Most importantly, freedom of religion isn’t the freedom to state that them who abuse the “freedoms” above are fake (insert religious title here). Furthermore, it isn’t the freedom to separate yourself from them. While you’re pointing a finger at them, they’re also pointing a finger at you; while your claiming to live by the correct interpretation of scripture, they are claiming the same. You can’t both be right, but surely you can both be wrong, and I would argue that this is the case. Dare to question!
Note: This post is exposing the abuses of various major world religions (i.e. Christianity, Judaism, Islam, Hinduism, Buddhism).
Removed some points in the list that I don’t agree with. Mostly ones that go against freedom of expression, freedom of speech and the freedom of personal belief.
Hours before the US election was settled, Romney said in an interview:
"I not only think we’re going to win intellectually, but I feel it as well."
This really shows why the US is better off with Obama as president. Romney’s intellect (or lack thereof) told him that even though the polls showed that Obama was in the lead everywhere it mattered, Romney and his advisors chose to believe that the polls were wrong, that they sampled the wrong groups of people, and until the end the Republicans really believed they’d win and were baffled when they realised they didn’t win.
Romney felt like he’d win - his god either did not bother letting him know that he wasn’t going to make him win. This essentially means that the deity either betrayed Romney, did not give a shit or he/she/it simply does not exist (or maybe he/she/it was stuck on planet Kolob and had a lapse in omnipotence…)
This attitude is of course not very surprising from a religious nut - disregarding evidence and instead choosing what to believe because it’s easier.
It’s illogical. If you love/believe in God, you are religious. There’s no argument to be made. You can hate the stereotypes that are associated with religion, but it is not possible to believe in a deity, but not be associated with the community that believes in the same deity.
Tell this to Ray Comfort…
If you are willing as human beings to abdicate your intelligence to a being who you don’t understand or know, what will that lead you to?Good quote from Alan Dershowitz. (Heard in this YouTube clip.)
Dinesh D’Souza - well spoken, but ultimately just full of shit.Me
“One of the monumental ironies of religious discourse can be appreciated in the frequency with which people of faith praise themselves for their humility, while condemning scientists and other non-believers for their intellectual arrogance. There is, in fact, no worldview more reprehensible in its arrogance than that of a religious believer: ‘the creator of the universe takes an interest in me, approves of me, loves me, and will reward me after death; my current beliefs, drawn from scripture, will remain the best statement of the truth until the end of the world; everyone who disagrees with me will spend eternity in hell….’ An average Christian, in an average church, listening to an average Sunday sermon has achieved a level of arrogance simply unimaginable in scientific discourse.”
—Sam Harris, Letter to a Christian Nation
Cardinal Pell makes a good effort in portraying himself as a buffoon in this debate.
when faced with questions he cannot answer, he just starts to make things up on the spot.
So how are the bible pushing religionists going to explain morality now?
…if there really was one true god it should be the singular composite of every religions gods, and uber-galactic super-genius and the ultimate entity of the entire cosmos, if a being of that magnitude ever wrote a book…then there would only be one such document, one book of god, it would be dominant everywhere in the world, with no predecessors or parallels or alternatives in any language because mere human authors couldn’t possibly compete with it, and you wouldn’t need faith to believe it because it would be consistent with all evidence and demonstrably true, revealing profound morality and wisdom far beyond contemporary human capacity, it would invariably inspire a unity of common belief for every reader. If God wrote it, we could expect no less. But what we see instead, is the very opposite of that.AronRa
cdesign proponentsistsOf Pandas and People - The Creationist, uh no ‘Intelligent Design’ book.