Politicians should not be religious.
According to ancient texts, and common sense for that matter, one cannot serve two masters.
Politicians who claim guidance from God should not serve as politicians because they cannot serve without bias towards the tenets of their beliefs. Iran gives us an extreme example in Mahmoud Ahmadinejad. While he is elected to represent the entire populace of Iran, all his decisions, thoughts, prejudices and promises are filtered through his Islamic belief system. Therefore, he cannot fairly and honestly represent those whose belief system differs from his. That conclusion is crystal clear to me.
As it applies to America, how can we expect the religious to fairly represent those who don’t abide by the same belief system of the politicians? There should be a separation of church and state in our country, but there is not. “We the People” demand that our politicians agree with our religious principles. Some current examples include the abortion issue, gay rights, the death penalty and “social justice”.
In practice, religion and ideology are the same thing – in my view. Religion is meant to focus on getting closer to God in a spiritual sense, but in reality is seems to focus on dictating life on earth. If that’s true, it is ideology.
I take full responsibility for my own opinions, comments and slurs against asshats. I'm just another guy with just another opinion. Although, I may be turning into my father who my mother always said was 'the world's foremost authority."
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