Friday, January 4, 2008 1:48:40 PM
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,
Monday, December 31, 2007 7:16:43 AM
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?
Sunday, December 30, 2007 8:51:49 PM
"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.
Sunday, December 30, 2007 5:04:48 PM
i swear, most people on this board are athiest.
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.