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Proliferation of Religion

from Otter - Monday, May 12, 2003
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Give me your ideas!

I want to see your views on the proliferation of religion. Take the group we all came from. It started by one man who couldnít fit into society, couldnít make a living. He saw an opportunity & took it. He proclaimed himself to be a prophet. A whole new group was born. Today at large, there are so many similar groups, all saying that they are the only true ones & everyone else is going to hell unless they are saved by either adhering to their beliefs or getting saved by them. Face it; itís not just the new groups that say it.
A group is born, they grow a bit; they need powerful & influential people to back them. The more power they have the more of a chance that they will become a recognized religion. Look at all the big religions in the World. They all started off small. If it wasnít for the zeal of their followers & the time in history when killing was more accepted, they probably would have fizzled out. I do believe if the Family was in the 6-14 century & they had big backing, there would probably be big crusades with swords in order to force people to believe their way.
They (unfortunately for them) live in an era when they have to abide by the rules of a more civilized society. Good for us, in that we werenít subject to more abuse & forced to expand their beliefs even more viciously.
I donít expect others to share my views. Iím just a bit pissed off on how so many different groups believe they are the right ones & will cram down your throat (if you let them) all sorts of shit. Why donít people see how much society has suffered through history at the hands of religious bigots. Whole civilizations have been wiped out. The Family is just another group trying to influence as many people as they can & get as much power as they can for their own ends.

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from frmrjoyish
Friday, May 23, 2003 - 13:01


I believe that it takes a certain type of people to join these groups, well, maybe two.  I think there are some people who start out genuine and then there are the losers who can't hack it in the real world and this is their escape.  Most of TF is comprised of the latter, oh, lets not forget all the pedophiles and other perverts who have found thier "shangrila", lots of nice, ripe, and, unsuspecting kids: a virtual buffet!

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from xhrisl
Friday, May 23, 2003 - 04:58


I have to agree with you Joe---seems like the gene-pool could use a good dose of clorine.

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from Joe H
Monday, May 12, 2003 - 20:17


It's times like these when we must return to Joe's fundamental principle of human behaviour:  "People are idiots"

More Joeisms to come later

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