"I think the most important reason for knowing a bit about religions is that they have such an importannt impact on the world we live in. Our Western society is like it or not deeply bedded in the Judeao-Christian tradition.
Add to that the…"
"Mainstream christ-tards provide cover for fundies. "We must respect their faith." Well, no, we don't.
If christ-tards don't respecxt me because I dismiss their way of thinking as entirely worthless, I guess…"
"Because: Understanding the prevailing mythologies=Understanding some very important truths
Because: People tend not to respect people who dismiss their way of thinking as entirely worthless
Because: Religion is of a nature that it cannot be…"
"The more details I learn about all religions, the better I understand religiously inclined family and friends. Religious dogma twists reality in so many different ways and knowing those ways is essential for me to untie the knots and bring some…"
"It's also just kind of neat-o. Gives you something else to learn.
When my parents took me to church (that stopped in 1986, I'm 38), "we" were Lutheran. Lutheranism is sort of Catholic Lite. You take Communion, and do a lot of…"
"It sounds good but I couldn't stand to listen to any radio program for three hours. I have tried a lot of podcasts but many of them babble on and on and on. I would rather have someone talk about one topic, in depth, for say half an…"
"It depends on what you count. If you throw in the Albigensian Crusade, it would be much higher (that was tens of thousands by itself, I think).
I am curious about whether you could even get the Catholic Church to say that the various people…"
You will probably find that you don't have to learn very much before you know more than Christians know about each other. Frequently they don't even know a lot about their own sect. I grew up a Methodist and never knew…"
"the major religions of today are epically interesting; just the same as any other mythology. it has implications in all sciences and social sciences: psychology, biology, anthropology, physiology, sociology, etc. since they all are nonsense, what…"
"Anyway, I am interested in hearing from other atheists who take the time to try and understand, say, the distinction between evangelical Christianity and fundamentalist Christianity
I'm currently reading Fundamentalisms Observed, which is an…"
"While I don't necessarily believe in the ideas of the religious, I do find it interesting because I like to see how the myths explain things before science existed. I also like comparing the differences and similarities between different…"
"Religious ideology might be empty, but religion itself is still very real.
I actually have a hard time remembering all the details about the different religions, but it's interesting learning the strange stuff people believe, strange religions…"
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