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[–] RevanProdigalKnight 1 points 9 points (+10|-1) ago  (edited ago)

A lot of people in the U.S. seem to forget that separation of Church and State goes both ways - the State can't tell you what to worship, but your religious beliefs don't get to shape politics.

EDIT: specified religious beliefs because apparently saying "separation of Church and State" doesn't make that obvious enough for /u/acratus

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[–] acratus 4 points 2 points (+6|-4) ago  (edited ago)

your beliefs don't get to shape politics

What about your beliefs in human rights? Your belief in due process? Your belief in democracy (in whatever form)? In when life begins? Beliefs, whether informed by philosophy or religion, are the basis for laws, not a malignant force against them. The origin of beliefs don't make them de facto legitimate or illegitimate.

Edit: Revan makes it seem like I'm responding to a typo. I'm not. I'm posing a philosophical question about why some beliefs are legitimate and others are not based on their origins.

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[–] freedumbz 1 points 2 points (+3|-1) ago 

Post your IRL address. We'll come over and have a debate.

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[–] thingunderthebridge 0 points 0 points (+0|-0) ago 

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