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    Religion + Politics = ?

    Now, in numerous discussions and threads we can read that no one like that politics interfere with religion, or vica-versa, why is that?

    Do you like that various religious groups, or even heathen hearths mingle with politics? Or even, that political groups mingle with religion and spirituality?

    Do you approve of the interfering, or do you not, vote the poll and state your opinion!

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    I try to keep my spirituality/religion separate from my politics in outward discussions and actions. But obviously my politics are influenced a lot by my spirituality. I am fiercely independent and advocate ultimate freedom, something I feel my (heathen) ancestors would (and one can only speculate) be proud of.

    That being said, I'm not going to drag my spirituality and ancestors through the mud of politics.

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    Religion and politics, if allowed to be free-standing powers, are always used to enslave men. When we are their masters, then we use them to make our lives good.

    On their own, they are like powerful zombies--heartless, mindless but very dangerous. When they are brought into the crucible of a good person's heart/soul/mind, they are forged into good tools for the betterment of humans.

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    It all depends. If someone wants the government to imprison everyone who denies Christ, Allah or some other god then that's definitely bad. If a politician made a conscious effort to follow the NNV such as Truth, Honor, Fidelity, etc. that would be a good thing.

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    Mixing religion and politics is why odinist.com went to shit after the forum came under new rule.

    Enough said.

    Keep something as impure as politics out of a beautiful thing such as faith.

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    My political opinions are the result of my ethics and religion. I wouldn't support a political position that ran contrary to my spiritual values, so in that way, I mix politics and religion. On the other hand, I don't revise my spiritual values to fit the mold of a political party like so many other people seem to like doing.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Folkist
    My political opinions are the result of my ethics and religion. I wouldn't support a political position that ran contrary to my spiritual values, so in that way, I mix politics and religion. On the other hand, I don't revise my spiritual values to fit the mold of a political party like so many other people seem to like doing.
    I think that's exactly the way it should be. That's the way our ancestors lived. When you read the Sagas or Homer or what-have-you, you can see clearly that government was always kept subservient to religion until the people became decadent and more focused on money and power than on the gods.

    Every part of my life is the result of my religion, including my political views. I think there's no other healthy way to have political views than to have them be an extension of your faith.

    The problem is when you let political views run your spiritual life, or when loyalty to partisanship induces you to accept political views that run counter to your faith. Then you sell your own soul.

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    Historically, the mingling of religion and politics has always yielded a recipe for disaster, destruction, death, misery, torture, and a myriad of other such pleasantries. I say that politics have no place in religion. Believing that whatever omnipotent force(s) actually cares about what humans are doing to each other is naive to say the least!

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    if you politicize your religion then you force your religion on other folks. My rule of thumb is "do unto others..." so i am a Libertarian. That means i can do my thing and you can do your thing and so long as noones civil rights get violated we're all okay.
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    I think that, since religion is part of people's life - which only an atheist would deny - this should be somehow reflected in "national politics", that's only democratic. I see no reason for a 100% secular state and secular politics if the nation rejects such ideas that still belong to yet another philosophy of life. On the other hand, an official state religion is not preferable either.

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