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  1. mio cid profile image41
    mio cidposted 3 years ago

    http://s1.hubimg.com/u/9070444.jpg
    The old catholic man's explanation to those who were trying to make him  change to their religion,be it Jehova's witnesses ,Muslims.,Mormons ,or whichever was simple,"If I don't even believe in my own religion which is the one and only true one,how am I going to believe in yours?

    1. Sed-me profile image79
      Sed-meposted 3 years agoin reply to this

      Aw, I love that pic with that story.

      1. mio cid profile image41
        mio cidposted 3 years agoin reply to this

        It seems to me the world would be a better place if religion was embraced more with an open hand and less with a closed fist.

        1. Sed-me profile image79
          Sed-meposted 3 years agoin reply to this

          It's a lovely thought. smile

          1. mio cid profile image41
            mio cidposted 3 years agoin reply to this

            smile

        2. aka-dj profile image76
          aka-djposted 3 years agoin reply to this

          More like "It seems to me the world would be a better place if religion was embraced more with an open hand and less with an AK47."
          Or a bomb vest!

    2. profile image0
      Rad Manposted 3 years agoin reply to this

      Funny, he doesn't even believe his own religion. lol

    3. Jerami profile image73
      Jeramiposted 3 years agoin reply to this

      A person can trust his instincts that there is a creator and not trust their own description (and others)  of who or what this creator is. 
          Religions, from the beginning of recorded history have been trying to paint a picture of creator.
      I do not believe these pictures can capture a true essence of this creator.

        The old Catholic man said he didn't believe in his own religion.
         But,  did he say he didn't believe in his own perception of creator?

      1. Kathryn L Hill profile image81
        Kathryn L Hillposted 3 years agoin reply to this

        His smile explains a lot.

        1. profile image0
          Rad Manposted 3 years agoin reply to this

          You know of course is just a stock photo and they it says he doesn't even believe his own religion right?

          1. Kathryn L Hill profile image81
            Kathryn L Hillposted 3 years agoin reply to this

            Yeah, but he does look like the sort who believes in a magikal fairy tale god, right?!

            1. Jerami profile image73
              Jeramiposted 3 years agoin reply to this

              I think the word "Religion" is the key to beginning to try to understand his statement. don't matter is that is his actual picture or not.

        2. mio cid profile image41
          mio cidposted 3 years agoin reply to this

          It does, and you'll understand what he means if you focus on his  whole idea rather than on any given part of it.smile

    4. Ericdierker profile image65
      Ericdierkerposted 3 years agoin reply to this

      I never did meet an honest man who believed in a religion. It is a funny concept indeed. Like believing in a law book or something.
      But I have met many very good men that believed in their God. The subscript here is almost as enjoyable as the fine gents' cantankerous humor filled face.

      1. Disappearinghead profile image79
        Disappearingheadposted 3 years agoin reply to this

        Nice reply.  Religion kills the mind,  individualism, critical thinking,  self responsibility, and very very often other individuals of course. Religion dictates the definition of a creator which if one exists is an utterly absurd idea.  If there is a God then by all that we could ever hope that God to be,  he cannot possibly be anything like the image pushed by Christianity, Islam or Judaism.

        Belief in a creator can motivate an individual to become a model citizen full of all kinds of goodness.  Religion will seek to come in and screw that person up.

        1. Ericdierker profile image65
          Ericdierkerposted 3 years agoin reply to this

          D-Head, if we got ten believers together and said "let us build a school for these poor kids". I suppose we would form a religion to get organized. Clearly religion can be good. But we all know that sooner or later most likely a "Lord of the Flies" mentality would overcome the ten.

          1. EncephaloiDead profile image59
            EncephaloiDeadposted 3 years agoin reply to this

            And, we certainly couldn't muster getting together ten non-believers to do the same thing and forgo the need to form an organized religion, especially when religion has absolutely nothing to do with building schools.

            1. Ericdierker profile image65
              Ericdierkerposted 3 years agoin reply to this

              No -- with ten non-believers it would be a government and they would never get the church built ;-)

              1. EncephaloiDead profile image59
                EncephaloiDeadposted 3 years agoin reply to this

                That is actually a good thing, why would we want to build more churches, they already litter the landscape and do nothing more than propagate ignorance.

                1. Ericdierker profile image65
                  Ericdierkerposted 3 years agoin reply to this

                  Ooops I switched it from school to church, but I suppose you could say the same thing with the garbage schools are teaching --- that is if you were going all negative.

                  1. EncephaloiDead profile image59
                    EncephaloiDeadposted 3 years agoin reply to this

                    Most certainly, I would agree, stating schools are teaching garbage is very negative. smile

                2. mio cid profile image41
                  mio cidposted 3 years agoin reply to this

                  all I can say to you is Arnulfo Romero and  Mother  Teresa come to mind.And in the present day The theology of liberation found its way all the way up to the seat of St Peter.

 
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