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Is Christianity a healthy thing to believe in?

Religion is a form of slavery similar to that of George Orwells book 1984 (big brother and thought crime exist), God has said that you should kill homosexuals, witches, people of other faiths and disobedient children to name a few. You can not ignore the cultural relativism religion has, you only believe in your certain god because of the country you were born in and all the people who believe differently you believe you will go to hell and you love this man, do you not question that it is not a sin to beliveve whether something is true or not especially when many children are not even aware of Christianity do they deserve to burn in hell for eternity?! The relationship is that between a slave owner and slave as you believe you are owned and your only purpose is to serve your master, you are told to love your enemy and turn the other cheek (be ignorant), you are controlled by fear. the truth is irrelevant only "faith" is important. Religion played a very big role in the Nazi's uprising and many wars surely you can not say that this is healthy? It also says that slavery is okay in the old and new testament, even Jesus recommended beating your slaves. It also says to kill your family if they follow another belief. To worship a man who sends innocent people to hell just because their country believed in another religion and so they were not aware of the religion or because they were born a homosexual is immoral. I will not tolerate religion because religion will not tolerate me.

 

yes it is

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no it isn't

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5 points

First off, God has never told anybody to kill homosexuals. Man has told man to do such things. The Bible is written by man, it wasn't written by God.

Christianity is fine, eating at McDonald's is unhealthy.

Side: yes it is
AveSatanas(4442) Disputed
3 points

Crusades, inquisition, dark ages, witch hunts, ect. Death is pretty unhealthy if you ask me...

Side: no it isn't
Lynaldea(1231) Disputed
4 points

Damnit did you not understand the guys response? You must not have.

All that shit you mentioned are done by people whom have used religion, or Christianity, as a way to bring death upon people or suffering. Christianity did not do that. Those that believe in the extreme christian way, did that. Get your facts straight. Christian intent is not to bring sorrow amongst the human civilization. My proof you ask? Do not disregard the good of mankind. Question the indifference and extremist ways of religious people, not the religion itself.

Side: yes it is
warrior(1854) Disputed
1 point

The crusades where a defensive conflict amid at reclaiming the holy land from the Muslim invaders. Learn real history

Side: yes it is
warrior(1854) Disputed
1 point

And the dark ages where caused by the PAGIN BARBARIANS sacking Rome and destroy in most of its knowledge. What wasn't destroyed though was saved by the CATHOLIC CHURCH you like reading? Well the written Latin language (latter every written language in Western Europe notice how all western country's use the same alphabet) was SAVED by the CATHOLIC CHURCH YOUR WELCOME

Side: yes it is
1 point

I agree with your statement. ;'(

Side: no it isn't
Jamstamanify(41) Disputed
2 points

then why do you believe in anything the bible says? it could (well I say could) be a whole lot of bollocks, if one verse was written by man whi says the whole thing wasn't, especially when it says the world is flat, the world is 6000 years old and sorcerers exist and should be killed

Side: no it isn't
Thewayitis(4071) Disputed
3 points

Jamstamanify, Why do you believe anything that you read? Everything in print is a lie. We all know that lies are based on facts. This is because nobody recalls all details and the blanks need to be filled in. If ten people witnessed a car crash and where asked to describe the what happened, you would get ten different versions of these events. What would remain undisputed is that a car crash occurred. Details are irrelevant, Christianity is about Jesus. Not a flat world or who old the earth is.

Side: yes it is
Jamstamanify(41) Disputed
1 point

Leviticus 20:13 "If a man also lie with mankind, as he lieth with a woman, both of them have committed an abomination: they shall surely be put to death; their blood shall be upon them."

Side: no it isn't
Sitara(11082) Disputed
2 points

Stop twisting the Bible. That verse is about temple prostitution .

Side: yes it is
cakemallow25(79) Disputed
2 points

As Thewayitis said, the Bible was written by humans influenced by God. They obviously put their views in it, too. For example, if you were writing a book that could possibly influence everybody's lives in the future, you'll probably include a few things important to you like, in your case, it's okay to love another of the same gender. Obviously, in their times, that sort of thing was so bad, you'd probably get shunned by your family for declaring you were homosexual. The people writing the Bible thought that too and so included it. Jesus never said that it was terrible to be homosexual. He said that God was love and love was holy so why would he say that it was a bad thing and suddenly contradict himself?

Side: yes it is
Quocalimar(6469) Disputed
2 points

as 'Thewayitis' even said. The bible is written by people.

I could write a form of the bible that says don't eat rice because I dislike it, and if enough of it is good, people will believe.

Side: yes it is
Brainsikk13(80) Disputed
1 point

If I may add it is talking about the time when they were populating the earth. We are populated now. If fact we have more people on earth right now than we ever have and more people here now than all the people who ever died. So, acouple of homosexuals are really helping the over population.

Side: yes it is
Emperor(1348) Disputed
1 point

Yes, but we are not talking about what "god" says.

We are talking about Christianity, the religion that is based on the Bible, a book written several thousand years ago by desert dwellers.

That book is not healthy, and because Christianity is based off it, Christianity is not healthy.

Side: no it isn't
Thewayitis(4071) Disputed
1 point

Ponder on this. Christianity was around before the Bible was written, so how is it based on a book that wasn't written yet.

Side: yes it is

Ok, So I am an atheist. But I still believe that Christianity can be a healthy thing to believe in for people. Religion for most people help them a lot actually. Even though I'm not a fan of any religion really, I think that Christianity can be healthy. It just depends on how far a person goes with it. If they are one of those like 'Hardcore' Christians, then I don't really think that is very healthy. It makes them narrow minded and so absorbed in religion which can never be good. But for most, it helps them with their life, therefore causing it to be healthy.

Side: yes it is
3 points

It seems like someone is biased, as your argument has more holes than a number 9 sponge. however in response to some points

1: God commanded those things of the Jews, if you have a problem with that then take that up with the Jews.

2: Whether or not christianity had anything to do with the Nazi's is speculative and irrelevant, its a straw man. I may aswell condemn athiesm for Mao and Stalin who killed almost as many people as WW2 did.

3: Slavery in ancient Israel was not like common slavery that we know, it was a voluntary act and a safety net for the poor, much like a marriage or adoption.

http://godwords.org/posts.php?id=31

I could say more, however that should be sufficient for now

Side: yes it is
3 points

Absolutely Christianity is healthy to believe in, and more it's a great way to live our lives. Being a Christian means, being Christ like. Christ means ''messiah'' which means Savior. If everyone tried to help others, even save them from their horrible circumstances, like orphans, the hungry, the poor, the heartbroken, then how much more a better World would we live in? If we all implemented Jesus' ways by serving others and thinking less of ourselves then WOW! Christianity is being Christlike, so of course it is healthy to believe in and apply to your everyday life.

Side: yes it is
2 points

It doesn't teach people to blow them seves up or kill people like Islam or go turn you into a pretentious know it all like atheism while still providing believers with comfort, answers, and a moral code to live by. so idd say yes it's very healthy.

Side: yes it is
Sitara(11082) Disputed
1 point

Oh bullocks. Not all Muslims are like that. Maybe I should say that Catholics are pedophiles. That would be just as bigoted.

Side: no it isn't
warrior(1854) Disputed
1 point

Not really the Quran promotes jihad directly the bible never glorifies pedophiles. Look I know not ALL Muslims are like that and live peacefully with other religions. But according they'r profit they are heretics for doing so.

Side: yes it is
TheAshman(2299) Disputed
0 points

Islam has many followers who are law abiding citizens but there have been terrorists who connected themselves to the religion but this does not mean all Muslims are terrorists, Christianity is just as guilty of creating terrorists just look at Northern Ireland and there are just as many pretentious know it all Christians as there are Atheists.

Its no more healthy or unhealthy as any other religion.

Side: no it isn't
Omnesiah(165) Disputed
0 points

Islam doesn't request its followers to kill themselves or anyone else, its actually very similar to Christianity. Atheists aren't know it all's either they just voice their opinion on religion, and show their facts that tend to disprove allot of religious teachings. Any religion is healthy as-long as you don't let it go to your head. By the way there is a spell check and you should try to use correct grammar because sometimes its hard to understand what your saying.

Side: no it isn't
Srom(12206) Disputed
1 point

Islam doesn't request its followers to kill themselves or anyone else, its actually very similar to Christianity.

In the Koran it says to kill infidels or people who don't really believe in their god.

Also Islam and Christianity do say something about Jesus but they have more differences than similarities like Islam believes that Jesus never died on the cross or rose from the grave and that the whole thing is fake.

Christianity on the other hand believes that Jesus did die on the cross and rose from the grave and if Jesus didn't that the faith of Jesus Christ would be useless and a fraud.

Side: yes it is
2 points

Religion is a good thing for some people. It helps them discover who they really are.

Side: yes it is
Jamstamanify(41) Disputed
1 point

well it changes them and says that is who they are rather than discovering it

Side: no it isn't

There are healthy aspects of any belief just as there are unhealthy ones. A healthy belief which isn't found in Buddhism or hedonism for instance is "falling into" the chaotic world fully as an agent of responsibility.

Side: yes it is
2 points

Lets take a look at what Christianity teaches. Love thy neighbor that's a good lesson if everyone followed that there would be no more bigotry and a hell of lot less war, thou shall not kill okay anti murder that's good, thou shall not steal anti theft that's also good, thou shall not bare false witness against thy neighbor okay don't lie lying is bad, thou shall not commit adultery okay don't cheat on your spouse, thou shall have no god but me okay nothing harmfully there, honor thy father and your mother listen to your parents got it god, thou shall not covet, thou shall not worship false idols, hmmmmm I'm not seeing any thing bad or harmful here you guys must just be intolerant.

Side: yes it is
Jamstamanify(41) Disputed
1 point

you can pick the good bits out of Mein Kampf, maybe the parts about him being a Christian soldier who fought for justic and truth. It wouldn't make Hitler a good person.

Side: no it isn't
warrior(1854) Disputed
1 point

No because his actions dictated otherwise. Hitler claimed to be Christian but he did not act Christian.

Side: yes it is
Jamstamanify(41) Disputed
1 point

also you even edited the morals, it was if you don't honour your parents you will be stoned to death, that is the correct "moral". If you think that worshipping idols is bad you are saying all Hindus are bad people.

Side: no it isn't
warrior(1854) Disputed
0 points

The Ten Commandments tell us what we should and should not do they say nothing of punishment so no I didn't edit anything. And Hindus aren't "bad" they just believe in an untrue religion it's not really their fault. They where not shown the way of truth

Side: yes it is
2 points

Your facts are all wrong. Religion is what has founded many countries and set the basic rues for life, it also gives people a solid foundation for living

Side: yes it is
1 point

And to the creator of this debate I have a question. Is it wrong to love and honor thy father who has brought you apon this earth and given you all you have?

Side: yes it is
Elvira(3446) Disputed
2 points

That's specculation. You're stating a possibility as fact.

Side: no it isn't
Jamstamanify(41) Disputed
1 point

I don't believe that so it means nothing to me, it is like me saying "you are wrong because you don't worship Allah" It is wrong to worship a man who tells you to kill homosexuals though yes

Side: no it isn't
Omnesiah(165) Disputed
-1 points

Actually the human race has evolved for generations upon generations. God did not "place you" on this earth, Evolution has. Secondly, he has not given us "all we have" because you seize your own fate. Science has disprove allot of what the "holy bible" has to offer. Another reason i think its unhealthy to believe in it is because so many of the christian community assumes that they have the only opinion that's even plausible and insist on trying to impose it on people of other faiths.

Side: no it isn't
cakemallow25(79) Disputed
2 points

You can't disprove the Bible. You can put out the theories of evolution but you can't go back a few million years and prove it. I for one do believe in God and evolution, but I don't believe anyone has the power to just state that the Bible is wrong and atheists are right. No one is trying to insist on trying to impose Christianity on people of other faiths, you just take it that way. In fact, people just explain how their two things could co-exist or work. That is the whole science thing - working out what could've happened - but you can't actually link two things together and come up with an answer and then state you (as in general, not you) are right and anyone who thinks anything else is wrong. For example: substances react when put together due to the molecule layout etc. How do you know that that isn't true and that God makes chemical reactions happen because he doesn't approve of certain things being placed together? I don't believe that myself, but you never know.

Side: yes it is
warrior(1854) Disputed
0 points

God influenced evolution it's called Devine intervention or inelegant design. And we we gain what we have through our successes which we achieve through the grace and blessings of god.

Side: yes it is
1 point

You can tell you really don't know what Christianity is all about.

Side: yes it is
Jamstamanify(41) Disputed
1 point

I have read the bible and I know how sick it is,Leviticus 20:13 "If a man also lie with mankind, as he lieth with a woman, both of them have committed an abomination: they shall surely be put to death; their blood shall be upon them."

Side: no it isn't
1 point

I definitely agree with you KingK. This man who started this, and wrote all these bad things, could really benefit from knowing Christ. Not knowing who he is!, but truly knowing him and having a personal relationship with him, as I do.

Side: yes it is
Jamstamanify(41) Disputed
1 point

I am the person who started this, you have not denied or dis proven any of my points you just told me to do something that is impossible or to be mentally ill. I'm glad you agree with me that the bible says bad things. I am aware of Jesus, he is based on many other Gods such as Mithras who was born on the 25th of December, died for our sins, had 12 disciples, was born from a virgin, is worshipped on Sunday (because he was a Sun god) etc. he also said to beat your slaves "That servant who knows his master's will and does not get ready or does not do what his master wants will be beaten with many blows." - Luke 12:47 He criticised Jews for not killing their disobedient children alsp.

Side: no it isn't
1 point

I am a Christian so my answer is yes most of the time. I do get angry with God but I still love Him. If I did not give a fuck, I would not care. I am glad that Jesus is my God and Saviour.

Side: yes it is
Jamstamanify(41) Disputed
1 point

I assure you if God was real he wouldn't feel the same way about homosexuals.

Romans 1: 1:27 "And likewise also the men, leaving the natural use of the woman, burned in their lust one toward another; men with men working that which is unseemly, and receiving in themselves that recompence of their error which was meet.

1:28 And even as they did not like to retain God in their knowledge, God gave them over to a reprobate mind, to do those things which are not convenient;

1:29 Being filled with all unrighteousness, fornication, wickedness, covetousness, maliciousness; full of envy, murder, debate, deceit, malignity; whisperers,

1:30 Backbiters, haters of God, despiteful, proud, boasters, inventors of evil things, disobedient to parents,

1:31 Without understanding, covenantbreakers, without natural affection, implacable, unmerciful:

1:32 Who knowing the judgment of God, that they which commit such things are worthy of death, not only do the same, but have pleasure in them that do them. "

Side: no it isn't
1 point

I object to the homosexuality argument. The Bible supports homosexuality.

Supporting Evidence: Gay Christian 101 (www.gaychristian101.com)
Side: yes it is
Jamstamanify(41) Disputed
1 point

Leviticus 20:13 "If a man also lie with mankind, as he lieth with a woman, both of them have committed an abomination: they shall surely be put to death; their blood shall be upon them."

Side: no it isn't
Sitara(11082) Disputed
1 point

That is about temple prostitution. 2 Samuel 1:26 I am distressed for thee, my brother Jonathan: very pleasant hast thou been unto me: THEY LOVE TO ME WAS WONDERFUL, PASSING THE LOVE OF WOMEN. 1 Corinthians 7:9 But if they cannot contain, let them marry: for IT IS BETTER TO MARRY THAN TO BURN. Matthew 19:10 His disciples say unto him, If the case of the man be so with his wife, it is not good to marry. 11 But he said unto them, All men cannot receive this saying, save they to whom it is given. 12 For there are some eunuchs, WHICH WERE SO BORN FROM THEIR MOTHER'S WOMB: and there are some eunuchs, which were made eunuchs of men: and there be eunuchs, which have made themselves eunuchs for the kingdom of heaven's sake. He that is able to receive it, let him receive it.

It was impossible to castrate fetus in those days, so an eunuch so born from their mother's womb is a homosexual. There is more where that came from. ;)

Side: yes it is
1 point

It is its all positive nothing in their is negative. and thatsa fact. :)

Side: yes it is
Cuaroc(8826) Disputed
1 point

So the Spanish inquisition was a good thing? So the Crusades was a good thing?

Side: no it isn't
1 point

I think its a healthy thing to believe in because you know that there is a God to help you in time of need and He is always for you and is always doing good in my life.

Side: yes it is
Jamstamanify(41) Disputed
1 point

I think it is you that is doing good and God is just your ego

Side: no it isn't
Srom(12206) Disputed
1 point

Not really I am doing good through God's help and what He does in my life.

Side: yes it is
1 point

the video titled biblical slavery is compleatly takeing things out of context. the bible refers to the isrialits as the belivers in god aka the faithful why would god make laws reguarding the other nations meaning othe faiths if those people arent going to follow them. look god watches over his children. aka the faithful aka the isrialits notice how most slaves in america became christian that ment they had to have been rleced after six years and previded for or it was a sin. its not gods job to look after those who turn there back on him by choice.

Side: yes it is
Jamstamanify(41) Disputed
1 point

you do not choose what you believe in, did you make a choice to not believe in Allah? if so, when? that's what it's like for atheists it's like you not believing in any other religion

Side: no it isn't
warrior(1854) Disputed
1 point

I was not raised in a particularly religious house I chose to believe in god I chose Catholicism. I could have easily been an atheist but I chose to be one of gods children

Side: yes it is
1 point

Excuse me this will calls out desperate!

Smokes fill the airwaves struggling to breathe.

Let them become so I finally can sleep

Everything I intended to say don't go back on your words

Side: yes it is

How dare anyone say that Christianity is bad!

I'm non religious and even I'm aware of the good relgion can do. It acts as an anchor to society. As a goal to better than yourself. Anyone who even thinks relgions is bad, read the bible. It's a good, inspiring, moving story. God is made to be the perfect figure so that humans, as we know who are not perfect, can reach for some form of perfection.

I believe when the bible was written it was written using alot of figurative launguage, and metaphors. Saying things like 'God made Earth' only to say this perfect person made Earth all that it is. The problem with Christianity is not in the religion, it's in the people.

The bad people who don't want God to do good for themselves, they want God to oppress others.

The fundamentalist who believe literally everything they read in the bible, and cast their back on modern medicine because of it.

Worst of all may be the people who take the bible literally but decide that since none of it can be proven, that it must be a load of crap and become, self righteous atheists.

Christianity is a good premise. Most religions are, they are only made to make people do better, with the promise of eternal life and great things beyond.

Side: yes it is

These videos were too hilarious but showed very obviously what side the O.P. was on. What about a video that shows some satire of how Christianity is healthy.

Side: yes it is
1 point

Everything matches up: take Exodus 14, parting of the Red Sea... and what do we find a thousand years later? Chariot wheels at the bottom of the Red Sea! OPEN YOUR EYES!!!

Supporting Evidence: Proof (www.wnd.com)
Side: yes it is
0 points

It says in the Quran that a man asked Muhammad "name an act holy'r than jihad" Muhammad reply'd I can think of none" explain that.

Side: yes it is
Sitara(11082) Disputed
1 point

Prove it. I have actually read the Quran .

Side: no it isn't

I think John Stewart said it best. “Religion. It's given people hope in a world torn apart by religion.”

Side: no it isn't
2 points

I now love that quote. it's so beautiful and it describes perfectly my opinion on religion.

Side: no it isn't
HannahLlama(84) Disputed
1 point

Even if the world is torn by religion, it won't help to announce that a religion is bad, that will just create more arguments. Also, there is evidence everywhere that Christianity IS REAL, you just need to have open eyes and an open heart for information you don't want to hear.

Side: yes it is
LittleMisfit(1745) Clarified
1 point

"there is evidence everywhere that Christianity IS REAL"

Can you give me your best example of this evidence?

Side: yes it is

I think the self-loathing, human-blaming, guilt, low self-worth, and offer of vicarious redemption (not working to absolve your sins, not righting your wrongs, but putting your sins on another) are all poisonous and unhealthy things Christianity teaches.

Of everything Christianity teaches, I think prayer is the healthiest. It's like meditation; getting your mental ducks in a row.

Side: no it isn't
Jamstamanify(41) Disputed
1 point

well rather than people actually helping they pray and feel good about themselves even though they did nothing

Side: yes it is
3 points

From my perspective paying homage to any god is only doing two things:

1. Blaming an unknowable force for knowable circumstances, thus lazily absolving one of any responsibility, involvement, or even care.

2. Crediting an unknowable force for individual and human achievements.

If a religious person is the sole survivor of a plane crash they will have the tendency to thank god and all his holiness for this great miracle while at the very same time miraculously absolving that god of all of the death that god must have been the cause of, or at the very least been capable of preventing and did not.

While in the same situation the non-religious will have serious questions as to why the plane crashed to start with and be thankful someone invented seat belts.

If a religious person sees a good act or does a kind deed, they will give this god all of the credit completely undermining the ability of humans to do such on their own.

When a non-religious person sees a good act or does one they do not feel a fuzzy awe at some divine thing's greatness, but instead realize they are capable of that good on their own.

God is an escape from the human condition. Without him we are forced to live here, in the present, and be responsible good or bad.

If there were a god he would prefer the atheist over the whining and perpetually helpless theologian who can only act humanly out of fear or promise of reward, and whose all evils they shrug off as a lack of divine intervention and weakness.

Side: no it isn't
3 points

to all the people saying that the bible supports homosexuality. Leviticus 20:13 "If a man also lie with mankind, as he lieth with a woman, both of them have committed an abomination: they shall surely be put to death; their blood shall be upon them."

Side: no it isn't
Sitara(11082) Disputed
1 point

Stop twisting the Bible. That verse is about temple prostitution .

Side: yes it is
3 points

also the bible advocates slavery and genocide, many Christians use this and have used this to keep slaves like in America which is just really wrong and Hitler who was a Catholic did genocide as you all know

slavery and other bad things in the bible
Side: no it isn't

Concerns arise when children in their teens develop imaginary friends. Ascertaining to what extent the child believes the friend is real is important. Some teen girls have imaginary boyfriends, a quite harmless practice, when they understand that the boyfriend doesn't really exist.

A teen or young adult with an imaginary enemy or friend, however, may be manifesting some degree of schizophrenia. Talking to one’s self frequently or believing that some unknown enemy is going to hurt one suggests the teen should be evaluated by a mental health practitioner.

God is essentially an imaginary friend so I believe this is a valid piece of evidence. These things are true for teens who are still kids really, imagine adults. If having an imaginary friend can be dangerous mentally I teens, it's practically insane for adults. By insane I mean completely irrational. If a child dreams up a magical invisible pony they play with then it's cute and creative as long as they don't cling to it and can let it to at an appropriate age (as most do), now imagine if that was an adult. They would be subject to psychological analysis because they would appear mentally abnormal.

The point is, believing in anything that is rediculous and untrue is foolish. It disrupts our cog stove reasoning and ability to think critically. We all grow out of Santa clause because we learn soon that there's just no evidence for him and he is therfore illogical. That is a natural thing to do, and what our brains are for. But through religion that ability to analyze logic and make decisions for oneself is repressed through brainwashing at a young age.

In the case if Christianity I would argue its even more insane. To believe in an invisible friend, sure, it's illogical and a little crazy. But to believe in a magical creator of the universe as well as all the psychotic stories in the Bible? That is just absolutely mental. The stories repress human emotions and subconscious actions in an unhealthy way. They teach backwards morals and Bronze Age practices such as slavery and genocide. Not to mention the stress it can bring. The constant fear of hell that is used as a tool to convert people or keep them from leaving can be enormous. I would know, I dealt with it.

It is unhealthy. Simple. It is fundamentally unnatural in every way and the things it teaches are immoral and stifle human advancement.

Side: no it isn't
1 point

It is not healthy to be fanatical about anything, or to accept religious beliefs as fact. But if you keep questioning it and accept only that which you know is right, that's fine.

Side: no it isn't
Jamstamanify(41) Disputed
1 point

it is the concept that is un healthy, that you should hate the world and you are a slave and you should love your slave master

Side: yes it is
1 point

Christianity is pretty famous for hating other religions and forcing their will upon other people. For a few examples, the crusades, manifest destiny, the Spanish conquistadors, only to name a few. If you have no plans in trying to spread it as fast and as forcibly as you can than its probably healthy, except for devoting all your reason to one larger entity. Never mind, if i was you i would turn heel and get away from this religion. It seems a lot more trouble than its worth. Unhealthy!

Side: no it isn't
warrior(1854) Disputed
1 point

The crusades where a defensive conflict amid at reclaiming the holy land from the Muslim invaders. Learn real history

Side: yes it is
Sitara(11082) Disputed
2 points

Bullshit. Both sides of the Crusades were wrong .

Side: no it isn't
warrior(1854) Disputed
1 point

The Spanish conquistadors where fighting for Spain not Christianity again you are wrong

Side: yes it is
Omnesiah(165) Disputed
0 points

Thats one of the three and actually you are wrong. They were primarily spanish, but alot of their motives was backed up by christianity. Whenever they landed somewhere they forcefully converted all the people or killed them all.

Side: no it isn't

if you think this is a healthy thing to believe in and teach your kids you are mentally ill "When a man strikes his male or female slave with a rod so hard that the slave dies under his hand, he shall be punished. If, however, the slave survives for a day or two, he is not to be punished, since the slave is his own property." (Exodus 21:20-21 NAB)

Side: no it isn't

"Slaves, obey your earthly masters with deep respect and fear. Serve them sincerely as you would serve Christ." (Ephesians 6:5 NLT)

(Deuteronomy 22:28-29 NLT)

"If a man is caught in the act of raping a young woman who is not engaged, he must pay fifty pieces of silver to her father. Then he must marry the young woman because he violated her, and he will never be allowed to divorce her."

"You should not let a sorceress live." (Exodus 22:17 NAB)

"If your own full brother, or your son or daughter, or your beloved wife, or you intimate friend, entices you secretly to serve other gods, whom you and your fathers have not known, gods of any other nations, near at hand or far away, from one end of the earth to the other: do not yield to him or listen to him, nor look with pity upon him, to spare or shield him, but kill him. Your hand shall be the first raised to slay him; the rest of the people shall join in with you. You shall stone him to death, because he sought to lead you astray from the Lord, your God, who brought you out of the land of Egypt, that place of slavery. And all Israel, hearing of this, shall fear and never do such evil as this in your midst." (Deuteronomy 13:7-12 NAB)

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Why should it be healty? If we would talk about making sports,hormone-free products ok healthy.The christians are in themselves divided in groups,they don't agree with themselves,how can I believe them?

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It depends. If you're Mother Teresa, I guess Christianity could be a good thing to believe in. If you're Adolf Hitler, then it isn't. In the end though, I would say that all monotheistic religions are naturally intolerant, as they can't really recognise that other ideas could be right. I understand your "slavery" argument and I sort of agree with it. Religion supports a closed-minded view of the world and denial of science.

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Wow wow wow wow.....

It depends on what you mean by science, the church I go to doesnt avoid facts. Soem extreamists beleieve that people still cant prove were rainbows come from. There are close minded people everywere, why do you pick on monotheistic religions? Are you not close minded to atheism then?

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endhypocrisy(65) Disputed
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By science, I am referring to evident postulates on how the world works that follow this method:

PURPOSE

RESEARCH

HYPOTHESIS

EXPERIMENT

ANALYSIS

CONCLUSION.

This is not to suggest that theists and theist organization cannot be scientific, or that theist scientists are consummately absent-- to say so would be a nonsense. But bupkis science is bupkis science, and religion can't expect itself to be disconnected from its outrages.

What church do you belong to? I highly doubt that your organization has never lied. We are humans, we live to deceive.

As for rainbows... wow. Do they have an IQ less than the temperature of liquid nitrogen or something?

I do not hate religion as an axiom, what I hate is religion maligning everything else and establishing a superiority complex for itself. I am a very logical person (due to the AS) and religion does not stand up to the simplest of logical inquiries. If you have magical new evidence, please present it now and I will convert with contrition instantly.

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It's harmful when taken to extremes. It might be harmless in moderation, but it doesn't help much. There are more constructive things to spend your time on.

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I will answer but I feel it is appropriate to acknowledge theism in general.

Is theism in general an unhealthy belief? For a person? maybe/maybe not it depends. for people? No it isn't healthy because it is delusional. Theism apart from organized religion isn't usually so bad because it is not attached to such a big web of beliefs. The only belief of "freethinking" theism is the belief in god, with no other beliefs attached to this god allows god to be accomadated to reality thus resulting in a less delusional state. However it is theism that allows religion to remain present.

Is it healthy to believe in organized religion including Christianity? For a person? Again Maybe/maybe not, but since all religion have more beliefs attached to the belief in god however since religion is so vague those beliefs can be easily manipulated to a freethinking form of religious belief, but usually not in my honest opinion. For people? No because of the attached beliefs there is more delusion. Theism may or may not be unhealthy for a person, but is definitely unhealthy for people. It's like the quote from MIB "a person is smart, people are stupid" (though I'd say a person can be smart).

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It seems religion On general brings a lot of confusion and stress into everyone's life. Am not too reglious, I believe in God and if you truly follow a religion and it makes you a better person so be it..After all, no one knows how we got here... Monkeys??? Nahhh

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Jamstamanify(41) Disputed
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if we didn't come from monkeys why do we have tail bones and appendix's. These things humans do not need but monkeys have them and need therm, there is no reason to have these things other than the fact that we came from an ancestor of chimps

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Cartel420(41) Disputed
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Why would God or whatever's in charge of us give us something that we wouldn't need in our bodies?

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it would be if the all the christians werent such hypocrites...i cant stand stupidity, therefore its very hard to like christians/christianity

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It creates great schisms among people resulting in a escape out of this harsh society causing dependence towards things such as religion. It's a harsh unhealthy cycle.

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holy wars really aren't that healthy.

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warrior(1854) Disputed
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Well modern Christianity is peaceful so holy wars are a thing of the past for us.

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Jamstamanify(41) Disputed
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but you still have the same evil concepts and ideology, gay marriage is still illegal in most states as is abortion, euthanasia, children still get bullied because of their beliefs, children still fear hell, people still die and kill in the name of God, gay people still commit suicide because they are told they are evil and deserve to go to hell,women die because they can't get abortions . You still read the same book that inspired genocide and mass murders.

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the recent invasion of the middle east was very holy...do you remember "them" scaring the american christians into a 2 country war because of 19 muslim hijackers? remember the talk of a mosque being built on ground zero? gullible religious nuts will be the cause of ww3

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