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What good does religion offer the world today?

 
 
TheCobbler
 
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Reply Wed 19 Jul, 2017 01:33 am
bump
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TheCobbler
 
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Reply Mon 31 Jul, 2017 11:34 am
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Leadfoot
 
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Reply Mon 31 Jul, 2017 01:02 pm
@TheCobbler,
Wish I had the time for a proper response but if interested, this dude pretty much nailed this myth.

https://www.quora.com/What-is-the-real-purpose-of-religion-if-it-has-subdivided-the-world-and-turned-one-against-the-other
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TheCobbler
 
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Reply Tue 1 Aug, 2017 06:25 am
The story of Cain was probably invented to encourage racial cleansing... It is the Bible writers who are guilty of killing their "brothers"... Whose God is more evil? Really...

The Bible Says Canaanites Were Killed, But New DNA Evidence Suggests Otherwise
http://www.patheos.com/blogs/friendlyatheist/2017/07/29/the-bible-says-canaanites-were-killed-but-new-dna-evidence-suggests-otherwise/
TheCobbler
 
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Reply Wed 2 Aug, 2017 06:44 am
Do you ever have a nervous twitch sometimes?
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cicerone imposter
 
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Reply Wed 2 Aug, 2017 09:06 am
@TheCobbler,
I learned as a young teen that believing in the Bible required too much mental gymnastics. All my siblings are still Christians, and I have been an atheist ever since. I admire Buddhism, because it teaches its adherents to improve themselves.
Leadfoot
 
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Reply Thu 3 Aug, 2017 08:00 am
@cicerone imposter,
Quote:
I learned as a young teen that believing in the Bible required too much mental gymnastics.

I learned as a teen about sports requiring too much physical gymnastics.
I was physically lazy.
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Leadfoot
 
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Reply Thu 3 Aug, 2017 08:04 am
I love irony.
The NSFW label on a thread about religion cracks me up!
InfraBlue
 
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Reply Thu 3 Aug, 2017 09:45 am
@Leadfoot,
Read the Kama Sutra and you'll see why an NSFW label is warranted.
Leadfoot
 
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Reply Fri 4 Aug, 2017 08:34 am
@InfraBlue,
I must have missed that post
farmerman
 
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Reply Fri 4 Aug, 2017 09:41 am
@Leadfoot,
why aint you fishin for trout inthe upper Arknsas River?
Leadfoot
 
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Reply Sat 5 Aug, 2017 08:29 am
@farmerman,
Cause I was too busy crashing my Slingshot at the annual Slingshot in the Rockies hill climb race. Avon police are nice enough to close off a 2 mile streach of twisty mountain road for us.

I'd had two pretty good runs but kept turning in too soon at a hairpin turn. On third attempt I made the rookie mistake of focusing on the entry point instead of looking ahead to the apex. When I belatedly shifted focus to it I found myself going 85 mph and saw I had missed the braking point. Was able to slow to 60 before hitting the guard rail. Machine totaled but Just a few bruised ribs for my trouble. Only consolation is I had fastest run of day.

Brought the wreckage back to the ranch and making it into a Rat-Rod to go with the T-bucket pussymobile. Still in CO, wish I had my machine shop here. It will take me back to FL though.

Any updates on the bug-eye?

farmerman
 
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Reply Sat 5 Aug, 2017 09:03 am
@Leadfoot,
sad to hear. Coulda been much worse though. A rat rod slingshot? Ill ask more about that later.(You could make it a turbo lawnmower for the doo dah races in Sacramento)..
The Sprite is getting a totql out of body experience. We broke it down . The engine is gonna get some trickery but the body I being restored(The only things to be non stock are LED lights and a radio. Im having the sets stretched backward so its more comfy for this ole frame. ) The back seat "tub" houses the batteries so Im hving a guy figger out using Lithium hevy load batteries and these will be lower so if they heat , they cant kill. (Im not sure that we can even get the needed amperage).

But still I have fihing tine and beach time.
farmerman
 
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Reply Sat 5 Aug, 2017 09:11 am
@farmerman,
PS, as to the old adage that "You cant do only one thing"> I hav to round up an old Healy METRO, which had a turbo (and a ceramic e manifold. SO its either become a potter or find a Metro. The Metro engine was also a 1275 cc
Leadfoot
 
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Reply Sun 6 Aug, 2017 07:48 am
@farmerman,
Sounds good, you probably won't fall into the trap many body-off restorations do - become a garage queen and get hauled to car shows like the one I went to yesterday. Drive the dang thing!

Cool, Ceramic e-manifold, guess that keeps the heat loss down for the turbo.

Guess this is on topic since Cars are my only 'religion' and they do me a lot of good
farmerman
 
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Reply Sun 6 Aug, 2017 02:22 pm
@Leadfoot,
the hell of it was that the Morris Metro was an exact dup of the mini cooper engine (with the exception of the turbo and ceramics. It had some really enjoyable get up n go.
I DO NOT plan to show the thing. I could hire someone to sit with it should I get coaxed into it. Car shows are, for me, a way to kick my own ass for forgetting some trick that another guy did.
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izzythepush
 
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Reply Tue 8 Aug, 2017 01:14 am
Quote:
Atheists "are broadly perceived as potentially morally depraved and dangerous" - even in secular countries.
According to a new study, some atheists even have an in-built "anti-atheist bias" when it comes to judging a person's morality.
But anti-atheist bias was strongest where there are high numbers of believers, like the United Arab Emirates, United States and India.
Only New Zealand and Finland did not exhibit a clear bias against atheists.
The study, put together by an international team and published in the journal Nature Human Behaviour, took into account the responses of more than 3,000 people across 13 countries and five continents.
Those who took part were asked whether an imagined person, who tortured animals as a child before becoming a teacher and then killing five homeless people, was more likely to be religious or atheist.
Across the study group, it was found people were twice as likely to believe the killer was an atheist.
Study co-author Will Gervais, a psychology professor at the University of Kentucky in Lexington, told news agency AFP: "It is striking that even atheists appear to hold the same intuitive anti-atheist bias.
"I suspect that this stems from the prevalence of deeply entrenched pro-religious norms. Even in places that are currently quite overtly secular, people still seem to intuitively hold on to the believe that religion is a moral safeguard."


http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-us-canada-40856942
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TheCobbler
 
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Reply Thu 10 Aug, 2017 10:00 am
Not Just Trump: How Bernie Sanders' Campaign Also Had Deeply Imbedded Russian Connections
http://www.thepeoplesview.net/main/2017/3/22/manafort-and-friends-how-bernie-sanders-campaign-also-had-russian-connections

Now we know why Bernie recently voted against renewed Russian sanctions...


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TheCobbler
 
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Reply Thu 10 Aug, 2017 10:17 am
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TheCobbler
 
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Reply Wed 16 Aug, 2017 08:50 pm
Trump’s business advisory councils disband as CEOs abandon president over Charlottesville views
https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/on-leadership/wp/2017/08/16/after-wave-of-ceo-departures-trump-ends-business-and-manufacturing-councils/?utm_term=.70d683a150ae

No member of Trump's Evangelical Council has resigned. Goodness, it almost looks as if Big Business is more moral than Big Religion! Mrs. Betty Bowers, America's Best Christian

Mrs. Betty Bowers, America's Best Christian, Trump promises to run presidency as his business. Business promises to run from his presidency.

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