a reply to: Woodcarver
I had no clue you were asking a question because of how you were phrasing it. I thought you were just making an insult because of the insane
How about we say that religious people... Are completely normal people, with one alternate view in their life?
What do we need fast food for? Grocery stores? Text books? This forum? That cannot be done in other ways. Oh, sure we could grow gardens, start a fire
to cook our food over, we could study on our own and figure out what the books try teaching us instead.
Honestly, I see religion as a convenience. It's a bundle of things but at the top are spirituality, and morality. People identify with what they agree
with, and band together and discuss said agreements..and sure, they deem someone more fit to be in charge of teaching them said agreements, is this a
bad thing? I don't think the answer is yes or no. It's just a thing.
Many, a lot more than you think, just quietly have their own beliefs - if I don't make a thread that includes religious topics or politics in relation
to religion, I can't usually tell if a person is religious or not. No problem here!
Sometimes they want to share this information, because they believe they have ran into truth, and believe others should know it, too. Still no
Then, some will behead, bomb, and crash planes into others due to their religion... This is a problem - well at least in my opinion.
I'm trying to make the assertion that what people do, not what they believe, should be how we see them. That believing in religion is not like being
on crutches, and not like believing in Santa Claus, it's an entire concept and idea and thing itself. I don't think comparisons should be made, nor
should someone be deemed smarter, or less so if they follow a religion.
None of my posts will explain why some religious people deny proven science, why some commit atrocious acts, why some belittle others and deem
themselves superior, I can't explain this other than saying such acts can be found in all humans, all throughout history, whether religion is involved
I'm saying both the person that claims they were abducted by aliens, and the person who says God visited them in a dream both deserve respect, and to
be treated equally. I'm saying the atheist who is altruistic for their own reasons, and a person who is altruistic based on religious teachings
deserve the same amount of respect.
edit on 19-10-2015 by deadlyhope because: (no reason given)