Originally Posted By: entropic42
Well i'm going to try to be respectful here, but I may slip up. I'm truly sorry if I offend anyone it's not my intention.
Your personal beliefs are welcome. As I have said often: Dialogging is about the sharing of ideas without any personal attacks. If you want to tell me that I am an arrogant S&*#@%^# use the personal message system.

You say:
My philosophy on religions...is basically that they do more harm than good...
If you said "sick religion" and then gave us a true example or two, I could agree with you.

"...religion is helpful to those who don't want to deal with the harsher parts of life.
"Harsher parts of life"? Have you ever read about the crucifixion of Jesus and others? And what happened to Christian martyrs in the early centuries? In many parts of the world it is still happening. The minister who baptized me lost his life, when his mission boat sank, in Newfoundland. My wife and I almost suffered the same fate in Labrador.
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