Originally Posted by pt447
the problem is not in the people, its in religion. look, you'll never get rid of "evil" or insanity in humanity... but if you remove the one venue which plays specifically to human fears and terrors... you'll be that much closer to being able to control those situations that could get out of hand. how exactley do you fight a concept? these people are teaching something, which they truly believe. true, its a tainted version, but the point is, they live their life fully believing in what they are taught... how do you fight an ideal? you can't. but, if you don't have religion shaping people's lives, fears, and beliefs, it wouldn't be as easy to get people to do things in the name of something else.
last time i checked, palientologists arent' getting people to kill each other to collect dino DNA...
So this is going to turn into a "religion is evil" post? Can you tell me why godless governments like the Red Chinese (who massacred millions) and The Soviets (who murdered millions) did what they did? It sure as hell had nothing to do with religion. Every chance you get you spout hatred for religion but I don;t see anyone trying to convert you. If you are saying that the Muslims were the original religion of Western Europe during the Crusades then you need to check your junior high history. You have your prejudices to back you up and alot of hot air and nothing else.
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