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

Discussion in 'Religion' started by Seattle, Apr 7, 2019.

  1. sideshowbob Sorry, wrong number. Valued Senior Member

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    You could explain how it isn't.
     
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  3. Jeeves Valued Senior Member

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    And yet you dance just like a marionette. Amazing!
     
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  5. iceaura Valued Senior Member

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    Not "a" poster, an entire category of posters.
    Yep. Perfectly grammatical, standard vernacular, less typing. You object?
    It isn't.
    We have records of their poor performance and muddle-headed self justifications - we can compare it with the ones we have of doctors.
     
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  7. Musika Last in Space Valued Senior Member

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    If it's not straightforward, the onus is on you.
     
  8. Musika Last in Space Valued Senior Member

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    I'm just following your lead.
    Here, pull my finger.
     
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  9. sideshowbob Sorry, wrong number. Valued Senior Member

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    Again, nobody's complaining but you - and others are noticing your evasion. If there's something you don't understand, ask specific questions.
     
  10. Musika Last in Space Valued Senior Member

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    Why use plural?
    Its only Jeeves.
    Although I guess if you drum up enough hoo haa amongst the eight or so other contributors on this forum, you may also swell the numbers with others who also subscribe to your ideology.

    Look, its pretty simple. If you want an example on how discussion works, look at how I introduced the analogy of the doctor. If you don't want to clear up what you are talking about, but would rather waste time citing other people who allude to understanding what the hell you are talking about, fine.
     
  11. sideshowbob Sorry, wrong number. Valued Senior Member

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    Just answer the question: What's the difference between your God and crystal-rubbing.
     
  12. Musika Last in Space Valued Senior Member

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    Since it has never occurred to me rub a crystal for any reason, I cannot answer that in any meaningful way.
    Its even more obtuse than asking what is the difference between your car and eating a pineapple, since eating a pineapple falls within the folds of regular activity.
     
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    And by the way, ignoramus, if you ask someone a question, perhaps you should listen to their honest answer instead of ploughing on with your one-eared, ignorant assumption. Just because YOU lie in your bubble-world, doesn't mean everyone else does.

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  14. Jeeves Valued Senior Member

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    I don't want the responsibility for leading you astray. (And, let's face it: the other strays probably wouldn't accept you.)
     
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  15. TheFrogger Banned Valued Senior Member

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    I'm not going to answer. I will allow someone else to do that, which you will distrust, not listen to, and argue with.

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  16. Musika Last in Space Valued Senior Member

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    Then please pay attention to your footwork.
     
  17. spidergoat Liddle' Dick Tater Valued Senior Member

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    Not objectively. Delusions don't count.
     
  18. Musika Last in Space Valued Senior Member

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    Agreed.
    Except that you haven't established anything objective to back up your assertion of it being a delusion.
     
  19. Jeeves Valued Senior Member

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    Why? What have you smeared on the sidewalk now?
     
  20. Musika Last in Space Valued Senior Member

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    Another waltz?
     
  21. Capracus Valued Senior Member

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    In the set of the world’s medical practitioners there exists a wide range competency in regards skill and knowledge, and while it can be demonstrated that some in that group may do more harm than good, there are others who can be shown to deliver legitimate medical treatment their patients. In the set of the world’s religious authorities, regardless of their training, none can be shown to facilitate any kind of connection to a god. Unlike medical practitioners, there is no objective standard to demonstrate the legitimacy of religious authorities in regards to connecting with a god.
     
  22. Musika Last in Space Valued Senior Member

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    Sounds like you must have some pretty good arguments for, amongst other things, dismissing several thousand years of human history. Let's hope those arguments meet the same objective standards you are alluding to, as above.
     
  23. Capracus Valued Senior Member

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    So there is verifiable contemporary or historical examples of religious authorities facilitating connections with gods? Show me this religious equivalent to Viagra.
     

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