04 Mar 2012 04:50
church and state and abortion
so, with the upcoming election, there have been many speeches made and many issues tackled. From what i am hearing and seeing, it seems as though the gap between church and state is getting smaller by the month. the republican party is fueled too much by religion.
Cases like this show how close politics is coming to incorporating religious beliefs into law. for pro-lifers, this case has nothing to do with the rape, but the conception of life. i am sorry but unless you were the one who was raped, it is none of your business and you have no right to tell that woman that she needs to have the baby. Women received a right to choose a long time ago, so social stigmas against abortion should be dwindling as we grow as a society, but religion holds that back, making women think that if they get an abortion is an evil thing. but for some people, it is the better choice when one considers finances and quality of life. not everyone is meant to be a parent.
anyways, the problem with using religious ideals in politics is that the united states is not a religious country. only a percentage is religious, and in that percentage lay many forms of religion. you cannot run a country based on ideals that only part of the country believe in.
Nothing is wrong with religion, by all mans worship. but it has no place in government. not on this side of the planet, and not in this day and age.
04 Mar 2012 06:21
> Nothing is wrong with religion, by all mans worship. but
Why, because there is a larger none religious population? Or some
other reason perhaps?
04 Mar 2012 06:50
No. Because there is a larger mixed and non-religious population combined. most people don't agree with all of the religious beliefs of a faith that isn't theirs, just as most religious people wont agree with the all of the beliefs of non-religious people.
04 Mar 2012 06:55
Well there you have it, politics is made up from none religious beliefs so
its hardly fair when you look at it like that now is it?
04 Mar 2012 07:14
I read this yesterday.. http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-us-canada-17248737...it made me very very angry. >:(
04 Mar 2012 07:18
because it isn't about religion. government is supposed to run on what is right for the community as a whole. It is supposed to be about being fair and being just, it is about running the machine of everyday life so that people can try to live prosperous lives. government is supposed to have the morals of what is right for mankind from a logical, moral, and scientific standpoint. their job is supposed to be to keep us safe, and contributing to our economy so that we can keep going as people, and as a country. some of those values are found in religion. Just because something isn't religious, doesn't mean that it doesn't have morals. forget the scandals and corporate input, when you get down to it, this is what government does for us. it manages a large group of people so they don't completely self destruct.
04 Mar 2012 07:44
makes me angry too. it seems like a no-brainer to me that contraceptives would always be covered under health plans. the pill is prescribed to women for a few reasons other than birth control. i find it strange that all plans seem to cover Viagra, yet there is controversy over women using contraception. I am sort of surprised the they actually got church affiliated institutions to change their rule on the matter, i didn't think that it would happen. i bet they are very angry indeed.
04 Mar 2012 08:27
> than birth control. i find it strange that all plans seem
My sister is prescribed Viagra for a heart-lung condition - so it has more than one application as well.
05 Mar 2012 00:18
05 Mar 2012 02:21
One could well argue that it is wrong to ask
political decisions are not only based on voting, or on
And as for your views on abortion, i disagree as well.
As a pointed out science however would lead us to
intellectual dishonesty? sometimes it is better for both
05 Mar 2012 02:52
05 Mar 2012 02:58
Just out of curiosity...
...do you have any children?
05 Mar 2012 03:02
05 Mar 2012 03:09
Thanks for the reply
05 Mar 2012 03:10
05 Mar 2012 03:13
Why didn't/don't you get married and have some then, since you seem to love children?
05 Mar 2012 03:15