UULA Forum, today 9:30 am Mountain Time
Many quite striking similarities can be found in religious traditions from wildly different times and places. What do these similarities teach us about the nature of religion and human psychology? And, when we begin to note the similarities, are we in danger of also missing the significant differences?
"In 1965, we passed the Immigration and Nationality Act. That law essentially repealed the crux of a 1920s law called the Emergency Quota Act.
"The Emergency Quota Act (and a 1924 bill that slightly amended it) set quotas on immigration that were based on the number of people of a nationality currently in a country. The effect and intent of the law was abundantly clear. America was mostly white and European, and the law was going to keep it that way, by putting low and hard caps on “others,” while opening the doors to more white Europeans.
"The 1965 law opened up the doors to more immigrants, by bringing in people on the basis of their ability to contribute, and family they had here. It led to larger numbers of Asians, Latin Americans, and Africans immigrating to America.
"So, when Donald Trump points to 1965 and says we need to reform that law, “To keep immigration levels measured by population share within historical norms,” he means, “We need to keep America from becoming any more less white than it currently is.”
Theocracies have no place in our current century, no more than does slavery and torture. It's time we as a species left these remnants of our childhood as a species far behind.
I attend a Unitarian Universalist congregation. I am culturally Mormon. And in belief I am a theist leaning possibilian transhumanist.
Politics: Moderate conservative
- Brigham Young UniversityComputer ScienceBS, with minor in Ancient Near Eastern History, and served on the Ballroom Dance Team. followed by MS and PhD.
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