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Is Religion A failed Social Experiment?

Willows
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9/20/2018 12:00:18 PM
Posted: 1 year ago
Let's face it. Ever since it was devised, Organised religion, In common with communism has been plagued with more than its share of problems and anything it ever set out to achieve has either failed or never came to fruition.

Communism is definitely in its last throes with only a few autocracies still clinging to its idiosyncratic dogmas.

Societies still being brutally ruled by religion are very backward by the standards of free, Secular, Civilized societies so, Is religion doomed to the same fate as communism?
Harikrish
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9/23/2018 8:40:25 PM
Posted: 1 year ago
Willows wrote:
Let's face it. Ever since it was devised, Organised religion, In common with communism has been plagued with more than its share of problems and anything it ever set out to achieve has either failed or never came to fruition.

Communism is definitely in its last throes with only a few autocracies still clinging to its idiosyncratic dogmas.

Societies still being brutally ruled by religion are very backward by the standards of free, Secular, Civilized societies so, Is religion doomed to the same fate as communism?
Religion certainly failed the Jews. Throughout their history the Jews relied on God to defend them, Their Holy Temple and Jerusalem.

"During its long history, Jerusalem has been attacked 52 times, Captured and recaptured 44 times, Besieged 23 times, And destroyed twice. The oldest part of the city was settled in the 4th millennium BCE, Making Jerusalem one of the oldest cities in the world. "

We then have centuries of antisemitism.
"The history of antisemitism, Defined as hostile actions or discrimination against jews as a religious or ethnic group, Goes back many centuries, With antisemitism being called "the longest hatred". [1] Jerome Chanes identifies six stages in the historical development of antisemitism:[2]

Pre-Christian anti-Judaism in ancient Greece and Rome which was primarily ethnic in nature
Christian antisemitism in antiquity and the Middle Ages which was religious in nature and has extended into modern times
Traditional Muslim antisemitism which was"at least in its classical form"nuanced, In that Jews were a protected class
Political, Social and economic antisemitism of Enlightenment and post-Enlightenment Europe which laid the groundwork for racial antisemitism
Racial antisemitism that arose in the 19th century and culminated in Nazism
Contemporary antisemitism which has been labeled by some as the new antisemitism
Chanes suggests that these six stages could be merged into three categories: "ancient antisemitism, Which was primarily ethnic in nature; Christian antisemitism, Which was religious; and the racial antisemitism of the nineteenth and twentieth centuries". [2]"

To add insult to injury secularists are attacking Christianity and Islam which are offshoots of Judaism for which the Jews never received any royalty, But have to take the insults for how they are performing.

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