What is the role of religion in our modern secular world?

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  1. billvon Valued Senior Member

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    (psst - women have one of them too)
     
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  3. spidergoat Liddle' Dick Tater Valued Senior Member

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    The role of religion is to act as an anchor stuck in the muck of the bronze age, which prevents the future from happening.
     
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  5. Magical Realist Valued Senior Member

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    Then don't do it. But you don't have the right to tell other people what to do or not do with their own bodies. If that's what they wanna do, more power to 'em. Who made you the sex police?


    And while you're pontificating on how people should be having sex, take note of THIS little tidbit:

    "The U.S. Government’s Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) reports that about 40% of heterosexual Americans aged 15 to 44 have or have had anal sex with a member of the opposite sex.

    iO9 breaks it down:


    According to the National Survey of Family Growth, which surveyed thousands of people between the ages of 15 and 44 in 2006-2008, anal sex is really popular with heterosexuals. 44 percent of straight men report having anal sex at least once in their lives, and 36 percent of straight women do too. Though more straight men than women were enjoying anal sex, women were enjoying gay sex more. Twice as many women (12%) reported having homosexual sex at least once in their lifetimes compared with men (5.8%).


    Given that the study was done from 2006-2008, it’s not unlikely to posit that the rates may actually now be slightly higher.

    Wonder what Rick Santorum would say?"---http://thenewcivilrightsmovement.co...e-anal-ssays-cdc-report/news/2012/01/06/32836
     
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  7. Balerion Banned Banned

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    I wonder how many times arauca will be allowed to openly bash homosexuals before the moderators here do their goddamn jobs and ban him for it?
     
  8. wellwisher Banned Banned

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    The role of religion is to maintain a natural connection to the personality firmware which is behind the natural human. Our instincts are one aspect of the firmware. If you look a natural human instinct, natural implies behavior that does not require artificial prosthesis to support it, since such artificial support is not found in nature.

    What atheism and science has called natural, does not work without the need for man-made prosthesis. Just because monkeys can do something does not make it natural human; you can tell by the props.

    For example, of all combinations for humans having sex, which arrangements don't need anything artificial, yet can perpetuate itself, indefinitely, with the least risk of self eliminating disease? That is called natural selection; no props. There is more money in unnatural behavior, and very little money in natural behavior.

    Business buys mercenary science, which tells the atheist how to behave, so their business can make money off them via selling props. Religion does not need these props, because it choses wisely and therefore has to be misrepresented.

    Back to the question which sex arrangements are self sustaining without props? It is a simple rational litmus test.

    There are other firmware, where unnatural needs props which means money selling goods and services needed to mop us the mess caused by unnatural behavior.

    Don't get me wrong, we have free will and can choose unnatural. But if the goal is natural use the artificial props litmus test and zero props is natural. The answer is one man and one woman.
     
  9. Balerion Banned Banned

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    What props are required for homosexuality? If you're talking about the spread of disease among homosexual males, that's a culture issue, not a biological one. In that sense, it's the prop (culture) that makes the lifestyle more susceptible to disease. And what do you make of lesbian couples having so much lower rates of STDs than heterosexual couples? I know, you'll simply ignore it, but it's important than you know it.

    And who says "props" are unnatural? They're tools just like anything else. Medicine is a prop, too. Should we stop using antibiotics?
     
  10. arauca Banned Banned

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    Do you want an clear interpretation what homosexuality is , or do you want to camouflage with fancy words . By the way I did not use any cuss words so the moderator does not have to be afraid of bad language . By the way are you uncomfortable of the truth . You know the word gay is a stolen word about joy which is an adverb and is transformed into a non.
     
  11. Magical Realist Valued Senior Member

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    Contraception's a prop too. Thanks GOD for props!
     
  12. lightgigantic Banned Banned

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    You could replace the words "religion" with "atheism" and "bronze" with "industrial" for a more prevailing statement ....
     
  13. Balerion Banned Banned

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    Really? How is atheism stuck in the industrial age? How does it prevent the future from happening?
     
  14. lightgigantic Banned Banned

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    Its more that its stuck in a world view that pivots on the individual (which then problematizes issues that require restraint or regulation ... things that industrial society tends to offer an attitude of - the increasingly smoggy- "sky's the limit").

    Do you think the next 100 years of industrial forays into the environment of the planet will offer such smooth sailing as the last 100?
     
  15. Balerion Banned Banned

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    What the fuck are you talking about?

    :shrug:
     
  16. lightgigantic Banned Banned

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    Quite simply, if you want to chant the glories of the industrial age at the expense of other ages you aren't obviously arguing from the platform of long-term benefit .... which, when you get down to brass tacks, is no cause of concern for an atheist I guess.

    :shrug:
     
  17. Jan Ardena OM!!! Valued Senior Member

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    You ask does religion have a role anymore.
    you then cite the reason, kids no longer need the theological explanations, due to scientific advancement.
    what is religion, in your mind, to come up with that reasoning?

    Jan.
     
  18. arauca Banned Banned

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    One discipline attempting to replace other discipline
    Religion is a discipline to have self control, based on previous peoples teaching experiences and to improve to have a self control.
    Science is a discipline to observe natural formed objects and improve if possible on the objects
     
  19. Magical Realist Valued Senior Member

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    The fundie troll brigade has arrived. Misdirect. Redefine. Equivocate. Obfuscate. Anything BUT responding to the OP.
     
  20. Jan Ardena OM!!! Valued Senior Member

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    what do you regard as religion it is very simple question .
    and may I remind you that we are in a discussion forum and this is the religion section.

    Jan.
     
  21. arauca Banned Banned

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    Read your own bloody post.
    What is the role of religion in our modern secular world?
    My answer
    One discipline attempting to replace other discipline
    Religion is a discipline to have self control, based on previous peoples teaching experiences and to improve to have a self control.
    Science is a discipline to observe natural formed objects and improve if possible on the objects

    do you have to be spoon fed ?
     
  22. Magical Realist Valued Senior Member

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    What's the other discipline religion is attempting to replace? And why does it need to be replaced?
     
  23. arauca Banned Banned

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    Religion is not trying to replace any body , Atheism using science is trying to replace religion
     

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