18th April 2013

“Do the religious believe in god, or do they 'believe' in the ritual, togetherness and sense of community. If it's the latter, perhaps they could join a choir, football club or gardening group and avoid all the pain, hatred and intolerance religions routinely inflict on others.”

Joanne Columbine

3 Responses to “18th April 2013”

  1. WPJ Says:

    Although I love the thoughts of Joanne Columbine, I fear the response is rather a simple one: the reason why social gatherings(choir, football clubs or gardening groups) avoid the pain of religious endeavors is that these groups are never based on moral and ethical beliefs. People stressing their personal ethical ideas on what is right and what is wrong unfortunately see possible pain created on others as an unfortunate side effect. May we all deem it necessary to analyze out groups we participate in from golf clubs to church on Sunday

  2. WPJ Says:

    Although I love the thoughts of Joanne Columbine, I fear the response is rather a simple one: the reason why social gatherings(choir, football clubs or gardening groups) avoid the pain of religious endeavors is that these groups are never based on moral and ethical beliefs. People stressing their personal ethical ideas on what is right and what is wrong unfortunately see possible pain created on others as an unfortunate side effect. May we all deem it necessary to analyze out groups we participate in from golf clubs to church on Sunday

  3. R J Says:

    a GARDENING group…………what a nice idea.

    maybe i’ll send them some seedlings …….. for

    nightshade and castor bean plants !!!