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You know what? In a way, it would clear up a LOT of confusion.. The whole confusion of religion.. But then we wouldn't be here.. It's a catch 22. I agree in a way.
 

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Biggest thing? I wish everybody had a STRONG dose of empathy. So many bad situations can be avoided by people taking a second to consider the ramifications of their actions.

I would get rid of organised religion. The church has commited some atrocious things throughout history. Beleif? Fine. Faith? Sure. Having to go to church every week, or more, or you go to hell? No thanks.
 

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But then we wouldn't be here...
Why wouldn't we be here? Religion is the beleif and worship (?) of a god. If a god really exists, then wether people beleive or not isn't going to change that fact.
 

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God created us. If there were no God, there'd be no religion, and there'd be no 'us'.
 

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^ But ponyboy said no religion, not no God. God doesn't rely on religion to exits, as far as I know. It reminds me of Peter Pan, how everytime someone said "i don't beleive in fairies' one would die. Does God rely on the beleif of followers to exist?
 

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No. We have created religion. We wouldn't have religion if [we didn't think/know] a God exists. ANY god for that matter.
 

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^ I don't know what I beleive in, and I won't know for sure until I get there. I don't really think too much about a higher being, heaven, hell etc. I prefer to live each day as it comes and live life as if it's all I get.
No. We have created religion. We wouldn't have religion if [we didn't think/know] a God exists. ANY god for that matter.
Exactly. So even if there were no religion, there would still be a god, therefore we would still exist.

Just a question, do you beleive that there may be other gods than the one you worship? Or do you beleive that the God you worship is the one God, and other religions are based on blind faith?
 

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1. People respect others beliefs.
2. On a smaller scale, that Florida had voted yes to gay marriage.
3. No one to ever go hungry.

All I can really think of right now.
 

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Just a question, do you beleive that there may be other gods than the one you worship? Or do you beleive that the God you worship is the one God, and other religions are based on blind faith?
I believe in one God: God. I know there are other little 'g' gods or 'idols' that people beleive in, but I do not beleive in them. They are clay. A piece of clay did not make us IMO. And yes, I beleive that the ones that worship blindly had no Bible in their hands when they decided to worship a piece of clay ;)
 

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I believe in one God: God. I know there are other little 'g' gods or 'idols' that people beleive in, but I do not beleive in them. They are clay. A piece of clay did not make us IMO. And yes, I beleive that the ones that worship blindly had no Bible in their hands when they decided to worship a piece of clay ;)
The clay is a representaion of their gods. They don't worship the statue, but the deity it was created to represent.

So you believe that some religions are based on falsehoods? I just find this interesting. I view all religion with a fair dose of scepticism. I may believe one day, but not today. So do you accept that some people view your religion as a falsehood, just as you view others?
 

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See why I didn't want to say anything? I've been around enough to know that certain people refuse to have their minds changed on this issue. It's no good arguing with them.

While we're at it though, I kind of wish that North America was divided into a "blue" country and a "red" country like I once saw in a comedy sketch. That way I wouldn't have to deal with those people. The only problem is they would have no controls on pollution and it would eventually spill over into my country.
 

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I would make myself a billionaire so I could build a huge equine estate and rescue slaughter bound and ex-racing horses. And so I could put both my horses in dressage training.

I would also make myself the sovereign ruler of the world just so I could come down hard on criminals and dramatically reduce the crime rates. :twisted: Heehee. But seriously, if it was up to me, anyone who deliberately harms an animal would get an automatic death penalty, no questions asked. Abuse and neglect are two things I have zero tolerance for.

And lastly, I would end world hunger and disease for everyone, including all animals.
 

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First of all, I think it's ridiculous to hope that everybody has one religion or 'creed' in life. I love the diversity of our world. I'm a Christian but Christianity isn't for some people and that's fine.

Anyways, three things:

1) Tolerance
2) Empathy (I think someone else mentioned this)
3) Non-Judgement

I think if we had these three things, we'd be alright. :)
 

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The clay is a representaion of their gods. They don't worship the statue, but the deity it was created to represent.
You knew what I meant ;)

I am fully aware of that---------------^^^
 

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See why I didn't want to say anything? I've been around enough to know that certain people refuse to have their minds changed on this issue.
Ok. So I'm just going to all of a sudden beleive there is no God?

Uhhuh. Right..

You beleive what you beleive and I beleive what I beleive. No one will ever be able to turn [us] from our beleifs. For me, God is something that I will probably always beleive, whether or not I choose to or not.
 

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Let's seriously take a break from the religion debate. All it does is ruffle feathers... Not fun :/

I will have this thread deleted if it goes further. I made this thread to hear other's thoughts on what needs to be changed. Not religion. There is another thread for that. Or you can pm or make your own. There's also a HorseChat.

Now, what would you change if you could? Don't want this thread to die quite yet.
 

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Hmm.. I'd move all my butt to my boobs. Boobs need help; unfortunately I've got plenty to spare on my butt. I have a huge butt.
 
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