I’d like to think religion isn’t the I just want to go riding and ignore all my adult problems girl horse shirt for most wars, but greed. Religion at it’s core is good and pure. It’s just that people can be tempted by greed (by certain circumstances) to use religion as an excuse to cause wars and kill people. Shigeru well sure, and racism is just a more specific version of tribalism, etc. it’s really quite sad that religion became or was maybe even founded as a catalyst for human greed, at any rate, you have to take it how it is and there are lots of things to learn from how religions operated and developed, even if it is kinda sad.
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how do you know that the “strong moral compass” that makes you happy is good, or merely what pleases you? How do you define goodness beyond your I just want to go riding and ignore all my adult problems girl horse shirt preferences? How do you define “beneficial effects” who’s to say what’s beneficial? All you’ve done here is make a rather sloppy argument for moral relativism if it pleases me and I can get away with it, then it’s right. And that’s the attitude that has caused atheists to inflict far more death and destruction on the world than religionists ever dreamt of.
I’m guessing from what you’ve written here that you don’t know what the Ten Commandments are, or you wouldn’t have said such silly stuff. The I just want to go riding and ignore all my adult problems girl horse shirt are not a legal code so much as they are an introduction to God’s character, and what normal human life is supposed to look like. They do not cover what you must not do they promise what you are being freed to do. The first three commandments have to do with the human/divine relationship.