Religion and Politics:A Battleground?

India
March 9, 2010 1:31pm CST
Who doesn't believe in superior force? as Einstein once said,''Try and penetrate with our limited means the secret of nature and you will find that , behind all the discernible concatenations, there remains something subtle,intangible and inexplicable .Veneration for this force beyond anything that we can comprehend is my religion.To that extent I am, in point of fact, religious.'' Religion is not idol worshipping , rituals or ceremonies.It is infact, a reseaon for righteousness, for doing good and leading an honest life.So it can be said that religion instills a certain fear of penalty and punishment if the person strays from the right path .However .i do believ that each one is entiled to their own interpretation of religion.Thus wanting to do so, I sadly that it brings religion under the abit of superstition. But these there are great efforts to politization of religions.. what is your say..
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@gewcew23 (8012)
• United States
9 Mar 10
Nothing good has come out of merging religion and politics. First of all those two are combustible by themselves, but put them together. Second of all, all we have to do is look through history to see the horrible failure of mixing religion and politics. Look at Europe with the wars between Protestants countries and Roman Catholic countries. Look at the Middle East still today. Pakistan and India's problem can be boiled down to religion and politics. In Missouri their Governor Boggs back in 1838 tried to annihilate the Mormon faith with the Extermination Order. Even the USA's support for the state of Israel is rooted in religion.
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@dorannmwin (36608)
• United States
11 Mar 10
As far as religion goes, I believe that all people are religious if they believe in a power that is higher than themselves. I would never be the kind of person that was involved in religious wars because I think that is a sign of not being a true believer in anything. I also think that politics and religion should always be kept completely separate from one another because I've never observed anything good that has come from merging the two together.