posted on Apr, 27 2013 @ 12:56 AM
reply to post by 3NL1GHT3N3D1
That's fair enough and more horror and/or evil has been committed in the name of one God or another than any other single cause in human history,
taken in isolation of other factors.
Having said that, it's still always been a minority among Believers of any given Faith who think up and carry out such horrors upon their fellow man
(Often among those of their own Faith who aren't "pious enough".) Some religions are also known for their peaceful nature. Buddhism comes to mind as
one of a few that fall into that. So for the literal sins of the few, however bad they have admittedly been, we'd root for the foundations the many
depend upon to be destroyed?
You'd be seeing a level of inherent goodness and tendency toward empathy and compassion among the majority of the population I've never personally
seen among people. Oh, among a % yes...but nowhere near common enough to rely on that alone for morality and basic human decency to hold over the long
In my own case, I'll be big enough to admit my knowledge of more than the physical life we see while passing these years plays more than a small part
in guiding my own conduct and setting the absolute lines I'll never cross. In my case, other people's beliefs or opinions of that are irrelevant as my
conviction through reincarnation among other factors is simply a fact of life and not one of Faith from where I sit. Others though?
Well... I DID win a debate on the Bible with a born again Christian, one time
. I was so happy with myself I could've just burst.....and I
utterly destroyed a guy I knew as a close friend before that day. Faith WAS a good % of what his whole life revolved around. ...one can say that was
his weakness ...but that has never helped me entirely forgive what I did to him in "winning" and hence, taking that from him.
Some debates aren't worth winning...and others, just never worth having in the first place. (I don't mean discussion like this... I mean debate with a
purpose to actually WIN over a Believer of any Faith). For some, Faith really is all they have for a core in life ..and 'some' number billions
across the major religions.
edit on 27-4-2013 by Wrabbit2000 because: (no reason given)