When you’re governing a state, what should the focus be?
Let’s see what’s been going on in the world lately:
- ISIS – religions and people affected by the terrorist Islamic extremists:
- Coptic Christians
- U.S.: Capitalism, Democracy
- Conflict in the Middle East between Israel and Palestine: will it ever be resolved?
- U.S. Policies on abortion, gay marriage, and so on.
Now think of our world’s history with God(s), religion, war, death, and existentialism.
So tell me: are people capable of separating their religion and beliefs of God from their governance?
The answer is simple: no.
So is there a solution?
The answer is not so simple: it’s complicated.
Let’s take the U.S. for example: how do many republicans get their majority of votes? They play the religion card for the midwest and southern red states (yes, a huge generalization, I know, but bear with me now). I understand that religion affects people’s morals: what they believe to be right and wrong for humanity, so it can be correlated with policies that involve life, death, and marriage. However, would the world cease to exist if the government involved nothing to do with religion, life, death, and marriage – only in terms of policies relating to gay marriage, abortion, the right to die, and the death penalty?
For now I’m just going to leave you all with this: