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Taverner Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Dec-06-11 04:19 PM
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I'll say it. Religion has never directly killed anyone.
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Indirectly, yes.

Directly, no.

And I am even counting places with religious police (Iran, Saudi Arabia) where religion was used exclusively as justification for killing people.

No, these people let their fanaticism dictate their reason, and as a result, they concluded the reasonable thing to do was killing the sinner.

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  -I'll say it. Religion has never directly killed anyone. Taverner  Dec-06-11 04:19 PM   #0 
  - take a look at this....  MindMover   Dec-06-11 04:22 PM   #1 
  - Perfect example of religion indirectly killing thousands. Millions perhaps.  Taverner   Dec-06-11 04:24 PM   # 
  - Like every other perspective,  Thats my opinion   Dec-06-11 08:18 PM   #23 
  - + 1  no_hypocrisy   Dec-06-11 04:37 PM   #10 
  - Of course it didn't  AmericaIsGreat   Dec-06-11 04:24 PM   #2 
  - And on that we agree completely  Taverner   Dec-06-11 04:26 PM   #3 
  - Well stated. Right! Belief systems, in and of themselves only serve to  MarkCharles   Dec-06-11 04:30 PM   #6 
  - But thats not the point is it?  We_Must_Organize   Dec-06-11 04:28 PM   #4 
  - It can lead to killing people, yes. And it is built on a house of cards.  Taverner   Dec-06-11 04:31 PM   #7 
  - Bullets have never directly killed anyone either.  Speck Tater   Dec-06-11 04:29 PM   #5 
  - If you take a holistic approach, then yes, religion kills  Taverner   Dec-06-11 04:32 PM   #8 
     - OMG! My last post killed a kitten in Australia!. (Butterfly effect don't ya know.) nt  Speck Tater   Dec-06-11 06:57 PM   #20 
  - What about exorcisms-gone-wrong?  FiveGoodMen   Dec-06-11 04:34 PM   #9 
  - Or even what we have seen with people who refuse to get medical treatment  MarkCharles   Dec-06-11 04:38 PM   #11 
     - have a good point there  Taverner   Dec-06-11 04:40 PM   # 
  - Crusades or even Northern Ireland?  HockeyMom   Dec-06-11 04:39 PM   #12 
  - Indirect, yes. Direct, no. HOWEVER, a poster pointed out exorcisms gone wrong  Taverner   Dec-06-11 04:40 PM   #14 
  - Apparently you've forgotten about that Spanish Inquisition thing. n/t  Tempest   Dec-06-11 04:40 PM   #13 
  - Nonsense...  haikugal   Dec-06-11 04:59 PM   #15 
  - People practicing religion kill all the time, but no, abstractions don't kill  saras   Dec-06-11 05:16 PM   #16 
  - Nice Sophistry  ProgressiveProfessor   Dec-06-11 05:25 PM   #17 
  - How about Bloody Mary in England??  shraby   Dec-06-11 06:03 PM   #18 
  - Horrifying ideas don't kill people. People who hold horrifying ideas kill people.  darkstar3   Dec-06-11 06:12 PM   #19 
  - +1  LAGC   Dec-07-11 07:29 AM   #25 
  - Religion has caused the death of millions of people  pennylane100   Dec-06-11 07:19 PM   #21 
  - Mmmm...  Plantaganet   Dec-06-11 07:41 PM   #22 
  - Not any more.  jeepnstein   Dec-07-11 08:18 AM   #27 
     - Phew!  Plantaganet   Dec-07-11 07:14 PM   #31 
  - Oh yeah? What about THIS:  PassingFair   Dec-06-11 09:11 PM   #24 
  - Directly, all the time.  jeepnstein   Dec-07-11 08:14 AM   #26 
  - I'm reminded of the slogan by gun owners...  LeftishBrit   Dec-07-11 08:37 AM   #28 
  - I'll say this. That's stupid  deacon_sephiroth   Dec-07-11 09:22 AM   #29 
  - Why a supposed Atheist would start a pointless exercise in sophistry as a legitimate  MarkCharles   Dec-07-11 02:22 PM   #30 

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