zenithSmil3 wrote:This point of view is coming from a tableist (Secular Religion XD)<br><br>Well, religion is there to add a spiritual and moral aspect to somebody's life. It is a way of life. But if you read any of the holy books (Revelations is my favourite part of the bible) its not like they say go out and be right ring judgmental people. Your argument is with humanity not God.<br><br>There are also different aspects of religion. Not all religious people act that way. A lot of them use religion as a guideline to their life and a reason to be moral good people. <br><br>Personally, I feel the state should be separate from religion. It isn't the religions fault, mainly it is people using religion as an excuse to express a lot of their beliefs.<br><br>"the separation of church & state is a double-edged sword. If religion cannot influence government, nor can government influence religion."
ph4nt0m wrote:Is there anyone else that is absolutely disgusted by religion? I hate every aspect of it. ... ...but it has clearly infected our world. I can't think of one good thing religion has ever done. Right wing judgmental Christians rule this country. ...they might possibly be losing their foothold. My parents are Christians and they talk bad about him because "God" isn't part of his foreign policy. I just feel like religion is detrimental to the progress of this country, or any country for that matter. It sickens me, anyone else?
zenithSmil3 wrote:Actually, it would also help if you provide specific examples of how "is detrimental to the progress of this country" rather than just from personal experience so I could relate to it.
ph4nt0m wrote:zenithSmil3 wrote:Actually, it would also help if you provide specific examples of how "is detrimental to the progress of this country" rather than just from personal experience so I could relate to it.
I see it as detrimental because fundamentalist Christians are afraid of change. The same people that hate gays and anything else that doesn't fit into their biased opinions. They feel everything is good the way it is, because this country was "founded on God". When in actuality it was founded on the ideas and teachings of the bible. Love and forgiveness are the two that stand out to me the most. That would be from the New Testament though, when God was in a good mood. I was a christian for 16 years of my life and I feel like it was the biggest waste of time. Using religion as a moral up lifter is great, that doesn't make it real though. Not allowing the United States to change the ways that clearly aren't working so well is detrimental in my opinion.
zenithSmil3 wrote:"They feel everything is good the way it is, because this country was "founded on God". When in actuality it was founded on the ideas and teachings of the bible."
God is the one who installed such ideas and teachings into the bible, so founded on God and founded on the ideas and teachings of the bible is basically the same anyway.
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