July 06, 2004

Money Changers

from - smijer

I'm not so sure they ever left. If there was any doubt, the money changers are back in the temple... Sorry I'm late to mention it.. I guess it's old news by now.

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Posted by smijer at July 6, 2004 11:29 AM
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I fail to see the money-changer analogy. The money-changers were people who tried to profit from religious observance. As near as I can tell from the linked memo, they are simply trying to co-network with the existing religious network. I don't see anything wrong with that. If Kerry weren't such a bad Catholic, I would suggest it for him.

univar.jpg Posted by Phelps on July 6, 2004 12:31 PM
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The money-changers were people who tried to profit from religious observance. As near as I can tell from the linked memo, they are simply trying to co-network with the existing religious network.

So political profit is not nearly the same as monetary profit, right? Heh.. Ok..

It's not that I'm personally offended or anything. I was just being snide. The temple has been a place of profit for the powerful (of one kind or another) since its inception. It is natural for politicians of both parties to appeal to the least common denominator around election time. It is up to the religious folks as to whether they should feel offended that politicians hope to coopt their apparatus for that purpose.

univar.jpg Posted by smijer on July 6, 2004 01:18 PM
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True, but the purpose of religeon is to gain political profit. I don't think there is any denying that you tend to get like minded people together in religeon; the whole purpose of religeon is to make people think the same way. If, in the framework of your religeon, one candidate seems right, then you probably should campaign for that candidate within a religeous context.

I think the increasing secularization is a problem that the DNC has been ignoring for a long time, and that is going to hurt them in votes they lose from the pulpit, especially if the black churches turn against them.

univar.jpg Posted by Phelps on July 6, 2004 02:00 PM
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Umm, kinda ranks right up there with the Dems using the "free beer" to register their voters...

univar.jpg Posted by Jad on July 6, 2004 08:49 PM
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Good point, JAD... reminds me... Reason 11 that Beer is better than Jesus. You can get more voters giving away free beer.

univar.jpg Posted by smijer on July 6, 2004 10:31 PM
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Ok, so whats ur bitch then?? To each his own...I know what line I will be in.

univar.jpg Posted by Jad on July 6, 2004 11:08 PM
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i dont know that how much this amount $19.95 in £, please would you like to tell me.

univar.jpg Posted by usman ali on September 8, 2004 05:37 PM
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Usman - I'm sorry... I cannot do that conversion. You might try this link.

univar.jpg Posted by smiejr on September 9, 2004 07:33 AM
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"the whole purpose of religeon is to make people think the same way."

I'm sorry, maybe I'm missing something here, as true believers put it, the purpose of religion is to try to live the gift of life to glorify the Giver and to assist one's neighbors on the pilgrimmage to eternal Life.

univar.jpg Posted by D.Ferrell on October 27, 2004 01:20 AM
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D. Ferrell,

That would be the ostensible purpose of some religions. I'm sure that is the motivation of some of the devotees as well. But I don't think the collective effort to create and administer religion is motivated by this.

univar.jpg Posted by smijer on October 27, 2004 10:03 AM
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