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Fri Sep 15, 2017, 11:06 AM

Some Religionists are Wonderful People. Others Are Not. [View all]

And that's the bottom line. Some atheists are also wonderful people, and some are not.

It's all about people, not religious beliefs.

Stories about one group or individual doing nice or awful things have nothing to do with what religion they follow or whether they follow any religion at all. It's all people doing things.

We can address specific denominations and sects of various religions, based on their dogmas and teaching, of course. But, there is nothing that can be universally said about any religion, in terms of how it behaves. People do things. It is the people we should focus on, not the generic name of the religion they follow, nor the fact that they follow no religion at all.

All squares are rectangles. The converse is not true.

All Popes are Catholic. The converse is not true.

Basically, it is that simple, really. Look at the actions of individuals and small groups of individuals. That will tell you their character and reveal whatever their ethical compass is. The broader labels of religion are worthless in describing the people who follow that faith or no faith at all.

Some people are wonderful people, regardless of the religion they follow or do not follow. Other people are not, with the same description.

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