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Originally posted by reyquer at 2006-11-19 20:48
my question is where did god came from and who made him. obviously the people who propagate religion has a ready answer to shut down further question. god has no beginning and he has no end. and to ...
Yes, I also can't seem comprehend how someone will just explain the impossible with something even more impossible, and just settle with that. I think the question who created this supreem being then? is avery legitimate question. Although I must admit i am somewhat quasi-religious, so i will disagree to the unjust and very rash accusation that religion is the root to all misery.
The way i see it, rel. has allways been a useful tool for rulers to justify their cause, to mobilize the people in order to gain power for themself, with the help of corupt priest who didn't do their jobs. This is more politics than religion since war infact is against the teachings of any religion i know of.
War will never seize to exist as long as people can be led to believe there is something great to be gained by fighting, or scared to believe some huge amounts to be lost. Religion can easily be replaced by ideology, rasism, desperation, greed, everything a greater mass share together which with help of politacal retorics can be manuvered to set a fire. the motives behind are many, but way to often the motives are selfish. The problem is therefor powerabuse, which offcourse is a common phenomenon in most religions, since they tend to have been, and still are quite powerful intitusions many places.
I also like to point out that most Europeans aren't really that religious, (christian) godfearing and superstitious as we used to anymore, as it seems like some people seem to have the impression so. Those who still believe, usually will keep it their personal business. Those who believe in holy crusades and dogmas, are so marginal i don't see religion as a reliable reason for anything happening in Europe the last 50 years.