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    Are You Religious?

    Why or why not? Just curious.





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    No, I simply stopped caring about religion.

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    No. Waste of time/money/effort for what charity works can do better.

    Religion as a whole is pretty faulty though. I still haven't read up on buddhism, but most religions enough moral issues to put me off of it entirely.


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    It's funny because 70% or more of people who claim to be religious are really not religious at all.

    "“Religions are, by definition, metaphors, after all: God is a dream, a hope, a woman, an ironist, a father, a city, a house of many rooms, a watchmaker who left his prize chronometer in the desert, someone who loves you—even, perhaps, against all evidence, a celestial being whose only interest is to make sure your football team, army, business, or marriage thrives, prospers, and triumphs over all opposition. Religions are places to stand and look and act, vantage points from which to view the world. So none of this is happening. Such things could not occur. Never a word of it is literally true.” .”
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    Quote Originally Posted by Empire View Post
    No. Waste of time/money/effort for what charity works can do better.
    Religion as a whole is pretty faulty though. I still haven't read up on buddhism, but most religions enough moral issues to put me off of it entirely.
    Not all charities, just throwing that out there, and iirc, Buddhism's moral is mostly abstract and focuses on helping people

    OT: No, basically same explanation as Empire too
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    The problem is that we're people. People are shitty beings, you just gotta keep that in mind.
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    Troll nomination. Allah and Muhammad for 1400 years of bullshit.

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    Oh man, I could talk so much about religion as a topic in itself. I feel like many religions touch upon important social, ethical, and moral issues. However, religion itself is looked down upon due to the various negative (which is what most religious naysayers focus on) ways the pious go about expressing their faith and introducing it to society itself. This is coming from a former religious person, as well. But, I think there's a lot to learn from what religious text and stories have to say about the world.
    Last edited by BARON; 03-24-2014 at 10:02 PM.

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    Fuck no, religion is for chumps. If some faggot runs up on me claiming he's god I'm gonna slap the shit out of him with my dick.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 666HiddenMaster666 View Post


    Not all charities, just throwing that out there, and iirc, Buddhism's moral is mostly abstract and focuses on helping people
    Yeah, but enough for me value them over organized religious efforts.



    Quote Originally Posted by BARON View Post
    Oh man, I could talk so much about religion as a topic in itself. I feel like many religions touch upon important social, ethical, and moral issues. However, religion itself is looked down upon due to the various negative (which is what most religious naysayers focus on) ways the pious go about expressing their faith and introducing it to society itself. This is coming from a former religious person, as well. But, I think there's a lot to learn from what religious text and stories have to say about the world.
    Well certain people are always known to be asses. Politics does the same thing to people.

    There is a conflicting problem I see with religion.

    One end has decent morals and a decent code to live by. You wouldn't be a great person, but you'd be alright. But the other end has bad or no morals, and it's part of the same religion.

    I find it harder and harder to to justify the wrong with the good personally, because God is often doing both, which makes him not really worth following.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Empire View Post
    Yeah, but enough for me value them over organized religious efforts.
    Yep, and the older Buddhist monks across the world is probably one of the nicest group of people you'll ever meet
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    The problem is that we're people. People are shitty beings, you just gotta keep that in mind.
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    Here's my opinion:

    Religion, to me, exists to fill up a lot of gaps in humankind, like the questions of where we come from, what happens when we die, what we live for, etc. However, I also think logically, and religion just doesn't make any logical sense. I have yet to find one real reason to believe in a deity of any kind.

    So, I answer the questions in my own way. Where did we come from? I don't know. That doesn't mean that there has to be a god, though.

    What happens when we die? We cease to exist. In the same way Christians believe animals (who have no souls) just die, so too do we. It's sad, but, in my opinion, realistic.

    What do we live for? I don't think there is a purpose to life. I think it just is, and we have to make the most out of it before it's gone. I want to experience life the best I can, because it's the only one I get.





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    Quote Originally Posted by Empire View Post

    Well certain people are always known to be asses. Politics does the same thing to people.

    100% true

    There is a conflicting problem I see with religion.

    One end has decent morals and a decent code to live by. You wouldn't be a great person, but you'd be alright. But the other end has bad or no morals, and it's part of the same religion.
    That makes sense, I tend to focus on the positive things religion can offer, but the "bad end" is definitely there. It's just a matter of keeping yourself from getting caught in those corners of it. Most religions have various flaws, and none can claim to be flawless, in this. But, the "good" end is something that I feel should be the minimum for most people, and the start to being greater than just being "alright".
    I find it harder and harder to to justify the wrong with the good personally, because God is often doing both, which makes him not really worth following.
    I agree, mostly, here as well.


    In general, my final thoughts on it have just come down to human nature. The time periods when most religions were conjured up (ancient times) were times of very weak science. Where we strived to figure out what we couldn't comprehend, we just created one big excuse for it. Anything inexplicable was "the work of God", and that was the end of it.Who knows, during those ancient times it may have just been human fallibility to want to believe in something greater than us.

    Trying to stay neutral here, not trying to advocate atheism or anything, the omnipotence paradox is a good read, for anyone interested.

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