Boy, you said it. The "morality" of religion can best be seen by what thing were like when religion had or has unquestioned power. In the West, we call it the "Dark Ages". In the Middle East, we call it Iran, Syria, Saudi Arabia, and Egypt. In the far East, Japanese Empire, in Africa, we see ignorance and superstition. In America, we call it "the "good" old days", and the GOP at present wants it back.
Right on, michael.
The GOP's religious faction want to restore the religious dark ages (the years after the Protestant revolution).
The GOP's economic faction want to restore America's economic dark ages (the years before labor unions and consumer protection laws).
One caveat: the Democratic and Republican parties can be about equally corrupt. Because the Dems won't restore those dark ages, November's elections are important.
Religion of God or the religion of greed ...religion of power that is the question
mankind is a cruel animal greed is the GOD
Dinner with Hitler or Stalin?
An easy choice: Stalin. He was sane enough to ask how many divisions (of a military kind) the Pope had. Hitler was insane enough to NOT ask how many divisions Stalin had.
More seriously, on introspection. The Xianity I knew put a lot of energy into telling children they are sinners, or in other ways "bad". Those children grow up and don't introspect, because they have little or no self-esteem. Introspection would tell them what only masochists want to believe about themselves.
Give people who have no self-esteem a compliment and they will fear that you want to take advantage of them.
Greed wages war ..avarice.... greed is the shyte the glue that is mankind
Well Martin, I started a discussion in the Comedy section on Atheists and humor, as in Australia, humor has assisted in producing a quite non-religious nation with a publicly known atheist as its leader. Something that is unlikely to happen in the USA, unless they can see that religion is really just a source of funny jokes. Which is all it really is, as in Britain, the majority of the best jokes are concerning the blatant, extreme stupidity that is religion.
Aye M8! :D
What a great country Australia must be. If it were not my age I certainly would like to live in your country.I get so tired of all the religious nonsense here. I would like to see the percentage of "none" go up in the US before I die.That would bring some solace and perhaps die with a smile on my face.