I agree with you, and to some extent I can't put my finger on why I think there's a difference.(Original post by adam_zed)
care to offer any explanation behind those empty words? Poitical ideology also offers and promises things yet, in fact bad acts are also "legitimized" under this" yet I dont think you will give it quite the scrutiny that you appear to be giving organised religion. Why is this?
Perhaps it's because, to me, we need politics and government to provide law and order-whereas I don't think we need religion for those purposes. Maybe it's also because I think religion is utterly false, and therefore I think that makes it worse.
I don't condone political atrocities, either. I'd like to remove all-or most-dividing criteria, but I think that we need some....
This argument wasn't very strong, because it's something I can't quite pin down. You make a good point.
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