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MarkCharles Donating Member (932 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Dec-10-11 05:37 PM
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Why would religious believers have so much of a problem with non-believers? Politics!
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Edited on Sat Dec-10-11 06:01 PM by MarkCharles
If people who believe in a supernatural "creator" or "lord" or "God", or force find themselves in a most comfortable place because of their beliefs, why would they find the need to dishonor or disgrace or even to challenge those who have not arrived at their level of belief?

Simple: the same applies to people who are liberal Democrats, who find a problem with Republicans. RIGHT?

Or do I have that backwards? Don't Republicans have more of a problem with logical thinking empathetic Democrats trying to get youth and elderly and minority Americans to vote? Don't Republicans find it more of a problem for people to be thinking freely and skeptically about the banks, the insurance companies, the major "believers" in capitalism?

Democrats, at the end of the day, can go to sleep, knowing that they stand on a solid ground, have evidence for their political persuasions, have more facts and history on their side. Republicans tend to want to believe in their own mythology, rich people deserve to be rich because rich people said so.

Republicans, in their fearful frenzy, work to restrict the rights of some Americans to vote, work to stalemate a Congress when the economic fate of the world depends upon more Americans becoming employed consumers. Republicans want to stick their monkey-wrench in the works, want to stop their supporters from hearing the whole story.

Now let's look at religious believers, where do THEY want to stop science? Where do THEY get all their panties in a wad when we discuss the astrophysical probability of how the Universe came about? Where do many of these believers spend their lives trying to censor the scientific concepts of evolution? Where do some of these religious believers actually show up with placards, (or worse, with guns) trying to inhibit a woman's right to control her own body? We don't see atheists lining up in abortion protests. We don't see atheists insisting that their ideas be part of high school teaching. We don't see atheists insisting that teens be kept out of the morning after pill buying line. The only folks in favor of censorship, in favor of restriction of rights, in favor of limiting freedom of thought and expression... the only ones we see there are the religious believers.

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