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originally posted by: ZeroFurrbone
tell that to the church of scientology, or the other hundreds of religions.
Also tell that to the Terrorists.
originally posted by: Blue_Jay33
21st century civilization does not include the "insult me and will kill you" mindset.
Terrorist is not a religion. They're terrorists. They don't give a crap about religion. They care about USING religion as a reason to kill and terrorize people.
originally posted by: Tardacus
any god that needs you to seek vengeance on his behalf isn`t a very powerful god, in fact he isn`t much of a god at all.
isn`t the whole concept of a god suppose to be that he all powerful all knowing all...
so if a god needs his lowly creations to defend him and avenge him then he ain`t all that.
if your god needs you to defend him then that makes you more powerful than the thing you are worshipping, and that makes no sense at all,but then religion never did make any sense.
originally posted by: nullafides
a reply to: Benevolent Heretic
Because, you know....
religion isn't a tool to be used AGAINST people...nahhh......it's a wonderful thing conjured from the saccharine sweet vomit of ponies and daisies...
originally posted by: FalcoFan
a reply to: Blue_Jay33
Religious people have no problem insulting people-why should anyone care if religious people are insulted?
Because they will murder people that insult them?
Sounds to me like the religious are the problem and should be removed from the Earth.
Religion™ is for folks afraid of Hell.. I'd wager that all those who partake in the slaying of another One, any One, have NO fear of God, ergo, have no 'religion™'..
What is worse, the using of Religion™ to further their agenda and/or quenching of their thirst for blood? (disregard the whole 'blood sacrifice' of some Religions™)
Using Religion™ to clear their shelves of all the crap they couldn't sell during the year and aging USING Jesus to further that agenda?
any One, have NO fear of God, ergo, have no 'religion™'..
originally posted by: InfinityandBeyond
A fundamental human right that's abused....remember separation of church and state? Religion has stuck it's sticky fingers into that. Do you see the struggles of homosexuals just trying to marry each other? That's a human right that's attacked by religion. You do realize that you don't need a church to get married right? Quit defending religion and defend HUMANS and their rights to be alive! Religion should NEVER be a road block in society or our futures. If you believe in "God" then that's a personal belief that is kept in your home and to yourself. Just because religion was here before me doesn't mean I should accept the fact it's here. Where was religion when we were cave men inventing fire and the wheel? Did dinosaurs pray to "God" in hopes the meteor wouldn't wipe them all out?
You are religious and don't have a desire to kill us, and that's fantastic. That means you don't take your religion seriously. You pick and choose what you like to believe, the same with anyone who doesn't act out what their religious text tells them to do. Good for you. It doesn't erase the fact your books are filled with dehumanizing material. I'm NOT religious and I treat people with respect and live my life with morals. Am I just crazy? Lucky? Or did I use my brain and figured out for myself religion is not needed to move forward with society and our futures?
When in the Course of human events, it becomes necessary for one people to dissolve the political bands which have connected them with another, and to assume among the powers of the earth, the separate and equal station to which the Laws of Nature and of Nature's God entitle them, a decent respect to the opinions of mankind requires that they should declare the causes which impel them to the separation.