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    Re: Which religious situation would you prefer?

    Quote Originally Posted by Cilogy View Post
    Would you rather prefer:

    1. A world with ONE religion

    2. A world with SEVERAL religions

    3. A world with NO religions


    Please explain your answer.
    I voted for several religions. I've got no beef with religion itself, and ridding the world of belief in supernatural deities isn't going to do anything to tackle infighting, prejudice and conflict. As we've seen through history, people who're war hungry and full of hatred for the other will ALWAYS find something to hide behind while comitting their awful acts. Religion is only as dangerous as the people who practice it. We tackle the fundies and the sectarians, and religion will be just another force in our society.

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    Re: Which religious situation would you prefer?

    Quote Originally Posted by DarkWizard12 View Post
    So we quit blaming guns for killing people, now we blame religion?

    When are we going to actually take responsibility and blame people for killing people?
    Agreed. Religion practice has never killed anyone - that particular honour goes to hateful, angry, terrified people who hide their true motivations behind religion. And it's pretty hard to believe that those who bomb abortion clinics and hijack planes wouldn't have been drawn to some other way of dividing people into the good and the heathen vermin had religious faith not been a feature oftheir society.

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    Re: Which religious situation would you prefer?

    Quote Originally Posted by Korimyr the Rat View Post
    Many peoples, many gods, many religions.
    but NO influence on government by these religions...
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    Re: Which religious situation would you prefer?

    Quote Originally Posted by UtahBill View Post
    but NO influence on government by these religions...
    I don't think Korimyr would have made that a point....

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    Re: Which religious situation would you prefer?

    Quote Originally Posted by scourge99 View Post
    Any cons of no religion? Perhaps people who can't handle there being no afterlife?
    If there's no afterlife -- no eternal consequence for your actions while on earth -- then nothing that your anyone else does has any meaning whatsoever.

    You kill someone. So what?
    Someone kills you. So what?


    Personally, I dont care what religion, if any, anyone cares to practice.
    Last edited by Goobieman; 03-27-09 at 10:54 AM.

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    Re: Which religious situation would you prefer?

    Quote Originally Posted by Anima View Post
    Agreed. Religion practice has never killed anyone
    That's not true. People have sacraficed to gods ever since the concept of gods existed. There's no necessary relationship between killing people in the name of religion and hateful, angry, terrified people.

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    Re: Which religious situation would you prefer?

    Quote Originally Posted by DarkWizard12 View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by CaptainCourtesy View Post
    Earthworm gets it.

    Religion kills as many people as guns do. Think about that.
    So we quit blaming guns for killing people, now we blame religion?

    When are we going to actually take responsibility and blame people for killing people?
    I might be misreading the good Captain, but I do believe that is what he is saying.

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    Re: Which religious situation would you prefer?

    A world with many religions.

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    Re: Which religious situation would you prefer?

    Quote Originally Posted by UtahBill View Post
    but NO influence on government by these religions...
    That's not ever a possibility.

    Religion, in all of its myriad forms, formal and informal, is an intrinsic part of the human psyche. I have not met, and do not think I will ever meet, a man for whom the construction "I believe" is anathema. Whenever a man declares his beliefs, he declares his religion.

    Man is a social animal, and man is a religious animal. Thus man's religions will inform man's societies, and man's societies will influence man's religions. Government, being the adjunct of society, is invariably caught up in this dynamic.

    Religion will influence government; that is the order things. What is dangerous is when government elevates one religion, one canon of belief, above all others, or when those of one religious persuasion use the power of government to attack and oppress those of differing religious persuasions.

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    Re: Which religious situation would you prefer?

    Quote Originally Posted by UtahBill View Post
    but NO influence on government by these religions...
    Quote Originally Posted by DarkWizard12 View Post
    I don't think Korimyr would have made that a point....
    DarkWizard's right. As long as religion influences morals-- and if it didn't, what would be the point of it?-- it will influence politics. My only concern is ensuring that religions leaders do not wield political authority and vice versa.

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