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How about we make separate 'nations' for each religion?

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posted on Apr, 9 2014 @ 07:43 PM
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Well it was sensible, stuff has to move in a cycle though, men couldn't take the lack of equal opportunity, took over, started the dark ages, women couldn't take the lack of equal opportunity, and well, the story isn't finished! Maybe this time it'll work out better!




posted on Apr, 9 2014 @ 07:49 PM
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stuff has to move in a cycle though, men couldn't take the lack of equal opportunity, took over, started the dark ages, women couldn't take the lack of equal opportunity, and well, the story isn't finished! Maybe this time it'll work out better!

Maybe so!

Thanks for your contributions.
Honestly, I just want everyone to get along, stop hating and killing and fighting.
Bumper sticker on my ride:
I'm For Separation of Church And Hate.



posted on Apr, 9 2014 @ 07:51 PM
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I have the answer - why don't we all stop being human?

The root cause of all of this is human nature and none of us wants to acknowledge it. If we did, we'd stop blaming everything else. The reason we can't get along is because we can't get along. It isn't because of this or that religion. If we didn't have religion to blame it on, we'd find other reasons to not get along.

People don't get along with each other. That's the bottom line. We don't live with each other in mind as beings worthy of consideration, and when we fail ... we blame any and every other reason rather than the truth - we're just plain miserable when it comes to treating each other well.



posted on Apr, 9 2014 @ 07:53 PM
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There is two aspects to being human. Love and fear. Fear comes from love btw, its the other end of the spectrum but the whole spectrum is love. That's human nature.


BuzzyWigs
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Maybe so!

Thanks for your contributions.
Honestly, I just want everyone to get along, stop hating and killing and fighting.
Bumper sticker on my ride:
I'm For Separation of Church And Hate.


No problem, and well the life of a dreamer is full of just that

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posted on Apr, 9 2014 @ 07:58 PM
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I have the answer - why don't we all stop being human?

The root cause of all of this is human nature

I've already acknowledged tribalism, which is to what you are referring.

The problem is for HUMANS to overcome the 'us vs them' thinking.
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posted on Apr, 9 2014 @ 08:01 PM
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Wait. Can you look at your post again, please, and separate what ketsuko said and your response to him from my reply to you?
Please?

Thanks again, Scott

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....ETA: thanks. Wanna be neighbors?


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posted on Apr, 9 2014 @ 08:12 PM
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posted on Apr, 9 2014 @ 08:17 PM
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Get rid of religion, let the fighting die down.

= No more war and hatred.
Simples.



posted on Apr, 9 2014 @ 08:17 PM
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Yes, but separating us even further isn't the way to do that. As has been already pointed out, certain religions already have their own nations and it doesn't work.

Again, it is human nature. People feel insecure when the people around them are different for whatever reason. I, personally, don't get it. You have your thing; I have mine. They're different things, so be it. I'm cool with that so long as you keep your things in your life and don't attempt to make them my things over my objection.

Thing is that there are a lot of people who have their thing and feel like it if it's right for them, it must be right for everyone. The key is that they don't realize that they feel this way, not because it actually is right for everyone, but because they feel challenged by the notion that others might feel like something else is right for them.

Why do you think teens have so many fads? It isn't because the hip, new thing is really all that great; it's because no one can stand the thought of not being like everyone else. It makes them feel better about themselves to be like everyone else, even if they really don't like what the hot, new thing is.

This doesn't change just because you leave high school.



posted on Apr, 9 2014 @ 08:20 PM
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Wont work.

People stake to much value on land. If someone of interest has died there, then no one but their followers could ever own it. We would have millions fighting over a worthless strip of land............................... Oh.. Wait................Nvm.



posted on Apr, 9 2014 @ 08:30 PM
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Thing is that there are a lot of people who have their thing and feel like it if it's right for them, it must be right for everyone.

Exactly. But it isn't. As soon as they figure that out....they each want their own club-house.


The key is that they don't realize that they feel this way, not because it actually is right for everyone, but because they feel challenged by the notion that others might feel like something else is right for them.

Okay....right.....no argument there.


Why do you think teens have so many fads? It isn't because the hip, new thing is really all that great; it's because no one can stand the thought of not being like everyone else. It makes them feel better about themselves to be like everyone else, even if they really don't like what the hot, new thing is.

Right. Like religion. Everyone in your neighborhood goes to _________ church/temple/mosque. So you have to go there, too.




This doesn't change just because you leave high school.
Nope! It surely doesn't.

The thing is, there were people (like myself) in high school who refused to conform to 'the hip fad' - and recognized they WERE different from everyone else. It wasn't easy, but it was real....I have never attended a high school reunion. I don't care to see those people who thought they were oh-so-special-and-cool.

The other thing that doesn't change just because you leave high school is the fact there are 'mean girls' and 'jocks' and 'preppies' and 'bong-squads' and 'debate dorks' and 'cheerleaders'. All segregated in their little bubbles of specialness.

So, for those groups to each have their own zone is reasonable. They can leave the rest of us everyone alone to do whatever they want.
I hated high school. It was emotional torture (the social aspects of it; I was a straight-A student and in the marching band = dork). LOL!!!!



posted on Apr, 9 2014 @ 08:32 PM
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We would have millions fighting over a worthless strip of land............................... Oh.. Wait................Nvm.


LOL!!
Yeah.
That.



posted on Apr, 9 2014 @ 08:42 PM
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Get rid of religion, let the fighting die down.

= No more war and hatred.
Simples.



Thank you



posted on Apr, 9 2014 @ 08:51 PM
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Yes, but separating us even further isn't the way to do that. As has been already pointed out, certain religions already have their own nations and it doesn't work.

Okay, was just reading through again.

First you said it is human nature. That there's no help for it.

Now you are saying that separating people is not the way.....
but
but
isn't that contradictory? If people need to be separated; if that's (in fact) human nature, AND you say there's no help for it ----
then why force tribes/groups to live together? That's rather counterproductive.

Either humans can learn to get along, or they can't. You said they can't.

But then you say that setting up separate territories isn't the way, either.

Granted.
So. Now - what do we do?



posted on Apr, 9 2014 @ 09:50 PM
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Not really. You're just enabling the problem. People do what they do because they never learned how to be truly comfortable and confident inside themselves, in their own skin.

Be who YOU are, not whom you think everyone else expects you to be. People are tribal because it's much easier to be whom you think everyone else expects you to be. So, segregating everyone into tribal areas will only reinforce that group affirmation bias without actually teaching you to stand on your own as yourself.

Groups of self-affirming individuals are better off than tribes because they can think independently without forming a "box" of groupthink. By dividing us instead of challenging us, you doom us through a lack of intellectual diversity.

The problem, or catch-22, is that it's much easier to be lazy and form a tribe rather than actually do all the work to figure out how to be a fully-realized individual instead of just looking at everyone else in the group and being like them.
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posted on Apr, 9 2014 @ 10:05 PM
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some of us are trying to develop something fair, borderless and controlled by individual citizens not corporations and politicians.

Direct Democratic Republic

some of your contributions would be very welcome!



posted on Apr, 10 2014 @ 07:09 AM
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What happens when the children are born that don't believe or have different belief systems? They become adults and then there becomes a division and wars and fighting and prosecution happens.

Instead of separating everyone, we can find peace by allowing others to believe what they want - and by that, I don't mean not allowing people to express their view that another person's belief system is wrong. I mean, not prosecuting or harming people for their beliefs.
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posted on Apr, 10 2014 @ 07:57 AM
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What happens when the children are born that don't believe or have different belief systems?

And there we have it.

What about the kids? It's simply unworkable -
kesuko is, of course, also correct that enabling divisiveness is not an answer - but facts are facts. Human change comes in little tiny increments. They say seven generations for a 'new mode' to kick in.



posted on Apr, 10 2014 @ 09:11 AM
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With all of the wars that start in religion's name as is, the last thing we need to do is separate everyone out.. I imagine even more wars would break out as a population expands and wants to usurp the "holy land" of another religion..

I think diversity is a good thing in the long run.. as an example, you wouldn't bomb the next state over if you knew you would also be killing "your" people.. but if you knew it contained ONLY those of another religion you may not "agree" with .. you'd be less hesitant ..



posted on Apr, 10 2014 @ 09:13 AM
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BuzzyWigs
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What happens when the children are born that don't believe or have different belief systems?

And there we have it.

What about the kids? It's simply unworkable -
kesuko is, of course, also correct that enabling divisiveness is not an answer - but facts are facts. Human change comes in little tiny increments. They say seven generations for a 'new mode' to kick in.


Not to mention, it's pretty much like the plot of the movie "Divergent" .. segregating populations didn't work so well for them



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