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Can't throw away the good with the bad.

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Submitted by B. Williame (Belgium), Apr 22, 2008 at 04:35

Questioning in itself is good for as long you have the luxury to do so. Not all men and women are as educated/ intelligent enough or have been raised as free thinkers. This differences and limitations do raise a need for religion in the world. But as even islam text at a certain point seems to tell is that faith is personal. The very moment this isn't any more but goes public it shoud be scrutinized and possibly stopped before doing greater harm. Most humans have the instinct/need to gather, meet others.

Religion also offered a reason to do so. In our modern age that need to gather thruw religion isn't that great any more, we have the internet, phones, cultural centra, etc... That probably also explains why many Katholic churches start becoming empty(exception of some verry fhew) in western society. the more rich it's population, the less chruch goers you find. They lose the need for it. And the lack of obligation by law also adds to it. I've never heard of :"The Unitarian-Universalists actually teach classes called "Build Your Own Theology.""

But i guess I'm a self made version of this. And yes I do believe in something more and any one I meet in rl claiming there isn't any thing suppernatural, I ask them to sign on paper that I can have there soul as they don't believe in it, so what harm would it be? Still haven't met any so called "atheist" willing to sign such... they all suddenly start to doubt. Guess they aren't really atheist after all :P Most faiths are build on indoctrination as they almost always will expect you to do something on good faith. I woud never do any thing on the only basis of:"because I says so" threats, money, friendship, ok. but never the "because I say so".

Sadly Islam seems more and more to be mainly build on just only that and "because I'll hurt you if you don't"... But this is but a temporarelly observation. If more people could de-connect from religious indoctrination, perhaps only greed would remain as motivation for wars and pain in the world.

Regards,

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