I do think it's important though, to remember a lot of bad has been done in the name of religion. That doesn't make the followers to blame, or even some of the beliefs - believe it or not as an atheist I live by many of the things Jesus said. I know you're right? lol I I identify with the message not the institution nor the claim he was divine.... but I digress lol
My point is it's often not the core beliefs that are the issue (minus homosexuality ) it's the interpretation and how people choose to hide behind that.
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05-03-2012 20:53 #361
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05-03-2012 20:56 #363
I got the impression FITB was suggesting she'd be happy if RELIGIOUS EDUCATION IN PUBLIC SCHOOLS was eradicated, not religion itself.
Anyway, I, personally, have no issues with people filling in that they are whatever religion if they do practice that particular religion. The only thing I hate though, is a lot of people go, "Oh... well, I was baptised as XYZ when I was a baby, so I'll choose that." Despite never having been to church since. Despite not living a lifestyle that goes alongside that religion. Despite knowing jack about whatever religion they've just said they're subscribed to.
I filled in our census form, and I TOLD DP I was filling him in as "No Religion," because although he was Christened as a baby, he is in no way religious and to fill it in otherwise would be misleading.
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05-03-2012 20:58 #364
You know, going by all the tales I hear about Jesus and how he was a bit of a hippy type dude... I think he'd vote Greens if he was voting today and was choosing one of the larger parties.
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05-03-2012 21:02 #365
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05-03-2012 21:08 #367
Please show me where I asked you to abandon your 'faith'?
I don't believe I am being hurtful
I do believe you are missing my point.
It hurts me that my kids have to be segregated from their friends, their peers for half an hour once a week for a Religious Indoctrination session to be held.
Can you see my hurt.
I'm asking you to keep your faith.
I'm requesting 'religon' (which I think everyone agreed - all 'christians' aren't 'christians' - it is too broad) ...be kept out of my PUBLIC SECULAR school and my close friends marital status.
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05-03-2012 21:10 #369
I've never heard that line at any wedding, but have already said how our Priest feels about it. Also, the Priest who baptised dd is ex-army, and a single dad. He became Catholic later in life.
05-03-2012 21:12 #370
I'm the one who brought up gay marriage as an example of how religion can affect people. Kinda sorry I did now.
How about a different example that doesn't directly affect Australians? The aids epidemic and the catholic church's stance on condoms.
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