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Published: Wednesday, Jan. 15 2014 12:00 a.m. MST

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pragmatistferlife
salt lake city, utah

Tyler made the point; "Human beings learned to cooperate and show sympathy & compassion tens of thousands of years before religion was invented.".

In fact religion was created to facilitate this cooperation. It's the very reason there are so many different religions. Each culture had to have it's own inherent spin to generate the needed cooperation.

Further evidence is the spiritual experiences some have spoken of here. Christians have Christian supporting experiences, Muslims have Muslim supporting experiences, Hindus have...well you get it. I'd maybe entertain a different perspective if a four year old child from a devout Christian had a near death experience and said hey guess what I met Allah.

Confused
Sandy, UT

CaveTroll,

So what the LDS church has more influence? duh, the majority of the state is LDS... the same can be said in Massachusetts and Catholics, Georgia and Baptist or Methodist, Midwest and Pentecostal.

It is part of what living in a community is about, contrary to popular opinion the Constitution does not prohibit "influence" by a religious group.

nonceleb
Salt Lake City, UT

Saying nonbelievers (humanists) are only moral because they fear getting caught is the same thing as saying the pious are only moral because they fear divine eternal punishment. Wait a minute, the latter is often true.

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