If religion were gone, communism, athiesm woud take over, free thought without rules which leads to destruction.
and the fact is that without religion people who create nukes will destroy ourselves faster then religion would. I garuntee you that anyone who
follows Christ true teachings could not create a nuke.
I suppose you somehow know these things by dead fact.
Now you are telling me that true religion has created no evil, no war and no weaponry. Well all we have to do is look into the past at the myriad
deaths and war started in the name of God to refute that. So that brings me to a big understanding I have missed for a long time. I see one of three
1. You're religion DOES cause war and pain
2. You are mistaken then and your religion is nowhere near as big as you thought (will explain in a moment)
3. You have your 'facts' wrong
On suggestion 2...
Let's say for a moment you are right and Christianity (REAL Christianity) has never caused a war, made a weapon, or inflicted pain. Well in that case
I say to you that your religion is much much smaller than you think; maybe but a huge percentage. I have served in the AF for many years now. Have
slightly over a decade until I can retire. I've served both active duty and reserve.
My job in the reserve is that of a chef. I love what I do because I adore cooking.
My job in Active Duty was as a Nuclear Weapons Specialist. I built them, fixed them and made sure they worked if ever needed. Now with all that being
Anytime you go to a controlled military function teo things are guaranteed.
1. It will be a beautiful affair if done right
2. There will be a Christian prayer before the event starts or after it finishes.
Now as a Pagan it truly doesn't bother me. I can go inside myself and ignore the prayer and not disturb everyone else praying, which is the vast
majority of the room. Now all of these Christians in the room are ready for war at anytime and that doesn't phase me one bit. Defense of the country
is not a bad thing. What bothers me is that the same people who just bowed their head in reverence return to their shop the next day and talk about
how they own their wife, smack their kids around, and wish like hell we'd release an ICBM on Afghanistan and melt it down to beaded glass. These are
your Christians and Catholics who want to let go a bomb that can destroy a several mile area in a millionth of a second. That's the time it takes to
raise the plasma ball which vaporizes a soft target (civilians like to call soft targets 'people' but frankly it makes no difference what you are
when the thermal detonation takes over)
So what is it? Are you warlike and goddess forbid...human... like the rest of us? Or are Christians infallible and there are truly only a few out
If you ask me, religion of damn near any sort died ages ago and I wish the remnants would die too. Spirituality, believing in God or a deity...these
are good things because they teach honest peace and harmony. Frankly I am sick of the whole 'God gives you the only real grace' because frankly,
like the rest of ANY religion...you simply will never prove it. Some of the most graceful, kind and gentle people I've ever seen don't know who
The definition of grace...
1. elegance or beauty of form, manner, motion, or action.
2. a pleasing or attractive quality or endowment.
3. favor or good will.
4. a manifestation of favor, esp. by a superior: It was only through the dean's grace that I wasn't expelled from school.
5. mercy; clemency; pardon: an act of grace.
6. favor shown in granting a delay or temporary immunity.
7. an allowance of time after a debt or bill has become payable granted to the debtor before suit can be brought against him or her or a penalty
applied: The life insurance premium is due today, but we have 31 days' grace before the policy lapses. Compare grace period.
Now clearly, number 2, 4, 6 and 7 aren't quite as relevant to the conversation at hand but let's look at this.
I am going to go against my own belief here and stroke my own ego a second.
I am always showing people beauty of mind and love and good will and mercy (in the military I am a Staff Sergeant. Right now I have an Airman below me
who is constantly messing up and I try as best I can to be a good gu and see through what is really happening to find the best result for her.)
All of these things fit me on a day-to-day basis...yet no God...I have a goddess...but no God
So what am I? A liar? Or maybe I am just a good human who realizes you don't need someone cosmic to tell you how to be good to others.