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Er, alright.

Posted by: Lark on February 26, 19100 at 12:53:41:

In Reply to: If it's religion you want, that's fine, but leave it out of society. posted by Hank on February 25, 19100 at 11:21:21:

: No need to apologize, SDF. While I always ejoy Lark's posts (and my best friends are from Ireland--one from Belfast, even!), I object to Judeo-Christianity being mixed in with socialism. In my opinion there should be no "Jesus would have been a socialist" talk because it confuses the issue. And I know what I'm talking about here. I'm a Woody Guthrie fan!

I dont for a minute pretend that my religious slant isnt a highly personal affair but I take offense to the right wings co-opting of religion and it's perversion of it's ethical dimension and act accordingly.

I'd add also that you can view the ethical teaching of Jesus in a seperate context from the religious message in my opinion, what about the Tolstoyians or the Humanist/Atheist Christian movement?

I dont generally mention the Jesus would have been a Socialist question unless I believe it may persuade the person invovled or it is required to counter balance a right wing view point.

Incidentally I'm a commited secularist.

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