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All the world's major religions, with their emphasis on love, compassion, patience, tolerance, and forgiveness can and do promote inner values. But the reality of the world today is that grounding ethics in religion is no longer adequate. This is why I am increasingly convinced that the time has come to find a way of thinking about spirituality and ethics beyond religion altogether.
Originally posted by wrdwzrd
What do you think?
The moment we admit that questions of right and wrong, and good and evil, are actually questions about human and animal well-being, we see that science can, in principle, answer such questions. Human experience depends on everything that can influence states of the human brain, ranging from changes in our genome to changes in the global economy. The relevant details of genetics, neurobiology, psychology, sociology, economics etc. are fantastically complicated, but these are domains of facts, and they fall squarely within the purview of science.
Originally posted by tothetenthpower
reply to post by wrdwzrd
The Dalai Lama is essentially saying that we must move away from traditional religion, organized religion.
He's correct. Personal religion is what should be encouraged and although there is nothing wrong with like minded peopel coming together to express their beliefs and enjoy each other's company; We should encourage people to treat religion like sex.
Keep it in your bedroom.
Religion is the frozen thought of man out of which they build temples. -Jiddu Krishnamurti
But he said, "No, don't worship me. I am a servant of God, just like you and your brothers the prophets, as well as all who obey what is written in this book. Worship only God!"