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religion in general

Started this discussion. Last reply by Erock68la Jul 16. 48 Replies

What makes any one religion more valid than another. Of all the cultures that have existed throughout history, all have expressed a belief in something larger than themselves. It has been proven in…Continue

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daryl sickler commented on Morgan Matthew's photo
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Thunder Rage

"You can't reason with an idiot"
Aug 9
daryl sickler replied to daryl sickler's discussion 'religion in general'
"aside from the endless violence inflicted on those who do not share belief systems, religion encourages those that believe to be intolerant, clinging to a book that was written 2000 years ago when people understood nothing of science or logic.Then…"
Jul 11
Reg The Fronkey Farmer replied to daryl sickler's discussion 'religion in general'
"I tend to agree that most wars are fought over economic resources such as land, either in defence or acquisition of it. While some wars are religious wars all sides tend to claim that their god is on their side as they slaughter each other.."
Jul 11
Dr. Bob replied to daryl sickler's discussion 'religion in general'
"Not even close.  Actual executions over the 300 years of the Spanish Inquisition have been estimated at somewhere around 5,000 or so.  They kept records, so the estimates aren't bad.  Even say estimates are off by a factor of…"
Jul 11
Ed replied to daryl sickler's discussion 'religion in general'
""innate spirituality" - that's opening a huge can of worms. Awe & wonderment of our universe, a sense of moral good, or a desire to be at peace with others are not innate spirituality. Like others on this forum I have not seen a…"
Jul 11
Ed replied to daryl sickler's discussion 'religion in general'
"Dr. Bob, The Spanish Inquisition should at the very least get an honorable mention."
Jul 11
Geoff Boulton replied to daryl sickler's discussion 'religion in general'
"First you need to define 'spirituality'. Is it specifically a need to believe in a 'supernatural' higher power, energy source, etc. or is it simply a need, derived from evolutionary processes, to follow and obey the alpha male in…"
Jul 11
daryl sickler replied to daryl sickler's discussion 'religion in general'
"I could not agree more. More killing has been visited upon innocent people more than those who have been killed in religious wars or simply because they were so called heretics unable to express their beliefs"
Jul 10
captain kingsway replied to daryl sickler's discussion 'religion in general'
" It may be that all religions make people feel good but they all go down the path of dictatorship of a ruling group in charge giving orders, blessings & miracles, also divine instructions & sinister threats when needed. The big failure…"
Jul 10
Dr. Bob replied to daryl sickler's discussion 'religion in general'
"This meme is fascinating to me.  I confess it makes me think atheism is a detriment to logical thinking. Let's try the list of wars by death toll at http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_wars_and_anthropogenic_disasters_by_death_toll Quite…"
Jul 10
Gregg R Thomas replied to daryl sickler's discussion 'religion in general'
"Nothing."
Jul 10
Reg The Fronkey Farmer replied to daryl sickler's discussion 'religion in general'
"Many Atheists seem to think that Buddhism is OK because it does required belief in any Gods. However, critically minded free thinkers (what is what we should aim to be) will see it as basically a “woo” lifestyle. Meditation is good for…"
Jul 10
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religion in general

What makes any one religion more valid than another. Of all the cultures that have existed throughout history, all have expressed a belief in something larger than themselves. It has been proven in the scientific community that humans have an innate spirituality. It would better serve mankind to channel this into a Buddhist mentality which views the world  as one in which we are all connected in a spirit within us that we all can feel.I have been an atheist since my mid teens and have only seen…See More
Jul 10
daryl sickler commented on Morgan Matthew's photo
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only THE BEST BS'er can get away with this.

"I feel with certainty that as a biological entity, no different than a cat or a cow or an ant, that when my cells die then there is nothing. I do not fear this."
Nov 10, 2012
daryl sickler commented on Morgan Matthew's photo
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only THE BEST BS'er can get away with this.

"The simple matter is that no one wants to die, atheist or not"
Nov 10, 2012
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stumpled uponthis and am like minded
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