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Is religion a mental disorder?

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posted on Nov, 18 2013 @ 10:19 PM
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No offence intended but I look at religion as an obsolete operating system.
It might have served a purpose when all a man did was rape and eat anyone smaller than himself but in the modern world, religion creates more problems than it solves.
All religion seems to do now is get in the way of man's progress as a species.
Since the dawn of time, man has only known one constant:

Everything we thought we knew (in the beginning) was later revealed to be wrong.
World is flat...wrong.
Stars are pinholes in the curtains of night...wrong.
Moon is made out of green cheese...wrong.
God created the universe...can you guess what I am about to say next?

There's no way that everything we thought we knew about the ancient world is wrong except god.
Somehow they actually got that part right when there's not a shred of proof or evidence in this day and age? Not bloody likely.

As for organization, the last thing I would EVER do is let the church watch over my children.
I'd sooner blow my brains out than allow them to suffer as I have at the hands of the catholics.
If religion is organized....truely organized and civilized as you claim...then why can't any of you get the priests to stop raping the children?
Or is that your version of civilized?

(Don't bother to answer that one...it's rhetorical)

We do not see eye to eye and it's my assumption that we never will.
Stop all the rampant child abuse in religion and maybe I'll reconsider my position but until then...you're all nuts.

-Peace-




posted on Nov, 18 2013 @ 10:36 PM
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If collectivism is a mental disorder (and I contend that it is) then yes. Religion is a form of collectivism.



posted on Nov, 18 2013 @ 11:05 PM
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I said multiple times that 'religion has been used by vested interests for political purposes. We must guard against that'.

Yes, there are mal-practices in religion.

Child abuse of any form is wrong. Did Jesus condone child abuse. No.

You have every right to criticize malpractices in your religion and take action against it.

However people without religion are generally worse off. What avenue people are left with to meet and share views and travails of life?



posted on Nov, 18 2013 @ 11:17 PM
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GargIndia
What avenue people are left with to meet and share views and travails of life?


I call it "talking over a cup of coffee" and I don't need god or religion to do that.
As for being worse off?



It would appear you spoke in error.

-Peace-
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posted on Nov, 19 2013 @ 05:05 AM
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Please don't post videos of Stefan Molyneux. He is a cult leader and his fake made up philosophy will lead to Hell.



posted on Nov, 19 2013 @ 09:27 AM
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I read an article that said those who are more likely to believe in conspiracy theories are also more likely to conspire. This is more of a mental disposition. Kind of like when a spouse starts to think their significant other is cheating because they themselves are.

And yes, religious people are a bit nutty.



posted on Nov, 19 2013 @ 09:37 AM
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Wow.
"Atheism is a made-up cult"?
You're insane.

-Peace-


edit on 19-11-2013 by Eryiedes because: Typo

edit on 19-11-2013 by Eryiedes because: Altered Sentiment



posted on Nov, 19 2013 @ 09:59 AM
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Eryiedes
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Wow.
"Atheism is a cult".
You're insane.

-Peace-


edit on 19-11-2013 by Eryiedes because: Typo


it's a religion.

yeah, officially, tax exempt and have mega-churches.

welcome to my world.



posted on Nov, 19 2013 @ 10:17 AM
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No, it's not.
Even calling atheism a religion is a slap in the face to the english language.
Are you going to make me post definitions again to illustrate how you are wrong?
The so-called megachurches are a sick joke.
I don't identify with them any more than I identify with you.
They're just a bunch of ex-religious people who still don't know how to act outside of a religious context.

-Peace-
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posted on Nov, 19 2013 @ 05:47 PM
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No, it's not.
Even calling atheism a religion is a slap in the face to the english language.
Are you going to make me post definitions again to illustrate how you are wrong?
The so-called megachurches are a sick joke.
I don't identify with them any more than I identify with you.
They're just a bunch of ex-religious people who still don't know how to act outside of a religious context.

-Peace-


Then why so religious about it?



posted on Nov, 19 2013 @ 06:37 PM
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No more a mental disorder than spending inordinate amounts of time on websites like this.



posted on Nov, 19 2013 @ 07:00 PM
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Aphorism
Then why so religious about it?


Not religious.
Disgusted.

-Peace-



posted on Nov, 20 2013 @ 06:36 AM
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Eryiedes

GargIndia
What avenue people are left with to meet and share views and travails of life?


I call it "talking over a cup of coffee" and I don't need god or religion to do that.
As for being worse off?

It would appear you spoke in error.

-Peace-
edit on 18-11-2013 by Eryiedes because: Bad Link


A few friends can meet for coffee, no doubt, but there will be no leadership.

Only a spiritual man or a man of religious authority has been a source of guidance to large number of people. Even politicians have often looked for help from religious authorities.

It is OK if you do not believe in any religion, but that is not reason enough to run down all religions.



posted on Nov, 20 2013 @ 08:48 AM
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Did i say that? You clearly have no idea who Stefan Molyneux is.



posted on Nov, 20 2013 @ 09:13 AM
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I know exactly who he is and what Freedomain Radio represents.
But you are free to believe the hatchet pieces nonetheless.
I KNOW it would make you feel better to know that the facts surrounding the insanity of religion stay secret.
You feel free to post whatever evidence you have and I'll keep refuting it with facts...best to start a new thread for it though so you don't derail this one.
I have seen it all so I am well prepared for anything you might post.
You forget, these are not new accusations...only inaccurate as if they were indeed factual...no one would listen to him and the site would have died years ago when the so-called "defoo" scandal first occured. He'd have been jailed long ago.
You'll post nothing here I haven't seen & heard before.
In the meanwhile, you need to face the fact that atheism isn't a made-up cult.
It's the cure for what ails mankind.

-Peace-


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posted on Nov, 20 2013 @ 09:16 AM
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GargIndia
Only a spiritual man or a man of religious authority has been a source of guidance to large number of people. Even politicians have often looked for help from religious authorities.


What you suggest is that the world be lead by priests?
Why?
So we can all be molested together?

-Peace-



posted on Nov, 20 2013 @ 09:55 AM
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posted on Nov, 20 2013 @ 10:24 AM
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This is a common mind set amongst Christians.
The Bible tells them it's impossible for them to murder.
They can only release the soul to god.
We have a word for that and it's called psychopathic.

Any Christian that subscribes to this belief is clinically insane.
They can kill when it suits them (just like a Jihadist) because their victem isn't dead...he's just resting his eyes in heaven.
Isn't it curious that when it comes to abortion they don't seem to believe the same thing?
Nothing but a wall of contradictions and monstrous behavior in that book.

-Peace-



posted on Nov, 20 2013 @ 12:00 PM
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Not religious.
Disgusted.

-Peace-


Blaming non-physical entities for the world's woes ("religion"), calling people insane for not adhering to the same authorities as you (Freedomain Radio), making sweeping generalizations about entire groups of people based on little to no tangible evidence ("you're all nuts")...

Sounds religious to me.



posted on Nov, 20 2013 @ 12:13 PM
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This is a common mind set amongst Christians. The Bible tells them it's impossible for them to murder.
They can only release the soul to god.


Forgive my bluntness, but that is not just wrong, I believe it is a lie. Either that or the statement of someone who can not tell truth from falsehood on this question. I have never met a Christian who thought anything remotely like this about murder, or any other sin.

I'm astounded that that idea could be seriously entertained by anyone not writing in the fiction forum. If you're making a charge like that, show the proof. Common among Christians? I'll take one in four as being "common."

Come on, present your proof that a quarter of Christians believe that they can not commit murder, they're only "releasing the soul." Show me that, and I'll write you a dozen letters of abject apologies. If you can't, I expect you to withdraw that bizarre claim.

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