Sadly, it's not only the religious people who usually do use anecdotes. In practically every argument I always see the classic 'I went to a catholic school and they raped me!' argument.
Alright, let's wade through the illogical garbage that the majority of this thread is.Neuromanta:
From what I've managed to perceive of your posts you apparently make your arguments while snorting cocaine. [Note: before you get mad, I'm kidding. Relax.] I'll admit your excessive comma use and statement that we are all One makes it quite hard to understand your post in the first place.
Let's start with the basics. First of all, you act as if "western people", despite being half of the world, do not hold opinions of value. You also make the assumption that all western people equate religion to church despite the fact that you haven't met every single western person that exists (a logical fallacy, namely, hasty generalization
Second of all, you claim that religion is solely about learning to live life in the present:
neuromanta wrote:Religion is about knowing, that you have to focus your mind on the present, to live your life, as if it would be your last day, and not let your ego tell you what to do. This is peace.
Besides the fact that that statement completely differs from the accepted definition of religion, it also uses far too many commas.
Shortly after, you state 'this is peace'.
Therefore, by the transitive property of i-am-totally-right-you-must-worship-me, religion is equivalent to peace.
I don't think anyone here would deny that the crusades, the spanish inquisition, the rampant pedophilia in the catholic church, etc serve as a great example of the chaos religion brings.
In keeping with your tradition of generalization, you also accuse Goatboy of being a 'hard atheist' and Dredric1 of being a catholic.
You also make the absurd claim that "the ancient americans were massacred".......I'm not even going to try to guess what delusions you believe in.Dredric1:
The few arguments you have made have been completely composed of illogical nonsense. You claim that you and your family have experienced religious moments that made you believe - now, whatever you choose to get high off of is none of my business but this type of anecdotal evidence is a great example
of yet another logical fallacy.
You also need to realize that the bible clearly states that God will send people to hell, among other things.