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Paul Kirhagis

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Where do organized religions go wrong?

I identify with the idea that humans are built to transcend themselves to contribute to the group as a whole. Organized religion is a bridge that allows those who have similar values and morals to come together and to help others grow. But how would we explain things like the crusades or the Spanish inquisition in this context?

Does the transcendence that a group experiences fall apart at an individual level then rebuild itself into a mutated version of the original? or does some other process occur that twists the collective masses into behavior that is clearly against the original purpose of the group?

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    Jan 12 2013: Most religious & spiritual concepts/ideologies are sound if one keeps to its initial teachings instead of changing these teachings around to serve ourselves; the real question here isn’t if religion & spirituality is flawed in some way but how we have allowed such radical fundamentalists to run the show?

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    Mathew
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        Jan 13 2013: I suppose radical fundamentalists are more exciting, if it feels good it must be good but of course that’s not the case like with pornography, drugs & even stealing & killing can feel good to some, I do wonder sometimes in how literate we really are.

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