posted on May, 12 2013 @ 06:07 AM
reply to post by logical7
however, overwhelmingly, it has been proven that religious dogma often motivates the force of that religion on others. there are very few exceptions
to this in history.
of course the modern, widely accepted version of american christianity is passive, but the fact that the psychology itself still lends to it going to
the extreme very easily is cause for concern...
force of violence of any ideology is immoral, and is possible given the right conditions. and i would also assert that in spite of the fact that there
is no religion present in the extreme cases of communist ideology where they force their way of life on another, they still are a religion, though not
disguised with a deity or a theology, but they are a religion of authority...
so the same religion of authority can be openly forced on others, or thinly disguised as a spiritual belief system, but they are one in the same...the
identifying factor is that they both lend themselves to tyranny and force the populace in question into their way of thought...
this is wrong, no matter how you look at it, and this can be easily recognized by those that are religious as well as by those that do not follow a
religion or are atheists...wrong is wrong, and i think most people know what is right and what is wrong regardless of their spiritual belief
system...just be on the receiving end of persecution for once, and you will understand that morality or the lack of it, does not have to accompany a
belief system...it can be recognized with or without it...
in cases where people are persecuted because of race, or because they are different...none of those things are because of religion, and in many cases
those who are religious are the persecutors, where is the morality there? the same people who spout off about "situational morality" are guilty of the
same...and only normally extend their morality or good will to those that share the same beliefs as them...
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