Religion vs discrimination

 

Religion is discrimination and intolerable for peace in the world. As a contracted teacher for registered institutions I was bound by a code of ethics to not discriminate against any person according to their gender, race, sexual preference or creed. However the first three are not things that people can change about themselves whereas the last one is definitely a choice by anyone. The reason it is included is a convenience to avoid the trouble caused by religious discrimination wherein people have made a choice and believing they are superior by that choice also having a right to demand it. Ironically for educational institutions this choice might include non belief in scientific evidence that dinosaurs once existed or that someone could return from the dead. Actually immaculate conception is now possible for scientists via cloning which means they are now God too. The New Internationalist magazine recently quoted 46 percent of Americans believe in creationism insisting dinosaurs are a figment of everyone’s imagination. I wonder if someone did stick a fossil up their bums that they could prove in a court that they were abused if the bone never really existed! But true spirituality is judged by compassion so I must accept these religious people in the same way they excuse other superstitious cultures – as a curiosity – and I will continue to attend Theological Societies to surround myself with people who are truly spiritual and not dogmatists.

Reasoningly Peter

9 thoughts on “Religion vs discrimination

  • June 11, 2013 at 10:04 am
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    You raise interesting points about the complexities of it all. Echumenism is probably part of the way forward as well as more honesty about experiences of faith and doubt, even phases of neither or no believe. Tolerance and peaceful dialogue should prevail.

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  • June 11, 2013 at 11:17 am
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    Interestingly ,when Jesus gave the identifying mark so people can recognize his disciples, he said they ” would have love among themselves “.
    He didn’t give a dogmatic discourse on a belief system.
    – john 13:-34-35

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  • June 11, 2013 at 11:59 am
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    I recently visited an amusement park in Cincinnati, Ohio, USA. There is a “Creationist” museum there. I did not go to it, but I did hear that it has dinosaurs in scenes hovering behind cavemen. I have read that some very fundamental Christian schools in America are teaching children to ask, “Were you there?” when someone disagrees about the age of the Earth. That’s crazy. Personally, I am not one of the 46% who believes in Creationism. Thanks for sharing your thoughts.

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  • June 11, 2013 at 7:06 pm
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    “Religion has convinced people that there’s an invisible man … living in the sky. Who watches everything you do every minute of every day. And the invisible man has a list of ten specific things he doesn’t want you to do. And if you do any of these things, he will send you to a special place, of burning and fire and smoke and torture and anguish for you to live forever, and suffer, and suffer, and burn, and scream, until the end of time. But he loves you. He loves you. He loves you and he needs money.”

    ― George Carlin

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  • June 11, 2013 at 7:32 pm
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    Very well said/written.

    Be Well.
    S

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  • June 24, 2013 at 2:20 pm
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    If you don’t love ,your off to a bad start.I Believe if you judge you are judged,and you reap what you sow.We all need to be for each other,but i am just a simple common person.When we die we shall see the truth.I think there was and still are life form’s we are unaware of,but then again who am i to say.

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  • July 3, 2013 at 8:19 pm
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    This is pretty much my point of view on this put very succinctly. Have been trying to sum it up adequately for a while and you’ve sort of nailed it for me. Cheers Pete.

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  • September 3, 2013 at 12:46 am
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    It is unfortunate that most of the ‘Christian crazies’ live in the U.S.A. and give the rest of us a bad name.I like Jesus…alot…it’s a large number of his friends who worry me…

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  • March 15, 2015 at 5:49 pm
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    You said:
    “The New Internationalist magazine recently quoted 46 percent of Americans believe in creationism insisting dinosaurs are a figment of everyone’s imagination.”
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    I might add too, that on an average day, nearly 95% of Americans age 15 and over, are engaged in some sort of leisure activity, such as watching TV for 5.3 hours a day! Which in my opinion has contributed to this problem of lack of sympathy and the mass consumerism kicks which creates Greed among other things. TV helps them see the world through La La Land glasses.

    Plus when you’re closer to your food such as a farmer is, you have a greater respect for it too, consumerism and the need for convenience numbs us, as it keeps us from the truth ..
    The world is full of distractions to keep us away from thinking consciously. Its not until we turn off all the brainwashing and outside influences will we ever appreciate life.

    Love your ideas on these topics.. 🙂

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