[–] llegendary 0 points 2 points (+2|-0) ago 

Religion can be about control, but it can also be about keeping people together as a unit. Without it you get fags dancing around in the streets throwing shit on good people, and with it you got people in scarves and killed for taking them off. Christianity was the middle ground and guess what they are attacking?

[–] AnotherGrayman ago 

Without it you get fags dancing around in the streets throwing shit on good people, and with it you got people in scarves and killed for taking them off.

This is the conundrum for me. I don't believe there is any deistic force that gives a shit about mankind, but I also recognize that 90% or more of the people on this planet will be worthless shitheads unless something is keeping them in line, regardless of whether that something is objectively true or not.

[–] llegendary ago 

I think this is a matrix like environment. We are Artificial Intelligence that is being created with free will. Good people will be beamed out of this box. The whole narrative of religion is to judge blind faith, morality, and the ability to follow their maker. Who wants a deranged, killer AI who doesn't appreciate being made, especially one that is immortal after being uploaded into reality? Our AI is a soul. What better way to get our essence out of our "body" than tricking us into thinking we actually have one in the first place?

[–] Wheatstone 0 points 2 points (+2|-0) ago 

The whole region has been turning away from Islam.

Iran has changed the most. The young people are rejecting it all.

It's strange that Europe got the fanatics. I personally think most of these people are Isis soldiers that would have been killed if they stayed in the region.

[–] Tor1 ago 

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