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    Re: Are you religious?

    Post by Tolvo on Fri Nov 23, 2012 2:20 pm

    By the way I wasn't saying your belief is wrong Barth, just the terminology and what it implies.

    EDIT: Meant Elite Knight.


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    Re: Are you religious?

    Post by BIG TIME MASTER on Fri Nov 23, 2012 2:23 pm

    If you really think about, the only thing worth worshipping is the Sun.

    It's the source of all life. For us to be, it must be. When it is gone, we will be gone. It neither loves nor hates, it simply is and should you follow it's example of existing without any notions of good or bad, but simply exist in the moment and offer warmth to all other living creatures, then you will be a happy person.

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    Re: Are you religious?

    Post by Elite Knight on Fri Nov 23, 2012 2:31 pm

    Tolvo wrote:Elite Knight something to consider, believing in a theistic explanation of origin based off of what is known in the realm of science is fine, but try not to call it Intelligent Design. Intelligent Design was proposed as a scientific theory and was thus proven to be incorrect. Your beliefs can be based off of science but I wouldn't advise putting it underneath its definitions.

    So just say something like theistic origin, etc.

    Hmmm, that's a bit disconcerting. Perhaps I should delve into it a bit more, see what I've missed. Thanks for the heads-up Tolvo.



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    Re: Are you religious?

    Post by Tolvo on Fri Nov 23, 2012 2:59 pm

    Terms are always a real pain when it comes to any field truly.
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    Re: Are you religious?

    Post by Serious_Much on Fri Nov 23, 2012 3:11 pm

    WhatDoesThePendantDo? wrote:I'm an atheist but that doesn't mean that I lack morality.

    And epic necrobump, TolvoMan! silly

    Arguably though atheists are more morally good than Christians or anyone with faith, as there's no reward, no underlying reason to do good. It's intrinsically rather than extrinsically motivated.. It's an interesting point to consider really.


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    Re: Are you religious?

    Post by Mr. Tart on Fri Nov 23, 2012 3:32 pm

    I'm not quite sure what to define myself as, although it leans more towards the atheist side. I don't believe in god or anything almighty, however, i do kind of believe in rebirth though. Kind of doubt that's enough to consider myself religious anyway. Either way, i don't consider myself religious.


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    Re: Are you religious?

    Post by Tolvo on Fri Nov 23, 2012 3:43 pm

    Well religions do not require gods, just spirituality. One can be an atheist and religious, though in your case I'd just say you are spiritual.
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    Re: Are you religious?

    Post by vatar5 on Fri Nov 23, 2012 4:05 pm

    Then...

    Believing in Poltergeists means you're religious? :face:


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    Re: Are you religious?

    Post by Tolvo on Fri Nov 23, 2012 4:26 pm

    Religion requires communities, 500+ members, rituals, shared beliefs.

    Also I totally worded my previous post wrong, I meant that he was just spiritual. Spirituality does not require a belief in a got. Just in the concept of spirits or things beyond our perceptions/the physical world. If you believe in ghosts you are spiritual, ghosts are spirits.

    If you believe you can summon ghosts on fridays with like minded people by using candles and salts, you're in a ghost religion/cult.
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    Re: Are you religious?

    Post by Hatsune Miku on Fri Nov 23, 2012 5:56 pm

    I'm Christain Methodist. Born and raised that way. But it wasn't always like that. I did at one point denied that God exists. But as time went on I found that I was the problem as to why I was so unhappy, not other people. And other things came along that showed me that God does exists as well.

    I'm most likely be back to post more indepth on my situation of it later. I'm tired as of now.


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    Re: Are you religious?

    Post by Forum Pirate on Fri Nov 23, 2012 6:44 pm

    If I haven't said it already, no. Now string theory (if true) virtually garuntees the exsistance of at least 1 god, more likely many, but with no way for me to know if this universe has a god, or wether or not it is one we know, or even if he/she/it is benevolent, attempting to worship one seems rather pointless.


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    Re: Are you religious?

    Post by Tolvo on Sat Nov 24, 2012 12:07 am

    I wish I knew more about string theory so I could discuss the ideas. It sounds pretty interesting.

    That is good for you Vinyl, I may not be religious but I understand how important it can be to a person to find their faith.
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    Re: Are you religious?

    Post by Forum Pirate on Sat Nov 24, 2012 1:02 am

    I get the principle. the actual math is way above my head, but the theory itself is summarized at the link.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8Q_GQqUg6Ts

    You should be able to make sense of it, it seems to be intended for people less inteligent than I believe you to be.


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    Re: Are you religious?

    Post by GrinTwist on Sat Nov 24, 2012 1:18 am

    I never knew there was a thread for religion. Awesome. big grin

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    @Tolvo the theory about how we all don't really have free will but what we do is all connected through strings? I've heard of it, it's quite an interesting theory.


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    Re: Are you religious?

    Post by Forum Pirate on Sat Nov 24, 2012 1:23 am

    Thats not the string theory I ment (never heard of that one actually)


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    Re: Are you religious?

    Post by GrinTwist on Sat Nov 24, 2012 1:30 am

    It's an odd one, to be honest I've only seen it twice on the internet. Creepy Pasta and when I was lurking on an internet board, not really the type of place to find intellectual discussion.

    I'm watching your "Tenth Dimension" video now, it is a fun watch. The concepts are a little hard grasp but I will probably get it in an hour.


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    Re: Are you religious?

    Post by Forum Pirate on Sat Nov 24, 2012 1:35 am

    I got lost for a bit when I was researching it to, my friends said it clicked for them towards the end.


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    Re: Are you religious?

    Post by GrinTwist on Sat Nov 24, 2012 1:41 am

    It's starting to click for me.

    From my mind that is still working on the concept I believe the tenth dimension is essentially every possible way our life could have turned out to be in one dot.


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    Re: Are you religious?

    Post by Garl_Vinland on Sat Nov 24, 2012 1:52 am

    I follow most of the code in Bushido, the virtues and ideal, not anti-women, practice martial arts, etc. I'm closer linked to that and Zen than anything else silly


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    Re: Are you religious?

    Post by mugenis4real on Sat Nov 24, 2012 5:27 am

    I've tried to follow multiple religions but things always ended up the same with each one. I would start to ask questions and eventually, without fail, I would receive the same answer. FAITH. You have to have FAITH. FAITH FAITH FAITH. My problem is that I'm not the type of person who you can just tell this incredible story to, and have believe that its the truth with no solid evidence. I actually went as far as to read the entire Bible and let me tell you...if half of the "Christians" out there finished this thing, front to back, they would probably renounce their faith.
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    Re: Are you religious?

    Post by Tolvo on Sat Nov 24, 2012 5:36 am

    They don't have to read it if they do not wish to, it is actually more common now for Christians to not follow the bible.
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    Re: Are you religious?

    Post by TeeNyan on Sat Nov 24, 2012 8:25 am

    Tolvo you should stop posting at 9999 posts and on topic i don't really have a religion but i don't want to be a atheist either so yeah o:


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    Re: Are you religious?

    Post by Tolvo on Sat Nov 24, 2012 8:31 am

    You don't need a religion to believe in a god, you can be an irreligious theist if you wish to be.

    I might save 10000 for something special.
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    Re: Are you religious?

    Post by TeeNyan on Sat Nov 24, 2012 8:33 am

    I do believe in god but not too a point where i want a religion just incase he's not so real. tongue


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    Re: Are you religious?

    Post by Tolvo on Sat Nov 24, 2012 8:34 am

    Ah, well then you are an agnostic theist it sounds like.

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