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    Do you think it is a good or a bad thing that religion has such a prominent

    role in society (From anywhere). I need some opinions about this for a class,

    so what do you think, anything would be appreciated.

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    Religion is the cause of all wars and is best not discussed.

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    any religion and society.

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    Although I don't abide by a religion, I think it serves a definite societal purpose. Really doesn't matter which religion you chose or the time period.

    Life is hard and people fear death. All religions were created for the exact same purpose. Religion is a made up set of rules that help give hope to the hopeless and keep people in check by holding them accountable for their actions.

    I couldn't imagine a world filled with people with no belief in a better existence after death and no eternal punishment for selfish behavior. It would be sheer anarchy.

    Religions were fine in their isolated communities. The problems arose when religions of different cultures clashed. Since there is no compromise when it comes to the word of God, conflict ensued and will continue to do so.
    Last edited by hobbes; 12-15-2004 at 10:37 PM.
    Aren't we in the trust tree, thingey?

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    religion sucks so does not believing. god doesn't exist...

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    Quote Originally Posted by JPaul
    No it isn't.

    It is part of it. Well for most of wars that seems to happend anyways..
    Last edited by Ariel_001; 12-16-2004 at 12:26 AM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by JPaul
    No it isn't.

    You are correct, religion is not the cause of ALL wars. Just the absolutely pointless ones.

    As we all know, my belief that a pink unicorn is God is a delusion, but somehow the faith of many more makes this less a manifestation of mental illness.

    Why does the psychiatric field make "organized religion" a special exception when defining mental illness? The only difference is the number of people adhering to a belief. It, rather ridiculously, has nothing to do with proof, whatsoever. Hmmmm.

    One delusion in conflict with another. Let us consider the number of people brought up as Muslim from birth who are now devote Catholics, and those who were raised, since birth, as Catholics, who are devote Muslims.

    Is it less than 1/10th of 1 percent? Why? Is one right and the other wrong? No, it is all about brainwashing our babies. So clear, so simple, so obvious.

    As for some wars, some wars are started for solely material desires.
    Last edited by hobbes; 12-16-2004 at 12:38 AM.
    Aren't we in the trust tree, thingey?

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    Quote Originally Posted by TheDave
    religion sucks so does not believing. god doesn't exist...
    fuck you,read over avatar





















    o wait a minute

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    here we go again

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    Quote Originally Posted by JPaul
    Could you explain what that means, I genuinely have no idea.

    What is a pointless war, as a opposed to a war with a point.

    I find your comment strange, well totally incomprehensible actually.

    A pointless war is one fought over fairytales. I attempt to conquer you because I believe in unicorns and you believe in giant tortoises. Neither exist, of course. So we fight to the death over absolutely nothing.

    A war with a point is one in which one side is attempting to secure money, resources, power. These are tangible things, things of value in our material world.

    Quite simple, really.
    Aren't we in the trust tree, thingey?

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