Originally Posted by orangenblue2
I agree wholeheartedly. The difference between me (and presumably you) and the majority of others is that I see these "legends, myths, and beliefs" for what they are. Certainly nothing more, but also nothing less. All religion is superstition. Plain and simple. I don't care if you are christian, muslim, jewish, buddhist, etc.. I don't care if you are an adherent of one of the THOUSANDS of offshoot sects of these religions. If you place your worldly life and the circumstances surrounding said life in the hands (bosom, control, whatever) of some otherworldly deity(ies), you believe in superstition. I'm not trying to offend anyone by that statement. It is the plain truth. Religion is great for philisophical discussions if you are so inclined, however it does not deserve a place in any rational, logical talk about reality. As long as people treat it that way, I have no problem...
to you all...
This is funny. You say that you don't want to offend anybody, but then you postulate that you know the "truth" by seeing these beliefs for what they are. I would hazard to guess that you know little more than anyone else about the "truth" of these matters. Don't be blinded by your own egocentrism. In the debate of which god, or if any of them really exists, people can only look to their own beliefs. Your belief or mine is not any more valid from a rational perspective, than what it does for us.