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Bill T's comments:
Yes, I want separation of church and state. The government should be completely neutral when it comes to groups that promote “ faith” as a virtue.
To my mind faith is not a virtue. “Faith” is defined as accepting something as true even if there is no evidence to support such a belief. This is irrational.
Ideally the government should oppose all types of irrational thinking. But we have seen the utter failure of the Soviet Union’s efforts to do this. For reasons I don’t fully understand, outright opposition to faith groups only seems to make them stronger.
The U.S. tradition of being neutral towards groups claiming that faith-based belief is a virtue seems to have been the best policy for promoting rational evidence-based thinking.
All levels of government should actively avoid entanglements with the “Faith-based community.”
The “Season of Service” plan being discussed on the morning of 7 October 2010 is a bad idea.
posted 2 years, 8 months ago
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