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Thread #78311   Message #1408854
Posted By: Joe Offer
13-Feb-05 - 11:13 PM
Thread Name: BS: Giving up religion for Lent...
Subject: RE: BS: Giving up religion for Lent...
Now, if we open our minds and listen to each other, we might find we have more in common than we think. I'm a Roman Catholic. I don't want to see prayer or religious practices in government institutions or schools because I don't like the idea of government-controlled religion. If religious belief is a function of government, it takes all that's good out of religious belief.

I'm sure most of us believe the same thing - but perhaps for different reasons. Many of us believe in social justice and peace and an end to poverty - there may be differences in our thinking supporting those goals, but the goals are still the same. If we can forget our differences and work together and value each other, we may be able to achieve some of those goals.

Otherwise, George W. Bush will rule the world.

-Joe Offer-