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    Religion: Does It Matter In Politics

    Romney is a Mormon. Obama is a Muslim, no, he's a Christian. My question is: does it even matter?

    That's what I'm asking you guys. It came up in a conversation with a friend the other day. Does your opinion of politicians base itself, even in part, on their religion?

    Me personally, it's a no. I'd vote for a Satanist if I agreed with his policies.


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    No, religion should hold no place outside the places they are practiced..and their views shouldn't be forced on others. I don't care what anyone believes in, they have that right..just don't let it affect your job.

    If the religion starts to affect their policies however..that's when you have a problem.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Dave-The-Rave View Post
    No, religion should hold no place outside the places they are practiced..and there views shouldn't be forced on others.

    If the religion starts to affect their policies however..that's when you have a problem.
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    I don't care what religion a person is as long as it doesn't affect his decision after he is elected. Now am I more compelled to vote for a Catholic, over a satanist if there policies are near the same? Probably.

    Religion has no business being in Government, because government should be run as a business, not a charity house.
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    This thread will probably get locked. The rules state that no religious topics are allowed.
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    No. Religion does not belong in politics anymore than it needs to be. Time and time again it has shown to be negative and counterproductive.

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    Quote Originally Posted by The Black Wolf View Post
    This thread will probably get locked. The rules state that no religious topics are allowed.
    Allowances have been made as long as it stays civil. And this isn't really about religion, as much as it is why religion should not be in government.
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    Quote Originally Posted by -Kwesnoth- View Post
    I don't care what religion a person is as long as it doesn't affect his decision after he is elected. Now am I more compelled to vote for a Catholic, over a satanist if there policies are near the same? Probably.

    Religion has no business being in Government, because government should be run as a business, not a charity house.
    You see in that case I would probably vote for the satanist..just for the lulz. (That is if the policies were the same).
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    It is, one way or another. I think religion should not be a big part of any government affairs, but that's a bit unrealistic. So you have to deal with the hand you're given.

    Ideally, a secular government that recognizes the importance of "God" to its people and allows them to conduct their own religious affairs with as little interference as possible would be perfect. US tried to be this way at first, but has since regressed over the decades.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Vulgotha View Post
    It is, one way or another. I think religion should not be a big part of any government affairs, but that's a bit unrealistic. So you have to deal with the hand you're given.

    Ideally, a secular government that recognizes the importance of "God" to its people and allows them to conduct their own religious affairs with as little interference as possible would be perfect. US tried to be this way at first, but has since regressed over the decades.
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