What does religion do for mankind that the statement "Be kind" doesn't do better?

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  1. sweetpea Valued Senior Member

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    Actually it's correct, it's the written form of 'Tongues'.

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  3. Jan Ardena OM!!! Valued Senior Member

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    That’s not what it’s about.
    A preacher can be an atheist pretending to know about God. Jim Jones is an obvious and perfect example.
    It may even be the case that 99% of preachers fall into this category, but it says nothing about the reality of God.

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  5. Jeeves Valued Senior Member

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    It wasn't about the reality of gods. It was about the efficacy of religion.
    Easy to confuse, conflate or confound the two.
     
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  7. iceaura Valued Senior Member

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    Lefties are to blame for fundy illiteracy, got it.
    How about the fundy dishonesty - same cause?
     
  8. Jan Ardena OM!!! Valued Senior Member

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    Fundies!
    Lefties!
    Different sides of the same coin.
    You tell me.

    Jan
     
  9. sideshowbob Sorry, wrong number. Valued Senior Member

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    Hardly. If you have an intelligent response, make it.

    To refresh your memory, the question is: How is your God different from rubbing crystals? Be specific.
     
  10. iceaura Valued Senior Member

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    You attempted to make a supposed expertise of clerics equivalent to the expertise of doctors.
     
  11. TheFrogger Banned Valued Senior Member

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    "You wish...?" Is this a form of prayer? Who would hear your wish, much less understand it? What do you mean??
     
  12. Jan Ardena OM!!! Valued Senior Member

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    Their expertise is equivalent.
    Why would you think otherwise?

    Jan.
     
  13. Jeeves Valued Senior Member

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    Well, that's down to atheists, regardless of political stance.
    Fundies need something to balance the unfair advantage atheists take of facts and reason.
    99% charlatanism in medicine would result in a 1% patient recovery rate.
    This is not the case.
    In fact, it's not even the case with clergy.
    Granted, people are not expected to recover from religion, and yet approximately 14% do.
     
  14. TheFrogger Banned Valued Senior Member

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    You claim a poster has trouble with English and you use the, "word", "fundie", in your post, when you mean, "fundamentalist."

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  15. Jeeves Valued Senior Member

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    Ya, them, too.
     
  16. Musika Last in Space Valued Senior Member

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    Your q appears so plainly asinine. If you expect some sort of response, you would have to explain how they could possibly be similar.
     
  17. Musika Last in Space Valued Senior Member

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    Actually a poor fund of knowledge doesn't make anything capable of performance. Therein lies the problem driving the maintenance of your staged comprehension difficulties.

    Your case is more akin to deliberately manufacturing poor performing fuel because, IYHO, fuel manufacturing "is like, duuuh."
     
  18. sideshowbob Sorry, wrong number. Valued Senior Member

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    Nobody else seems to think so. Maybe you just can't tell your asinine from your elbow.
    I know you well enough not to expect an intelligent response from you.
    If you claim there's a difference, the onus is on you to point it out. I have already mentioned the similarities. I pointed out in message #32 that neither God nor crystal-rubbing has any (demonstrable, repeatable, etc.) effects.
     
  19. Musika Last in Space Valued Senior Member

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    Then ask them.
    Btw, huge difference between "nobody" and "my pastafarian fart joke telling buddies".
     
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  20. sideshowbob Sorry, wrong number. Valued Senior Member

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    I'm asking you. Do you have an answer or are you just going to continue spewing empty bluster?
     
  21. Musika Last in Space Valued Senior Member

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    If you can't explain the intelligent basis of your question your interests are best served by asking it to people who are not concerned by such prerequisites (such as pastafarian fart joke cracking atheists, for example).
     
  22. sideshowbob Sorry, wrong number. Valued Senior Member

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    I can and I did. Why can't you just answer it instead of trying to be clever?
     
  23. Musika Last in Space Valued Senior Member

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    You have not explained how your comparison is straightforward. This is the problem.
     

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