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  •  Acually, it is greed and corruption that are the (3+ / 0-)
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    Pandoras Box, allergywoman, annrose

    major problems in this world. Even before the advent of any religion, those who came to power ruled with no mercy.

    I'm a woman of color, who grew up in the north (Detroit, Michigan)

    by Boris Badenov on Tue May 10, 2011 at 08:02:25 AM PDT

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    •  Aaaaghhhh (2+ / 0-)
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      Pandoras Box, Beket

      I just wrote a lengthy, thoughtful (imho) response to you addressing the evolutionary and societal beginnings of greed and religion and somehow hit the wrong button during preview mode and lost it all, even the page shifted to something else. I don't have time to reconstruct it, so I have a sad :-(

    •  There is no evidence to support your assertion. (1+ / 0-)
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      In fact, since religions have so effectively wiped out great pieces of history, the remaining available evidence indicates the contrary.

      Greed and corruption do seem to be part of the nature of a minority people, but it wasn't until the advent of widespread religious indoctrination that these traits were rewarded.

      The human mind is a wonderful and terrible organ in that it can, with relative ease, be molded or warped into working in virtually any way desired. Left to a natural course, it tends toward rational consideration of the world in which it lives.

      It is religion that sets up the unformed mind to simply accept two unalterably opposed ideas as "normal".

      "Those who can make you believe absurdities can make you commit atrocities." - Voltaire

      by Greyhound on Tue May 10, 2011 at 03:30:04 PM PDT

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