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Originally posted by Kevin_X2
religion has been at the forefront of every major (and probably minor) war in history. Humanity would die before it ever agreed on a single religion.
However, without religion we would probably find some other principal to fight over. Being separated to the four corners of the earth with a thousand years to become set in your ways makes for an engineered religious war of races where only 1 group will remain.
[edit on 20-7-2009 by Kevin_X2]
Originally posted by Darth Lumina
Your mother in law is an idiot.
Just give her copies of events such as the Crusades, inquisition, etc and ask her if any of that isn't barbaric. How aobut suicide bombers in the name of allah? So many examples we all know of. The world would be so better off without religion.
Originally posted by AKARonco
...I am not saying that "religion" is perfect, but it does hold a great power to keep people "in line" asnot to become power hungry, clan like warlords, that control with fear, and deathmongering. I believe religion does this with fear of repercussion from a "divine being" in my opinion, without this fear of a "divine being" we would be a completely different, and probably much smaller race. without this wanting to please your "GOD" there would be no force to counter act the evil of man. Yes man is evil.
I do not think that all people would be without morales of any kind, but over time, morales would be bred out by survival of the fittest. the "do no harm" type people would eventually be overrun by the greedy, and unmoraled.
I myself try to think what it would be like 500 years ago, and have people that arent "scared" of what "GOD" will do if they are "bad" so to speak.