I agree with you, I dont see why this should be taken into rant, it's something that should be addressed.
The fact that it is a tool and in my opinion created the first NWO causing the 'dark ages'.
Gospel Of Mary Magdalene
Sin as such does not exist, but you make sin
Originally posted by TaraLou
I think that religion, a manmade tool to control people, is the number one reason why people in this world do not get on together.
It is the number one reason for wars - always has been.
Therefore, it is the number one reason for starvation and suffering.
And it is the number one reason for killing innocents - and I include soldiers in this.
Surely we should get on together and help each other, as human beings?
And surely we should try to save our planet?
Matthew, chapters 5, 6, and 7
"Once he taught on a mountainside near the Sea of Galilee. He told people how they should live so that they would be happy and pleasing to God.
He told them to be peacemakers; they would be called the children of God.
He told them to love their enemies, and to do good to people who hated them. They were to pray for people who mistreated them.
He said they were to be like salt, like a city on a hill and like a light that would light the way for others. His followers were to be a good influence on others and try to get other people to do the right thing.
He wanted people to share with others out of love for them.
"Do not judge others", he told them. "And don't worry about things. God will take care of you."
In Mark 10:25, Jesus says:
"It is easier for a camel to go through the eye of a needle than for a rich man to enter the Kingdom of God."
Originally posted by Agree2Disagree
reply to post by TaraLou
what you're referring to is extremism and it's the minority of religious views....
Originally posted by EdCase512
The Spanish Conquistadors (to name but one group that utilized missionaries)would be happy to know that someone still believes that only their morals and taboos need apply.
It's time to leave the dark ages behind us and embrace humanity in its many variations.
Please check your thinly veiled bigotry, known as religion, at the door.