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To this point I understand you, then you throw me a curve.
So in other words, Religion = Faith/Belief which is the moral rhetoric used to justify how any particular person(s) chooses to live.
Don't we have to have some moral rhetoric to justify how we live? Mine happens to be the Bible, with an emphasis on the New Testament, but doesn't everybody have to have something?
This is inherently the reason why religion as a whole is bad.
Your position is that some people have the wrong rhetoric, and some people have the right rhetoric? If you had explained how to tell the difference, the distinction would have been more helpful.
It's because people craft outlandish and ridiculous and unchallengeable rhetoric to justify their actions, instead of acting in an appropriate way because they truly know and understand without fault, why things are right and wrong.
Free people don't commit murders, but slaves and the unaware murder in order to continue the oppression of the unaware, who are the murderers. Sorry, but you're going to have to help me out here, one more time. I wish I was able to follow, but there must be a word or an idea that I'm misinterpreting.
Either we are all free and not oppressed and thou shalt never murder, or we only think we are free and not oppressed but we murder on occasion to silence dissent, to continue the oppression of those unaware.
And diversity among one religion will cause the same outcome, fabricated war.
Diversity in argument = non-agreement. Non-Agreement = The pretense of war.
Originally posted by rival
Religion is nothing more than a panacea to ease the pain of our realized mortality.
For the most part we join the religion of our parents or the prevailing religion of the
region we were born into. It is very hard to believe in something other than what your
parents and peers believe, and for the sake of convenience we generally stick to
the religion we were "born" into. We find comfort and justification in the many
like-minded people that religion provides.
It is lazy, it is convenient, and it is without courage.
I'll take the innate and indescribable spirituality that I feel over the pre-packaged
dogma of any organized religion.
you are absolutely right. i am not part of the sheeple project, nor do i intend to be. spirituality, in my opinion, trumps any religion ever invented. i know who i am, and i know whats right morally and ethically. i do not need religion telling me this. its built in to every human. they just dont see it, lose it, or let others tell em how to use it. im my own person nobody tells me whats right or wrong. we dont need religion to do that, just integrity and morality.
I do not need a sheperd...I am not a sheep