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Response to 2naSalit (Reply #2)

Tue Jan 14, 2020, 04:48 PM

5. Putting them all...

With all due respect, even though I am not religious, I have studied religion and related topics for a while. Over the course of many years, I have also met very intelligent, practical and even science supporting people who were religious.

From that, I can say that not all religions, or people who practice them, are the same, nor do they have to do with wide spread abuse, and they get very little attention, so I can't blame anyone who has a bias and tends to disparage religion as a whole. Cults are also another matter and, often, deserve the admonishments they get when it comes to sexual, physical or mental abuse.

My point is that focusing on religion primarily belies the underlying problems of the behaviors we see, (and then get associated only with x) exhibited which are, frankly, human behaviors and occur in all kinds of situations in secular environments.

Out of respect for the kind, intelligent and beneficial members of our society and party that are religious, (and don't even proselytize) I don't lump sum the issue and keep a check on my own biases in this matter. We Democrats can truly live under the same, secular umbrella when that is honored and understood. I think that might be rather difficult, (and insulting) if blatant, public denigration of people's beliefs and faith is treated with insensitivity and knee-jerk prejudices. I would hope that all who respect pluralism would be welcome.

I guess it would be easier to empathize with that if you imagined yourself thinking as you do now, but also having a faith, practice or religion and how it would feel when people put you in a narrow and negative frame.

Thanks for your comments.

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