Thursday, February 3, 2011

What is a valid means to determine whether a religion produces "good fruit" or "bad fruit"?

For me, it is the amount of conflict the religion generates between its followers and everyone else. The more argument and fighting there is over it, the worse the "fruit" it produces.

So, what say you? What is a valid means to determine whether a religion (or lack of religion) produces "good fruit" or "bad fruit"?

BQ: Please, discuss how your religion (or lack of religion) scores using your own criteria?

Answer on What is a valid means to determine whether a religion produces "good fruit" or "bad fruit"?

The only realistic means is to observe the behavior, past and present, of each religious group and the members of said group, thereby determining which percentage count as good and bad fruit by whatever criteria you use.

BQ: I have never done such a study, so I wouldn't know.