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Re: GOD, Religion And Society

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Posted by GwynJ on January 27, 2001 02:45:32 UTC

re: 'The irony is that in the name of their God they commit murder.' they must not have read the passages about 'don't persecute non-believers or put stumbling blocks before those seeking the truth' - it's amazing those passages hadn't been censored out by the very churches who'd use the bible to subordinate people. i agree with all your other statements, and have no explanation for why too many people have been destructive over the ages. but i also wonder if, in the absence of god, those same people would act the same way using another excuse?

re: 'not one of these religions have provided the means that our world society can live in peace with itself.' it may be worth considering one cannot legislate/force a conscience, or even really understand the mentally deranged/mean folks. not really. religions have helped nice people bear up sanely under the burden of tyrants, and have probably been more instrumental in bringing food, medicine, blahblahblah to the world. but is it really reasonable for a human to look to the beliefs of other humans to enforce world order? peace can only begin on a personal choice level, can't it? i've SEARCHED for a magic wand to make certain people in my life nice, and i haven't found it yet! even though i try to be as good a christian as i can! but not all individuals are represented by blanket statements re: religion, anymore than all white people or blue people (or pink elephants!) are exactly the same in their practices. but i don't think i have to tell you that. i agree and sympathize with your observations, it IS sad but true. i think, maybe, it would be sadder still without religions offering a little balance against base natures? don't know.

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