|QUOTE (universetwisters @ Tuesday, Jul 9 2013, 16:57)|
| In my opinion, religion is fine, but let's just do away with all the hate, yeah? |
good luck separating religion from hate.
religion thrives on hate... whether you can admit it or not.
religion is all about IRRECONCILABLE differences. it's all about US and THEM.
no 2 religions are compatible.
if you belong to one religion, then you're technically at odds with everyone who belongs to a different faith. and this will never change.
there's no bargain that can be reached.
you moderate religious people can sit around and jerk each other off and say "oh we're cool. we're past the hate. we say live and let live!"
but with this attitude you're only losing the battle to fundamentalists. the extremes are drowning you out. they're more vocal. they're more visible. they're certainly more audacious. and so at the end of the day, all these 'moderate' religious people are doing (by apologizing) is providing cover
for the extremists. you're not helping...
it won't matter if you turn 99% of the world's religious people into apologetic moderates.
that 1% of batsh*t-crazy fundamentalists still just have to get their hands on a nuclear device and the rest of us are 100% f*cked.
if we're not going to work on eradicating nuclear weapons, then we need to work on eradicating religious nonsense that tries to fulfill doomsday prophecies.