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(Telegraph)   Does religion help you "Love your neighbour"? No, according to this study   (telegraph.co.uk) divider line 38
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2013-01-22 11:03:30 AM  
17 votes:
I didn't follow "love your neighbor like you love yourself" cause I didn't want to have to start jerking them off too.
2013-01-22 12:01:31 PM  
5 votes:

CheekyMonkey: hstein3: And how did Nottingham University Business School find a large group of Malaysian people?

If only there was a geographical location where Malaysians congregate. Like, oh, perhaps MALAYSIA?


IMMA FIRIN MALAYSIA
2013-01-22 11:57:26 AM  
3 votes:

Cymbal: It's not 1995, and this is not an AOL chat room. Please don't think it's cool to post song lyrics. Never was cool in the first place.


You know what's even worse? QUOTING THE ENTIRE SONG IN YOUR STUPID REPLY.
2013-01-22 11:06:17 AM  
3 votes:
"Love you neighbour"

So a black Englishman wrote this headline?
2013-01-22 11:53:53 AM  
2 votes:

tbhouston: i realluy donut geut whuy people keeup adding the letture "U" to wourds... stop it!


Maybe they are, or want to sound, English?

They may have "invented" the language, but we Americans got it right :)
2013-01-22 11:30:33 AM  
2 votes:

MonoChango: Maybe.. Just maybe, it depends on the Religion.


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2013-01-22 11:23:09 AM  
2 votes:
From what I see with Christianity it's sin Monday through Saturday, Ctrl-Z on Sunday. I'll pass.
2013-01-22 11:21:09 AM  
2 votes:

Citrate1007: Most people just use religion to justify their own inner demons to themselves.


Like my ex-wife who uses the "don't be vain" to justify ballooning up to around 450lbs. In a way she's right. She's not enticing men into lustful thoughts.
2013-01-22 11:20:50 AM  
2 votes:
Religion still seems like a great reason to kill your neighbor.
2013-01-22 10:37:35 AM  
2 votes:
Wait.  You mean the most simple and easy to follow doctrines like being kind to one another, turning the other cheek, not showboating your righteousness, not judging, etc. etc., are often ignored?  Who would have thunk it?
2013-01-22 09:24:27 PM  
1 votes:

Novart: encyclopediaplushuman: fickenchucker: Pony-lover commenting on pedophilia...ironic.

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Just to reiterate...Bronies are attention whores and pedophiles.


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2013-01-22 05:25:25 PM  
1 votes:
fc00.deviantart.net

My devotion to my god (pictured above) has no negative or adverse affects upon any of my neighbors save for Penny the Peasant four houses down.

/Burninatingly Hot
2013-01-22 04:28:54 PM  
1 votes:

encyclopediaplushuman: Religion is about as effective at spreading love and tolerance as the Catholic church is about cleansing the world of pedophiles.

But what does spread love and tolerance?
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Pony-lover commenting on pedophilia...ironic.
2013-01-22 03:28:44 PM  
1 votes:
I love by neighbor by not bothering them in the slightest. I say hello and ask how they are doing when I happen to see them in their driveways, and am polite if they ever knock on my door. Frankly, if I didn't see them coming out of their houses occasionally I wouldn't know them at all and I probably wouldn't be able to pick any of them out of a lineup if I tried. I just try not to bug people.

/In person, obviously.
2013-01-22 02:03:57 PM  
1 votes:

Amos Quito:
Solution: Put the fish in the barrel of the gun.


Oh yeah!
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2013-01-22 01:53:21 PM  
1 votes:

Rich Cream: Like shooting fish in a barrel today.

/throws all the little ones back.


Have you ever actually tried to shoot a fish in a barrel? It isn't as easy as it sounds due to the refraction of the light. You would know that if you knew science.
2013-01-22 01:51:26 PM  
1 votes:

jso2897: Tell that to the elderly residents of Hiroshima or Nagasaki.


umad: Or look at the damn cell phone in his pocket.


Pitabred: Science is a method, not a conclusion.


I drunk what: for the smartest guy on fark you sure are dumb



Like shooting fish in a barrel today.

/throws all the little ones back.
2013-01-22 01:49:09 PM  
1 votes:

Egoy3k: The Southern Dandy: Egoy3k: I find that a bottle of wine is much more effective than religion when I attempt to love my neighbor. Rum works too, but she doesn't drink beer.

A $20 also works

"Want to come in for a drink?" Tends to be more profitable than, "Hey here's twenty dollars, lets screw."

YMMV


Maybe in your part of town.
2013-01-22 01:46:57 PM  
1 votes:

The Southern Dandy: Egoy3k: I find that a bottle of wine is much more effective than religion when I attempt to love my neighbor. Rum works too, but she doesn't drink beer.

A $20 also works


"Want to come in for a drink?" Tends to be more profitable than, "Hey here's twenty dollars, lets screw."

YMMV
2013-01-22 01:42:57 PM  
1 votes:

jso2897: Rich Cream: I drunk what: Rich Cream: Well, if we're talking about what he-said-He-said then let's get back to the original "quote" and not some made-up thing.

the whole thing is made up, they are all myths, only science is real


You only believe in science. It's not tangible either.

Tell that to the elderly residents of Hiroshima or Nagasaki.


Or look at the damn cell phone in his pocket.
2013-01-22 01:41:55 PM  
1 votes:

skipjack: Communication is key. For instance, a smart gentlemen once said "That which can be asserted without evidence, can be dismissed without evidence." and also said "religion poisons everything". Both statements are used universally by many atheists yet the second statement was spoken without proper evidence, and faithfully believed by many.


Religion poisons everything was asserted in a book that was in itself a collection of evidence in defense of that point. When you read that single line did you somehow miss the fact that it was in a bound collection of paper with other words written on it?
2013-01-22 01:37:16 PM  
1 votes:

Rich Cream: I drunk what: Rich Cream: Well, if we're talking about what he-said-He-said then let's get back to the original "quote" and not some made-up thing.

the whole thing is made up, they are all myths, only science is real


You only believe in science. It's not tangible either.


Tell that to the elderly residents of Hiroshima or Nagasaki.
2013-01-22 01:11:52 PM  
1 votes:

letrole: Atheism is a Religion.


So is trolling.
2013-01-22 01:09:50 PM  
1 votes:

david_gaithersburg: I get worried when Fark goes more than 24 hours without a hate speech thread.

Seig heil!


I honestly don't know what you are trying to accomplish. There is no official title bestowed for "Worst Poster on Fark", and even if there was, you know Drew's cheap ass wouldn't be giving out any kind of worthwhile prize for it. Why do you bother?
2013-01-22 01:06:54 PM  
1 votes:

SmackLT: I believe that the study was done in earnest, and maybe it is instructive that a lot of people are hypocrites.

I spent a lot of time reading different religious texts and found a lot in those different texts to inspire me. When my focus was on that, I believe that my general attitude toward others was better than when it had been a while. It took my focus off of me and onto principles that I consider more universal. I don't think that's necessarily a bad thing in itself.


I spent a lot of time reading the bible and found a lot in those various texts to inspire me. When my focus was on that, I believe that my general attitude toward rape, incest and murder was better than when it had been a while. It took my focus off of me and onto those heathens who tried to take my guns.,
2013-01-22 12:31:37 PM  
1 votes:

I wouldn't believe in anything if it wasn't for my Lucky Astrology Mood Watch!

- S. Martin
2013-01-22 12:19:29 PM  
1 votes:
Q:Does religion help you "Love your neighbour"?

A: No, but it sure seems to help you love their kids, though.
2013-01-22 12:11:42 PM  
1 votes:
Opening lines of TFA: "Religion does not make you love your neighbour - study ... It may promote messages such as "love thy neighbour" but religion does not make people more kind or trusting, a study has concluded.  Being religious only appears to make people more co-operative or unselfish when they are dealing with other people of the same faith, it suggested."


Well farking DUH.

Your problem stems from your failure to understand that "neighbor", in the Biblical / Torah context, meant exactly that: Other people of the same faith / race.

The original intent was to promote in-group altruism - preference to in-group members as opposed to out-group members. And yes, that INCLUDES Jeebus - who NEVER expressed ANY altruistic interest toward ANYONE other than his fellow JEWS.

Confused?

Here, let John Hartung explain it to you:

LOVE THY NEIGHBOR: The evolution of in-group morality
2013-01-22 12:00:11 PM  
1 votes:

umad: You guys are arguing over whether Batman or Iron Man would win in a fight. We're telling you that it doesn't farking matter, since they're both made up.


Iron Man
2013-01-22 12:00:11 PM  
1 votes:
[csb]

When I was young and my family was trying to get out of our badly designed church parking lot, my dad would laugh and point out all the "parking lot rage" that was going in. These people had literally just been inside the church, shaking hands and saying "peace be with you" and now they were ready to kill each other over who is next to leave the parking lot.

I think my father pointing out this blatant hypocrisy set me on the path to atheism. Something I will always thank him for.

[/csb]
2013-01-22 11:50:38 AM  
1 votes:

HairBolus: One of the purposes of religion is to distinguish an in group from out groups.

A religious dictum such as thou shall not kill only applies to the in-group. Cheating or killing foreigners is fine.

This perspective makes certain moral contradictions go away. For example, if you can't kill then how can an in-group impose capital punishment on its members? Easy. Transgressions such as female adultery or disrespect of elders means that the transgressor no longer obeys the religious rules which makes them no longer part of the in group and thus ok to kill.


THIS. CHANGES. EVERYTHING.
2013-01-22 11:45:07 AM  
1 votes:
Is alcoholism a religion?
2013-01-22 11:44:37 AM  
1 votes:

Cymbal: I don't love anyone unless we are blood related or we swap bodily fluids on a daily basis. Everyone else is just strangers when you get right down to it.


What's your mailing address? I'll start sending you some urine...
2013-01-22 11:39:04 AM  
1 votes:
THIS IS AN OUTRAGE!


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BOOM!
2013-01-22 11:24:52 AM  
1 votes:
Oh please. Next you'll be telling us that capitalism is the belief that there is something noble and sacred about allowing the ruthless, opportunisitic fortunate barely restrained tyranny over the less ruthless, the less opportunistic and the less fortunate.
2013-01-22 11:24:34 AM  
1 votes:
Maybe.. Just maybe, it depends on the Religion.
2013-01-22 11:21:45 AM  
1 votes:
It helps you hate them for being different and not as good as you.
2013-01-22 11:01:36 AM  
1 votes:
religion does not make people more kind or trusting

But it sure makes them credulous.
 
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