I hope I don't chase anybody away with this first paragraph.
I have faith in God I belong to no church or no religion.
I am a strong supporter of the division between church and state, religion as no place in politics.
I support abortion
I support civil rights and although I am hetrosexual I support gay rights
I also support the death penalty.
I have debated the right of any individual to believe as they choose many times, usualy with athiest who seem to think I'm part of this big organized religion conpeisy to preach religion to them or ram it down their throat.
I am not in that business I only ask that my faith be respected then I will respect any athiest beliefs.
This is what I think of organized religion money and power that is what they are after.
Lets take it from the top the Catholic church.
What other organization could a person molest a child and not only get by with it they keep their job and get tranfered.
The televangilist what other organization that tells other people to follow a strict moral code yet is caught in a hotel room with a hooker goes on natianal T.V. and ask for forgivness and gets it and goes back to preaching the same stuff no areest no convition , no loss of money
The well known preachers what other organization could a person go on Natianal T.V. and condem a whole race of people to Hell
Then there's the average member of small churches of organized religion he wants to follow organized religion he is programed like a robot.
So every Sunday, Sunday night and Weneday night he goes to church each time he puts money in the collection plate ,and then theres those special charity fundraisers for church projects.
After which when he gets paid the government's got their hand out so taxes are taken out of his check
Then there are splinter groups of organized religion like Jim Jones a bible in one hand a gun in the other and poison for the kool aid.
Unfortunatly Jones was not the only whako out there there are others give them enough power and money disaster.
Organized religion does not follow the teachings of God. they only want money and power.