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Response to theHandpuppet (Reply #34)

Sun Jun 1, 2014, 12:27 AM

37. You're right.

But that is exactly what we do in this age. We confront the symptoms of illnesses with medications, rather than going the distance for a cure.

The confrontation you speak of is necessary for real and lasting change - but how to go about it? I think religious leaders need to step up to the plate here. Everyone from the Pope to the most conservative of religious conservative preachers. The basic message is a very simple one: sex and sexuality is not evil and all PEOPLE are created equal.

If the various religious leaders will not step up and start preaching this basic truth, then perhaps it is time for a new kind of religion in the world - one which promotes the idea of equality, compassion and truth. One that is not afraid of science and reality - but can embrace it and still at least ponder the greater mysteries.

I am an agnostic - I don't really believe in absolutes. I have always been open to the possibilities though. Sure, there could be a God, there could be a Goddess, there could be millions of deities. Maybe we were made by aliens. Maybe it was randomness. Maybe some supreme being farted very loudly one day and humanity was the result - I don't know. I do know that religions that deliberately mislead people and confuse them and inspire fear, ignorance and hatred - are being questioned more seriously with every passing year, as humanity nears what may be it's final crisis - overpopulation and climate change.

The solutions to the problems we face now are going to require all of us working together. Somehow, we have to abandon our petty differences, our egos, our hatreds and our fears of each other. Somehow, humanity has to realize that this is our world - that God isn't going to fix it with a miracle, that politicians won't resolve it with committees... that it requires concentrated effort by all of the people of the world.

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