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Wed Apr 15, 2015, 10:10 AM

35. Used to be, if you wanted to avoid

violating your religion, and lead an absolutely sin-free and temptation-free life of faith, you'd join a convent or monastery or ashram or some such community of likeminded religious people. That's what those institutions are for.

We seem to have evolved to a point where some people want to turn the entire nation into their own personal convent or monastery.

I'm somewhat torn on this, in that I do believe people should try to live their lives according to their principles as best they can. I know an engineer, for instance, who refuses to work on projects funded by or related to the DoD. That's his decision, his choice, and good for him.

But what's happening now is some religious folk are expecting society to work around them and their faith, rather than them navigating their own lives to be consistent with that faith.

Basically, they're too lazy--and too much a part of the secular society they seem to despise--to cut the cord and join a religious community. That would involve sacrifice on their part, whereas they'd prefer the rest of us sacrifice so they won't have to.

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