Tons of assumptions and incorrect claims (you respond)
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From: Rushton D
Date: Dec 11 2006 2:56 AM
you guys are a little hard nosed about this, ehhh? Now, I'm not the most religious guy, but wow, you guys are after all religion and all faiths, beliefs, etc. what then? In your view are we here today gone tommorow? YOu now, if you don't beleive in heaven and hell, and any type of morality, you have no reason to govern your actions, for example, if a heaven and hell don't exist, thenyou have no reason not to go out and rape and pillage your way to the top. I'm not suggesting that is what you guys are about, but the wrong person begind to believe that there is no heaven and hell all hell breaks loose here, Hitler was that kind of man, he didn't truly believe in afterlife, spirituality, etc. scary, it meant that to him, what he did had no consequences, because after all if there is no god, and no afterlife, take what you want, kill, rape, steal, who gives a damn, in the end the results are the same, you're dead. Not such a good belief system, you see, all people's beliefs aren't necessarily true, they are just beliefs, religion is a belief, albiet sometimes a little disturbing, (video on Jesus Camp). I choose to believe that all religions are trying to do what is right, and just because we don't all agree on what is god, doesn't mean that spirituality doesn't belong in our world, I believe its important, and a pillar of strength for many GOOD people. So, having said all that, I hope you guys realize that there are people out there who lean on "god" occasionally to help them to think through things, and to decide what is the right thing to do, sometimes this sort of action (prayer) prevents individuals from making horrific decisions. Just something to think about, a world without religion would be worse, not better..., in my opinion.
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