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why is religion still around
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historically speaking religion was made to explain stuff inexplicable at the time if we are on the coarse to explain almost everything in our natural world why is religion still aroundContinue

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Started this discussion. Last reply by Mark Smyth Mar 31, 2013.

is ginny weasly a horcrux
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well a horcrux is an object in which someone has concealed part of their soul and yes it is possible to make living horcruxes such as in naghini's case but in the chamber of secrets tom riddle(aka…Continue

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Started this discussion. Last reply by Alix Laya Feb 4, 2012.

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Mark Smyth replied to Jonathan Jenkins's discussion why is religion still around
"I would disagree with you there I certainty agree they HAVE been used to control people but that was never the original intention. If you look at most religions (at a least the more mainstream ones). They tend to preach…"
Mar 31, 2013
Vertigo_One [Ops Mod] replied to Jonathan Jenkins's discussion why is religion still around
"Ok, thanks for clearing me up on that. But you still haven’t reconciled the fact that it clearly states Paul as a prisoner of Christ, of which I have reasoned that he’s a slave of the Christ. No, that's not what it means. It means…"
Mar 29, 2013
Thomas Savage replied to Jonathan Jenkins's discussion why is religion still around
"The book of Philmon talks about the story of a slave who left his master. Paul wrote a letter to the master telling him to take the slave back, but not as a slave, but as a brother in Christ, and that the master should welcome the slave as he would…"
Mar 29, 2013
Holly Davis replied to Jonathan Jenkins's discussion why is religion still around
"People often feel the need to have faith in something, they need something to keep them going. The concept that there is nothing out there, no god, no higher being, no mystical force, is pretty daunting. What would be the point…"
Mar 27, 2013
Elizabeth Williams replied to Jonathan Jenkins's discussion why is religion still around
"Religion gives people something to believe in outside of themselves. In believing in a higher power, one is able to find meaning in life and answer life's big questions. For example, in many religions, the answer to "Why are we here?"…"
Mar 27, 2013
Alex Patterson replied to Jonathan Jenkins's discussion why is religion still around
"Yes, the hierarchy of most church's is structured to dominate its congregations; however, people do not join a religeous order to achieve a position of power. We are faith, humanity as a whole has always strived for something to have faith…"
Mar 27, 2013
Vertigo_One [Ops Mod] replied to Jonathan Jenkins's discussion why is religion still around
"I have been reading the Bible book of Philmon with the attempt of understanding why you have said that the book Philmon condemns slavery The book of Philmon talks about the story of a slave who left his master. Paul wrote a letter to the master…"
Mar 26, 2013
Thomas Savage replied to Jonathan Jenkins's discussion why is religion still around
"The Bible supports corporal punishment for the kinds of slaves they had at the time. There is no condoning of slavery as we know it today. Kidnapping someone and forcing them is condemned in the Bible. See the book of Philmon with regards to…"
Mar 26, 2013
Vertigo_One [Ops Mod] replied to Jonathan Jenkins's discussion why is religion still around
"There is archaeological evidence for the fire of London, they have found the physical remains of the fire during excavations of soil layers from the mid-1600s are often burnt or contain fire debris. All that proves is that a building was destroyed…"
Mar 25, 2013
Thomas Savage replied to Jonathan Jenkins's discussion why is religion still around
"Except your definition is not the only one out there I know which is why I declared my intentions of what I was stating separately. It is a way. However, viewing it as "the best" way is flawed. But I never stated that it was the best I…"
Mar 25, 2013
William Harmer replied to Jonathan Jenkins's discussion why is religion still around
"Well It is basically around because people still like the ideas of it whatever those are. Whether that be being anti-gay or anti-abortion or pro-social justice or pro-collectivism. It still tries to explain the natural world, but most people…"
Mar 25, 2013
Vertigo_One [Ops Mod] replied to Jonathan Jenkins's discussion why is religion still around
"But I CAN complain about slavery. Slavery within the bible suggests that you should beat your slaves but where in the Bible Old Testament or New Testament which condemns slavery? The Bible supports corporal punishment for the kinds of slaves they…"
Mar 24, 2013
Abreo replied to Jonathan Jenkins's discussion why is religion still around
"...for example, why the world exists at all, or how life arose from nonlife. Closer to home, it doesn’t plausibly explain the fundamental beliefs we rely on as we go about our everyday business: the truth of our subjective experience, our…"
Mar 24, 2013
Thomas Savage replied to Jonathan Jenkins's discussion why is religion still around
"And I demonstrated that the slavery it was refering to was nothing like a kind that you could complain about etc But I CAN complain about slavery. Slavery within the bible suggests that you should beat your slaves but where in the Bible Old…"
Mar 24, 2013
Vertigo_One [Ops Mod] replied to Jonathan Jenkins's discussion why is religion still around
"But I was defining an intelligent theist that would able to convince me to believe in it. Except your definition is not the only one out there Yes but the scientific method is one of the best, if not the best, way…"
Mar 24, 2013
Thomas Savage replied to Jonathan Jenkins's discussion why is religion still around
"First, you do not have the authority to decide what an intelligent theist needs. Again, you are being arrogant. But I was defining an intelligent theist that would able to convince me to believe in it,…"
Mar 24, 2013

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