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If you could delete religion would you?

Mikal
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11/25/2014 6:10:32 PM
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There is a magic button to delete all religious influence in the world, along with all known religions. Press it or no?
dee-em
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11/25/2014 6:17:18 PM
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At 11/25/2014 6:10:32 PM, Mikal wrote:
There is a magic button to delete all religious influence in the world, along with all known religions. Press it or no?

Yeah, go for it. New religions would start up, of course, but surely we could not do any worse than the pitiful lot we have now.
heyfur_1213
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11/25/2014 6:20:19 PM
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At 11/25/2014 6:10:32 PM, Mikal wrote:
There is a magic button to delete all religious influence in the world, along with all known religions. Press it or no?

Hm, interesting question. Is there a maybe option ? I guess I'd lean more toward the yes, since religion puts up barriers between us humans and causes much mayhem as it may good.
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11/25/2014 6:26:44 PM
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At 11/25/2014 6:10:32 PM, Mikal wrote:
There is a magic button to delete all religious influence in the world, along with all known religions. Press it or no?
*presses button repeatedly until it breaks*
If I went back in time and murdered my grandmother, therefor preventing my existence, then who killed my grandmother?
dee-em
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11/25/2014 6:41:14 PM
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At 11/25/2014 6:31:29 PM, Mikal wrote:
So to the yes answers is religion more detrimental than influential in a positive way and if yes, how so?

Yes.
SamStevens
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11/25/2014 6:54:42 PM
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At 11/25/2014 6:10:32 PM, Mikal wrote:
There is a magic button to delete all religious influence in the world, along with all known religions. Press it or no?

I'd remove the negative/harmful aspects of religion, but not the entire religion.
"This is the true horror of religion. It allows perfectly decent and sane people to believe by the billions, what only lunatics could believe on their own." Sam Harris
Life asked Death "Why do people love me but hate you?"
Death responded: "Because you are a beautiful lie, and I am the painful truth."
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11/25/2014 6:55:24 PM
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At 11/25/2014 6:31:29 PM, Mikal wrote:
So to the yes answers is religion more detrimental than influential in a positive way and if yes, how so?

http://www.alternet.org...
A few reasons.
Besides the generalization, there's not much to address.
If I went back in time and murdered my grandmother, therefor preventing my existence, then who killed my grandmother?
Benshapiro
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11/25/2014 7:35:20 PM
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No because there's valuable culture in religion. Life would be more boring without that. People will be good or evil regardless of religious causes.
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11/25/2014 7:51:09 PM
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No. The Anti-Theists saying yes don't realize what they're asking.
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11/25/2014 7:53:58 PM
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At 11/25/2014 6:26:44 PM, miraculous wrote:
At 11/25/2014 6:10:32 PM, Mikal wrote:
There is a magic button to delete all religious influence in the world, along with all known religions. Press it or no?
*presses button repeatedly until it breaks*

*presses button repeatedly until it breaks**catches breath**presses button repeatedly again*
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11/25/2014 7:58:15 PM
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At 11/25/2014 6:10:32 PM, Mikal wrote:
There is a magic button to delete all religious influence in the world, along with all known religions. Press it or no?

Anna just told me that God does not dwell in man made temples.
Tear down all man made temples. Apparently whoever abides in them is not God.

Act 7:48 Howbeit the most High dwelleth not in temples made with hands; as saith the prophet,

Act 17:24 God that made the world and all things therein, seeing that he is Lord of heaven and earth, dwelleth not in temples made with hands;
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11/25/2014 8:09:18 PM
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At 11/25/2014 7:53:58 PM, carriead20 wrote:
At 11/25/2014 6:26:44 PM, miraculous wrote:
At 11/25/2014 6:10:32 PM, Mikal wrote:
There is a magic button to delete all religious influence in the world, along with all known religions. Press it or no?
*presses button repeatedly until it breaks*

*presses button repeatedly until it breaks**catches breath**presses button repeatedly again*
Andrew, you understand me.
If I went back in time and murdered my grandmother, therefor preventing my existence, then who killed my grandmother?
carriead20
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11/25/2014 8:12:17 PM
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At 11/25/2014 8:09:18 PM, miraculous wrote:
At 11/25/2014 7:53:58 PM, carriead20 wrote:
At 11/25/2014 6:26:44 PM, miraculous wrote:
At 11/25/2014 6:10:32 PM, Mikal wrote:
There is a magic button to delete all religious influence in the world, along with all known religions. Press it or no?
*presses button repeatedly until it breaks*

*presses button repeatedly until it breaks**catches breath**presses button repeatedly again*
Andrew, you understand me.

We're on the same level right now.
To all the people fighting a hard battle out there - life's giving you a pretty hard beating. There's no sugarcoating that, but there's no shadow that's free of light. When life sneers at you and asks, "Ready to go again?" - Raise your hand. Reach out to victory. Don't give in.

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http://www.gofundme.com...
Skepticalone
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11/25/2014 11:21:34 PM
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At 11/25/2014 6:10:32 PM, Mikal wrote:
There is a magic button to delete all religious influence in the world, along with all known religions. Press it or no?

I'm on the fence. There is no doubt religion can and does affect society in a negative way, but it may be the only thing that keeps some people in check (I was just reading LMGIG's thread). I guess I would lean toward the "yes" side.
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