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Sure glad I am not religious. Seems quite painful and difficult.

Actually, it's not. Unless you are trying to convince yourself that Jesus didn't really mean it when he said things like "Feed the hungry"

I should have added "for some" at the end of my statement.

While I am not religious, (I don't believe in supernatural stuff) I do appreciate many good things that come from religion. Biblical stories put values, ethics, and morals in context for a lot of folks who may not have thought much about those things otherwise. For some, the simple threat of eternal damnation seems the only thing keeping them from a rampage. But there are a lot of negatives as well. It often serves as a poison, especially when religions is used selectively - and the broader, positive aspects are ignored.

I agree with you, if one focuses on the positive value messages embedded, like the one you mentioned, it can be easy to live. Its when the nuttery takes over that I have no tolerance...
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