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    Re: Would the world would be better off without religion?

    Quote Originally Posted by Bruce View Post
    Nah, here's a few cool things religion has given us:
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    Re: Would the world would be better off without religion?

    Quote Originally Posted by Arcadius View Post
    Yes it does, but those morals tend to differ drastically. Example: Some gods encourage and reward throwing virgins into volcanoes, some do not. Just because the concept of a god serves as a moral compass, doesn't mean it always points in a good direction.
    The differences in morals are because our interpretation of it. If you ask a terrorist what he thinks is asked of him by God, he might say killing nonbelievers. Ask a more moderate person, and they would say leading a life without sin, and helping others to not sin as well. And I understand the ambiguity of sin, but as a general rule, I'll say for now that its hurting others.

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    That is completely and totally incorrect. There are plenty of people who have never had any faith in a god, who live perfectly happy lives, and are completely content with their lives. One must first define corruption.
    No. Of course, to prove its correct would take more time than I'm willing to spend on it, but every person has at one point or another had faith in a larger being. Even communists have, I'm sure. You don't have to define something to be able to acknowledge it occurs.

    Quote Originally Posted by Arcadius View Post
    You must first define right and wrong, as these concepts are entirely subjective.
    Look at the holy texts, they all include some form of, "do not...." From the standpoint of religion, that is wrong. Really, the Ten Commandments encompass right and wrong in a very general sense.

    Quote Originally Posted by Arcadius View Post
    A comforting thought indeed. But it's completely unverifiable, and to be honest, it sounds delusional and a little psychotic. Have you ever heard of Occam's Razor?
    One of the reasons we have God is to comfort us. This world is in the gutter, and it helps to believe that things are going to get better. When you really think about it, all the really big concepts in life are unverifiable. For example, science requires faith that the laws and ideas hold true at all times. God requires faith that there is in fact a god. And yes, I've heard of Occam's Razor before.

    Quote Originally Posted by Arcadius View Post
    All governments direct people's live. And all governments can be detrimental to their peoples.
    Communist Governments replace God with a figurehead. No other form of government goes to such an extreme. Even monarchies acknowledge a larger power granting them their rule. And all governments can be detrimental to their people.

    Quote Originally Posted by Arcadius View Post
    And it's not a very good one. The word of god is easily falsified, and can cause a grand spectrum of behavior.
    When you really think about it, it actually is a great compass. Something as simple as the 10 Commandments could get a person through the average day, and allow them to identify what is right and what is wrong.

    The falsification is caused by deriviation from God's word; that is a fault of humanity.
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    Re: Would the world would be better off without religion?

    There would be no difference IMO. We would find other things to fight over, to believe in, to hate for, to love for etc.
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    Re: Would the world would be better off without religion?

    Define "religion." I believe my faith is more of a relationship with God and not so much a "religion." What I find ironic is that many militant atheists who want to abolish all religion will complain that religion is oppressive on others yet they want to do away with everyone's freedom of faith and impose their ideology on the world. Hypocrisy is funny.
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    Re: Would the world would be better off without religion?

    Quote Originally Posted by digsbe View Post
    Define "religion." I believe my faith is more of a relationship with God and not so much a "religion." What I find ironic is that many militant atheists who want to abolish all religion will complain that religion is oppressive on others yet they want to do away with everyone's freedom of faith and impose their ideology on the world. Hypocrisy is funny.
    Oh the irony!
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    Re: Would the world would be better off without religion?

    Quote Originally Posted by digsbe View Post
    Define "religion." I believe my faith is more of a relationship with God and not so much a "religion." What I find ironic is that many militant atheists who want to abolish all religion will complain that religion is oppressive on others yet they want to do away with everyone's freedom of faith and impose their ideology on the world. Hypocrisy is funny.
    I love the South Park episode where Cartman goes to the future, and is in the middle of all the atheists fighting haha.
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    Re: Would the world would be better off without religion?

    Quote Originally Posted by Your Star View Post
    I love the South Park episode where Cartman goes to the future, and is in the middle of all the atheists fighting haha.
    Me too. I think they were fighting about what to name the new atheist alliance (or something like that). Their point (which I agree with) is that war and conflict will happen regardless of religion or not. I love getting moral insight from South Park
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    Re: Would the world would be better off without religion?

    Quote Originally Posted by digsbe View Post
    Me too. I think they were fighting about what to name the new atheist alliance (or something like that). Their point (which I agree with) is that war and conflict will happen regardless of religion or not. I love getting moral insight from South Park
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    Re: Would the world would be better off without religion?

    Quote Originally Posted by Your Star View Post
    Yeah, also I love the otters

    We should start the Church of South Park
    Oh my science! The Allied Atheist Alliance is the best choice!

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    Benjii likes the protests...he'd be largely irrelevant without them. So he needs to speak where he knows there will be protests against him and that makes him responsible for the protests.
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    Re: Would the world would be better off without religion?

    NO!!! The United Atheist League is the most logical choice Science Damn it!!!!!

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