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    Quote Originally Posted by PoliTalker View Post
    Hello Micawber,



    Christianity is out of date.

    There's nothing new in the concept. It was created thousands of years ago when abortion didn't exist.

    Trying to fit Christianity into today's world is the problem. It is so old news.

    Science continues to provide new answers. Christianity is stuck in the past, a time of lack of answers. Christianity used imagination to try to provide answers which are now being provided by science.

    The Earth was not created by a being. Humans evolved from other species. There is no more spirituality to humans than any other life form. There is no afterlife.

    I have more threads than most people mocking religious reactionaries...


    But on the flipside, every aspect of human culture changes over time. Most of the science of 500 years ago we laugh at. We laugh at the foolishness of some Medieval religious beliefs.

    Science, religion, culture, change over time. Religion and science are asking different questions. I don't think any genuine religious person is looking to Christianity to solve the mysteries of the Higgs boson and dark matter. Outside of American Protestant fundamentalism, I do not even thiink christians are looking to their church to provide scientific explanations of evolution and genetics.

    On the other hand, I do not think science is studying or proposing a systematic system of morality or publishing studies on how to live an authentic life.

    I think there is always going to be room in humanity for a community of people to practice ritual and a systematic metaphysical moral vision that is accepted as binding because it reflects a higher truth.

    I just don't see that completely going away.

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    Hello Cypress,

    Quote Originally Posted by Cypress View Post
    I have more threads than most people mocking religious reactionaries...


    But on the flipside, every aspect of human culture changes over time. Most of the science of 500 years ago we laugh at. We laugh at the foolishness of some Medieval religious beliefs.

    Science, religion, culture, change over time. Religion and science are asking different questions. I don't think any genuine religious person is looking to Christianity to solve the mysteries of the Higgs boson and dark matter. Outside of American Protestant fundamentalism, I do not even thiink christians are looking to their church to provide scientific explanations of evolution and genetics.

    On the other hand, I do not think science is studying or proposing a systematic system of morality or publishing studies on how to live an authentic life.

    I think there is always going to be room in humanity for a community of people to practice ritual and a systematic metaphysical moral vision that is accepted as binding because it reflects a higher truth.

    I just don't see that completely going away.
    I agree there is no end to religion in the near future.

    I disagree that religion is changing. New printings of religious scriptures contain the same text. Nothing has been revised.

    The only thing that changes about religion is how it is practiced.

    There were no televangelists 100 years ago, for instance.

    I don't see religion going away because people don't participate in religion to affirm their beliefs. They already believe. At least most of them do. I am convinced there are many who participate in religion, even religious leaders, who have their doubts about the basic existence of a creator being. But mostly these doubts are not discussed. To do so would violate the scriptures.

    Many people participate in religion mostly for the social aspect. By maintaining a church membership, they are part of a club, part of an organization, part of something bigger than themselves. It gives them an automatic set of friends, people who share something in common, a group to identify with. That's probably more important for most church members than reaffirming belief.
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    I think most are drawn to religion out of past family practice and a need to secure their ticket to heaven



    Those numbers are falling


    Organized religion is failing


    Too many flawed leaders using their position of power for evil acts

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    Quote Originally Posted by anatta View Post
    considering you are the dumbest by far I've ever come across - and that is saying something
    Russo bot holes don’t know anyone

    Your a program


    Not a human

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    Quote Originally Posted by evince View Post
    I think most are drawn to religion out of past family practice and a need to secure their ticket to heaven



    Those numbers are falling


    Organized religion is failing


    Too many flawed leaders using their position of power for evil acts

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    Quote Originally Posted by Stone View Post
    Much like how being called a Democrat is seen as a terrible insult now.
    Only in fox land


    Thanks for proving what a mindless drone you are

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    Quote Originally Posted by evince View Post
    Organized religion is not belief


    Your mind can’t grok that
    That's simply not true...Your mind doesn't grok anything stranger in your strange land.......

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    Organized religion is not belief


    It’s a club excluding nonbelievers


    And to twist Jesus’s (or other philosophers) words to fit some aim of the organization


    It exists to promote its existence

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    apparently the atheists around here mistakenly believe the church is intended as a place for the non-sinners, while Christians realize that the church is a place where the sinners gather if they want to experience God's grace......
    Isaiah 6:5
    “Woe to me!” I cried. “I am ruined! For I am a man of unclean lips, and I live among a people of unclean lips, and my eyes have seen the King, the Lord Almighty.”

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    And so I say unto you "blessed are the internet assholes" ^

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    have you gotten your blessing yet?......
    Isaiah 6:5
    “Woe to me!” I cried. “I am ruined! For I am a man of unclean lips, and I live among a people of unclean lips, and my eyes have seen the King, the Lord Almighty.”

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