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Response to MineralMan (Original post)

Fri Sep 15, 2017, 10:15 AM

1. Religion doesn't make good people good

although it can encourage them and give them a vehicle for doing good things. Religion does not make bad people bad, either; but it can give them an excuse to do bad things that they claim "god" wants them to do. Desmond Tutu and the Dalai Lama probably would have been good people if they'd grown up Methodist or Muslim or nothing at all. Pat Robertson and others of his ilk probably would have been assholes in any religious tradition, or none at all; as religionists they merely use God as their excuse to be a dick.

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