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Submitted by Straight_Talk_Luigi (United States), May 25, 2008 at 21:34

Are one and the same.

Claire, not all religions are all about war. In Christianity, Jesus taught us to turn the other cheek and to love our enemies. You never, ever hear about that. All you hear about are things like the Crusades, and even their history is mired out of political correctness.

The reality is, we live in a universe where things cannot be explained by science and technology. Secularists get frustrated with this, so they often dispute the claims of the supernatural---even if it means compromising the scientific method. People believe in the supernatural because there are supernatural occurences that have been well-documented and are unexplainable.

Just look at what secularism has given the EU: a low birth rate, a corrupt education system that's based on fear of hurting people's feelings instead of facts, and of course Muslim immigration.

Do you not see that EVERY single secularist country in the world gets immigration from more religious countries?

You talk like prayer and religion are some kind of folklore? Hardly.

I don't see any atheist or agnostics living lives of poverty like monks and nuns do. If you know some of them, like I do, you would know that they are happy, and have found a happiness that cannot be found with cold, metal inventions of secularism.

Really, Claire, this is nothing new at all. The Gentiles had much the same arguments as post-modern liberals do today, and in the time of the Apostle Paul, it was the Cornithians.

Religion has been with people in some way, shape or form for over 100,000 years. Even psychologists agree that religion plays a role in spiritual health.

Again, just look at Europe. Falling apart from the inside out, and in fifty years it could all be gone just like that.

That's what secularism does. Same thing happened to the Roman Empire.


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