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Response to Buzz cook (Reply #6)

Tue Jan 14, 2020, 06:07 PM

21. What is your standard?

If you compare a secular community to a religious one, are you saying that, in all cases one is ethically or morally superior to the other across-the-board and in all cases? There are many examples that would both refute that all religion is bad as well as that what is non-religious is inherently and constantly good. By bad I mean harmful, abusive, destructive, etc. By good I mean beneficial, useful, peaceful, compassionate, etc.

I don't really understand the logic of that. The secular world is not one big bright and shiny and pure as virgin snow realm, so the comparison seems rather flawed. What may be missed is the fact that human beings are involved and a lot depends on the context of any situation as well as intents and motivations. I think that is what matters to me since singling out one aspect of society based on a bias misses or even dismisses the more important questions about human behavior and motivations in general.

Now, if you are talking about fundamentalism and charismatic cults, (though cult needs a careful definition or it is just used as a religious bias) I could agree that they both tend to be very problematic. However, not all religious people or religions necessarily fall under that category. And in some cases, the word, religion, requires more specificity because it depends on the definition.

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