In fact, the ancient conquerors, whether Egyptian, Babylonian, Persian, Greek, or Roman, openly welcomed the religious beliefs of those they conquered, and often added the new gods to their own pantheon.
And I valued truth over my beliefs or agenda. I thought it was a funny idea There are bad people who are religious. The day after I write a post discussing the difference between presenting ideas and presenting reasons for action, I get an email from American Humanist praising the Freedom from Religion Foundation for running an advertisement in the New York Times linking religion to the destruction of the World Trade Center.
Even as religious trappings linger in our rituals and attitudes around death, society is coming to adopt the humanist viewpoint on mortality, neither fearing nor denying it, but gracefully accepting it as an inevitable part of the human experience.
Think about how many marriages and families have been held together because of religion. In his report he write, "The house burned down because of. A fire inspector is sent in to discover the cause of the fire. However, that does not prevent the comparison from being true. For these reasons, faith is also the basis of many wars, suicide bombings, and other crimes.
The sooner we bury our religious past, the better.
Rather than the same handful of biblical passages, we can have readings from any book, poem or song in the whole broad tapestry of human culture.
Humans love to blame whatever we can to ignore the fact that we are the main source of all our problems. Clearly, we have to admit that there are atheists who have killed other people, and who have killed people because those people were religious and he thought religious people deserved to die.
There are bad religions which promote bad values and evil behavior, and go against any opposition. Hence the manipulation of language and name changes though out the years. Yet that archaic and stereotypical vision of death, like a mossy and weather-worn statue, is crumbling — and in its place, something new and better has a chance to grow.
My friend considers himself liberal and advocates for the rights of women, racial minorities, and the LGBT community -- yet, for him, religion elicits a "bad taste in his mouth.Alternatives to religion.
More and more people are now saying they don't identify with a religion. More and more people aren't going to church, saying prayers or doing any of the things religion tells them to.
Without eliding or eluding the fact that Islam is a particularly troubling case in the modern world, the question remains: does conducting hearings into Islam specifically aid or.
Me in a world of Tolerance, Is a Me in a world without religion. Fearless, I can travel the east, Unity and progress will hit nations, as they'll trade with ease.
In a world without religion, a world with no moral speed limit, the Gulag becomes common. If a society relaxes its moral rules by rejecting God, it gets more evil and greater evil.
Imagine a world without religion. Sounds pretty good, doesn’t it?
No religious bigotry, no “righteous” judgement, no cruelty “in the name of God,” no holy wars, no honor killings, and no shame in just being yourself. Truly, the world would be a better place without religion, wouldn’t it? Well, let’s try it out. An interview with King’s College President Dinesh D’Souza: why he’ll argue against the motion, “The World Would Be Better Off Without Religion,” at the Nov.
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