mg86 wrote:Going a step further than a deist and claiming to know what this god thinks about what you eat, say, think, how you have sex, pray etc is insane and any such person should be laughed at and dismissed in my book.
Yes, however because of some nutcases who just manipulate people for power and money, you shouldn't dismiss all religious texts, they are all highly interesting and feature a lot of things which reflect the world heavily today.
Pay not attention to the rules laid down in religious texts, but the metaphors which resonate today. It’s not about if Jesus or Mohammed peace be upon him where around 2000 or so years ago, what is written and the lessons inside the holy books which are important.
In the same way we must question all scientific evidence, no matter how conclusive the facts are. Who did the research to find this, where there others, who funded this research and can we trust those people who did.
If a scientist comes with evidence to show that indigenous African people are less intelligent that Western Caucasian people, shows hard fact and evidence, do we not look at who this man is, can we trust him and most importantly who funded him and what are their intentions?
Don't just blindly trust people always question everything you see. We can all see this western society especially but many cultures around the whole are totally f***ked up! Never be afraid to question why!