Any time anything religious comes up in a thread, it will inevitably devolve into a debate on whether or not there is a God.
Personally, I do believe in a God,
Aww you fucking idiot. How dare you defame our wonderful earth with your nonsense. What an ass...
and I know half of you stopped reading here and are either writing your "you're a fool for believing in a Deity" posts or just walking away muttering "what an ass".
Believe it or not, there is such a thing as progressive religion. Just because the current iteration of the whatever-your-holy-text-is is misogynist, encourages the use of slaves or whatever, doesn't mean we're all going to hell for allowing women to have equal rights, allowing gay marriage or enslaving the "heathens". Numerous times is it stated to love thy neighbour, and not to judge, yada yada yada.
Well, I'm not sure who was arguing against that, but my problem with this sort of thing is 1) where, then, do you get your religion (if not from your holy books) and 2) why not just have those things without religion? I am, of course, very happy that you are a "progressive" religious theist rather than a more traditional one, but I still fail to see the logic.
Regarding terrorism, there are extremists in every faction. In ye olden thymes, the church had a fuckload of power and everyone was taught that God's rule according to that day's iteration of the Bible/whatever was absolute and you were worth nothing if you didn't follow that rule.
Eh. Fair enough. Though there are surprisingly few Atheist Extremists, since we're godless heathens with no morals and all.
Just as some of you can't fathom the idea of some "mystic man in the sky" setting everything in motion, religious people can't fathom things just deciding to come together, explode and create shit. The logic flows both ways.
Well, not really, but oh well. I'm just happy you're not a raging dickhead