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The answers will be given if you have unconditional love and genuine concern for others, in meditation, prayer, sungazing and skywatching.
Originally posted by inforeal
As you say religion sucks, so does Hitchens, a so called progressive who supported the Iraq war.
The Ba'athist coup of 8 February 1963 was accompanied by street fighting as Communist activists and supporters resisted the coup attempt. Fighting in Baghdad continued for three days, concentrated in the party's strongholds in the poorer, mainly Shia, districts. When the Baath consolidated its power the ICP suffered an unprecedented campaign of mass physical liquidation. Leading figures and cadres of the Party were tortured to death, including Husain al-Radi. The total number of communists killed is unknown, but was certainly in the thousands.
........ In 1978 Saddam Hussein unleashed a renewed campaign of repression against the party, including the execution of large numbers of party members. In 1979 the party officially broke with the regime.
1. Experience the Absolute and abide by that selflessly No one can prove or "experience" absolute morality. We can prove and experience absolutes though (absolute facts such as the earth being an oblate spheroid or that humans die if they leave earth's atmostphere). I think what you mean here is they cannot obey objective moral commandmants or mindlessly respect authority? A non-religious person can still believe (or "experience") absolute/objective morality anyway. - They just don't pretend it's handed down from "on-high
2. Transcendentally Love everyone equally regardless of creed, culture, gender, etc. An atheist can do this, doesn't require dogmatic or pios belief, nor does it require belief in a creator.
3. The act of completely surrendering the ego in the void of the Absolute into a permanent basis and living selflessly Not sure if this is a "moral" act but an Atheist can do this too. Ego has nothing to do with Atheism, Atheism's ideology consists of one lack of belief; a lack of belief in a deity.
4. I can keep going for pages at a time ......but I think the point is made. No please, do keep going - I will respond to your points. Religion does not have a monopoly over morality.
Originally posted by Danbones
I remember watching a CBC special on the moonies and their brain washing techniques.
Everyone ofthem Identical to the ones used in the catholic mass
Give us a child till he is seven and he is ours for life.- jesuit Maxim
ha thats just like the term military inteligence or the term true god
thats where the word moron comes from
a couple rag heads with box cutters kick the crap out of the whole usa
and they are called terrorists
i can see why the US is Terrified
what was it 12 guys a from a cave against an army that costs more than ALL the other countries put together....
somebody is getting poor value for their money
Originally posted by Danbones
reply to post by JohhnyBGood
that says it pretty good.
Though being decended form a people that were wiped out by smallpox blankets and un kept treaties signed with christians, I do disagree with statement that Islam is more eviolent than christianity.