View Poll Results: The world would be better with no religion at all. Agree/disagree

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  • Disagree. Though it has faults, religion plays an important role.

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    The world would be better with no religion at all. Agree/disagree

    The world would be better with no religion at all. Agree/disagree

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    Disagree. We just don't need extreme people. Having some faith and morals is not too bad

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    Re: The world would be better with no religion at all. Agree/disagree

    I honestly don't know, so I won't choose either, but I recall someone saying something like, if God did not exist, man would have invented Him anyway.

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    Re: The world would be better with no religion at all. Agree/disagree

    Religion is just a part of how we understand the world and how it works. To remove it is to limit our understanding.

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    Re: The world would be better with no religion at all. Agree/disagree

    I think we're better off with it. (and this view, here, reflects a change of my opinion on this over the years since I joined this forum)

    Religion goes horribly sour and festers into a negativity when the people involved in it twist it for their own purposes: government, leadership, control, depotism, demagogery, bigotry and so forth.

    These things happen - not because of religion or spirtuality itself - but becaues of the people who abuse it - wielding it like a weapon.
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    Re: The world would be better with no religion at all. Agree/disagree

    Quote Originally Posted by LuckyDan View Post
    I honestly don't know, so I won't choose either, but I recall someone saying something like, if God did not exist, man would have invented Him anyway.
    It's always either Shakespeare or Voltaire, it seems.

    If God did not exist, it would be necessary to invent him. ~Voltaire

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    Re: The world would be better with no religion at all. Agree/disagree

    A world without any sort of spiritual belief would be imaginary only. If people didn't have religion, they would have faith in other things, whether they be political ideology, science, something else.
    Nobody who wins a war indulges in a bifurcated definition of victory. War is a political act; victory and defeat have meaning only in political terms. A country incapable of achieving its political objectives at an acceptable cost is losing the war, regardless of battlefield events.

    Bifurcating victory (e.g. winning militarily, losing politically) is a useful salve for defeated armies. The "stab in the back" narrative helped take the sting out of failure for German generals after WWI and their American counterparts after Vietnam.

    All the same, it's nonsense. To paraphrase Vince Lombardi, show me a political loser, and I'll show you a loser.
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    Re: The world would be better with no religion at all. Agree/disagree

    The world would be substantially better off if we could shrug off these primitive superstitions.
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    Re: The world would be better with no religion at all. Agree/disagree

    Quote Originally Posted by StillBallin75 View Post
    A world without any sort of spiritual belief would be imaginary only. If people didn't have religion, they would have faith in other things, whether they be political ideology, science, something else.
    Couldn't agree more. At the risk of derailing the thread, many cons believe that government is the religion of the secular left. I think it's true.

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    Re: The world would be better with no religion at all. Agree/disagree

    Quote Originally Posted by LuckyDan View Post
    Couldn't agree more. At the risk of derailing the thread, many cons believe that government is the religion of the secular left. I think it's true.
    To a certain degree, I suppose. Many liberals, including yours truly, often view government as "problem-solver of the first resort." I guess you could say that's a sort of faith.
    Nobody who wins a war indulges in a bifurcated definition of victory. War is a political act; victory and defeat have meaning only in political terms. A country incapable of achieving its political objectives at an acceptable cost is losing the war, regardless of battlefield events.

    Bifurcating victory (e.g. winning militarily, losing politically) is a useful salve for defeated armies. The "stab in the back" narrative helped take the sting out of failure for German generals after WWI and their American counterparts after Vietnam.

    All the same, it's nonsense. To paraphrase Vince Lombardi, show me a political loser, and I'll show you a loser.
    - Colonel Paul Yingling

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