|Mitt Romney perpetual Presidential nominee|
I have to tell you first that I am a great believer in separation of church and state, I am also a Christian who believes your Religion should influence the way you act but keep it to yourself. I also believe I do not need Religion to dictate to me how to act. . President Bush's mess illustrated to the nth degree why our fore fathers were right.
Vintage Romney: You want to be scared away from him if not already? Thursday, December 06, 2007
Be very scared: Romney says Freedom requires Religion calls for greater Role for Religion! How can anyone say that after the perverted Governmental Religious mess of Bush's?
I am afraid there are many perverted right wingers who believe that but first I have to tell you before I discuss this fool when I heard these ridiculous statements I decided to check on that and I found that Atheistic countries do very well. I will focus on Finland one of the top 10 Atheist /Agnostic countries in the world. Top 50 Atheist countries in the world Look where the US is in the ranks of Atheist and Christian States. Not where the Religious right would have you think.
Not only is it predominantly Atheistic but it is one of the freest, wealthiest per capita, and happiest Nations on earth. With her clean natural environment and the vibrant cultural life, Finland offers an excellent setting for many activities. Finland covers an area of 338,000 square kilometers, of which 10 percent is water and 69 percent forest. There are over 187,000 lakes, 5,100 rapids, and over 179,000 islands, including Europe's largest archipelago. The natural beauty is available to everyone. Everyman is allowed free right of access to the land and waterways, irrespective of who owns the land.
To complement the outdoor activities, Finland has a vibrant cultural life. Altogether 15 professional symphony orchestras, an extensive range of musical festivals, and more than 1,000 museums are but a few examples of the cultural activities available in Finland. Finnish universities are known for their high standards in both teaching and research. There are altogether 20 universities in Finland: ten multidisciplinary universities, three universities of technology, three schools of economics and business administration, and four art academies.
In addition, the Finnish higher education system includes the polytechnics; 29 more practically oriented, often multidisciplinary, regional institutions which particularly focus on contacts with business and industry. Considering Finland is a country of 5.2 million people, the higher education system is a clear indication of the country's commitment to education and knowledge. finland
In contrast I found that like the Right wingers are quick to point out and I disagree with is that America is a Christian Nation. I say Bull we are and I found that Among Wealthy Nations … the U.S. STANDS ALONE IN ITS EMBRACE OF RELIGION. Religion is much more important to Americans than to people living in other wealthy nations. The Global Attitudes study correlated views on religion with annual per capita income and found that wealthier nations tend to place less importance on religion – with the exception of the United States. US is unique in its embrace of Religion
You see what Religion is doing to our Government and our Nation. It's horrible. Romney is calling for more of it. Beware of a worsening of Bush's nightmare. just look at this one fact. The United States has by far the highest rate of gun deaths -- murders, suicides and accidents -- among the world's 36 richest nations, a government study found. The U.S. rate for gun deaths in 1994 was 14.24 per 100,000 people. Japan had the lowest rate, at .05 per 100,000.
The study, done by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, is the first comprehensive international look at gun-related deaths. It was published Thursday in the International Journal of Epidemiology. The CDC would not speculate why the death rates varied, but other researchers said easy access to guns and society's acceptance of violence are part of the problem in the United States. Christian US leads in gun deaths
Look at what perverted Religion has done to us. These idiots call us a Christian nation and look at the control and violence we get from all sides including the Government and Romney wants more of it? White House hopeful Mitt Romney on Thursday articulated his position on the role of religion in America, but avoided details about his personal faith. Romney, who hopes to become the first Mormon president, said "religious tolerance would be a shallow principle, indeed, if it were reserved only for faiths with which we agree."
I personally do not have a problem with Mormonism. You don't know this but I spent a stint as a baptized Mormon before I realized it was too strict for me. They are Christians and do believe in God of course but I beg to differ with Romney here. Romney said religion is essential to freedom. "Freedom requires religion, just as religion requires freedom. Freedom opens the windows of the soul so that man can discover his most profound beliefs and commune with God. Freedom and religion endure together, or perish alone," the GOP contender said.
Religion needs freedom Yes but freedom does not need Religion!
** I'll tell you right now Romney is dead wrong and is speaking from the view of a strict Religious follower. However he really did shoot himself and Bush in the foot and I haven't heard anything mentioned. Isn't ruling with religion what Bush is telling Islam they can not do?
Isn't ruling with perverted Religion what he is guilty of? We were told from the start that Muslims wanted us off their lands so Bush attacked them. Isn't all they otherwise want is Religious freedom? The right to govern themselves as they want? The right to practice their Religion as they want? Not as Bush and now Obama dictates despite centuries of doing so?
** Freedom requires Religion but what about for Islam and Muslims? Despite what the role of Religion has negatively done to us Romney wants a greater role? what the hell? Meanwhile Islam is being told Religion plays too much of a role? I don't get it? I am sick of the every day every instance do what I say not as I do double standards!