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Should religious texts have warning labels on the front?

Curmudgeon 2012/08/21 13:28:11
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We put labels on everything else these days that is remotely harmful to people; cigarettes have nasty images, junk food has stats on how bad it is for you, and we have endless studies on how bad this and that is for you all the time.

Shouldn't the same apply to religious tenets which can end up running someone's life and into someone who follows them without question?
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  • Nick 2013/03/06 12:14:07
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    Nick
    +1
    The bible should just be moved to the Fiction section of the bookstores. Problem solved.
  • Curmudgeon Nick 2013/03/06 12:42:24
    Curmudgeon
    Lets be nice here, put it in popular fiction.
  • hapman 2012/08/21 18:00:01
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    hapman
    +2
    the people who take them seriously should have warning labels on them.

    christian warning
  • lyle 2012/08/21 16:49:48
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    lyle
    WARNING>>>>>God can change your life
  • Curmudgeon lyle 2012/08/22 02:32:33
    Curmudgeon
    +1
    Taking the entire history of religion as an example, the results of those changes are not always good.
  • lyle Curmudgeon 2012/08/22 04:21:50
    lyle
    some who 'claim' to be serving God might really be serving self.....u can't blame the concept of God for that.......cause thats the bulls*** of men
  • Curmudgeon lyle 2012/08/22 05:00:01
    Curmudgeon
    The concept of god, as there is more than one out there as far as the various other religions tell me, I don't blame that for the rampant violence and hatred that occurs daily in religion's name.

    I blame the men who created religions, gods, and were too inept to write scripture that was clear enough to avert the mess we are in with everyone and his dog disputing versions of tenets and forming sects.
  • lyle Curmudgeon 2012/08/22 05:36:29
    lyle
    +1
    well every culture has their own 'holy man' who taught his thinkings about what God is, and that has 'set' into separate religions,,,,,but really its all the same thing..........and you can't learn it like every other thing we learn (ya read it over a couple times and u got it )....and like ten blind guys discribing an elephant, the stories are going to be different and contradictory................... there is always the common thread
  • Nick lyle 2013/03/06 12:05:11
    Nick
    +3
    Yes, it can ruin it.
  • lyle Nick 2013/03/06 16:13:51
    lyle
    God is like holding Alladin's Lamp.......but if you don't know what you got there....might as well be trash
  • Radical Ed 2012/08/21 16:01:07
    Sure, why not?
    Radical Ed
    +1
    ay, someone stole my idea 0o.
  • David 2012/08/21 14:44:36
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    David
    +1
    But the Republican Party should definitely have a health warning when they start talking about legitimate rape and pushung grandma off the cliff with the planned ending of both medicare and Obamacare!
  • Nick David 2013/03/06 12:08:40
    Nick
    +1
    Obamacare is a cesspit and the democrats are like Christians in that they have blinded themselves to the truth. Not one socialist/liberal has yet been able to explain NDAA, the renewal of the Patriot Act (which the socialists bashed when Bush signed, but went silent when Obama renewed), drone killing of innocent civilians, the anti-protest bills, internet censorship, and the list goes on, all thanks to Obama.
  • stevegtexas@aol.com 2012/08/21 14:34:16
  • D D 2012/08/21 13:59:37
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    D D
    +1
    lol...no.
  • 3052457 2012/08/21 13:52:25
  • ThickAzABrick 2012/08/21 13:35:48
    Sure, why not?
    ThickAzABrick
    +1
    Maybe it will drive up sales like it did for Heavy Metal records.
  • Curmudgeon ThickAz... 2012/08/21 13:46:41
    Curmudgeon
    Aren't religious texts stolen more often that they are bought? Maybe that's just the figures I've seen.
  • 3052457 Curmudgeon 2012/08/21 13:53:26
  • YourCompanionCube 2012/08/21 13:34:55
    Sure, why not?
    YourCompanionCube
    +2
    Put them on everything. Science text books, for example are riddled with errors. Don't be a ditz.
  • 3052457 YourCom... 2012/08/21 13:54:16
  • ThickAz... 3052457 2012/08/21 15:43:42
    ThickAzABrick
    Do you see the hilarity of your answer? You say that "the advantage with science however is that it's CONSTANTLY being rewritten as it is being tested". That means that science is less about iron clad facts, as it is facts as best we understand for now. Why would any critical thinker put stock in a discipline that has ever evolving answers and viewpoints?
  • Curmudgeon ThickAz... 2012/08/21 15:55:53
    Curmudgeon
    +2
    There are no carved in stone facts in this world as sciences are always evolving as new information comes to light in support of or against established ideas. Whereas religion never changes, adheres to dogma, and all ideals held by it are forgone conclusions which are never open to revision.

    With that in mind, why wouldn't a critical thinker side with ideas that change as new evidence is discovered over a system of ideals that only ever seems to be interested in finding information to back up ideas that never change? lol
  • ThickAz... Curmudgeon 2012/08/21 16:06:26
    ThickAzABrick
    "There are NO carved in stone facts"? Wow.

    "... why wouldn't a critical thinker side with ideas that change..."? WOW!

    I apologize for trying to have a serious discussion with you.
  • 3052457 ThickAz... 2012/08/21 16:15:30
  • 3052457 ThickAz... 2012/08/21 16:02:18
  • ThickAz... 3052457 2012/08/21 16:11:30
    ThickAzABrick
    +1
    I accept that you are out of talking points. In an act of kindness on my part, I make you this promise. I will not have a battle of wits with an unarmed man. Peace.
  • 3052457 ThickAz... 2012/08/21 16:13:31
  • Nick ThickAz... 2013/03/06 12:10:36
    Nick
    +1
    ^^ So you think the bible is factual and infallible? You need medication.
  • peaches 2012/08/21 13:31:54
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    peaches
    +1
    Then every single piece of literature would have to have a warning sign on it.
    Literature is about interpretation. And everyone interprets things differently. So something that potentially harms one person, can help another and vice-versa.
  • 3052457 peaches 2012/08/21 13:56:20
  • peaches 3052457 2012/08/21 14:54:10
    peaches
    +2
    Besides the fact that I don't believe anything from the Bible because it's a storybook. It tells me that society has changed. That was written a long time ago in a very different world than the one that we live in today.
  • Cameleon peaches 2012/08/21 15:12:39
    Cameleon
    +1
    There are also many disgusting things in the bible as well. I do recall a passage where god forced people to eat dung and also eat their babies.
  • peaches Cameleon 2012/08/21 15:17:27
    peaches
    +1
    I know. There are disgusting things in general life too. But we can't necessarily put a warning label on life, can we?
  • 3052457 peaches 2012/08/21 15:19:08
  • peaches 3052457 2012/08/21 15:22:13
    peaches
    +1
    Forbidding children from reading them is a bit different, though. We forbid children from doing a lot of things!
    But, what I'm saying is, that if you put a warning label on one book, it'll have to be put on another, and another, and so on. So you may as well put one on them all, really.
  • 3052457 peaches 2012/08/21 15:26:40
  • peaches 3052457 2012/08/21 15:32:32
    peaches
    +1
    There are few, yes. But you cannot put labels on everything...
  • 3052457 peaches 2012/08/21 15:33:29 (edited)
  • peaches 3052457 2012/08/21 15:34:59
    peaches
    +1
    Trust me, especially if religious texts get warning labels, there will be an uproar. And then everyone will try and get every book out there to have a silly label on it.

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