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Religion is the problem. [Piñata for the RF]
January 19, 2009 | gpk9

Posted on 01/19/2009 4:40:38 PM PST by gpk9

Religion is the problem, just like government is the problem.

In both cases people have beliefs that don't fit reality.

In both cases people try to push their beliefs on other people.

In both cases people believe in fairytales that just aren't true. They have no factual support.

In both cases people believe "faith" should substitute for facts, like with Obama for instance, and Bush for that matter, and "going to heaven" for instance, and an "ever-burning hell" for that matter.

In both cases you can't say what you think.

In both cases you have to be "politically correct."

In both cases people are generally of poor character.

In both cases people have little or no integrity.

In both cases people have little or no honesty.

In both cases people have very thin skin, and can't take criticism.

In both cases people think they're better than everyone else.


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1 posted on 01/19/2009 4:40:39 PM PST by gpk9
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To: gpk9

Wow. Bad day much?


2 posted on 01/19/2009 4:43:26 PM PST by TheZMan (Secede.)
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To: gpk9

PEOPLE are the problem. You can blame everything under the sun on ideas and institution but nothing can excuse a person for his choices.


3 posted on 01/19/2009 4:44:05 PM PST by Soothesayer (The United States of America Rest in Peace November 4 2008)
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To: gpk9

gpk9 is the problem, just like government is the problem.

In both cases people have beliefs that don’t fit reality.

In both cases people try to push their beliefs on other people.

In both cases people believe in fairytales that just aren’t true. They have no factual support.

In both cases people believe “faith” should substitute for facts

In both cases you can’t say what you think.

In both cases you have to be “politically correct.”

In both cases people are generally of poor character.

In both cases people have little or no integrity.

In both cases people have little or no honesty.

In both cases people have very thin skin, and can’t take criticism.

In both cases people think they’re better than everyone else.


4 posted on 01/19/2009 4:45:07 PM PST by Blogger
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To: Blogger

Now now, atheist supremacists don’t think they are better than everyone else. They KNOW it. < /sarc >


5 posted on 01/19/2009 4:47:41 PM PST by a fool in paradise
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To: gpk9

Whats your address? I will send you a rope.


6 posted on 01/19/2009 4:47:41 PM PST by right way right (Do not mistake Religion for God.)
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To: gpk9

I’ll consider your analysis valid when my pastor shows up at my front door threatening to lock me up in the Fireside Room unless I relinquish 50% of my earnings.


7 posted on 01/19/2009 4:48:00 PM PST by skeeter
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To: gpk9
Someone beat you to it...


8 posted on 01/19/2009 4:48:10 PM PST by swordfishtrombone
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To: gpk9

Define reality.


9 posted on 01/19/2009 4:48:20 PM PST by SonOfDarkSkies
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To: gpk9
In both cases people try to push their beliefs on other people.

Like you're doing?

In both cases people think they're better than everyone else.

Like you do?

10 posted on 01/19/2009 4:48:51 PM PST by Zionist Conspirator ( . . . koh 'amar HaShem, shallach 'et-`ammi veya`avduni!)
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To: a fool in paradise
Now now, atheist supremacists don’t think they are better than everyone else. They KNOW it. < /sarc >

LOL!!!

11 posted on 01/19/2009 4:50:13 PM PST by Zionist Conspirator ( . . . koh 'amar HaShem, shallach 'et-`ammi veya`avduni!)
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To: gpk9

12 posted on 01/19/2009 4:50:32 PM PST by Tax-chick (To oppose the god of this world by lifting up Christ.)
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To: gpk9

Define “reality,” atheist. And, while you’re at it, please explain why you feel so compelled to push your godless religion upon others.


13 posted on 01/19/2009 4:51:04 PM PST by RegulatorCountry
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To: gpk9

Islam is the problem. And, after tomorrow, it will have an ally in the White House.


14 posted on 01/19/2009 4:51:14 PM PST by rickmichaels (Giod Bless President George W. Bush. God Help Obama (and the rest of us).)
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To: gpk9

Do you have the “in both” program in your personal computer?


15 posted on 01/19/2009 4:51:42 PM PST by EGPWS (Trust in God, Question everyone else)
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To: gpk9

Interesting analysis . I’d have to say that most of the responses tend to support your arguments.


16 posted on 01/19/2009 4:52:05 PM PST by gorush (History repeats itself because human nature is static)
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To: gpk9

I agree religion is bad. Religion is man’s attempt to please God or become one. A Relationship with the Creator of the universe is what you need.


17 posted on 01/19/2009 4:52:31 PM PST by Squidpup ("Fight the Good Fight")
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To: gpk9

Religion doesn’t have a monopoly on violence to force you do what they want you to do. No religion runs a jail that uses rape as a control tool. You lack the ability to make even the simplest distinctions.


18 posted on 01/19/2009 4:52:56 PM PST by DManA
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To: gpk9

Let me guess, you’ve grown bored with FR and you’re committing blogicide by moderator?


19 posted on 01/19/2009 4:54:04 PM PST by Melas
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To: gpk9
In both cases people think they're better than everyone else.

literally your bottom line dude.

20 posted on 01/19/2009 4:54:43 PM PST by gusopol3
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To: DManA

so...what religion was Hitler, Pol Pot, and Stalin???


21 posted on 01/19/2009 4:54:50 PM PST by ak267
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To: gpk9

John Lenin, is that you?

22 posted on 01/19/2009 4:55:12 PM PST by 2ndDivisionVet ("Don't confuse what you got a right to do with what's right to do." Bill Bennett)
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To: gpk9

“Thinkers” that try to identify “The Problem” in simple terms are idiots indulging in mental masturbation.


23 posted on 01/19/2009 4:55:21 PM PST by 230FMJ (...from my cold, dead, fingers.)
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To: gpk9; informavoracious; larose; RJR_fan; Prospero; Conservative Vermont Vet; ...

See http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-religion/2167216/posts?page=97#97 to see the author of this odd vanity at work.


24 posted on 01/19/2009 5:01:52 PM PST by narses (http://www.theobamadisaster.com/)
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To: ak267

Imagine all the people,
Living for the collective.


25 posted on 01/19/2009 5:02:43 PM PST by DManA
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To: narses

He’s one of these, “the church age has ended” folks. All organized religion is the work of the devil today. I’ve talked to these guys before.


26 posted on 01/19/2009 5:06:12 PM PST by DManA
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To: gpk9
Never argue religion.

Never blame “God” for the acts of man.

And never, ever start a thread that is potentially volatile without the appropriate safety armor.

28 posted on 01/19/2009 5:07:03 PM PST by CaribouCrossing
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To: gpk9

What’s your “solution”?


29 posted on 01/19/2009 5:07:17 PM PST by Larry Lucido (I was predestined to be an Arminian but am considering choosing Calvinism.)
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To: gorush

“Interesting analysis . I’d have to say that most of the responses tend to support your arguments.”

It would appear that way.


30 posted on 01/19/2009 5:08:45 PM PST by CaribouCrossing
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To: gpk9
In both cases people think they're better than everyone else.

And, of course, you are better than all of them.

31 posted on 01/19/2009 5:11:10 PM PST by P-Marlowe (LPFOKETT GAHCOEEP-w/o*)
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Here, allow me to reduce your metaphysical dilemma to a bumper sticker, and address both you fundamental conceptual shortcoming and lack of a valid counter-response at the same time:

Religion drools. Jesus rules.

You're quite welcome.

32 posted on 01/19/2009 5:13:21 PM PST by Starfleet Command
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To: gpk9; Admin Moderator; Religion Moderator

Is this a vanity or is there a source?


33 posted on 01/19/2009 5:13:28 PM PST by Salvation ( †With God all things are possible.†)
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To: Salvation; gpk9

It appears to be vanity based on immature resentment.


34 posted on 01/19/2009 5:17:43 PM PST by wagglebee ("A political party cannot be all things to all people." -- Ronald Reagan, 3/1/75)
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To: gpk9

Is this your original thinking or did you cut and paste this alert from www.flatlinebrainwaves.com ?


35 posted on 01/19/2009 5:24:35 PM PST by WorkingClassFilth (Actually, it all started back in Mayberry. Helen Crump was a traveler and Floyd, well, you know...)
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To: Tax-chick

IBTZ


36 posted on 01/19/2009 5:29:44 PM PST by tpanther (The only thing necessary for the triumph of evil is for good men to do nothing---Edmund Burke)
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To: tpanther

Or maybe it will just natter on ... we have to post our kittehs somewhere!


37 posted on 01/19/2009 5:34:59 PM PST by Tax-chick (To oppose the god of this world by lifting up Christ.)
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To: big'ol_freeper

ROFL! IBTZ


38 posted on 01/19/2009 5:36:07 PM PST by darkangel82 (I don't have a superiority complex, I'm just better than you.)
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To: darkangel82

Shhh!! I did not realize this was the religion forum.


39 posted on 01/19/2009 5:40:20 PM PST by big'ol_freeper (He will never be my president)
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To: gpk9
Well, well! Someone put a hefty dose of persimmon in someone's tea today, I see! Your outburst reminds me of a story often recounted by Archbishop Fulton Sheen, as recounted in the Catholic Answers website.

At a retreat for priests, one of the clerics complained loudly and publicly about the Church's wealth. He insisted the Church sell off its artworks, cash in its investments, and give the proceeds to the poor. After the session the priest came up to Sheen and repeated his remonstrances.

Sheen eyed him and asked, "How much did you steal?" "What?" said the priest, indignant. "How much did you steal?" repeated Sheen. The priest protested. Sheen asked again, "How much did you steal?" At length the priest admitted he had been taking money from the collection basket, his rationale being that, since the Church wasn't a good steward of its wealth, he could put the money to better use than the hierarchy could.

Just so! Your self-righteous protestations sound to me as if they come from eerily similar motivations. Come home! God loves you!

In the meantime, though, remember that this is the Religion Forum. Your drive-by potshots are perceived around here as incendiary. And rightly so. Do not be surprised, then, that you are being pilloried with indignant scorn on this thread. Neither should you be surprised if you continue in this vein and are simply dismissed in the future as an Internet variant of the Village Atheist: a perpetually angry crackpot fit to simply be ignored. If you won't "come home" to God, you might want to consider at least taking your verbal Molotov Cocktails and throwing them elsewhere. Nothing good can come of this sort of self-important nonsense.

40 posted on 01/19/2009 5:40:45 PM PST by magisterium
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Oops. Too late :) It will all disappear behind a cloud of smoke anyway.


41 posted on 01/19/2009 5:44:36 PM PST by darkangel82 (I don't have a superiority complex, I'm just better than you.)
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To: gpk9

Grow up.


42 posted on 01/19/2009 6:06:28 PM PST by Barnacle (God help us.)
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>> Religion is the problem, just like government is the problem.

As the saying goes, if you’re not part of the solution, then you’re part of the problem.

I know where I stand. “As for me and my house, we shall serve the Lord”.

What’s *your* solution, FRiend?


43 posted on 01/19/2009 6:10:56 PM PST by Nervous Tick (I've left Cynical City... bound for Jaded.)
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To: gpk9

Well, for the “most part” that is true. There is only one exception. Christianity is true, 100%. Otherwise, everything else is okay...

:-)


44 posted on 01/19/2009 6:16:26 PM PST by Star Traveler
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To: gpk9

Was your reality check canceled?


45 posted on 01/19/2009 6:18:14 PM PST by Godzilla (Gal 4:16 Am I therefore become your enemy, because I tell you the truth?)
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To: gpk9
Trolling? Or are you just going out of your way to advertise your ignorance of the fact that the Judeo-Christian tradition built this country. We couldn't have existed without it. Not all religions are equal, ya silly bastid.
46 posted on 01/19/2009 6:37:23 PM PST by fr_freak
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I suggest you actually read the bible once. It is full of time space documentation including:

Eyewitnesses of events that happened often before multitudes of people

Stone markers and other memorials where events took place, which the people then living could go and see for themselves, some of which still remain today,

Events and places traceable on a map

Prophecies consistently repeated, elaborated over centuries and even millennia, concretely fulfilled.

The one thing it is not is a collection of fairy tales

47 posted on 01/19/2009 6:52:46 PM PST by verklaring (Pyrite is not gold))
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“Die Religion ... ist das Opium des Volkes.”

Herr Marx apparently never considered the potential of atheism.


48 posted on 01/19/2009 6:53:42 PM PST by RichInOC (Jesus is coming back soon...and man, is He ticked off. (I'm trying to keep it clean.))
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The perfect world does not exist nor will it ever. There are evil people in this world and so long as there are there will be no peace. Religions try to control evil for the most part but they too have different definitions of evil and usually the competing religion is an evil one. Religion in itself is not a problem, the people that practice it, that have different ideas as to what is right and what is wrong, create a problem when they can’t meet on common ground. Why do we believe? Maybe because we fear death or we are not at the development stage where we are capable of knowing why we exist? I was brought up to believe that God loves everyone, he forgives us for being bad and he is the creator of all things (a simplistic answer for what can not be explained). If God loves everyone and is forgiving why does he need hell? He should forgive all those evil people sent there and pardon them. If the Devil is so evil, God should just evaporate him. Remove the Devil, provide food, shelter and good climate and there would be no problems. God could go on an extended vacation. Man has worshiped Gods since the beginning. The Sun was God. Early man may have been on the right track with that one. Think about it, if you take away the Sun, there would be no mankind and no religions.


49 posted on 01/19/2009 6:55:19 PM PST by Bringbackthedraft (Liberals fear the return of The Cleaver Family.)
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Don’t move.

Place the Hegel on the table and slowly back away from the dialectic.


50 posted on 01/19/2009 6:55:27 PM PST by Cvengr (Adversity in life and death is inevitable. Thru faith in Christ, stress is optional.)
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