Re: virus: Why religious?
Tue, 29 Oct 96 11:25:03 GMT

KMO wrote:

> On Mon, 28 Oct 1996 15:19:32 -0800 Richard Brodie
> <> writes:
> >Drakir wrote:
> >
> >>On the other hand, religions often restrict people in their actions,
> >>thus
> >>curtailing their enjoyment of life. I am an athiest because I
> >beleive
> >>in
> >>maximum freedom for everyone - religion goes against this belief, and
> >>so
> >>I must oppose it!
> >
> >I doubt you'd find much agreement from anyone religious that their
> >religion curtails their enjoyment of life. This is your simple
> >prejudice, and an inaccurate one.
> What's more, I doubt you'd find much agreement from anyone religious that
> their religion curtails their ability to exercise rational thought on any
> topic or to adopt valuable mental models that would improve their quality
> of life.
> Take care. -KMO

I realise this, and my only answer is that all people must have access to the
information which will allow them to make a fully informed decision on their
beliefs. I have thought very long and hard about what I believe, and reached
the conclusion by discussion with a number of friends, all of whom hold
many different forms of beleif. One thing that I have noticed (and I'm
going to get slammed here for generalising!) is that religious people will
not tolerate any argument against their beliefs, whether it be intelligent
and constructive, or not.

I beleive that if we were so supply people with sufficient information about
religion, and this whole God thing in general, then they would have to come
to the conclusion that religion does restrict freedom.

Richard Jones
"We are the New Breed,
We are the Future."