Psycho-Babble Administration Thread 417806

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Re: insitutions of religion

Posted by Dr. Bob on November 19, 2004, at 7:31:49

In reply to please be supportive - I continue to be supportive Dr. Bob, posted by 64bowtie on November 18, 2004, at 16:19:29

> Do you see no difference between the insitution of religion (like a city or a nation) and an individuals religious adherence to a particular faith?

There's a difference, but it may not be supportive of the latter to say you hold the former in contempt...

Bob

 

Re: insitutions of religion Dr. Bob

Posted by AuntieMel on November 19, 2004, at 10:54:31

In reply to Re: insitutions of religion, posted by Dr. Bob on November 19, 2004, at 7:31:49

Interesting topic. I see "faith" as something personal and uplifting.

I see religion (as institutes) as organizations that use a people's faith as a way to control them.

Throughout history, 'religion' has proved to be quite useful in controlling the masses (crusades and inquisitions aside) and has helped us become more civilized.

The real question has to do with when the control is too much control, and if participation is voluntary or mandatory.

None of what I think of 'religion' has anything at all to do with faith, even of a particular faith.

Having something in your life - faith - is a wonderful thing, and I don't know of anyone that would say otherwise..

Belonging to a 'religion' isn't by definition a good thing. In fact, most of the arguments are of the "my book is better than your book" variety. This is even true between different "brands" of Christianity, Islam and Judaism.

 

insitutions of religion -- am I being singled out? (nm) Dr. Bob

Posted by 64bowtie on November 19, 2004, at 22:08:35

In reply to Re: insitutions of religion, posted by Dr. Bob on November 19, 2004, at 7:31:49

 

Re: no, or at least not intentionally (nm) 64bowtie

Posted by Dr. Bob on November 21, 2004, at 6:53:28

In reply to insitutions of religion -- am I being singled out? (nm) Dr. Bob, posted by 64bowtie on November 19, 2004, at 22:08:35


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