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One of the complaints leveled against
me is, "Oh, Bill, ]rou‘ re such a
meanie. Why do you have to go after
religion? It gives people comfort; it
doesn* t hurt anything." Okay, well,
other than most wars, the Crusades,
the Inquisition, if 1 1, arranged
marriages to minors, blowing up
girls' schools, the suppression of
women and homosexuals, fatwas,
ethnic cleansing, honor rape, human
sacrifice, burning witches, suicide
hookings, condoning slavery, and
the systematic ******* of children,
there' s a few little things I have a
problem with.
Bill Maher
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User avatar #3 - mikepetru (01/26/2014) [+] (12 replies)
Religion causes wars, just like pens write words, guns kill people, and women who get raped were asking for it.

Men like Bill Maher apparently believe people are not responsible for their own actions. It easier for men like him to believe there is one big easily recognizable enemy we must face because it's less scary. It's less scary than accepting the fact that many people are corrupt and that there are many people with many varying degrees of corruption. He believes that society is naturally good and that were it not for social constructs such as religion, there would be no bad in the world. He wants to believe this because he is filled with so much fear about what man is capable of that the only way he can sleep at night is by finding an easily identifiable enemy to pin his fears upon. If he's focused on glaring at a priest as he walks by a church, he can ignore the shady-looking man in the alley he is walking by, because he already KNOWS who the real enemy is. In this situation, he feels some sense of control over his destiny. Everything has been pre-determined for him. The priest is the clear and present danger, so the shady man goes unnoticed. Bill Maher is afraid to live in a world of free choice. He would prefer a world where everything has already been set in stone, a world where he wouldn't have to accept that men are free to do as they will and that you cannot know what might happen to you minutes, hours, or years from now. A world where he is master of his fate, where he has complete control and/or knowledge of his destiny. For a man who seeks to dispel the existence of God/s, he seems to really want some overriding power in the universe controlling his fate. Men like Bill Maher are so deluded that it is pathetic.
#10 - blastauros (01/26/2014) [-]
The Crusades were fought because Jerusalem was rich with resources that people wanted. The inquisition was ages ago and is hardly relevant to modern times. 9/11 wasn't because of religion. Arranged marriages are cultural. Suppression of homosexuals and women are just from ignorance, not necessarily religion. Many religious people support them. Ethnic cleansing can happen for other reasons like the Rwandan genocide. Also, the Jews were killed because the Nazis wanted scapegoats. They would have killed anyone to serve that purpose. Human sacrifice was like the ancient Mayans I'm fairly sure but if it is a modern religious practice I agree it's stupid. Burning witches is also completely irrelevant nowadays. There can be suicide bombers for purposes other than religion but I'll agree with this one too. Slavery was cultural and the backbone for the southern economy. Not all child rapists are religious but I agree with this one.

I'm atheist but some of these are awful reasons for attacking religion
User avatar #24 - mattdoggy (01/27/2014) [+] (5 replies)
>Most wars: most wars are political, no major religion says go kill others
>Crusades: A response from the west after eastern tribes took a bunch of land and threatened the last of the Eastern Roman empire. Religion wasn't the cause or influence in any way. It was political and economical
>Inquisition: Political purges mixed in with idiots anti Islam/Jewish ideas. Not religiously inspired, idiot inspired.
>9/11: Extremists/Terrorists who are more of a gang than a religious order. Not religion inspired.
>Arranged marriages to minors: cultural and social values, not religious ones.
>blowing up girls schools: Culture and social ideas
>Suppressing women and homosexuals: most major religions have nothing but respect for women, it is mostly cultural values that keep them down. Most religions preach tolerance and love and not to hate homosexuals.
>fatwas: not sure what he means by that?
>ethnic cleansing: culture
>honor rape: culture and social, their religion outlaws it
>human sacrifice: not one major religion practices that other than some crazy Hindus
>burning witches: not one major religion practices that
>suicide bombings: extremists who are shunned by the major sects of the religion, their religion outlaws it.
>condoning slavery: cultural. most religions outlaw it or have rules to set the slaves free, excludes Hindus
>banging kids: not accepted by most any major religion. Islam maybe accepts it but i'm not really sure about it. Hindus too and maybe Mormons

The problem is people and their screwed up ways, the religions for the most part of sound if people would actually follow them.
#30 - twofreegerbils (01/27/2014) [-]
Religion is just a means to end.

Almost all of those things would have happened anyways.

New Testament Christianity would not allow for any of those things to happen, if followed to a T.
#33 - Ruspanic (01/27/2014) [-]
Half of that **** ended hundreds of years ago.
The other half applies mainly to one particular religion.

There's a right way and a wrong way to do religion.
User avatar #37 - imakejewburgers (01/27/2014) [-]
I'm all for not being religious, I generally dislike religion and my opinion of religious people tends to be lower for a few reasons including their general hypocrisy and refusal to face reality, but this is pretty ******** post. Religion doesn't cause these, it just gives an excuse or a channel for the general cruelty violent tendencies of humans to manifest itself.
User avatar #34 - captainfuckitall ONLINE (01/27/2014) [-]
"All religion is bad, and to prove it I'm gonna use examples only prevalent in Monotheistic Religions, totally ignoring the thousands of years of Pantheistic religions prior to that"
#27 - anonymous (01/27/2014) [-]
Nobody said you can't be a dick to people who have actually done those things. If you find someone that was involved in any of those things by all ******* means put them down. But let's get real, how many religious people even condone ANY of those things at all? Not a lot, not anywhere close to a majority. That's why they're called extremists, they're extreme and not common by any stretch of the word.

You're just using a cheap excuse to be a dick.
#23 - kanedam ONLINE (01/27/2014) [-]
whenever i see this whole dumb religion vs atheist discussion that basically is just a us-rednecks against us-liberals spouting their ******** acting like they know **** about what goes on in the world.
User avatar #21 - mattdoggy (01/27/2014) [-]
so any action/group/creed that can cause pain/confusion/bad things unintentionally is now bad? So no more:
Fire/Police departments
Girl scouts
#16 - tck (01/27/2014) [+] (1 reply)
I group people who say, "religion causes war/rape/discrimination," in the same group as people who say, "videogames cause violence."
User avatar #13 - mylazy (01/27/2014) [+] (2 replies)
Do you think that there would be no war without religion? If so you are a fool. Without religion we would just be calling those what they actually were rather than using them to target something else. They were for power and land. The religion was just a tool charismatic people used to facilitate their desire for power. Religion itself need not be attacked for it, but instead the people who used it as a vehicle for their desire to harm others.
#11 - anonymous (01/27/2014) [-]
Liberals support religion -> terrorist enabling politically correct douches
Liberals don't support religion -> hypocritical freedom haters
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User avatar #35 - mostlyshits ONLINE (01/27/2014) [-]
Alright, lets make this one quick and to the point:
People will always find a reason to do horrible ****
they just use religion as a scapegoat
blame those people, not religion
User avatar #22 - megatrollinator (01/27/2014) [-]
Bill Maher is my ******* Idol
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