At 3/21/13 01:44 AM, HollowedPumkinz wrote:
Religion is not a substance that can physically alter a mood or something that can be addicted to or physically depended upon. Above all, it is entirely off topic and nothing but another cheap shot directed at me in a sad attempt to paint me as a slave to religion, which I'm sure in your parochial mind, iaas,fbasfbasjb
You asked why people take drugs. You said yourself that you have no desire to take them, and that you don't know why people do.
When somebody asks for something (e.g. an aspect of human behaviour) to be explained to them, it makes complete sense to try and equate or compare that thing to something that they are already familiar with. By drawing comparisons between A and B, it helps the person see this 'thing' from a different point of view.
My statement that "Drugs do for people what religion does for you" was not an attack on your religion; it was a fairly straightfoward (albeit possibly oversimplified) allegory which I had hoped you would be capable of understanding/recognising. Apparently not.
Your claim that religion is not addictive or depended upon is arbitrary nonsense, however. Religion is the opiate of the masses. But I digress.