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 Onusonus4 years ago
This is an actual plaque hanging at Northeastern Illinois University in Chicago. The excuses given from the Liberals who made this are a wide stretch of the imagination.
by bg jojo2 years ago
I was just washing one of my favorite animations on this subject and I was wondering what everyone elses' view on this question.
by Grace Marguerite Williams3 years ago
President Obama for? Let us count the ways e.g. Obama"care" - yep the disaster which keeps on becoming even more so and the influx of illegals,low skilled and often illiterate, who are exhausting our social...
by manlypoetryman7 years ago
I don't get...the P.C. Climate that is so afraid to call an "Ace"; an "Ace" or a "Spade"; a "Spade".Austin kamikaze pilot (yesterday) = TerroristChristmas underwear bomber =...
by AdsenseStrategies8 years ago
I mean liberalism and not Liberalism (the second of these two is the belief that there should be no tariff or border restrictions on trade between nation states ). Now, first off, liberalism is obviously not a religion...
by junko10 months ago
An articulate Liberal Progressive conservative Democratic President's words on that subject cause me to wonder. I ain't talking about Obama ,Clinton, nor Carter. Over fifty years ago President Kennedy warned about...
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