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Originally posted by earthman4
reply to post by jimbo999
ok then, many of religions answers are deeply flawed. But at least the participant has an answer and the mind can go on to other questions. I'm not saying that religion is the answer to the world's problems, but it does opiate the masses well.
I like a world full of opiated people rather than a world full of frensied seekers.
Pope warns of 'seductive' science
"Man is not the fruit of chance or a bundle of convergences, determinisms or physical and chemical reactions," he told a meeting of academics of different disciplines sponsored by the Paris Academy of Sciences and Pontifical Academy of Sciences.
Originally posted by Zanzibar
Originally posted by jimbo999
So - where exactly was this Chritian 'god' while all this was occurring? Simple. He hadn't yet been invented by the small tribe of goat herders in northern Egypt that eventually DID create him.
You would not begin to imagine how many times I've said that and watched the person I'm talking to stop and falter. To be fair, my secondary school RE teacher just told me to leave the room.
Absolutely hilarious in a sick, crushing their spirits kind of way.
Originally posted by Smugallo
Lets not forget that the Vatican also announced Harry Potter was evil as well.
Originally posted by Silenceisall
Maybe the real problem is that all thought systems can be used by individuals to acquire power. Once the power has been amassed, a structure forms around the source of the power to protect it and disseminate its message to acquire still more power, a bit like a bee hive.
Sure, I have no problems with that premise. Without science however, we would not be communicating right now (no computers), we'd probably be in a darkened room unable to read (electricity), we probably actually would not even be here (infant mortality was massive before medical science overcame it). But what exactly has religion done for us in the last 2000 years?
[edit on 29-1-2008 by Silenceisall]