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    People of ''faith'' are difficult to understand. For instance one commenter told of a friend who was religious anti-choice but when her daughter became pregnant abortion was okay, and this friend is still anti-choice even after her daughter had the abortion. If that isn't an example of hypocrisy that everyone here likes to speak of I don't know what is.

    Wiki says : Hypocrisy is the state of pretending to have beliefs, opinions, virtues, feelings, qualities, or standards that one does not actually have. Hypocrisy involves the deception of others and is thus a kind of lie.

    Religion breeds hypocrisy in my opinion as you have to accept a belief and hold on tightly to it or risk being ostracized from your group of believers.

    My tale is one of personal experience with the catholic church and all it's hypocrisy. I just knew at some point that the catholic faith interferred with my social views and moral attitude toward my fellow man.

    I absolutely agree that any one particular faith and it's beliefs should never be forced upon the public. I guess that comes from my own life experiences and self examination. I am 54 years old and I am a definitely a product of the 60's and 70's cultures.

    Not sure if this helps but I hope as you do that there are more people like us out there who feel beliefs should be separate from public policy.

    •  Thanks for your response (1+ / 0-)
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      I am always helped by hearing other ppl's experiences and perspectives re; the role of religion. I keep hoping for a sane conversation among those of us here who claim to have an interest in liberal policies and are pro-choice specifically but who are still confused about the lines they wish to draw for the hypothetical women in their heads--or even real women they've known but whose lives they haven't lived. Anyway, off to put the kids to bed :-)

      We are here to awaken from the illusion of our separateness.

      by Tookish on Mon Feb 07, 2011 at 07:56:39 PM PST

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