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post #276 of (permalink) Old 05-16-2019, 05:40 PM
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Originally Posted by atllaw View Post
Feel free to tell me if you believe that I'm wrong, but I think, as if anyone cares what I think, that:
if your faith dictates your moral compass,
and your moral compass dictates your belief, then
your response to a question about your belief will reflect your faith.

Some people may feel the need to respond to a question by quoting chapter and verse. Thereby introducing religion into a non-religion topic.

To avoid this and present a precise, and acceptable, response to a question, one could search the verse for its moral foundation/teaching point. This is the actual basis for your belief.

'course, I didn't say it would be easy...

I wouldn’t say that I disagree. I believe that my religious beliefs inform my political beliefs but don’t define them. Holding that understanding I still acknowledge that there are people who express no faith whatsoever or who are of a different faith who have the same political views that I have. Many, maybe a majority of political issues have nothing to do with faith. Most if not all religious issues have nothing to do with politics.

I know a Jewish lesbian. We have much in common politically. Not because of shared lifestyle or shared religious views. Religious beliefs have never entered our political conversation.

The idea of politics and religion in American is skewed in my opinion. A good argument can be made that religion has become politics and politics religion for many. I view the two as separate even though one can influence the other.

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