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Andrew Smith
Posted 6 months ago
Is religion simply the biggest tradition of them all?
Whether or not there is Truth in the Bible or the answers it DOES provide to those questions are true, partially true, or false is not really relevant. Those who believe in it, believe it is true and for them those questions are answered. If you believe that the answers are inadequate or baseless, so be it, many would agree, many would disagree. However for the deeply religious, religion does answer those questions and does act as more than a tradition they follow because their ancestors did.
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Andrew Smith
Posted 6 months ago
Can we change the mentality of a whole country in ten years?
No. First you have to alter the education system so that new generations will have different thinking. The greater changes in thinking the more drastic and difficult the alterations will be. Then you have to wait for the generations of the old thinking,for you will not be able to change them as a whole, to frankly die. The generations that are then adults who would have went through the new education will not be fully invested in it as their parents will likely have been of the old thinking and you will be in a transitional phase of society. It is not until the children of the first wave of the new generation are "in power" that you have truly changed the mentality of a nation.
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Andrew Smith
Posted 6 months ago
Is religion simply the biggest tradition of them all?
I believe it is much more. Personally I am not very religious. However while religion is a tradition, it also acts to answer many of our questions. It is a method of attaining inner peace by removing questions such as, "where did I come from?" what should I do" and the biggest one of them all, "Is this Right or Wrong?" Religion is also a way people cling to hope. Hope that death is not the end of all. Hope that there is a mysterious force looking out for you and he will one day end your pains. Hope that all of your good actions will mean something. Without religion, billions of people would be lost. Therefore I would not simply consider it a tradition, I believe it goes beyond that.
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Andrew Smith
Posted 6 months ago
Do you believe there is a shadow government in the USA.
I feel Shadow Government has extended connotations that don't necessarily apply, however I would agree that our political heads are being more heavily influenced by the money and power then by the will of the people or the greater good (Which are not necessarily the same)