Religion: The double-edged Sword.

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    Nov 01, 2013 7:27 PM GMT
    For some, religion helps brings families together, help people be free of there stressors, get off of drugs, start over and become better people. For others, not so much. Religion can can cause happiness or in some cases despair and death, many people get ridiculed, murdered, beaten, among other things because of a religious hate on them as a person. What are you guys thoughts on the subject?
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    Nov 02, 2013 1:22 AM GMT
    There will always be people who know how to mess up a good thing.
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    Nov 02, 2013 6:45 AM GMT
    AnOriginal saidThere will always be people who know how to mess up a good thing.

    ^This

    Religion will never work for those who have blind faith, shunning their conscience and rationality.
    And to those who make use of it for their personal, selfish motives, manipulating every-time and at every chance they get for their personal advantage.
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    Nov 04, 2013 11:43 PM GMT
    TruthSeeker saidFor some, religion helps brings families together, help people be free of there stressors, get off of drugs, start over and become better people. For others, not so much. Religion can can cause happiness or in some cases despair and death, many people get ridiculed, murdered, beaten, among other things because of a religious hate on them as a person. What are you guys thoughts on the subject?


    And many people are ridiculed (right on this website) because of their faith.
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    Nov 05, 2013 1:21 AM GMT
    PrickleyHeat said
    TruthSeeker saidFor some, religion helps brings families together, help people be free of there stressors, get off of drugs, start over and become better people. For others, not so much. Religion can can cause happiness or in some cases despair and death, many people get ridiculed, murdered, beaten, among other things because of a religious hate on them as a person. What are you guys thoughts on the subject?


    And many people are ridiculed (right on this website) because of their faith.

    Its ashame for anybody on this site to ridicule someone about their religion. Gays, bi whatever orientation you are, we should all be embracing individuality in all its forms.
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    Nov 05, 2013 2:53 AM GMT
    TruthSeeker

    Religion is a double-edged sword.

    StephenOABC

    I can agree with that. I guess it would in order to elaborate.

    TruthSeeker

    For some, religion

    helps bring families together

    help peoples be free of there stressors

    helps people get off of drugs, start over and become better people.

    For others, not so much.

    StephenOABC

    Yesterday, at church, the sermon was on "The Elephant in the Room." The pastor was explaining how an unspoken condition can bring down a family:

    someone is ill but will not go to the doctor

    someone has ego problems but will not seek self-help

    someone is depressed but insists on pretending the depression is invisible

    http://www.hpumc.org/ is the website. You'll see that you can listen to or watch past sermons, if you'd like.

    This is gentle life coaching--a good thing.


    TruthSeeker:

    Religion can [also]cause despair and death. Many people get ridiculed, murdered, beaten, among other things because of a religious hate of a person.

    What are your thoughts on the subject?

    StephenOABC

    I post in the Spirituality section often, so you can see my past thoughts. You can even visit my profile which shows I've given religion some thought.
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    Nov 06, 2013 10:05 PM GMT
    PrickleyHeat said
    TruthSeeker saidFor some, religion helps brings families together, help people be free of there stressors, get off of drugs, start over and become better people. For others, not so much. Religion can can cause happiness or in some cases despair and death, many people get ridiculed, murdered, beaten, among other things because of a religious hate on them as a person. What are you guys thoughts on the subject?


    And many people are ridiculed (right on this website) because of their faith.


    Are you going to defend Satanism then? Pastafarians? Have you seen what been said about Islam? Or is this upsettedness about ridicule only over Christian faith?