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Ban All Religion?

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Submitted by Rod (United States), Dec 27, 2009 at 10:38

... Christianity and Islam are entirely different in nature and effect. Christianity, while having many faults in the past, is clearly a force for good on this planet today, especially in comparison to Islam. The number one source of chartitable giving in the US is Christianity...by several multiples. Christians also tend to be more law abiding, kind, willing to help others, and are more likely to pay their taxes than any other group. Religion is an impediment for progress? Please...have you been living under a rock?

The Christian and Judeo work ethic had been a driver for economic prosperity for centuries. Doubt it? Look at the history of Christian vs. non-Christian nations...every nation that was founded on Christian beliefs is far more prosperous than their none Christian counter parts. Islam IS a force for poverity, but Christianity is not. And, if you think a lack of religion results in progress and peace, take a look at the history anti-religious governments, such as Stalinist Russian (20 million killed) or Maoist China (40 million killed)., or Khmer Rouge led Cambodia (50% of the population wiped out).


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