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Re: [atheists-8] Christian Fundamentalism & The Current State of the Union

From: user 7.
Sent on: Friday, October 24, 2008 11:01 PM
i fact i only use the word 'evil' when i'm in a pissy, intellectually 
lazy mood. 
Evil no more exists than god. The lack of religion may not be the be 
all and end
all, but it's a much better start-

Quoting Chris <[address removed]>:

> Quoting jim copeland <[address removed]>:
>> crissyians are evil, watch each others backs and do anything in   
>> their power to
>> justify and validate their ignorant hipocracy- imagine yourself a   
>> defendant in
>> court, swearing in, or affirming,(oh-ooo) before a jury of your 'peers'- say
>> wha?
> I don't think that christians are necessarily evil.  Intellectually
> lazy, yes.  But every single christian being intrinsically evil is a
> stretch.  Some people are good, some people are evil, most fall
> somewhere in between. 
> I don't think religion (or lack thereof) is the end-all-be-all of what
> people are.  To do so gives some kind of "magical ability" to
> religions - which it does not have, being the mere invention of
> humans.  Anyways, I get the impression that most modern christians
> don't bother actually read the bible and are more of christians by
> default.  It never occurred to them to question this, they were just
> raised that way, it's just the way things are to them, etc. 
> The real people who are evil are the Ted Haggard's, John Hagee's,
> Benny Hin's, Pat Robertson's, Robert Tilton's, George W. Bush's, etc. 
> People who have manipulated themselves into a position of power and
> influence, who then use that ill-gotten influence and trust to deny
> their own humanity and inflict harm on others while justifying it as a
> necessary part of "god's will". 
> Regards,
> Chris
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