Originally posted by wolfgang59This is precisely what I've been saying, that evil people use religion as an excuse. Religion, on its own, is not evil.
No idea - and I am not trying to paint all Christians with this brush.
But it does show how religion can be used (abused) by
wacky people [b]AND get people to agree with them.[/b]
Originally posted by divegeesterSatanism is not a religion, per se.
What about satanism?
Originally posted by SuzianneI think you need to substantiate that claim with more than just your opinion.
Satanism is not a religion, per se.
It is a mockery of God-worship. A blasphemy. Everything about it is a twisting of the proper use of religion.
One might say it is "anti-deism" or perhaps "a-theism", and therefore, not-religion. Compare to "FSM-ism". It is a spoof, a parody, a shadow of what religion is.
Originally posted by SuzianneOne of the slogans one often hears from the US's NRA is "Guns don't kill people, people kill people." which is problematic, because it is in the nature of handguns that they do not have uses other than shooting at people. While religions do not have to be interpreted in the way the maker of the video seems to have (I'm going by the posts here) there is the problem that they can be interpreted that way. I'm not entirely sure what conclusion to draw from this, possibly the desirability of external restrictions on the beliefs religions can promulgate.
This is precisely what I've been saying, that evil people use religion as an excuse. Religion, on its own, is not evil.
Originally posted by SuzianneThis ignoramus could be the second coming of Paul of Tarsus:
Who the **** is this ignoramus??
1 Corinthians 11
3But I want you to realize that the head of every man is Christ, and the head of the woman is man and the head of Christ is God.
22Wives, submit yourselves to your own husbands as you do to the Lord. 23For the husband is the head of the wife as Christ is the head of the church, his body, of which he is the Savior. 24Now as the church submits to Christ, so also wives should submit to their husbands in everything.
1 Timothy 2
11A woman should learn in quietness and full submission. 12I do not permit a woman to teach or to assume authority over a man; she must be quiet. 13For Adam was formed first, then Eve. 14And Adam was not the one deceived; it was the woman who was deceived and became a sinner.
1 Corinthians 14
34Women should remain silent in the churches. They are not allowed to speak, but must be in submission, as the law says. 35If they want to inquire about something, they should ask their own husbands at home; for it is disgraceful for a woman to speak in the church.