is that "they", the corporate puppet masters who have hijacked our government "of the people", want to deny dissenting opinion whether it is religious or not.

        So, they don't need your help alienating those of us who DO share your core beliefs of "right from wrong".

        Don't dismiss people just because they need what you would consider a cruth or a security blanket if we are all on the same side.

        We cannot let them divide us any longer.

        My own dedication to Bush/Cheney Inc. Listen to WMD: Words of Mis-Direction

        by NewWay4NewDay on Sat Jan 29, 2005 at 08:31:13 PM PST

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