We to clarify what I was saying... with individuals have a sense of morals... what is right and what is wrong... the world would be in even more chaos. I mean people murdering people without consequence. Men and woman being violated without consequence. Religion serves several purposes. Sure a lot of wars have been declared based off of religion; but religion has been used to create social order and to control the masses even up to this day. Many laws that are created today are created based of moral codes originally developed through the practice of religion.
:D that's how I could make that statement and say that without religion their would be more violence "THEN THERE ALREADY IS".
Ahh the violence isn't real argument.... So if it isn't real it doesn't count... :D so if you watch animated porn/hentai it's alright but if it's porn between two people it's okay.
Also I never said everyone was indoctrinated but most individuals follow religions based on the fact it was the religion of their parents. And your other points are pretty much correct... The pope is guilty of sin... remember the pope is Catholic... he isn't the ruler over all of christianity because their are hundreds of different versions of christianity that follow different dogma. I mean seriously the pope supported Hitler instead of condemning him (before the Germans lost the war) Their are man men who twist and pervert the religion of Christianity to fit their own designs. Now I am not going to go off on a religious rant but to clarify things... I believe in intelligent design and order to the universe with a master creator that can be referred to as God to human beings. I understand that nobody is perfect but ask yourself this. If Jesus was in the room with you while you were on the computer playing Starcraft, what do you think he would say. Sorry but if you love starcraft... your a lover of violence and there is a verse someone in the Bible saying that lovers of violence not inheriting his kingdom. And don't be smug of course their is nothing specifically in the Bible that condemns playing violent video games...but their are guidelines regarding entertainment. I'm pretty sure a few individuals that loved and attended the collesium games in which Christians were slaughtered for sport, may have never killed anybody... but I'm pretty sure it wasn't cool with god....
I also find it interesting that people on the forums claim to be devout christians yet they enjoy playing blizzard games that have to do with murder, mayhem, and occultism. :D
I say believe whatever you want. You will find out who is right in the end. There is no sense in arguing with others over these matters.
I have been indoctrinated in believing in a Christian God like everything else. The way I see it existence had to be set into motion by intelligent design and not randomly regardless of the thousands of different religious beliefs on our planet and dogma created by men.
Hate to break it to you but when you're dead you're dead. But think of it this way energy never dies. The molecules that make you up will deconstruct and then eventually be made into something else later on down the line whether it is to make a rock or another person a few decades from now. However, you will not be aware of the reconstruction. The energy that makes up your self awareness is converted into alternate uses.
You could say that when you die your life energy is recycled however everything that made you...you when you died will be pretty much lost in the process and only will exist in the memories of individuals that had known you.
-_- Not saing that religion isn't a good thing because if it didn't exist their would be a lot more killing etc. then there already is. :D