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Mitt Romney on Abortion (Video)

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gltskline (1 hour ago) - I have changed my mind but not on murder. Romney can not be trusted. He has one goal and that is to get elected. I am a Mormon too but I would never support him. He will be nothing but a puppet.

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Comment by Mike Renzulli
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Sorry. The Catholic Church was not going to 'execute' politicians who supported abortion rights. The church was going to excommunicate those that did.

Comment by Mike Renzulli
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I don't think Romney would be a puppet as much as he, like many other politicians, look to their religions for guidance.

However, I think what needs to be addressed is why religion exists in the first place.

For thirty-seven years I was a devout Christian and, as many of you may know, my dad is a priest a major protestant denomination. I was born and raised in the church and religion and over a year ago became an atheist.

I believe it was author Jared Diamond in his book "Guns, Germs and Steel" that pointed out that religion exists to give ecclasiastical legitimacy to the actions of the state.

For example, you remember all of the hoo-hah when the Catholic Church declared that any elected official who supported abortion rights would be executed but then gave Sen. John Kerry a pass?

Those of us in the libertarian and Objectivist movements are familiar with the doctrine of the "Divine Right of Kings" in which the monarch is seen as God's agent on earth and can do no wrong. This was originally the case in many civilizations prior to the existence of the Abrahamic religions when the pagan ones were linked in some manner to the Emporers of major civilizations (e.g. Romans, the Aztecs, Incas, Mayans).

The religion in essence would make its pitch to the populace whom the goods looked favorable to to be king and, in most cases, would rubber stamp the actions of the monarch. Especially when going to war.

Those seeing the religions tied to the Republican and Democratic parties should not be surprised when they call for people to vote for candidate X or approve a tax increase or ban gay marriage since it is one way religious leaders use the power of their pulpits to work in conjunction with like-minded politicians to manipulate and control the populace.