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Old 08-04-2016, 05:26 PM
 
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Which, I'm afraid, forces me to say that I believe it matters not what god one worships, or whether one worships any god at all.

What matters is doing the best you can to be an asset to the community/planet/universe.

Correct. You live your life, moment by moment, listening to your voice of conscience (which is aka Holy Spirit) and acting in accordance to it. That's it. very simple.
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Old 08-04-2016, 05:37 PM
 
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And this is why Christianity and Islam clash all the time.

Both religions think everyone on the planet should bend knee to their respective gods, and both have a divine mandate to essentially conquer the world.

And then people wonder why myself and others make the claim that religion is the last great divider of humanity, causing untold suffering, murder, war, and misery.

Correct. There is, and can possibly be, only One Truth. Truth, per definition, is singular. There can not be several truths on the same subject or about the same object.
What was done, The Truth, as in True Knowledge (aka True Religion, True Teaching) was taken away from people. Hidden. Then, tids and bits of it, to make is sound legit, were turned into religions and then those religions were given to people to keep them against each other. Then those were broken into even more pieces.
This is called kaleidoscopic mentality. Humanity is corrupt with a bunch of lies, masked as truths. This is why, for many, religions do not make much sense, as it is truly is very hard to "sell" a lie as ultimate truth when simple common sense tells one - something's wrong here. So more lies is stacked on top of those lies to make them look convincing but - a lie is a lie. It never truly satisfies. So more religions and sects and teachings and what not are tossed into pile.
All aimed at one thing - divide et impera. As confused human is easily controlled human.
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Old 08-05-2016, 06:14 AM
 
Location: Log "cabin" west of Bangor
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Original sin is simple. "Even if you live the most exemplary life possible you're still going to Hell if you don't buy our product. Yes, Eternal Salvation™ can be yours! But only if you BELIEVE! And by "believe" I mean give my church money!"

And there we have an intangible, unprovable, and unlikely product, one with zero production costs and absolute no need to deliver. And the really great thing is the advertising is done by the suckers, I mean customers, themselves.
And that's why I think churches should be prosecuted for securities fraud- they are promising a return ('eternal life') in exchange for an investment of money that they solicit (tithes, offerings), but they cannot show where even one person has actually collected the promised return.
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