@kOrsan - I'm more concerned with this part of his statement - "Religion didn't cause violence. People caused violence; selfishness caused violence."
Really? Religion didn't cause violence? Religion didn't give the nutcases not only the attitude that it's okay to murder doctors, but the self-righteous indignity to justify it? Religion didn't justify the actions of those morons who flew our jetliners into the twin towers? Religion didn't pave the way for the inquisitions or the "holy wars"? I have to wonder where the term "holy war" came from if not religion.
I'm also curious why the religious are the people who feel completely justified in statements like "If they don't believe in god, let's burn them at the stake and show them that he really exists!" No, oh no, RELIGION doesn't "cause" violence! What crack do you think Anthony is smoking to make a statement like that? LOL
@Sheri - "Sorry for the typos in my previous comment." -- Too funny! You type better on an iPhone than most people do at a computer! And you are refreshingly articulate, as well. :-)Most certainly religion is the excuse, in most cases. My only point is that without that excuse, many of the atrocities done in it's name wouldn't have been justified. Sure, the members of the KKK would still have been (and still be) just as bigoted, but they wouldn't have had the banner of xianity to hide behind. It's really hard to speak out in public about prejudice, but if you have the bible in your hand, it makes it MUCH easier. When people are chanting "civil rights for all, equally!" it's really hard to be the public voice of "yes, except for the niggers!" but it's really easy to say "yes, but GOD doesn't want equal rights for the fags, so it's not ME, I'm just relaying HIS message". As I said, I agree that religion doesn't necessarily "cause" violence, but it most certainly demonstrably facilitates it.
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