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Featured Why is the right wing more religious?

Discussion in 'Religions Q&A' started by Dan Mellis, Jun 6, 2019.

  1. Landon Caeli

    Landon Caeli What's your stoyle?

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    I'd like to focus on this common paradigm, and explore whether it is reality or abstract thinking -because historically, the battlefields of ideology were very different. Once upon a time liberal was a conservative and the conservative a liberal by todays standards, when the monarchy was in power.

    Also, during the Goldwater years, during the 50's and 60's, the conservatives were the Atheists and the democrats were the 'religious left'.
    Quote by Barry Goldwater: “Mark my word, if and when these preachers get c...”

    ...Politics are much more fluid than people think. Nothing really *is* as it seems... At least not for very long.
     
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    Thirza Fallen Crazy Cat Lady

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    They are more likely to be poor and lack higher education and those things tend to increase religious belief. The higher the education level, the less religious one tends to be.
     
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    Thirza Fallen Crazy Cat Lady

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    Kidding, right?
     
  4. Shiranui117

    Shiranui117 Pronounced Shee-ra-noo-ee
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    Yeah no, very different. Social democracy is the default position of most of Europe's center-left parties, whereas Democratic Socialism is the position of far-left parties such as Die Linke in Germany.
     
  5. Landon Caeli

    Landon Caeli What's your stoyle?

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    As Americans, who could easily be self-sufficient, and who don't rely on shared resources with potentially unfriendly neighboring nations, we have no reason to express overwhelming isolation fears as our friends in Europe do... In Europe, where the term "Nationalism" was born, each country is about the size of one of our states, except they all speak different languages, and can be life threatening to one another if they don't get along and share.

    ...We don't have that problem. Therefore, Nationalism, in America, is a non sequitur. Here, it's just used as an insult for patriots.
     
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    Landon Caeli What's your stoyle?

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    Also, the higher the education level, the more self-centered many prove themselves to be... And with self-centeredness, comes the impudence to **** on peaceful people's beliefs and to smile as you attempt to crush their dreams.
     
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  7. Landon Caeli

    Landon Caeli What's your stoyle?

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    Sociopaths and narcissists are often extremely intelligent. Does that mean we should emulate their behaviors?

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  8. Nowhere Man

    Nowhere Man Bompu Zen Man with a little bit of Bushido.

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    Well you know what they say about religion and politics.

    Strange bedfellows or something like that.
     
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    Nowhere Man Bompu Zen Man with a little bit of Bushido.

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    While the left-wing robs you blind and gives it to that Paul fella.
     
  10. Road Warrior

    Road Warrior Seeking the middle path..

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    Meh. Hypocrites abound and no religion, including atheists, have a monopoly on hypocrisy, hate or all the worst traits of humanity.

    OTOH, I think most people, human beings, regardless of beliefs, are good.
     
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    Thirza Fallen Crazy Cat Lady

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    Hmm, I don't know about that. It's pretty self centered to think that your particular religion is the only right one.
     
  12. Landon Caeli

    Landon Caeli What's your stoyle?

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    Except that's not the main, de facto theme of mine or most religious faiths.
     
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    Thirza Fallen Crazy Cat Lady

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    Just speaking mostly of Christianity and Islam, which are the largest two religions.
     
  14. Landon Caeli

    Landon Caeli What's your stoyle?

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    I agree Islam is that way. Historically, the Jizyah tax proved it. The Islamic conquests into Southern Europe sealed it.
     
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    Eh more for me, then.
     
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    I'm Sauron trapped in Obi-Wan Kenobi's mind in Captain Kirk's body.
     
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  17. Dan Mellis

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    I agree. I just think a lot of them are good despite their religion, which tends the other way.
     
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    You can be Left on some issues but Right on others.

    I would lean towards full on actual Socialism but I would like see promoting homosexuality made illegal which most people in the West consider Far-Right.
     
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    That's because it's far right. Nobody "promotes" homosexuality. People promote equal rights and awareness of the issues surrounding homophobia, but not a single kid in the US or Europe is being told "be gay, it's better." They're being told "be yourself, and support others to do the same."
     
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    If you are talking about actual neo-conservatism, neo-cons are generally more liberal than the average US conservative. Most of the founding figures were former Dems and even far left Trotskyists.

    An interventionist foreign policy was the core tenet of the ideology.
     
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