If it were about capitalism it would be about religion...How can we pretend it is not when Christianity has no natural fight with any body...
For the same reason you abandon the idea of Santa Claus -- its childish, and for anyone to continue believing in such nonsense is deliberately deluding themselves. This doesnt mean you have to give up the concept of god, it just means its time to grow up and stop thinking life is like a fairytale.
Rejecting Christianity(or any religion for that matter) on the basis of your rejection of Christians would seem to be fallacious.
Not at all...You are what you preach...Your actions speak for you... What is true of all religions is that they are moral only to a point, they empower the more intelligent at the expense of the whole society which has contributed to the actual destruction of many societies, and in binding the people to the past, as religio means, they deny those people the essential freedom to face their futures with power...
No one thinking of the needs of their people would ever destroy their ability to react to any situation that may arise, but religion, organized religion is of that class of behavior practiced by opportunists, who see in the labor of the many their freedom from labor... They think the past is naturally reflected in the future when it is not, because conditions are forever changing, and outside influences along with the natural injustice found in Hierarchal societies demand change...Religion is an impediment to thought, and to freedom of action, and democracy, and as reconstructo says, the idealism we see in politics is but a sham religion.. The result is the same, so the product defines the process...
Wow Fido You seem to see things close to how I see them. Does anyone else share this point of view as well?
I do not think that all religous people are this way, but I do believe that religions do not go all the way with morals and they have also preached imorality as well with some of their beliefs. I do think that alot of religous people are loving and caring but are blind to the truth.
I may be wrong but from my research I have come to wander if the first christians may have shared some of the philosophers points of views. I think that the therapeutae may have been the first to share the christian point of view.
If you do a research you will see that vary early in christianity there were philosophers but they were later rejected by the cathlic popes. I believe that the state may of killed off most all of the true christain philosophers as they were preaching ecthics and were a threat to the ruleing elites.
Historians mention james the just I wander if he may have used the name of jesus in his parables teaching of ethics. I do know that this idea is probably far fetched but who knows what was possible back then.
The state may have realised that they were not able to kill off all of them and came up with a clever idea to confuse the people and give them what they wanted and allowed a state form of christianity that allowed every thing plus mythology but not the comeplete truth about ethics. This is 100% a hypothesis and is not a sure fact.
I sure would like to see you great thinkers prove this idea wrong or right.:detective: