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Any good religion has done for the world is vastly outweighed by all the evil and suffering it has created
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>>11778538
works for me
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>>11778538
>DUDE RELIGIOUS WARS LMAO
The elites of a given time period are usually not that stupid... they may use religious justifications for wars, it may be an added benefit/reason for war, but any non-laughable historian will tell you, whether it’s the intra-European religious wars or something like the Crusades, a big motive was desire for power, land, resources. The issue is not in Jesus’s teachings but humanity’s inherent selfishness and violence.

>DUDE CENSORSHIP AND REPRESSION LMAO
Again, this famously repressive apparatus of the Catholic Church in the Middle Ages is a corrupt degeneration of Christ’s teachings, a repressive apparatus which existed for money and temporal power (overvaluing which is explicitly against Christianity). The issue is not in religious figures but in humanity’s herd instinct and cruel nature. Real religion is, paradoxically for most, probably the single most effective thing humanity has devised to help us transcend the herd instinct and our base lower natures.

Look at fascism and totalitarianism in the 20th century (famously atheistic and anti-religious in communism). The same tendencies are seen without being allied to any organized religion. The problem is not religion itself but the inherent fascist impulse in man, especially in creating large repressive institutions. take away true religious faith and, often enough, the gap will be filled by some equally fervent and zealotrous endeavor. Hitchens, in being an atheist zealot, is much like the religious zealots he criticizes. The problem is zealotry, not religion.
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A pill of complete and utter nonsense only the ignorant or unthinking could swallow.
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*laughs in buddhist*
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>>11778584
>cope
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That would be contingent on whether or not human life is more or less intrinsic to the nature of suffering than lesser animals.
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>>11778621
autism
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>>11778538
>Any good nation states have done for the world is vastly outweighed by all the evil and suffering they have created
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>>11778642
This is true tho.
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Still havent discovered the plane of immanence eh
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What is evil? Burning dykes at sticks is evil?
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>>11778653
Exactly.
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>>11778584
this

'God is not great' is the worst book the Hitch ever wrote
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/lit/ - literature
religion posters fuck off
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>>11778538
true
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>>11778584
/thread
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>>11778538
Let me measure that suffering level with my sufferometer™
Wow you have a point: a net gain in suffering! Destroy religion!
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>>11781573
Es
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>dad tells me to keep my room clean and tidy
>flog sister until she cleans my room for me
Man, dad is an asshole, right?
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>>11778538
>more than 30k years of religious beliefs
Humanity is all fine and progresses.

>less than 250 years of enlightenment and science
Humanity almost fucking destroys itself completely.
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>>11778592
Reddit.com
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>>11778538
Counterpoint: if religion didn't exist, or if it'd suddenly stop existing, it would take humans roughly five minutes to start killing and torturing and segregating one another over some other excuse.

Religion didn't fuck us up - we fucked the religion up. We're just garbage.
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>>11782459
>if it'd suddenly stop existing, it would take humans roughly five minutes to start killing and torturing and segregating one another over some other excuse.


Yeah dude that's why ever single non-theists is a killer.
Nice sources and stats btw, oh wait...

Imbecile.
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>>11783365
Stalin, Pol Pot, Zedong, Bonaparte, Kinsey, Dahmer , Kim Jong, Jim Jones, Mussolini...
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>>11783397
Cro-magnons...
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>>11783397
Napoleon used religion for its true purpose, a tool of war and control.

>lets take cults that were transmitted from mouth to ear over millennia and caused genocides, wars, segregation over those eras and compare them with psychopaths who happens to be non-theists and who did not use their non-belief as motive for war.

nice one
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>>11778584
Based.

>>11778592
Cringe.
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>>11778621
can't even write good lmao
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>>11784490
Of course not, it's December after all
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>>11782403
Poor bait and/or retarded

>>11778538
You could say this about absolutely anything
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>>11778538
Any good humanity has done for the world is vastly outweighed by all the evil and suffering it has created.





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