Registered On: April 2, 2014
I seriously pity you.
The only person you’re capable for feeling pity for BI, is yourself. Now go and get help.
On faith, I tend to think share a view similar to BRI’s. It does give comfort to many, and if someone has been brought up in a faith, it must be as difficult to shake off later in life as it would be for any of us non-believers to turn to God.
That said, the stuff BPG posts, if he really believes it, seems closer to ISIS than Christianity.
On the scientific debunking of religion, those who have faith aren’t really bothered by the dinosaurs argument, or the stones or bones or DNA or whatever. That’s why their beliefs are called faith and not science, ie, they don’t rely on a scientific perspective/method for ‘truths’ to be revealed to them. I know it’s a bizarre position, and it collapses completely when you interrogate and press most people about what they believe and why, and just ends up in an unpleasant argument. But, it’s a daft world we inhabit.
However, when it comes to indoctrinating young people with religious belief, I think kids should be allowed to make up their own minds. Respect others beliefs, yes, but they should make up their own minds about it. Filling kids up with religion at the kind of age when they’re ready to accept anything adults tell them is most certainly a bad idea. Let them find a faith for themselves, should they ever want to.