Should Christianity be illegal?

Should Christianity be illegal?

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Dan

Elmira, NY

#1 Feb 22, 2007
lets see where THIS topic takes us.
Dan

Elmira, NY

#2 Feb 22, 2007
Yes? No? Should the bible be taught in schools?

“I'd b surfing if I wasn't here”

Since: Jan 07

Indianapolis

#3 Feb 22, 2007
Dan wrote:
lets see where THIS topic takes us.
No. Not because it hasn't become a shell of what it was supposed to be, but because we always need to have an example of what intolerance, bigotry and stupidity in the name of a god really are.

There would be good reason to ban the dam_ thing. The wars between sects that consumed Christendom for centuries, the murder of women as "witches", the torture of thousands by the Inquisition, the secular wars in the name of God and the setback of the advancement of the human race for thousands of years all scream for some kind of retribution.

However, revenge would make everyone as bad as the Christianists.

Eventually the monotheistic religions will go the same way as the worship of the Greek gods. Some people might still do it, but they'll be fringers. Hopefully the monotheistic religions will be replaced by something more adult, and less reliant on antiquated fables.

“I'd b surfing if I wasn't here”

Since: Jan 07

Indianapolis

#4 Feb 22, 2007
Dan wrote:
Yes? No? Should the bible be taught in schools?
As a work of literature, yes. As fact, no.

The Bible has good ideas with the bad. You have to emphasize the good parts of the Book, its effect on law, government and human morality, and explain that the parts with the murders, incest, genocide and slavery are some things we have grown out of.

“Thinking before speaking!”

Since: Feb 07

St. Maries, Idaho

#5 Feb 22, 2007
We live in a country 86% Christian and you think it ought to be illegal? Heck our country is based upon Christian values and religious freedom is a primary reason so many people move here. Would it be right to make Islam illegal? NO. Judaism? NO. Should the Bible be taught in (public) schools. Other than being taught as a historical text, NO.

As for the preceding commentator, I believe your thoughts on religion are a little too cynical and misconceived. Yes there have been many wars brought on by religion but humans are hardwired for religon and belief in something higher.

Lloyd
Dan

Elmira, NY

#6 Feb 22, 2007
Dana Curtis Kincaid wrote:
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As a work of literature, yes. As fact, no.
The Bible has good ideas with the bad. You have to emphasize the good parts of the Book, its effect on law, government and human morality, and explain that the parts with the murders, incest, genocide and slavery are some things we have grown out of.
You have touched on parts I recently touched on. I absolutely disagree with their whole downgrading of women, though they deny it. They deny the incest charge to. Incest is incest, whether today or 2000 years ago.

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Since: Jan 07

Indianapolis

#7 Feb 23, 2007
Lloyd wrote:
We live in a country 86% Christian and you think it ought to be illegal? Heck our country is based upon Christian values and religious freedom is a primary reason so many people move here. Would it be right to make Islam illegal? NO. Judaism? NO. Should the Bible be taught in (public) schools. Other than being taught as a historical text, NO.
As for the preceding commentator, I believe your thoughts on religion are a little too cynical and misconceived. Yes there have been many wars brought on by religion but humans are hardwired for religon and belief in something higher.
Lloyd
"I believe your thoughts on religion are a little too cynical and misconceived. Yes there have been many wars brought on by religion but humans are hardwired for religon and belief in something higher."

Hardwired... You can't pull that on me - I grew up with this doublespeak. It rang hollow to me when I was ten, and it rings hollow now.

People are religious because of fear and superstition. If they don't understand something, it is easy to anthropormorphize a god that looks like us but controls, "X".

Do I believe in a god? Yes. Whether that is becauser that is how I was brought up, I don't know. There is no control group. I just don't believe in the god of the Southern Baptists any longer.

Since: Jan 07

Houston

#8 Feb 23, 2007
"Heck our country is based upon Christian values"
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Not so much. Our country was founded on general morality; the majority of the founding fathers were NOT Christians, although Christians have successfully hijacked them for their own purposes. You need more evidence, Lloyd, for your views.

Since: Jan 07

Houston

#9 Feb 23, 2007
And, no, it shouldn't be illegal. Then they're being persecuted, and they thrive on anything that gives them an excuse to not enjoy this life and "look to the next one" (or something like that). Let's not give them any more excuses for their behaviour.
Dan

Elmira, NY

#10 Feb 23, 2007
Yes it should be illegal. No one has the right to impose religion onto me. I dislike the Mormons coming to my door and asking me to convert. Why arent these people out feeding the hungry or medicating the sick? As for their behavior, you must love it when someone makes excuses for why they do something wrong. "Oh the Lord will forgive them". Lol What a joke

“I'd b surfing if I wasn't here”

Since: Jan 07

Indianapolis

#11 Feb 23, 2007
Dan wrote:
Yes it should be illegal. No one has the right to impose religion onto me. I dislike the Mormons coming to my door and asking me to convert. Why arent these people out feeding the hungry or medicating the sick? As for their behavior, you must love it when someone makes excuses for why they do something wrong. "Oh the Lord will forgive them". Lol What a joke
I grew up around Mormons, they were good people.
Chuy Moreno

Mililani, HI

#12 Feb 24, 2007
Well, being Christian is legal. I don't see a point to this thread. I'm sure ther is something more controversial to talk about.

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Since: Jan 07

Indianapolis

#13 Feb 24, 2007
Chuy Moreno wrote:
Well, being Christian is legal. I don't see a point to this thread. I'm sure ther is something more controversial to talk about.
The point of the thread is, that monotheistic religions have killed more people than probably anything else over time, and people are still being killed in the name of "god". So, why keep these horrible things around?

Since: Feb 07

Location hidden

#14 Feb 24, 2007
As long as we are considering banning ideologies on the basis of their death tolls. Let us not forget fascism and communism.

“I'd b surfing if I wasn't here”

Since: Jan 07

Indianapolis

#15 Feb 24, 2007
Communism is a religion, and a monotheistic one. How else would you explain the permanently displayed bodies of Lenin and Mao that used to hold such prominent positions?

Fascism... Not so much a religion as an ideology.
historian

Pompano Beach, FL

#16 Feb 24, 2007
The people of Russia lost their rights of guns and bible. When the people realized what happened 3000 Russian citezens met in the streets (armed with scyths, pitchforks, and other farm tools) wanting their rights to pray. they were slaughtered and their families were killed as well to teach a lesson to the russian people not to rebel against the police state. Lest their families pay as well! Here in america, our rights and privalages are being takein away and i see history repeating itself.........again!
historian

Pompano Beach, FL

#17 Feb 24, 2007
And if the Bible is JUST a book, then why are the true murderers (police) and theives (government) so threatened by it?...... They know its REAL and they are feeling guilty and looking for a way out!!!
oldgmworker

Jasper, IN

#18 Feb 24, 2007
"Many are called; few are chosen..."
Dan

Elmira, NY

#19 Feb 24, 2007
Historian, there are a lot of books criminals and common people feel threatened by. Common people feel threatened by Tom Sawyer because of its real but graphic language. And no, it doesn't utilize the F word once. But it isnt in a lot of school libraries across our great land any more, as the bible shouldn't be

“I'd b surfing if I wasn't here”

Since: Jan 07

Indianapolis

#20 Feb 24, 2007
historian wrote:
And if the Bible is JUST a book, then why are the true murderers (police) and theives (government) so threatened by it?...... They know its REAL and they are feeling guilty and looking for a way out!!!
Why? Because people are idiots. The Bible is JUST A BOOK. Hey, I didn't catch fire and burn up. Wow.

Be careful you aren't worshipping a Thing instead of God. The Bible is a Thing.

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