Politics!

@bekosfc (235)
India
August 7, 2010 7:04am CST
Most people, both religious and non-religious, say politics is bad and and religion and politics should never be put on the same table. Or in other words, politics and religion should have nothing to do with each other. Whereas, I for one see how politics when it is played well serve the wellbeing of mankind in bringing comfort and safety. I don't think it is a wise thing to give a blind eye to those who take those important major decision for you and me. I believe that there ought to have a healthy interaction between the two. How much each other should be allow to interact according to you in order to create a healthy loving community/nation?
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@jerikjames (1045)
• Philippines
7 Aug 10
I agree with you. There shouldn't be some kind of feud between the two of them. We all know that both politics and religion exist to govern and guide its constituents. I think the problem why they clash a lot is because they have very different uptakes and decisions on certain matters like for example abortion. Politicians deem it necessary to control the population, but the church disagrees because it's already murder. They both have relevant points, but they just can't see that. They only look at their own beliefs and not consider the other's point. I think they should sit down and compromise. Everything can be resolved in diplomatic talks if everyone knows how to listen and be considerate of each other.
@bekosfc (235)
• India
9 Aug 10
Thanks for your comments Jerik! Cheers to your statement..."They only look at their own beliefs and not consider the other's point". "I think they should sit down and compromise". I think it is a very dangerous and therefore risky and costly thing to compromise on some thing, say for instance let's compromise and agree to kill. "everything can be resolved in diplomatic talks...." Some things can be resolve through diplomatic talk....but there are also some things that diplomatic talk can not bring any solution. Feel free to write what you think though!
@Pose123 (21671)
• Canada
9 Aug 10
Hi bekosfc, I've often heard that religion and politics are two things that we shouldn't talk about as it usually leads to an argument. Both are very touchy subjects for a lot of people and some avoid it like the plaque. We should certainly take our politics seriously and listen to all sides in a debate because that's the only way that we can make an informative decision. Too many people probably look at party politics instead of the candidate because there often isn't a great deal of difference in parties. As for religion, it's okay to discuss it if we are all respectful of each others beliefs. We can tell each other about our religious beliefs or lack of them but no one should have the right to try to convert the other unless the person shows interest. Blessings.
@rappeter13 (5298)
• Romania
8 Aug 10
I think that they should not be firmly separated, because religion and politics have a great influence on our lives, so there has to be a harmony between both of them. Also a religious politician should be more concerned about people and community, and not steal everything and be so greedy, like they do I so many cases.
@meirhu (367)
• Israel
8 Aug 10
Politics is much too important to leave it in the hands of the politicians. It is a very important democratic duty to support the political party of your choice.
@sinaj292 (602)
• India
8 Aug 10
i think politics as a thing that make some people some bad business........ I don't like the politics at all......
@mac1946 (1602)
• Calgary, Alberta
7 Aug 10
In The U.S. and Canada,and other countries of the same style are already controlled in many ways by religion,almost all laws forced down our throats are religion based. In the Middle East religion is the main requirement of political office. I have very seldom met more than a handful of honest politicians,they all lie threw their teeth. Every one here seem to think allowing religious people to tell us how to live is good?nuts,open your eyes,religion is the largest cause of hatred in the world,and always will be.
@urbandekay (18314)
7 Aug 10
Someone once said, "A man cannot serve two masters..." all the best urban
@matersfish (6311)
• United States
7 Aug 10
The problem I personally have with religion shaping politics is that there are a host of religions out there, each with its own list of dos and don'ts. And any religion would leave many people out. But as far as religion and politics in general, I think the idea of religion probalby gave birth to politics. Not any type of denomination we have today, per se. But the idea that something's out there controlling man and the planet. Without that sense of someone/thing in charge in our psyche through evolution, I doubt people would have willingly submitted in the long run to any type of "government."
@sender621 (14956)
• United States
7 Aug 10
Politics and religion seem to have a difficult time co-existing. Political view are forced into religious beliefs and vice versa. It is always a constant battle of what should be allowed. Political and religious views are both vital issues that should not be ignored. There has to be a way that politics and religion can interface without causing anger or resentment on either side.