[ExI] Is this really the case?

A B austriaaugust at yahoo.com
Thu Jun 28 18:15:31 UTC 2007

Hi Anna,

I don't believe that the subject is "closed" per se
(at least that's the assumption I've been operating
under). But if you would like to discuss it here, you
should probably prepare yourself for some fairly
strong anti-religion sentiments. And you might want to
frame the topic in some way that's relevant to H+, or
politics, or memes, etc. A "pure" religion discussion
will probably rise above the moderators' radar. The
primary reason that religion is shunned here is that
in general it has caused and continues to cause a
great deal of human suffering and dysfunction. And it
tends to discourage people from seeking truth and
thinking for themselves. That's not to say that it has
no value at all, it has provided some comfort to some
people. But we tend to look at big-picture net
effects, here.


Jeffrey Herrlich

--- Anna Taylor <femmechakra at yahoo.ca> wrote:

> --- spike <spike66 at comcast.net> wrote:
> >Ja, Anna, you are right, religion is not highly
> >regarded around these parts.
> >It's always a delicate subject whenever it comes
> up,
> >so I try to gently discourage it.  Generally the
> >religious meme holders end up offended and go
> >elsewhere.  The rest of us stay and our infidel
> >memes reproduce and propagate, which is why we
> >flaming unbelievers evolved here.
> Spike, if there are any meme holders on this list, I
> would think that they would be just as upset as I
> was
> when I saw the video.  There is a huge difference
> between a religious meme holder and religious
> fanatic.
> I understand the question of whether God exist or
> not
> is a question that will remain an issue between
> Science and Religion but that's not what this video
> is
> about.  It's about what they are teaching this
> children, shouldn't everybody be worried about how
> children are being manipulated and hypnotized? As
> theology is still taught in many Universities I
> can't
> understand why people can't have rational discussion
> about it but I respect your decision to close the
> subject.  If anybody would like to discuss it
> offline,
> it would be appreciated.
> Anna
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