Originally Posted by Alesh
I didn't experience it as "impolite" at all, Alesh, and I am glad you got rid of the fears of Hell. Also, you are right about the great roles spirituality or religion have played and do play in human history. And indeed, they are beliefs and coordinate desires, and that much is true of anything humans consciously live by. I have no fight with that, nor do I have fights with people who believe otherwise than I do - until they start persecuting, locking up, or killing those of what appear mistaken beliefs and misdirected desires to them. But yes, this is not only religious, it is also political, and behind much that is quite horrific in human history.
Yea verily, it even has its own prophets in latter day psychiatry, at KCL and CDC..., talking about "persecuting, locking up, or killing those of what appear mistaken beliefs and misdirected desires".