3 ways political parties are morphing to religions


Jim Schnieder

Political parties in the U.S. are a means of like-minded people to leverage their numbers to affect elections, and therefore our country’s governance. They are intended to serve the greater good for the greatest number through broad citizen participation within each party. The philosophy of Republicans is expressed on gop.com. The philosophy of the Democratic Party is found at democrats.org. As you will recall or read, both are aimed toward influencing the American center. 

As religious services are waning in attendance and some religions are struggling with scandals and financial settlement issues, political parties seem to be filling the vacuum. The parties now rely more on dogma than fact and reason, and the coercive power of tribal think. Three reasons for this are offered:

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