9/30/14 Meria interviews sociologist Ryan Cragun on his book “What You Don’t Know About Religion (but should)”. Religious fundamentalism and conflicts/wars;unwilling to compromise; atheists more knowledgeable about the Bible than most religious;why people leave religion;millennials reject it;social issues and hand picking scriptures to justify discrimination;81% of all abortions are women in religions;are we a “christian” nation (data); Founding Fathers based this country on enlightenment not religion; how many religious people actually go to church? the exodus from religions; secularization;religion vs. reality; Patriarchal religions-control women; disfellowshipped; pro-family or pro-religion? Keep that tithing going; Book of Mormon a work of fiction;humans created religion;the intelligence/education/financial/health of religious people; shunning science;what does religious freedom mean to fundamentalists? abstinence-early marriage;does religion make people happier? who dies better? discrimination against atheists in America and lots more.
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Loved, loved, this show! I was raised (brainwashed) Catholic. When I was taught “What is God?”…answer: “God is Love”. Next lesson…”Fear the Lord”. Excuse me Sister, but if God is LOVE why should I fear Him? Answer: “Take it on Faith”…of course they called my parents and told them to tell me to STOP aking questions. Well, long story short, THAT was NOT going to happen. When I left my “Faith/Religion”, I searched and found true Spirituality. In my opinion, Religion/Faith is about CONTROL. When someone says what “Religion” they belong to, most people already think they KNOW who they are. When I say: “I am a Spiritual Person”, they have NO clue who I am….Love that! NO labels…Thank you for this fantastic show!
I’m glad you enjoyed it, I did too. It’s time for people to LIVE their beliefs and stop forcing it on everyone else.
My favorite comment was how depressed people actually have a better grasp on the world as it is.
great show. I hope more people will listen to it.
Many thanks, Meria!