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Deborah

In Reply To
RodimusPrime

Subj: Re: As long as we're on the topic of WW2 and propoganda...
Posted: Wed Feb 14, 2007 at 05:39:24 pm EST
Reply Subj: Re: As long as we're on the topic of WW2 and propoganda...
Posted: Wed Feb 14, 2007 at 12:51:04 pm EST

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> > Accountability in today's U.S.A. doesn't exist. There are a lot of reasons behind this too. First off, we have a completely backwards legal system. Second, people put too much into faith, when all it does is take responsibility away from them and puts it into the hands of a god that may or may not exist.
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> How exactly do you think our legal system is backwards? Not that I think it's perfect, mind you, but I'd hardly say it's the worst either.

The legal system is great if you have a lot of money. Kill your wife? No problem, drop about a million dollars, not guilty.
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> And as to the second remark, it's a generalization that appears to show a total lack of understanding of faith. Be it spirituality or religion ('cause they are not the same thing) most faiths -- and I don't only mean the Judeo-Christian traditions -- emphasize the importance of taking responsibility for one's actions.
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It's not a lack understanding. I used to be quite religious, but I realized the entire thing was a sham. If you look at history, the dominant faiths on this planet (Islam and Christianity/Catholocism), are built on a foundation of using god's name to do terrible things. The Crusades, the inquisition, the numerous genocides in Africa, slavery, the way women are forced to live in some middle-eastern countries, the KKK, the genocide of Native Americans, Islamofascist terrorism... ALL of these have been carried out and defended in the name of god by the people doing them. This is nothing more than terrible people doing terrible things to people that they think are not godly.
What I said was in no way an attack against people of faith. It was an attack against people that think they are above it all if they are faithful, and there are too many of them.
I choose to be athiest, fine. Somebody else chooses to follow faith, fine by them. I have no problem with that. I just have a problem with the things that have been done in the past, and terrible things that continue to be done daily, all in the name of god.

Far too many atrocities have indeed been committed using some god or another as an excuse. In all those instances, however, they were done by people either abusing or not understanding religion. JMNSHO, but throwing out religion (deciding all religion is a sham) is throwing out the baby with the bath water. It also ignores all the good done every day and throughout the ages, often thanks to religion.


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