Are you talking about that in a legal loophole way? Like, where they're classified as non profit but they generate millions of dollars? You're doing that, right?
You're the type of person who hurts your own cause by making athiests look like as much of a hate-filled group as the ones you describe.
21 Jesus answered, “If you want to be perfect, go, sell your possessions and give to the poor, and you will have treasure in heaven. Then come, follow me.”
22 When the young man heard this, he went away sad, because he had great wealth.
23 Then Jesus said to his disciples, “I tell you the truth, it is hard for a rich man to enter the kingdom of heaven.
24 Again I tell you, it is easier for a camel to go through the eye of a needle than for a rich man to enter the kingdom of God.”
1 “Be careful not to practice your righteousness in front of others to be seen by them. If you do, you will have no reward from your Father in heaven.
2 “So when you give to the needy, do not announce it with trumpets, as the hypocrites do in the synagogues and on the streets, to be honored by others. Truly I tell you, they have received their reward in full.
3 But when you give to the needy, do not let your left hand know what your right hand is doing,
4 so that your giving may be in secret. Then your Father, who sees what is done in secret, will reward you.
5 “And when you pray, do not be like the hypocrites, for they love to pray standing in the synagogues and on the street corners to be seen by others. Truly I tell you, they have received their reward in full.
6 But when you pray, go into your room, close the door and pray to your Father, who is unseen. Then your Father, who sees what is done in secret, will reward you.
Catholic Church in a nutshell.
that's really my biggest problem with religion - why bother following it if you're going to ignore the parts that don't suit you? I know many Christians for example who eat pork but they're specifically told not to eat it.
#1 Timothy 2:12
(Before whiny man-bitches cry "CONTEXT", read it in context.. It only gets better and better (Or if you don't have a penis; worse and worse.))
I think religion is a stupid basis for conflict though. It's easier to hate than it is to tolerate I guess
it was the only example I could think of because I don't want to go skim the New Testament for various scriptures I'm sure people dismiss to this date
I respect other peoples right to believe what they will. I do not respect people (Atheist or Religious) who seek to influence and change other peoples minds.
It is not your place to tell that person they are right or wrong.
What if their belief was that witches really do exist, and without due course burn suspected witches.
I'm sorry, but that is bullshit.
My motto 'I respect your right to believe anything you choose;
But don't expect me to respect everything you choose to believe'
If someones belief is bringing suffering upon one person, or a group.
You have to bring attention to that belief, you can't just stand there and watch what would otherwise be criminal get shrugged off as: "That person has a sincerely held religious conviction that what they are doing is the will of their almighty".
People are allowed to find furries sexually attractive, think fairies exist, Obama is a Kenyan so long as it does not infringe on the rights of others.
That means they cannot go around killing 'witches' nor can they brainwash someone into thinking a certain way.
Whether or not certain meats are considered "food" is different but I didn't see anything directly saying you can't eat something because of its origin.
They are one, and the same.
If hating on a particular group (gays), is considered a mental illness, then most of the world is suffering.
You can't call extreme acts a mental illness, when socially accepted conventions of hate are still adapted and enforced, without question aren't considered the same (It's a double standard).
Moderates allow for fundamentalists to have an excuse, and that is exemplified with your post:
- Edmund Burke
Hope it gets higher.
Religion is a fucking disease.
Wow dude thats some research when's your phd due?
Most of the world is suffering from the same mental illness as those who burn witches, by their unreasonable tentative beliefs of old, in light of a nice document called the Universal Declaration of Human Rights.
It is not people's beliefs that cause them to commit murder. The only person responsible for murder is the person who commits it.
You cannot blame someone's beliefs for the actions they commit.