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May 05, 2005



One of my many objections to mixing religion is that it turns political discourse into "my god can beat up your god."

Before and during the Civil War, slave owners quoted pro-slavery passages from the Bible, while abolitionists quoted parts of the same book which were incompatible with the practice of slavery. Lincoln then used religion to promote the Emancipation Proclamation.

Instead of having another Civil War, it might be a good idea to try discussion of the actual issues at stake rather than people using religion as the launching point for discourse.

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