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cosecant
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6/7/2014 1:11:22 PM
Posted: 2 years ago
Considering that a religion has to be good, what then is it's purpose?. Everyone is allowed to give his opinion..... .
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6/7/2014 4:39:25 PM
Posted: 2 years ago
At 6/7/2014 1:11:22 PM, cosecant wrote:
Considering that a religion has to be good, what then is it's purpose?. Everyone is allowed to give his opinion..... .

If by religion you mean doing a bunch of stuff to get into heaven, then absolutely nothing.
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6/7/2014 7:45:13 PM
Posted: 2 years ago
At 6/7/2014 1:11:22 PM, cosecant wrote:
Considering that a religion has to be good, what then is it's purpose?. Everyone is allowed to give his opinion..... .

In Christianity, the purpose of it is to connect the individual to God, it is a "path" or a direction to Him. It's spiritual information that we need, it's answers to the idea of creation, communication with God, information about life and death and what happens when our flesh perishes. It's purpose is to clarify spiritual truths and provide the reader with a clear idea of what God desires from us. It's a "teaching".
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6/10/2014 2:29:13 PM
Posted: 2 years ago
At 6/7/2014 7:45:13 PM, matt.mcguire88 wrote:
At 6/7/2014 1:11:22 PM, cosecant wrote:
Considering that a religion has to be good, what then is it's purpose?. Everyone is allowed to give his opinion..... .

In Christianity, the purpose of it is to connect the individual to God, it is a "path" or a direction to Him. It's spiritual information that we need, it's answers to the idea of creation, communication with God, information about life and death and what happens when our flesh perishes. It's purpose is to clarify spiritual truths and provide the reader with a clear idea of what God desires from us. It's a "teaching".

IF I, COSECANT IS NOT MISTAKEN, SOME OTHER RELIGIONS ALSO PROPOSE THAT.
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6/10/2014 3:01:39 PM
Posted: 2 years ago
At 6/10/2014 2:29:13 PM, cosecant wrote:
At 6/7/2014 7:45:13 PM, matt.mcguire88 wrote:
At 6/7/2014 1:11:22 PM, cosecant wrote:
Considering that a religion has to be good, what then is it's purpose?. Everyone is allowed to give his opinion..... .

In Christianity, the purpose of it is to connect the individual to God, it is a "path" or a direction to Him. It's spiritual information that we need, it's answers to the idea of creation, communication with God, information about life and death and what happens when our flesh perishes. It's purpose is to clarify spiritual truths and provide the reader with a clear idea of what God desires from us. It's a "teaching".

IF I, COSECANT IS NOT MISTAKEN, SOME OTHER RELIGIONS ALSO PROPOSE THAT.

What does this have to do with the OP?
GodChoosesLife
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6/10/2014 6:04:29 PM
Posted: 2 years ago
At 6/7/2014 1:11:22 PM, cosecant wrote:
Considering that a religion has to be good, what then is it's purpose?. Everyone is allowed to give his opinion..... .

I'd be willing to answer your question, however, would you elaborate more on what your asking please?
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6/10/2014 6:09:51 PM
Posted: 2 years ago
At 6/7/2014 1:11:22 PM, cosecant wrote:
Considering that a religion has to be good, what then is it's purpose?. Everyone is allowed to give his opinion..... .

When and how was it determined that a religion "has to be good"? Satan worship isn't a religion? I believe it is. And of course, if one reads the Bible with an objective eye, it's pretty horrifying. I don't think there is much of a case for most religions "being good". They tend to have a very negative effect on people.

But I think the purpose is to provide people with emotional pacification, which of course, provides those intelligent enough to recognize the fraud, a degree of control over the masses.
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6/11/2014 1:25:55 PM
Posted: 2 years ago
At 6/10/2014 6:09:51 PM, Beastt wrote:
At 6/7/2014 1:11:22 PM, cosecant wrote:
Considering that a religion has to be good, what then is it's purpose?. Everyone is allowed to give his opinion..... .

When and how was it determined that a religion "has to be good"? Satan worship isn't a religion? I believe it is. And of course, if one reads the Bible with an objective eye, it's pretty horrifying. I don't think there is much of a case for most religions "being good". They tend to have a very negative effect on people.

But I think the purpose is to provide people with emotional pacification, which of course, provides those intelligent enough to recognize the fraud, a degree of control over the masses.

Right, that Jesus was CLEARLY worse than Satan ... what saving adulteresses from stoning? Cad! Healing lepers and the sick? Jerk! Healing a foreigners servant? Wanker. Raises a man's innocent daughter and restores life? Why that is as evil as doctors! I wonder why they didn't nail him to a cross?! ... wait ...

The real evil? Yeah, he fed thousands of hungry people. Evil.

Satan? That angelic figure? Just tried to enslave man kind. Obviously, this is a minor error when compared to ... er, healing the sick ... that cad.

Really, is this just insult anything Christian and hope it sticks .. I mean that discerning eye of your must have missed that. Or it seems to have made war something that only happened to Jews of something? Odd for a discerning eye to miss something as common as really brutal war in the rest of humanity.
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6/12/2014 10:06:42 PM
Posted: 2 years ago
At 6/10/2014 6:04:29 PM, GodChoosesLife wrote:
At 6/7/2014 1:11:22 PM, cosecant wrote:
Considering that a religion has to be good, what then is it's purpose?. Everyone is allowed to give his opinion..... .

I'd be willing to answer your question, however, would you elaborate more on what your asking please?

Just the purpose of religion.....
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6/13/2014 12:07:22 AM
Posted: 2 years ago
At 6/11/2014 1:25:55 PM, neutral wrote:
Satan? That angelic figure? Just tried to enslave man kind

Do you have any evidence to support this claim?
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6/13/2014 12:36:59 AM
Posted: 2 years ago
At 6/13/2014 12:07:22 AM, bulproof wrote:
At 6/11/2014 1:25:55 PM, neutral wrote:
Satan? That angelic figure? Just tried to enslave man kind

Do you have any evidence to support this claim?

Google.
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6/13/2014 12:45:39 AM
Posted: 2 years ago
At 6/13/2014 12:36:59 AM, neutral wrote:
At 6/13/2014 12:07:22 AM, bulproof wrote:
At 6/11/2014 1:25:55 PM, neutral wrote:
Satan? That angelic figure? Just tried to enslave man kind

Do you have any evidence to support this claim?

Google.
So your answer is NO.
Religion is just mind control. George Carlin
Skyangel
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6/13/2014 2:44:42 AM
Posted: 2 years ago
At 6/7/2014 1:11:22 PM, cosecant wrote:
Considering that a religion has to be good, what then is it's purpose?. Everyone is allowed to give his opinion..... .

Presuming it is good and wants to do good, its purpose is to teach people to be good and not bad. However they do it through fear mongering and threatening people with hell if they don't obey the rules of the religion or believe in their particular god.