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sunnubian ·
Wole Soyinka: Religion Doesn't Justify Mayhem Your Take: A Nobel laureate says we must stop excusing religion's role in crimes against humanity.By: Wole Soyinka | Posted: October 1, 2012 at 12:00 AM   The following is the...
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Kocolicious ·
You know...religion aside? I can't even get to understanding a "human" [male] subjegating another human [female] based on a two-thousand year spiritual conjecture. It was HUMANS who took over and destroyed African nations, it was HUMANS who took and destroyed Native American nations, where oh where is the so-called GOD in that? So until I get the reasonable humane answers to the WHYs...Africa will NEVER be free or regain what the riches she had before and the Latino/Hispanics population will...
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Kocolicious ·
Correction....the REAL spiritual WAR is between man and woman. Man being the historical angry and bully aggressor. But!
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EbonyRose ·
Yeah .... it's kinda hard for me to put the blame "religion" .... before I put it on the HUMAN BEING factor that corrupts it!! Simply introducing Christianity to our slave ancestors may not have been such a bad thing ... but using abuse, torture and death to force the acceptance of it ... on people who already had/practiced their own form of "religion" is what makes our unwavering adherence to it all the more disgusting and inhumane, IMO. Religion may be the 'vehicle' by which 'crimes...
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Kocolicious ·
Exactly my sista! Words don't hurt. It's the HUMANS hiding behind the words.....who do. But!
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sunnubian ·
I think the author is saying as such, Koco/ER, when he states/speaks of: " The truth, alas, is that the science fiction archetype of the mad scientist who craves to dominate the world has been replaced by the mad cleric who can only conceive of the world in his own image, proudly flaunting Bond's Double-0-7 credentials -- Licensed to Kill" I read it as the "you" was understood in that it is/was man(human beings) who/that created/concocted all these religions that extract the worst from...
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EbonyRose ·
Ummmm ... well, actually, I see it kind of differently, Sunnubian ... I don't see "religion" in and of itself, being anything necessarily bad. Pretty much all the religions that I have any personal knowledge of tend to have the same basic fundamental tenants: 1) There is a "God"/"Supreme Being" that it's centered around; 2) it has a set of "rules"/"laws" that govern it; and 3) there is some directive to somehow acknowledge/worship/show reverence to that "God"/"Supreme Being" in some way. And...
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sunnubian ·
I don't believe it is necessarily religion itself, especially in this day and age, but, I do believe that it has been man all along that has distorted what the religion is supposed to be or mean for his own gain and/or control over the masses (in the place of God, really). But, there is plenty of violence and encouragement to commit violence in most religious texts. In the Bible, alone, the Old Testament conflict with the New Testament, and in the Old Testament there is a lot of references...
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Kocolicious ·
Lemme say one better: so-called religion was primarily created to control women and children and start wars. The true religion was actually STOLEN from the characteristic-base spirituality of women. It has been historic FACT men NEVER knew what to do with their testerone....other than chase wild beast for food and lift a few heavy rocks....other than that they were like energic bunnies. Cuz if you look at the Greeks and Romans that's actually how they were but they took a step further and...
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EbonyRose ·
Originally Posted by sunnubian: I don't believe it is necessarily religion itself, especially in this day and age, but, I do believe that it has been man all along that has distorted what the religion is supposed to be or mean for his own gain and/or control over the masses (in the place of God, really). But, there is plenty of violence and encouragement to commit violence in most religious texts. In the Bible, alone, the Old Testament conflict with the New Testament, and in the Old...
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Kocolicious ·
Exactly sista ER!!!! Initially the Romans and Greeks didn't really have a religion per se. That came afterwards. And cuz the doctrine of religion is NOT perfect, it has a lotta loop holes....where "craziness" can jump through and be justified-which makes the whole dynamics of "religion" hypocritical/and manipulative. Cuz the words can be taken in so many ways..which is absolutely DANGEROUS. I say give me STRAIGHT talk...say what you mean....and mean whatcha say. Cuz no matter what YOU...
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