Why is there is much dissension when it comes to religion and politics? Christian, Atheist, Buddhist, Jewish, Moslem, Pagan, Wiccan, New Ager, Agnostic, Humanistic? Democrat, Liberal, Progressive, Conservative, Republican, Independent? We are really ALL ONE under God, Universal Being, or the Godhead. Each of us are where we supposed to be in our individual lives as far as religion and politics go. There is no monolithic people under these constructs-each people within a particular religion or a particular political stances have varying opinions on different subjects. For instance, I am a Liberal, New Ager, while I am pro-choice, believe in same sex marriage, and for the advancement of women and other oppressed and marginalized people, I believe in each person accepting responsibility and being accountable to themselves. I also believe in pulling oneself by one's bootstraps and not being dependent upon the government for handouts. There are also conservatives who have progressive outlooks. People are PEOPLE regardless. If humankind is going to be the true definition of evolved, 21st century people, they have to advance beyond artificial societal constructs. Do you agree with this premise?
Two things. 1) Any government must apply some control to the actions of it's people, for protection from neighbors if nothing else. 2) People have a natural propensity to control others for no other reason than they like the feeling it gives them.
Put the two together and every government on the face of the planet exerts more control over the population than is needed, simply because someone somewhere liked the thought of control.
Only when mankind has outlived that desire to control others, only when we have learned to "live and let live" will we be able to live in close proximity to others in peace.
The need for dominance and territoriality is hardwired in the human brain and consciousness. It will be difficult to remove such conditioning.
by Leni Sands 8 years ago
If there were no religions and no politics would the world be at peace?
by Sweetsusieg 6 years ago
Why is it when discussing subjects such as Religion or Politics some peopleabsolutely refuse to even listen to the 'other side' of the story? Or better yet some go on rants or tangents and don't listen, even when you agree with their side?
by Gabriel Wilson 2 years ago
If religion is about peace why are some of the worst wars caused by religion?Look at the Romans waging war against the Jewish stronghold at Masada. Hunting and killing because of religion not land, they had already fled their homes and lands. Through the years so much hate. The pagans of Ireland...
by peter565 3 years ago
How do we create laws to keep religion out of politics?The Middle East is the most religion area in the world and even amount them, Turkey, have since WW1, outlaw religion influence upon the state, with a firm principle saying "religion and state must remain separate" in the west, the...
by Christin Sander 5 years ago
Besides religion and politics, what other topics tend to be debated/argued about the most?If you want your next family event to be sporting, but don't want to fight about politics or religion because they've been overdone and are now boring - what other topics might start a spirited debate? Why...
by Alexander A. Villarasa 7 years ago
Ever since I could remember, the concept of separation of church (religious affairs)) and state (secular affairs) , has always been the operative construct of the relationship of the two most powerful institutions that govern man. This has not been entirely so,...
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