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Response to SoFlaDem (Reply #1)

Fri May 18, 2018, 05:48 PM

13. Religions pit groups of people against

Each other.

Early on, small groups fought for territory for their economic survival. Now, they fight for mythological ideologies, i.e. superstitious religions.


The only thing needed for morality is empathy.
And that empathy is usually hardwired until some twisted parenting beats it out of a child.


I could pontificate about theories of the psychological motivations of becoming a Republican and formation of the "Republican personality" but I don't have the time right now. Simply put, I think it's rooted in misplaced anger. Most religions forbid appropriate expression of anger within families.


Edited to add: religion is what allows people to look to a god instead of problem solving for themselves. Ever met a global warming denier who wasn't religious?

And their philosophy of procreation is choking the planet and killing all of us.
But pray to god and he'll save us -phooey.


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