"You can't be a democrat and go to heaven"

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    More: Kendra Baker, Kentucky Teacher, Under Fire For 'Can't Be A Democrat And Go To Heaven' Statement
     
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    The whole story is not presented so I am not going to jump all over anyone about this particular incident, it says it was a student comment during a discussion of politics and I really do not have an objection to the free discussion of any idea in school. I do have a big objection to people getting their religion and politics so tightly entwined that they are inseparable.
     
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    SO a person's religion is tightly entwined with his politics.......what exactly is wrong with that....?
     
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    Nothing... If you live in a theocracy, whining pigeon.
     
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    Taliban, for one.
     
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    you are ASSUMING that a religious person would establish theocracy.....
     
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    Even if a democrat does not actively practice evil themselves, they approve of the evil practiced by others. Which was the whole point of the Story of Lot. If there is a heaven, democrats certainly won't go there no matter how good a life they lead themselves.
     
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    You just questioned what's wrong with a person's religion being entwined with their politics and now you're questioning the certainty that said people wouldn't entwine their religion with their politics. You need to pick a side here lol.

    Theocracies, by and large, come to existence based on a strong bond between politics and religion....so yeah, a religious person who values their religion so much that they can't help but couple it with their political view is extremely likely to start a theocracy. It may be an assumption in this thread, but how many times can you honestly say it hasn't been done?
     
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    so if they are such a terrible threat.....why aren't we banning Muslims here in the U.S......everybody knows that Sharia is anti-Constitutional in many ways.....
     
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    It also indicates that said theocrat is all too likely to take everything their leaders say on faith, a true sheep in the flock, no one should ever just believe what their leaders say or conversely just brand those who disagree as heretics. It's one of the reasons that some people struggle and fight to keep church and state separate, no preacher has ever had an ounce of respect for freedom as a secular leader, they tend to be dictatorial and do not tolerate challenge or dissent.
     

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