Religions Don't Kill- People Do

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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.…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 religion...it 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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Comment by Jenii Saladtarian on December 12, 2012 at 11:42am

He also told this parable to some who trusted in themselves that they were righteous,and treated others with contempt: “Two men went up into the temple to pray,one a Pharisee and the other a tax collector.The Pharisee,standing by himself, prayed thus:‘God, I thank you that I am not like other men,extortioners, unjust, adulterers,or even like this tax collector.I fast twice a week; I give tithes of all that I get.’ But the tax collector, standing far off, would not even lift up his eyes to heaven, but beat his breast, saying, ‘God, be merciful to me, a sinner!’

Who do you think God paid more attention to?The righteous man who boastest his own self-rightouesness or to the taxer payer,who proclaim he was a sinner?? Luke 18:9-14 (the parable of the Pharisee and the tax collector) Jesus tells us not to hinder, for the kingdom of God belongs to such as them.So,if their meat eaters, murders etc etc..We're all sinners and fall VERY short.We should not be hindering no one with our words..


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Comment by Jenii Saladtarian on December 12, 2012 at 12:10pm

1 Corinthians 6:2. If I must boast, I will boast of the things that show my weakness.

 Romans 3:10 As it is written: “None is righteous, no, not one;


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Comment by Jenii Saladtarian on December 12, 2012 at 6:38pm

                Comment by Jenii Stevenson23 minutes ago           Delete Comment

I have my views just like you do.I'm just as knowledgeable of the Christian bible ,you take offensive at words that arent pointed at you, then I am sorry that you have done so.

You know I wrote (the parable of the Pharisee and the tax collector) To point out how us christians shouldn't judge others, If it's a religion not built on love it is garbage..I am a chistian/buddist by the way.And,you took my words and twisted them to fit YOURSELF and I'm pointing them at YOU.None of it was meant to be pointed at YOU .But,meant as a group discussion.If  I am going to point something at you, I will address you face to face and by name, and in private if it's of a personal issue..Then you attack me..You need let your defenses down their brother, for I am not your enemy ,but your team mate.And,the following verses that followed, are for what I posted and not personally pointed at YOU.Also,by the way I never read your statement,when I posted what I did, and what you said to even know what you we're talking about, until this very moment.,If you knew me just little,like everyone knows me here I NEVER ATTACK ANYONE AT ALL HERE,for it is not my nature or in my heart to do so.Then why would I attack you out of the blue for no reason?Think about it please...But,I will not address this no farther then this.I will pray for you.Love and peace to you.good luck.

Yes, just as you can identify a tree by its fruit, so you can identify people by their actions." Matthew 7:20

I am identify by my actions here

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