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mudesi Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Mar-14-08 08:33 PM
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Religion is a cancer on humanity
Edited on Fri Mar-14-08 08:40 PM by lynyrd_skynyrd
You know, Jerry Falwell said feminists and homosexuals were responsible for bringing the twin towers down. Jeremiah Wright said AIDS was created by the government to kill black people. I'll bet each and every one of you 1 million dollars that Clinton's and McCain's priests preach that gays are going to hell.

I notice that everyone is ignoring the elephant in the room.

Religion still has a powerful hold on government in America. What is the difference between Wright preaching "vote Obama" and Falwell preaching "vote Bush"? Two sides of the same coin. Hoards of irrational, gullible, psychologically immature people falling into lockstep because (as Bill Maher would put it) "that guy with the funny hat said so".

If Barack Obama was an atheist, he would not have won a single delegate. The same goes for Clinton. The same goes for McCain.

I only wonder if the madness will ever end.

People are going to turn away from Barack Obama because his religious leader says idiotic things? Who will they turn to, then? Because every single candidate is a Christian, as he/she is required to be in this day and age in the United States in America.

Which means they reject evolution, and/or they say homosexuality is deviant and evil, and/or they say consensual anal sex is immoral, and/or they're telling you that Jesus loves war, and/or they say masturbation is evil, and/or they say the end of the world is near, and/or the answer to all problems is to pray for them (those levees will build themselves!), and/or they accept check, cash or money orders, as well as Mastercard, VISA, and American Express.
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Sarah Ibarruri Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Mar-14-08 08:36 PM
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1. Allowing relgion to have power is a cancer on humanity
I think everyone should be allowed to believe as they see fit, but keep it to themselves and stop trying to molest others with their religion.
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Olney Blue Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Mar-14-08 08:39 PM
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5. Astute observation, Sarah.
Edited on Fri Mar-14-08 08:40 PM by Olney Blue
It reminds me of the common misquoting of the verse: "money is the root of all evil" The actual verse is: "the love of money is the root of all evil."
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Sarah Ibarruri Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Mar-14-08 08:50 PM
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15. Good point! Thanks nt
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MadMaddie Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Mar-14-08 08:38 PM
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2. And that is why the Seperation of Church and state is so
critical. If we keep going down this path...


Rome fell because of Christianity......we should really look at history shouldn't we?
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opihimoimoi Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Mar-14-08 08:41 PM
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6. More so, Rome fell due to inept Leadership....same as we got here and now
in my view, Bush has Losership....and so does the GOOBers....
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MadMaddie Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Mar-14-08 08:53 PM
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17. You are right it was a combination wasn't it?
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opihimoimoi Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Mar-14-08 09:24 PM
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21. A most disastrous Combo....Fantasy over Reality/Sanity coupled w GOOBer Control
Look at the evidence....not a good idea from the Pubs. Its all distraction, denigration....

Its Best to think of the Rest...this escapes them...

Altruism is absent in the Pub Realm....
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JohnnyLib2 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Mar-14-08 08:39 PM
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3. If only there had been something in the Constitution about this.....
:sarcasm:
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navarth Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Mar-14-08 08:39 PM
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4. Amen. OOPS I mean I agree
Sorry for the humor, couldn't help myself.

Seriously, I mostly agree. Religion is a thing, a thing that can be used for good or for evil. My problem with it is that there are too many idiots using it wrongly.

I don't use it at all myself, but I don't mind somebody else using it as long as they keep it to themselves, keep it out of my government, laws and schools.

Amen.
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Bigleaf Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Mar-14-08 08:41 PM
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7. Watch this video. Great instrumental by the way. Pay attention to the end.
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mtnsnake Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Mar-14-08 08:42 PM
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8. More people have been killed in the name of religion than for any other cause
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tachyon Donating Member (520 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Mar-14-08 08:45 PM
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13. No other cause considers itself worth it. Think about that.
:shrug:
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NMMNG Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Mar-14-08 09:27 PM
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23. .....That, my friend, is true perversion.
Harvey Milk
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Amerigo Vespucci Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Mar-14-08 08:42 PM
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9. Not necessarily...
...some forms of religion are absolutely a cancer. Destructive. Horrendous.

But I'm a Christian. And I don't push my beliefs on other people. I'm supposed to fall in line with "The Great Commission" (go forth into all nations and spread the word)...

But my shortcoming is that I really don't care.

I don't want the responsibility of convincing someone who makes a statement like "religion is a cancer on humanity" that I am right and they are wrong.

I really don't care. I'm supposed to, and yet I don't.

What works for me works for me works for me.

What works for everyone else works for them.

Blanket statements tend to suck ass, which is why I refrain from making them.

:patriot:
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LittleClarkie Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Mar-14-08 08:51 PM
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16. According to the OP you believe a bunch of stuff at the bottom of his post
Do you? Does the person he is describing describe you?
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tachyon Donating Member (520 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Mar-14-08 08:44 PM
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10. I may just write in Madelyn O'Hair. Hey's she's no deader than Jesus...
:eyes:
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tridim Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Mar-14-08 08:44 PM
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11. Unfortunately I think it's inoperable
I wish organized religion would just go away, but that's a pipe dream. It'll be with us forever unless Jesus comes back and tells his followers to knock off the crap.
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cliffordu Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Mar-14-08 08:44 PM
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12. K AND R
Excellent true post. Thanks.
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LittleClarkie Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Mar-14-08 08:48 PM
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14. Which means you have a tilted view on Christians, which means you're talking out your ass
Edited on Fri Mar-14-08 08:49 PM by LittleClarkie
Which means you must not actually know any Christians, which means you're making some pretty hefty assumptions about a group you do not belong to.

Which would make your statement bigotted.

Now, if you had bothered to specify you meant fundamentalism, that would be different. But I know Christians who don't believe half the things you think they do.
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Amerigo Vespucci Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Mar-14-08 09:15 PM
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20. You mean this shit?
Which means they reject evolution, and/or they say homosexuality is deviant and evil, and/or they say consensual anal sex is immoral, and/or they're telling you that Jesus loves war, and/or they say masturbation is evil, and/or they say the end of the world is near, and/or the answer to all problems is to pray for them (those levees will build themselves!), and/or they accept check, cash or money orders, as well as Mastercard, VISA, and American Express.


1). they reject evolution

NO, I don't

2). homosexuality is deviant and evil

I'm straight and could give a flying fuck about anyone else's sexuality. People who DO are weak, stupid, delusional, or all of the above.

3). See #2. I could care less about another human being's need to fuck someone in the ass

4). Jesus loves war

FUCKING BULLSHIT. No better than racism, misogyny, or homophobia. FUCK that kind of ignorant statement.

5). masturbation is evil

Jack off 24/7 and see if I give a flying fuck.

6). the end of the world is near

I guess we'll all find out the answer to that one at the same time, eh?

7). the answer to all problems is to pray for them

Well, I believe in prayer, and once again don't care who agrees and who doesn't. Believe in it? PRAY. Don't? Have a nice day.

8). they accept check, cash or money orders, as well as Mastercard, VISA, and American Express

What kind of stupid motherfucking bullshit is THIS? Did the OP run out of bullet points or religion-bashing memes?

I answered your questions, tough guy. I don't care about your beliefs or if they're in alignment with mine.

The "religion is cancer" subject line is bullshit.

If you have any other questions, email the Pope.
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southerncrone Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Mar-14-08 09:09 PM
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18. Actually it's the BIGGEST COUP EVER!!!!
If there is a devil, he must have created religion. It is responsible for more suffering & death on this planet than anything else. Most wars fought in it's name.

"Imagine there's no heaven; it's easy if you try." John Lennon
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LittleClarkie Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Mar-14-08 09:11 PM
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19. And all this has to do specifically with the primaries how exactly
this belongs in the theology forum, not here.
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southerncrone Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Mar-14-08 09:26 PM
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22. Well for starters, I'm not the one who posted this here.
Secondly, it does pertain to the primaries because there is the "smear" against Obama that he is Muslim.
Also, his preacher is being used to tarnish him for some statements he made in the pulpit against the "status quo" in electing white rich folks.

For all I know Hillary may have some religious crap being used for/or against her. Religion is used in many elections, both primaries & generals, to discredit one candidate from another. This one seems no different. Just another divisive tool.
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mcscajun Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Mar-14-08 10:35 PM
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24. Locking.
When discussing race, gender, sexual orientation, ethnicity, religion, or other highly-sensitive personal issues, please exercise the appropriate level of sensitivity toward others and take extra care to clearly express your point of view.
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