Talk:Religious rejection of politics

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Cleanup[edit]

  • This article may have promise, though as it stands it's nothing but a minor link farm.
  • The title of the article uses nonstandard case, and it should be renamed. Cleduc 03:48, 18 October 2005 (UTC)

Help Please[edit]

Although I've made some edits to this article, most of them have been to improve the readability of the article. I know almost nothing about the subject. As such, I do not know if the paragraph about Islam has any extraneous material. The reference to the radical thinker seems a bit out of place and maybe not to important. The sentence about the Christian Left sounds like an absurd paradox, but may have some truth to it. If you have any information, please contact me on my talk page because this article has horribly low traffic. Thank you! --Dragonsscout 05:07, 13 July 2007 (UTC)

"The Left" can be a cultural marker too in a way, but it's true I was just winging it. Also there are exceptions in the faiths mentioned. For example I found an Al Lindskoog who was of the Christadelphians and ran for political office.[1]--T. Anthony (talk) 04:12, 1 April 2008 (UTC)

Render unto Caesar[edit]

Christian Churches in general are critical of political involvement, not just fringe groups like the Christadelphians or the Jehovah's Witnesses. The doctrine render unto Caesar has often been interpreted in a sense of de facto political acceptance of authority, with a related rejection of participation in political conspiracies, subversions, power dealing and revolutions. For instance, in Deus Caritas Est, Pope Benedict XVI says that the Church does not and cannot participate in politics. ADM (talk) 11:38, 23 July 2009 (UTC)