Madelyn Picard
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Religion is devisive

Started this discussion. Last reply by Zenith Jan 5. 20 Replies

Originally I was a non-practicing Catholic.  Then a very devout Catholic; then a Evangelical Protestant; now an atheist.  Why this progression?  Influences from family and others, problems in…Continue

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Madelyn Picard replied to Unseen's discussion 'Do you really understand and accept death? Your death?'
"Yes, yes, when you're dead, you're dead. Period.  Don't dress me up and paint me up and lay me out; don't write sappy stuff in the obits, don't wish it otherwise, just accept it.  Because that's the way it is."
Apr 4
Madelyn Picard replied to Jake LaFort's discussion 'LOCATION'
"All of the precious stones described in Heaven are very plentiful.  But on earth, what makes precious stones  precious is that that they are rare.  So, if they are so plentiful in Heaven, doesn't that make them NOT precious????"
Mar 30
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Mar 29
Madelyn Picard replied to Christiano Lucarelli's discussion 'I think this may prove Christianity right!'
"There must be something the matter with me.  If I cannot see it, touch it, feel it, do it, I do not believe it exists.  Where is Heaven?  Where is Hell?  Who can walk on water?  Who can change water into wine?  Who can…"
Mar 7
Madelyn Picard replied to Violetta Fay's discussion 'Why should America be Pro-Israel?'
"Just another example of the divisiveness of religion.  It's another WE and THEM situation.  Our God gave us this land; therefore you cannot own it.  WE have a right to it; YOU do not. . ."
Jan 25
Madelyn Picard replied to Dr. Bob's discussion 'It's hard to know where to start'
"This is a very interesting and informative discussion.  I am appalled that so many are not vaccinating their children.  My children were small long before vaccines were available, and they all suffered with measles, chicken pox, mumps,…"
Jan 12
Madelyn Picard replied to Dustin Eveland's discussion 'The Afterlife'
"There are no ghosts.  There is no God.  We are born, we live, we die. Period."
Jan 6
Zenith replied to Madelyn Picard's discussion 'Religion is devisive'
"Religion is a social construct, one of its functions is to bind the members of the 'tribe' (social group) and therefore makes a point of dissociating non-members. The point about these 'truths' is that for different tribes…"
Jan 5
Davis Goodman replied to Madelyn Picard's discussion 'Religion is devisive'
"That's the idea according to the "God-god-Go" double episode of South Park (which is a must see...Season 10 Episodes 12 and 13.) It also includes some great parodies of false atheists, Richard Dawkins, 70s sci-fi shows and the human…"
Jan 5
Davis Goodman replied to Madelyn Picard's discussion 'Religion is devisive'
"No. That's a lie. Go to Lebanon where they share the very same culture and historical background, eat the same food and share the same streets, work in the same company...yet is a country equally divided by Christians and Muslims. Please go to…"
Jan 5
Dustin Eveland replied to Madelyn Picard's discussion 'Religion is devisive'
"You know, I was just thinking about this very thing these past few weeks, I mentioned it to my co-worker, he said, "The religions don't cause trouble, people do."  I therefor replied, "There are religions that require you to…"
Jan 5
Daniel W. replied to Madelyn Picard's discussion 'Religion is devisive'
"Madelyn, I agree with you about the divisiveness of religion, and your description of us/them mentality seems key.  For those in the in-group, religion provides security, sense of family, mutual support - although sometimes it seems like mutual…"
Jan 5
Belle Rose replied to Madelyn Picard's discussion 'Religion is devisive'
"Religions reflect cultural values Davis, not the other way around..."
Jan 5
Strega replied to Madelyn Picard's discussion 'Religion is devisive'
Jan 5
Gregg RThomas replied to Madelyn Picard's discussion 'Religion is devisive'
"I may have just come up with the way to end Religion. Brain Storm. All we have to do is think of a time in the future when there is no religion.  Then think from that point in the future backwards into the past until we get to present…"
Jan 4
Gregg RThomas replied to Madelyn Picard's discussion 'Religion is devisive'
"Would Not!!!"
Jan 4

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