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NeoliberalismKills wrote

Religion is like any other tool. It can be wielded for good or bad. Islam inspired Malcom X. Christianity inspired King and many of the abolitionists.

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zorblax wrote

I don't think that makes it neutral. Money, war, state power, they're all tools, and they've all been put to good use at one point or another, but they're still bad.

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Dumai wrote

you're right that religion is never politically neutral but you're wrong that religion is always inherently oppressive

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Dumai wrote

what i find interesting is that there has never been a clear-cut correlation between atheism and left-leaning politics in most places in america, but it's really common nowadays in american politics to assume there is

am i to believe now that catholic socialism wasn't one of the most vibrant left-wing movements in the us? or that the civil rights movement wasn't by and large a religious movement? jewish socialism? like really