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Religion does three things quite effectively: Divides people, Controls people, Deludes people. - Carlespie Mary Alice McKinney

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circle_of_life

Asked by circle_of_life at 6:05 PM on Oct. 16, 2010 in Religious Debate

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  • I think Organized religion does just that... That's the point of it all... However, personal religion is different, it's something of the heart, spirituality, and doesn't come with all the same strings and divisions...
    SabrinaMBowen

    Answer by SabrinaMBowen at 6:07 PM on Oct. 16, 2010

  • I would ammend that to ORGANIZED religion.
    Ati_13

    Answer by Ati_13 at 6:07 PM on Oct. 16, 2010

  • We were posting at the same time, Sabrina lol.
    Ati_13

    Answer by Ati_13 at 6:08 PM on Oct. 16, 2010

  • I agree with the first two posters 100%
    elizabr

    Answer by elizabr at 6:08 PM on Oct. 16, 2010

  • Religion, yes. Don't get that confused with faith though.
    MommaTurbo

    Answer by MommaTurbo at 6:08 PM on Oct. 16, 2010

  • I think it can bring people together. Politics often divides people.
    RyansMom001

    Answer by RyansMom001 at 6:09 PM on Oct. 16, 2010

  • I don't agree.

    My view is : People throughout history have used religion to do those things. Religion itself did not /can not do those things.. People use religion in order to do those things to others .
    pixie_trix

    Answer by pixie_trix at 6:10 PM on Oct. 16, 2010

  • I agree with you Sabrina. Although, I always thought about it as spirituality rather than personal religion, but same thing really.
    circle_of_life

    Comment by circle_of_life (original poster) at 6:11 PM on Oct. 16, 2010

  • Ryan's mom has a good point. Religion itself brings people together.... people often go to church JUST to be around other people of like minds. It's the politics between religions and the prejudice and nastiness between religions that divides.
    Ati_13

    Answer by Ati_13 at 6:11 PM on Oct. 16, 2010

  • Religion, yes. Don't get that confused with faith though.

    ^THIS. or.. People divide religion. People control religion. and People delude religion. :(
    dullscissors

    Answer by dullscissors at 6:12 PM on Oct. 16, 2010

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