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Tue Mar 13, 2018, 11:43 PM

Religion brings peace to many of us.

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Reply Religion brings peace to many of us. (Original post)
mia Mar 2018 OP
marylandblue Mar 2018 #1
wasupaloopa Mar 2018 #2
mia Mar 2018 #3
murielm99 Mar 2018 #4
Angry Dragon Mar 2018 #5
Voltaire2 Mar 2018 #6
Bretton Garcia Mar 2018 #7
N_E_1 for Tennis Mar 2018 #8
Act_of_Reparation Mar 2018 #9
AtheistCrusader Mar 2018 #10
trotsky Mar 2018 #11
MineralMan Mar 2018 #12
Bretton Garcia Mar 2018 #13

Response to mia (Original post)

Tue Mar 13, 2018, 11:47 PM

1. Nice song

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Response to mia (Original post)

Tue Mar 13, 2018, 11:54 PM

2. I use to play the CD from Oh Brother Where Art Thou

in my truck when I lived in the Lower Sierra Nevada Mtns. We lived in the boonies and one day driving down the road a woman was hitch hiking. She had run her car off the road into a ditch.

I picked her up and she smelled like a distillery.

That song was playing at the time and it must have gotten to her because she started crying while it played.

The area where we lived was very a religious rural area.

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Response to wasupaloopa (Reply #2)

Wed Mar 14, 2018, 12:12 AM

3. There is nothing like a music to lift a person up.

And you showed her such kindness. Thank you for your message.

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Response to wasupaloopa (Reply #2)

Wed Mar 14, 2018, 01:11 AM

4. I still playa that CD once in awhile. n/t

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Response to mia (Original post)

Wed Mar 14, 2018, 01:44 AM

5. Religion should do that

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Response to mia (Original post)

Wed Mar 14, 2018, 07:16 AM

6. If that was all religion did it would be fine.

Unfortunately that is the least of it.

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Response to mia (Original post)

Wed Mar 14, 2018, 08:03 AM

7. Religion also brought war to billions of us.

The KKK for that matter, liked to burn crosses in the yards of people it didn't like.

To strongly support religion or Christianity, just for its peace-giving element, does not seem entirely right therefore.

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Response to mia (Original post)

Wed Mar 14, 2018, 08:25 AM

8. Alison has a beautiful voice...

I listen to her sometimes with my folk music collection. Iím a atheist but her voice can elevate the inner mood.

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Response to mia (Original post)

Wed Mar 14, 2018, 01:07 PM

9. Lots of things give people peace.

Not all of them are hinged on the premise we are born sick and commanded to be well.

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Response to mia (Original post)

Wed Mar 14, 2018, 02:22 PM

11. It does.

But does that mean we can't criticize it?

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Response to mia (Original post)

Wed Mar 14, 2018, 02:37 PM

12. That's true, no doubt.

However, it brings different things to others, I'm afraid. "Religion" is a very, very broad word. Not all religion is an agent for peace, unfortunately.

Even within general religions, such as Christianity, you'll find both peace-bringing and hatred-bringing. It's just too broad a word to have any universal meaning, frankly. Endorsing all of "religion" in general is probably not something that makes sense, I think.

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Response to MineralMan (Reply #12)

Wed Mar 14, 2018, 03:35 PM

13. And even if we endorse specifically Christianity ...

in general,. then that still leaves us inadvertently encouraging the good and the bad in it.

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