01-19-2012, 03:35 PMNo. I think religion is the most convenient tool of those who wish to exploit others for the purposes of gaining and preserving wealth and power. Religion is not the hand, it is the sword. History is replete with evidence to support this notion.
People die for heart felt beliefs... NEWS FLASH!
Those heart felt beliefs can be manipulated... REALLY?!
Some people's heart felt beliefs revolve around a religion... astounding deduction!
Most wars have some kind of religion involved... HOW DID THAT HAPPEN?!
Therefore religion is evil!... yes, absolutely! That is so how science, morality and math work!I wrote a book! Please come read and support it. No, it's not political.
Allah is a god of peace! That's why all his followers want to commit mass murder.
01-19-2012, 05:54 PM
I've love for the government to get completely out of it. Problem is they haven't been due to allowing married couples to have benefits.
01-19-2012, 08:21 PM
I think gay couples should have all the rights and respect as straight couples, if you want to call this civil unions or marriages, well I'm sort of up in the air but I tend to be more convinced by the pro-marriage arguments. Either way, it's awfully low on what I consider to be the list of priorities for our country.
However, I think there is a legal and (maybe) constitutional issue concerning marriages across state lines being recognised, so it seems this is something that will have to be decided, possibly at the federal level.Originally Posted by Adam Smith - Wealth of Nations
01-20-2012, 01:12 AM
People(s) who are willing to believe in that which cannot be tangibly proven beyond the doubt that reason demands, lend themselves to being able to believe anything. And therein lies the rub.
I do not indict faith, I indict religion. I condemn those who exploit faith; and those of faith who fail to discern the difference. I think you will find that Jesus did the same."Our president delivered his State of the Union message to Congress. That is one of the things his contract calls for -- to tell congress the condition of the country. This message, as I say, is to Congress. The rest of the people know the condition of the country, for they live in it, but Congress has no idea what is going on in America, so the president has to tell 'em." ~ Will Rogers
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