sociology qs week 14.docx - 2 I think religious attitudes are a strong predictor of political affiliation because the whole purpose of a church is

sociology qs week 14.docx - 2 I think religious attitudes...

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2. I think religious attitudes are a strong predictor of political affiliation because the whole purpose of a church is having the ability to congregate with those who have similar belief systems as you. In my own personal experience with churches, they haven’t been very accepting to new ideas. So I think people try and back their politics up by religion so that they can avoid having to open their minds up to different points of view. A lot of people believe for example that the bible holds the entire truth to the world, so anything that contradicts any part of that is false. But this is not always true because its more about image than truth. Christians are fine being discriminatory to other groups of people even though the bible forbids it, because in their mind they don’t understand the harm it causes. On the other hand, some people who misread the bible as saying being gay is a sin fully follow through with that and view homosexuality as a
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Unformatted text preview: sin, but not their discrimination towards it. Politics is a matter of rights, so religious people who believe that being gay is a sin would object to gay rights, aligning them with the republican/ conservative party. Those who do not believe it is a sin would align themselves with the political parties who advocate for gay rights such as liberal and democratic parties. There are many different kinds of churches, and a spectrum on which they fall regarding politics. It all comes down to political action in the end, and whether or not people base their ideas of what is acceptable in society off of a book that was written so long ago. Religion serves as a reason or justification for why people vote the way they do because both religion and politics deal with issues of morality and how to deal with its many assets....
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