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Posted by ravencalling in General Discussion (1/22-2007 thru 12/14/2010)
Sun Dec 21st 2008, 11:56 AM
I am in total agreement with the anger regarding Warren from not just one perspective but two. The first has to do with the inclusion of Warren because of his views, but the second and more important is the legitimization of religious dogma that purely from it's own beliefs seeks to remove basic human rights from a group of people, whether this is the gay community or women or people who's religious views do not agree with the dogma in question.

I've had enough of the rabid family values evangelists having any hand in the shaping of our country's policies. As an agnostic, it riles me that we would choose to include the greatest of all evils, or that we even are forced to choose at all.

There is no benefit in allowing a voice at the national table to those who would destroy this country's values, science and any chance at winning our seat at the world table of enlightenment, if there is such a thing.

Bottom line. The views are not legitimate. Period. If I am involved in a religion whose belief system states that another human being is less worthy of rights then I am, and I claim my belief system to include an all powerful, perfect, infinite God, immediately my views become logically, scientifically and religiously invalid.

ANY concept of an infinite GOD that then goes on to direct man in a less then perfect way is no longer perfect. It then is nothing more then the imperfect mental construct of man the animal that can be explained at a baser level if one reviews the societal behaviors of our cousin primates. Granted, it is on a smaller scale, but it is always about power seeking to keep power by ensuring others have less power.

To those who do believe in GOD and wish to validate their faith, this is not the way to do it. Doing so makes it s clan belief, for your own clan. And if the objective does not lead to enlightenment for all then it's objective has more in common with the objective of war in the name of keeping your own clan powerful. To that end, it does not have any right to call itself spiritual in any way and by believing in clan dogma, neither do those who accept it.

Any prayer to GOD that has as it's basis the wish of one group of people to have power and more rights then another group of people, is an insult to the very concept of GOD and should be looked upon as blasphemy in that it demeans the very concept.









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