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    We keep on being told that religion, whatever its imperfections, at least instills morality. On every side, there is conclusive evidence that the contrary is the case and that faith causes people to be more mean, more selfish, and perhaps above all, more stupid.

    Christopher Hitchens.

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    What conclusive evidence?

    There are certainly some right dorks at my church - but on the whole its better than usual people round here.

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    Which person is 'better'?

    The person who goes through life being good and nice to get a ticket to heaven
    The person who goes through life being good and nice for no expected reward

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    Quote Originally Posted by BrilloPad View Post
    What conclusive evidence?
    Just about any conflict you can mention will have religion as the basis.

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    The political system that forced a ban on religion was resposible for 120 million deaths in the last 100 years.

    Marxists kill more in an afternoon than muslims do in a year.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mudskipper View Post
    Which person is 'better'?

    The person who goes through life being good and nice to get a ticket to heaven
    The person who goes through life being good and nice for no expected reward
    Both are equal as they are so rare compared to the money scheming clueless b**tards I meet everywhere else.
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    What can be asserted without evidence can also be dismissed without evidence.

    Enjoy your service tomorrow.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mudskipper View Post
    Which person is 'better'?

    The person who goes through life being good and nice to get a ticket to heaven
    The person who goes through life being good and nice for no expected reward
    mmm, they are both the same.

    different motives, but they behave the same and have the same outcomes.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Cliphead View Post
    Enjoy your service tomorrow.
    I will. Its probably the best moment of my week.

    Though I am not sure about the bit "God grant us thy peace". With 3 kids I think that is incredibly unlikely. Hopefully God will grant me peas instead.

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    Anti religion is now a business and has people roped in.

    I have never seen anyone on the forum start a thread on their religion, I do see, on occasion, threads started against religion.

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