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Featured Is religion based on fear? (not what you think)

Discussion in 'Religious Debates' started by Segev Moran, Apr 22, 2017.

  1. Evie

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    Because technology such as the web is making it far easier for criminal activity. In every area of immoral and criminal behaviour; mankind is becoming more and more corrupt. But it is no use railing against it. Same as the fear of a nuclear war, no ridding the world of such things once in existence. Man is his own worst enemy.
     
  2. Evie

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    In the book. Darwin's Dangerous Idea on page 44 it states that If up for publication to-day, he would run into trouble with The Trades Description Act because of the title. 'The Origin of the Species'. It goes on to say, that even what is known now about genetics, the way in which species begin is a mystery. Even the brilliant physicist Hawkins admits that for the supposed Big Bang to occur, something had to be a source for it to occur. Something cannot come out of nothing. Where does that leave science?
     
  3. Evie

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    Never going to happen as you would like. Unfortunately.
     
  4. Stormcry

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    There's a fear. The fear of losing oneself for eternity.

     
  5. Kemosloby

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    You're sounding a bit defensive. There is no proof that mankind and apes descended from a common ancestor. There is only a theory. Even if it was biologically possible, and the odds it happened naturally seem abundantly poor, it still doesn't mean it happened that way. For instance, it is possible that your mom and her dad could produce offspring, but it doesn't mean it happened that way.
     
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    Science is a boon bestowed on human beings by God out of His mercy, so there is nothing to fear from science. God has put science in service of human beings in the physical and material realms. Rather we must thank God to put it in service of human beings . We must be careful however in use of it in the deeds detrimental to human welfare, lest we burn our fingers and the whole body attached . Right? Please
    Regards
     
  7. Evie

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    Humanity has gone too far on it's path of self- destruction in many many ways. Mankind will destroy itself. Is existing on borrowed time. Do I sound like the voice of doom? Sorry!! But facts are facts.
     
  8. SomeRandom

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    Ahh the Amish. Of course. Good booze makers, though.
     
  9. Quintessence

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    I see very little indication of what the OP talks about in the mainstream religious communities of my country. Americans (by and large) are infatuated with technology and consuming it, in part because they've been manipulated into that attitude through capitalism, marketing, and cultural upbringing. All the while, the costs of that affluence are downplayed or ignored.

    As for me? I would hardly say I have a fear of technology or of sciences. I love the sciences as a way of knowing, as I love the arts. Technology, however, I frequently despise, but only because humans have proven themselves incapable of doing anything other than abusing it.
    This view is a distinct minority, even within the nature-centered and animistic Pagan community. Still, it is not fear. It is sheer hatred. How anyone could not hate the means that engineered a sixth mass extinction and a geologic legacy of trash and garbage is honestly beyond my comprehension.
     
  10. miodrag

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    May it be a fear of God, or fear of technology, or whatever - it is psychosis that is based on fear, not religion.
     
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    So Can we just keep the good and jetteson the bad and move on?
     
  12. bobhikes

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    If it were only that easy, we are still human.
     
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    Where does that leave science?

    That leaves science doing exactly what it has always done, waiting for evidence before assigning a definitive explanation for anything. Thus far the evidence indicates that originally the universe existed as a singularity and that SOMETHING caused it to begin expanding. Theists are welcome to speculate that GOD DID IT! Science doesn't have that luxury. Science waits for verifiable evidence before reaching a conclusion. As long as verifiable evidence isn't found, it will remain an unanswered question among scientists.
     
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    There is only a theory.

    It's ONLY a theory, huh? How sad that you don't have a clue what a scientific theory IS. Are you under to ridiculous impression that a scientific theory is just a guess? Do you think that the theory that the Earth orbits the sun is just a GUESS? A scientific theory is as close as science ever comes to stating that something is a FACT. A scientific theory is a hypothesis (an educated guess) that has been rigorously subjected to the scientific method and is backed up by evidence. A scientific theory is the best model science has for how a particular phenomenon works. There is currently more evidence to support the ToE than there is evidence to support the theory that the Earth orbits the sun. That you and others have chosen to ignore that mountains of evidence that the scientific method has revealed about the ToE is completely irrelevant.
     
  15. Segev Moran

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    Why would you say Psychosis?
     
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    This is backward humans corrupt technology, just look at the many ways data is corrupted thru hacking malware and all creations of people. Technology supports the story of creation Moses and Jesus Christ
     
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    MrMrdevincamus Voice Of The Martyrs Supporter

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    So far I have read replies 1 > 6 and I must say BRAVO! I am so proud of our members (that posted responses 1>6). I guess I was expecting far 'worse'.
     
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    Maybe that would be true for the Amish in the US
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    The Amish (/ˈɑːmɪʃ/; Pennsylvania German: Amisch, German: Amische) are a group of traditionalist Christian church fellowships with Swiss Anabaptist origins. They are closely related to, but distinct from, Mennonite churches.
     
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    Because it is a mental disorder. Any effect caused by fear other than a natural response to a threat is a mental disorder.
     
  20. Segev Moran

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    What does that mean?
    What do you mean "all creations of people"?
    And what data is corrupt?
    Can you please elaborate on that claim?
     
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