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Are you one of them?

Discussion in 'Religious Debates' started by Pudding, Sep 25, 2020.

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  1. Yes, i'm one of them.

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  2. I used to be one of them.

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  3. No, i have never been one of them.

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  1. Pudding

    Pudding Well-Known Member

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    By looking at history and at the world, we can see that there're some religions' founders/leaders/members who would write/find books which they say it's their religions' holy books. Inside it, it writes that their religions' gods order people to pratice slavery, racism, misogyny and/or any other immoral/evil/barbaric behaviours.

    They then try to control country's laws, so as to allow them to legally practice those immoral/evil/barbaric behaviours.


    Why are they doing that?
    What's wrong with their conscience?

    (Poll question↓)

    Are you one of them? Or used to be one of them?
    If you used to be one of them, why do you stop being one of them? What change your mind? What happen?

    What is the earliest time these kind of scenarios start to happen?
    What is the time the amount of these kind of scenarios achieve its peak?
    Does these kind of scenarios still happens nowadays? Is it very popular?

    Does this kind of scenarios affect you?
    How do you deal with these kind of scenarios?
    What effort have humanity done to deal with these kind of scenarios? Is the effort good enough? Is there anything we can improve in order to deal with these kind of scenarios more efficiently?
    When will these kind of scenarios end?

    (I might not be participate in this discussion, so please feel free to discuss/debate with other people here.)
     
  2. Saint Frankenstein

    Saint Frankenstein Ov Fire and the Void
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    Are you expecting people to answer honestly when you frame it in such a way?
     
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  3. Jayhawker Soule

    Jayhawker Soule <yawn> ignore </yawn>
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    We'll certainly miss your insightful commentary.
     
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  4. Secret Chief

    Secret Chief Meghalayan Ape

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  5. SomeRandom

    SomeRandom Still learning to be wise

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    Err, I disagree with using religion as a tool to oppress people. And I can agree that pretty much every religion on earth has been used to justify horrible actions at some point in time, somewhere.
    Because it’s easier to get people on board if “God commands it.”
    But if you want to get into a tit for tat argument, well no one’s hands are pure in that regard. So that won’t end well.
     
  6. exchemist

    exchemist Well-Known Member

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    This thread puts me in mind of Victor Borge's "Inflationary language":

    "I'm two, are you two three?" :D
     
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  7. Twilight Hue

    Twilight Hue The gentle embrace of twilight has become my guide

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    I used to think the authority of God supercedes the authority of man. Many believed it, few went and challenged it. When it came right down to the nitty gritty, I discovered it to be a two way street with sporadic gains and losses.
     
  8. Heyo

    Heyo Well-Known Member

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    There are two kind of people: those who divide humans into two kinds of people and those who don't.
     
  9. IAMinyou

    IAMinyou Active Member

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    I AM the ONLY ONE and if you don't know that ONE, then you do not understand yourself.
     
  10. firedragon

    firedragon Well-Known Member

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    I have an answer. But since you are not gonna participate I will keep it to myself.

    Cheers.
     
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  11. Valjean

    Valjean Veteran Member
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    Social dominants and aristocrats -- the rich and powerful -- need to keep the masses in line. Instilling a hierarchical social narrative and an alternative, deontological sense of right and wrong -- a religious narrative -- keeps them passive as they're exploited.

    Religion is the opiate of the masses.
     
  12. IndigoChild5559

    IndigoChild5559 Loving God and my neighbor as myself.

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    Wow, the whole question being asked is soooo loaded with bias, that it is impossible for me to reply in a succinct manner. I think the reason you aren't participating in the discussion is because for you the OP was more a way for you to vent your hatred of religion, than to ask a real question.
     
  13. pcarl

    pcarl Well-Known Member

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    One of my all time favorites.
     
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