posted on Jan, 9 2007 @ 02:34 PM
im just interested in giving a random opinion on religion in general,
i may run on a bit. feel free to burn me (at the stake) or whatever you like.
for the record, i am non religious, and i dont want religions banned, i just want them to stop recruiting and having a "Voice" to complain with.
now this might be a little un-scientific, but oh well.
use that southpark episode for an example, the one where cartman goes into the future.
they have gotten rid of religion but, in its place is a whole new kind of zealotry, and other issues that separate us into groups. The problem is
basically outlined in that.
it isnt religion that is the problem, it is the people involved on both sides.
If i like the taste of watermelons, and hate peaches, but you like peaches, and hate watermelons, does that preclude us from being friends?
what if i hated both peaches and watermelons, and refused to even touch fruits altogether ? Should i send someone dressed in a uniform to come to your
home, and preach to you the goodness that is a 15 oz steak
see what i mean yet?
The "solution" would end up being some sort of law stopping religion from recruiting people and advertising on TV. But still allowing them to
thrive and do their thing within the legal boundaries of the various countries they reside in.
And to stop religious groups from having a "voice" when complaining and lobbying against public affairs, and advertisements and such.
one bad example of this is jews, if you ask a jew living here in canada if they are jewish or canadian, they will say they are jewish.
that means you are putting people who believe in a specific set of beliefs over the people in your country, where you pay taxes, and use the social
reilgion should be secondary, or tertiary in importance, with country or family first, then religion third, if the person has some mythos they believe
the problems in our world today are all caused by people who put religion first, and the others second or third.