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  •  I'd rather (9+ / 0-)

    all religions keep the fuck off my PLANET, but I can't figure out how to pull that off.

    Tax the rich, feed the poor, until there are no rich no more.

    by kestrel9000 on Mon Aug 30, 2010 at 12:39:24 PM PDT

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    •  lol, I wouldn't go that far (0+ / 0-)

      But I do think religion is too personal a thing to take into the public sphere.  When it's tacked onto something like Ground Zero, well that just seems exploitative to me.

      This country does not have the luxury to entertain idiocy as if it is reasonable. --Digby

      by Thought Crime on Mon Aug 30, 2010 at 01:12:32 PM PDT

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    •  Religion vs Religion (1+ / 0-)
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      Having actually studied comparative religion, the major religions - Christianity, Judaism, Islam, Hinduism, etc all share a common denominator which quite often gets lost in dogma.  They all, at their heart try and teach a set of behaviors that say, basically, 'get along'.  And whether you believe in any sort of God or not, the fundamental message of religion is one that none of us should have an argument with.  Get along, help those in need, don't hold grudges, don't kill one another, don't steal, etc.  So I can't agree with keeping all religions "the fuck off my PLANET", I just have a problem with the religious nuts who pervert the message of their so-called prophets into a 'you need to do what I tell you to do' sort of thing.

      Remember, more people have been killed in the name of religion than for any other reason.

      •  exactly (0+ / 0-)

        Remember, more people have been killed in the name of religion than for any other reason.

        so get religion the fuck off the planet and everyone can pursue their own spirituality and just be good people.  it'd be awesome.

        ; P

        Die with your boots on. Gonna try? Well stick around. Gonna cry? Just move along. The truth of all predictions is always in your hands. - Iron Maiden

        by Cedwyn on Mon Aug 30, 2010 at 07:01:01 PM PDT

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    •  Sorry, I'm not getting the fuck of the planet (1+ / 0-)
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      which, by the way is no more yours than mine, but if you stick to the alleys you can probably avoid me.

      Newt 2012. Sociopath, adulterer, hypocrite, Republican.

      by tikkun on Mon Aug 30, 2010 at 07:43:43 PM PDT

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