Religion and Ethics 2.0

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    I brought up 1.0, but it's history... Needs to be brought up again...

    The theme of the board is Religion and Ethics.

    You can't have both, you can only have one. Because religions are anti-ethics. They are mutually exclusive. Religions kill for fun.

    You either have religion, or you have ethics.

    I'm for ethics.

    How bout you peeps?
     
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    Maybe this is why many people say
    Buddhism is not a religion. It's more
    like natural laws of cause and effects,
    so people learn ethics by observing these
    laws of karmic justice.

    RWS do you consider Constitutionalism
    to be a political religion? Isn't it possible
    to teach Constitutional ethics as a faith based
    system of BELIEFS about Equal Justice.

    I would agree with you that any INSTITUTION
    gets corrupted and abused, because people are
    self-interested and imperfect. We aren't capable
    on our own of administering laws and justice without
    CHECK and BALANCE from others.

    I wouldn't necessarily blame RELIGION for that,
    but the selfish flaws in human nature, that when we
    get in GROUPS, we "gang up" according to our BIASES
    and THAT'S what causes systems to get skewed toward
    one group over others. So maybe it's the POLITICS that
    gets corrupted.

    And what you are saying is that mixing POLITICAL BIAS
    with religion is what fuels corruption, abuse and oppression.

    Wouldn't you say ANY corporate entity or institution is prone to abuse?
    Not just "religion"
    Look at POLITICAL PARTIES
    Look at LARGE CORPORATIONS that get too big for their britches
    and start abusing amassed centralized power, resources and influence
    because "there isn't direct check or accountability"

    Doesn't that go wrong with ANY large collective organization?
    Religious or secular, even nonprofit or educational institutions
    get corrupted this way.

    Private media conglomerates also start pushing their agenda
    and censoring/controlling free speech. That's not a religion,
    that's a collective institution. Do you see the common pattern?
     
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    omg emily, we've been through this before! I love your posts! But let's not argue! :)

    It's about ethics. Which you have. No need to explain further. I know you, and how you roll. But religion does not advocate ethics for the masses.

    It actually does the opposite.
     
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    Monotheistic religions demand that they are right, and everyone else is wrong. And if you don't believe, you can be subject to many penalties, including death. This has been happily carried out during Crusades and Inquisitions. Millions of people killed, raped, or abducted, or just plain killed.

    Terrible crimes committed in the name of "God" or "Jesus". Horrible....

    Makes me sick. And Christians today just forgive all those horrific acts committed in their names, that got them to be born into that religion. As if they never happened... They just donate at church and have no idea...
     
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    And then the priests molest the boys and girls for years, and the higher ups just ignore it.

    Yeah, "God/Jesus" is watching over us and the Vatican. Sorry, but that's bs :)

     
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    lol yeah right, cuz they all say the same thing and all alike ...

    get back to us with a halfway sane troll thread, after you've actually read and studied them.
     
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    you would cry and whine even harder if they tried to screen out all the faggots, same for schools , Boy Scouts, and anything else to do with children, so we know your fake 'stalking point' is just stupid cognitively dissonant raving from a dope addled lunatic deviant.
     
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    You have a problem with the truth? How much money have you given this year?
     
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