Send ’em to a religious school!
TED video here by Sharmeen Obaid-Chinoy
OMG Tildeb…..do you realize how suicide bombers are really made? Do your research! It’s quite devastating….brainwashed at a young age!
Comment by 4amzgkids — May 30, 2010 @ 9:02 am
Brainwashed… religious indoctrination… when telling children that something is so and just to believe it to be so seems to me to be a matter of degree rather than of kind. This process is how unjustified beliefs come to be viewed as true by children who don’t know any better because of the coercive power of authority rather than because of justified epistemology.
Comment by tildeb — May 30, 2010 @ 3:45 pm
Great video – shows up religion for what it really is – a tool to manipulate and control minds. It amazes me how people can be fooled into believing that there is an after life without requiring any evidence to prove it – that is a strong belief, strong enough to give your life up for it.
Imagine being so faithful to a religion that you would do that?
Crazy state of mind these religious people seem to have.
Such a waste.
Comment by misunderstoodranter — May 30, 2010 @ 3:18 pm
How revealing… to teach kids to memorize phonetically a language different than the one spoken because it’s supposedly ‘holy’ and supposedly the means by which god instructs people to be moral… like blowing up infidels! And the Dalai Lama tells us all religions share a common message (I’m still trying to figure out what that coded message must be)! It reminds me of Latin masses to keep the laity duly impressed with the ‘education’ of the priest caste. At least the southern baptists call it what it is… speaking (gibberish) in tongues. Funny how god always seems to have to stay hidden so much even from those who would like to believe.
Comment by tildeb — May 30, 2010 @ 3:53 pm
WHAT??? Latin was used as a universal language
Comment by 4amzgkids — May 30, 2010 @ 9:21 pm
Universal for whom?
Comment by tildeb — May 31, 2010 @ 8:17 pm
4amzkids – the point is here that these kids don’t know what they are saying, they do not understand what is being said, so how can they know what they are saying is moral, how can they learn what is being taught when they can not understand what is being taught? This is not a difficult argument, it doesn’t need to be confused by what was – it is about what is.
Comment by misunderstoodranter — May 31, 2010 @ 4:15 am
The Mass today is done mostly in English. The readings from the bible and the homily. Some still do music and responses in Latin but they are written as well in English for all to see. Most churches have changed to English in English speaking countries. There are tons of resources that show what the Church believes in each language.
And as far as your comments on speaking in tongues….the Catholic church believes this to be different languages….so the apostles received this ability to go out and teach the gospel to different speaking nations. The gibberish you speak of has to do with evangelical churches..they believe someone can receive this and no one will be able to understand it….now that is a hard one to swallow.
I just tried to show you why Latin was used. So many just assume they know the reason without the research. It’s quite disappointing.
Comment by 4amzgkids — May 31, 2010 @ 4:12 pm
I understand, 4. That’s why I’m poking fun at Latin’s use in mass and why it makes as much sense to an Inuit in the pews as speaking in tongues does for other southern baptists… very mysterious language… the speaker must be ‘plugged in’ to some nether world. It’s ALL very silly.
Comment by tildeb — May 31, 2010 @ 8:21 pm
“The gibberish you speak of has to do with evangelical churches..they believe someone can receive this and no one will be able to understand it….now that is a hard one to swallow. ”
All of it is hard to swallow – the churches of the world all use hard to swallow things to justify their silly beliefs – wine and piece of dried up bread anyone? holy water? incense burners, bells, rosary beads? crucifixes? his holyness the Pope?
How about a voodoo doll?
In science the things that are hard to swallow are found out pretty quickly and shot down in flames – this is why science has more value than religion.
Comment by misunderstoodranter — June 1, 2010 @ 5:17 am
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