I am intentionally posting this twice and intentionally posting it in P&CE and in RD, because it pertains specifically to those two areas and the way politics and religion are intertwined - this is not about cafemom or individual personalities, but about the idealogies behind the two areas of debate.
When subjects come up that involve morality or religion, why is it the Christians who post in the P&CE section seem to have a very different view of their faith than those who participate in the RD section? It's clearly demonstrated when a question is recategorized from one section to the other. Do politics directly influence one's interpretation of their faith? Do they even take the place of someone's religion? Even when there's a similar core group of people involved in both sections, why is it one is more intolerant than the other?Answer Question
Answer by mustbeGRACE at 1:29 PM on Dec. 31, 2010
Don't know. I don't much bother with the religion section. I see no point for me. I am a relativist when it comes to religion unless you are killing people in the name of it.
Answer by Carpy at 1:32 PM on Dec. 31, 2010
Answer by mustbeGRACE at 1:44 PM on Dec. 31, 2010
Answer by mustbeGRACE at 1:48 PM on Dec. 31, 2010
I think there is a faction of politicians (from both sides of the two-party isle) that have managed to commingle religion and politics. Not necessarily Christianity/Catholicism with politics, but they exploit the religious in order to gain their own "discipleship." I C/P'd this from a poster on the RD forum.
ITA, particularly with the highlighted portion. For many, religion can offer a clarity and rock in the face of everyday situations and problems; a temporary safe haven from whatever haunts. Religion can hold fears at bay. Manipulation and persuasion (politics) can be added to the equation with this perfect audience. Of course, only my opinion.
Answer by Sisteract at 1:49 PM on Dec. 31, 2010
NP- ITA^. In light of the fact that there are so many denominations of Christianity that each believe and accept varying religious dogmas, this assertion is ridiculous. How many people are knowing of all tenets of each denomination?
Answer by Sisteract at 1:59 PM on Dec. 31, 2010
I cant spend time in the RD section for any length of time. The abject hate and meaness spewed towards "ALL" Christians makes me crazy. The way the hypocrites lump ALL Christians together while in the next breath yelling not all Muslim people, Jewish people, ect are ALL the same is just hard to take over and over and over :/ As for ME MYSELF as a Christian I am more of a I dont believe there is one way to the end game kind of person but I am conservative in my views. I am thinking the the RD section is frequented MOST by the extremes of ALL religions. Whereas The politics section is frequented by the extremes of POLITICS and not so extreme in the religion. KWIM?
Answer by momof030404 at 2:21 PM on Dec. 31, 2010
Answer by mustbeGRACE at 2:21 PM on Dec. 31, 2010
Next question overall
I dont get this BUMPING questions or whatever....someonne please explain please