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Response to rug (Original post)

Thu Jul 26, 2012, 10:00 AM

2. Article is a bit over the top.

"Right, because this here is a totally non-judgmental comic."
Judging an artist for drawing a judgmental comic because he was tired of being judged by your peers.


"We’re looking at 1 in 5 women having been raped, 1 in 3 reporting sexual abuse, 1 in 4 teenage girls contracting an STD, 2/3 of pregnancies unplanned, ..."
The author doesn't mention where he got these numbers from. And the rates on STD and unwanted pregnancies would be lower, if faith-based solutions were ignored and some condoms used.


"So how does one truly suck at their religion? By following the advice of Mr. Inman and deconstructing our religion until it becomes agreeable to the current standards of the world. We are to be happy, helpful, and full of purpose. Never mind believing ourselves to be right."
1. Why would anyone have a religion if it does NOT make him happy? When a hundred children embarked on their famous "children-crusade" to cleanse the Holy Land with the power of belief, would they have done so if the religious doctrines the had memorized filled them with revulsion?
2. Last time I checked, "being helpful" was an idea that originated some 2500 (Confucius) to 2000 (some middle-eastern cult-leader named Jesus) years ago.
3. How can we not be of purpose when God supposedly has a plan for all of us?
4. "Being right" is a superstition only extremists claim, be they religious or atheist. The modest ones draw their power from the opposite: the doubt.

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trotsky Jul 2012 #4
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