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The profit of religion

Started this discussion. Last reply by Michael Penn May 7, 2013. 6 Replies

Hi all, one of my main issues I have with the various religious groups, is their constant obsession with money. I am not from America, but you only have to take a brief look at the fundamentalist…Continue

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"Thank you for that John. You are obviously a very well read and educated person, I am not as well read as your good self, but I am enjoying this debate, and certainly don't mean to cause any offence. I still contend though, that you are…"
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Alan Buchanan replied to John Jubinsky's discussion New Exoplanet Hunting Technology Actually Sees and Analyzes Exoplanets in the group ORIGINS: UNIVERSE, LIFE, HUMANKIND, AND DARWIN
"Sorry, but we are starting to get into the realms of superstitious belief here. These types of conversations usually come from the Bible thumping brigades, who wont accept the impossibility of a God figure or life after death because it says so in…"
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Alan Buchanan replied to John Jubinsky's discussion New Exoplanet Hunting Technology Acatully Sees and Analyzes Exoplanets in the group ORIGINS: UNIVERSE, LIFE, HUMANKIND, AND DARWIN
"I know this may be controversial, but does mankind really need this information and expense. The chances of us ever having the technology to travel to distant planets and galaxies are nil. I know we need to push our boundaries to extremes, and…"
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"I completely agree with you. While all religions are harmful, Islam is especially harmful at this moment in history. Even the most extreme fundamentalist Christians are not flying planes into buildings!"
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Michael Penn replied to Alan Buchanan's discussion The profit of religion
"A friend of mine says that all religions have one thing in common in their services, and that is when they pass the collection plate."
May 7, 2013
Loren Miller replied to Alan Buchanan's discussion The profit of religion
"Brandi, the real shame is that, more than likely, a great number of those televised bible-thumpers won't reap what they sow.  It's possible that they MIGHT, presuming that their flock come to their senses and call Robertson and Hagee…"
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Pat replied to Alan Buchanan's discussion The profit of religion
"No one in this world, so far as I know—and I have researched the records for years, and employed agents to help me—has ever lost money by underestimating the intelligence of the great masses of the plain people. H.L.…"
May 7, 2013
tom sarbeck replied to Alan Buchanan's discussion The profit of religion
"Before money, the vulnerable gave the charlatans things (including food) and favors. When our ancestors were pond scum, the big survived by eating the small and weak. Most non-human carnivores still survive this way. Which inspires this question:…"
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At 9:10pm on March 12, 2013, Ruth Anthony-Gardner said…

Welcome to Atheist Nexus, Alan!
Don’t forget to check out “Latest Activity”, out of sight along the bottom right.

At 10:11am on March 8, 2013, Steph S. said…

Greetings! Welcome to the site!

At 8:20am on March 8, 2013, Dr. Terence Meaden said…

Hi Alan
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