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03-12-2014, 11:09 PM
Damages done by religion
I have not had the chance to read through many of the posts on this forum, so please excuse me if this suggestion has been brought up before.

If religion were simply a harmless eccentricity, there would be no reason to oppose it. People should be left free to believe what they have determined to be truth. Unfortunately, religion is not just a harmless eccentricity. It has very damaging consequences in the political, social, and psychological spheres of our society. Have you ever considered a section of this forum dedicated to the enumeration and discussion of these damages? It is my belief that unchecked religious indoctrination always has and always will cause far more damage than good and thus, should be (judiciously) opposed. This is why I call myself an anti-theist (or, more specifically, an anti-theismist).

If we believe absurdities, we shall commit atrocities.--Voltaire.

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07-12-2014, 10:23 AM
RE: Damages done by religion
An interesting topic, but I doubt it's one that necessitates a separate forum section. How bout starting a thread on the topic (if you haven't already) in the "Atheism/theism" section, and if it really takes off we can sticky it. Savvy?

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07-12-2014, 10:26 AM
RE: Damages done by religion
(03-12-2014 11:09 PM)666wannabe Wrote:  I have not had the chance to read through many of the posts on this forum, so please excuse me if this suggestion has been brought up before.

If religion were simply a harmless eccentricity, there would be no reason to oppose it. People should be left free to believe what they have determined to be truth. Unfortunately, religion is not just a harmless eccentricity. It has very damaging consequences in the political, social, and psychological spheres of our society. Have you ever considered a section of this forum dedicated to the enumeration and discussion of these damages? It is my belief that unchecked religious indoctrination always has and always will cause far more damage than good and thus, should be (judiciously) opposed. This is why I call myself an anti-theist (or, more specifically, an anti-theismist).

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09-12-2014, 08:26 AM
RE: Damages done by religion
(07-12-2014 10:23 AM)Stark Raving Wrote:  An interesting topic, but I doubt it's one that necessitates a separate forum section. How bout starting a thread on the topic (if you haven't already) in the "Atheism/theism" section, and if it really takes off we can sticky it. Savvy?

Will do. Thanks.

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11-12-2014, 02:59 PM
RE: Damages done by religion
(03-12-2014 11:09 PM)666wannabe Wrote:  Have you ever considered a section of this forum dedicated to the enumeration and discussion of these damages? It is my belief that unchecked religious indoctrination always has and always will cause far more damage than good and thus, should be (judiciously) opposed.

The first place I would consider looking for such a topic is in the Recovering from Religion one in the Personal Issues section.
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11-12-2014, 03:12 PM
RE: Damages done by religion
If you want to believe a higher power, prime mover, architect/overseer exists, that's fine by me. If you want to conduct your life in accordance with the rules, customs, and rituals you believe derive from that creator, even if some of these customs include the notion that you are a lowly, flawed, subservient, ignorant, sinner by virtue of being born; also fine. However, If you want to forward the agenda that these rules and philosophies need to be taught in publicly-funded schools; that your belief in a creator justifies a subpar education for MY child, that is a huge problem.
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11-12-2014, 03:34 PM
RE: Damages done by religion
(07-12-2014 10:23 AM)Stark Raving Wrote:  An interesting topic, but I doubt it's one that necessitates a separate forum section. How bout starting a thread on the topic (if you haven't already) in the "Atheism/theism" section, and if it really takes off we can sticky it. Savvy?

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