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Authorities say a teenager from a faith-healing family died from an illness that could have been easily treated, just a few months after a toddler cousin of his died in a case that has led to criminal charges.
Originally posted by slackerwire
The sooner religion dies out the better off everyone is.
Hell, eradicating religion would save lives.
Originally posted by Nerevar
Why do people feel the need to attack / dismiss religion just because they have no faith? Is it due to the fact that it is human nature to fear what we do not understand?
Originally posted by burdman30ott6
There is no such thing as a concept which cannot be twisted to fit an agenda. OR we can live in the real world and accept the fact that not everyone agrees with everyone else and sometimes conflicts arise.
Man is ingenius, and if given the proper motivation, could probably turn this seemingly innocent concept into something sinister. It doesn;t have to be logical, it doesn't have to be grounded in reality, it simply has to be worded in such a way that ignorant people will gobble the agenda up. There really is no uncorruptable concept, if man is smart enough to dream soemthing up, another man is smart enough to twist it around for his own purpose. And the rest of the men are stupified enough to be in awe of these men and defer judgement to them. We all base our knowledge on information passed down through other people, somewhere along the line this information is bound to be corrupted,misconstrued, or simply mistaken.
Originally posted by LastOutfiniteVoiceEternal
However we can not argue over the fact that Hydrogen2 and Oxygen1 combined creates water here on this planet. That is a concept which can not be twisted to fit an agenda, it's called objective observation.
I disagree. A concept is simply an idea, thought, or philosophy. It must be wielded by someone with an agenda to become a threat.
Yes concepts do kill people and cause problems.
And this is a perfect example of what I said. Religion,at the very beginning, was just a concept of moral guidelines and the ebst attempt at explaining the (then) unexplainable. It was just an idea, over time men took control of this and twisted it around to suit their agendas. Without people following this agenda, it has no power. There have been countless religions over time, and only a few had any power. These are the religions that were expertly manipulated by men who understood the way people think and behave, and this is what led us to where we are with organized religion. Religion as a concept can be a beautiful thing, but as a tool of greedy power hungry men, it is a threat.
Essentially religion is an extremely dangerous and fanatic organization where one man (pope, pastor, etc.) can sway the minds of many. I'd rather all minds be objective minds of their own, not controlled by subjective opinion through brainwashing.