Who shall ascend the hill of the Lord? And who shall stand in his holy place? He who has clean hands and a pure heart, who does not lift up his soul to what is false, and does not swear deceitfully. Psalm 24
"True law is right reason in agreement with nature . . . Whoever is disobedient is fleeing from himself and denying his human nature [and] will suffer the worst penalties . . ." - Cicero
"He who does not think himself worth saving from poverty and ignorance by his own efforts, will hardly be thought worth the efforts of anybody else." -- Frederick Douglass, Self-Made Men (1872)
Afghanistan 1978–1992 1,750,000
Albania 1944–1985 100,000
Angola 1975–2002 125,000
Bulgaria 1944–1989 222,000
China/PRC 1923–2007 76,702,000
Cuba 1959–1992 73,000
Czechoslovakia 1948–1968 65,000
Ethiopia 1974–1991 1,343,610
France 1793–1794 40,000
Greece 1946–1949 20,000
Hungary 1948–1989 27,000
Kampuchea/Cambodia 1973–1991 2,627,000
Laos 1975–2007 93,000
Mongolia 1926–2007 100,000
Mozambique 1975–1990 118,000
North Korea 1948–2007 3,163,000
Poland 1945–1948 1,607,000
Romania 1948–1987 438,000
Spain (Republic) 1936–1939 102,000
U.S.S.R. 1917–1987 61,911,000
Vietnam 1945–2007 1,670,000
Yugoslavia 1944–1980 1,072,000
None of which had anything to do with religion. It was man's inhumanity to man, nothing more.
Your point is pretty much off topic, has little to do with my comment and is asinine at best.
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Tired of elections being between the lesser of two evils.When the debate is lost, slander becomes the tool of the loser. -Socrates
I do agree with you though. there is no debate here but we differ on why their is no debate. You say science has won and I would agree. But the larger issue is utility, of which the theory of evolution, has none.
I was taught the same thing as a child. Then I grew up and discovered for myself. I see no problem with the myth. It comforts some people. It isn't science. It is literature and folklore.
That being said, many evolutionists like to think of man as some sort of godlike creature. That too is fictitious. Man is an advanced highly evolved animal.
What I find absolutely incomprehensible is that some people still, now in the 21st. century no less, say that evolution is "just a theory" and is not to be taken as accurate.
Can't we just turn Congress off and then turn it back on again?
I agree that people can do horrible things for other reasons that aren't caused or related to having faith in a particular religion or ideology. But why is that relevant to my response which criticizes the atrocities committed by those who justify their actions and beliefs by "faith"? You are trying to divert attention from the fact that people do horrible things because of faith.
Faith is one of the WORST justifications (if not THE worst) for believing something. If someone does something because they believe reason and evidence supports their actions then at least a discussion/debate can occur. For people with faith, its not possible. You can't reason or debate someone who invokes "faith". This is why christianity, islam, and other faith based religions are divisive. Faith-based claims are often incompatible with eachother (even amongst competing sects). This leads to conflict because there is no way to reconcile, debate, or discuss differences because faith is NOT based on evidence or reason.
"Faith" was the "reason" that Muslims flew airplanes into buildings. Make excuses and dance around the issue all you want. The evidence is incontrovertible. Turn on the internet and you can watch yourself as Muslims exclaim with pride that their faith in the Koran, Allah, and the paradise that awaits them in the afterlife, just before they blow themselves up. This faith-based certainty is NOT a problem exclusive to Muslims. Christians are IDENTICAL in their certainty.
If you believe in the Supernatural then you can become a millionaire!
Questioning or criticizing another's core beliefs is inadvertently perceived as offensive and rude.
Give a man a fish, or he will destroy the only existing vial of antidote.