A Mississippi man accused of destroying a statue of a pagan idol at Iowa’s state Capitol is now being charged with a hate crime.

  • platypus_plumba@lemmy.world
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    6 months ago

    I think that the tenets of any religion are worthless, and we have all the other religions as evidence. You can have any set of tenets, people will do whatever they want as long as it is convenient.

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      6 months ago

      Your last point may well be true; but have you checked out the TST tenets?

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      One should strive to act with compassion and empathy toward all creatures in accordance with reason.

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      The struggle for justice is an ongoing and necessary pursuit that should prevail over laws and institutions.

      III

      One’s body is inviolable, subject to one’s own will alone.

      IV

      The freedoms of others should be respected, including the freedom to offend. To willfully and unjustly encroach upon the freedoms of another is to forgo one’s own.

      V

      Beliefs should conform to one’s best scientific understanding of the world. One should take care never to distort scientific facts to fit one’s beliefs.

      VI

      People are fallible. If one makes a mistake, one should do one’s best to rectify it and resolve any harm that might have been caused.

      VII

      Every tenet is a guiding principle designed to inspire nobility in action and thought. The spirit of compassion, wisdom, and justice should always prevail over the written or spoken word.

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        6 months ago

        Yeha, I can see someone totally ignoring these when convenient. These would be even easier to ignore because they have complex and subjective concepts like “justice”, “scientific understanding” and “compassion”, as opposed to “do not kill” and “do not steal”. If people ignore such objective rules, they’d have no issue ignoring subjective ones.

        Anyways, I’ve never liked religions, I honestly don’t agree with creating a religion because I feel it won’t end well… but well, please prove me wrong. There’s no way to tell what will happen.