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O.P. Views on Religion
I'm a bit curious on what people think about religion. Personally I think any sort of Religion is aload of non-sense. Thinking a 'God' exists and praying to it is ludicrous IMHO :P

What's you thoughts and views on religion?

Also, for Christians, read this: 10 Questions Every Christian Should Answer..

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RE: Views on Religion
I am with George Carlin.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RNy6ziOyxoA

EVERYTHING
Including the sun.

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You should be banned :awesome:

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RE: Views on Religion
What you don't seem to understand is the fundemental idea behind religion. I'm not saying I agree with how most (hell, any) religions go about things, however the main goal of a religion is hope/faith and control of a society. While control seems bad, for the most part, it's good. If there was no religion, then society as you know it would not exist. Many laws out there today exist because of the religions that were in power before, and perhaps still are to some extent.

While I am not a devout Christian or anything of the sort, I do believe that there is a point to religion other than just giving out false information. The point of religion, at least today, very much seems to be to maintain some sort of organization and to ensure society has limits for things.

As such, my views are this; I agree with the concept, but I do not agree much with many of the things that were/are used to enforce such religions. A lot of the stories, though, should not be taken as "fact" but merely as stories that serve a moral purpose.
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RE: Views on Religion
All religion is a load of crap. Yes, a god may exist but the religions that are here today are just a load of crap.

Religion has caused more deaths then anything else in the world.

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RE: Views on Religion
:zippy: http://www.godlessgeeks.com/LINKS/GodProof.htm :zippy:
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RE: RE: Views on Religion
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:zippy: http://www.godlessgeeks.com/LINKS/GodProof.htm :zippy:

That link is a load of crap.

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RE: Views on Religion
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I am with George Carlin.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RNy6ziOyxoA
Same here. :P

Atheism is probably the closest 'religion' to what I believe in.
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I am a proud Pastafarian!

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RE: Views on Religion
Personally I don't know. How could you? What I believe is a different matter, and although I do not attatch myself to any particular sect of religion(**), I do believe in something. My opinion in religion is very different from what the typical "god-fearing man" man might come to believe, but I believe in Life. The very minute probability in us being here under these conditions by mere chance is a miracle in itself.

(However, I lean toward the idea of Buddhism, in particular toward Zen)

Perhaps there's no God behind this, and sure, if you roll a dice enough times you'll get the perfect 6 (ie, build enough planets over time, the universe will spawn a planet that we deem as life giving), but I've been given this chance and I'm going to live it as well as I can, including living as much as I can, but helping and giving. Sure, I don't give away everything I have (I'm saving to buy a Mac mini next month :P) but I do try and go a step in the direction of making someone's day a little brighter when I can.

As for religion in itself I believe, as Lou said, it's a control device. I'm not saying religion is wrong (in it's ideas or implementation), but primarily it's good to have the world out there thinking "if I do something morally wrong I will be punished". Conversely however, there have been some attrocious deeds carried out in the name of religion.
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RE: Views on Religion
Religions are like browsers, political views, and OSes.... discussing them on a forum will never go anywhere and likely result in the thread getting locked or people getting banned.

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