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Jarjar3000
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1/14/2011 4:07:53 PM
Posted: 5 years ago
Why do you think it is that religions and just some people in general cannot or will not get along?
Ohh Lord How you love me, you change my heart and soul, renewing my mind into something I could never imagine, You make me strong when I am weak, you encourage me when I'm despaired, You stick by me when everyone deserts me, You are my Lord You are my God.

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1/14/2011 4:29:43 PM
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At 1/14/2011 4:07:53 PM, Jarjar3000 wrote:
Why do you think it is that religions and just some people in general cannot or will not get along?

Desire... which equals different mind sets. Look at this beautiful field and decide what you would do with it. Jim wants to dig for gold in it. Bill wants to plant trees in it. Mary wants a children's play area on it. Sarah wants to shoot rabbits on it. Michael wants to build a church on it. Nut-case wants to murder on it. etc, etc.,
HatedeatH
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1/14/2011 4:33:07 PM
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At 1/14/2011 4:07:53 PM, Jarjar3000 wrote:
Why do you think it is that religions and just some people in general cannot or will not get along?

To me it seems that every religion just wants to convert everybody else so that could have alot to do with the fact they can't get along. Obviously some religions are more aggressive than others when it comes to converting people, notably Christianity and Islam. People get upset over this and oppose those religions for ideological reasons. I'm fine with religion, just don't go trying to shove it down everybody's throat. Let them come to you first.
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1/14/2011 4:37:04 PM
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At 1/14/2011 4:07:53 PM, Jarjar3000 wrote:
Why do you think it is that religions and just some people in general cannot or will not get along?:

There are lots of reasons why people don't get along; personal insecurities, prejudicial biases, contradicting loyalties, personality conflicts etc..

In the case of religions, though, it often comes down to one or both religions asserting that theirs' is the only TRUE religion and the other is either evil, immoral or, otherwise, inferior.

Good relationships are a two way street and both parties have to be willing to compromise. And compromising is something that religions don't tend to do.
gavin.ogden
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1/14/2011 4:39:34 PM
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At 1/14/2011 4:33:07 PM, HatedeatH wrote:
At 1/14/2011 4:07:53 PM, Jarjar3000 wrote:
Why do you think it is that religions and just some people in general cannot or will not get along?

To me it seems that every religion just wants to convert everybody else so that could have alot to do with the fact they can't get along. Obviously some religions are more aggressive than others when it comes to converting people, notably Christianity and Islam. People get upset over this and oppose those religions for ideological reasons. I'm fine with religion, just don't go trying to shove it down everybody's throat. Let them come to you first.

Jews don't try to convert anyone, and generally don't want anyone to convert. The funny thing is, some would call them bigots for this. Aw, the double edged sword.
HatedeatH
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1/14/2011 4:42:50 PM
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At 1/14/2011 4:39:34 PM, gavin.ogden wrote:

Jews don't try to convert anyone, and generally don't want anyone to convert. The funny thing is, some would call them bigots for this. Aw, the double edged sword.

I'm pretty sure some sects of Judaism are open to conversion. they just don't openly go around preaching, which is a point I'm trying to get at; if other religions didn't go openly preaching then there would be less conflict.
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annhasle
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1/14/2011 4:51:03 PM
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When a lifestyle, perspective, belief, opinion, ideal or action infringes on another in a way they perceive as oppressive or "wrong", then they'll be less apt to "getting along". Since religion is so important to those with faith and extremely personal as well, anything that could potentially hurt their religion, their religious practices/traditions or religious beliefs is treated with enormous hostility and less willingness to compromise or forgive.
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CosmicAlfonzo
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1/14/2011 5:21:38 PM
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Because they all take themselves too seriously.

That and the inner desire to subjugate others.

I don't think this is a problem with religion, I think this is a problem of human nature. Religion is just a byproduct.

Until people can learn to live and let die, we are always going to have these problems. People will NEVER learn to live and let die.
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Jarjar3000
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1/14/2011 7:20:57 PM
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Okay so next question. Will everyone ever get along?
Is it even possible?
Ohh Lord How you love me, you change my heart and soul, renewing my mind into something I could never imagine, You make me strong when I am weak, you encourage me when I'm despaired, You stick by me when everyone deserts me, You are my Lord You are my God.

Charles: I'm not a Christian because I'm afraid of hell, I'm a Christian because I love Jesus.

Geolaureate: The Pope
He looks like a Sith lord, I don't trust him.

Charles0103: Just like my God, my faith won't change.
Ogan
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1/14/2011 7:31:05 PM
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At 1/14/2011 7:20:57 PM, Jarjar3000 wrote:
Okay so next question. Will everyone ever get along?
Is it even possible?

No. Not in this world of ours. Its what we ourselves think and do that's important.
tigg13
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1/15/2011 1:02:49 AM
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At 1/14/2011 7:20:57 PM, Jarjar3000 wrote:
Okay so next question. Will everyone ever get along?
Is it even possible?

I think it's possible for humanity to reach a state of civility towards one another but not likely. There will probably always be a certain element within society that is inherently belligerent, malicious, selfish and/or ignorant who will find it necessary to use fear and intimidation to achieve their goals.
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1/15/2011 3:23:54 PM
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Until man can find peace within himself; be at peace with his own imperfections, those of his neighbor, and tolerant of those who are different than he, there will be no peace.

Those who blame 'religion' as the reason for violence or lack of peace are kidding themselves. It's merely a pretext for many to indulge those defects of character that would find some other way of being indulged.
bluesteel
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1/15/2011 3:48:34 PM
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At 1/14/2011 4:39:34 PM, gavin.ogden wrote:
At 1/14/2011 4:33:07 PM, HatedeatH wrote:
At 1/14/2011 4:07:53 PM, Jarjar3000 wrote:
Why do you think it is that religions and just some people in general cannot or will not get along?

To me it seems that every religion just wants to convert everybody else so that could have alot to do with the fact they can't get along. Obviously some religions are more aggressive than others when it comes to converting people, notably Christianity and Islam. People get upset over this and oppose those religions for ideological reasons. I'm fine with religion, just don't go trying to shove it down everybody's throat. Let them come to you first.

Jews don't try to convert anyone, and generally don't want anyone to convert. The funny thing is, some would call them bigots for this. Aw, the double edged sword.

Dude, gavin, what is with all the Jehovah's Witnesses. I swear, they can smell Jews and they come to our houses like 5 times a year, trying to convert us.

*knock, knock* "Have you heard about Jesus, our One True Lord and Savior?"

"yes, wtf, I don't live in a hole."
You can't reason someone out of a position they didn't reason themselves into - Jonathan Swift (paraphrase)
bluesteel
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1/15/2011 3:50:15 PM
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Religion is a bunch of people who can't release their tension through sex, so they release it through violence.
You can't reason someone out of a position they didn't reason themselves into - Jonathan Swift (paraphrase)
Mirza
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1/15/2011 3:54:05 PM
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At 1/15/2011 3:50:15 PM, bluesteel wrote:
Religion is a bunch of people who can't release their tension through sex, so they release it through violence.
Elaborate, please.
CosmicAlfonzo
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1/15/2011 3:55:56 PM
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At 1/15/2011 3:50:15 PM, bluesteel wrote:
Religion is a bunch of people who can't release their tension through sex, so they release it through violence.

Everyone knows that there is only one way to have sex... violently.
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bluesteel
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1/15/2011 5:53:47 PM
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At 1/15/2011 3:54:05 PM, Mirza wrote:
At 1/15/2011 3:50:15 PM, bluesteel wrote:
Religion is a bunch of people who can't release their tension through sex, so they release it through violence.
Elaborate, please.

Jerking off saves lives.
You can't reason someone out of a position they didn't reason themselves into - Jonathan Swift (paraphrase)
Charles0103
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1/19/2011 5:01:11 PM
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Because everyone has their own opinions. Opinions clash, and therefore the people do.
"And so I tell you, keep on asking, and you will receive what you ask for. Keep on seeking, and you will find. Keep on knocking, and the door will be opened to you. For everyone who asks, receives. Everyone who seeks, finds. And to everyone who knocks, the door will be opened." Jesus in Luke 11:9-10