reply to post by robwerden
This is a very "Hypothetical" synopsis. Religions are alive and well, for the follower's of such beliefs, and by standards of equivocating it to a
"Run-Away-Train" is the only answer I would have to give as a description of even trying to stop religions.
There have been points of views on inquiries of "What ifs" of this being plausible, and they are defending themselves, and respectful at that.
Nothing wrong with differences, just so they stay at a candor of understanding and acceptation to the "Thoughts" of people feeling this way about
I have not seen the movie "Religious" yet, but am wanting to go, I like Bill Mauer, he has a lot of insight of personal and shared beliefs as well.
But, I , without seeing the movie, think it was created to antagonise the religious groups at face value. Bill is very opinionated and direct, combine
that with his sarcasm, quite a potent mix.
I see there are some here posting of the personal thoughts of this taking place would leave an opposite of what you would think the state of the world
would be left as, and with that in mind, and with respect for the , what is it 95% of the worlds believers of something as whole, they are entitled to
their own. Thing of it is, "Religion was and is the most postulated for of any accepted origins of man, it will not be going anywhere soon."
One poster mentioned rewriting of laws? Definitely don't know about that.
Another poster mentioned that the world would be a lost cause? Don't agree with that either.
And yet another poster went as far as saying if religion is the poison of the people, then the people are the poison of the planet? "That I agree
Jodi Foster , the actress from "Contact" said it pretty well when she had to make her confessions to a tribunal of her trip , "We are so small, and
we realise just how insignificant we are, something happened, but I don't know what, but it is bigger than ourselves and more beautiful than possibly
imagined, if I could just share that, the small and insignificant feelings I had, I would share it with the world." Or something like that, not an
exact quote, but I will supply one if necessary.
We are a lonely and self content race, even as another poster had said "They hide behind their religion" because it allows them to justify their
place in society as a whole. We are the virus that destroys everything, even ourselves, We build and destroy quite effectively, both in a physical
sense and the more popular psychological ways . There is only one thing to do with the kind of confrontation if you are a religious purpose, to hope
and "PRAY" things get only better for the particular outcry, hope has always been there, the praying part falls short of the analogies of the first
human emotion, which is directed towards being fear, thus the need for sanctity and refuge from thing's that have gone arye and are overwhelming to
the practitioner of religions.
For the record, I am a "Retracted Lutheran/Christian" but I am now "Atheist". I am not ashamed of my deviations from religion and will be content
as I stand on my own two feet with out the aid of idol "Prayers" being answered. It was exactly what you had mentioned before, and I had my
interpretations of religion "Corrected" by the "Common Sense" analysis of your first posted thoughts. Though the station and title of the position
I now hold does create some disturbing scenarios for me, and my family being "God" oriented don't question my decision, they still have a different
aura to them when issues of religion come into conversation and they know I am there to listen, but with a few passing of such conversations, my
family realized that I wasn't the "Anti-Christ" set out to alter the worlds Christian faiths, [Snicker] (Funny story behind that snicker, so don't
take it personal readers.) and that it was a conclusion derived from my own acceptance of who I was and why I am here, what I do and also what I
don't do, That there is consequences for actions and there is no one else to blame other than myself for such outcomes and dilemmas, that there is no
one more responsible for me than myself, and there fore , religion is out the window and a higher perception of insight allows me to be more
"Acceptable and Realistic" for who I am.
Really picked out a "Barn Burner" of a subject, but it as a "Whole" can remain civil and respectful, IMHO.....