Uncommon Sense

January 4, 2022

Government is No Replacement for Religion (Thank God!)

Filed under: Culture,Reason,Religion — Steve Ruis @ 10:46 am
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All evidence to the contrary, there are people who espouse the idea in this piece’s title. In an online article entitled “We Must Stop the Progressive Doctrine of More Government and Less Religion!” by Star Parker on Dec 29, 2021, the author says the following: “One great mystery is the persistent refusal of those on the left to abandon what is clearly not true. That is, that the means for reducing the burden of poverty is more government spending.”

Silly progressives!

She goes on to say “As Americans allow themselves to be convinced that government is the answer to their lives, they become more likely to abandon faith and religion, which provide the light and principles for individuals to take control of their own lives.”

Basically she is saying government (all of us acting as one) is no substitute for religion when it comes to poverty (and every other social aspect of our society).


Hey, you don’t need permission, if your religion can provide the antidote to poverty, fire away. Do it. What are you waiting for? Why whine that bad, old government is undermining your religious beliefs when your religion has all of the answers? Hey, put up or shut up. If religion has the answer to poverty or any other social ill, they should execute their plan and do away with it. Then there would be no need for government intervention, right?

This sounds much like the Catholics whittling away at the contraceptive coverage in Obamacare because they couldn’t enforce their ban on contraception in their own church’s memberships.

The religious are oh, so quick to use government power when it is in their favor and then decry the influence of “big (bad) government” when it is not.

If you can solve these problems, do it. If not, how about shutting up while we try to find something that actually works.

I hate whining.


  1. Religion has failed to fix any of humanity’s problems for more than 6,000 years. Perhaps it’s time we try something else?

    Liked by 2 people

    Comment by grouchyfarmer — January 4, 2022 @ 10:37 pm | Reply

    • But they are claiming to have the answers, just refusing to implement them! :o)

      Liked by 1 person

      Comment by Steve Ruis — January 7, 2022 @ 10:33 am | Reply

      • Yep. And if you call them out on that failure they will usually respond with something like “But our concern is saving your soul in the afterlife, not helping you here on earth”. That’s what is so bloody irritating about them. They claim they can fix things here on Earth but when confronted with their failures they claim they are only responsible for what happens to you after you’re dead.

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        Comment by grouchyfarmer — January 7, 2022 @ 10:36 pm | Reply

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