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.
Alright you flat out just demonstrated how ignorant you are on this subject. Wars are fought for land ,wealth and, power.
Therefore, it is the number one reason for starvation and suffering.
WHAT? THAT MAKES NO SENSE. How did you even come to this conclusion? The reason for world hunger is because of poor logistics in the distribution of
food. Food is a commodity, it is bought and sold, not given away for free. The reason the world is hungry is because they are POOR.
And it is the number one reason for Killing innocents - and I include soldiers in this.
No, Evil is the number one reason for killing innocents. Evil exists independent of religion. The very aim of christianity is to ensure that the world
is safe from the evil of men. A person who has no regard for human life or suffering will kill regardless of consequence. Regardless of whether or
not god told them to.
Surely we should get on together and help each other, as human beings?
Yes, that is actually a core tenet of Christianity, Judaism and Islam. You aren't required to and you are not even supposed to attempt to convert
people. you'll even find verses in the various holy texts that support this.
And surely we should try to save our planet?
Dude what are you? 15? christ of course we should. But banning religion will not make things better.
Seriously people like you give rational and respectable non-believers a bad name and image. And for the record I AM religious.
Before you go on some rant about me being brainwashed let me tell you a few things about myself.
1. i have been kicked out of church for defending Atheism.
2. I am a former atheist.
3. I believe god may not be real.
4. I do not attend church.
5. I am actually writing a book defending atheism, Theism, and agnosticism. I even have a chapter that deals with why disbelief does not mean you are
going to hell. I am writing it so rational and respectable atheists can be protected from mindless idiots who defame the image of an otherwise valid
school of thought. My goal is to unite atheists and theists as well as agnostics over one common cause and maybe put an end to this asine zealotry
that is impeding our progress.
[edit on 19-12-2009 by DeathShield]