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Poltical Trending of Religions

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  • Democrat
    Missouri
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    After reading several posts on the current immigration fiasco, I come away being concerned for the children and people that seek to escape to America that historically offers opportunity for prosperity. I attempted to view this as a child would see the media capturing the protestors anger toward the children rounded up and placed in prison-like surroundings. How do our children view what's going on and how do they see us as parents and adults reacting poorly. This is about a child verses child in the world of things that go around in politics. So, do our children see this as I'd better not get myself in this similar situation, thus my parents and other adults in the world will protest me, endanger me, and place me in a prison? This whole scenario happening in California and around our country has our children taking notice for how an adult behaves. This is poor character and definitely is not supportive of any religious doctrine. I dare anybody to find it acceptable to treat other people as in religion teaching us to be humanity. So, I started my searching the internet and came up with several interesting sites searching on, "Political Trending of Religion".

    I found quickly a site on "New Political Trends", where a type of visionary process has hope for the future. Spirituality in Politics, A New Webocracy, Conflict Transformation, and Multi-Stakeholder Dialogs are explained and defined by Corinne McLaughlin, 2006, than the Executive Director of the Center for Visionary Leadership. The DemocraticHub compares to her definition of Multi-Stakeholder Dialog, but is quick to add that respect for all stakeholders is imperative.

    Another link located was:
    http://www.academicroom.com/article/religious-influence-and-politics-family-decline-concern-trends-sources-and-us-political-behavior

    The above article is about religions influence and politics of family decline reported by Academic Room, by author Clem Brooke, Indiana University. This reporting shows how factors in politics as related to religion trends how America and it's concern for "Family", moves political behaviors. Some may read this as America moving away from God, thus moving away from a concern for family, which political reform imposes a dangerous threat to our humanity.

    Another link located was:
    http://www.people-press.org/2012/06/04/section-9-trends-in-party-affiliation/

    The above article is a Pew Research publishing trends in party affiliations in how America is trending in politics as related to religion. It shows Independents are growing where as Democrats are holding and Republicans are being discouraged by their parties performance. I'm not surprised.

    As we see the media hype over immigration, look to your children and say to yourself, "Would you want other people treating your child or any child this way?
  • Independent
    Ft.myers, FL
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    AmcmurryFreedom Wrote: After reading several posts on the current immigration fiasco, I come away being concerned for the children and people that seek to escape to America that historically offers opportunity for prosperity. I attempted to view this as a child would see the media capturing the protestors anger toward the children rounded up and placed in prison-like surroundings. How do our children view what's going on and how do they see us as parents and adults reacting poorly. This is about a child verses child in the world of things that go around in politics. So, do our children see this as I'd better not get myself in this similar situation, thus my parents and other adults in the world will protest me, endanger me, and place me in a prison? This whole scenario happening in California and around our country has our children taking notice for how an adult behaves. This is poor character and definitely is not supportive of any religious doctrine. I dare anybody to find it acceptable to treat other people as in religion teaching us to be humanity. So, I started my searching the internet and came up with several interesting sites searching on, "Political Trending of Religion".

    I found quickly a site on "New Political Trends", where a type of visionary process has hope for the future. Spirituality in Politics, A New Webocracy, Conflict Transformation, and Multi-Stakeholder Dialogs are explained and defined by Corinne McLaughlin, 2006, than the Executive Director of the Center for Visionary Leadership. The DemocraticHub compares to her definition of Multi-Stakeholder Dialog, but is quick to add that respect for all stakeholders is imperative.

    Another link located was:
    http://www.academicroom.com/article/religious-influence-and-politics-family-decline-concern-trends-sources-and-us-political-behavior

    The above article is about religions influence and politics of family decline reported by Academic Room, by author Clem Brooke, Indiana University. This reporting shows how factors in politics as related to religion trends how America and it's concern for "Family", moves political behaviors. Some may read this as America moving away from God, thus moving away from a concern for family, which political reform imposes a dangerous threat to our humanity.

    Another link located was:
    http://www.people-press.org/2012/06/04/section-9-trends-in-party-affiliation/

    The above article is a Pew Research publishing trends in party affiliations in how America is trending in politics as related to religion. It shows Independents are growing where as Democrats are holding and Republicans are being discouraged by their parties performance. I'm not surprised.

    As we see the media hype over immigration, look to your children and say to yourself, "Would you want other people treating your child or any child this way?
    I have no clue what this is all about; ever heard of seperation of church and state? Sorry there should be no connection to these kids with "political trending" whatever.
  • Liberal Democrat
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    Colorado Springs, CO
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    amcmurray --

    I browsed through the articles, and don't know that they enlightened me much. My view has been that the economy largely affects one's actions. In many cases it's not that many young people don't get married and have children because of differences in attitudes. Rather it's economics or the lack of security that an uncertain economic outlook brings. Young people are laden with debt after college and even when marrying they cannot afford a house or to start a family...nor may they even want to. For married couples, with both working long hours, the family culture can be non-existent. It's more like cohabitation. And the strain can also lead to divorce.

    Also, I see less of a religious factor in this. Certainly some otherwise religious youth moving away from a strictly religious home environment may be more comfortable with the more relaxed permissiveness of the college environment. Unless, of course, they attend Liberty University or the like. But I believe for the most part, for someone that has been indoctrinated from childhood on adherence to their faith, I would guess they'll pretty much stay the course.

    On the other hand, the rigidity, for example, of Catholic doctrine on birth control can make some young people, especially women, cynical about the church's teachings in other aspects of their beliefs. It wasn't helpful, either, that many saw the church's handling of the pedifile priests as being less than honest. It drives cynicism.

    When one looks at the voting demographics of the 2012 election, President Obama's largest supportive demographic outside of the African-American and Latino vote was young people and especially single young women. Some 67 percent of unmarried women and 60 percent of 18-29 year-olds voted for Obama over Romney. Married women, on the other hand, chose Romney over Obama, 53-46.

    You don't have to think too hard to find one issue that drives that trend: birth control.
  • Liberal
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    Durham, NH
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    Although religion thinks it alone holds the key to "family values" nothing could be further from the truth! Religion teaches it's values to their followers not necessarily what they need to know, unfortunately. Family values is nothing more than common sense.