Have you read anything I've written?Star Dust said:No, you're simply wrong. Religion isn't necessary for one to be moral and disciplined.
Like anything, the effects of this are not uniform, and those who actually become violent because of this are uncommon. Furthermore, "morality" and "discipline" are not what I refer to; this has nothing to do with the moral or disciplinary lessons which may or may not be taught withing any given religious institution. It is the lack of certain chemicals which are produced by intense religious experiance. Without these chemicals we (you) become unbalanced, simmilar to an addict not getting his fix.PlagueBearer said:I do not blame anthing on the waning of "my" religion, as I have none. Nor is it an issue of "ethics" even. Many people are simply born addicted to God, and without it they become unbalanced. Many feel nothing. Many feel like something is missing from their lives but never know what. Some "find God" and are "born again" A few can't take it, and snap. Finally, I don't indend to blame all problems on a drop in faith; it is one factor amung many for this specific problem. I mentioned many other contributors in a previous post.