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Deborah

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RodimusPrime

Subj: Re: As long as we're on the topic of WW2 and propoganda...
Posted: Fri Feb 16, 2007 at 12:59:12 am EST
Reply Subj: Re: As long as we're on the topic of WW2 and propoganda...
Posted: Fri Feb 16, 2007 at 12:36:17 am EST

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> 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.

Like I said, nothing against people that are religious in general, I just lost it along the way. I've seen to much messed up stuff for me to truly believe that there is a loving and forgiving god.
People can go great things, good or evil, with or without God. It's just that, IMO, God gives people one more tool to place themselves in a station of life above others, and I think that, as a whole, humanity can do without it.


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> Like I said, nothing against people that are religious in general, I just lost it along the way. I've seen to much messed up stuff for me to truly believe that there is a loving and forgiving god.
> People can go great things, good or evil, with or without God. It's just that, IMO, God gives people one more tool to place themselves in a station of life above others, and I think that, as a whole, humanity can do without it.

That's ok. I understand you are not painting *everyone* with the same brush. I guess the logic just appears skewered, for two reasons. First, you say God becomes one more tool for evil, but you don't acknowlege (even though you do say people can do good as well) that God could be a tool for good. Second, you miss the point that God (by definition) isn't a tool for evil. And anyone who tries to make God so is in fact, either ignoring God, willfully misunderstanding, or is deluded.

Maybe it's my bias, but I can understand the logic: "I don't see evidence of any God (or anything spiritual or supernatural) so I don't believe." The logic I don't understand is (pardon the oversimplification) "God is bad, so I'm not going to believe."


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