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Getting killed by someone not being influenced by a religion/god is not better. That is not the point. The point is that someone who accepts the delusions of religion is more likely to kill so the best thing it to reduce the influence of all religions/gods.So are you saying that I should be reduce or taken away or whatever because you afraid of the fact that I don't believe the way you do? I just want to know if I understand you correct.
And in response,
I know I'm not Samothec, but he said reduce the influence of religion, not religious people. IMO, that means that if you're going to vote on something based on your religion rather than logic and ethics, you don't get to vote at all.
Your observation was correct, Lucifer, I said and meant "reduce the influence of all religions/gods". However there have been moments when I have slipped back towards theism and felt that god wanted me to do things. The most recent
and significant was watching the movie "Frailty" for the first time. It seemed like god was sending me a personal message to go out and act on my recurring thoughts and kill people. Fortunately I resisted and was able to restore myself. Otherwise, Riley, I could have been out there reducing the people – like you.
I haven't had a good life – part of the reason I know god isn't good. "No good deed goes unpunished" was a running theme in my life – in addition to other crap I don't feel like sharing right now. But unless god appears to me and demonstrates to MY satisfaction
that he exists and that killing people is genuinely what he wants me to do and is not just problems in my head, then I refuse to succumb to ignorance, superstition and those psychological problems. Let me ask you Riley, do you really want me
to believe in god? (If you're smart you'll say "No.")
I believe my reading skills are fine. Who would decide if my thoughts were rational or not and how would it be decided?
A person's mental health is usually decided by a psychologist/psychiatrist. Unfortunately religion and belief in god have been grandfathered in as supposedly rational. Otherwise a lot of people would be having a judge looking over their psych evaluation to decide if they need to be placed in a secure environment.
Yes, I have a therapist who has been helping me deal with my problems.