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Julia Wotten @juliaw

@rfellows thanks for sharing. HILARIOUS! I literally laughed out loud at some of those comics.

However funny it was, it was also true. We need to stop perpetuating the cycle of religion, which enables a cycle of hate.

Look at what is happening in Paris over RELIGION.

Look at what has happened in the past over religion.

I think the right wing will always push religion on us, but I think the younger generation is less susceptible to religious propaganda. At least in the Christian/Catholic faith, and mostly in America.

The rest of the world is still VERY religious. South America, the Middle East, China. All very religious.

What do you think?

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Keith S @indy62

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@juliaw

thanks for sharing the site. Some of it was funny, some of it factual. But I also found it heavily biased against religion. >95% against <5% favorable. Maybe that's appropriate in the wake of the attacks in Paris.

I'm guessing that you both have had some bad experiences with religious types trying to force their views on you. It is certainly historically true that a lot of bad things have been done in the name of religion. But it's also true that a lot of good things and good people were inspired by religion: Mother Teresa and her charitable work, Mahatma Gandhi and his non-violent movement for an independent India, Martin Luther King and his non-violent movement for civil rights, Jesus and his message of love and acceptance of all people, the faithful and sinners alike, and his mantra "love your enemies", Muhammad and his teachings in the Koran, and Martin Luther, the great protestant reformer.

Religious belief is a very powerful tool that can be used to inspire people to do great good or great evil. My own church, the Roman Catholics, has a checkered past. They promote charitable acts all over the world. But they also took part in the Inquisitions, tortured and executed many people just because they held different beliefs.

Pope Alexander IV (1492-1503) was famously corrupt and quite possible did not do one good thing during his time in office. But our current Pope, Francis is generally considered the epitome of virtue.

I've come to realize nothing in life is ALL GOOD or ALL BAD. And I was lucky enough to know several good people in my life who considered their faith a central part of their existence, starting with my mom and dad. They were hard working, humble, soft spoken folks with very strong convictions about right and wrong. The world would be a better place if more folks were like that.

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