Skip to main content
Log In | Register

TR Memescape


Topic: Are religions that use military power instead of moral authority and persuasion to convert us, worth (Read 114 times) previous topic - next topic

0 Members and 1 Guest are viewing this topic.
  • 273

  • 3

Are religions that use military power instead of moral authority and persuasion to convert us, worth
Are religions that use military power instead of moral authority and persuasion to convert us, worthy of us?

I was reading of my Gnostic Christian history, --- which grew itself without violence and with moral authority, --- and noted that both Christianity and Islam have both grown themselves through military conquest as compared to moral authority gained by persuasion.

We have had to suffer many Holy Wars, Inquisitions and jihads instead of those religions winning us over by good deeds and a better moral code.

Both Islam and Christianity say they respect Jesus and he said that we would recognize his people by their good deed, not war, so I think that Jesus would condemn both Christianity and especially Islam, given that they are both homophobic and misogynous religions who refuse to grant gays and women full equality. Christianity is slowly moving to equality while Islam is not.

Further, most religious laws have been bested by secular humanist laws, thanks to equality provisions and have already rejected the laws of those immoral Gods and their religions.

Given that violence instead of a better moral code has been used to grow Christianity and Islam, should moral people reject both Islam and Christianity as unfit to convert us to their religions?

Regards
DL

http://bigthink.com/videos/jelani-cobb-on-military-vs-moral-power-2

  • Faid
  • Needs a Life
  • 4,008

  • 717

Re: Are religions that use military power instead of moral authority and persuasion to convert us, w
Reply #1
We are not worthy of any religion.
Who even made the rule that we cannot group ducks and fish together for the simple reason that they are both aquatic? If I want to group them that way and it serves my purpose then I can jolly well do it however I want to and it is still a nested hierarchy and you can't tell me that it's not.

  • 8,484

  • 1338

Re: Are religions that use military power instead of moral authority and persuasion to convert us, w
Reply #2
bokononism
Love is like a magic penny
 if you hold it tight you won't have any
if you give it away you'll have so many
they'll be rolling all over the floor

  • F X
  • Needs a Life
  • The one and only
  • 1,373

  • 30

Re: Are religions that use military power instead of moral authority and persuasion to convert us, w
Reply #3
"If you pick up a starving dog and make him prosperous he will not bite you. This is the principal difference between a dog and man."
― Mark Twain 🔭

  • F X
  • Needs a Life
  • The one and only
  • 1,373

  • 30

Re: Are religions that use military power instead of moral authority and persuasion to convert us, w
Reply #4
Religious beliefs are against common sense. There is no god, just because priests say so. There are no angels, devils, heavens, hells, ghosts, witches, nor miracles. These superstitious beliefs are promoted for the purpose of making the gullible believe that by paying money to the priest-class, they will be favored by one of the gods. There is nothing supernatural -- nothing contrary to natural law.

Religion has caused untold ignorance, murder, torture, fear, poverty, unhappiness, wars, and has kept the world 10,000 years behind the times. It still does, while the millions support the priestly loafers in comfort and ease. For ages the independent thinkers have been murdered, ostracized, tortured, and suppressed and their writings destroyed. Only in recent years have a few courageous thinkers been free to criticize religions.
"If you pick up a starving dog and make him prosperous he will not bite you. This is the principal difference between a dog and man."
― Mark Twain 🔭

  • F X
  • Needs a Life
  • The one and only
  • 1,373

  • 30

Re: Are religions that use military power instead of moral authority and persuasion to convert us, w
Reply #5
That was 1949 btw
"If you pick up a starving dog and make him prosperous he will not bite you. This is the principal difference between a dog and man."
― Mark Twain 🔭

  • 273

  • 3

Re: Are religions that use military power instead of moral authority and persuasion to convert us, w
Reply #6
http://churchandstate.org.uk/2016/05/religion-is-a-gigantic-fraud/

That is a truth in terms of what the lying priests and imams are preaching.

Regards
DL

  • 273

  • 3

Re: Are religions that use military power instead of moral authority and persuasion to convert us, w
Reply #7
We are not worthy of any religion.

+ 1

Regards
DL

  • 273

  • 3

Re: Are religions that use military power instead of moral authority and persuasion to convert us, w
Reply #8
Religious beliefs are against common sense. There is no god, just because priests say so. There are no angels, devils, heavens, hells, ghosts, witches, nor miracles. These superstitious beliefs are promoted for the purpose of making the gullible believe that by paying money to the priest-class, they will be favored by one of the gods. There is nothing supernatural -- nothing contrary to natural law.

Religion has caused untold ignorance, murder, torture, fear, poverty, unhappiness, wars, and has kept the world 10,000 years behind the times. It still does, while the millions support the priestly loafers in comfort and ease. For ages the independent thinkers have been murdered, ostracized, tortured, and suppressed and their writings destroyed. Only in recent years have a few courageous thinkers been free to criticize religions.

You see 20/20 on this.

Regards
DL