Sunday, August 28, 2011 9:02:33 AM
@Steelgrid & @Brassbull: religious folks will tell you that all those things have a positive purpose. Of course WE don't get to know what it is until after we die, eh?
I found it on YouTube! All Things Dull And Ugly from Monty Python! The comments there look a lot like the comments here...
Sunday, August 28, 2011 8:42:10 AM
@CrackerJack One of my points in the post is that charity is not a religious monopoly. Morals and religion are two separate things. Perhaps all that extra giving is in attonement for the damage done by the church, done, mostly, to the underclass.
Saturday, August 27, 2011 9:59:33 PM
sunday_scour: I disagree completely, and here is why. It's has been proven that religious people not only give more money to charities, but give more of their time as well. If helping people out, feeding them, housing them when their homeless, and counseling them when they are depressed is wrong, then I don`t want to be what you deem to be `right`.
Saturday, August 27, 2011 1:44:53 PM
@CrackerJack I can tell from your posts that your are an intelligent man. My hope is that one day you apply that intelligence toward religion. Science has progressed society because it welcomes being wrong. It's how better understanding is achieved. Religion is based on infalibility and tries its hardest NOT to change; thus this relic from our species` infancy has held us back and prevented improvenment by discouraging change. Again, if you ever seriously look into the matter, I know you will find religion to be less than it thinks it is. To the faithful, religion is sufficent to explain the world; to an athiest science is neccessary, but neither sufficient nor absolute in explaining existence. (I`m blatantly plagerizing Christopher Hitchens. I quote from his 2009 book on religion.)