I have been visiting a Yahoo site ( http://answers.yahoo.com/ ) that was started on the premise that answers to complicated or deep questions can best be answered when they are thrown open to the general public.
This has worked marvelously well in scientific circles but unfortunately the Yahoo site has been hijacked by teenagers and people in their early twenties. (Probably because older people are more mature and have better things to do with their time!)
If the quality of answers on this site are any indication of our future with the up and coming generation then God help us.
Some of the scientific and technical sites are not too bad but anything in the general knowledge, social, entertainment, relationships, health, politics, parenting and especialy reiligion categories are all answered by a legion of retards.
One refreshing exception I have found was this answer by a guy named Juan to the question; "If Christians are supposed to be so good why do they keep telling you that you're going to HELL if you don't belive what they do.""The thing most religions fear is that their followers become open minded and try to look at both sides of issues and then make intelligent decisions based on facts. This would be the death of most religions. It is necessary that their followers have tunnel vision and follow the program blindly."
"The whole reward system of heaven and the punishment of hell were made up to keep people in line. The ones that preach and try to impose their beliefs on others (Priests, Rabbis and Imams) are really the pillars holding up these religions."
I will add a few thoughts of my own from the book "The Plain Truth About God-101" (what the church doesn't want you to know!)
**God inspired the bible, he didn't write it. People base their lives around the manic scribbling of a bunch of desert baked primitives who ate bugs and honey! Of course they saw God! -Anonymous
**The bible states clearly that nobody can earn his salvation through morality and good deeds (Gnosticism) since we are all sinful by nature. We have the perfect catch 22 situation were only in the blind acceptance of Christ atoning for our deeds can we be saved. In other words, we are in a no-win situation against the so-called logic of the shaman. If we do not take his word for it then all is lost! –A.W.J.
**Many theologians think of Christianity as two different religions-one conservative and one liberal. They share the bible and the name, but not much more. Much the same can be said for the followers of Islam! A.W.J.
**If faith were the result of reasoning we could expect that most intelligent people would by now be converted to one ideology or the other! –A.W.J.
** "I do not consider it an insult, but rather a compliment to be called an agnostic. I do not pretend to know where many ignorant men are sure - that is all that agnosticism means.” -Clarence Darrow, Scopes Monkey Trial, 1925.
** If you need further proof that human religion is the devils work read on: “The truth is that Christian theology, like every other theology, is not only opposed to the scientific spirit; it is also opposed to all other attempts at rational thinking.”
“Not by accident does Genesis 3 make the father of knowledge a serpent -- slimy, sneaking and abominable.” “Since the earliest days, the church as an organization has thrown itself violently against every effort to liberate the body and mind of man.”
“It has been, at all times and everywhere, the habitual and incorrigible defender of bad governments-bad laws-bad social theories and bad institutions.”
"It was, for centuries, an apologist for slavery as it was the apologist for the Divine right of kings.” --H. L. MenckenAND LAST BUT CERTAINLY NOT LEAST;
**I was all screwed up on drugs until I found Jesus-
NOW I'M ALL SCREWED UP ON HIM! -Cheech and Chong
Your Faithfull Scribe;
Allan W Janssen
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