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Author Topic: Who says organized religion isn't about control?  (Read 689 times)

geoff

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Who says organized religion isn't about control?
« on: May 08, 2009, 01:06 PM NHFT »

http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20090508/ap_on_re_us/us_school_dance_flap

Rock and roll is the Devil's music!  Burn those dancing shoes!
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Pat McCotter

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Re: Who says organized religion isn't about control?
« Reply #1 on: May 08, 2009, 02:11 PM NHFT »

http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20090508/ap_on_re_us/us_school_dance_flap

The handbook for the 84-student Christian school says rock music "is part of the counterculture which seeks to implant seeds of rebellion in young people's hearts and minds."

This proves it! This kid is rebelling!
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Re: Who says organized religion isn't about control?
« Reply #2 on: May 08, 2009, 03:41 PM NHFT »

Religion aside, organized education is pretty much about control.
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akmisrmaadi

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Re: Who says organized religion isn't about control?
« Reply #3 on: May 08, 2009, 05:26 PM NHFT »

they are doing it voluntarily
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Re: Who says organized religion isn't about control?
« Reply #4 on: May 09, 2009, 03:23 AM NHFT »

they are doing it voluntarily

The students aren't.
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Moebius Tripp

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Re: Who says organized religion isn't about control?
« Reply #5 on: May 09, 2009, 04:36 AM NHFT »

The students have to sign some kind of agreement of obeisance in order to attend.  How much coercion is attendant on getting them to sign, I dunno.
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akmisrmaadi

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Re: Who says organized religion isn't about control?
« Reply #6 on: May 11, 2009, 01:52 PM NHFT »

they are doing it voluntarily

The students aren't.


who forced them to go to that school? and who forced them to sign a phony pledge? no one.
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Pat McCotter

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Re: Who says organized religion isn't about control?
« Reply #7 on: May 11, 2009, 03:52 PM NHFT »

they are doing it voluntarily

The students aren't.


who forced them to go to that school? and who forced them to sign a phony pledge? no one.

Mom and Dad.
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akmisrmaadi

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Re: Who says organized religion isn't about control?
« Reply #8 on: May 11, 2009, 05:07 PM NHFT »

they are doing it voluntarily
The students aren't.
who forced them to go to that school? and who forced them to sign a phony pledge? no one.
Mom and Dad.

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geoff

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Re: Who says organized religion isn't about control?
« Reply #9 on: May 12, 2009, 08:26 AM NHFT »

the parents did probably at least apply heavy pressure on them to go to that school.  but i guess my point was that the religious zealots use guilt and the implied threat of going to hell to get people to act in the manner they want to.  i dont see a difference in most religions versus a "cult" other than the cults aren't mainstream approved. no one forced them to go to the school or sign, but someone probably said "you dont want to dissapoint God, do you?" or something to that affect. If they found it on their own and got into it then thats more understandable than "you will go to this school and obey God's rules that we interperet."
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Re: Who says organized religion isn't about control?
« Reply #10 on: May 13, 2009, 09:28 AM NHFT »

I don't think children have all the freedoms of adults.
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Re: Who says organized religion isn't about control?
« Reply #11 on: May 13, 2009, 03:54 PM NHFT »

"Who says organized religion isn't about control?"

The delusional.
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Re: Who says organized religion isn't about control?
« Reply #12 on: May 13, 2009, 05:01 PM NHFT »

Religion is a crutch for weak-minded people. ;D
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Re: Who says organized religion isn't about control?
« Reply #13 on: May 20, 2009, 12:31 PM NHFT »

Here's another one.  I bet I could keep these examples of religion used as control coming all day.  And if you think this wasn't "controlling," ask the little boys and girls if they were in control of themselves and not forced to be raped by these sick controllers.  What's that?  "Oh, but they weren't forced to be there," you say?  How many of the raped kids do you think wanted to leave after their cornholing and were forced to stay?

http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20090520/ap_on_re_eu/eu_ireland_catholic_abuse
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Re: Who says organized religion isn't about control?
« Reply #14 on: May 20, 2009, 08:11 PM NHFT »

A famous bartender once said:

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If you are a farmer and want to raise hypocrites then open a church.

The amount of misery inflicted on fellow human beings in the name of religion is mind boggling.
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