johnnycee Wrote: So if religion/dogma is needed in some form or another to aid in the civilization of a culture from whatever primitive status they were in prior to finding religion/dogma, does not that dogma eventually become the means though which that society fails? It is known as a conundrum, is it not.
So what is your solution to this chasing the tail problem, either way we end up either isolated or beholden to someone or something, here is a simplified version, it's about medicine; Doctor, I have an ear ache:
2000 BC-Here eat this root.
1000 BC That root is heathen, say this prayer.
1850 That prayer is superstition, drink this potion.
1940 That potion is a snake oil, swallow this pill
1983 That pill is ineffective, take this antibiotic
2004 That antibiotic is artificial, here take this root.
AmcmurryFreedom Wrote: I find it appalling that many blame religion, when in fact it is simple ignorance. Allowing people to believe the faiths they are comfortable with and live a life deep in humanity means they are others opposed to your faiths and work hard to discourage or use genocide to eliminate your species from earth. Humanity does mean total acceptance of other peoples faiths and religion unless that belief is to kill and conduct genocide. The religious sects that prey on religions that are different from theirs are just plain ignorant of their teachings. It has already been disputed that Islam is not a faith of murdering people that are not Islamic. However, many Islamic factions strain verses in the Koran to make false judgment on those that are not Islam. Just like Christianity, many use scriptures to base their ignorant view of other people judging people as a deterrent to their standard way of life.
It's about accepting people on both sides of the argument and not condemning each other. Religion is not the culprit, it is "IGNORACE". For those who profess religion is the root of all evil..............your all are just as ignorant of humanity accepting all people.
TJ Wrote: Bombing Iraq......