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why do you put ancestor worship (the Far Eastern version of Honor thy father and thy mother) along with those potential evils of religion?

Honouring is not the same as worshiping, the latter being an act of religious devotion usually directed to one or more deities.

by Lynch on Thu Oct 21st, 2010 at 04:39:59 PM EST
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By "usually" you mean the practice of your own religion, however, ancestor worship usually doesn't mean that ancestors are seen as deities. Either way, you didn't reply to my question as to why you consider ancestor worship a potential evil of religion...

*Lunatic*, n.
One whose delusions are out of fashion.
by DoDo on Thu Oct 21st, 2010 at 04:56:54 PM EST
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Look, if you want to pray to your ancestors for whatever it is that makes you feel good - just do it.
by Lynch on Fri Oct 22nd, 2010 at 01:31:30 AM EST
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Still no reply -- I'm not surprised at all...

*Lunatic*, n.
One whose delusions are out of fashion.
by DoDo on Fri Oct 22nd, 2010 at 09:25:54 AM EST
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