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defendandprotect Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Aug-13-11 09:14 PM
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252. Do you not understand "Separation of Church & State" ... ?
Edited on Sat Aug-13-11 09:18 PM by defendandprotect
It is our guarantee of the highest privilege any citizen can have -- i.e., freedom

of conscience --

It is our guarantee of freedom of thought, our guarantee of the right to personal

conscience -- free will --

And, yes, whether or not to believe in a "god" is a personal choice!

There is no universal mandate that says you have to believe in a "god" -- and our

Constitution protects you from any such dictate from any church!

And you honestly have thought that your ONLY choice was which religion to belong to?

Wow!! :eyes:

True human spirituality enemates from within -- it has nothing to do with a "god" or "gods" --

and certainly NOTHING to do with male-supremacist religion --

It's the basis of who we are as people --

Everything we do begins first on a spiritual level -- how we think about the world --

Our desire to be free from dictates -- "equality for all" --

: ) Okay the last two lines are just kind of kidding but really point out the absurdity of us despising each other because we do not think or believe in the same way.

Agree -- but unfortunately if you are at all familiar with the history of organized patriarchal

religion you will note that it has many enemies from the beginning of its time --

Women, Jews, Homosexuals -- African Americans -- Pagans - Atheists --

And male-supremacist religions have for 2,000 years preached intolerance and hatred for those

groups --

Religion is the invention of patriarchy -- and a tool of capitalism

PATRIARCHY -- and its underpinning =

ORGANIZED PATRIARCHAL RELIGION -- and its economic invention =



You might also reflect on "Man's Dominion Over Nature" and "Manifest Destiny" which are

the licenses granted to elites by religion to exploit nature, natural resources, animal

life -- and even other human beings according to various myths of "inferiority."

It is responsible for concepts of exploitation -- especially by capitalists -- which have

give us such destruction of nature as to have caused Global Warming.

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