Super Hans wrote:
I think that selfishness is the single most damaging entity to the human race. In the name of progress, we have polluted the planet and screwed everything up we have.
Wouldn't you agree that the epitome of selfishness is religion? In the name of progress, governments have used religion as a tool of war for eons. Religion has made a sin all that is enjoyable for the human race. Religions have persecuted millions for the pleasure of one single entity - that of god.
People around the world follow blindly a god that rewards its followers by taking away loved ones, causing pain and suffering to millions through famine and drought and illness. By randomly choosing people to have car crashes and giving them a life of pain and suffering. It rewards children who are yet unborn to into this world and who have as yet done nothing wrong a life of misery through aids, cancer, disfigurement and deformity or a hole in the heart.
It has scared people into compliance and still does, especially in places like the middle east.
Religion is the biggest representation of self righteousness imaginable. It is irresponsible in the worldwide wars and deaths and diseases that it perpetuates. It is irresponsible in that it gives millions around the world a false sense of hope and has deluded people into following a cause which promises paradise. a heaven or virgins in return for a lifetime dedication to worship.
I think people who have children and then endanger them through their behavior and selfishness should not be blessed with having them, and they should be mocked. It's easy to complain about not letting them wear helmets, but dangerous driving from some of the foreigners I have seen here when there are children in the car or doing something stupid like going to the beach when there is a storm or a typhoon because daddy wants to surf, is worse.
People are naturally selfish and there is no denying that - it comes together with the survival skills required for being a mammal. I'm curious as to why you specifically mention foreigners in your post.
All that you have posted attacks religion on a philisophical level. There are arguments for and against what you have said but you aren't interested in that are you?
Charity starts at home and I mentioned foreigners because they are the people who annoy me the most because of their self-righteous BS.
People who buy sofas or computers from friends and then have to be begged to actually pay for the stuff because they just don't pay what they owe. I have never had that problem with a Taiwanese friend and don't know any who have.
I have never met a foreign girl who got pregnant with a Taiwanese guy and then the guy fails to live up to his responsibility but I have met many foreigners who have. Granted I have seen many Taiwanese men being total pricks but just like the foreigners they are always those who seem to complain the most.
I have met many girls who got pregnant with a foreign guy and then the guy just insists on an abortion (and bitches about how many abortions are done in Taiwan the next day in the pub) or just starts treating the girl like shit. I have also met some couples here where the foreigner got treated badly but guess what, they complain less and try harder than the high horse idiots I have to listen to some times. When they see their kids you can be sure they act responsibly, stay away from dangerous activities like drinking and driving or the likes and make the most of what they have.
I have also never met a Taiwanese person who continuously cries over how bad religion is while there own life is in tatters but I have met many foreigners who do.
Pardon if I upset you. I'm sure you stay on the right side of the law, treat your family well and act responsibly, but there are way to many people who don't and cry the moment things don't go their way. There are so many more things wrong with the world than religion.
WW1 and WW2 had nothing to do with religion.
Global warming has nothing to do with religion (unless you feel that it might be a political farce or that God is punishing us)
Religion does not deserve the bad reputation it is getting and many people thing they sound smart of they knock it, but then so be it. I totally disagree with your take on it. I feel there are more important issues at hand and you don't seem to have responded to what I said in my previous post and I am sure that this will fall into some anti-religion chat long before you or anyone reply to what I said in this post.