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Female 29
@HolyGod

That isn`t entirely true. The Roman`s definitely took foreign gods from around the Mediterranean, as well as created their own, and their adaptation of Poseidon was Neptune. In Roman mythology, Neptune was the brother of Jupiter and Pluto, just as Poseidon was the brother of their Greek counterparts Zeus and Hades. Poseidon was not part of their pantheon once Neptune came to exist and did not then worship him. An emperor would not rage war with a god they did not believe existed. They existed in different societies at different times, not concurrently.
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Male 9,767
There is an error of thinking going on in this thread that is quite common. Roman gods were not just renamed greek gods.

Poseidon =/= Neptune any more than Jesus Christ = Mohammed or Buddha = Kali.

They were very similar but MANY polytheistic cultures had very similar gods. They all had gods to explain everything (the reason religions are invented). So they all have gods of the ocean or gods of lightning or gods of the underworld.

There was some sharing and appropriation, but for the most part, both sets of deities existed independently and concurrently.
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Male 15,832
[quote]Wasn`t Poseidon Greek?
Shouldn`t he have declared war on Neptune?[/quote]
Why would a Roman emperor want to kill a Roman god? They literally worshiped them.

Those Greek bastards, though, were another story altogether.
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Male 6,077
HolyGod,
Thanks, but don`t be so sure that I`m sane!
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Male 40,764
Right @HG! You just talk ABOUT me using 3rd party members as a platform. How very mature!

Obsessed? In your dreams! Who is the one carrying a grudge all this time? I don`t treat you any differently than a half-dozen other "perpetual trolls" at IAB... if you behave yourself? I talk nicely to (or about) you.

If you (or others) are a liar, troll, jerk or slanderous? I point that out too. Not so politely of course.

[quote]I can "self-identify" as a tiger, that doesn`t make it true.[/quote]

A little "furry cosplay" never hurt anyone... @Tiger.
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Male 9,767
broizfam

"I think I understand what HG means about the percentage of Christians: An awful lot of people who identify themselves as Christians are really only as Christian as they want to be at any given moment."

Of course you understand. Because you are sane. 5Cats is not and for some reason he is hopelessly obsessed with me. I told him months ago I wasn`t going to talk to him anymore and I haven`t made a single comment to him since. However he constantly tries to engage me in conversation despite his own repeated vows to not talk to me anymore. I feel kinda bad for him.

I never disputed the stat that 75% of people self identify as Christians, I actually thought that sounded low. I simply said I don`t think 75% of people actually ARE christian. I can "self-identify" as a tiger, that doesn`t make it true.
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Male 40,764
@broizfam: Oh I understand what he`s saying, and even agree that the majority of any `religion` are pretty lack-a-dasical about following it!

BUT! HG disputed another poster`s claim that 75% of Americans self-identify as "Christian".
When face with multiple links to studies showing 76% or 77%? He made his brilliant retort:
(I paraphrase here, of course)

"They`re not REAL Christians so I`m still right!"

[quote]Kangaroo - You should warship him.[/quote]
@Krogholt: You`re right! That is brilliant! Nice job @turdy :-)

I think any Dieties who come to Earth should be `warshipped` immediately!

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Male 6,077
5Cats,
I think I understand what HG means about the percentage of Christians: An awful lot of people who identify themselves as Christians are really only as Christian as they want to be at any given moment. For example, they`re VERY Christian when they`re scolding atheists for being non-believers, not so much so when they`re drooling over some hot chick at the club (or in her bed!) while the wife is at home. Many have a true moral sense, acceptance and tolerance of others` beliefs (or lack thereof), and wish the best for everyone but an AWFUL LOT of them use their Christian faith merely as a high ground from which to look down upon others and find fault. I do recognise, as well, that this is true with people of all religious faiths, and even atheists as well, but we were talking about Christians, here.
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Female 10
lol @oldollie
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Male 22
turdburgler - "... You should warship him... "

That is an awesome typo! The sentence kind of still makes sense, but a completely different kind of sense :D
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Male 40,764
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Male 40,764
Hey! @HolyGod: How about you STFU? Troll.

Hades has a CAPITAL H
Monday, June 24, 2013 11:31:14 AM

Cripes Man!

@TruTenrMan: Don`t bother! @HolyGod recently "disproved" the fact that 77% of Americans are `Christian` by saying...

NOT IN MY (@HolyGod) OPINION THEY`RE NOT!

Thus NO ONE is Christian unless @HolyGod says so!

And (thus) those 78% of THE WORLD require @HG`s say-so before you can count them!

It`s a fact! @HG knows better than those people do themselves what they believe in or not!!!

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Male 40,764
[quote]Wasn`t Poseidon Greek?
Shouldn`t he have declared war on Neptune?[/quote]
+1 Internets for @Krowley! Poseidon is indeed Greek! And Neptune is the Roman god. (lower case)

Amazing how @HolyGod MISSED THAT COMPLETELY... considering he worships Zeus...:-/

[quote]If I ever find myself in a position where I am comparing my judgement to Caligula`s, it`s too late.[/quote]
+1 internets for @Thonious too! It`s either Caligula or Heliogabolas...

HEE HEE! See: that`s from another argument from another thread :-)

@HolyGod = TROLL! He cannot even keep his own theology straight!
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Male 15,832
Well, we haven`t had much trouble from Poseidon since then, now have we?
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Male 9,767
DromEd

Oh for sure, I definitely don`t question the 120 anymore. I`m sure you were just being modest.
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Male 2,694
I knew you`d like it. :-)
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Male 9,767
DromEd

That was an exceptional and well thought out retort. Touche.
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Male 2,694
Oh lookie what you just did! Oh OOooes so proud of himself!? OOOoooess so proud of himself!?
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Male 9,767
DromEd

"My IQ is 120"

According to whom? Just wondering as internet IQ tests have everyone believing they have high IQs. Not doubting you, as 120 is roughly 90th percentile, so certainly not some overly unrealistic boast.

"God didn`t write the scriptures, men did. Men make mistakes."

Absolutely. But if you look at Noah`s Ark or Jonah and say that isn`t real, or it is written by man, or it is an allegory, then why can`t you do the same for creation, or Jesus? If some is JUST men making mistakes why can`t all of it?

If I gave you a history or biology text book and told you that some of it was true and some of it was just men making mistakes wouldn`t you just throw the whole thing in the trash?
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Male 2,694
[quote]What percentage of people do you think have the most basic understanding of evolution, biology, astronomy, physics, etc? [/quote]

I don`t know exactly. I just know what I know. My IQ is 120 so I`m no dummy. I have a more than basic understanding of the above subjects and I still believe in a God or a higher power or what have you. People look at scripture, point out logical flaws with their enlightened brains and conclude it`s all a bunch of hooey. God didn`t write the scriptures, men did. Men make mistakes.
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Male 696
Wasn`t Poseidon Greek?
Shouldn`t he have declared war on Neptune?

just sayin.
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Male 4,745
TruTenrMan:
"Good for you. 78% of the world`s population believes in a higher power of some sort."
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Yes, and you`ll find that 80% of the World`s population is a dumb as dirt...what`s your point?
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Male 987
If I ever find myself in a position where I am comparing my judgement to Caligula`s, it`s too late.
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Male 4,891

Kangaroo - You should warship him. Then kill hundreds of millions in his good name. Why not? It makes more sense to worship a fast food icon than to worship the christian god. Have you ever read the old testament? That guy is an [email protected]!

Big Boy gives us tasty burgers at reasonable prices! God gave us plagues, Satan, and his son who bummed off others because he was too lazy for a proper job (or a proper haircut).

In Big Boy we trust!
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Male 2,552
Well, go worship Neil Degrasse Tyson as a prophet then.
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Male 9,767
TruTenrMan

"Good for you. 78% of the world`s population believes in a higher power of some sort."

Yes. Lots of people used to believe the earth was flat at one point. People are morons.

What percentage of people do you think have the most basic understanding of evolution, biology, astronomy, physics, etc?

Because here is what people who actually understand the universe think about god:

tinyurl.com/bpdqabu

" God is an ever-receding pocket of scientific ignorance that`s getting smaller and smaller and smaller as time moves on"

- Neil Degrasse Tyson
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Male 399
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Male 464
Pretty far out of context.

The ride across the bay is more interesting. Now thats batpoo insane.
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Male 2,552
[quote]"...However I think that asking god for favors or apologizing to him for stuff is JUST as stupid. That`s all." ~HolyGod[/quote]
Good for you. 78% of the world`s population believes in a higher power of some sort.
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Male 13,630
"It would be like Obama declaring war on God and ordering the military to shoot into the sky."

And I bet there would be friendly fire victims!
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Male 3,213
@Turdburglar- I think I saw the god you describe. He was standing outside a fast food place, and for some reason he was holding a... burger up over his head; He looked happy though.
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Male 4,891

You guys stop fighting. Zeus? Christian god? They are both pussies.

Real god is a big boy, and doesn`t need brainwashed disciples to make others believe, or to put down those who don`t believe.
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Male 2,160
"Even if true that makes him barking mad, not stupid."-LordJim.

Spot on, and a good deal of rulers throughout history have been batpoo.
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Male 9,767
TruTentrMan

"It would be like Obama declaring war on God and ordering the military to shoot into the sky."

Right. That would be incredibly stupid. However I think that asking god for favors or apologizing to him for stuff is JUST as stupid. That`s all.
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Male 2,552
Of COURSE this turns into a debate over whether God exists. I`m getting sick of this website, man.

It`s about the stupidity of this man. It would be like Obama declaring war on God and ordering the military to shoot into the sky.
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Male 9,767
DromEd

What? How dare you call me an atheist! I worship almighty Zeus. You do too right? Because there are old books about him. You better, otherwise you are going to hades.

Hahahaha. Let me ask you a question, If I believed in Santa would you smugly judge me? What if BILLIONS of people believed in santa? Would that make it less retarded?
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Male 2,694
WOW! Can you believe that somebody could be so conceited, smug and self assured as call themselves HolyGod while at the same time being an atheist!? Thus mocking billions of people of faith who never did him wrong. Oh well, at least he wasn`t so retarded as to do in public.
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Male 7,123
Even if true that makes him barking mad, not stupid.
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Male 9,767
WOW! Can you believe that someone was dumb enough to think they could actually interact with an imaginary being? I mean can you imagine how retarded you`d have to be? At least he wasn`t so nuts that he thought he could talk to him and ask for favors!
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Male 2,150
Just pee in the pool.
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Male 4,099
How about the Dancing Plague of 1518, hundreds of people danced so much that they died from heart attacks, strokes and exhaustion.

The cause was thought to be their hot blood, and the cure MORE DANCING!


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Male 5,811
I think the real message here is that just because someone else may be stupid, does not make you *not* stupid.
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Male 275
Who cares, lets go to the harbour and spit in the water, poseidon hates that stuff =)
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Male 4,745
I think it`s safe to assume that, seeing how unliked he was, this is a made up story.
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Male 376
Seriously doubt that is true. And considering he was one of the most despised emperors it`s very likely it was a fabrication made to make him look dumb and incompetent.
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Male 460
Link: Feeling Stupid? [Pic] [Rate Link] - Don`t.
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