The phrase "guns don't kill people, people kill people" could possibly be true. Does this mean that religion can't be blamed for the cause of so many deaths, and instead the people following them should be blamed (read description)?

Posted by: PetersSmith

AKA consider if the religion itself does not promote violence, but rather the people who follow the religions are incorrectly being extreme about it. Thus, vote yes if you believe the worshipers are to be blamed, or vote no if you think the religions are to be blamed. We're referring to religions that people have killed for, such as Christianity, the Islamic religions, pagan religions, Hindu religions, Jewish religions, religions that have caused suicides, etc.

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Yes, religions do not cause the death of people, the worshipers do.

13 votes

I don't agree with the phrase "guns don't kill people, people kill people", which this most likely means I don't agree with the analogy comparing it to religion.

2 votes

I feel that religions generally inherently promote violence, which probably means that the religions are the cause of it.

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I feel that the religions are the cause of the violence, but shouldn't be blamed.

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1 comment

I feel that the religions are not the cause of the violence, but should be blamed anyway.

0 votes

No, religions do cause the death of people, especially since the worshipers are the followers and kill in the name of said religion.

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Comrade_Silly_Otter says2014-10-22T12:25:59.2769326-05:00
Guns themselves fire the projectile which kills people. The gun fired the bullet, and a person pulled the trigger. The way to stop gun violence is to remove the reason for pulling the trigger. Then we will live in a society where no one needs guns. However fire arms make it much easier to kill someone.
Shield says2014-10-22T12:28:19.5557294-05:00
I shot a pistol out of a cannon right at a persons head and they died. Did the cannon or the pistol kill them? O.O
PetersSmith says2014-10-22T12:29:27.5890738-05:00
Shield: That's not the point of the poll.
heyfur_1213 says2014-10-22T12:29:47.7291902-05:00
^ Shield.. Please tell me that is just an example.
Vox_Veritas says2014-10-22T15:34:33.1090774-05:00
Correct, because (almost) anything can be misused for evil purposes by depraved human beings.
OutsideYourBox says2014-10-23T03:53:45.0751070-05:00
Jesus weeps at our iniquities as a religion.
missmedic says2014-10-26T10:00:39.1057066-05:00
Many people do simply awful things out of sincere religious belief, because they believe that this is what God wants them to do, going all the way back to Abraham being willing to sacrifice Issac because God told him to. Putting God ahead of humanity is a terrible thing.
Mister_Man says2014-10-26T11:14:56.9891457-05:00
Guns were built to be used to kill people. It's their primary purpose. I love the idiots on YouTube marching around with an AK47 on their back because they "have the right to," then wondering why people are scared. However it takes a human being to use a gun to kill someone, a human can also use an apple to kill someone, and we didn't even create those.
Artorias says2014-10-29T22:08:38.0320046-05:00
No, they don't cause it, except for that ONE religion, it's a really big one... And it explicitly orders its adherents to slaughter infidels. It communicates this via its recognized holy book and oral traditions. I'll give you my Cleansing Greatshield if you can guess which one it is.

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