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nick keighley's Avatar Jump to comment 10 by nick keighley

Comment 2 by raytoman :

Religion has no important or unique role in peoples lives, except where they are the ones who use it to exercise power and control over others

this is untrue. Religion does indeed play an important part of many peoples' lives

(For everyone else, except athiests, they have been indoctrinated to believe that they are eternal and that this life is only important as a test (determined by their religious betters) to decide if their real next life is as a toad or a worm or in paradise or in the inferno of hell.

not all religious people believe in eternal life.

Yes, 6 billion actually believe that crap

no. Much of the world's population is non-religious

and will kill and die to ensure they remain slaves to their particular parasite

most religious people are perfectly amiable and don't want to kill anyone. I'm beginning to think you just don't like people.

The only expenditure of time energy resources and wealth that even comes close to that spent on religion is the expenditure on developing, improving and using weapons to kill other humans - typically for religious reasons or by using religion for propaganda.

no. The reasons for wars and the deployment of weapons are multi-various and not confined to religion. Typically violence is not caused by religion.

Stop making excuses for the parasite that is religion. Those ancient Shamen, the original inventers, were only trying to gain a quantum of power in their tribe. The current Shamen seek armageddon - the end of our species.

you are being ridiculous

Sun, 24 Jun 2012 13:54:41 UTC | #948006