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spicysista

(1,663 posts)
20. Do what you want.
Fri Jun 24, 2022, 10:38 AM
Jun 2022

However, this had nothing to do with " religion". This is the view of a few, mostly white, people in a very powerful cult disguised as a religion. Most evangelicals do not believe in repealing Roe. (Among Christians, white evangelical Protestants remain the substantial outliers with 30% saying abortion should be legal in most or all cases, compared to 73% among Black Protestants, 70% among white mainline (non-evangelical) Protestants, 59% among white Catholics, 57% among Hispanic Catholics, and even 52% among Hispanic Protestants.) There are countless polls proving that fact. Most Christians subscribe to the view illustrated in 1 Corinthians 11:28-29, "but let a man examine himself". Most have a live and let live attitude because they realize that each walk is different.
But, I believe in free speech. Whether I agree with the sentiments or not, I support your right to say whatever is on your heart.

A few articles with statistics on the matter.

https://www.cnn.com/2021/11/16/politics/americans-abortion-roe-v-wade-poll/index.html
( From the article: 3 of 4 people believe this decision should be between a woman and her doctor.)

https://www.forbes.com/sites/alisondurkee/2022/06/24/how-americans-really-feel-about-abortion-the-sometimes-surprising-poll-results-as-supreme-court-reportedly-set-to-overturn-roe-v-wade/?sh=2e78c6c72f3a
From the article: Gallup polls show Americans’ support for abortion in all or most cases at 80% in May 2021, only sightly higher than in 1975 (76%), and the Pew Research Center finds 59% of adults believe abortion should be legal, compared to 60% in 1995—though there has been fluctuation, with support dropping to a low of 47% in 2009.

https://www.prri.org/spotlight/most-oppose-overturning-roe-v-wade-widespread-confusion-over-a-post-roe-world/
Nearly two-thirds of Americans say abortion should be legal in most or all cases (64%), including majorities of Democrats (87%) and independents (66%), compared to 36% of Republicans. Among Christians, white evangelical Protestants remain the substantial outliers with 30% saying abortion should be legal in most or all cases, compared to 73% among Black Protestants, 70% among white mainline (non-evangelical) Protestants, 59% among white Catholics, 57% among Hispanic Catholics, and even 52% among Hispanic Protestants. Among those who follow non-Christian religions, 80% say abortion should be legal in most or all cases, while 85% of those who are religiously unaffiliated agree. Only a modest gender gap exists–more than six in ten men (61%) and women (66%) say abortion should be legal in most or all cases.


So can we trash religion on DU, NOW??? [View all] lindysalsagal Jun 2022 OP
I already do. roamer65 Jun 2022 #1
Indeed! Duppers Jun 2022 #89
Aa former military I have always wondered how many humans have died because of religion and..... usaf-vet Jun 2022 #96
A shit ton. roamer65 Jun 2022 #97
No argument from me. Meadowoak Jun 2022 #2
Yeah, you don't need our votes anyway gratuitous Jun 2022 #3
When you get right down to it, religion is OPINION, as is politics Goodheart Jun 2022 #4
That is exactly correct. Nt Maru Kitteh Jun 2022 #86
All religions? Treefrog Jun 2022 #5
Religion should never be exempt from criticism. NYC Liberal Jun 2022 #8
+1, nothing should be exempt from legitimate criticism n/t Victor_c3 Jun 2022 #26
also should never be exempt from taxes SouthernDem4ever Jun 2022 #56
Of course not. H2O Man Jun 2022 #71
Maybe you should just pick the one you want!! USALiberal Jun 2022 #87
It is not ALL religions -- hell not even all Catholics -- this is the work of the Federalist Society JT45242 Jun 2022 #6
Half correct. This is more like a Christianity Corporation. n/t TeamProg Jun 2022 #10
+1 dalton99a Jun 2022 #14
+ 1 nt pazzyanne Jun 2022 #78
+1 !!! TeamProg Jun 2022 #7
Welcome to the American Taliban. Even that's not a horrible enough term. nolabear Jun 2022 #9
+1 !!! TeamProg Jun 2022 #11
People have every right to worship a door knob or whatever dalton99a Jun 2022 #12
And those who worship door knobs Jerry2144 Jun 2022 #37
+1 dalton99a Jun 2022 #54
Ra-men!! Rural_Progressive Jun 2022 #53
The opiate of the masses has just caused an overdose. GoCubsGo Jun 2022 #13
... ruet Jun 2022 #15
Message auto-removed Name removed Jun 2022 #66
This message was self-deleted by its author ruet Jun 2022 #70
Well it's specifically the Christian religion Farmer-Rick Jun 2022 #72
Not sure religion is the appropriate name Enoki33 Jun 2022 #16
Well now there is zero discernable difference between the Christian right and the Taliban. Initech Jun 2022 #21
Have to agree. Enoki33 Jun 2022 #32
Politics and religion use each other to gain power and wealth. keithbvadu2 Jun 2022 #35
Often very true. I suggest that religious people are highly vulnerable to certain types of "stuff" Trust_Reality Jun 2022 #45
Freedom of religion... For some more than others. keithbvadu2 Jun 2022 #98
Eleven words succinctly cover it all. I especially like the word "use." housecat Jun 2022 #92
Only a couple of Democrats... I_have_a_cat_bite Jun 2022 #17
I never stopped! Initech Jun 2022 #18
This isn't about religion iemanja Jun 2022 #19
I am definitely paying more attention to local elections now! Initech Jun 2022 #23
Using Religion TheJillMill Jun 2022 #48
Religious fanatics of many ills carry the ball and spew oppressive horseshit from their pulpits. Magoo48 Jun 2022 #77
So your contention is that if not for religion iemanja Jun 2022 #88
No, what I'm saying is religion carries a shitload of water for the repression and fascism of today. Magoo48 Jun 2022 #90
No, what I'm saying is religion carries a shitload of water for the repression and fascism of today. Magoo48 Jun 2022 #91
I don't think that this Mossfern Jun 2022 #95
Do what you want. spicysista Jun 2022 #20
Thanks for posting this jmbar2 Jun 2022 #41
No problem! spicysista Jun 2022 #47
Post removed Post removed Jun 2022 #61
This is so true - -the screaming minority of the truly silent majority JT45242 Jun 2022 #64
Exactly. spicysista Jun 2022 #67
***ONLY*** The religion that says abortion is bad ... fair? tia uponit7771 Jun 2022 #22
I've trashed it all in my life. Much joy ensued NewHendoLib Jun 2022 #24
No, because there are still plenty of religious people here, myself included ... dawg Jun 2022 #25
Exactly! nt pazzyanne Jun 2022 #80
Now? sarisataka Jun 2022 #27
Did ffg call in his chips--of as one of his tweets yrs ago: DO SOMETHING! RestoreAmerica2020 Jun 2022 #28
Just so long as you know Marthe48 Jun 2022 #29
What you say has nothing to do with people with real faith. overleft Jun 2022 #30
Judaism may become the savior for abortion BradAllison Jun 2022 #31
Yes, edhopper Jun 2022 #33
Ouch. calimary Jun 2022 #57
Love it burrowowl Jun 2022 #84
Pseudo-religion funded by money from religious zealots... Historic NY Jun 2022 #34
No problem! BlueJac Jun 2022 #36
"I'M IN " ! church & state is very bad combo ! cloudboy07 Jun 2022 #38
These evangelical right-wing nut-job fanatics are operating in a way that shows PatrickforB Jun 2022 #39
Sure, if you're up for discrimination relayerbob Jun 2022 #40
DUers trash religion already. shrike3 Jun 2022 #42
I've been doing it here for 15 years. Iggo Jun 2022 #43
Lots of DUers have. Free speech. Trash away. shrike3 Jun 2022 #46
Yes, but there are limits to that free speech within DU The Protagonist Jun 2022 #65
I guess that depends on what you mean by religion. plimsoll Jun 2022 #44
Religion? rambler_american Jun 2022 #49
How about "love the sinner, hate the sin?" SouthBayDem Jun 2022 #50
Religion is not what Aristotle would call the "final cause." malthaussen Jun 2022 #51
I do not participate in religions beyond social obligations... NNadir Jun 2022 #52
YAY !!!! Infighting!!! johnp3907 Jun 2022 #55
I have no problem with mythology and religion in general. gordianot Jun 2022 #58
Or... Unca Jim Jun 2022 #59
Maybe not trash them but they did bring this ruling by their actions nightwing1240 Jun 2022 #63
White men, not women, are the most consistent supporters of Republicans. Nt spooky3 Jun 2022 #85
Trash the Radical Right, that's the proper target. CaptainTruth Jun 2022 #60
I've never stopped trashing religion. paleotn Jun 2022 #62
Let's lay this at the feet on which is ultimately rests nightwing1240 Jun 2022 #68
There was an unwritten agreement Snackshack Jun 2022 #69
Agree!!! nt pazzyanne Jun 2022 #82
You do NOT need my permission! Go for it! dchill Jun 2022 #73
No Leith Jun 2022 #74
and Republicans. barbtries Jun 2022 #75
Are you serious? When was it ever not allowed wnylib Jun 2022 #76
I will never trash religious beliefs. To each his own goes both ways. NH Ethylene Jun 2022 #79
This message was self-deleted by its author Mosby Jun 2022 #81
Religion? No. BWdem4life Jun 2022 #83
I think the divinity of Jesus was a reaction to Dirty Socialist Jun 2022 #93
Where have you been? phylny Jun 2022 #94
I don't agree with bashing religions as a whole. Dysfunctional Jun 2022 #99
*LOCKING* Spazito Jun 2022 #100
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