cman: Religion does have its psychological pluses on people.Belief that there is a reason to this chaotic thing called "life" comforts people.
Ego edo infantia cattus: [derecjones.com image 280x390]I'll stick with marijuana, thank you.
miss diminutive: Done in one.
rnatalie: Opiate of the masses.Trade one psychological affliction for another.
WTF Indeed: This thread will have three types of people:Religion demands I kill people, therefore it's bad.Religion helps make me smarter, taller, richer, and remove the crabgrass from my lawn.Meh.
quiotu: cman: Religion does have its psychological pluses on people.Belief that there is a reason to this chaotic thing called "life" comforts people.Exactly. George Carlin was right about this point. Religion was originally used as a way to keep the uncivilized in line, but today it can be used to keep people away from vices, keep suicide rates down, and in general keep people more cordial.Some people need that boost in faith to stay away from addictions, or to keep pushing ahead with a shiatty life, or to stay with their spouse and kids when life gets rough. Not everyone has the same mental fortitude or morality, and uses religion as a crutch to keep them in line. It's a necessity for a lot of folks, nothing wrong with that.
Cytokine Storm: Man I want to believe in a deity, an afterlife, anything! Most days I'm ok but sometimes late at night when trying to sleep, my stupid brain turns to thoughts of mortality followed by a sinking feeling of despair as I realize that before I know it, I'll be winked out of existence. I'm actually jealous of religious people in that regard, the comfort it must bring the to know that there is something after, that it's not the end. I'm not even that old, I've still got half my life left (hopefully), but I keep imagining myself in my twilight years clinging and fighting tooth and nail to stay alive one more day.Oh well, I figure I'll eventually adapt and cope, my brain will just reach acceptance and all that. Either that or maybe the dementia that runs in my family will make it so I don't even realize what's happening.
sheep snorter: [i.imgur.com image 585x379]Thanks for the tax free cash you idiots![i.imgur.com image 400x300]
uncleacid: The guy let his son be nailed to a cross. That always makes me feel better.
jso2897: uncleacid: The guy let his son be nailed to a cross. That always makes me feel better.Well, especially when your God carries a hammer.
SovietCanuckistan: One could relate that to death as well. No matter how shiatty things are, we are all eventually going to die, so FARK IT.
NostroZ: sheep snorter: [i.imgur.com image 585x379]Thanks for the tax free cash you idiots![i.imgur.com image 400x300]Burn!BURN THE NON-BELIEVER!Religion = StupidLook at my anecdotal examples... Durrrr.85% of the world are idiots, only me, so smart!
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