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Response to Goblinmonger (Reply #21)

Sat May 5, 2012, 03:22 AM

27. One of the problems with religion is ...

 

... that one is whatever one says one is. I'm a Spaghetti Monster worshiper or YHWH worshiper or Buddha reverer, etc. Prez. Obama says he's Christian, he's Christian. Lincoln said he was Christian, he was Christian. Hitler said he was, so he was. That's the problem, and that's why religion has no place in politics -- faith is slippery as snot, and can change with the blink of an eye, or be a mask or disguise for another religion.

Otherwise, we just devolve into the "Real Christians" argument, and who's to sit in judgment and sort the real followers of Christ and the CINOs? We have no choice but to accept whatever believers say about their belief at face value, or involve ourselves in aimless speculation.

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