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libertygrl
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Posted 07/05/16 - 3:07 PM:
Subject: Is religion bad for humanity?
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Many have committed atrocities in the name of God. Does that mean religion is bad? Many have committed atrocities in the name of science as well. Does that mean science is bad?

I think it just means that evil arises from a lack of empathy, not from science or religion, or whatever else is used as justification for cruelty.
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Posted 07/05/16 - 3:21 PM:

I think some folks -- rotten eggs from the start -- do crappy things and use religion as the justification, but if it weren't religion, it would sumthin' else.
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Posted 07/05/16 - 3:27 PM:

And: no, religion is not bad for humanity...no more than processed sugar or tobacco, anyway...just that there's always gonna be some folks who'll abuse just about anything that crosses their path (or mind).
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Posted 07/05/16 - 4:01 PM:

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Posted 07/16/16 - 5:22 PM:

worldly religion is bad for humanity as the worlds past history of religious warfare has proven but TRUE :religion is good for humanity peace
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Posted 07/18/16 - 8:47 AM:

Religion can be good for humanity...it can offer direction and stability by way of an ethic...but it's not a given that religion 'is' good for humanity.

Islam, for example, in its unreformed expression, is not good for humanity.

Satanism is not good for humanity.

Certain strains of christianity are not good for humanity.

Hell, certain strains of atheism are not good for humanity.

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Posted 07/18/16 - 8:53 AM:

'true religion'

Seems to me every believer claims his or hers as the true path.

Well and fine...as long as folks aren't crossin' the *line, they can believe whatever they like.









*the line being the nice fence between, for example, me and you...you cross it when you try to make me into a christian...I cross it when I try to make you into a non-christian
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Posted 07/18/16 - 11:46 AM:

true religion ?

true religion is the religion delivered by mankind by GOD through jesus and the apostles ,millions of people believe this some are who the world would call geniuses...ie,..EIENSTEIN...NEWTON ,and many others ....the world and america has hundreds os so called christian ministrie each have a different gospel preach and all belive theirs is the correct gospel making their founders very wealthy peole BY SELLING THE WORD OF GOD ...but these are man made religions and ministries ...there is only ONE true religion and that is the one delivered to us by GODS SON JESUS , if a born again christian did noit fully believe this then he has no right callking himself a christian ...muslims believe THEY gave the correct religion ...hindhus believe they have the right religion...bhudists believe they have the right religion...and sadly jesw believe they have the right religio although they dont believe JESUS is their messiah or the son of GOD ...and so i close with the obvious closure ...
THE FUTURE WILL SHOW ONE WAY OR ANOTHER ...*peace*

Edited by SUNLIGHT on 07/18/16 - 12:03 PM
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