One World Religion Will Solve All The World's Problems

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05 Jun 2010, 11:19 am

One religion wouldn't solve anything because everyone's needs are different.


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05 Jun 2010, 11:27 am

The Catholics already tried a centuries-long experiment as a one-world religion.

The experiment FAILED.



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05 Jun 2010, 11:48 am

That sounds like the Bahai faith :) . They advocate a world theocracy for all the religious but exclude all Atheists :lol:



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05 Jun 2010, 1:04 pm

Assuming this is serious, the creators of this need to check out European history. Thousands of years of one religion, one skin color, and cultures so similar you'd be hard-pressed to slide a piece of paper in between - and thousands of years of finding other excuses to kill one another...


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05 Jun 2010, 1:11 pm

DeaconBlues wrote:
Assuming this is serious, the creators of this need to check out European history. Thousands of years of one religion, one skin color, and cultures so similar you'd be hard-pressed to slide a piece of paper in between - and thousands of years of finding other excuses to kill one another...


For real, it's not a think tank but a thunk tank. :nerdy:



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05 Jun 2010, 1:46 pm

Good idea in theory, but somehow I'm guessing a think tank isn't exactly what people were hoping for in the second coming...



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05 Jun 2010, 2:12 pm

I smell bad satire!


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05 Jun 2010, 2:39 pm

Dont forget to combine them with atheism which is like the factor zero in multiplication.



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05 Jun 2010, 2:59 pm

dude just stop. everyone should be able tp practice any belief system, including those with non beliefs.


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05 Jun 2010, 4:07 pm

Or someone should start a worldwide campaign to teach people reason instead of religious dogma...

ohnowait that already happened.



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05 Jun 2010, 4:14 pm

ruveyn wrote:
mjs82 wrote:
Was reading on McCuthrie's thinktank webpage today that if there was only one religion then there would be no conflict in the world, so their plan is the following:

They want to combine Islam, Christianity, Judaism, Shinto, Buddhism, Confuscism, Atheism, Hinduism, Mormonism, Scientology, Paganism and Judaism into one religion. Jesus would be god, Mohammed would be his son, Moses would be his grandfather and the other guys would all be like their disciples so then there'd be no trouble in the world.

Thoughts?


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05 Jun 2010, 5:04 pm

The problem with this theory is that religion is not the root of the problem, it is merely the mechanism by which the root problem is given voice.

The root problem is tribalism. My people are better than your people because _______.

It matters not whether the, "because," is religious, linguistic, ethnic, racial, national or just plain irrational. It will always be: "me against my brother; me and my brother against our cousin; me and my cousin against the stranger."


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05 Jun 2010, 5:57 pm

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QTF (I knew I'd get a chance to use that some day!)

Unless you meant to say "QFT" which stands for "Quoted For Truth" I'm unfamiliar with that acronym.



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05 Jun 2010, 6:14 pm

visagrunt wrote:
The problem with this theory is that religion is not the root of the problem, it is merely the mechanism by which the root problem is given voice.

The root problem is tribalism. My people are better than your people because _______.

It matters not whether the, "because," is religious, linguistic, ethnic, racial, national or just plain irrational. It will always be: "me against my brother; me and my brother against our cousin; me and my cousin against the stranger."


I share your opinion. Religion is just a motivation for people to gang up against each other. Monkeys do it. Humans did and still do it. It s a price of being a social and intelligent animal.



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05 Jun 2010, 7:28 pm

mjs82 wrote:
Was reading on McCuthrie's thinktank webpage today that if there was only one religion then there would be no conflict in the world, so their plan is the following:

They want to combine Islam, Christianity, Judaism, Shinto, Buddhism, Confuscism, Atheism, Hinduism, Mormonism, Scientology, Paganism and Judaism into one religion. Jesus would be god, Mohammed would be his son, Moses would be his grandfather and the other guys would all be like their disciples so then there'd be no trouble in the world.

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Do you have a link to the site? My default assumption for something like that is that it must be satire.


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05 Jun 2010, 7:41 pm

Orwell wrote:
mjs82 wrote:
Was reading on McCuthrie's thinktank webpage today that if there was only one religion then there would be no conflict in the world, so their plan is the following:

They want to combine Islam, Christianity, Judaism, Shinto, Buddhism, Confuscism, Atheism, Hinduism, Mormonism, Scientology, Paganism and Judaism into one religion. Jesus would be god, Mohammed would be his son, Moses would be his grandfather and the other guys would all be like their disciples so then there'd be no trouble in the world.

Thoughts?

Do you have a link to the site? My default assumption for something like that is that it must be satire.


I think the Think Tank is made up. I tried googling it and this thread is the only relevant result I got.