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  1. I couldn’t agree with you more. Organized religion is an absolute joke.

    but the very concept of a god or preordained purpose.

    But let’s go with this one. There is no God and no purpose for anything whatsoever…

    Please tell my why there is a need to have a conversation about whether something has no purpose, if nothing has any purpose?

    Did you know that saying there are no absolutes is a contradiction in itself?

    Just curious.

    • Thanks for commenting here! At first, I’d like to ask if you are replying to anything in specific? You are right about me thoughts on religion, but I’m curious how you got that impression from this site. I haven’t written anything specifically about religion here yet. If this is meant as a general inquiry regarding my views on the subject (possibly based on my writings elsewhere) then I welcome this! The reason I have comment threads on the home pages of all the sub-sites here (comics.lehoism.net, drawings.lehoism.net, and so on) and other pages here that do not contain a piece of artwork or other singular content, is to encourage
      a general discussion board regarding anything related to me or my site. Look at it as a sort of discussion board but in a different format.

      In any case, to the point. My opposition is not only toward organized religion but toward faith itself. I am also in opposition to the idea of preordained purpose, but not toward individual views on purpose. In other words, I have my own ideas about what is purposeful and what is not, based on what I find to be interesting and important to spend your time on, but I don’t have any reason to think that things are purposeful because someone or something outside of me has decided that it should be so. In conclusion, there’s no purpose “out there” (whatever that would mean), but that doesn’t mean I can’t have a discussion about things which seem purposeful and worthy of attention to me.

      I’m keenly aware of and much amused by contradictions arising in such absolutes. For the record, I don’t hold the view that there are no absolutes. I simply do not see any reason to believe that any conceived principle should be given a status of absolute certainty. This is an empirically informed standpoint. I have never heard a convincing argument for the absolute certainty of any proposition, and I have a very hard time imagining how such an argument could be formed, though I do not view any such argument as absolutely impossible (as this would be contradictory).

  2. is that an individual is enttlied to his own religion and shouldn’t be judged by extremists. However, anyone who would design society to fit their religious beliefs either at the point of a gun or with specious morality claims can count himself no better than any other tin pot fascist.We all need justification for our behavior. Insanity seems to find in fundamentalism a broad and easy channel in which to flow. It is an interesting coincidence that God’s desires always seem to jibe with those of his true believers.Thank you for your feedback.

  3. I have a bit of a hard time understanding if this is in reply to anything specific I’ve said since it’s posted on the front page and not as a comment to any specific post, maybe you saw that religion was discussed here already between me and another commentator right above? I’m not complaining, I welcome the discussion, I guess I’m just a bit confused, especially since your comment seems to start mid-sentence, the beginning seems to have disappeared. Anyway, to the point.

    Individuals are certainly entitled to their own views, in a democracy people are allowed to think and feel anything, I certainly would never advocate thought control. However, I do think that all the major religions stand for some absolutely repulsive values and that these things are not just the inventions or badly justified interpretations delivered by the extremists (as some would argue) but that they are essential parts of these religions. Getting a bit more concrete, I think it inevitable that at the heart of Christianity lies some truly sickening views about humanity. Because of this, those who choose to align themselves with these belief systems are responsible, to a certain extent, for the things that the extremists stand for. Not because members of a movement are always responsible for the extremists, but because many of the things that extremist Christians (or Muslims or extremists of any other religion) stand for are things that are traceable to their religious texts and traditions. These are things that can not be separated from these religions. The extremists are in a sense the most intellectually honest: they truly take their religious traditions seriously. Moderates tend to ignore things that they disagree with, things that they find repulsive or incompatible with modern values. This is of course a good thing in a sense, but it also means that they are not really in any sensible way representatives of the religions they claim to stand for. This is a problem not only from an intellectual viewpoint, it also gives undeserved legitimacy to some sickening philosophies (those of Christianity, Islam, Judaism and other religions) so that it becomes harder to speak truly about what those philosophies really advocate. The debate about these religions should be focused on what appalling things are advocated for in their “holy books” and how we can see the effects of these religious views in the actions of those who take their religions seriously (the extremists or fundamentalists), but this becomes difficult because those with more sympathetic views on religion can evade this debate by pointing to the moderates and say “look, religion isn’t so bad, those guys over there are not causing any harm!”. It’s a bit like if we couldn’t speak about the appalling views on humanity found in racist ideology without someone saying “look, racism isn’t so bad, those racists over there are moderate, they’re not beating up any immigrants, their views aren’t causing any harm!”. The Klu Klux Klan, to take an extreme example, claims their “philosophy” is based on love, but it doesn’t matter what they claim about their own views. Anyone can clearly see that the fundamentals of their beliefs are appalling and hateful, and the same goes for any reasonable interpretation of Christianity and Islam and most of the other big religions.

    Finally, I’d like to briefly state that this case is not limited to those particular religions, I’d argue that at the core of the very idea of religion (which I define, minimally, as some belief in a being or force as the source of purpose and meaning which exists outside ourselves, outside the values and meanings we create for ourselves) lies a philosophy hostile to humanity, but this point would take too much time to elaborate on here and I’ve probably written too long of a response already. I hope you see this and get back to me about your views, sorry for the delay in approving your comment and responding to it, I’m not used to getting real comments here so I almost missed yours in the flood of spam I have to delete every now and then… :-)

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