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originally posted by: tadaman
Tell that to an Anthropologist.
Here is a break down of anthropology.
Also, your own definition can be applied to religion.
1. A societies moral code or its STANDARDS.
2. The very guidelines for moral excellence.
3. Like perhaps when the human race went from worshipping fertility Goddesses to a patriarchal structure.
4. Like religious study which taught literacy and mathematics to name TWO.
5.The beliefs of a group....this one should have stood out for you....
This is not martyrdom. This is people reacting to people in a way they deserve. Youre a prick, then I will be a prick. Case closed. You see if at the end of the day you dont need us and just continue acting like a prick towards people just because of what they believe or what their culture is.
I've never been too keen on the importance of the distinction between agnosticism and atheism. I always felt the distinction had more to do wtih one's degree of certainty on the matter. Other people might say the distinction has more to do with open mindedness.
originally posted by: tadaman
a reply to: Tearman
Agnostics or otherwise INTELLIGENT people who look to learn and further their own understanding while in search of wisdom will always be welcome into my heart and home.
You are christian?
You are a little boy who lacking any real point or argument resorts to the false comfort of pseudo intelectual.....not being an actual scholar yourself.
That isnt the christian me talking by the way.
Remember that next time you are looking for "HAHAs"
originally posted by: windword
a reply to: Wrabbit2000
I've never heard 'Christian Leaders' and how WW-II ended mentioned in the same sentence with apparent connection to matter?
I have! Growing up in the '50s there was very much a collective mentality of American Christian superiority over pagan nation, like Japan, and evil rulers like Hitler. The propaganda, of the day, was that America was righteously granted the atomic bomb and it's use against ungodly nations as proof that God Blesses and Loves America better and above all other countries world wide.
The same propaganda was preached in Britian:
In 1940, shortly after he was named prime minister, Winston Churchill spelled out, in two often quoted speeches, his reasons for continuing Britain's war against Germany. In his famous "Blood, Sweat and Tears" speech, the great British wartime leader said that unless Germany was defeated, there would be "no survival for the British empire, no survival for all that the British empire has stood for..." A few weeks later, in his "Finest Hour" address, Churchill said:
"Upon this battle depends the survival of Christian civilization. Upon it depends our own British life and the long continuity of our institutions and our Empire."
Americans like to believe that "good guys" win, and "bad guys" lose, and, in international affairs, that "good" countries win wars, and "bad" countries lose them. In keeping with this view, Americans are encouraged to believe that the US role in defeating Germany and Japan demonstrated the righteousness of the "American Way," and the superiority of our country's form of government and society.