?

Log in

No account? Create an account

Previous Entry | Next Entry



Do you feel the religious right is
a threat to our political system? For example: The Moral Majority.

Yes? Why?
No? Why?
Not sure.


Playgirl's Religious Quotes For Today:

"The church that does not speak of the sins of
the last generation is in no position to speak
against the sins of this generation."
- Francis Schaeffer
Death in the City

"Measure not men by Sundays, without regarding
what they do all the week after."
- Thomas Fuller.



PLAYGIRL'S SAMBA MUSIC


Join The NRA

"The Right Of The People To Keep and
Bear Arms, Shall Not Be infringed."

Comments

( 90 comments — Leave a comment )
Page 1 of 2
<<[1] [2] >>
(Deleted comment)
playgirl
Jun. 3rd, 2007 04:43 pm (UTC)
nice
Thank you!

Well, at least you commented, and that's always nice!

Smooch!
tigron_x
Jun. 3rd, 2007 04:23 pm (UTC)
OK, I'm confused here. Are you refering to a religious right... like there's a religious left as well? Or are you refering to freedom of religion?
playgirl
Jun. 3rd, 2007 04:41 pm (UTC)
Freedom of religion? No.
Now you've got me confused! :o)

Freedom of religion? No.

I'm referring to the religious right only.
(no subject) - playgirl - Jun. 3rd, 2007 04:57 pm (UTC) - Expand
(no subject) - tigron_x - Jun. 3rd, 2007 06:58 pm (UTC) - Expand
(no subject) - prader - Jun. 3rd, 2007 08:10 pm (UTC) - Expand
(no subject) - tigron_x - Jun. 3rd, 2007 08:54 pm (UTC) - Expand
(no subject) - (Anonymous) - Jun. 4th, 2007 03:40 am (UTC) - Expand
(no subject) - prader - Jun. 4th, 2007 03:40 am (UTC) - Expand
(no subject) - tigron_x - Jun. 4th, 2007 03:58 am (UTC) - Expand
(no subject) - prader - Jun. 4th, 2007 04:03 am (UTC) - Expand
(no subject) - moon_shine - Jun. 3rd, 2007 08:25 pm (UTC) - Expand
(no subject) - tigron_x - Jun. 3rd, 2007 09:23 pm (UTC) - Expand
(no subject) - moon_shine - Jun. 4th, 2007 07:04 am (UTC) - Expand
(no subject) - tigron_x - Jun. 4th, 2007 01:05 pm (UTC) - Expand
(no subject) - moon_shine - Jun. 4th, 2007 06:25 pm (UTC) - Expand
(no subject) - tigron_x - Jun. 4th, 2007 07:27 pm (UTC) - Expand
mehen
Jun. 3rd, 2007 04:34 pm (UTC)
I'm worshipping thighs at the moment and if that's a threat to our political system so be it;)

Seriously, No I don't think religion is a threat. It's only one of many groups with there own agenda.
playgirl
Jun. 8th, 2007 04:00 am (UTC)
Thank you for your reply. I always welcome them from you!
prader
Jun. 3rd, 2007 04:53 pm (UTC)
No... and yes... sort of.

No, because the "religious right" is made up of people who have just as much of a say in how government functions as the "amoral left."

Yes, because of the true threats to the Liberty guaranteed by constitution of our Republican form of government, I view any group attempting to use gov't as mechanism to force the adoption of its values/mores/etc. or to enrich itself at the expense of the labor of others as particularly repugnant.

From this perspective I view the attempts by the religious right to legislate morality as equally threatening as, for example, the gov't funded educational system being used to promote a pro-homosexual agenda. Maybe homosexuality is perfectly acceptable, maybe it isn't, but either way I, as the father of my children, reserve the right to address the issue with them because I am vehemently opposed to the notion that government knows better how to raise my children than I do. I say all this as a Christian who, surprisingly enough, believes that homosexuals ought to have the same right under our form of gov't to pursue their own brand of happiness together as we heterosexuals enjoy due to my belief that gov't, rather than taking a pro- or anti- stance on religious issues, ought to more properly stand mute.

Welfare, corporate or private, is another good example of a threat to our system of government.
astrixas
Jun. 3rd, 2007 04:54 pm (UTC)
A Theocracy is a bad idea. Take a look at Iran, or the religious Taliban rule in Afghanistan. People are trying to turn this country into a Theocracy.
playgirl
Jun. 8th, 2007 04:02 am (UTC)
Thank you astrixas for your thoughts on this topic. They are always most welcomed!
dlanor
Jun. 3rd, 2007 05:14 pm (UTC)
No I do not think they are a threat to the system.

More of a threat to the rights of the people. Those who want to impose their twisted will on you and me no matter what the reason, that is not right.

Nice legs. hmmmmmmm
jasonecaesar
Jun. 3rd, 2007 05:24 pm (UTC)
Unfortunately, the RR is a threat.
But I am in a rush, so I will have to explain later.
darkphoenixrisn
Jun. 3rd, 2007 05:40 pm (UTC)
I call them the American Taliban, because that's precisely what they are, extremists who think their religious beliefs should be the law of the land.

And, nice legs!
(Deleted comment)
(no subject) - darkphoenixrisn - Jun. 4th, 2007 01:37 am (UTC) - Expand
(Deleted comment)
(no subject) - darkphoenixrisn - Jun. 4th, 2007 02:22 am (UTC) - Expand
(Deleted comment)
(no subject) - darkphoenixrisn - Jun. 4th, 2007 04:53 am (UTC) - Expand
(Deleted comment)
(no subject) - darkphoenixrisn - Jun. 5th, 2007 11:44 pm (UTC) - Expand
(Deleted comment)
(no subject) - darkphoenixrisn - Jun. 8th, 2007 02:48 am (UTC) - Expand
(Deleted comment)
(no subject) - darkphoenixrisn - Jun. 8th, 2007 02:50 am (UTC) - Expand
ayoub
Jun. 3rd, 2007 05:49 pm (UTC)
YES!!!!

Oh, there's a question? Ok...

Yes, because religion and politics do not belong together if we want a democratic society. We can elect a leader, but can we elect a God? But then, it worked for the ancient egyptian... and so did slavery...
tomcatshanger
Jun. 4th, 2007 03:42 am (UTC)
I've always wondered how religious folks are supposed to separate their religion from their politics. I'm fairly sure the religious have their morals shaped by their religion. If they don't let their morals into their politics, what's the point?

And we all should have learned in High School that we live in a representative republic that respects the rights of the individual, not a democracy that respects the rights of the majority over the rights of the individual.

As for the religious right, I don't know. The fuddies are the folks who help fuck up the air waves and want more proper behavior and such, but it sure seems like it's the collectivist left who pushes all of their "it's for the children" restrictions on the rest of our life down our throats.
(no subject) - davev1968 - Jun. 4th, 2007 12:49 pm (UTC) - Expand
(no subject) - tomcatshanger - Jun. 4th, 2007 01:16 pm (UTC) - Expand
(Deleted comment)
prader
Jun. 3rd, 2007 06:39 pm (UTC)
Re: I'm probably wasting my time here but
Actually, in an odd way, your comment reminded me of an opinion that's been gaining momentum in my own mind over the past few years. Christians often claim something to the effect of "This is a Christian nation, founded by Christians for Christians." Outside of being a patently historically false claim, even as a Christian myself, I have to wonder... do we really want to claim this nation as being representative of Christ-like values? Seriously? And I'm not even thinking about such issues as abortion, violence, sex, etc. so much as the most basic foundational Christian tenet (other than, of course, a belief in Christ as God's son) of service to others. I say we, as a nation, fall so far short of personifying that fundamental component of Christianity that claiming this nation as a Christian one is not only factually erroneous, but absurd.
(Deleted comment)
(no subject) - prader - Jun. 3rd, 2007 07:38 pm (UTC) - Expand
(Deleted comment)
(no subject) - tigron_x - Jun. 3rd, 2007 10:04 pm (UTC) - Expand
(no subject) - (Anonymous) - Jun. 4th, 2007 03:56 am (UTC) - Expand
(Deleted comment)
(no subject) - prader - Jun. 4th, 2007 05:01 am (UTC) - Expand
(no subject) - prader - Jun. 4th, 2007 03:59 am (UTC) - Expand
(no subject) - tigron_x - Jun. 4th, 2007 04:16 am (UTC) - Expand
(no subject) - prader - Jun. 4th, 2007 05:04 am (UTC) - Expand
Re: I'm probably wasting my time here but - tigron_x - Jun. 3rd, 2007 07:18 pm (UTC) - Expand
(Deleted comment)
Re: I'm probably wasting my time here but - tigron_x - Jun. 3rd, 2007 07:25 pm (UTC) - Expand
Re: I'm probably wasting my time here but - davev1968 - Jun. 4th, 2007 12:44 pm (UTC) - Expand
Re: I'm probably wasting my time here but - playgirl - Jun. 8th, 2007 04:05 am (UTC) - Expand
moon_shine
Jun. 3rd, 2007 06:17 pm (UTC)
Legs from Heaven!
the religious right is a threat to our political system? it is what is wrong with our Political system in the first place!!!

now come over here and wrap you beautiful legs around me Sunshine!!!=o)

Love You!!
warpedpuppy
Jun. 3rd, 2007 07:23 pm (UTC)
nice legs.

ironic how so many things that we built the country on are now considering obsolete. I don't think religion has no place in politics, just the fuckwits who keep trying to hijack the country with it.
davev1968
Jun. 4th, 2007 12:36 pm (UTC)
This country was not built on religion. It was, in fact, founded by people seeking to escape a state sponsored religion being foisted on them.
(no subject) - warpedpuppy - Jun. 4th, 2007 01:00 pm (UTC) - Expand
(no subject) - playgirl - Jun. 8th, 2007 04:08 am (UTC) - Expand
fourcorners
Jun. 3rd, 2007 08:40 pm (UTC)
Great legs

Hell yes I feel the religious right is a threat to our political system. We have many needs in this country, many problems that need addressing. We need smart, capable people to accomplish them. But because this is such a stupid country, a political candidate has to be a religious person first, politician second, and if someone isn't religious enough, they don't stand a chance at getting elected. What kind of moronic overview is that? Really, why is religion such a hot button when the president we have now is the worst one ever, and he's a deeply religious guy?

The religious right want to take away certain freedoms that they deem to be too sinful. Tv and radio programs need to be unduly censored, with nothing too smutty on them. There's talk to censor cable tv and the internet. Strip club limitations are being imposed in many areas. And more. More power given to the religious right means more control over our lives, to 'protect us from sin' or other bullshit. Given time and power, birth control will be regulated.

Further social limitations: gay marriage will only get more illegitimate. I don't see what business the government has in controlling who people love and want to spend their lives with, but the religious right want to butt into our business.

And lastly, the religious right, given more power, will only set society back. More fight given to intellectual design, more control over how evolution is taught, more teaching of abstinence-only education. Our kids are already growing up stupider due to No Child Left Behind. Do we really need them completely at a disadvantage in life?

tigron_x
Jun. 3rd, 2007 09:53 pm (UTC)
Everyone has a religion. And Bush is just another puppet to the system. He is only a representation of the ignorance of the people; regardless if you voted for him or not because all the other candidates that were spoon fed to the people weren't any better.

And government controlled schooling is the problem to the education of children as our school system is catered towards producing children for the global work force instead of is giving them an actual academic education.

"Further social limitations: gay marriage will only get more illegitimate. I don't see what business the government has in controlling who people love and want to spend their lives with, but the religious right want to butt into our business."

They don't. You can love who ever you want. The government's ruling on gay marriage hasn't split up a single gay couple in this nation. All the ruling did was deny gay couples tax benefits or other economical benefits.

(no subject) - fourcorners - Jun. 3rd, 2007 10:51 pm (UTC) - Expand
(no subject) - tigron_x - Jun. 3rd, 2007 11:36 pm (UTC) - Expand
manoman
Jun. 3rd, 2007 10:32 pm (UTC)
Not sure. My major concern is that many in the religious right are so focused on their religion that they don't really look at many of the important issues of our time in a balanced way. Plus, they will follow anyone who says they are a Born-again Christian without considering what the person says or does.
playgirl
Jun. 8th, 2007 04:12 am (UTC)
I always look forward to your comments to my questions! Thank you for sharing your thoughts on this one!
daddy
Jun. 4th, 2007 03:01 am (UTC)
littleone, I will not get into the mud slinging, but if you read what is being said here it speaks for itself. Who is attacking who??

daddy
Jun. 4th, 2007 03:03 am (UTC)
The so called religious right or moral majority was demonized by the liberal left long ago because instead of jumping up and screaming at the top of their voices they were quiet and expressed their beliefs with votes. They want the freedom that we all share to live the way they believe in something the left does not want them to have some times.

this damn DDOS is pissing me off - daddy - Jun. 4th, 2007 03:23 am (UTC) - Expand
(no subject) - davev1968 - Jun. 4th, 2007 12:34 pm (UTC) - Expand
(no subject) - moon_shine - Jun. 4th, 2007 06:30 pm (UTC) - Expand
(no subject) - daddy - Jun. 4th, 2007 10:27 pm (UTC) - Expand
(no subject) - davev1968 - Jun. 5th, 2007 12:38 pm (UTC) - Expand
(no subject) - daddy - Jun. 5th, 2007 05:13 pm (UTC) - Expand
Page 1 of 2
<<[1] [2] >>
( 90 comments — Leave a comment )

Latest Month

May 2015
S M T W T F S
     12
3456789
10111213141516
17181920212223
24252627282930
31      

Tags

Powered by LiveJournal.com