Originally Posted by Glock36shooter
Understand this is one of the primary powers over the mind that religion has. It helps ease people's fear of their own mortality. It makes the religious less afraid of death because they believe that it isn't really an end but a new beginning. Which is a nice idea, but there is nothing substantial to prove that it's real. On the negative side this is what also makes suicide bombers not afraid to blow themselves up... because of that promise of a new beginning in paradise.
More people fight and kill one another over religion than anything else in this world.
Or that because two men are in love with one another that they are are somehow wicked or evil. This sort of moral view is archaic and barbaric and better left in ancient history. We're too grown for such childish views anymore.
The study of psychology, psychiatry, sociology, biology, chemistry and many others have absolutely given us massive insight into our nature and why we do what we do.
The Bible tells us 'by their fruits ye shall know them'. Blowing yourself up to murder innocent people is evil. Doing this in hopes of getting 72 virgins in Allah's bordello is also evil. The fact that the Left aids and abets this evil 'religion' tells us a lot about the Left. Of course, we shouldn't be too surprised; after all, the Left murdered 100 million innocent men, women and children in the 20th century in the name of atheistic communism, and many millions more in the name of mostly-atheistic National SOCIALISM.
If we realize that class-hatred and class-warfare, standard Marxist fare, amounts to a false religion based on the sin of envy, then, yes, I suppose you could say that people fight and kill more over religion than anything else. The Bible tells us that Satan has fooled many.
The Bible tells us that sodomy is an abomination. Modern epidemiology tells us that AIDS is rampant primarily in sodomist circles. Tell us again which "childish views" we've outgrown?
'The study of psychology, psychiatry, sociology, biology, chemistry and many others'...should lead us to humble awe at what God hath wrought, rather than arrogant hubris about our supposed 'massive insight'.
The Bible tells us that pride goes before a fall.