dumb rule is dumb.
and im not attacking the golden rule cause of jesus, nearly every society has thus far developed a form of the golden rule, many long long long before the jews did.
although i still don't even understand how UU can be taken seriously. if you don't have any solid and defining beliefs, seems like a hippy commune to me. let all sit in a circle and try to be deep .... or you could grow up and realize your all just talking about unicorns.
There is no morality, look at all those rabbis, priests and clergy people that abused people and the system for centuries.
Religion is just another way to gain power over the ignorant. If you believe in God or a higher being, there's no need to follow a group.
Like that SNL skit where Jesus said he's a busy man he can't keep saving Football games for Tebow when everyone keeps calling him to save them from other dumb things.
It's a subset of humanism. It's a square is a rectangle but not all rectangles are squares thing.
This would seemingly apply to any belief system that included the supernatural.or you could grow up and realize your all just talking about unicorns.
All opinions are not equal. Some are a very great deal more robust, sophisticated and well supported in logic and argument than others.
And UU does have solid defining beliefs. I already posted them. Yet again, your lack of reading comprehension makes you look the fool. But I guess I'll post them again for the dense. UU celebrates diversity of belief and is guided by seven principles.
-The inherent worth and dignity of every person;
-Justice, equity and compassion in human relations;
- Acceptance of one another and encouragement to spiritual growth in our congregations;
-A free and responsible search for truth and meaning;
-The right of conscience and the use of the democratic process within our congregations and in society at large;
-The goal of world community with peace, liberty, and justice for all;
-Respect for the interdependent web of all existence of which we are a part.
Is it kind of hippy? Maybe, but no more so than any of the religion that UU draws from. You don't have to agree, that's the cool thing about being a US citizen, nobody's religious views are WRONG. What confuses me...is UU almost never tells anyone their beliefs are wrong...not sure how any rational person could have issue with that.
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and no, lots of peoples religious views are WRONG. they have a right to have them, but that doesn't mean they have a right to be CORRECT. there is a truth out there, there is a god or there isnt one, that does not change, ergo SOMEONE is actually incorrect. thats why we have to use logic and evidence to try to figure out as much of that puzzle as we can, because there is an answer.
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Pot meet kettle? You subscribe to quite a few crackpot views yourself.
Besides; who the hell are you to make that call?
The last I checked; the constitution guarantees freedom of speech. Irrational views fall under "free speech". The constitution also guarantees freedom of religion; not 'freedom from religion'.
You're just a loudmouth on the internet, who has his head so far up his own âss; that he believes his own opinions, and views are somehow unquestionable.
Consequently; nobody gives a flying fûck what you think about anything.
If I am not one to state something truthful, how are you one to know the truth and thus contradict me?
Try to write a rebuttal. Fallacies don't cut it.
but we have a constitutional right to believe whatever we want, which is important. as militant of an atheist i am, mandating atheism cannot work. so everyone has a right to hold an opinion ... but its doesn't mean that opinion is correct.
Yes I do know about its early days.
Its of little wonder why your family/friends would treat you as a "leper" when you laugh at their beliefs and think of them as stupid.
They may not use the Creation book anymore, but if there was anything in it that was a big mystery or that they didn't want us to see, then wouldn't they have tried to remove it from existence? I know we still have several copies in the library at our hall, and I even have one myself.
You go on about how 30 years of your life were wasted with us, but in reality you were free to leave anytime if you wanted to. I did when I was in highschool, but eventually I decided on my own to come back, and was never treated like a leper.
I don't mock you for your decision to leave, so why do you find it so necessary to attack me and my beliefs?
Travel is fatal to prejudice, bigotry, and narrow-mindedness, and many of our people need it sorely on these accounts. Broad, wholesome, charitable views of men and things cannot be acquired by vegetating in one little corner of the earth all one's lifetime.
Noun: A view or judgment formed about something, not necessarily based on fact or knowledge.
Therefore, your opinion that there is no god is neither right nor wrong, just as my opinion that there is a higher power is neither right nor wrong.