Religion is the great evil of mankind.

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posted on Feb, 19 2008 @ 05:04 PM
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Most UNIVERSITY FUNDED 'scientists' are atheists.
It doesn't pay well to be an ID scientist!




posted on Feb, 19 2008 @ 05:13 PM
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reply to post by Clearskies
 

Intelligent Design? You mean Creationism don't you?

Oh, I wouldn't be so sure about that paying thing. I would think that it pays very well to be an ID 'scientist', the same way that it pays well to be a Global Warming denying 'scientist'



posted on Feb, 19 2008 @ 05:16 PM
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Same thing.
But, most universities steer clear from hiring Creationists. Besides it might eat into the students' pornography classes. (Higher learning, my Foot.)
BTW, do YOU believe global warming is caused primarily by greenhouse gasses?



[edit on 19-2-2008 by Clearskies]



posted on Feb, 19 2008 @ 05:26 PM
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Personally I believe that it has an impact, yes.

There are obviously other variables that have a saying in the temperature of Earth and our climate, but the scientific research that I've seen, plus the fact that Big Oil seems to have been trying to delay and derail Global Warming research, leads me to the conclusion that there's definitely something to it.

[edit on 19-2-2008 by danx]



posted on Feb, 19 2008 @ 05:33 PM
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People in religion teach their children to be manipulitive and lie.


True Story:

I was a quiet child. In grade school I had a few friends. One day some child came up to me and treated me sweetly saying they wanted to be my friend. I was an easy going kid. I was very happy. The next day they asked me if I would go to church with them the following sunday. I asked my family. My family knew what was going on.

Child RECRUITMENT is not right!

When I went to my new "friend" the next day and said I couldn't go, that little sheep of a child said that we could no longer be friends then.

That child was never my friend. That child didn't care about me or my feelings. That child was manipulated into treating me badly because of some candy offered to her by adults in the church "sunday school" drive a.k.a. Child Recruitment.


Religion isn't filled with nice people. It's filled with evil ones.

Keep in mind, sure there are a few nice ones in every religion but that is the exception rather then the rule.



posted on Feb, 19 2008 @ 05:40 PM
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In my own research on organized religion I am appalled at how pagan symbolism and ideals are painted all over it. A church in my town has many different rock sculptures on the outside of it including the Arc, Shamrocks, The serpent eating it's tail, the dove, the Pheonix, the All Seeing Eye, MCDXXLVI (Roman 666) right on the front of it. Not to mention the cross, which in my mind is not only a pagan symbol for winter and summer solstice but personally I think it is disgraceful to God like changing the sabbath from Saturday to Sunday as well as all Pagan (cough, cough) I mean Christian holidays.

No wonder. Organized religion is corrupt. Every single part of it. All this thanks to the Vatican.



posted on Feb, 19 2008 @ 05:41 PM
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somehow i'm reminded of a wednesday 13 song "God is a Lie"...
I agree with you. I feel rather sorry for those tied down by religion. It seems bordorline moronic to be honest, and has no place in modern society.
Religion reminds me of Thor and his hammer to be honest...that people believed he caused thunder, and i sit, whilst people around me say 'nonsense!', 'silly!' etc...then they adjust the crosses on their neck, and go to church to pray so they will not go to Hell.



posted on Feb, 19 2008 @ 05:44 PM
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I know that the creator "God" of all this is the truth. I'm not saying that "God is a lie". I'm saying that religion is the lie.

Religion States: "God is this". and religion is run by a bunch of monkeys that should be caged.



posted on Feb, 19 2008 @ 05:50 PM
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Religion is the greatest evil in this world because it lies as if it has claim of control of "God".

Every religion out there will say "this is what you have to do" as if their church was God itself.

In that way Religion becomes the antichrist.

Who here in a religion will tell me that their religion doesn't do this? None.

Because that is the truth of the lie.

Religion forshadows its own will over the will of the true creator God.

Religion is evil!



posted on Feb, 19 2008 @ 05:51 PM
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Originally posted by Clearskies
reply to post by danx
 


BTW, do YOU believe global warming is caused primarily by greenhouse gasses?



I feel the globe is warming up, yes, but not primarily because of greenhouse gasses. it is due to the fact that its just what happens with the earth. it heats, it cools. If you check actual data taken from ice samples etc, it proves it.



posted on Feb, 19 2008 @ 05:56 PM
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yeah, i know; its more the words of the song, rather than the title anyway; i try not to be hateful when it comes to others beliefs, but i honestly think religion is for those who are rather 'imaginative' (for lack of a better word lol)
i feel sorry for them to be honest, as i think how they have been programmed to be bigoted sheep.
we should live life to the full, society already offers so so many restraints; why create more? its illogical!



posted on Feb, 19 2008 @ 06:16 PM
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Originally posted by WraothAscendant

And its intolerance that MUST be ended not religion. Intolerance kills.

[edit on 18-2-2008 by WraothAscendant]


Have you ever heard of religious intolerance.

[edit on 19/2/2008 by xion329alpha]



posted on Feb, 19 2008 @ 06:26 PM
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Secular humanist and Atheist Governments of the State:

USSR: Stalin's regime (incl. WW2-era atrocities) 20,000,000 (This doesn't seem to include the Ukranian political famine, which was 6-15 million by itself.)
First World War (incl. Armenian massacres 1-2 million) (WW I by itself could be considered a "Christian" war).
Holocaust: 6,000,000 various unwanted, mostly Jews.
Russian Civil War 8,800,000
China: Warlord & Nationalist Era 4,000,000
Congo Free State 3,000,000
Chinese Civil War 2,500,000
Second Sudanese Civil War 1,700,000
Congolese Civil War 1998- 14 1,650,000
Cambodia: Khmer Rouge Regime 1975-79 15 1,400,000
Afghanistan: Civil War 1980- 15 1,400,000
Ethiopian Civil Wars 1962-92 17 1,250,000
East Pakistan: Massacres 1971 19 1,000,000
Iran-Iraq War 1980-88 19 1,000,000
Nigeria: Biafran revolt 1967-70 21 800,000
Mozambique: Civil War 1976-92 21 800,000
Rwandan Massacres 1994 23 650,000
First Indochina War 1945-54 25 500,000
India-Pakistan Partition 1947 25 500,000
Indonesia: Massacre of Communists 1965-67 25 500,000
Angolan Civil War 1975-94 25 500,000
First Sudanese Civil War 1955-72 25 500,000
Decline of the Amazonian Indians 1900-99 30 365,000
Somalia: Civil War 1991- ? Unknown
North Korea: Communist Regime 1948-


I hope you didn't make this list, because it shows a staggering amount of ignirance.

1st World War: Full envolvement of Eastern Orthodox, Roman Catholic, Protestant nations and an Islamic empire.
Holocaust: Perpetrated by Christians
Russian Civil War: Fought between the Red Bolsheviks (atheist doctrine) and the White Army (Eastern Orthodox Monarchists)
Congo Free State: Run by Belgian Catholics
Second Sudanese Civil War: Fought between predominantly Muslim Arabs and Christian, Muslim, and indigenous blacks, headed by a declared Muslim state.
Congolese Civil War: Fought by Catholic Christians against Catholic Christians.
Afghanistan: Waaaaay Muslim
Iran-Iraq: Your first secular government (Okay, a Secular-Muslim hybrid). Iran is, of course, Muslim as all get out.

...And so on and do forth. I'm not even going to bother to check the numbers, since I'm sure anyone dumb enough to label the Hutus and Tutsis as "secular" is no doubtr also making up the numbers as he goes along (both are strongly Roman Catholic groups, though the Tutsis have been converting to Islam in drives due to Catholic priests helping kill them in the conflict.)



posted on Feb, 19 2008 @ 06:29 PM
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Ahem. Pagan here. *Waves* Hi. I'm sorry you dislike these symbols on your church (Hey, don't blame you, it's probably disconcerting.) But I'm not sure how this translates into being "corrupt" or something.

Ask the heads of your church. For all you know, the architects just thought these things looked pretty. Happens all the time.



posted on Feb, 19 2008 @ 06:41 PM
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On the topic, my friend wrote

this

this

and this

... I can't sum it up any better.



posted on Feb, 19 2008 @ 06:44 PM
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And, to conclude my small flood...

I see you promoting Buddhism as sort of a "perfect" religion, tolerance-wise. Now, perhaps in the ideal, that's true (I haven't studied too deeply into the religion and its many sects, myself). But Buddhists have been every bit as bloody as the Abrahamic religions. Read up on why Buddhism's rather rare in India - because the Buddhists tried to convert everyone and got their butts kicked in what may have been the biggest, bloodiest religious war of ancient history. Look at the near-extermination of the Bon faith in Tibet, and the actions of the Lamas after securing their rule. Buddhism was the religion of samurai who would kill without a thought of remorse or regret because of the "no mind" mentality.

I don't want to sound bigoted here, but the "Buddhism" we see here in America and Europe is severely watered-down. This can be good, or it can be bad, depending on your outlook. But either way it's easy to get the image of Buddhism's history as being squeaky-clean. Fact is, there are painful few religions that don't have blood on their hands. Even Scientology has murdered people, and I've seen some nasty fistfights pop up among Wiccans over Doctrine, which is, hoenstly, the oddest thing I've ever seen...



posted on Feb, 19 2008 @ 06:56 PM
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Sadly friend, words are far more powerful then you give them credit. If one believes that God himself spoke the words, then the words are probably the most powerful and influential aspect of said persons life.

Many religions use their stories and parables as utter truths, that the word written was the word said, and life must revolve around the book.

Christianity is one of them.

Strict organized dogmatic religions will be, by nature, rigorous systems of control, both thought by the directions of how someone should perceive the written word, and by physical action, to ensure all actions abide by the written word.

Words direct our religions, our governments, our philosophies, our education. To manipulate the word is to manipulate the mind. To manipulate the mind is complete, and utter control.

Every religion will have a form of dogma, a form of control, a form of conformity that makes them what they are - a religion, and sometimes a nation.

Give credit to words, because words have through out history displayed that they alone carry the voice of the people, of gods, of legends.. and have withstood every force from tyrannic control to religious holy persecution. They have also been used as a saving message of peace and the glories of all the Gods.. and as excuses and reasonably justification for the worlds most heinous crimes. Often the two separate messages come from the same words.

Humanity may be the evil of religion, but religion is a man made product, and that much is easily reflected in our worlds history of various religions.



posted on Feb, 19 2008 @ 07:14 PM
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Originally posted by danx

Personally I believe that it has an impact, yes.
There are obviously other variables that have a saying in the temperature of Earth and our climate, but the scientific research that I've seen, plus the fact that Big Oil seems to have been trying to delay and derail Global Warming research, leads me to the conclusion that there's definitely something to it.
[edit on 19-2-2008 by danx]


Have you looked into HAARP??
Global Warming?



posted on Feb, 19 2008 @ 07:17 PM
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I'm of no denomination(Christianity)
I don't attend a Church where I'm a member.

I met Jesus AT HOME. By Myself.
I was a feminist, but, was converted.

How would you say I'm controlled?



posted on Feb, 19 2008 @ 07:23 PM
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Would you say that your life has changed in some perceived manor since "finding" Jesus?

Its control. Not all control is bad control, nor apparent control, or something you would think is controlling. However, you read the word and became conditioned to what it said.





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