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> hey anon, wanna give your opinion?
#30 - bloodseel
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I am so sick of these bloody religious debates (yes I am mad). They are stupid and prove nothing. Misquoting, taking things out of context and not understanding make your point and yourself look stupid. If you actually want to learn about a religion then try asking someone in a polite manner instead of ripping on it. It's stupid and immature
#33 to #30 - anon id: 239b3be7
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A lot of people actually know enough about religion to make jokes about it, and none of these quotes are taken out of context. I've been raised in a religious family and didn't shake it off myself until I was twelve (a horrific ordeal, arguments with parents, crying myself to sleep because of my fear of hell) - I also went to a religious high school, so I have a GCSE in religious studies.

Having been through all that, I think religion is something that deserves ripping into - not because of my personal experience, but because the concept is actually so laughable it hurts. I believe in something, no proof of it, but it makes me feel good and makes me do good things so it's OK.

The Old Testament is disgusting and an easy target but most Theists write that off as 'Jesus re-wrote the covenant between God and his people'; I don't think really think anyone realises that the idea Jesus died for our sins is absolutely ridiculous. What kind of omni-potent, drama queen of a God does that?
#51 to #33 - insanefreak
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Actually, I'm taking up heavy scientific studies of the original scriptures of Bhuddism, Islam and Christianity (jews are really reserved about letting non-jews peek into their books, so I can't get information from them)

Most religions are based upon the needs of their time, and as I notice with Islam compared to Christianity, the younger religions moved to counter mistakes of their predecessors (considering Jahwe, God, and Allah are technically the same person, only supported by different sub-factions).

When you read carefully, the issue is that everything is theoretical. Just like Marxism.
The intention behind it is good, but the moment you try to put it into practice, people will use it for their own benefits, leading to their downfall.

In other words, religions aint so bad, but you can't leave them in human hands because they'll often (not always) will ruin it.

And that's why we can't have nice things.
(because just read any books related to the pure facts of religion, you'll find that if you obey the rules they set (and if you find rules that aren't made for helping you, you misunderstand their intention), it isn't really a bad thing. The Ten Commandments are a good thing. The Sharî'a (which is the entire set of rules spread in the Qur'an, not just the things the media talks about) combined with Idjtihâd (which means the ability to think about things logically and apply the Sharî'a to real life, without using it literally) leads to similar things, only more detailed than the Commandments.

In the end, religion is technically a good thing. It's like that big ass manual. The rules are okay, but who is going to stick through the entire thing without saying 'I got this' and try it on his own?