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Originally posted by Nohup
I don't know of anybody still worshipping Isis and Osiris the way the old Egyptians did. Is the world a better or worse place now that the old Egyptian religion is gone?
Originally posted by EJHoover
How about spending some time, in the manner of John Lennon and imagining a world without differences - what a great place that would be.
Originally posted by SpeakerofTruth
Blaqmyst,religious organizations don't and never have, to my knowledge, done the will of the creator. Christ said "live and let live," yet, there were the crusades and the abominable inquisition, not to mention the witch hunts...
People say, "Why not let that be?" Why? It happened. The difference between my Christianity and other's "Christianity" is that I admit the failures of the institution of christianity, others don't.
Originally posted by ASYLUM100
In our own hearts we know that religion is on its way out. As a whole religion was formed as a controlling mechanism to keep the masses in line. Or should we say guidance, thats what they would have us believe.
Is there any real need or place for religion in the 21st century, not just Islam. We have got to the point were science has and is answering all the who were and why's.
As a moral format it still holds good, but it still has lunatics taking it way to seriously. As for Islam well, its a religion that has been at war within its own circles for centurys, now its starting on the rest of the world because its running out of its own battles.
The other disadvantage is the fact that a good percentage of Islamic countrys are still under developed, mentally as well. You cannot expect a third world country to behave the same way as lets say the UK or the US.
Religion had its time, humans grew up. Its now time to come together in unity, this is needed if we are to move on as a race. We need to move towards the unification point and embrace the soul, then we will unlock the next stage in mankinds journey and join our brethren amongst the stars.
Originally posted by blaqmyst
Let's just say this for the sake of argument. What will man do if we are faced with advance beings that came millions of light years away to simply say hello? I can only imagine the worst.