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Religion has failed.
Yes! 33%
Oh, God, yes! 33%
Yes, but only because we are sinners. 0%
Yes, but only because we didn't choose the right one. 0%
(ie, Wicca.) 11%
(ie, the Papist church) 0%
(ie, the morally bankrupt Orthomystic church) 11%
(ie, Scientology) 0%
(ie, Jack T. Chick) 11%

Votes: 9

 religion has failed us.

 Author:  Topic:  Posted:
Oct 29, 2001
If you listen to those religious types, humanism and secularism have failed. Christianity, having made humanism possible, must be swept aside.

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The most significant teaching of Christianity is that 'the meek shall inherit the earth.' (Matthew 5:5.) This revolutionary idea destroyed the pagan concept of power politics. Before Jesus, the king was God. After Jesus, political struggles could no longer for purely earthly power. The rulers had to claim virtue to rule, as well as might. No longer could they say, as the Athenians had to the Lesbians, that 'we are not in a court of justice, but in a political assembly.'

Moreover, since Christianity preached the primacy of the individual, every human being could be seen as a potential citizen of the Kingdom of Heaven. If we are not to fear those who can destroy the body, (Matthew 10:28,) then the pursuit of virtue allows us to bravely face death.


yes, (none / 0) (#1)
by Frithiof on Mon Oct 29th, 2001 at 02:53:44 PM PST
It's such a shame that we've moved from despotic government control to a more democratic way of life. We need to have the military controlling our lives again. It's the only way... we have forgotten that there truly is no such thing as the "individual."

Also, I'm sure that what Matthew 5:5 is actually trying to say is that the people who are still alive after the strong have destroyed the world in a nuclear holocaust will inherit the world, more or less.


Humanism has failed. (none / 0) (#2)
by tkatchev on Mon Oct 29th, 2001 at 03:38:39 PM PST
Any philosophy or ideology that tries to distance itself from God is doomed to fail. Ultimately, any such ideology will turn into Satanism and devil-worshipping, no matter how morally righteous and upstanding it starts.

Take a look at communism, for example -- it started as a secular, humanist philosophy, with a noble goal of uplifting the downtrodden masses with voluntary cooperation and general good-will.

It ended with zombie-worship and massive slave-driven catacombs. (Yes, folks, zombie-worship and slave-driven catacombs in the middle of the secular, humanist 20th century, during the rule of the most secular and humanist government on the face of this planet.)

You can believe what you wish, but I think the facts simply speak for themselves.

Peace and much love...


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