Has politics replaced religion?

Sep 2015
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I agree with the spirit of post #1. I would only quibble on phrasing which is unimportant in the broader scheme of things.
In reading post #1, the following articles came to mind:
Under Trump, America's religious right is rewriting its code of ethics
Has Trump caused white Evangelicals to change their tune on morality?
Many Evangelicals have rewritten their moral code in order to ignore (or accept) Donald Trump's immoral behavior.

I would add on that I think "capitalism" has also become like a religion and that could easily be recognized as a byproduct of "politics replacing religion".
The reaction I see from many people to actions they proclaim as "socialism" or "communist" often ignore the question of "How should this individual issue be handled?" and instead devolve into a mindset of "Is it socialist? If yes, then it's bad!" without any attempt to actually think about the item in question.
Moreover, there also too often comes a potentially self-serving blindness that is coupled with that which demonstrates in hypocrisy on some issues which also aligns with a political agenda. For example, public schooling can be said to be "socialist" in nature. However, many people who throw out that assessment and proclaim it needs to end (solely because it is "socialist") will also proclaim that it should be replaced by another socialist system => school vouchers for parents. While they see it as wrong to take tax payer money to pay for schooling for all (where all taxpayers have at least some input into the public school handling), they see it as okay to take taxpayer money and provide it for parents to choose a school devoid of taxpayer feedback.
Politics has reclused Religion.
 
Sep 2015
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Because floods are common in that area.

Do you believe it was a world wide flood? Because the story makes no sense if the flood was not world wide.
Snowball Earth has been proved when the entire Earth was covered in snow. Snow is frozen water, QED. edit: it takes 144 BTU to change one pound of liquid water into one pound of water ice called latent heat that some call phase change. It takes 970.3 BTU to change one pound liquid water into one pound water vapor aka steam. Stay out of phase change and you go to back, 1 BTU per pound
 
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Has politics replaced religion? A better question is, historically has it done so?

It used to be that man declared himself a god in order to control the masses, but when that no longer worked, he declared that he spoke for God, but when that fell out of favor man simply said that there is no God, thus making himself the ultimate authority and a god again.

When will man ever learn?
 
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Has politics replaced religion? A better question is, historically has it done so?

It used to be that man declared himself a god in order to control the masses, but when that no longer worked, he declared that he spoke for God, but when that fell out of favor man simply said that there is no God, thus making himself the ultimate authority and a god again.

When will man ever learn?
That doesn't make sense. 'Man' is not singular, and other than collective human study, what 'authority' is there?
 
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I don't know anyone who has such an extraordinary respect for anyone else myself. Can you name any such Fuhrer?
Well if you notice, the communist atheistic dictators all have a propensity to mummify themselves under glass. Lenin did it, Mao did it, even Chavez did it, etc.

It's almost as if they have created a body to live eternally under glass because the people still need them.
 

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