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Re: Religion.jpg
« Reply #15 on: December 16, 2016, 12:42:40 AM »
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Re: Religion.jpg
« Reply #16 on: December 16, 2016, 05:24:50 AM »
are you even allowed to take pictures in side the Kaaba?

That was my question as well, that's how I stumbled across this one. }|:op
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Re: Religion.jpg
« Reply #17 on: December 23, 2016, 02:44:29 PM »


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Re: Religion.jpg
« Reply #21 on: February 27, 2017, 08:14:06 PM »


Thought I was in the politics.jpg thread. Talk about confusion.

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Re: Religion.jpg
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Re: Religion.jpg
« Reply #23 on: February 28, 2017, 01:59:06 PM »
Thought I was in the politics.jpg thread. Talk about confusion.

Just started on politics.jpg last night, and I'm about half-way through. Around the quarter point, it—meaning the text arguments mostly—was arguably more about religion than politics.

Another way to say that is that politics is a superset of religion.

Is it like some kind of gnosis—or "coming to Jesus moment"—when people find out what Left/Right and liberal/conservative actually mean?

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Re: Religion.jpg
« Reply #24 on: February 28, 2017, 05:10:47 PM »
I think they have overlapping characteristics (since they both deal with beliefs, norms, and values), and there are some political religions, and some religious politics, but I wouldn't call politics a superset of religion, since not everything about religions is political.
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Re: Religion.jpg
« Reply #25 on: February 28, 2017, 06:53:45 PM »
I think they have overlapping characteristics (since they both deal with beliefs, norms, and values), and there are some political religions, and some religious politics, but I wouldn't call politics a superset of religion, since not everything about religions is political.

Religions cross over into politics in several ways:

1. The current crop of evangelical "dominionist" believers, who believe that "Christian" moral codes (usually sex-related) must be enforced politically.
2. The mainstream Christian social justice believers (also traditional black churches) who see a political imperative on poverty and peace issues.
3. On the other extreme, some churches have insisted that political entities keep out of their churches, e.g. Amish and native American religions.
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Re: Religion.jpg
« Reply #26 on: March 02, 2017, 06:18:14 AM »
Religions only don't cross over into politics if secularism is absolute. If religion is ever an argument for or against a policy, or for circumventing rules and laws, then it is political.

I don't think allowing religions tax exemption based on religiosity is secularism, I think that's catering to religion. They could be tax exempt for other reasons, and they don't need to have their religion validated by the government.

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Re: Religion.jpg
« Reply #27 on: March 02, 2017, 07:44:20 AM »
Religion informs a person ethics / philosophy
Non-Religion informs your  ethics / philosophy as well.
Ultimately, I think it is impossible to separate them completely.
I do agree that Churches should probably simply not be tax exempt however.
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Re: Religion.jpg
« Reply #28 on: March 02, 2017, 08:01:55 AM »
Taken from politics.jpg:




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