Farhan Lalji wrote: Strangelove wrote:
GM, everyone gets their sense of right & wrong... good & bad... from somewhere
(parents, Koran, Bible, ass, wotever)
And everyone has a right to express their particular set of morals in a democracy.
Live and let live?
Unless they're witches of course.
Oh yeah don't get me wrong......I agree.
I also feel that everyone has a right to express their particular set of morals in a democracy.
I guess what I'm ultimately trying to say is that religious beliefs should not affect Government decisions (i.e. not allowing a woman to have an abortion because it goes against the Bible. Not allowing Stem Cell Research,.....Not allowing gay couples any rights because God created Adam and Eve not Adam and Steve, etc., etc.).
Well ideally those "Government decisions" should reflect the will of the people.
If the majority of the people think it's okay for Adam to legally marry Steve then make it so.
If not then not.
Whether a person is "religious" or not has no bearing here
... the government should take the morals of ALL the people into account.
Hey, one need not be "religious" nor "non-religious" to take a certain stance on an issue
(for example I have met non-religious folk who think abortion is murder).
But listen up Farhan: the opinions of religious folk matter just as much as yours do!
No offense but you're starting to sound a little ChairmanMao-ish here buds.