Originally posted by Mynaeris
This is more of a philosophical rather than a religious or political debate.
One has to primarily start by seperating what is animal nature and what is man's nature. people are always anxious to convince others that man is superior to animals.
So what are the animal drives - feeding, reproducing and general survival? However whether you are a Christian or a Buddhist the basic tenet of human existence is the improvement of himself, his tribe and the global society as a whole. Taking that as your point of departure it makes Christianity a very natural pursuit.
Good response here. I hadn't thought of it as human nature against animal nature. But, you also said the magick words....."improvement of himself". So, how does this pertain to religions.....most of the religious people out there (most...not all) do not limit this to self, but rather want to force their beliefs on others.