Religion, how I hate thee

Discussion in 'Religion and Ethics' started by Neser Boha, Mar 10, 2010.

  1. Neser Boha
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    This is just a rant.

    Yes, before I wrote this, I did get pissed off.

    Yes, this is stream-of-consciousness sort of thing.

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    I will never understand how can so many intelligent, sensible human beings spend energy and time on such an idiotic thing as religion.

    All religions are fucked-up, wrong and have caused more evil than good. All of them. There is some sick-ass shit in all the holy books of the world that you all revere so much. In Talmud, it is spelled out, that one can 'acquire a three-year-old maiden in marriage through coition,' Mohammed was himself a pedophile, and we all know what evil crap is in the bible ... the worst of it in the Old Testament. And what about the caste system in Indian societies that was directly created from Hinduism?

    Why would anyone be proud of belonging to any of these vile 'philosophies'? To these 'sets of beliefs' that include such disgusting shit as the examples I mentioned? Why would anyone be proud of being Jewish, Muslim, Christian, Hindu? If you are religious, answer me then, what does 'your religion' have to do with you personally? How can you be proud of something you personally have NOTHING to do with? You did not create it, you probably do not even believe most of it (I doubt most Jews even know of the above-mentioned Talmud passage, for example) ... then how can you really 'belong to it', 'subscribe to it' or even 'be proud of it'?

    I'm searching for LOGIC here!

    It's bewildering and boggles my mind that so many extremely intelligent people that have so many talents and such a great capacity for learning would squander it on such an IDIOTIC thing as religion is.

    I'm disgusted by the fact.

    I'm looking forward to all the 'fire and brimstone' from all you innocent pious (uber) people.

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    I disagree with you. More to the point I marvel how anyone intelligent can not be interested in religion. What great mind exists that doesnt want to understand everything they can?
     
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    I disagree with you. More to the point I marvel how anyone intelligent can not be interested in science. What great mind exists that doesnt want to understand everything they can?

    Religion is a cop-out for those with no desire to truly understand.
     
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    Who says people can't be interested in science and religion?

    The scientists who cracked the human genome are devoted Chrsitians, btw.
     
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    Does sound like God has done anything good for you today...
     
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    This is your problem that I see. Do you approach every aspect of your life only with logic? Do emotions and feelings have any value in our decision making and thought processes?

    Are you like Ben Stiller in the movie "Along Came Polly" and need to approach which person to marry through logically considering who is the "safest" to marry?
     
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    Seems that the more people think they understand the less understanding they become.

    Religion and science sometimes are the same thing.

    Just look at Global Warming believers. They use faux science to explain their beliefs.
     
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    And the GOP is the party of hate????
     
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    And, anyone who wants to use logic to argue about a belief is not thinking themselves.
     
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    Life is absurd---may as well pick the drama that you prefer and go with it. Existential anxiety is a bitch
     

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