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It felt like a rant by a high school student who has no back research on ancient scripture, no experience of Providence, no understanding of self.
WonOunce: And with it we have seen the Dark Ages, the black plague persecutions, suicide bombers, countless wars, hate, greed, child rape, child mutilation just to name a few. Religion is the most dangerous thing ever created by man.
Raggedyman And since, we have seen all the same things happen outside religion. Its not just something you can blame on religion, people do these things and blame anything they can. Pol Pot Mao Stalin, all non religious, all atheists, all equally as violent.
Raggedyman: Its strange how people want to blame the construct, not the individual who perpetrates the crime
People make the decision, individuals choose.
originally posted by: SisterDelirium
a reply to: SaturnFX
People are funny. So many think society can escape human nature by dropping religion.
Wouldn't it be nice if it was that easy?
I think you're confusing superstition with efforts to connect with the larger, divine aspects of reality.
One is a teddy bear or rabbits foot to cling to in the dark like a frightened child hearing bumps in the night. The other is the result of an effort/interest to/in understand the deeper mysteries of existence that exist outside of/beyond the material. The two aren't interchangeable, even if some people's actions make it seem that way.
originally posted by: forthelove
originally posted by: chr0naut
a reply to: forthelove
OK, so you believe that there is a higher power than yourself.
What might that mean?
What might be the requirement from you in this regard?
How does this knowledge affect your life and actions?
Or do you just proceed as if there wasn't a higher power, in the circle of the limits of your senses?
I didn't create the universe that I am aware of, must be some higher power that did. My actions in my life have always been based on love first, but that doesn't mean that I have not experienced other emotions. I simply do not require a religion to tell me what is right or wrong and my senses, also, do not require a religion to function.