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More proof that religion rots your brain

  1. Mark Knowles profile image61
    Mark Knowlesposted 4 years ago

    http://wp.me/p2Jz2C-fS

    Atheist jailed for "insulting religion," in Egypt.

    1. Disappearinghead profile image82
      Disappearingheadposted 4 years agoin reply to this

      It's not really proof of brain rot Mark across the entire span of humanity is it. If it proves anything, it proves that a certain section of Egyptian society interpret atheism as apostasy. Nothing more.

      1. Mark Knowles profile image61
        Mark Knowlesposted 4 years agoin reply to this

        The last man jailed in the UK for "blasphemy" was jailed in 1921. Not so terribly long ago. wink

        I can cite a few more examples in recent history if you want..... big_smile

        1. Any Other Voice profile image61
          Any Other Voiceposted 4 years agoin reply to this

          This is amusing... Mark, you should realize at this point that despite the fact that you can google a few fascinating historical snippets, trying to accuse anyone else of the same traits (much less a whole group of people aka anyone who follows a religion) is illogical, presumptuous, and condescending. I hope you realize how inevitably limited your statement sounds (maybe try reading it again).

          Percentages are the ammunition of the public, tolerance is the shield of the wise.

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      AntonOfTheNorthposted 4 years agoin reply to this

      Hi Mark,

      While we may not agree on some things, on this I support you completely.  Very sad state of affairs.

      cheers

  2. janesix profile image60
    janesixposted 4 years ago

    That's not religion. That's politics.

    1. Mark Knowles profile image61
      Mark Knowlesposted 4 years agoin reply to this

      What's the difference?

    2. Paul Wingert profile image80
      Paul Wingertposted 4 years agoin reply to this

      Unforunatley, church/states still exist in this age of information. The Middle East comes to mind and they could do so much better for their country and people if they get out of their Bronze Age mentality.

    3. A Troubled Man profile image60
      A Troubled Manposted 4 years agoin reply to this

      From the link...

      “We cannot stress enough that this prosecution and sentencing stands against international human rights treaties. Egyptian law has found Saber guilty, not of hate speech of inciting hatred, not of malicious comment against any individual, but simply because his beliefs do not conform to the majority religion. "

  3. janesix profile image60
    janesixposted 4 years ago

    maybe you have a point there

  4. safiq ali patel profile image68
    safiq ali patelposted 4 years ago

    And the cheerful news is that time rots the body and mind. And eventually the body dies too. Then what if there is no religion. We come to an end. All over and finished. There is nothing after death. Is that what's been said here.

    1. Castlepaloma profile image30
      Castlepalomaposted 4 years agoin reply to this

      Are you coming to the 400th End of the World Party?

      I wouldn't miss it, for the world

    2. Mark Knowles profile image61
      Mark Knowlesposted 4 years agoin reply to this

      Sorry you didn't understand. That was not what this was about - but - yes - we come to an end. Claiming to believe in a religion will not change that. Death is the end, my friend. Death is the end.

      1. Castlepaloma profile image30
        Castlepalomaposted 4 years agoin reply to this

        No one can imagination or have knowledge of an afterlife until they experience it, nor can anyone prove an after life dose not exist. Since nobody can honestly or factually knows, I prefer to feel a little happier with the story of the afterlife in it.

        People are untitled to their own personal illusion. When an ancient Religion illusionist  forces their delusion on others and enprision their freedom for it,  then jailed them for 3 years, mmm that is a problem. No one deserves to be jailed for the freedom of an options

        1. Mark Knowles profile image61
          Mark Knowlesposted 4 years agoin reply to this

          But - if you think everything gets taken care of after death it is not an issue - is it?

        2. Castlepaloma profile image30
          Castlepalomaposted 4 years agoin reply to this

          Mark
          You know I am not Religious,  Einstein said that there is no punishment for misdeeds or rewards for good behavior in afterlife

          Given atheism, nothing really matters since it’s not going to last. Why bother with religion and its negative effects of personal Gods, please don't imagine me with this group.

          What evidence against the afterlife is there? Or any overwhelming evidence in which will always cause doubt. Mark is sounds like some doubt, your over Given atheism, nothing really matters since it’s not going to last. So, again I ask you, why bother with religion and its negative effects? This focus on that doubt will be much greater than mine" I rid myself of my doubts by remembering that there is a valid reason for everything that happens". There is a reason why 90% think or believe in afterlife. We may not know the reason. Afterlife has thoroughly etched on to your belief system that it becomes impossible to think any other way. Banished, doubt we come to a  I agree with, knowing that leads to creative and inspired solutions far beyond what we  can believe or think is possible

          Spiritual and physical are not two separate dimensions of reality. I think of spiritual practice as a way of making my life work at a higher level and receiving guidance for handling my problems.  Accessing spiritual solutions means converting my inner thoughts and feelings from discord and disharmony to love

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        whoisitposted 4 years agoin reply to this

        Not going to argue the existence of a God but I would like to know how you know death is the end.

        1. Mark Knowles profile image61
          Mark Knowlesposted 4 years agoin reply to this

          It is a reasonable assertion wouldn't you say? Death is the end of life.

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            whoisitposted 4 years agoin reply to this

            I don't think death is the end of life, death creates new life.

            1. Mark Knowles profile image61
              Mark Knowlesposted 4 years agoin reply to this

              Death makes way for new life, but the old life is dead. Death is the End my friend.

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                whoisitposted 4 years agoin reply to this

                Its almost poetry.

              2. Castlepaloma profile image30
                Castlepalomaposted 4 years agoin reply to this

                Can an atheist believe in reincarnation? Is it "plausible?

      3. safiq ali patel profile image68
        safiq ali patelposted 4 years agoin reply to this

        For you mark maybe death is the end. I believe that tha sould goes on and eventually returns home to the almight maker...

        1. Mark Knowles profile image61
          Mark Knowlesposted 4 years agoin reply to this

          What sould is this?

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            Kathryn LJposted 4 years agoin reply to this

            big_smile  I see you decided to kick the hornets nest again!  However, I'm with you Mark, death is definitely the end.  Some people need to believe otherwise and sometimes that's sad.  Then you put on a thread like this, and it's amusing.

            1. aka-dj profile image77
              aka-djposted 4 years agoin reply to this

              I suppose you are on of the "fortunate" ones who has seen beyond the grave, to give such a definitive  reply.

              Good luck with that.

              The great news is, that if you are right, (and I do give you a very small odds that you are), then, we all have absolutely nothing to lose (or fear, for those that do). Therefore, a believer wins either way. big_smile

 
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