I'm writing a paper on how conservatism in religion brings penalties in legislation and has a negative impact on society.
I'd LOVE some support from all of you. I know that somebody's going to make a great point that I might have missed.
Rough sketch of supporting ideas:
1. God is not moral by modern standards (Bible primary reference)
2. The penalties that conservative religious values have on society (oppressive psychological bonds that limit reasoning skills, the Catholic Church and the DC same-sex ordeal)
3. The impossibility of fighting "bad" faith with "good" faith (Faith by nature is selfish and subjective, impossibility of making churches agree, the flaws of perceiving a "personal" god and how it leads to broad speculation)
Thanks so much for any news items, psychological studies, or other supporting ideas off of my main points. Please cite whatever information you have or point me in the right direction.