clarym29For meTue Apr 3, 2012 11:4418.104.22.168religious organizations are the scariest. Why? Basically it is the total hypocrisy of it all. Political organizations have one thing in common. All want control and make no bones about it. All religious teaching are about the opposite--especially, don't control others, but control yourself. Politics cares nothing about self control--the group will do it for you. Every time a religion gets to the point of thought control and having a group of priests (or whatever name you give them) control the rest usually leads violence. It seems that killing for one's God is a good thing. Onward Christian Soldiers........
- Have to disagree Mirage, Tue Apr 3 10:39I'd say political organizations gone bad are equally scary. Maybe even moreso in terms of body count. I don't have the figures on that.
- For me clarym29, Tue Apr 3 11:44
- Re: For me Mirage, Tue Apr 3 12:00Sometimes political parties do try to disguise it, claiming they represent freedom when they actually represent a new crop of political prisoners and a military coup or something. Oil and diamonds... more
- The average joe clarym29, Tue Apr 3 12:47doesn't have a choice generally, who will kill him and his--they die at the hand of zealots of every stripe. But religion can so easily be used (no greater use of fear than from the fear of God) to... more
- parties Mirage, Tue Apr 3 13:04I can't tell them apart anymore. In some areas Obama is more rightwing than McCain. I consider myself a moderate but I'm not a vanilla pudding I-couldn't-care-less type moderate. I feel strongly... more
- Yep clarym29, Tue Apr 3 13:45You sound like me. I am not fond of either party right now.
- Not me sai ram, Wed Apr 4 01:07I think both parties suck equally well....my only pleasure in casting my ballot is the chance of voting one thats currently in power....out......sai ram
- I know what you mean. Mirage, Wed Apr 4 01:26There are a lot of people now who register for the party which has the candidate they most wish to block in the primaries. I did that the first time I ever voted.