Religions Don't Kill- People Do


Religions Don't Kill- People Do

For all those who are truly compassionate, who are sick of the apologists justifying murder due to religion. If a religion is not built on love, and condones murder, I'm sorry it's garbage.

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Animals as Pawns in Religious Rituals

Started by Lauren Woods May 7, 2013. 0 Replies

Saw this disturbing post and thought I'd share it here.Kaparot is an ancient Jewish…Continue

What is the Highest Aim of Religion/Spirituality?

Started by Gerett Treas. Last reply by Lauren Woods Apr 24, 2013. 8 Replies

What is the ultimate purpose of any spiritual system? What is it that religions are teaching at the most fundamental levels and how/why is this put into practice? I believe the basis of most…Continue

To Light

Started by Vijitatma Dasa. Last reply by Lauren Woods Apr 6, 2013. 2 Replies

O Lord and essence of LightLead me from the unreal to the realFrom darkness to LightFrom death to immortality                 Brhadaranyaka UpanishadContinue

Is Religion Slvaery?

Started by Vijitatma Dasa. Last reply by Lauren Woods Jan 23, 2013. 12 Replies

I hear a lot these days the rallying call:RELIGION IS SLAVERYorRELIGION HAS CAUSED THE GREATEST EVIL IN HISTORYI would respond that they are partly correct.Great evil and slavery has been and is…Continue

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Comment by Giselle Limon on December 11, 2012 at 10:41am

I truly believe in this. Its not the religion its the people...and it happens with any sort of belief not necessarily just religion. It's usually the radicals of any group or religion that get bat shit crazy and then excuse their actions with grinds my gears..but unfortunately people will pin it on the religion rather than think that particular person wasn't exactly sane. :/  Ok lets take for example Muslims ( i am not a muslim but I am friends with whom they identify with the islamic religion) - after 9/11- the majority of Americans associated those who were (and unfortunately many still do) with being terrorist however, the Islamic religion is a very peaceful one and it carries its own beautiful message just like each religion does.... Again its the radicals that get crazy and do crazy things and make the rest look bad.

Comment by Lauren Woods on December 11, 2012 at 2:32pm

That is very true, Giselle. They do just excuse their actions with religion, like it's a shield to hide behind. Religion is a tool I suppose, it's unfortunate that while many use it for good (such as your muslim friends, I was sickened after 9/11 and people were murdering muslims) but most use it as a convenience, or a social status. Ughhh drives me up a wall! To think you can point to a book and be free of responsibility for any type of cruelty! 

Comment by Sumit San on December 11, 2012 at 4:32pm

I totally agree with you. I think I am a religious person. I am veg by birth because I was born in a religious family. Religions teach love and compassion. People misinterpret the preaching selfishly, to what is favorable for them. 

I truly believe that - "Killing others is the greatest sin of all. Sinners will rot in hell."

Comment by Lauren Woods on December 12, 2012 at 2:28am

So well said, Sumit. They do interpret it in ways to benefit themselves, not other creatures. What's a shame is plenty of nice, compassionate, religious people being label as extreme because of their cruel counterparts, who take selfish pleasure in harming other living creatures. 

Comment by Lauren Woods on December 12, 2012 at 2:51am

:O Oh my goodness... I don't know how I'd react in that situation... how rude and condescending! HAHA you schooled him on the Bible, that's awesome! I've had to do this a few times myself. That's also a lovely passage you quoted, I'll have to remember that the next time. So true, we humans are so arrogant we think we can claim (if there's a God) what enters Heaven and what doesn't. So frustrating! I'm no fan of the Catholic Church either, I very much agree with what you said. I come from a Catholic family too, but I never felt comfortable with the "You need to get to Heaven through us" thought process. You are certainly right about the old days, humanity's past is very dark, we've destroyed so much for power. It makes me very sad.

Comment by Lauren Woods on December 12, 2012 at 3:10am

Not a single religion in the world mandates the consumption of meat. That people use this for a shield because they don't want to give up convenience... sigh... I am confounded by people who twist and poison religion to suit their needs.

Comment by Lauren Woods on December 12, 2012 at 4:57am

That is also very lovely :)! True, a great tragedy. :(! They did change it, I find it so aggravating people can't own up to that, most scholars agree on this if not all. I haven't heard a student of history who conflicted that. I mean belief is one thing, but you shouldn't drown out facts either. Make them compatible, one does not need to trample the other. 


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