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rman Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jan-03-06 09:31 AM
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32. Sure, dwell on superficial similarities between the methods
The author of the article seems to be pretending there's no difference between the agenda's of the religious Right and the religious Left. In fact he seems to think the agendas and the results are irrelevant.
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  -religious left will only replicate the misdeeds of the religious right. dajoki  Jan-02-06 09:58 PM   #0 
  - I see a difference.  madeline_con   Jan-02-06 10:03 PM   #1 
  - There in is lies the problem  RC   Jan-02-06 10:05 PM   #2 
  - No true Scotsman...  Dongfang Hong   Jan-04-06 01:27 PM   #62 
  - if it is kept out of politics...  dajoki   Jan-02-06 10:18 PM   #4 
  - Fair enough.  madeline_con   Jan-02-06 10:27 PM   #6 
  - i agree n/t  dajoki   Jan-02-06 10:28 PM   #8 
  - Some Christians already advocate separation of Church & State  Bridget Burke   Jan-04-06 11:03 AM   #51 
  - yeah, that would be unbearable  TheFarseer   Jan-04-06 12:59 PM   #60 
  - Have you ever been in a black pentecostal church?  formernaderite   Jan-03-06 09:39 AM   #35 
  - I disagree  Charlie Brown   Jan-02-06 10:07 PM   #3 
  - But, as has been pointed out to me...  madeline_con   Jan-02-06 10:29 PM   #9 
     - That is why we have a Bill of Rights  Charlie Brown   Jan-02-06 11:01 PM   #17 
  - The bible is a source of religious inspiration. Using it for anything  bluerum   Jan-02-06 10:19 PM   #5 
  - MLK based most of his advocacy for social change on religious beliefs  Charlie Brown   Jan-02-06 11:16 PM   #25 
     - Spirituality and religion are not rational belief systems. Not that  bluerum   Jan-03-06 09:23 AM   #31 
  - There's a difference between living Christ's teachings...  ih8thegop   Jan-02-06 10:28 PM   #7 
  - Yes, but those who are presently doing a lot of shoving ...  madeline_con   Jan-02-06 10:31 PM   #10 
     - Yes, but just because THEY think they're right...  ih8thegop   Jan-03-06 12:21 PM   #42 
  - I disagree  LittleClarkie   Jan-02-06 10:33 PM   #11 
  - But the Religious Left.......  NativeTexan   Jan-02-06 10:36 PM   #12 
  - what's Joseph Leconte's record on criticizing the Christian Right?  Cocoa   Jan-02-06 10:39 PM   #13 
  - Bingo. He's transparent, isn't he?  KCabotDullesMarxIII   Jan-04-06 05:50 PM   #72 
  - We shouldn't allow superstition from the left or the right to run  ladjf   Jan-02-06 10:46 PM   #14 
  - we should not...  dajoki   Jan-02-06 10:55 PM   #16 
  - Any belief that was formed by purely subjective processes is  ladjf   Jan-02-06 11:02 PM   #18 
  - whether valid or not...  dajoki   Jan-02-06 11:20 PM   #26 
     - I agree with your argument as it relates to the practicalities of  ladjf   Jan-02-06 11:23 PM   #27 
     - I only judge a belief system by the results.  Bridget Burke   Jan-03-06 08:47 AM   #28 
        - Catholic...  dajoki   Jan-03-06 11:37 AM   #38 
        - I support any system that generally enhances quality of life over the  ladjf   Jan-03-06 12:28 PM   #44 
  - Religious left people are not theocratic extremist  Douglas Carpenter   Jan-02-06 11:02 PM   #19 
     - The political reality of your statement is true. I regret that it is.  ladjf   Jan-02-06 11:12 PM   #23 
        - But true (religious) compassion might well produce good government  rman   Jan-03-06 09:42 AM   #36 
        - absolutist dogma does not produce good government  Douglas Carpenter   Jan-04-06 02:03 PM   #68 
  - Depends how that superstition is used to run the country.  rman   Jan-03-06 09:37 AM   #34 
  - If christian nutjobs ever get any influence in the Democratic Party...  Hyernel   Jan-02-06 10:54 PM   #15 
  - Are you aware of the differences between the religious Right and - Left?  rman   Jan-03-06 09:46 AM   #37 
     - If you believe in a medieval supernatural cloud being...  Hyernel   Jan-03-06 11:51 AM   #39 
     - Does it not depend on how one acts on the belief?  rman   Jan-03-06 03:42 PM   #45 
     - then 94% of Americans are nutjobs????  Douglas Carpenter   Jan-03-06 03:53 PM   #47 
     - Yes...Apparently 94% of Americans are intellectual cowards...  Hyernel   Jan-03-06 06:47 PM   #48 
        - what does that mean?  dajoki   Jan-04-06 11:52 AM   #54 
        - Sounds a lot like Falwell, doesn't he? n/t  QC   Jan-04-06 05:57 PM   #75 
           - Hey , hey, HEY!!  Hyernel   Jan-04-06 10:28 PM   #78 
        - may god, or whatever name you want to put there save this world  Bluerthanblue   Jan-04-06 11:55 PM   #80 
     - atheistic elitism?  BoneDaddy   Jan-04-06 12:23 PM   #56 
        - WOW!!! One of the best posts I have ever read on DU!!! I agree with you  peacebaby3   Jan-04-06 05:36 PM   #70 
           - Thanks  BoneDaddy   Jan-04-06 08:28 PM   #76 
     - i agree with you...  dajoki   Jan-03-06 11:56 AM   #40 
        - How is the religious left extreme?  rman   Jan-03-06 03:43 PM   #46 
           - It's not that the "religious left" is extreme...  Hyernel   Jan-03-06 06:54 PM   #49 
           - I'm not so sure religious folks are more prone to corruption  rman   Jan-04-06 03:45 AM   #50 
           - You mean like math and science?  The Straight Story   Jan-04-06 05:35 PM   #69 
           - i wasn't necessarily...  dajoki   Jan-04-06 11:48 AM   #53 
              - So your remark does not necessarily bear any relevancy to this discussion  rman   Jan-04-06 12:07 PM   #55 
                 - any extreme...  dajoki   Jan-04-06 12:35 PM   #58 
                    - But it's a hypothetical (non-existent) extreme religious left?  rman   Jan-04-06 12:43 PM   #59 
                       - if, in fact...  dajoki   Jan-04-06 01:25 PM   #61 
                          - Do you or do you not think the religious left is extreme?  rman   Jan-04-06 01:31 PM   #63 
                             - i don't even know if there is a "religious left"...  dajoki   Jan-04-06 01:46 PM   #64 
                                - See the link in my sig  rman   Jan-04-06 01:55 PM   #66 
                                   - thank you very much...  dajoki   Jan-04-06 02:02 PM   #67 
  - I certainly hope all progressive people of faith always feel welcome  Douglas Carpenter   Jan-02-06 11:06 PM   #20 
  - As long as people like you are here, we do.  Lerkfish   Jan-02-06 11:09 PM   #22 
     - I have my problems with certain religious elements too  Douglas Carpenter   Jan-02-06 11:14 PM   #24 
  - here's the dilemna, as I see it: progressive christians believe in the  Lerkfish   Jan-02-06 11:06 PM   #21 
  - That was well-put.  Ladyhawk   Jan-04-06 01:54 PM   #65 
  - Joseph Loconte is a Fellow of the Heritage Foundation  Bridget Burke   Jan-03-06 09:00 AM   #29 
  - Good catch! n/t  QC   Jan-04-06 05:56 PM   #74 
  - wow...my brain stopped working after reading that one  Blue_Tires   Jan-04-06 11:08 PM   #79 
  - Good for her...  Jeffersons Ghost   Jan-03-06 09:12 AM   #30 
  - Sure, dwell on superficial similarities between the methods  rman   Jan-03-06 09:31 AM   #32 
  - Heritage Foundation guy, no wonder he's afraid  TayTay   Jan-03-06 09:35 AM   #33 
  - Spot on.  KCabotDullesMarxIII   Jan-04-06 05:51 PM   #73 
  - Everything I've read in the four gospels impels me be a Democrat.  txaslftist   Jan-03-06 12:00 PM   #41 
  - Baloney. When we draw from the Bible like that it's to get the Moral  GreenPartyVoter   Jan-03-06 12:24 PM   #43 
  - Read Slacktivist's take on Loconte  AlabamaYankee   Jan-04-06 11:04 AM   #52 
  - some people are simply not serious about building a progressive majority  Douglas Carpenter   Jan-04-06 12:33 PM   #57 
  - But the Democrats' "spending schemes" are for the benefit of  KCabotDullesMarxIII   Jan-04-06 05:47 PM   #71 
  - We do not need more religion in politics  alarimer   Jan-04-06 09:17 PM   #77 
  - hooey.  ulysses   Jan-05-06 12:04 AM   #81 
 

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