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History of Religion

Hits: 15449 | Rating: (3.2) | Category: News & Politics | Added by: fancylad
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Female, 18-29, Europe
 1326 Posts
Friday, January 04, 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,

Male, 18-29, Southern US
 3156 Posts
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?

Female, 13-17, Eastern US
 107 Posts
Sunday, December 30, 2007 8:51:50 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.

Male, 18-29, Canada
 467 Posts
Sunday, December 30, 2007 6:21:23 PM
I rofl'ed when Christianity DOMINATED the whole planet. (I'm Buddhist...)

Male, 18-29, Southern US
 198 Posts
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.

Male, 18-29, Europe
 3632 Posts
Sunday, December 30, 2007 1:13:32 PM
bwahahaa, christianity did overkill!

Female, 40-49, Western US
 1063 Posts
Sunday, December 30, 2007 1:00:38 PM
neato man!

Female, 13-17, Eastern US
 46 Posts
Sunday, December 30, 2007 12:53:54 PM
i deffinately just watched this in my history class a few weeks ago.

Female, 13-17, Canada
 394 Posts
Sunday, December 30, 2007 12:20:35 PM

Male, 18-29, Europe
 1634 Posts
Sunday, December 30, 2007 8:58:35 AM
It looks like a chart of epidemics.
It is.

Male, 13-17, Australia
 574 Posts
Sunday, December 30, 2007 6:52:52 AM
WTF? Australia wasn't discovered till 200-300 years ago how could it have been brought christianity???

Male, 18-29, Eastern US
 11 Posts
Sunday, December 30, 2007 5:24:42 AM
Judaism doesn't even show up in Hollywood? Who made this, Mel Gibson? I think someone needs to check these stats a little better...

Male, 18-29, Midwest US
 319 Posts
Sunday, December 30, 2007 3:59:44 AM
I think it's great that so many different beliefs came to be.

Female, 30-39, Europe
 8 Posts
Sunday, December 30, 2007 2:48:33 AM
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

Male, 18-29, Asia
 4753 Posts
Sunday, December 30, 2007 12:26:38 AM
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.

Male, 18-29, Western US
 335 Posts
Saturday, December 29, 2007 11:19:15 PM
I don't think this video was true to its name at all. It only showed 5 major religions that are practiced today.

Male, 18-29, Asia
 4753 Posts
Saturday, December 29, 2007 8:32:52 PM
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.

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.

Male, 18-29, Asia
 4753 Posts
Saturday, December 29, 2007 8:23:32 PM
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.

Female, 13-17, Western US
 20 Posts
Saturday, December 29, 2007 8:21:36 PM
^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..

Male, 13-17, S. America
 364 Posts
Saturday, December 29, 2007 8:05:07 PM
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...

Female, 13-17, Western US
 20 Posts
Saturday, December 29, 2007 7:21:25 PM
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?

Male, 18-29, Western US
 988 Posts
Saturday, December 29, 2007 7:13:24 PM
They forgot that Paganism inhabited the New World for most of the time

Female, 18-29, Australia
 26 Posts
Saturday, December 29, 2007 7:05:50 PM
That.. That was horrible..
And my religion wasn't on there so that made it all the more boring..

Female, 18-29, Eastern US
 287 Posts
Saturday, December 29, 2007 6:21:32 PM
AKappy- "Look at them spread- like diseases."

Yup. Horrible, isn't it?

Male, 18-29, Southern US
 2221 Posts
Saturday, December 29, 2007 5:54:38 PM
they forgot greek and roman religion

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