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  •  You dont have to have religion to do good (1+ / 0-)
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    its actually more common than some religions give humanity credit for.

    That atheism is a faith is an argument used by people that have faith that states even if you say its nonsense you have to believe that it is the case. Nonsense.

    •  I agree with that entirely. (0+ / 0-)

      Hell I don't think my agnosticism makes me a bad person and I know countless atheists who do much good. Even within religious organizations, I find the do-gooders to be less focused on the religion itself and more focused on its mission in the world.

      I do feel that all too often, religious people are treated as though they were a monolithic group. In most cases they are not. Religions are gigantic organizations. There are billions of Moslems or Catholics in the world. They are not all looking at their religious affiliation in the same way. Many of the members of these religions may be doing evil in the world - the Catholic Church's stand on women's rights or LGBT rights is appalling. So is the cover-up of pedophile priests. But there are professed Catholics who are feeding the hungry and housing the homeless. The same kind of thing is true for Moslems. It is too easy to condemn every adherent of a religious organization.

      Here's my take on it - the revolution will not be blogged, it has to be slogged. - Deoliver47

      by OIL GUY on Thu Apr 10, 2014 at 05:16:24 PM PDT

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