I often hear people ask why I don't just "mind my own business" regarding religious beliefs. I often hear that believers aren't harming anyone. So I offer you this..
"People's religious views inform their voting, how they raise their children, what they think is moral and immoral, what laws and legislation they pass, who they are friends and enemies with, what companies they invest in, where they donate to charities, who they approve and disapprove of, who they are willing to kill or tolerate, what crimes they are willing to commit, and which wars they are willing to fight. How could any reasonable person think that religious beliefs are insignificant."
I think we're all affected. What do you think?
Answer by jujubean1979200 at 5:30 PM on Mar. 25, 2011
Answer by LovingSAHMommy at 6:59 PM on Mar. 25, 2011
Answer by gemgem at 5:45 PM on Mar. 25, 2011
Where it perpetuates hate and prejudice, influences what's taught to our children in public schools (my local middle/high school offers a "Bible History" class, as if the stories in the Bible were accurate and true) and judgemental ideas that translate into laws for everyone, I agree. If it had no affect on the rest of the population, and if religious beliefs were indeed simply personal, it wouldn't matter to me what anyone believed or worshipped, or if they worshipped anything.
Answer by jsbenkert at 5:55 PM on Mar. 25, 2011
Answer by NotPanicking at 6:03 PM on Mar. 25, 2011
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Answer by soyousay at 6:18 PM on Mar. 25, 2011
Answer by cbk_mom3 at 7:09 PM on Mar. 25, 2011
Answer by sahmamax2 at 7:15 PM on Mar. 25, 2011
Answer by minnesotanice at 8:11 PM on Mar. 25, 2011
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