Religion Has Become 'Toxic Brand' In The UK, New Study Shows

  • metta

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    Nov 10, 2014 2:53 PM GMT
    Religion Has Become 'Toxic Brand' In The UK, New Study Shows

    "More than half of Britons think that religion "does more harm than good," less than a quarter believe that "faith is a force for the good," and more than 60 percent said they weren't religious at all."


    "Only about one in 12 people describe themselves as very religious, and 20 percent of those people think that religion is harmful to society. A quarter of very religious people and 55 percent of those surveyed think that atheists are actually more likely to be moral than religious people, which pollsters think challenges the belief that "religion is one of the last remaining bastions of British morality."


    http://www.thenewcivilrightsmovement.com/rachelwitkin/more_than_half_of_british_people_think_religion_does_more_harm_than_good


    "The exclusive poll for the HuffPost UK reveals that just 8% of Britons describe themselves as very religious, with more than 60% saying they were not religious at all."

    http://www.huffingtonpost.co.uk/2014/11/03/religion-beyond-belief_n_6094442.html



    http://www.independent.co.uk/life-style/more-than-half-of-british-people-believe-religion-does-more-harm-than-good-survey-finds-9843695.html
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    Nov 10, 2014 4:37 PM GMT
    If only the US and other countries could follow suit. Maybe someday? Like, after the next "holy war?"
  • HottJoe

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    Nov 10, 2014 5:13 PM GMT
    The crucifix is the new skull and crossbones.
  • Destinharbor

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    Nov 10, 2014 5:23 PM GMT
    Interesting how far British society has come since the bad old days pre-Thatcher. They've got their problems but they seem to be on a path towards the future whereas we seem to be going backwards. That's depressing but it does suggest a society can turn itself around and recover from serious mistakes, even if over a long period of time. I saw two interviews with Bush yesterday about his book and not one interview actually asked him what the point of the war in Iraq was and whether he took responsibility that 3,000 Americans died for nothing. Less than nothing.
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    Nov 10, 2014 7:10 PM GMT
    Oy vey, yet another article that equates "religious" with "reactionary." Very frustrating for those of us whose values are progressive and whose religious communities reflect (and champion) those progressive religious values. See www.reformjudaism.org and www.jewishrecon.org.
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    Nov 11, 2014 3:33 PM GMT
    Britain has locational astrology problems.
    Their citizens cannot escape dangerous beams of heaven.
    Thank God for the EU: it gives more geography across which to go to or get away from a beam of heaven.

    Here's an example of how geographical distance can give a person options:

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    Nov 11, 2014 10:38 PM GMT
    StephenOABC saidBritain has locational astrology problems.
    Their citizens cannot escape dangerous beams of heaven.


    I was thinking just the other day I ought to get my beam of heaven fixed. After I've painted the front door, that is.
  • tj85016

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    Nov 12, 2014 1:00 AM GMT
    Destinharbor saidInteresting how far British society has come since the bad old days pre-Thatcher. They've got their problems but they seem to be on a path towards the future whereas we seem to be going backwards. That's depressing but it does suggest a society can turn itself around and recover from serious mistakes, even if over a long period of time. I saw two interviews with Bush yesterday about his book and not one interview actually asked him what the point of the war in Iraq was and whether he took responsibility that 3,000 Americans died for nothing. Less than nothing.


    really? all the UK has left is crooked banks and booze
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    Nov 12, 2014 1:24 AM GMT
    StephenOABC saidBritain has locational astrology problems.
    Their citizens cannot escape dangerous beams of heaven.
    Thank God for the EU: it gives more geography across which to go to or get away from a beam of heaven.


    On a scale of 1 to can't even - I literally cant even.
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    Nov 12, 2014 2:53 AM GMT
    coloradojock16 said
    StephenOABC saidBritain has locational astrology problems.
    Their citizens cannot escape dangerous beams of heaven.
    Thank God for the EU: it gives more geography across which to go to or get away from a beam of heaven.


    On a scale of 1 to can't even - I literally cant even.

    I hope he's trolling because this shit is funny as hell.
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    Nov 12, 2014 6:45 AM GMT
    Mobility is a spiritual issue.
    With mobility comes some degree of freedom and escape.
    The optimism of being able to escape no beam of heaven or the wrong beam of heaven is relevant to whether or not religion can become toxic or stagnant.

    I'm currently living under a Saturn beam of heaven and no "Think and Grow Rich" mindset is enriching me the way my Venus on the Midheaven line enriched me and gave me a joy of life.

    Religion does run out. Locational Astrology needs to be incorporated into religion as it teaches the important lessons of life.

    People can suffer when there's no mobility.

    On one side of the U.S., I have Venus, Pluto, and Uranus influencing my life. On the other side of the U.S. I have a Mars and a Moon line influencing my life.

    Just knowing Life presents options is liberating.

    I know religion is toxic and stagnant if the devout are kept ignorant of believing how they can fly !

    Spiritual ("lifehood") claustrophobia is an important issue that is not being addressed by toxic religion.

    The U.K. citizen cannot think: Go West young man. In the U.S., when people left the East Coast for the West Coast, there was an opportunity profoundly change one's life.

    I will qualify what every locational astrologer knows: there are oceans on this planet and some of the best places to live are not feasible.

    Sure, I liked my Venus on the Midheaven line but to get away from the influence of Pluto crossing my Venus line and teaching me a Plutonian version of Love, I would have to follow the line North or South outside of the Untied States where there were inhabitable cities.

    So, we who study astrology have a compassion that is partially built on Heaven cannot do you better.

    Heaven cannot do some people better in the U.K. given it's small geographical distance.
    Heaven could not do some people better when the U.S. was just the Northeast back in the 17th and early 18th centuries.

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    Nov 12, 2014 6:51 AM GMT
    Bart_Frost said
    coloradojock16 said
    StephenOABC saidBritain has locational astrology problems.
    Their citizens cannot escape dangerous beams of heaven.
    Thank God for the EU: it gives more geography across which to go to or get away from a beam of heaven.


    On a scale of 1 to can't even - I literally cant even.

    I hope he's trolling because this shit is funny as hell.


    It's not funny as hell when you are no longer shined on by a fortunate beam of heaven. All you worked on, all your success principles mean nothing when a beam of poverty shines on you. And then after you, tried, and cried, lost your financial independence, lost your image of how you want to be seen in life, you have to accept that your credit score and retirement savings and financial optimism has had a reverse of fortune.

    You hope the benevolent side of the new beam will enrich you but every minute you know the rules of life have changed on you.
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    Nov 12, 2014 7:13 AM GMT
    ....StephenOABC....One word. Wow.
  • tj85016

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    Nov 12, 2014 8:43 AM GMT
    are those astrological charts "Nancy Reagan-approved"?
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    Nov 12, 2014 5:12 PM GMT
    Chase646 said....StephenOABC....One word. Wow.


    Dear Chase,

    My Venus on the Midheaven (Venus MC) is found East of Quebec (and east of Montreal); but, what do I know of living in that area of North America, in a foreign country?

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