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Date: 11/02/13 12:01 PM

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  1. Profile photo of Tiredofnicks
    Tiredofnicks Male 30-39
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    November 2, 2013 at 12:03 pm
    Link: The God Graveyard - I usually don`t involve myself in this sort of thing, but this one appealed to me and I thought I`d share.
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    onoffonoffon Male 30-39
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    November 2, 2013 at 12:22 pm
    Is this where hipsters go to choose a religion?
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    5Cats Male 50-59
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    November 2, 2013 at 12:35 pm
    I wonder what future people will think of the things we "worship" today?

    This is an interesting display! Thx @Tiredofnicks.
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    Jake_Justus Male 50-59
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    November 2, 2013 at 12:35 pm

    Like that way someone thought it was cool to leave a bottle of wine in front of Freya ... but not cool enought to leave a FULL bottle.
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    LordJim Male 60-69
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    November 2, 2013 at 12:42 pm
    Thought experiment. Let us suppose that all of the sacred writings that ever were, all of the creation tales, all of that were preserved in a library.

    Then let us imagine a literate, educated population who had never been exposed to any of this. Then open up the library.

    What, if anything, would people believe in?

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    jinxiejae Female 30-39
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    November 2, 2013 at 12:52 pm
    i dont think cupid should be there. in a way he still is relevant in popular consciousness as the messenger of romantic love.
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    SnoopyBG Male 18-29
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    November 2, 2013 at 12:57 pm
    Exactly! That is the first thing I ask a religious person: How did you found out about god? Oh, you read about him in a book. Ok, then.
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    QueenZira Female 18-29
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    November 2, 2013 at 1:40 pm
    "The rumors of our demise have been greatly exaggerated."- The Old Gods.


  9. Profile photo of LordJim
    LordJim Male 60-69
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    November 2, 2013 at 2:03 pm
    Supposing there is a god, but one which has no believers; The Eternally Unglimspsed.
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    paperduck Male 18-29
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    November 2, 2013 at 2:14 pm
    This is a long winded but fallacious argument. The concept of god isn`t dead. There were different names and characteristics and were split up among different entities in different languages, but as far as the a concept - nothing has changed. If anything, one can argue polytheism has taken a major blow.
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    QueenZira Female 18-29
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    November 2, 2013 at 2:16 pm
    I think humanity`s problem in general is that we all too often think of spirituality in terms of straight lines leading to a single point (Deity) and at most only one of those lines will take you to that point. While in actuality, all those lines are configured as spokes on a wheel, and all the spokes will take you to the Center when walked well.

    My theology perfectly articulated in song.
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    PopCap Male 30-39
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    November 2, 2013 at 3:38 pm
    WTF??? How did I get in there? I`m still alive, a55wipes!
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    Stormith Female 18-29
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    November 2, 2013 at 3:44 pm
    I don`t think humans will ever give up on religion. There will always be fearful people and those willing to control them
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    Jake_Justus Male 50-59
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    November 2, 2013 at 4:03 pm
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    ferdyfred Male 40-49
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    November 2, 2013 at 5:00 pm
    When you die you die
    end of, your fleshy bits are buried or cremated
    thus endeth your very tiny short spurt in the universes grand scheme of things
    get over it, no god, no special being, just a collection of sparks which determine you, spark dies
    you go, bye bye
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    CrakrJak Male 40-49
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    November 2, 2013 at 6:15 pm
    ferdyfred: Even science says that energy doesn`t die. So where does our human energy (spirit) go?

    I refuse the belief that human consciousness just ceases to exist. We all have eternal souls.

    Btw, The God of Abraham, Elohim, Adonai, El Shaddai, Yahweh, Jehovah, El Elyon, He has many names, has persisted because he is real.



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    CrakrJak Male 40-49
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    November 2, 2013 at 6:37 pm
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    MrPeabody Male 30-39
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    November 2, 2013 at 8:20 pm
    I wonder what future people will think of the things we "worship" today?

    It depends on what you mean by future. Do you mean the future before Christ returns or the future after Christ returns?
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    Gerry1of1 Male 50-59
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    November 3, 2013 at 12:02 am

    You are Christian because you were born in a Christian culture. If you were born in Deli you`d be hindu... catholic in brazil, muslim if you were born in Iraq or jewish if born in Israel.

    It`s difficult, but it`s time to face reality...your "god" is a made-up myth from a superstitious culture you were born into. No different from Odin or Juno or any other "mythologic" god.
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    Gauddith Female 18-29
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    November 3, 2013 at 12:37 am
    CrakrJak, just because I don`t believe in a god doesn`t mean I don`t believe in more than just the "known universe".

    Science has proven that the known universe is a speck of the reality we accept and understand today.

    God is not part of the equation, but that doesn`t mean that your spirit, or "life energy" just goes away. the reality of your existence is far more romantic and amazing without a god. You are the child of a star, from aeons past. You are related to everything around you in this world of chemicals and atoms. You are individually effecting the progression of the world around you. No matter how small you feel, you are essentially an imperfection granted sentience, birthed from the dissipating dust from stars. Cherish the life you have, because there is nothing more beautiful than the chaos we breath.
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    Nickel2 Male 50-59
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    November 3, 2013 at 2:45 am
    When religion was introduced into the UK census in 2001 the question was considered by many to be an intrusion into their privacy and nobody else`s business. As a result, there were a quarter of a million recorded as Jedi order (or related name).
    Religious leaders protested that this was a practical joke, no such religion existed, it came out of a book. Written by a man.
    I have a feeling that in the future there will be more arguments about religions based on stories in a book from a long time ago, in a galaxy far, far away...
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    SmagBoy1 Male 40-49
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    November 3, 2013 at 3:14 am
    @Stormith: nailed it. :-)
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    Modwain Male 40-49
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    November 3, 2013 at 4:11 am
    no god has ever persisted on being reall, they percisted cause the culture that hangs on to that god did. once that culture is no longer leading, that god is dwindeling and when the culture is gone, so, for the larger part, is that god.

    Religion has always been men`s way to explain the not understood part of the world, and use as a tool to keep teh populace in check, hence we see more monothism now then polytheism. for the latter means that more things are posible, where as monotheism only holds sway to a black and white concept.

    You want to believe in a god? more power to you. You do not want to believe in a god? more power to you too.
    you want (to force) others to believe what you do? who the hell are you to tell others how to live? and yes, this goes for both religious and athistic people. Religion is a personal thing and as such should only be treated as such

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    SmagBoy1 Male 40-49
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    November 3, 2013 at 4:32 am
    I don`t know of many atheists forcing by law anyone to live as they want or believe, Modwain. In fact, just the opposite, in that atheists tend toward rules and laws that are inclusive rather than exclusive.
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    spanerbulb Male 30-39
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    November 3, 2013 at 1:38 pm
    Religion as we know it today won`t last forever, the christian god along with all others will be consigned to myth as new concepts and ideas take it`s place. Religion was our civilization`s first baby steps in attempting to understand the world around us and one day we will hopefully look back and remember it as such.
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    bhdebord Male 40-49
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    November 3, 2013 at 9:49 pm
    Those gods are not dead. They are merely unworshiped. Every god ever worshiped was and is real, but they are less than the sovereign God of Gods who made even them.
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    Modwain Male 40-49
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    November 4, 2013 at 3:49 am
    then who is this god of gods? or rather ,who is this god of gods according to you?
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    Musuko42 Male 18-29
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    November 4, 2013 at 6:56 am
    @CrakrJak

    "We all have eternal souls."

    Oh we do?

    You believe that without proof, yet climate change needs stringent proof before you believe it?

    What strange conflicting standards you have.
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    papajon0s1 Male 40-49
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    November 4, 2013 at 7:49 am
    I realize I am in the vast vast vast minority here, but if there is no God, no Creator, nothing at all, then I have to ask, why bother? Why live through all the pain and suffering? To what ultimate purpose? To date no one has died and brought their millions of dollars portfolio with them. You don`t get to bring most prized physical possessions. Pascal argued that there is no down-side to believing in God. If you`all are right then after death I`ll happily admit to my failures in my faith and you can have my entire share of the nothing at all that we would then end up being. So I ask why, oh why on God`s green earth would I not live my life as if I could spend an eternity with an ultimate loving God? I am not in a cult nor brain-washed, nor forced to give any money in my Catholic faith. I do not force others to do anything they choose not to do. I don`t rain down hatred and bias and evil tidings. I`m optimistic and happy and I`ll still pray for all of you flame me or not!
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    Musuko42 Male 18-29
    2850 posts
    November 4, 2013 at 8:12 am
    @papajon0s1

    "then I have to ask, why bother?"

    To make THIS life as good as we can make it.

    Do you invest your efforts in the short life you know you have, or in the eternal life you might have? Well, the answer to that lies in what you would do with a dollar you have spare: do you buy a lotto ticket, or do you treat yourself to a chocolate bar?
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    BoredFrank Male 40-49
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    November 4, 2013 at 8:28 am
    Man, I bet this has the fundies frothing at the mouth.
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    Nickel2 Male 50-59
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    November 4, 2013 at 10:05 am
    Despite the bleating of the followers of the `current` god, the old gods are still with us:
    Look up the origins of the days of the week and month.
    The only way I would consider the current incumbent in the `god` position is if the days and months are re-named to reflect his power and might, rather than hiding behind the façades of past glories.
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    Nickel2 Male 50-59
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    November 4, 2013 at 10:06 am
    FACADE, you silly translator!
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    SPrinkZ Male 18-29
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    November 4, 2013 at 10:59 am
    Pascal`s Wager is bad logic.

    You are brain washed though. Sorry.
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    gammapane Male 18-29
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    November 4, 2013 at 11:50 am
    very informative and cool. blow it out your a$$
  36. Profile photo of Modwain
    Modwain Male 40-49
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    November 4, 2013 at 3:25 pm
    Papajon, i first want to make totaly clear that i have no reason to and in no way want to tell you or anyone else what they can or cannot believe in. If you are secure that your live is in the hands of a god, and you have both peace and happiness with that knowledge then all the power to you man, seriously, not being sarcastic.

    As to what can be a reason for people to tredge on if they do not believe in a god? well, that is personal for each and every one of them. Maybe they feel they are teh ones to blame or aplaud if they succeed or fail in live. Maybe they feel that religious people do not celebrate their victories or moarn their losses as their own but as a preordained one. Maybe they soldier on because they feel that to make the world better, they have to do it themself and there for keep trying.

    Maybe it is something completely different still.

    But more important,why do you live trough all the pain and suffering?
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    soundman655 Male 50-59
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    November 5, 2013 at 7:33 pm
    Gods are foolish !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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