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seabeyond Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat May-31-08 06:44 PM
Response to Reply #129
132. you are really limiting view to religion. religion was needed
in a time in order for a progressive step forward in mankind... but i too am a believer we are at a place and time beyond religion. it is just that (in my view) all are not (or a large enough number) at a place in their journey to step beyond.

i believe we are given many opportunities and one of those clear times was after 9/11. we could have stepped forward in evolution in love in a collective conscience that would have been huge. instead fear won out and i feel we took a huge step backward in the old testament/patriarchal mentality of protect out of fear. we were not ready collectively to step forward. i think election 2004 was another big opportunity and both the religious and now some of the left chose to continue in battle.

i think another of those opportunities are coming our way. many of the "fundamentalist" have seen their error of their ways and how misguided they were in hate. i think having a black candidate will allow them to step out of fear and make that progressive step forward,..... again.

but, it is simply we are given opportunity. whether we chose it or not as a whole or majority that can feed to a greater whole is our choice

that is why i am spending the time on a thread like this with atheists who have gone from being rather accepting/allowing to anger/hate. we need each other.
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