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Are politics detrimental to spiritual growth?

Discussion in 'Off-Topic Discussions' started by Kurt, May 16, 2018.

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  1. Kurt

    Kurt Active Member

    Once again, I have put out a self-explanatory title.
     
  2. mac

    mac senior member Staff Member

    simple answer to self-explanatory question - maybe :D
     
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  3. bluebird

    bluebird Well-Known Member

    I don't think that politics is necessarily detrimental to spiritual growth. As with most other things, it depends on the political views one holds, and on how one pursues and/or implements one's politics. Most things can be used for good or for bad, politics among them.
     
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  4. jimrich

    jimrich Active Member

    Yes, but so what?
     
  5. Kurt

    Kurt Active Member

    I was wondering, considering how ever since the recent election, everyone has been fighting on the forum.

    The pro-Trump vs. Never Trumpers gig has definitely brought down the forum.

    I am sure you remember it 2 yrs. ago vs. 1 1/1 years ago.
     
  6. ravensgate

    ravensgate Active Member

    I've always believed there are a few topics that should never be discussed in a forum: sexual orientation, religious beliefs, and politics.....unless you happen to join a forum focused on debating sexual orientation, religious beliefs, and politics! :p
     
  7. mac

    mac senior member Staff Member

    This thread appeared to be moving towards becoming a back door to opening another politically-based thread. It's now locked.
     
    Last edited: May 17, 2018
  8. RobertaGrimes

    RobertaGrimes Administrator

    To answer your question directly, Kurt, the short answer is an emphatic YES. So please don't ever again bring up politics here!
     
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