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lloxit
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blond_guy
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religion should be banned

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Started: 2/21/2008 Category: Religion
Updated: 9 years ago Status: Voting Period
Viewed: 1,511 times Debate No: 2831
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lloxit

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I was thinking over this topic and realised, most of the bad things in the world, of past and present, is because of religion, and i feel that the world would be a lot better if religion was no more. The Jews only died because of their religion, and all the events of today, even the whole fiasco with the prophet Mohammed in Denmark. Saying anyone who insults there religion should be beheaded, I'm sorry but this is completely out of order. Religion should be gone altogether in my eyes. I mean, come on, celebrate members of the church wasting there life away, having no fun whatsoever just to serve a higher being that in my eyes, and obviously most people heres eyes doesn't even exist. i just want to see what everyone else think about this extreme view.
blond_guy

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I agree with you that religion caused a lot of deaths, but we also brought on a lot of peace and love. You provide the Holocaust as an example. But the Holocaust wasn't a matter of religion, it was a matter of race. Gypsies and Jews.

"Religion should be banned" is a very strong statement and an overreaction. Since the Neolithic period religion has served as consolation, explanation, etc. for many people.

I am an atheist myself, but many times I feel comfortable being around Christians because they tend to be peaceful and pleasant people. The same goes for Muslims. Islam influenced Malcom X to be the great man that he turned out to be. One of my best friends is Jewish and I visit him on Friday nights many times and join his family for Sabbath, it is the nicest thing you could experience.

So before saying "religion should be banned" just think about the goodness that religion spread around the world.
Debate Round No. 1
lloxit

Pro

like I said, I really just wanted to see what people would say for this, and you said some good reasons.
but, would the good outway the bad?
You say that your religious friends are, in general, very good people.
But what about those that hold extreme belifes? The underground religions, the religions were people get hurt?
I hate to bring this up, as it is NOT a good source, but what about the religion in The Devinci Code?
There ARE religions like that, were they repent for sins before commiting them, for the bare reason to commit them.
blond_guy

Con

Yes, the goo outweigh the bad. Because religion has helped individuals very much.
You're right, the DaVinci code is not a good source.
I don't think religion should be banned in any way.
What I'd like to see banned however, is all the hate of atheists now a days.
I saw on CNN that atheists are the more discriminated minority.
Isn't that unbelievable.
I'd love to convince everyone to be atheists like me, but if people have strong beliefs in something else then let them have it.
The Nazis were going to kill millions of people anyways.
Al-Qaeda would've attacked us anyway.
All the Middle Eastern Jihadists would hate America and the state of Israel anyway. It really doesn't have all that much to do with religion. Their fight is over land, not religion.
Debate Round No. 2
lloxit

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lloxit forfeited this round.
blond_guy

Con

He forfeited. I win? I certainly hope so. 100 characters. Damn, still not 100? Ok, well now I have 100! yay!
Debate Round No. 3
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Posted by Farooq 9 years ago
Farooq
congrats blond guy on standing up to that despicable theocrat
Posted by kingd12 9 years ago
kingd12
I am going to assume lloxit has only done this to receive some sort of recognition. Otherwise lloxit, the next time you feel you need to "think over" anything, write it down and immediately destroy it. Blonde guy I am suprised you didn't have anything better to do. Reality check!
Posted by Daxitarian 9 years ago
Daxitarian
"I was thinking over this topic and realised, most of the bad things in the world, of past and present, is because of religion"

So you want to get rid of a bad thing by doing another bad thing? Should we raid churches and put everyone attending a religious service on a train...hmm...kinda sounds like...something I can't put my finger on now.

Most people don't do bad things because of religion, but religion provides an easy rationalization for bad things. The conflict over the middle east is about politics and power. I really don't see how reformed Presbyterians or Quakers are a threat to society.

I think you ideas are just a knee jerk reaction.
Posted by khaylitsa 9 years ago
khaylitsa
I think that banning religion is WAY too harsh. people could not flourish with out it, for it crated a moral code and often times it makes a leader that will unite the people
Posted by Shorack 9 years ago
Shorack
Indeed, talking about banning isn't a good start-off point for debate.

Just having a thought experiment about the consequences of a ban would say enough.
Posted by polka-dots323 9 years ago
polka-dots323
This is a horrible debate. It is just the same as saying culture should be destroyed, or people's beliefs in the big bang and evolution. Everyone is entitled to their own beliefs. Also, many of the problems that were caused in the past were due to religious extremists. That is not typical of a religious person.
Posted by blond_guy 9 years ago
blond_guy
lloxit I saw where you were going but you weren't entirely correct. You should start another debate on the same topic but get rid of that topic sentence. I'd love to see someone debate religion, not whether it's good or bad but whether it is worth it or not.
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