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GUEST,John MacKenzie BS: Another View of Religion (191* d) RE: BS: Another View of Religion 18 Mar 11

I'm not intolerant of religion or religious views, just don't understand them.
Mind you, getting someone to believe in something they can't see, is a neat trick.
Don't get me wrong, (unless you want to) I admire many christian people, and yes that's with a small c, as it's an attitude of mind to be admired, even if the belief is improbable.
Watched part of a programme last night about 2 families, thrown out of the Amish sect, for "Transgressions", and was disgusted by the fact that they are given a bible in a Germanic language that they can't read, and forbidden to read it in English. I thought that was sorted out long time ago.
They joined another church, that believed if mould grew in your house after it had been shut up for a certain number of days, you had to demolish the house, burn the bits, and start again.
Don't get me started on the religions where women are treated as goods and chattels, and definitely second-class citizens!
So many people seem to say they have "found" religion, like they'd found a dollar bill. Often to people like that, religion is like a crutch to a one legged man, it fulfils a need that they didn't know they had, till they fell over.
Your religion is to me, like your sexual preferences, please keep it to yourself. Don't go round proclaiming 'I got religion', you don't do that when you catch syphilis, do you?
Enjoy it, feel secure in it, but it's personal.

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