I was watching the news the other day, about the ongoing war and terror in the middle east, which of course at its core is about religion, whose god is the only god....same as it has been forever. It…Continue
"Religion as the primary source or as an implement to foment wars seems to go hand in hand.
Having your god favor or support one group in sanctioning or justifying the murder of the "other" eliminates all kinds of questions. Ironically,…"
"Even as a young man training for the ministry I always wondered why god wanted to be worshiped, why we had to worship him, and why humans had some great desire to worship anything? At the time I looked at the god concept more as an explanation of…"
"You're probably right Free. That's why I'm proud of the fact that I've never wanted to worship anything, even when I was a mormon. I always wondered why god wanted to be worshiped, and I didn't really have a…"
"Primitive humans attributed fearsome natural phenomena to gods. Earthquakes, lightning, thunder, volcanoes, etc. all understandably scared the shit out of people, so these fear motivated beliefs were reasonable to some degree. Now we have knowledge…"
" If there had never been belief in any gods of any kind, I think by now we would have learned how to get along with each other.
Scientific methods would have developed much earlier. Humans would have had the medical knowledge and…"