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Still Can't Admit Red-haired Charles Darwin Is Right?

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Posted by Whittier on November 9, 2004 06:49:55 UTC

A religion may be "invalid" -- but maybe we can win a popularity contest and say they are "all valid." That is not a scientific service being performed, though, and risks misleading the ones whose egos one has placated, don't ya think so too?

A PhD wrote:
Perhaps the Rules of Moses for jewish law should be applied to conflicting religions as well. What are the underlying essences that make all religions valid?

Each religion has a biological system. Darwin's system gives rise to different religions than another system. Who needs a religion which proceeds from a God or gods who take more credit than they earned and ask more obedience than they really know how to use properly?
Can't we be gentle and courteous with regard to religions without trying to assert they are all "valid?" If we say each religion is partly coherent in its cultural context (the essence of cultural relativism), is that the same as saying it is "valid?" Not in my dictionary. To be valid, a religion should have "state-of-the-art coherence." This is more likely to be present if the sincerity of the religion is untainted by the delusions and ambitions of this world. Without being "untainted," we will receive too much ego-generated distortion (the egos of others, especially:) ) in our Consideration of deep issues in religion.
If we can be authentic -- then religion can be life itself and not just a vain meandering conversation removed from practice.

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