Goh Lip

Petaling Jaya, Malaysia

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Goh Lip
Posted about 3 years ago
Has religion outlived it's usefulness?
"imminent collision"? You mean past, present and future collisions? What do we call ...Belfast, Balkans, Spanish Inquisition, ongoing Middle East, Shia-Sunni.......? Political conflicts? Land issues? Tribal rivalries? Glad to know there's "no hypothesis" for collisions. Isn't it nice to know we're all the same children of god, all going to the same heaven and I am the queen of england.
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Goh Lip
Posted about 3 years ago
Has religion outlived it's usefulness?
Peter, appreciate your response. I had always felt it is futile to try have a meaningful and logical discussion about the merits or demerits of religion, any religion; unless everyone is in complete agreement, which is near impossible, as borne out by the many comments here on this page. " To the faithful, no explanation is necessary; To the faithless, no explanation is possible." Thanks and take care.
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Goh Lip
Posted about 3 years ago
Has religion outlived it's usefulness?
Tim Colgan, "....assuming religion ever did serve a useful function for humanity...." Being useful (in my opinion, more harmful than useful), doesn't makes it true. We should be more concerned if things are true or false, right or wrong; not convenient or expedient. And isn't that what all religions purport to teach? Ironic, isn't it?
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Goh Lip
Posted about 3 years ago
A world without religion, how will it really look?
"...would there really be in idyllic world waiting in the end of this war?" The war in your part of the world? A hypothetical idyllic (impossible) situation where *all* parties are suddenly atheists? I would think the war would have subsided dramatically, not because disagreements will disappear, but because there will be more empathy and compassion for the other side, not being demonized and dehumanized. I like your dream, Roi. I hope more would share yours and make it a reality, not the nightmare it currently is. Shalom and Salam.
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Goh Lip
Posted about 3 years ago
Can people who deny science be educated? How?
I noticed many commenters here do not answer your 2 questions directly, despite your admonishment. Yes. By educating them not to deny science. ps: Do not harangue, lecture or impose your opinions. 'Discuss' case studies, like Kurt Wise, Francis Collins. 'Ask' if it would be more dangerous if politicians deny science, like .... heh heh heh.
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Goh Lip
Posted about 3 years ago
The west can no longer claim to be an honest broker in the search for peace in the Middle East.
Where there are geopolitical interests, there cannot be any honest broker, anywhere, period. The 'west', lead (read - bribed, threatened or bullied) by the 'leader of the free world' would see to it that their interests are preserved, nothing else would matter. Nevertheless, the need to appear principled and just is equally important, so as to gain consent and agreement for their actions; hence the calls for democracy and human rights. The assasinations of many elected leaders, eg Lumumba, Mussadeth, Allende and many others; and the support for human rights and democracy for the people when their dictators, eg Mubuto, Shah, Pinochet and many others were overthrown should surely adduce to the nefarious, hypocritical and mendacious 'principles' of the 'free world'. Furthermore, the people in the 'most free' country are themselves subjected to the ultimate insidous form of oppression; for thinking they are supremely free and democratic due to their electoral and capitalist systems, they do not realise that both political parties and other levers of control are subjucated by very narrow business interests and like the part of the world their country dictates to, they themselves are being exploited and oppressed, numbed by propagandist iterations by the media. While we rejoice for the people of Egypt and Tunisia (and others more to come), violence in the world will not trully abate until the people of the 'freest country' have their own revolution. The greatest perveyor of violence on earth today - my own government. - Martin Luther King Those who make peaceful revolution impossible will make violent revolution inevitable. - John F Kennedy