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Mankind's worst invention ?

Discussion in 'General Chat' started by Nick_UK, Oct 7, 2005.

  1. Nick_UK

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    OK. We've had the nominations for the best invention. What's the worst ?

    I nominate TV !
     
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    Nerve Gas. At least Atomic research has the potential for electricity generation as well as the Atomic Bomb
     
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    I would agree with this...for me this has been one of the main downfalls of civilisation in recent history - this had made violence more acceptable, and the attitudes of people much worse...

    but on the other hand, is has also benefited us too!
     
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    Crazy Frog. :(
     
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    Relegion

    responsable for more deaths than all the WMD's put together.
     
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    the atomic bomb- with out a shadow of doubt!
     
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    Agreed.
     
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    Greed!
     
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    but not really a threat to the human race, only dangerous to individuals.

    Atom bombs and germ warfare are the worst as they both threaten racial survival.
     
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    How many murders and deaths would there be without religion? Most religious people don't go around killing each other, quite the opposite. Its the fanatics that cause all the problems.

    Most if not all religions do not promote killing or murder. Instead they promote peace, happiness love and kindness.
     
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    i also think that religion brings a lot of people togther as well, and rarely do you get people not inviting people of different faiths inside to understand what thier religion is about,

    as Razor said its the fanatics that cause problems,
     
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    yeah right .... when some one evented the atom bomb, they needed a reason to use it ....

    In world war 2, the atomic bombs killed 120,000 people right out - and over time about 250,000.

    Number of Jews killed 6 million ( relegious persecution )
     
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    rubbish ;)


    eye for an eye

    while a relegion may claim peace and love - the fact that its based on an ideology that is different form otehr religions - and has rules and beliefs that are not based on any logic - conflicts of morality arise .... which ofc have led to wars, persecution and deaths.

    millions die each year in Africa due to the spread of Aids - while not directly responsible, the catholic teachings of not using contraception are contributing in a very large way to this problem -- catholisim being a major player in Africa.

    The power struggles in Iraq atm and the associated bombings are Religous - 2 differening sects of the same religion who distrust each other ... to the point of it escalating to bombings and murders.

    its the same the world over even ignoring the likes of the 'extremists'
     
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    EYE for and EYE, If you havent taken an eye then an eye wont be taken in return.

    When you get religons fighting each other, this is not the true definition of religion but a Fanatic at the helm steering his flock into evil deeds. Go to a average church and you will mainly find nice soft decent people, who want to live their lives as best as they can and in peace.

    With regards to Catholics in Africa, surely the catholic church doesnt promote having sex with others unless they are your married partner. I could be wrong here. I dont think the aids problem would be nearly as bad if they did this.
     
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    I'm sorry - but you are under the delusion that only 'evil people' do bad things.

    Virtually all humans are capable of acts of violence, torture and cruelty given the right situations and stimulae.

    I sugguest you look at human history properly - and examine the fact that your average citizen can be manipulated into doing terrible things.
    look what happened in Germany during world war II ... ( heres a clue - it wasn't a couple of 100 evil people doing it all .... it was a large chunk of the population )

    Mob mentality - fear and propaganda used by leaders of all sorts ( relegious politcal etc ) have been used to get normally nice people to do unspeakable things.

    Beliveing is only fanatics and weirdo's is a 'head in sand' naive approach to the subject.



    .... and as for your comments on Africa ... its really helpful telling people not to have sex outside of wedlock ... since we know the world over its not heeded ... people cheat on partners, use prostitutes etc.

    But the chatholic church has been found to be spreading lies regarding contraceptives - several high ranking Africa catholic church leaders have been telling people that condoms can cause diseases and cancer - thus frigthening people into not using them.
    ---- I watched one of them say this in a documentary .....

    So instead of trying to help and trying to deal with the real issue in the fact that people are sleeping around regardless of what they want them to do ... they should be trying to get them to at least protect themselves .... instead of having millions dying - having children born with aids and being orphand in their 1000's .... NOW THATS PEACE AND LOVE.

    Thats called putting ideology and morality above the worth of someones life ...... and thats WHY relegion is disgusting and dangerous - and has caused so much suffereing to humanity. So all those nice fluffy people on the pues supporting those relegious beliefs and morality .... remeber that when you kneel down to pray, you are kneeling in the blood of 1000's of innocent children.
     
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    Guns don't kill people, people do,
    Bombs don't kill people, people do,
    Religion doesn't kill people, people do,
    So Mankinds worst invention has to be...
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    ...
    ...
    The speed camera :D
     

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