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Sun Apr 6, 2014, 07:20 PM

88. To me, it's really kinda sad

that these pseudo-Christians on the Right have turned more people off (especially people around my age) and twisted the meaning of religion into something that is so...insane. They've interpreted it to basically mean hatred and imposing your own views on others, and that is not what Christianity and religion are about.
Despite what its critics say, I think that religion does have a lot to offer people, like when it comes to Christ's basic teachings and with Buddhism's Eightfold Path. Though it has been one of the many factors involved when it comes to the world's problems, it can also solve some of our problems and unite people.
Furthermore, the pseudo-Christians do not represent me. They do not represent my family. And they do not represent most other people of faith period (whether they are Christian, Jewish, Muslim, Buddhist, etc.). Many of us who follow religion do also take science seriously, and many of us do not wish to impose our views onto others. Barack Obama is a good Christian. Rev. Al Sharpton is a good Christian. But people like Rick Santorum, Michele Bachmann, and Pat Robertson are frauds. I sincerely wish that more on America's Religious Left (yes, it does exist) would speak up and not let the RW have this hold on religion.

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