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Biggest Single Dislike Of Religion?

 
 
reasoning logic
 
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Reply Mon 30 Aug, 2010 05:38 pm
@Telamon,
I thought that it may have been Time, diseases and infections but who am I to know?
Telamon
 
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Reply Mon 30 Aug, 2010 06:25 pm
@reasoning logic,
reasoning logic wrote:

I thought that it may have been Time, diseases and infections but who am I to know?

How three things can be the number one cause, I don’t even know.

Religion. Not one specifically, but all religion ever. From the Christian Crusades to the Muslim extremists, religion accounts for the deaths of more people throughout history than any other. It is the cause for ample infections and break out diseases/illnesses through countless battlegrounds held in its name. Between justice in His name, or terrorist acts for a beautiful afterlife, religion stands alone as Death itself.
cicerone imposter
 
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Reply Mon 30 Aug, 2010 06:31 pm
@Telamon,
Yeah, I always have to remember that the inquisition and crusades were a couple of the worst religious' based massacres in history of so-called enlightened people.
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reasoning logic
 
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Reply Mon 30 Aug, 2010 06:40 pm
@Telamon,
I do agree that religion or[ ideology] has brought alot of death and it does apear to be what wars are fought about.
It seems that this idea that I am right and you are wrong without any gray in the middle is the problem.
I call this a absolute way of thinking. These people can not be wrong because they are absolutly right in their minds and the others are wrong.
glitterbag
 
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Reply Mon 30 Aug, 2010 06:56 pm
I think my #1 dislike is that people like Jerry Falwel l(God rest his soul) assume they know what God wants and what God hates and (God help us) seems to resonate with some people. No wait, my #1 is that crazy cult from Kansas that heckels mourners at Military Funerals to advance their homophobia.
cicerone imposter
 
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Reply Mon 30 Aug, 2010 06:57 pm
@reasoning logic,
There are many things positive about religion; many charities that help fellow citizens are based on one religion or another. Those who really believe in their god and live a life that treats everybody with respect and dignity also deserves our respect and dignity. Many pray for others good health and welfare; just the thinking of it is a positive exercise. Many pray for those in disaster areas. Those are good thoughts about their fellow humans.

Many believe in their religion for all the right reasons, but I have concluded that religion is an accident of birth. Most follow the religion of their parents, and very few change their religion during their lifetime.

There are always exceptions.
reasoning logic
 
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Reply Mon 30 Aug, 2010 07:00 pm
@glitterbag,
That is pretty awful in itself!
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Telamon
 
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Reply Mon 30 Aug, 2010 07:13 pm
@reasoning logic,
So by your line of thought I can never be right? (whatever right is) I simply laid out what I believe, in my opinion, what is the single most thing I dislike about religion as well as what is the single most cause of death in history (I apologize to the original poster for getting off topic). I have been wrong more often than not to say it lightly. Please if you see something differently then I do, explain it so I might understand, instead of chastising me over my opinions.
reasoning logic
 
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Reply Mon 30 Aug, 2010 07:17 pm
@cicerone imposter,
I do seem to agree with you but I do wonder if they should be shown how to be psychological if possible, for their own good and the good for society. I am not certain that it would be a good thing or not. I would think that it would be
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reasoning logic
 
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Reply Mon 30 Aug, 2010 07:22 pm
@Telamon,
Sorry. Either I wrote it incorrectly or you read it incorrectly. I was not referring to you I was referring to how a belief system seems to think that they have the absolute truth about god. That is only my point of view.
Telamon
 
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Reply Mon 30 Aug, 2010 07:26 pm
@reasoning logic,
My apologies, I shouldn’t read so fast.
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kuvasz
 
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Reply Mon 30 Aug, 2010 07:58 pm
The problem of religions is that the followers often mistake the connotation..... the spirit of the word, and the denotation..... meaning it is a hard fact. This is the basis for the Christian church... the historical Jesus. But his words, even in the gospel of Thomas have to be seen as their connotation... the spirit of the meaning... and the pointing of a way to lead a good life and to seek the transcendent.

This was and is the religious part of the message, a way to a truly religious or transcendent experience.

In other words, I don't have to travel to Jerusalem to visit the Holy Land, because the Holy Land resides inside of me.
Eorl
 
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Reply Mon 30 Aug, 2010 08:41 pm
My biggest single dislike is the assumption of my lack of ability to see real goodness and beauty in life and the universe juxtaposed with what I see as their inability to see real goodness and beauty in life and the universe.
cicerone imposter
 
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Reply Mon 30 Aug, 2010 09:21 pm
@Eorl,
Good things are reported in the media once-in-awhile, but I go by the simple fact that most people I meet face-to-face are pretty good people. I run into many people because of my travels, and most seem to be level-headed and likeable folks.
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The Pentacle Queen
 
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Reply Mon 30 Aug, 2010 10:53 pm
Guilt for being human.
fobvius
 
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Reply Mon 30 Aug, 2010 10:56 pm
@Chumly,
Quote:
Biggest Single Dislike Of Religion?


The management.
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hingehead
 
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Reply Mon 30 Aug, 2010 10:58 pm
Unreasoning certainty. About anything.
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spendius
 
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Reply Tue 31 Aug, 2010 07:15 am
@The Pentacle Queen,
Quote:
Guilt for being human.


Try imagining guilt free organisms Queenie.
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rosborne979
 
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Reply Tue 31 Aug, 2010 07:35 am
@kuvasz,
kuvasz wrote:
The problem of religions is that the followers often mistake the connotation..... the spirit of the word, and the denotation..... meaning it is a hard fact. This is the basis for the Christian church... the historical Jesus. But his words, even in the gospel of Thomas have to be seen as their connotation... the spirit of the meaning... and the pointing of a way to lead a good life and to seek the transcendent.

This was and is the religious part of the message, a way to a truly religious or transcendent experience.

In other words, I don't have to travel to Jerusalem to visit the Holy Land, because the Holy Land resides inside of me.

A good number of non-religious people seem to understand religion better than it's own followers. I wonder why that is.
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Khethil
 
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Reply Tue 31 Aug, 2010 08:16 am
My biggest dislike is hard to put into words. Lemme give it a shot through my own eyes though...

When I realized the temporary nature of my life, that this is likely all that I am - very much like the other critters running about - I felt a desire to really embrace my fellow human. Suddenly my energies, loyalties and best hopes went towards living a good life, being "good", kind, responsible and living fully with my fellows rather than just hoping for some ultimate happiness and peace that might come some day; one that in my heart of hearts was just a wish.

Its hard to explain, but by placing our most personal, deepest and heartfelt hopes into a fantasy, it seems to me that we loose the good we can experience in the here and now of our lives. I suppose it bums me out that behind all those locked doors are people who don't realize how valuable their time is right now to live well; somehow waiting for "ultimate" love or peace while their lives (and our chances to interact well) tick away. People become the enemy because the "real good" is somewhere else - coming in the form of a hereafter, or dispensed via some mystical energy or god.

Hope that made some sense. Thanks
 

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