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Re: Religious Discussions « Reply #4080 on: August 15, 2012, 09:10 PM »
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This thread is 272 pages of the same people having the same argument. yawn

No one changes their minds and we all end up huffing and puffing.
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Re: Religious Discussions « Reply #4081 on: August 16, 2012, 05:51 PM »
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Another hysterical gem from Colbert but this time he's so good towards the end. And he calls Hawkins The UK Atheist. lolol

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Re: Religious Discussions « Reply #4082 on: August 26, 2012, 01:50 AM »
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Re: Religious Discussions « Reply #4083 on: September 24, 2012, 02:28 PM »
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http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-europe-19699581

I love the smell of corruption in the afternoon.

If you can't pay the tax, I guess you can't be Catholic anymore. Rolling Eyes
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Re: Religious Discussions « Reply #4084 on: September 24, 2012, 03:50 PM »
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A German bishops' decree which has just come into force says anyone failing to pay the tax - an extra 8% of their income tax bill - will no longer be considered a Catholic.

It's like a scene from an episode of South Park. Who put Eric Cartman in charge? But if they want to further hurt the reputation of Catholicism, I say let them go right ahead.
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Re: Religious Discussions « Reply #4085 on: September 26, 2012, 07:50 PM »
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Religion and MMA:

http://www.h4-entertainment.com/2012/09/jon-jones-why-his-pious-claims-have-no-place-in-mma/
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Re: Religious Discussions « Reply #4086 on: September 26, 2012, 08:00 PM »
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goodman

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Re: Religious Discussions « Reply #4087 on: September 26, 2012, 08:09 PM »
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goodman

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Re: Religious Discussions « Reply #4088 on: October 05, 2012, 11:08 AM »
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Re: Religious Discussions « Reply #4089 on: October 05, 2012, 11:18 AM »
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Love that quote. clap
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Re: Religious Discussions « Reply #4090 on: October 05, 2012, 01:24 PM »
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A German bishops' decree which has just come into force says anyone failing to pay the tax - an extra 8% of their income tax bill - will no longer be considered a Catholic.

It's like a scene from an episode of South Park. Who put Eric Cartman in charge? But if they want to further hurt the reputation of Catholicism, I say let them go right ahead.
    A non-catholic friend of mine who is divorced has been told he must pay the church several hundred pounds if he wants to marry his catholic girifriend in church. I think this is appalling blackmail.
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Re: Religious Discussions « Reply #4091 on: October 10, 2012, 10:18 PM »
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Religion exists because of a need to explain humanity and a need to improve it. Nobody really knows the truth but its important we keep asking.  confused
Religion exists not for a need to explain humanity, nor for humanity's improvement.  What improvement is there in feeling the need to blow up or put a bullet through the head of another human being just because he or she does not hold the same beliefs as you? A firmly held religion is a very dangerous thing.  It blinds those who follow it and makes them feel 'right' in their dealings with life.  Life is not clear cut, nor is any religion.  I'm not sure what else it takes to make anyone with an ounce of sense to realise this as a fact.  Most religions exist to keep people in line.  I would hope that most of us with some intelligence can do that for ourselves.
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Re: Religious Discussions « Reply #4092 on: October 15, 2012, 04:11 PM »
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Re: Religious Discussions « Reply #4094 on: October 29, 2012, 09:29 PM »
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Religion exists not for a need to explain humanity, nor for humanity's improvement.  What improvement is there in feeling the need to blow up or put a bullet through the head of another human being just because he or she does not hold the same beliefs as you? A firmly held religion is a very dangerous thing.  It blinds those who follow it and makes them feel 'right' in their dealings with life.  Life is not clear cut, nor is any religion.  I'm not sure what else it takes to make anyone with an ounce of sense to realise this as a fact.  Most religions exist to keep people in line.  I would hope that most of us with some intelligence can do that for ourselves.
I cant remember posting that quote but actually I do think it is right. What you are talking about with the guns, wars, intolerance etc. is not religion itself but man's response to religion affected by many other factors such as tribalism, fear, poverty and ignorance. There is nothing in the Christian faith which should lead anybody to fire a bullet nor I suspect is there in the teachings of Islam. It is compassion that will lead the world out of the mess it is in. I don't care if that is felt by a Christian, Muslim, Buddhist or atheist but I do know that compassion forgiveness and tolerance are the paramount messages of the teachings of Jesus Christ. Some of the most vociferous secular commentators are also the most genuinely Christian- they just label it differently.
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