Re: A Retired Internationalist: After 50 Years
There is no question about the millions slaughtered in the name of god. The problems with this line of argument is that millions have been slaughtered in the name of just about every religion and philosophy on the planet. One would never be an atheist or an agnostic if one judged their philosophies by the people who espouse them. Rape and murder, domestic violence, lieing etc etc. are found in the homes of every conceiveable way of life: golfers, footballers, TV watchers---the list is endless. One does not choose a philosophy or religion( or for that matter an approach to federation) on the basis of the behaviour of their adherents. If one did one would have to stick one's head in the sand and die of lack of oxygen waiting to find the group/phil/religion/line of thought whose members(card carrying or just chaps who think along a certain path) have a standard of beahviour that is exemplary/model. The behaviour of all identifiable groups is always lacking.
I wish you well in your search and your way, if you don't come back on this one.-Ron