Message 21: Davin
> It is the use of religion as a justification for certain actions that
> is wrong. As I said earlier it is the biggest con the world has ever
> seen and this con is used to justify so many things and really to
> further the aims of a few people in power. To claim "I am doing this
> in the name of God" is flagrant use of false pretences to further
> ones own agenda and to seek justification for what has been done.
> Morality could be defined as goodness, and the opposite might be
> "badness" therefore it is not such a difficult choice. I think all of
> us know inherently what is good and what is bad.
As I already told you, I believe that theist morality is inherently
superior to atheist morality.
> Davin, nothing is at face value with the church, everything is
> designed to get people to convert to their religion. By showing a
> good face to the community, people think kindly towards the church
> and are more inclined to eventually join up. In the bible there is
> a specific command to go forth and spread the word. This is what it
> is all about.
Yes but so long as a person or organisation is doing good work, who
are we to criticise their motives?
> Do you too claim God is talking to you?
In a way, yes.
> Many bad things have been done in the name of religion and many good
> things too but the underlying factor is to force a point of view upon
As I have said, many bad things have been done in the name of science
too. Take chemical and biological (germ) warfare.