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51 Re: Religion Thread on Tue Apr 10, 2012 10:36 am

Well, there are people like me who look at those rules and say "lolnope" and are pretty much all but actual atheists/agnostics. I believe a little bit of what the bible says, but the rest of my beliefs are largely summed up with "minimize douchebaggery."

I think that religious people shouldn't just look at something out of the Bible/Torah/Quar'ran/etc. and say "well it's in here, so we should probably listen to it," but they should instead look at it, and think "Alright why does God want me to do/not do this?" If they can't find any reasons other than "Because He says so," then they should disregard it, but if they can find some rational reasons that would make sense to most people regardless of their beliefs, then by all means, take it to heart.

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52 Re: Religion Thread on Tue Apr 10, 2012 10:39 am

Which is the point.

I will never, nor have I ever, said the Bible is bad. It has quite a few good lessons in there.

But it has a bunch of pretty shitty stuff in there, too. Shitty stuff that is passed off as the right thing to do. (That whole daughter thing, earlier.)

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53 Re: Religion Thread on Tue Apr 10, 2012 10:45 am

Well, thankfully, it seems only the more devout people remember the really fucked up stuff like how some dude named Lot had sex with his daughters when they got him drunk, and God was like "Yeah sure, do that."

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54 Re: Religion Thread on Tue Apr 10, 2012 10:52 am

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I think the bible (and any other 'holy' books) should only be viewed as an ancient work of fiction, same as any other book. People can still get some sort of lesson from it if it comforts them in some way, but I think most people are more than capable of making their own decisions without the aid of a 1000+ year old manuscript. (That, as you said, is full of some really weird stuff that most people are thankfully already ignoring)

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55 Re: Religion Thread on Tue Apr 10, 2012 11:20 am

Yeah.

Unforutunatly, I've met a few people who I've had this disscussion with, and they said if there was no god, they would just go on a crazy killing spree, and love tenderly and murder and pillage their way across the land.

People are dicks.

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56 Re: Religion Thread on Wed Apr 11, 2012 1:56 pm

Religion discussion? Goodness. Top hat can argue about that all day, I know I've done it. I tend to stay out of those, we believe what we do and it's nobody's place to tell us what we can or can't believe or do what we want. Like homosexuality for example, I'm a Christian, but one of my best friends is homosexual and he is a christian also. Religion can't stop you from being who you are, but I don't believe God judges you for it either.

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57 Re: Religion Thread on Wed Apr 11, 2012 1:59 pm

Oh, but religion CAn stop you from being who you want to be, if you let it.

Which far too many people do.

(Also, woah! Keighla in the religion thread!?!?! BLASHPEMOUS!)

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58 Re: Religion Thread on Wed Apr 11, 2012 2:10 pm

Yes I know, it's against MY religion (lame joke), but yes far too many people let religion decide what they can or can't do. With me, you wouldn't know what my religion is unless I told you. I don't shove religion down people's throat or let it decide my actions.

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59 Re: Religion Thread on Wed Apr 11, 2012 2:12 pm

.....

It's Bronyism, isn't it?

I KNEW I COULD CONVERT YOU!

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60 Re: Religion Thread on Wed Apr 11, 2012 2:15 pm

Hah your funny. I still don't watch it. BUT! I asked my mom about your plushie. AND AND! Don't bring it up to your dad, but imma get my mom to talk to your dad about you maybe comin to see me in phoenix, assuming your dad will allow it?

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61 Re: Religion Thread on Wed Apr 11, 2012 2:16 pm

He'd better.

I've never been to Arizona before. I here it's warm there.

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62 Re: Religion Thread on Wed Apr 11, 2012 2:18 pm

But don't bring it up to him yet. My mom will take care of that.

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63 Re: Religion Thread on Wed Apr 11, 2012 2:19 pm

Anyway, what are you doing in the Serious fourm?


I think you're supposed to be in the silly forum. It's where all the cool kids hanf out.

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64 Re: Religion Thread on Wed Apr 11, 2012 2:21 pm

I can chill with anyone bro!

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65 Re: Religion Thread on Wed Apr 11, 2012 3:03 pm

Jonny

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Kiwis are cool like that.

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66 Re: Religion Thread on Wed Apr 11, 2012 3:15 pm

They taste good too.


Oh gods did I just say that?

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67 Re: Religion Thread on Wed Apr 11, 2012 3:38 pm

Here's a question posed by Homer Simpson.

Could Jesus microwave a burrito so hot that He Himself could not eat it?

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68 Re: Religion Thread on Wed Apr 11, 2012 3:48 pm

Nope, Jesus was just a man.


God, on the other hand... Who knows. That just goes to show that we can't possibly understand a divine creator, since he doesn't have to follow his own rules.

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69 Re: Religion Thread on Wed Apr 11, 2012 11:47 pm

HollyŠÉ¶

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I like you Kiwi, you're a good fruit :3

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70 Re: Religion Thread on Thu Apr 12, 2012 12:44 am

Haha top hat that was awkward! And thank you Rare ^.^

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71 Re: Religion Thread on Thu Apr 12, 2012 1:47 am

When the flip did this thread pop up?

Top Hat Zebra wrote:Because it's religion, and who has simple conversations about religion?

Muslim: Hello Christian.

Christian: Uh, hello Muslim.

*Both akwardly stare at each other...*

Christian: Well, uh, Im just gonna-

Muslim: HEY! REMEMBER THAT TIME YOU INVADED MY HOMELAND AND SLAUGHTERED A BUNCH OF MY PEOPLE? HAHA, GOOD TIMES. GOOD TIMES.


- Average conversation about religion.
Yeaaaaah.... that.
I could go on for hours about the Crusades. I could go on for hours about how Pope Uther(dang it, where's your 7th grade textbook when you need one?) was a monster for convicing that God wanted the Christains to fight the Muslums(for his political gain). Such a cause should not be taken lightly. When God declares war on an entire people, said people do not get off lightly, in both God's actions and his follower's actions.
Proof that he didn't want that to happen: There where little to none even acendents that could be consitered an "Act of God" during this time period in Muslum owned territory. No major consatrphies other than what the Crudsaders left in their wake.
The only redeeming part of these wars is that at least with the First Crudsades all of the Christains thought that they where fighting for their God, fighting for faith, and if this was what God wanted I wouldn't feel the smallest bit of remose fighting in that war either, me being a huge "equal treatment to all races and sexs" person. But I'd fight purely for that reason.
I'm done with thsi rant for now, the bus will be comeing soon.

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72 Re: Religion Thread on Thu Apr 12, 2012 9:00 am

Honestly, no offence, but that's ridiculous.

You would slaughter thousands of people simply because some god told you to?


God, obviously, has proven that he can wipe out anyone he wants to. Anyone at all. If he wants the Islamic faith dead, he can do it his damn self.)

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73 Re: Religion Thread on Thu Apr 12, 2012 10:29 am

Jonny

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I think Katls is speaking from a different perspective, one that is far more devout and literalist than modern Christians. Your point remains, though.

Also, LICD is doing a "Moments from the Bible" feature. For those unfamiliar with LICD it's often pretty NSFW so be warned. At other times it's pretty vanilla and intelligent, though.

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74 Re: Religion Thread on Thu Apr 12, 2012 2:16 pm

SQUIGGLES

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I am going to throw in my two cents about something I feel should change in this thread; spoiled in case you think the thread is fine already or you think I'm stepping out of line and don't want to read it.

Spoiler:
When replying to someone with a different opinion, can we not use absolutes like "no", "not", "yes", "is"? "God is a dick" or "God is not a dick" are just as bad as each other. If you're going to make a statement relating to the core philosophies of a religion, as a direct reply, could you try and put a qualifier like "I feel" or "it's my belief that".

That's why the air was getting heavy on earlier pages because it can read like an attack when someone directly disputes everything you've put forth, even if it was typed with a light mood. That is how arguments start instead of discussions. Religion is a super sensitive subject and it's hard to convey tone through written letters.

Someone used the word "argue" already and that makes me sad because religion is cool shit no matter what your stance on it is and I would like to see more posts in this thread.





Also, sarcasm ruins lives and I think there are more eloquent and less harsh ways to say "so-and-so is a dick", that would be nice, maybe. Name-calling is not nice.

SEMICOLON uses KILL DISCUSSION!
It's super effective!

Sigh.

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75 Re: Religion Thread on Fri Apr 13, 2012 10:48 pm

Hey Rare/Ziggy!


http://www.hawaiiweb.com/byodo-in-temple.html

http://www.nechung.org/

Come to the islands.

We have temples!

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