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January 19th, 2012
01:42 PM ET

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  1. Gregory Adamson

    Organized religion needs to go away and people need to feel free to search out their own form of faith. Right now it's organized religion which tells oeple to put their brains on a shelf & listen to the preacher tell them what to think. How brainless if that? Talk about sheep.

    October 22, 2012 at 1:28 pm |
  2. Rickote

    Because Americans are dumb compared to the rest of the world that follows reason and no religion in public business. 70% of Americans support public prayer in schools... that alone makes people laugh in the developed world. And yes I know, dumb people don't care about what people thinks beyond their own town (where they care a bit too much), imagine the rest of the world.

    January 23, 2012 at 8:53 pm |
    • DC from NJ

      Thanks to Rickote and The Bobinator. I absolutely agree. People everywhere need to concentrate on how to make this world a better place and not on what they fantasize will happen after they die.

      January 23, 2012 at 9:21 pm |
  3. The Bobinator

    Q: Why is religion so big in American politics?

    The reason is because people are lazy and religion is an easy way to determine the views of an individual. Plus, people want to elect people who agree with them.

    There should honestly be a quiz that is on the front of the ballot that needs to be correct for the vote to count. People would have to actually prepare and learn something before voting.

    ~ Democracy doesn't work because one less then half the american population is below median intelligence.

    January 23, 2012 at 9:16 am |
    • mcn5317

      Try posting this on Foxnews.com and see how quickly some redneck responds with threats of violence (probably Christian – they did love those witch-burning trials back in the day) before it's deleted....'moderated'...

      January 23, 2012 at 6:34 pm |
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