Who is more dangerous?

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Who is more dangerous?

Post by wing » Tue Feb 15, 2005 6:05 pm

A religious person who isn't educated, or an educated person who isn't religious?

I thought this was one of the most interesting questions I've heard posed in a long time (heard it said by my girlfriend who heard it in a class).

Discuss.

(For me, the answer is neither, because there are too many other variables that have influence. Still a very good question nonetheless).

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Re: Who is more dangerous?

Post by sonikbliss » Tue Feb 15, 2005 6:10 pm

do either of them have lasers?

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Re: Who is more dangerous?

Post by rolandk » Tue Feb 15, 2005 6:26 pm

Why would an educated person who is not religious be dangerous?

When you say religious, do you mean an active member of an organized religion or someone who isn't but spiritual in their own way?

What if the religion is the church of satan?
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Re: Who is more dangerous?

Post by andrew embassy » Tue Feb 15, 2005 7:37 pm

rolandk wrote:Why would an educated person who is not religious be dangerous?

When you say religious, do you mean an active member of an organized religion or someone who isn't but spiritual in their own way?

What if the religion is the church of satan?
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Re: Who is more dangerous?

Post by Kilroy » Tue Feb 15, 2005 7:40 pm

prolly a religous person who isnt educated. He/she could be a speaker or pastor or whatever, and spread misguided views about whatever religion and get people to follow whatever he said. And it would lead to other people spreading said things. I dunno, just my opinion

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Re: Who is more dangerous?

Post by wing » Tue Feb 15, 2005 7:55 pm

rolandk wrote:Why would an educated person who is not religious be dangerous?
Just because you're educated doesn't mean you're not violent, hateful, jealous, murderous, etc. A lot of famous murderers were genuises.

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Re: Who is more dangerous?

Post by xSALx » Tue Feb 15, 2005 8:10 pm

The question is easy to answer: ignorant religious people seem to be the most dangerous. C'mon you have them pushing creationism upon various parts of the country. I wish they were smart enough to realize that what they are forcing in some school districts is a clear violation of the 1st and most widely known amendment. I don't really see educated people screwing anything up currently.

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Re: Who is more dangerous?

Post by trodden » Tue Feb 15, 2005 8:23 pm

wing wrote:
rolandk wrote:Why would an educated person who is not religious be dangerous?
Just because you're educated doesn't mean you're not violent, hateful, jealous, murderous, etc. A lot of famous murderers were genuises.
Just because your religious doesn't mean you're not violent, hateful, jealous, murderous, etc.

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Re: Who is more dangerous?

Post by aurelialuz » Tue Feb 15, 2005 8:29 pm

define "dangerous."
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Re: Who is more dangerous?

Post by Ivon » Tue Feb 15, 2005 8:29 pm

xSALx wrote:I don't really see educated people screwing anything up currently.
How 'bout George W. Bush's adminstration for the sake of argument.

Edit: Plus, the current commander-in-chief is both religious and educated. Discuss...

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Re: Who is more dangerous?

Post by jamoo » Tue Feb 15, 2005 8:47 pm

wing wrote:A religious person who isn't educated, or an educated person who isn't religious?

I thought this was one of the most interesting questions I've heard posed in a long time (heard it said by my girlfriend who heard it in a class).
Did she hear it from a teacher? If so, I put my money on them being a religious one, because a secularist wouldn't need to ask.

IMO, in this country at least, you have to be educated to not be religious (not to say that religious people are uneducated).

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Re: Who is more dangerous?

Post by meblumen » Tue Feb 15, 2005 8:50 pm

I'd take education over faith any day. Just because something is written in an old book and your parents told you to believe it does not make it true. Education and intelligence give you the tools to question and investigate ideas about religion without blindly accepting them as so many people do so that you can form your own opinions and understand other perspectives as well. Ignorance is not bliss, its why there are so many problems in this world and its why so many people have been killed in the name of God. Education doesn't always bread tolerance but it usually is a step in the right direction.

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Re: Who is more dangerous?

Post by wing » Tue Feb 15, 2005 8:52 pm

trodden wrote:
wing wrote:
rolandk wrote:Why would an educated person who is not religious be dangerous?
Just because you're educated doesn't mean you're not violent, hateful, jealous, murderous, etc. A lot of famous murderers were genuises.
Just because your religious doesn't mean you're not violent, hateful, jealous, murderous, etc.
Totally, I hoped to imply that.
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Re: Who is more dangerous?

Post by wing » Tue Feb 15, 2005 8:53 pm

sonichue wrote:
wing wrote:A religious person who isn't educated, or an educated person who isn't religious?

I thought this was one of the most interesting questions I've heard posed in a long time (heard it said by my girlfriend who heard it in a class).
Did she hear it from a teacher? If so, I put my money on them being a religious one, because a secularist wouldn't need to ask.

IMO, in this country at least, you have to be educated to not be religious (not to say that religious people are uneducated).
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Re: Who is more dangerous?

Post by Ivon » Tue Feb 15, 2005 9:05 pm

meblumen wrote:I'd take education over faith any day. Just because something is written in an old book and your parents told you to believe it does not make it true. Education and intelligence give you the tools to question and investigate ideas about religion without blindly accepting them as so many people do so that you can form your own opinions and understand other perspectives as well. Ignorance is not bliss, its why there are so many problems in this world and its why so many people have been killed in the name of God. Education doesn't always bread tolerance but it usually is a step in the right direction.
I completely agree with what you're saying. But I also think that just because something is written in an old OR new text book - and your professor tells you to believe it does not necessarily make it true.

Much of modern science is based solely on theory and for now, until much of that theory is proven to be true, it takes a considerable amount of faith - yes, faith - to believe that theory is true.

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