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01 Apr 2012, 6:55 am

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Why do the religious and non religious care what the other believes?


Believers insecure in their faith are strengthened and bolstered when doubters and non-believers come to believe what they believe. On the other hand those who persist in doubting or disbelieving discredit their faith.

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01 Apr 2012, 8:57 am

Because the religious like to torture oppress and murder people and kick and scream about scientific advancements which stand to improve the lives of billions.


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01 Apr 2012, 10:32 am

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Because the religious like to torture oppress and murder people and kick and scream about scientific advancements which stand to improve the lives of billions.


Apparently you have not spent any time around American Conservative and Reform Jews.

You probably have Muslim fanatics in mind. These extremists are in the minority among the Muslims of the world. Most Muslims go about their daily business and do not hurt anyone. Unfortunately they rarely take their more extreme co-religionists to task.

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01 Apr 2012, 10:36 am

Because religious people keep trying to force other people to live in accordance with their belief.



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01 Apr 2012, 11:23 am

ValentineWiggin wrote:
Because the religious like to torture oppress and murder people and kick and scream about scientific advancements which stand to improve the lives of billions.


Gosh I hear this all the time the religious extreminist in any religion is very small I am a methodist no one in my church does that also athesit militants have done that too :jester:



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01 Apr 2012, 11:26 am

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Because religious people keep trying to force other people to live in accordance with their belief.


Jews don't do that. In fact most rabbis try to discourage people who would convert to Judaism and there is not such thing as Jewish evangelism. Jews do not try to go out and convert people.

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01 Apr 2012, 11:29 am

ruveyn wrote:
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Because religious people keep trying to force other people to live in accordance with their belief.


Jews don't do that. In fact most rabbis try to discourage people who would convert to Judaism and there is not such thing as Jewish evangelism. Jews do not try to go out and convert people.

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That's true Judaism isn't evangelical but christianity and Ilsam is when people attack religion they will attack the jewish faith as well.



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01 Apr 2012, 11:31 am

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That's true Judaism isn't evangelical but christianity and Ilsam is when people attack religion they will attack the jewish faith as well.


It is not easy to be Jewish.

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01 Apr 2012, 11:32 am

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That's true Judaism isn't evangelical but christianity and Ilsam is when people attack religion they will attack the jewish faith as well.


It is not easy to be Jewish.

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In deed it isn't easy to be christian at times either following a faith and making it apart of your life is a hard thing to do in the world we live in :jester:



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01 Apr 2012, 11:41 am

ruveyn wrote:
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That's true Judaism isn't evangelical but christianity and Ilsam is when people attack religion they will attack the jewish faith as well.


It is not easy to be Jewish.

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Why is that?

I think it's not easy being a Nazareth Baptist because you're constantly being preached to about how sucky your life is and it will only be better when you're dead.



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01 Apr 2012, 12:41 pm

Having a belief of any kind can be stressful even if you believe or dont.



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01 Apr 2012, 12:44 pm

Because religious folks (mainly christians in my country) are constantly trying to make everyone else live by their arbitrary and insane set of mral codes.


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01 Apr 2012, 12:54 pm

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Because religious folks (mainly christians in my country) are constantly trying to make everyone else live by their arbitrary and insane set of mral codes.


They are people like that but we are not all that way I don't believe in enforcing my faith on anyone and hate those that do that's why I'm no fan of fundies who I can't stand.



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01 Apr 2012, 1:20 pm

ruveyn wrote:
TM wrote:
Because religious people keep trying to force other people to live in accordance with their belief.


Jews don't do that. In fact most rabbis try to discourage people who would convert to Judaism and there is not such thing as Jewish evangelism. Jews do not try to go out and convert people.

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In my experience, most Jews are highly secular and engage in their religion not due to faith but due to culture.



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01 Apr 2012, 1:22 pm

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ruveyn wrote:
TM wrote:
Because religious people keep trying to force other people to live in accordance with their belief.


Jews don't do that. In fact most rabbis try to discourage people who would convert to Judaism and there is not such thing as Jewish evangelism. Jews do not try to go out and convert people.

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In my experience, most Jews are highly secular and engage in their religion not due to faith but due to culture.


That's pretty much how I am as well their are secular christians I engage in my religion because of my faith and culture.



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01 Apr 2012, 1:26 pm

Joker wrote:
TM wrote:
ruveyn wrote:
TM wrote:
Because religious people keep trying to force other people to live in accordance with their belief.


Jews don't do that. In fact most rabbis try to discourage people who would convert to Judaism and there is not such thing as Jewish evangelism. Jews do not try to go out and convert people.

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In my experience, most Jews are highly secular and engage in their religion not due to faith but due to culture.


That's pretty much how I am as well their are secular christians I engage in my religion because of my faith and culture.


Jews do it as an activity not related to faith.