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Good god no! It isn't good for anyone to turn to religion for the simple fact that religions promote discrimination, racism, child abuse, violence and devalue the life we lead here on earth. Point by point. Discrimination-- the Bush doctrine inscribed on the stained glassed windows of every church if you look hard enough-- if you're not with us, you're against us. Enough said.
Racism--Mormons and their Laminite theory which they used against first nation peoples to dislodge them from their territories without any compensation-- they simply said that God told them the Indians were evil by virtue of their birth. We see this racist tone of exclusion in almost every religion with some pretty serious consequences for the victims ( Jews, South American Indians, Moslems, Cathars ad nauseum. ) Child abuse-- systemic in the Catholic religion and very wide spread. What is less obvious is that most religion traumatize children to get them to believe. God is represented as a vicious punisher, a killer in fact and if he doesn't scare a child to the point of nightmares then the devil is brought in to finish the job. Child abuse plain and simple. Violence- Whack job extremists who think God has told them it is okay to kill. Include not only the 9 11 boys but a good portion of the American military in this group. Devalue life-- well just the fact that the afterlife is supposed to be so great pretty much devalues this life by a factor of ten. What happens when we do this. It makes it okay for others to suffer because they will get their reward later. It permits us to ignore the problem.
You want safer jails. Lessen the population first by decriminalizing drugs. Then attack the causes of crime which mean give free abortion rights to all, teach people to raise their children without violence, without hitting them, modify the American dream which makes losers out of so many people by installing a progressive tax system that narrows the gap between rich and poor and institute a 2 year national service program for every youth no exceptions between the ages of 18 and 28
Religion will make things worse not better. Look at the track record so far.
Get used to the fact that Obama supporters are going to have to share him with other people. He states and quite correctly in my humble opinion that people have to pull together in one direction in order to have the dramatic change that most seem to want. This means appease your enemies and cooperate with your opponents. It is also a wise strategy to bring those who who oppose you inside the tent so that they can be persuaded of their own wrong-headedness. Shown the light as it were. Remember this isn't the evangelist's inauguration. It is Obama's and the reverend (small r intended) is cast as a supporter of a President who very much supports the concept of equal treatment for all Those who should be most upset are the blockheads on the far right. They feed on antagonism, violent confrontation, fear and ignorance. One of their stars is going to be right up on stage cheering in the new President and by proxy all that Obama stands for. This is an amazing coup for Obama. This isn't a stage for whack jobs who gay bash and if the reverend tries he will do more harm to his own cause that to the gay rights movement. He will alienate even more people away from the evangelical cause. This guy Obama is intelligent like maybe no other President the US has ever had. Trust him because he is way ahead of all of us and he will change the direction of America without causing a world war.
I am probably a good person but I haven't taken the time to fill out my profile, so you'll never know!