History of Religion

Submitted by: fancylad 9 years ago in

It"s the entire history of religion in 90 seconds.
There are 68 comments:
Female 1,299
nardo218, yeah, its not entirely accurate as to what came before, but i think its just because its only showing major religions today, not so many years ago, which would have made it a lot longer

and: "and kind of interesting how christianity all of a sudden just took over"

Kinda like the internet and porno

i think they should do a map of how fast that spread,

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Male 2,605
oumaverick, first of all, it`s spelled `atheist`. Failing that, I don`t trust you to have an accurate understanding of the arguments from atheism. As much as it may cause you to question your faith, I`d suggest reading Dawkins` The God Delusion.

Pascal`s Wager can only be considered practical or `better` under the pretense that one is willing to forfeit their lifetime for a possibly lost cause. I say rather than spend all this time preparing for a possible afterlife, we should enjoy, not knowing either way, the only life we know for certain we possess. My argument is thus: I don`t believe a god would blame me for having doubt and wishing to commit a life to the pursuit of truth. If indeed a god does condemn me for doubting its existence, perhaps it isn`t a god worth worshiping?

"No trying to impose certian rituals or dogmatic beliefs on anyone."

A compulsory love for God cannot be considered a `dogmatic belief`? How not?

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Female 106
"LyndsHottie, i think they`re just showing the major religions of the world, also hinduism isnt monotheistic. and kind of interesting how christianity all of a sudden just took over"-cooki

Actually hinduism is monotheistic. That its not is a common misconception. They worship only ONE god. The many "gods and goddesses" you see are supposed to represent the many attributes of the ONE god.

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Male 474
I rofl`ed when Christianity DOMINATED the whole planet. (I`m Buddhist...)
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Male 206
i swear, most people on this board are athiest.

why?

and, for the record, the point of Christianity was not to be a religion to try and change people`s beliefs. The premise is simple. To love your creator with all that you are, and to love others as yourself. That`s it. No trying to impose certian rituals or dogmatic beliefs on anyone. The point is to simply love them into a relationship with God.

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Male 3,619
bwahahaa, christianity did overkill!
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Female 1,063
neato man!
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Female 47
wow.
i deffinately just watched this in my history class a few weeks ago.
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Female 363
Interesting..
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Male 1,623
It looks like a chart of epidemics.
It is.
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Male 572
WTF? Australia wasn`t discovered till 200-300 years ago how could it have been brought christianity???
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Male 11
Judaism doesn`t even show up in Hollywood? Who made this, Mel Gibson? I think someone needs to check these stats a little better...
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Male 312
I think it`s great that so many different beliefs came to be.
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Female 8
in response to: but it`s saying that monotheistic religions sprung up suddenly, without anything that came before. That`s not accurate. The polytheistic religions came before all of them and influenced them all. An accurate map would show influences, not sudden growth.

That`s not true. Because Buddhism isn`t monotheistic and it was the 2nd religion on the map if i remember correctly.

though you are right, there are more then a handful of religions in the world.

thanks for the pie graph baal

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Male 4,546
Only 5 Major religions?

2 Billion Xians. 1.5 Billion Muslims. 1.2 Billion Atheists (not shown). 750 mil to 1bil Hindus? 500 mil Bhuddists? 20 Million Jews?

That covers up to 6.2 out of the worlds ~ 7.x Billion people. The next big religion after that is Sikhism with just 23 million people.

It`s hard to come up with 5 "Major" religions...

Link to some numbers that are probably more accurate than my guesswork: Pie Chart.

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Male 335
I don`t think this video was true to its name at all. It only showed 5 major religions that are practiced today.
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Male 4,546
Incidentally, the link could have been better, but pretty nice.

Some people are just so eager to take a dig at religion. "Omg like diseases! Mind diseases!"

Yes, and pretty much the same way any brand of thought travels, from Democracy, to Communism, to concepts of Equality, to concepts of Racism, ad infinitum.

If you want to keep blaming religion rather than human nature for war you`re full of it. Take away religion and do you get peace? No.

WWI, WWII, Vietnam, Korea, Iraq, Iraq II, Cold War, The Civil War.

(P.S.
Saddam was consistently a secular dictator.
For all that say Hitler was a Christian, he also called Christianity a disease when not giving public speeches).

Even look at Palestine/Israel. Jewish Orthodoxy originally *opposed* the settling of Israel. It has always been a war about land, not religion. If religion got it`s way then, there would *be* Middle East peace.

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Male 4,546
Pascal`s wager is mathematically accurate according to game theory, practically inaccurate, and based on the false premise that you choose what you believe.

The act of belief is not simply saying "I believe in God". You cannot change what you believe on a whim due to what is nicer. If that were the case I would believe that I am surrounded by a small harem of beautiful women, on pillows stuffed with 100 dollar bills from where I rule the universe, and upon my death, I shall be rewarded as per how much sex I have had in my lifetime.

Doesn`t make it true. Alas.

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Female 20
^iono, it just seems like if there is no reward, you kinda just spent your whole life acting a certain way for nothing. it`s such a gamble. w.e. it`s up to each person i guess..
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Male 243
logical conclusion of option one- Your on the safe side. No God, no punishment...

logical conclusion of option two- Hell, hades, punishment, lower reincarnation, etc.

So basically, with option one your end up better off. I guess.

Just stating the facts, not necesarily my own opinion btw...

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Female 20
Putzpie
Male, 13-17, Eastern US
135 Posts Saturday, December 29, 2007 12:58:48 PM
"Just remember it`s better to have believed in God (or a least a god) and been wrong than to have not believed in God (or whatever) and been wrong ;)"

How is it better?

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Male 994
They forgot that Paganism inhabited the New World for most of the time
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Female 26
That.. That was horrible..
And my religion wasn`t on there so that made it all the more boring..
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Female 288
AKappy- "Look at them spread- like diseases."

Yup. Horrible, isn`t it?

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2,767
they forgot greek and roman religion
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Male 5
Pretty damn inaccurate. Too many places where multiple religions exist side-by-side. India, anyone? Hindus are FAR from being almost wiped out there! And that map makes India look almost entirely Muslim. Plus, what about all the Jews living in the US? Terribly oversimplified, to the point of inaccuracy.
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Male 2,605
"Just remember it`s better to have believed in God (or a least a god) and been wrong than to have not believed in God (or whatever) and been wrong"

Taking Pascal`s Wager, are you? Okay, I`ll bite: how is it `better`?

"It is a disease.A mental disorder if you ask me."

Entirely agreed.

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Female 75
It is a disease.A mental disorder if you ask me.
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Male 9,305
...and yet we still can`t get along.
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Male 397
Go! Go! Islam!
Oh drat, Christanity nuked em...
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Male 734
What about the animistic and totemic religions that predated even hinduism?
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Female 114
Cookii-- but it`s saying that monotheistic religions sprung up suddenly, without anything that came before. That`s not accurate. The polytheistic religions came before all of them and influenced them all. An accurate map would show influences, not sudden growth.
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Male 2,160
meh,i dont see my religion displayed,utterly boring.
and to Berserk,theres a really good defense against mormom missionaries,actually theres 3
1)dont open the door
2)open the door wearing a black robe with hood repeating "Satan,satan,satan" over and over again in a monotone voice.
3)get a gun
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Male 102
I would also like to see other religions included in this, taoism, Confucianism, pagan religions and the religions of ancient Rome and Greece. Also Hinduism is monotheistic, they believe there is one grand mysterious being, and all the god`s are just different aspects of that one being, they are just metaphors.
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Female 706
"Just remember it`s better to have believed in God (or a least a god) and been wrong than to have not believed in God (or whatever) and been wrong ;)"

You would have to choose the RIGHT god, though, because if you choose the wrong one, it`s probably the same than if you didn`t believe at all.

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Male 315
So... apparently Judaism just... went away until the mid 20th century.

Man, the Rabbi is not gonna like hearing about this!

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Female 8
Buddhism isn`t monotheistic either, and it doesn`t believe in a supreme creator God being
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Male 199
Just remember it`s better to have believed in God (or a least a god) and been wrong than to have not believed in God (or whatever) and been wrong ;)

well then again believing for the sake of believing probably isn`t going to get you anywhere....

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Female 416
In conclusion, Christianity spreads faster than a You-Tube internet craze. Meaning that any other religion could start getting tired of reposts and take over instead.

I would read up on scientology. It could fall out of the sky and start invading any day now.

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Female 21
it would have been cool to see the religions that didn`t last like paganism and to see which religions replaced them.
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Male 2,049
"and kind of interesting how christianity all of a sudden just took over"

Kinda like the internet and porno.

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Female 1,697
JEWS! WE`VE GOT THE POWER :P

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Male 77
eh..sorta intresting, i was cheering for budisim even though i know the outcome.... damn majority religeons..... (note, im athiest, that should tell you why i dont like christians)
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Female 1,299
LyndsHottie, i think they`re just showing the major religions of the world, also hinduism isnt monotheistic. and kind of interesting how christianity all of a sudden just took over
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Female 330
Would`ve been helpful for my history class last year...
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Male 2,440
I agree. Where ARE all the pastafarians?!

Oh well. I won`t worry over it. The Flying Spaghetti Monster will make a big comeback pretty soon. : )

RAmen!

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Male 480
where are the pastafarians?!?!
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Male 3,014
Noooo... Poor Judaism... T_T
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Female 65
I love it how it zooms in and goes something like "EXPANSION OF JUDISM!" and its this tiny sliver about the size of rhode island.

Go Buddhists.

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Male 249
You lose.
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Male 249
Siddharta Gautama(Buddha) was real, and he wasn`t a god. Jesus was too, and he wasn`t/isn`t a god. Krishna is made up.
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Female 18
That wasn`t very accurate.

I mean, first of all, Krishna, Buddha, Jesus, etc are made up gods, they were never born/died.

Also, why did they only show monotheistic religions? What about the `pagan` religions of rome, greece, etc?

I give this a 1.

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Male 1,526
mind viruses are hard to cure
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Male 189
Freakin Reconquista, yeah baby, i iz getting mai portugal back from teh moors.
GO BACK TO MOROCCO : D

(C`mon, no religion wars here?)

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Male 901
I like how christianity suddenly consumed the entire world.
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Male 1,275
Not what I expected
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Male 411
"Pabasa Where`s scientology?!" I think it`s in space.
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Male 4,012
Where`s scientology?!
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Male 777
They should at least have speckled some of the other religions inside North America. Not to mention that Russia is pretty much all frozen tundra with only a few specks of population.
Still, it was pretty well done. I certainly couldn`t have done it better.
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Male 291
it would be interesting to see mormonism/lds and scientology in there.

BAM!

(let the religion flame wars begin)

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Male 2,076
interesting and well done.
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Male 991
Hmm...
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Female 93
about the missionaries: just tell them to leave you alone. they`re supposed to respect your request. or start arguing with them a lot, they aren`t supposed to stick around because "a spirit of contention brings the devil"
i`m serious
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Male 411
This reminds me that the Mormon missionaries are gonna knock on my door in the morning. I need some defense, any suggestions? Damn, why don`t they just leave me alone!
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Female 93
maybe sherry shepherd of The View should see this, because she thinks nothing came before christ. do you think she`s one of those christians who think the world is only 4,000 years old and dinosaur fossils were put there to test their faith?
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Male 2,616
Are you supposed to be an idiot?

Look at them spread- like diseases.

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Male 169
was this supposed to be funny?
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Male 20,827
Link: History of Religion [Rate Link] - It`s the entire history of religion in 90 seconds.
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