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smirkymonkey Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Feb-23-04 10:12 PM
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130. That is exactly one of the points that
we non-theists are trying to make - We don't live OUR lives according to the bible, and it offends me when someone implies that I am living the wrong way because I am not conventionally religious and because I don't use the bible as a manual to help me get through life.

If the Bible helps you in your life, then fine. I am happy it works for you. But the Bible has no place in guiding my life or spirituality and it should certainly have no place in determining the laws of a democratic state.

My personal spiritual beliefs inform my politics, yet I do not think that everyone in this country should be governed by MY spiritual beliefs.

I vote according to my conscience and you are free to vote according to yours. I believe in live and let live. I don't expect anyone to think like I do, but at the same time I do not want the religious views of others imposed upon me by law.
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