Discussion in 'Belief and Spirituality' started by juice, Dec 16, 2018.
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Remember, a lot of conflicts ostensibly about religion have nothing to do with religion, really. The war between Northern Ireland and the British government is not really about Catholics and Protestants, but about British hegemony. The war in the Middle East is not really about Muslims and Jews, but is territorial between Palestinians and Israelis.
And religion provides freedom ? I think not. If one looks back even a few thousand years one can see that religion is about, control, power and rules. No other single structure has caused more tragedies, genocide, and strife than religion. My advise RUN
No, its about land being given to a specific group of people. The Jews claim the right to live where they do and site their prophets as the basis of their belief. make no mistake religion is a the center of it.
You make it sound so simple.
Yes. From above in this thread:
And yet it does. The evidence is there in some of the most luminous and loved texts in any language. It's only the critics who refuse to acknowledge the good, as it rather unravels their arguments ...
No, that's the abuse of religion. The same can be said of 'democracy', 'the family' ... in fact every institution and value you might hold dear.
No, this is a worn-out meme, a favourite of the anti-religious, and it's bogus.
No, you're taking a specific point and applying it universally. It's irrelevant to Buddhism, for example, except where nationalism comes into play, then the offences are not Buddhist per se, they're nationalism under the guide of Buddhism.
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