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Tuesday, April 24, 2007

Religion an Politics in the U.S.

For as long as I can remember, every adult around me always told me that religion and politics do not mix. As I grew up I found that the people who ad always told me about religion and politics not mixing, were telling the truth.

Religion has its own set of rules and standards on what is acceptable and politics has almost a totally different set of rules and standards. Unfortunately, we have politicians who are trying to be clergymen and clergymen trying to be politicians.

By no means does it show a lack of wanting to do what is right by the politicians and clergymen, but it does show a lack of respect for the code of conduct for the U.S. Government and for the respective religions involved. It also shows that the politicians and clergymen cannot differentiate between what should be kept as personal and what should be done for the betterment of country.

If this trend continues we will no longer be a democracy due to the encroachment of Christian doctrine into our government to the point that it will be a theocracy based on segments of Christian doctrine. At Present we are fighting a war on the other side of the world supposedly to promote our form of government. At the same time there appears to be a segment of our country that is trying to transform our form of government into the type of government we are fighting against based on the national level politicians actions more specifically the current presidency.

We as a country cannot survive if we keep allowing our politicians to act like preachers and comming across with the attitude of "Do as I say, not as I do".

1 comment:

K.L.M. said...

Insightful and HONEST post.

Personally, I believe that religion and politics DO NOT mix. I think that laws are laws, and regulations are regulations and they should be enforced fairly and equitably without consideration to religion. However, a persons interpretation of anything is going to be affected by his or her religious beliefs, just as it will be affected by experiences, values, etc. At the heart of it all, politician are JUST people, with religious views like anyone else. So, trying to seperate the two is inherently impossible, because we have a society that is individualistic. You cannot have a society that places importance on the individual, but then wants the individual to practice politics independent of his views. So...we have a flawed society...like any other societal construct. Democracy is imperfect, people are imperfect, and religion is imperfect. The only perfect being is God...if in fact one believes in God.
The beauty of this country is that we all have a right to believe in and value whatever we wish...whether that be God, democracy, capitalism, liberal views...whatever.

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