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Too Much Religion in Political Rhetoric: Poll

Americans are becoming increasingly concerned about the influence religion has over the nation's political system, with an all-time high -- nearly four-in-ten -- saying there is too much talk of religion and prayer by politicians, according to a new poll.

Thirty-eight percent of respondents said political leaders are putting too much of a focus on religious issues, reports the Pew Forum on Religion and Public Life, the highest amount the organization has tracked since it began asking the question more than a decade ago. While the percentage of respondents expressing this view has increased across party lines, it remains far more prevalent among self-identified Democrats than Republicans.

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From The Urantia Book:

99:0.1 RELIGION ACHIEVES ITS highest social ministry when it has least connection with the secular institutions of society. In past ages, since social reforms were largely confined to the moral realms, religion did not have to adjust its attitude to extensive changes in economic and political systems. The chief problem of religion was the endeavor to replace evil with good within the existing social order of political and economic culture. Religion has thus indirectly tended to perpetuate the established order of society, to foster the maintenance of the existent type of civilization.

99:3.15 Religionists, as a group, must never concern themselves with anything but religion, albeit any one such religionist, as an individual citizen, may become the outstanding leader of some social, economic, or political reconstruction movement." href="99:3.15 Religionists, as a group, must never concern themselves with anything but religion, albeit any one such religionist, as an individual citizen, may become the outstanding leader of some social, economic, or political reconstruction movement.">99:3.15 Religionists, as a group, must never concern themselves with anything but religion, albeit any one such religionist, as an individual citizen, may become the outstanding leader of some social, economic, or political reconstruction movement.

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