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The great religious con trick

Discussion in 'Culture & Religion' started by Dawkinsrocks, Jan 19, 2014.

  1. Dawkinsrocks

    Dawkinsrocks Well-Known Member

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    At the start of the 20th century a couple of guys travelled around the US selling bottles of coloured water

    One was pink and one was blue

    They told people that the blue stuff would make pregnant women give birth to a boy and the pink a girl

    And here's the genius part

    They said that if it doesn't work the customer could have their money back

    And as they were right fifty percent of the time they made a fortune

    Religion is exactly the same

    It is sold -yes literally sold- to people with the promise that if you drink it you will go to heaven

    Worse still, if you don't you will go to hell

    In this case nobody can come back and ask for a refund because the genius of this fraud is you only find out if it works after you have died

    But in principle religion and the sale of coloured water are identical

    False hope for suckers at a price that makes the vendor rich
     
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    Aus22 Well-Known Member

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    no major religion promise you if you join you will go to heaven. You must live a good life first.
     
  3. Dawkinsrocks

    Dawkinsrocks Well-Known Member

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    Yes, as part of the control over poor idiots the inventors of religion have said 'give us your money, do as we say and you will get presents'

    Obviously in the weird flavour of religion you have chosen this good life includes fucking little boys, selling babies, burning people at the stake, cannibalism, larceny, money laundering and transvestisism
     
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    Aus22 Well-Known Member

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    The Religions I was referring to were the Catholic, The Orthodox and Mainstream Protestant. While people of these religions sometimes commit crimes , no one is guarantee heaven
     
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    Dawkinsrocks Well-Known Member

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    Sometimes?

    The catholic church is an industrial processor of paedophiles

    Funny how homophobic it is when most of its priests are gay

    But then most Catholics are very poor badly educated people who will swallow anything
     
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    Do you guys just feed off each other?

    You sure take a lot of interest in trying to disprove something you already don't believe in ...

    Your loss.
     
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    How is that different from the way you think Government should function?
     
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    Dawkinsrocks Well-Known Member

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    Simple

    Government does exist and you do get presents. God doesn't and you don't

    With government you get education and roads and all the other stuff you right wingers benefit from whilst decrying
     
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