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  • Religion does have it's own place in politics.

    Religion should play a role on the political scene and does have a place. Sadly these days it is put on the back burner and turned off. People long forget that our country was founded in an image of god. The reason that politics are so corrupt these days is because of a lack of religion. With out religion one losses his sense of morals and values and sins at will without discretion, without fear of consequence or what is right. Without religion, money, power, and greed become the driving forces, all of which represent everything that is evil and corrupt. Religion does and needs to be brought back to the political scene all of which has long since become an act of smoke and mirrors.

  • Religion is in Politics Whether You Like It or Not

    Religion is everywhere and politics is no exception. Many politicians speak openly about their religion and you see many people that work in politics reference religion a lot. You see "In God We Trust" printed on the US currency and we also touch a bible when we swear ourselves under oath in court. Religion is very much in politics and it is here to stay. To get rid of it, you would have to get rid of religion all together and that is not happening any time soon.

  • United States Of America

    Hi, I am 14 years old. I am a Christian, clearly a young person who is not as smart as everyone else who is debating on this matter, but thats not the point. Since I was 12, i was so discombobulated about what was happening in the political world, but now that i know how to study and research I quickly began to realize that this has gone so far astray from what it was when it was created.You see, this country was given to the us form the Lord, we were blessed, and trusted with his creation. This country was founded on Christianity, by Christian men. And listen, that does not mean there shouldnt be for freedom of religion, because that was the main reason for this country, for freedom, but Athiest, Buddists, anyone, this country is falling down, and it is all in Gods plan, but this is all just a test, Christians believe that someday there will be a rapture when god will take up all of his people in an instant, and if you think things are bad now, wait until your on earth, when all hell breaks loose for 7 years.
    That was away from my point, sorry, i got carried away...
    The majority of the countrys decisions were maade by what the CHRISTIAN PEOPLE THOUGHT WOULD BE BEST... THEY PRAYED AND TALKED TO THE LORD...LISTEN TO ME PEOPLE. THE DECIONS MADE IN THIS COUNTRY BY CHRISTIAN MEN AND WOMEN ARE OF GOD, AND ARE RIGHT!!
    _MIC_DROP_

  • United States Of America

    Hi, I am 14 years old. I am a Christian, clearly a young person who is not as smart as everyone else who is debating on this matter, but thats not the point. Since I was 12, i was so discombobulated about what was happening in the political world, but now that i know how to study and research I quickly began to realize that this has gone so far astray from what it was when it was created.You see, this country was given to the us form the Lord, we were blessed, and trusted with his creation. This country was founded on Christianity, by Christian men. And listen, that does not mean there shouldnt be for freedom of religion, because that was the main reason for this country, for freedom, but Athiest, Buddists, anyone, this country is falling down, and it is all in Gods plan, but this is all just a test, Christians believe that someday there will be a rapture when god will take up all of his people in an instant, and if you think things are bad now, wait until your on earth, when all hell breaks loose for 7 years.
    That was away from my point, sorry, i got carried away...
    The majority of the countrys decisions were maade by what the CHRISTIAN PEOPLE THOUGHT WOULD BE BEST... THEY PRAYED AND TALKED TO THE LORD...LISTEN TO ME PEOPLE. THE DECIONS MADE IN THIS COUNTRY BY CHRISTIAN MEN AND WOMEN ARE OF GOD, AND ARE RIGHT!!
    _MIC_DROP_

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  • Yes, Religion has a place in Politics.

    But only in certain cases. After the turmoil of the Arab Spring, Democracy and Law had to be restored. This was only made possible in the Muslim World by close work with Religion, as the role of Islamic Law was closely linked, in the minds of the people, with Social Justice, and therefore Democracy and the opposition of Authoritarian Regimes.
    "It's difficult to dissociate religion from the law when religion has a prominent place amongst the constituency." *
    "Islam will be central to the construction of these democracies because it is central to the lives of the people for whom the democracies are being constructed."*
    From this we can draw that, all-though Religion is not applicable in ALL countries' Politics, it does have a role in Politics itself in certain areas and situations.

    *Adnan Zulfiqar, an expert on Islamic Law, and the Law & Public Policy Fellow at the Annenberg Center for Global Communication Studies.

  • Aye pal it should

    In countries such as egypt and turkey which are historically muslim countries,the majority of people are muslim therefore religion should be in politics in certain countries as the majority of people in these countries are religious. Politics should reflect the wants of the majority and therefore it should include religion.

  • History lesson incoming?

    This shouldn't even be an argument first of all. Maybe you guys should take a history lesson back to our founding fathers, one of the biggest reason in them creating America was the separation of church and state. Not everyone believes the one religion our politics are run by. Where is the freedom in that? Just because the majority of the population is comfortable being brainwashed sheep, doesn't mean it should be the ruling say.

  • No it shouldnt.

    Giordano Bruno was a Italian philosopher, and was burned alive for the idea of an infinite universe. He was tried for heresy by the Roman Inquisition and charged with denying several core
    Catholic beliefes. Including the trinity, virginity of mary and Transubsantiation, jesus converting bread and wine into his body and blood. He was tourtured daily for eight weeks before
    being burned alive. This is just one instance of injustice caused by religion, should this continue?

  • The Founding Fathers supported deism and Freemasonry

    Contrary to what the senator on the other side said, the Founding Fathers believed in freedom of religion and the separation of church and state. One of the reasons for this was to escape the religious persecution that their ancestors suffered in England, where you would executed for just disagreeing with the church. Here is a direct quote from the Constitution: "Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the government for a redress of grievances." Besides, Christianity is not the only religion in America. What if you're a Muslim, Buddhist, Pagan, Hindu, etc. Whose religious beliefs should be written into law? If you ask me, America was founded on justice, freedom and the security of not being persecuted for your beliefs. And just to point out, the pro-religious politics person states, and I quote that; "The reason that politics are so corrupt these days is because of a lack of religion." I find it funny that the most corrupt politians in this country claim some type of religion, most commonly Christianity but I'll leave that topic alone. In closing to this novel, lol, I believe that religion in politics would create more inequality, more turmoil and more corruption because cherry-picking is a bad habbit that many posses when involving matters on beliefs and opinions. Besides, in my humble opinion and belief, the laws of god are just laws written by ancient geasers who were very sexist, homophobic, close minded, supetstion and, on a lighter note, would have benefited greatly from Viagra.

  • Religion Has No Place in Politics

    No, religion does not have a place in politics. In the United States, there is the concept of the separation of church and state. This is to ensure the most religious freedom, or the freedom to not follow a religion. As such, religion does not have a place in politics.

  • No

    Absolutely not. Religion has never had a "'rightful' place in politics. Unfortunately, it is there and prevalent, as well as destines to be there in the future whether we approve or not. Unfortunately, there has never been a real separation of church and state as stated in the past in history.

  • No, religion does not have a place in politics.

    Someone should not be able to make something the law of the land because that's what their religion says. However, those who are religious often have strong convictions about a variety of issues, and those opinions may be rooted in religious belief. There is nothing that can be done to change that, nor should we try.

  • As a debate definitely no!!

    First of all : Citizens participate in the business of government not as members of a religious majority or minority, as Catholics or evangelicals, as Sunni or Shia, as atheists or agnostics, but as citizens of (democratic ) country "Religious controversies are always productive of more acrimony and irreconcilable hatreds than those which spring from any other cause.”ns.Religious controversies are always productive of more acrimony and irreconcilable hatreds than those which spring from any other cause.”

  • No it shouldn't

    Religion and politics should stay completely separate. The fact that it is considered "political suicide" for a politician to announce themselves as an atheist is idiotic. The country should be secular, I don't understand why it should even be up for discussion. There is something important called "religious freedom", and it is here for a reason.

  • Unless you want to be a theocracy like Iran, in which case you're welcome to move somewhere else.

    Then NO! So many Christians believe religion should control political and policy decisions, yet decry the lack of freedoms in middle eastern theocracies? I'm an agnostic, so imposing your religion on me is just as unwanted. God told you to do it? Have you always had voices in your head? No one tells me to do something, so I take responsibility for my actions, and live a moral life not because of promises of rewards, but because IT'S THE RIGHT THING TO DO.

  • Breeds ethnocentrism and undermines cultural diversity

    The Christian Right has always tried to manipulate government policies to favour "oppressed" Christian majorities and discriminate against "threatening" non-Christian minorities. Christian-centred states were responsible for the Crusades (and the Islamic world at that time was much more secular and tolerant of religious freedom, ironically), the Inquisition, the American Conquests, and more crimes against humanity and cultural diversity than anyone could ever count. Governments are supposed to make policies that enable ALL groups in society to live without fear of prejudice and tyranny. It is the job of government to provide the facilities and opportunities for all groups to prosper and do as they wish, not to refuse them because doing so would anger the sensibilities of a self-centred and proselytising faith responsible for all the world's suffering. The government can pass laws allowing abortion, but it doesn't make it compulsory for everyone to have an abortion. Don't like it? Don't have it. But it's not the place of the government to criminalise something that someone else would desperately need just because you don't like it.


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