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Drinking from the Fire Hose
and trying not to drown

Date: 2017-06-14 13:07
Subject: Religion and Politics
Security: Public
Tags:politics, religion, rl
If I counted the hours, I would not be at all surprised to learn that I spend roughly twelve hours a day thinking about, or reading about, politics. A smallish percent of that is devoted to the intersection of politics and religion. Which lead to this morning's reading of A florist caught between faith and financial ruin in the Christian Science Monitor. I cannot recall ever feeling so torn between two incompatible beliefs, the belief that one has to live up to the dictates of one's own morals/religion and other being that discrimination is flat out wrong.

Eventually I remembered about those religious sermons concerning slavery and how the bible said slavery was A-Okay. Eventually the church caught up and decided that slavery was a bad thing but I don't remember how, exactly, that change took place. I wish I could because I think whatever strategy was used then will have to be re-employed to correct church thinking and teaching when it comes to marriage.

This entry was originally posted at http://mrs-sweetpeach.dreamwidth.org/936042.html.
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User: wpadmirer
Date: 2017-06-14 22:06 (UTC)
Subject: (no subject)
The basic problem is that religious beliefs ARE bigoted. People used these same beliefs to keep African Americans out of white churches, and to justify not allowing marriage between different races.

Orthodox Jewish men refuse to sit next to a strange woman on an airplane. THAT'S BIGOTRY CAUSED BY RELIGION.

Religious people have got to learn to live in a world that no longer bows to their personal beliefs, but instead recognizes and honors EVERYONE.

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