Skip to comments.Politics and Religion: Do They Mix?
Posted on 05/01/2014 9:43:21 AM PDT by OneVike
Most people would agree that politics and religion are the two most likely topics that divide even the best of friends. Websters dictionary says that politics is the political opinions or sympathies of a person, while it says that religion is a cause, principle, or system of beliefs held to with ardor and faith. I dont see the difference between the two.
When I watch elected officials on the floor of the US Senate or House, I am reminded of an old friend of mine who pastors a church in Columbus, Georgia. He will flail his arms all around as he preaches his views on the Holy Scriptures. If your in agreement with their opinion, you could easily get engrossed as you listen to them share their deep-seated and fervent beliefs in such an animated way.
During the election season, we watch with anticipation as our chosen candidates addresses the issues. Like a congregation sitting in the pews of a church, the crowds long to hear something that will touch the part of their soul that yearned for truth. These yearnings differ...
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That may be one of the reasons I bristle at the flag in the church.
Totalitarians don’t like religion because they see it as competition. Nothing must be seen to be superior to govt.
Anyhow, most of the people I know who think of religious people as superstitious idiots are themselves worshippers of govt. They believe that govt will fix social problems and protect them from evil in spite of all evidence that the govt is the source of much of the world’s evil and social problems. They are as steeped in superstition as a medieval serf but unfortunately lack any sense of self-evaluation. They remain blissfully unaware of the road to ruin they follow.
So, no, it is impossible to live any aspect of life outside of one’s religious views. Only a fool actually believes it can be removed from politics.
Is that you in the videos?
If so, you have my book cases.
They look real good next to my desk.
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