Is the Internet the End of Religion?

Jun 14, 2012 Full story: Religion Dispatched 267

Richard Dawkins and Daniel Dennett, half of the "Four Horsemen of New Atheism," recently indulged an Oxford audience with an hour-long conversation about the "evolution" of religion.

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Amused

Lowell, MA

#284 Aug 9, 2012
nanoanomaly wrote:
<quoted text>FYI, the Left Behind books are clearly labeled "fiction" in the public library. LeHaye claims they are dramatizations based *loosely* on bible scripture
I had to point out to a librarian that his book, Revelation Unveiled, was labeled by the publisher as non-fiction. I found it very funny that so many Christians who were fans of his "fiction" had no clue that, in reality, he believed that absolutely no Christians would make it to heaven. It is the purest irony that he made so much money off misguided Christian fans.
Fleecing the gullible christian flock is an American Pastime on a par with basebsll. From Aimee Semple McPherson to Jim and Tammy to Oral Roberts telling his flock that god would 'call him home' if a suitable ransom was not donated, there's been no shortage of preachers making a good living off the devout but not astute. "Preacher fleecing flock" is a headline of the same novelty as "dog bites man".
Meat Drapes

Temecula, CA

#285 Aug 21, 2012
-Skeptic- wrote:
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The civil rights movement
So we had MORE social freedoms durring the civil rights movement? Better work on your GED retard.
Meat Drapes

Temecula, CA

#286 Aug 21, 2012
Givemeliberty wrote:
And many religious people were against that.
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Right REVERAND Martin Luther King Jr.
Another failure at history, do ANY of you morons read?
Skeptic

Newtownards, UK

#288 Aug 21, 2012
Meat Drapes wrote:
<quoted text>So we had MORE social freedoms durring the civil rights movement? Better work on your GED retard.
You asked "Please name a time in Western history where legislation allowed for more "moral freedoms" I'm all ears. "

And I said the civil rights movement.

It's a great answer isn't it? Because before this movement, you guys thought it was moral to build blacks different toilets.

The greatness of this answer to your question frustrates you, and this is why you call me a retard.

Since: Jun 07

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#289 Aug 21, 2012
Meat Drapes wrote:
<quoted text>Right REVERAND Martin Luther King Jr.
Another failure at history, do ANY of you morons read?
You're half a$$ed attempt at trolling could be better.

Now try putting your racist / anti-atheist rants to one side, stop being a coward and prove your made up god please.

Since: Jan 12

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#290 Aug 22, 2012
EdSed wrote:
Is the Internet the End of Religion? In a word, YES.
However, most people only seem to change their minds when compelled to do so. Reason by itself won't be enough, but international communication will ultimately be fatal to superstitions and backward, oppressive cultures.
As thoughts, opinions and ideas spreads around the world via the Internet, people will become more inquisitive towards things in life. Religious, political and social issues are no longer restricted to the intellectual elite as access to the Internet can inform people on these.

People are questioning politicians and religious leaders more these days. A couple of generations ago, the majority of people tend to just accept on what they hear from religious and political organizations.

Since: May 10

Dyersburg, TN

#291 Aug 28, 2012
I was an atheist, until I realized I was a GOD!

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