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Originally posted by elfulanozutan0
I would like to point out something. So please, people on both sides of the debate don't be subjective or biased.
I can partially agree with "ditching" religion, however, not entirely. He doesn't seem to realize that it isn't the text of religions or their beliefs that cause the "problems" we have today. The source of the problem is people being blinded by high officials that deliberately misinterpret religious doctrines so that they are able to exert a certain political agenda for certain profitable interests and to exert control.
It is the same way with voting for republicans or democrats, they misinterpret real conservatism and liberalism to push their political agenda for their corporate campaign contributers and corporate lobbying colleagues. While in reality they misinterpret their political "beliefs" but they don't even practice those.
Same with advertising, you can "choose" what you want to do, but suggestive thinking through corporate advertisement implants subliminal
memories that cause your perspective to change, that is the point of advertising.
So please don't just go and chastise religion. Blame the ones who lead the religions and misinterpret the doctrines for their political agenda.
The bible doesn't say what evangelicals believes. It is meant so that you are able to read it yourself and take what personally enlightens you. Don't allow some money hungry person you don't know to tell you what to believe. The same goes for all religions. It's for your personal enlightenment and for a better life. Same with politics DON'T TRUST ANY CANDIDATE THAT TAKES CONTRIBUTIONS FROM CORPORATIONS THAT LOBBY CONGRESS. VOTING FOR THEM IS JUST YOU GIVING YOUR CONSENT FOR THEM TO DO WHAT THEY WANT. IT IS REAL TAXATION WITHOUT REPRESENTATION
[edit on 27-3-2010 by elfulanozutan0]
Originally posted by bringthelight
Maybe we do need the aliens to come down and tell us we are wrong about god.