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Old 12-07-2011, 11:49 AM
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Default Re: Newtmentum! (David Weigel & Chris Moody)

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Originally Posted by miceelf View Post
I agree in general about comparing religions as a whole. I am much more comfortable comparing specific religious beliefs and practices.

Is female circumcision as bad as infant baptism seems different than the red/white curtains question.

Do Black people have souls, ditto.

But I'll bite. what place am I starting from and how does it differ?
Well, at the most basic level, you believe in God. You also believe that religion has some kind of connection to God. I don't believe in God. I think of religion as a cultural artifact. I think religion is interesting and rich and valuable but that value has nothing to do with the existence of God.

Also, I agree that some religious practices are abhorent and should be avoided at all cost.
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