The 'religion sucks' thread [lightning rod]

Re: The 'religion sucks' thread [lightning rod]

Postby Chris » 12 Jun 2012, 23:18

I don't see anyone trying to cheat death, and I don't see what this supposed "spiritual hole" (as yet undefined, I see) has to do with it.

Everybody, with no exception, will die. There are no vampires.

So, folks: what does "spiritual" mean, and what is the nature of this "hole"?
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Re: The 'religion sucks' thread [lightning rod]

Postby Charlie Phillips » 13 Jun 2012, 07:09

Chris wrote:I don't see anyone trying to cheat death, and I don't see what this supposed "spiritual hole" (as yet undefined, I see) has to do with it.

Everybody, with no exception, will die. There are no vampires.

So, folks: what does "spiritual" mean, and what is the nature of this "hole"?


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Re: The 'religion sucks' thread [lightning rod]

Postby Chris » 13 Jun 2012, 08:59

Like friendship? Or knowledge?
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Re: The 'religion sucks' thread [lightning rod]

Postby Chris » 24 Jul 2012, 14:02

Here's an aspect of religion I can't abide. It's the way religion can twist people's minds into thinking like monsters.

In the wake of the Colorado shooting tragedy, pastor Jerry Newcombe not only blamed the shooting on the America's supposed loss of fear of God (which is insane in itself); he went on to say that it's not a tragedy for the Christian victims, but the non-Christian victims are now burning in hell. :loco: :noway: :eek:

"If a Christian dies early, if a Christian dies young, it seems tragic, but really it is not tragic because they are going to a wonderful place.. on the other hand, if a person doesn't know Jesus Christ.. if they knowingly rejected Jesus Christ, then, basically, they are going to a terrible place." - Jerry Newcombe

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Re: The 'religion sucks' thread [lightning rod]

Postby sulavaca » 21 Aug 2012, 01:09

Chris wrote:Here's an aspect of religion I can't abide. It's the way religion can twist people's minds into thinking like monsters.

In the wake of the Colorado shooting tragedy, pastor Jerry Newcombe not only blamed the shooting on the America's supposed loss of fear of God (which is insane in itself); he went on to say that it's not a tragedy for the Christian victims, but the non-Christian victims are now burning in hell. :loco: :noway: :eek:

"If a Christian dies early, if a Christian dies young, it seems tragic, but really it is not tragic because they are going to a wonderful place.. on the other hand, if a person doesn't know Jesus Christ.. if they knowingly rejected Jesus Christ, then, basically, they are going to a terrible place." - Jerry Newcombe

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:fume: :raspberry: :loco:


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I have decided that if anyone religious asks me if I'm religious or not, then I'm going to have to say that I believe in Thor.
Thor is great! Thor is strong! Thor will be my chosen god from now on! Anyone claiming that Thor does not exist is blasphemous and is a "hater". Thor is the only one god in the universe!
Thor is a superb example in my opinion, which only religious folks can get a grip on, or should get a grip on anyway as they seem to have too tough a job getting a grip on there being no gods at all. I figure that since they are inclined to believe that there can only be a god, then Thor should be the best, kick ass god out there. Thor would kick the ass of any other god in the cosmos! Thor would make them all weep like babies and beg for his almighty forgiveness!
Thor told his other demi "God" that he could mess around for seven days and make some trees and people. It's up to Thor what happens people! Thor is the human equivalent of Chuck Norris I'm telling you. God? He doesn't even have a proper title! Thor couldn't be bothered to give him one as he wasn't worth the energy.

Thor is king! Thor is the truth! Any other god sucks Thor!

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Re: The 'religion sucks' thread [lightning rod]

Postby BrentGolf » 15 May 2013, 11:14

Religion sucks because it makes otherwise intelligent people completely unwilling to change their views based on new knowledge, new evidence, and new theories. The average scientist probably changes his beliefs and opinions a hundred times throughout his life as our knowledge and understanding of the world advances. The average religious person won't change their views no matter what new evidence is presented.

In no other aspect of a religious persons life would they so strongly reject things that can be proved to be true. Yet if a dusty old book implies otherwise, that's it :roll:
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Re: The 'religion sucks' thread [lightning rod]

Postby russian1864 » 30 Apr 2014, 01:45

Everyone is beliving something. It can be called as religion or it can be called as idea. I also known that people beliving other people too. FOr example, in a horrible stuation, chirstian wants help from Jesus Christ, a muslim wants help from Allah (God) or if you dont belivie religions you will call someone you love such as your brother or your sister, even it can be your pet too. So, human are weak they have to belive something, it unnecessary to inquire.

(At least this is what i belive. It might be wrong :pray: also im open to new ideas) :eh:
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Re: The 'religion sucks' thread [lightning rod]

Postby TheGingerMan » 30 Apr 2014, 21:03

Religion is politricks, and by extension, war, by another means.
As much as morale is vital, creating spirituallly artifical constructs is plainly just not on.

I suggest we just keep our tongues firmly in cheek, and turn it not.
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Re: The 'religion sucks' thread [lightning rod]

Postby Ermintrude » 01 May 2014, 09:57

The real question is 'Who has the the best art?' I'd say the Catholics and the stoners. You don't want to be stuck around a table with either though.
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Re: The 'religion sucks' thread [lightning rod]

Postby TheGingerMan » 01 May 2014, 11:10

Stop making sense.

Yet surely, the protestants, the jews, and why, even those wily Americans, have all made some fine inroads unto art.
And surely discount not, the brits.
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