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Originally posted by Avarus
I agree as well. Religions, in general, are good for nothing what so ever. They promote hate, violence, and even genocide. I'm glad this trend is starting to disappear. People put on this self righteous mask and talk down to others in an attempt to scare them into subscribing to what they believe.
I doubt it, but I hope in my lifetime I will see a world without religion. Where not just Christianity but other religions are nothing but a bad memory. We'll all look back and laugh at how ridiculous all of it was. Then we only need to conquer politics and it'll be smooth sailing to a peaceful existence. lol
People put on this self righteous mask and talk down to others in an attempt to scare them into subscribing to what they believe.
The coming evangelical collapse
Originally posted by dizziedame
I am a Christan by choice and a Methodist by birth. I cut ties with organized religion many years ago. I continue to do medical missions and worship with small unorganized groups.
It is my dream that one day we may be able to worship side by side with all religions and non believers in a peaceful environment. We have much to share to make our world a better place.I have friends of all faiths and also friends that are atheist. I love them equally.
If we could ever conquer race and religious differences we could then turn our attention to the greedy capitalist that are destroying our earth.
After attending services in an Evangelical church for almost a year it is my opinion that they would never accept any other religion other than their own.
If we are to save our planet we must agree to disagree and live in harmony with all races and religions.
Peace to all.
[edit on 22-3-2009 by dizziedame]
It is my dream that one day we may be able to worship side by side with all religions and non believers in a peaceful environment. We have much to share to make our world a better place
Originally posted by Solomons
Good riddance,although i will say one thing about extremists or evangelicals..they know and understand the bible far more than their moderate cousins...and always have.I think this is just a natural evolution of culture in the end.In 200 years students will be thinking how absolutely ridiculous we were for believing such drivel..again its a natural progression,one which sadly we are part of the ride,atleast the future generations wont have to endure it.
Originally posted by fatdad
some people are so afraid of the dark that they think an invisable man in the sky will keep the bad things away.....i would also ad that the local churches near me only call at my door when they need money and never to give any...
Originally posted by xmotex
The problem of human irrationality is not due to religion, and will not go away even if religion does.
We have not been wired by evolution (or God if you prefer) to be rational, like computers made of meat, we're wired to be an efficient pack animal in small tribal groups.
I don't think anyone observing a troupe of chimps would describe them as precisely "rational".
Unfortunately our civilizations are very different and far more complex than the small hunter-gatherer groups we evolved to function in.
But people are irrational in groups, and we tend to create belief systems, and express our tribalism through them.
They certainly do not have to be religious: look at Communism and Fascism, two belief systems (both of which regarded themselves as "rational" and scientific") that led to epidemics of mass killing that would shame even the worst religious zealots.
So I think those who welcome the decline in religion as a sign of human progress are naive - we will simply find new "orthodoxies" to kill for.
[edit on 3/22/09 by xmotex]
Originally posted by wonderworld
reply to post by Aermacchi
There are a lot of people who don’t know what faith is. The answer to that is simply believing.
an acceptance that a statement is true or that something exists : his belief in God | a belief that solitude nourishes creativity.
complete trust or confidence in someone or something