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Re^5: Thoughtless voting?

by moritz (Cardinal)
on Jan 30, 2011 at 11:01 UTC ( #885114=note: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??

in reply to Re^4: Thoughtless voting?
in thread Thoughtless voting?

It makes me think with horror of the "voting suggestions" handed down by priests in their sermons to their flock.

Doesn't that depend strongly on how these suggestions look? I mean I agree it's bad if the priests say "vote $particular party", but what's so bad if the priests suggest "vote for the politician who you think will sustain peace and justices and still makes our economy strive"?

That's the kind of advice I imagined, that is general advice, not advise particular to a single node. And I fail to see how that's bad.

A worse situation can hardly be imagined.

I don't have any troubles come up with any number of worse scenarios :-)

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Re^6: Thoughtless voting?
by CountZero (Bishop) on Jan 30, 2011 at 18:00 UTC
    Well, if the suggestion comes from a priest it always carries some moral and religious weight and you will be a dammed sinner if you stray from the "straight and narrow" (as defined in their particular religion). Efectively this puts the eye of their god(s) in the voting booth, looking over your shoulder to see if you behave like a good member of their sect should. And thus gets utterly destroyed your freedom of action as a free person and you have become a slave of someone else's belief system.


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