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So..... I'm bored as hell.
Let's talk about politics and religion!
Where do you stand when it comes to politics? In my early teenage years I was really liberal than I became really conservative and now I have no idea where I stand. I've been reading up on political science and I'm agreeing with libertarian Socialism(no that's not a contradiction). :roll Libertarian Socialism believe that government and corporations need to be kept in check. Citizens should have control of their country through direct democracy.

An in more recent news, does anyone here think Obama will get health care reform passed this year?

When it comes to religion I was raised a conservative Christian but as I grew older I realized that religion and the concept of God are a human creation. All of the worlds conflicts can be fixed through reason and corporation not religious fundamentalism. It doesn't matter if your faith is radical or benign, absolute faith without evidence is still dangerous.
Wow that was a mouthful, I hope I didn't offend anyone. :)
Ted Kennedy R.I.P.

http://richarddawkins.net/ "a clear thinking oasis"
 

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I am a very liberal person, and maybe it's because I grew up around so much diversity in my life. I was surrounded with all races and many cultures, it was a beautiful experience. I still have that in my life today, and it's helped shape the way I view the world, individuals, and situations. I personally support President Obama in his endeavors. All of what he is striving to achieve takes time, and he's not even been in office for a year and is getting a bad rap, it's terrible. Change isn't easy, EVER and when I see all of this ranting and raving it makes me think of kindergarten children to be quite honest. Although I do understand a lot of the outrage, being that we live in a Capitalist society, there are flaws that need straightening out. There is too much greed and corruption because of capitalism and I'm sorry I personally feel that there needs to be an injection of socialism to balance things out. As a small business owner, I don't agree with having a socialist country, but there needs to be a good dose of it to cure what's going on in the country right now... to get it back on track. I can only imagine what type of mess Bush truly left for President Obama. I'm sure that we don't know every little thing, and maybe that is part of why we don't understand some of his decisions.

As for religion, I was raised a Lutheran, but because I've had so much diversity in my life am now just a spiritual person. I don't believe in 1 God or 1 religion. I take lessons from the ones that I feel are relevant to my life and apply them. I've come to like Buddhist philosophy on life the best though!
 

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Politics and religion?

This sounds like a recipe for a calm and reasoned discussion. How could it possibly turn out badly?
 

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I'd be all forward to talking about sex, sports, beer, and gadgets.
 

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Every religion and every political position is WRONG!!! Everybody's an idiot and going to hell!!! There. :p
I disagree vehemently with your position. How could any rational person believe that? I read something in a book once which I will wrongly paraphrase here in order to make what appears to be a sound argument. In reality my points will make very little sense, say nothing of substance, but will sound impressive (just like Douglas Coupland novels).

In addition, not only are you wrong, but your opinion makes you a bad person, unworthy of respect or politeness. ;)
 

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So..... I'm bored as hell.
Let's talk about politics and religion!
Where do you stand when it comes to politics? In my early teenage years I was really liberal than I became really conservative and now I have no idea where I stand. I've been reading up on political science and I'm agreeing with libertarian Socialism(no that's not a contradiction). :roll Libertarian Socialism believe that government and corporations need to be kept in check. Citizens should have control of their country through direct democracy.

An in more recent news, does anyone here think Obama will get health care reform passed this year?

When it comes to religion I was raised a conservative Christian but as I grew older I realized that religion and the concept of God are a human creation. All of the worlds conflicts can be fixed through reason and corporation not religious fundamentalism. It doesn't matter if your faith is radical or benign, absolute faith without evidence is still dangerous.
Wow that was a mouthful, I hope I didn't offend anyone. :)
Ted Kennedy R.I.P.

http://richarddawkins.net/ "a clear thinking oasis"
Ummm...isnt this a post for society and culture?
 

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I would love to get into a political argument, but lately I have been mixing up my homophones. Arguing would be pointless. I've been having ruff, sleepless knights for a phew daze now. I mite knead a new pillow.
I think that would add a whole new level of confusion to the argument and make the misunderstandings and jumping to conclusions all that more amusing, no?
 

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I hope that America one day becomes a socialist country. I think the idea of individual responsibility gets taken too far to where it becomes a kind of mantra.

People are irresponsible, that's just human nature. Even if someone is irresponsible, society should take care of them, since no one is perfect. Advocating individual responsibility as a cure-all ignores the reality of how humans really are.
 
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