Is Religion The Problem?

 
 
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toombaru
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23 April 2011 11:12
 

Is religion the problem?
Would the world be better off without it?
Do human beings have the ability to grasp the result of their actions and alter them to create an egalitarian utopia?
Are those who rail against the illogical foundation of religion simply seeking a safer more sound state of mind?
The mind must find a way to relieve its ever accumulating levels of stress.
Some go to a baseball games…......some hunt pigs….......some take on religion.

 
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13 May 2011 06:36
 

No religion is not the problem.problem in our mind and soul…........

 
 
 
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13 May 2011 07:55
 

Sometimes the problem is just our affinity for incoherent vagueness, though.

 
 
 
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13 May 2011 08:16
 
paul parker - 13 May 2011 10:36 AM

No religion is not the problem.problem in our mind and soul…........


We have a soul?

 
 
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13 May 2011 11:34
 
toombaru - 13 May 2011 12:16 PM
paul parker - 13 May 2011 10:36 AM

No religion is not the problem.problem in our mind and soul…........


We have a soul?

 

Do you have a mind?

 
 
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toombaru - 23 April 2011 03:12 PM

Is religion the problem?

(Andrew):  One of many.

toombaru - 23 April 2011 03:12 PM

Would the world be better off without it?

(Andrew):  Yes.  Without question.

 
 
 
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14 May 2011 13:48
 
Andrew - 14 May 2011 01:56 PM
toombaru - 23 April 2011 03:12 PM

Is religion the problem?

(Andrew):  One of many.

toombaru - 23 April 2011 03:12 PM

Would the world be better off without it?

(Andrew):  Yes.  Without question.

Over eighty percent of the people in the world seem to need the brain soothing effects of religion.
The human mind finds the tension that results from living in uncertainty intolerable.
Could you think of a stress reliever that could be used to replace religion?
To be honest with you…......I can’t.

[ Edited: 14 May 2011 14:19 by toombaru]
 
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randy ortan - 30 December 2012 07:24 AM
toombaru - 13 May 2011 08:16 AM
paul parker - 13 May 2011 10:36 AM

No religion is not the problem.problem in our mind and soul…........


We have a soul?

 

yes we have a soul…...

Yes, religion and silly talk such as this has done far more damage to the species than anything else.  Without religion, we’d probably have colonized Mars by now. 

You live in a society where criminals such as Benny Hinn are allowed to get rich off the mind virus called religion, yet someone such as Kevorkian get sent to jail.  What religion does to an otherwise healthy mind is overwhelmingly tragic.

[ Edited: 30 December 2012 09:38 by Ice Monkey]
 
 
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toombaru - 14 May 2011 01:48 PM

Over eighty percent of the people in the world seem to need the brain soothing effects of religion.

That 80% of people are religious sounds about right.

That they’re religious because they “seem to need the brain soothing effects of religion” is something you just made up. There are plenty of other explanations for how people get religion, often having to do with violence and indoctrination while young.

 
 
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27 January 2013 14:29
 

“Over eighty percent of the people in the world seem to need the brain soothing effects of religion.
The human mind finds the tension that results from living in uncertainty intolerable.
Could you think of a stress reliever that could be used to replace religion?
To be honest with you…......I can’t.”

At this point I think I would find find following a faith very uncertain.None of them seem real to me. Meditation works great. And one doesnt have to belief in a god to do it either.