reply to post by soulpowertothendegree
I looked at the thread title with anticipation.
If religion is so awesome tell me why.
It seemed that the OP wanted people to discuss why religion is awesome. I was fooled, he had no such intent. This is another "I hate religion, and
by the way, I don't believe in God" thread. I'm not sure why there have been so many angry threads about religion recently, it seems that
Thanksgiving and Christmas bring out a confrontational attitude. Why? Got me. But here we go again, episode 42 in the continuing saga of "religion
is stupid" threads.
I just have a very basic problem with this religion concept. It has absolutely no basis for existing if the the fundamental reason is to extoll
the virtues of righteousness.
Let me work with Christianity, I have no idea what Zoroastrianism, Mitraism, or Universal Unitarianism teaches.
Given that, you should be very happy. The fundamental reason for Christianity is not to extol the virtues of righteousness. What sense would that
make? You don't need the Church to tell you that "Goodness is good."
How can you pray to a GOD about anything one minute and then be completely immoral the next? Religion is steeped in hypocrisy.
there are some hypocrites in religion as there are hypocrites in every group, religious or not. It is part of the human condition not to live up to
the ideals we believe in. Religion itself is not hypocritical, but it has followers who are not perfect. Do you ever behave hypocritically? Does
that mean that non-religion is steeped in hypocrisy?
How about just not sinning. Sure, you see this and think of me being on my soap box with my high horse, but I am not a fake and I completely
understand that we all can make mistakes;
I'm not suggesting that your high horse is on a soap box. How I do see you is contradicting
yourself, or at least being illogical. You announce that we are all sinners, then condemn religion for having followers who sin. What?
Ask yourself why you are buying Christmas presents and celebrating a ridiculous notion that is the basis for the economic stimulus we use to
survive in our fake commercialized society?
If you happen to believe that celebrating the Birth of Christ is a ridiculous notion, go right
ahead. But I would like to see some evidence of that. Further, there may be others who agree with your opinion, but it certainly would be correct to
label such a group as "fringe."
I watch the news and see stories about the Pope having a desire to change the way the Vatican operates; that would be great, right? If it
wasn't a crock of poop.
Are you sure this shouldn't be a rant? "Crock of poop?" OK, what's your evidence for this
does it even mean? Are you saying the Pope doesn't have a desire to change Vatican operations?
The fact is, as long as there are homeless people and starving people living on this planet, religion is a farce.
The United States,
spending over $3 trillion dollars are year, can't fix homelessness and starvation right here. You want the Vatican, a sovereign country with an
annual budget the size of Omaha's, to solve the problem for the entire world? Aren't you asking a little much?
But as it stands right now, there is no merit at all to believing or praying to any fake GODs for the sake of redemption in your
I absolutely agree, that's why I don't pray to fake gods, but to the real one.
Do you really need to have religion in your life to know what is right or wrong? I don't. I know what is right and what is wrong.
I don't need religion to understand right from wrong; do you?
And how, exactly, do you know? You can't say it comes from society's laws,
laws can be, and have been shown to be, wrong and immoral. You couldn't have learned it from another person, that's just pushing the question back.
Where did they
learn it from? Certainly, you didn't learn it from school. Nor were you taught by religion, according to you.
So, you claim to have a developed moral code for which the source is unknown. Further, this code must be pretty much the same for everyone in the
world. (If they were different, you'd have no way of judging which was "better.")
If you'd like a discussion, I'd be happy to join you.