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    while considering their religions part of their moral values and forces that motivate their work, can strive for the benefit of all.
    is unacceptable to me.

    If a person's morals came from fantasy such as mystical religious nonsense (and I am atheist who attended hebrew school as a kid and had a bar mitzvah), then the likelihood that it is beneficial to all goes way down.  Decisions and morals based on the make believe are an invitation to calamity.  If a person's morals came from their religion, then they should be kept out of their political actions. That which is empirical is a good basis for public policy action.  That which isn't... isn't.  Ours is supposed to be a secular government.

    Regarding the physical impact of religion on the brain goes, there is data to be considered.  I am not saying it is conclusive, but it may not be so easily dismissed either.

    Picture a bright blue ball just spinnin' spinnin' free. It's dizzy with possibility.

    by lockewasright on Sun Nov 11, 2012 at 07:54:51 AM PST

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      that Gandhi and Martin Luther King, Jr. were likely to have been an invitation to calamity. Do you realize how silly this kind of stereotypical talk makes you sound?

      Formerly Pan on Swing State Project

      by MichaelNY on Sun Nov 11, 2012 at 06:02:58 PM PST

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