Saturday, April 22, 2017

Why the discussion of religion is so important.

I often get blowback for my "attacks" on religion.

Those attacks of course are often simply a post about the lack of historic evidence or the ignorance of accepting things without a factual basis to support their existence.

However as I often suggest there is probably no more important topic to openly discuss, argue, and examine than the impact of religion in the world today.

For instance the case can be made that much of terrorism is fueled by religious fanaticism.

It also holds true that much of our current prejudices stem from a religious origin.

The same is of course true of sexism, after all patriarchal ideals are pervasive throughout the Old Testament.

And perhaps most currently impactful is that blind faith also opens one up to the kinds of manipulations that served the Russians so well when they interfered in our last presidential election.

Yes, I am suggesting that religious faith is a large part of the reason that we have Donald Trump as our president.

So yes, openly discussing religion is quite, quite important.


  1. Anonymous3:03 AM

    I sometimes get angry at the cumulative years of my life spent wasted because y parents indoctrinated me into Catolicism. Took til I was 42 to break free.
    Mind blowing.
    Life changing.

    1. Anonymous9:05 AM

      Most of us raised Catholic realized by no later than the fourth grade that Catholicism was really more of a pay to play social club for the adults and a place to send your kids to a decent school. What the hell took you so long?

    2. Anonymous12:21 PM

      @ 9:05

      Everyone works through childhood issues at his or her own pace. The original poster should be congratulated, not judged.

    3. Anonymous4:00 PM

      I knew since I was 7 years old in my heart it was wrong. I stopped going to church as soon as I left for college. I man it took til I was 42 to see ow damaging religion is to people and how it is controlling . How there were so many religions with virgin birth myths. Etc.
      It took til 42 to become an atheist.

  2. Anonymous3:28 AM

    I just read this on another site...
    If you got rid of all the religions in the world, some other ones with different beliefs would pop up like weeds.
    If you got rid of all the science in the world, the same science would come up again.

    1. Anonymous4:01 PM

      Someday far in the future, a copy of Harry Potter books will be found and become the bible.

  3. Just read, "God is Not Great: How Religion Poisons Everything" by Christopher Hitchens. The book is a real page turner.

    Explains why evangelicals ("Christianists") support the GOP/Trump. They are both totalitarians regimes.

  4. Grey One talks sass4:25 AM


    I do not criticize you for pointing out how religion is trying to break down the wall between church and state. Currently, extreme Christians who believe the USA was founded as a Christian nation, are already ensconced in all branches of government and military. It's not hard to find them, they are the slime who whine about Sharia law taking over while at the same time insisting their holy book is the only law humans need. They reek of hypocrisy, sex scandals, and a holier than thou attitude.

    The founding fathers established the nation as Secular for a reason and our fight against Lord Dampnut is not just politics. He isn't all that religious but his followers are and that is the heart of our battle.

    You are not alone in this fight. There are many fronts and it's all hands on deck.

    Dominionist. Fundamentalist. IFB. Extremist. The enemy is chipping away at our cornerstone, insisting that their right to discriminate and proselytize be enshrined into law. The constitution allows for freedom of and from religion. We can't let them succeed. History is full of what happens when they win.

  5. Jkarov5:52 AM

    The only thing standing between our secular Republic and Christian Sharia Law enforced at the point of a gun is the 1st Amendment of the US Constitution, and Article 6, paragraph 3.

    If the Christian Taliban in this country can convene a Constitutional Convention (see Article 5) they could change ANYTHING including rewriting 1st amendment

    Rational citizens, PLEASE GET OUT AND VOTE AGAINST THE REPUBLICANS in 2018. If we can take back the US Senate, or even narrow the margin, we may be able to stave off the mad King DrumpF, and possibly WW 3

  6. Anonymous5:52 AM


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  8. Anonymous5:58 AM

    Karma! We are all just animals:

    1. Anonymous9:19 AM

      "Karma", give me a break. If that were true, there'd be a LOT more hunters axed and eaten by their prey. LOTS MORE.

  9. Anonymous6:42 AM


    1. Anonymous9:18 AM

      Ummmm, cuz he's a Kennedy?

  10. Anonymous9:06 AM

    Now you are linking Trump, religion, and Russia lol. The trifecta. Did you get that from bat-shit crazy woman Louise Mensch?

  11. Anonymous11:59 AM

    Gryp...forever is a long time to be wrong.

  12. Anonymous12:21 PM

    God is Vanilla Ice Cream and Religions are flavors of it.
    Take your pick but don't expect me to pick your flavor and I won't expect you to pick mine.
    We should get along fine. Shrug.

    1. Anonymous4:02 PM

      Or we can forget the ice cream and just eat cake.

    2. Anonymous4:47 PM

      It's a metaphor dumbass.

  13. Anonymous3:55 PM

    I just have zero respect for anyone who is religious, period. It's a crutch, a dangerous crutch because they try so hard to enlist others into their madness.

    I just hope I live long enough to see it squashed, and obliterated.

    They get no pass from me and the majority of them are so dumb that they can't even understand my best arguments against religion.

    They'll all be worm food and compost, same as the rest of us but they live their lives being awful people because they thing they are special.

    1. Anonymous12:23 AM

      So you have zero respect for Hillary Clinton and Obama thank you for the clarification.

    2. Anonymous2:00 AM

      12:23 AM, why bring that up? It doesn't jibe with Gryphen's stereotype of religious people as uneducated simpletons. Are you trying to challenge his critical thinking skills?

  14. Anonymous10:37 AM

    In every country, three things needed to occur. The people's need something to believe in.
    Religion takes care of that.
    Next, they need something to do.
    Employment fits & pays the bills.
    Last, they need someone to love.
    Family comes to mind, related or not. When humanity takes its power back, it will be good.
    Religion has been exploited to manipulate the masses. Shame.


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