Dear family and friends,
I thought I would post something different. Rather than elaborate on a topic, I think it might be interesting to have a discussion open to all voices. So if you are inclined, please share your comments on the issue below.
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"Religion is the result of the mind's quest for answers to common life questions and experiences, with the added element (thus distinguishing it from philosophy) that the answers came to us extra nous -- i.e., from someone, somewhere outside of our mind, our life and experiences. This is problematic to say the least. For assuming a God who is the perfect heavenly transmitter, we are forced by the overwhelming weight of history to admit that we are poor terrestrial receivers.------------
"Let me put it this way. Just because God has spoken doesn't mean our problems are over. The religion (Christianity) that pushed to end slavery justified slavery in the first place. After this, the same religion justified the evil of racism, and the same religion is still trying to undo that one. Did the Hindu doctrine of karma emerge to explain the caste system, or did it help to create it? (You probably already know what I think.)
"So, assuming God (or gods, as the case may be) exists, that God has spoken, therefore we can know what God wants us to know, why such a checkered record of good and evil? Does being religious make us more moral than the non-religious? Or is what matters not our morality and goodness in the world, but being "saved" and heaven-bound? (So that one can say, "She's better than most Christians I've met, but without Christ, she's still not going to heaven.") These questions go out particularly to those who are Christian or are familiar with Christianity, but the questions are not limited to the Christian religion, and the non-religious are also invited to respond.
I say again, just because God has spoken doesn't mean our problems are over."
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You can elaborate on the choice you made by writing a comment.
1. I agree. This is why.
2. I disagree. This is why.
3. I'm in between (I don't completely agree or disagree). This is why.