Jesus knew what he was doing when he wrote the Constitution. Buy an assault rifle, tote the Bible, show a little cleavage and above all, don't use birth control. It's the Christian thing to do.
Way to go, Hobby Lobby.
Arthur Schlesinger once said that more wars have been fought between groups speaking different languages than between groups with religious differences. And that makes sense: the inability to effectively communicate.
Well I don't agree with that statement, since religion effects one's state of consciousness. People make their choices , decisions, and problem , when they based it on morality which is based on an ideology.
If their is a communication barrier, and there is understanding, compassion combined with reason and logic. Quarrels can easily be solved with the understanding that there is a communication barrier and more effort needs to made that opposing people would understand. Using imagery such as pictures, glyphs and symbols is the best way to communicate when language and text is complicated and different from each other from opposing cultures.
Belief in religion tends to cloud the conscious thought and references of morals are attached to text and doctrine from holy books as guidelines, where logic, reason, compassion and understanding.
would normally prevent a quarrel between different cultures.
I think religions can't survive without wars ... they constantly need to find a new enemy to maintain cohesion
Wars are more typically over border disputes, battling for access to resources, and other matters having little or nothing to do with religion. Even in the case of Hitler's genocide of the Jews, their religion was a Maguffin. He was equally opposed to gypsies. Judaism may have defined the Jews as a target, but he was opposed to them for quasi-racial reasons, not religious reasons.
lol Really ?
@Omar - It depends upon how you define a "war." If you mean shooting wars, no. If you mean wars over perceived differences in values, perhaps.
@Unseen I have to at least partly agree with your 'different languages' argument. However, doesn't that take it back to religion again? After all, wasn't it god who 'did there [Babel] confound the language of all the Earth'? ;-)
Join Think Atheist
Welcome toThink Atheist
Get Started Nowor Sign In
Or sign in with:
Started by Dale Headley in Small Talk. Last reply by Gallup's Mirror 1 hour ago.
Started by ỮŊĐÜムÅ†ĮØńệ尺 in Physics, Astronomy, Cosmology. Last reply by Ward Cressin 20 hours ago.
Started by ỮŊĐÜムÅ†ĮØńệ尺 in Physics, Astronomy, Cosmology. Last reply by _Robert_ 17 hours ago.
Started by Lamia Rhzouli in The Bible, The Koran, and other scripture. Last reply by Lamia Rhzouli 6 hours ago.
Started by Belle Rose in Society. Last reply by SteveInCO 12 hours ago.
Sunday School June 28th 2015
Sunday School June 21th 2015
Sunday School June 14th 2015
Posted by innerspaceboy on July 2, 2015 at 6:30pm
Posted by Davis Goodman on June 26, 2015 at 11:20am
Advertise with ThinkAtheist.com
© 2015 Created by umar.
Report an Issue |
Terms of Service
Please check your browser settings or contact your system administrator.