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Jan 16 2007, 06:30 AM (Post #1)
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What do you think about religion in general? What do you believe? Do you believe anything? Why/why not?

I have a lot to say on this, but I want to see a few other posts first.
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Jan 17 2007, 05:59 AM (Post #31)
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I suggest all of you look up the definitions of atheism and agnostic before we continue. I had previously thought the same thing you guys thought (namely Wrath and Jingy), but GJ opened my eyes.

Agnostic does NOT mean you believe in a higher power but do not support the finer details of other religions. I HAD previously tried to define myself as nothing, but GJ's need to classify everyone ended that quickly.

Actually..I'll go ahead and give everyone several definitions of the word Agnostic as defined by several different websites (look it up on google):

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A word first used by Professor Huxley, to indicate one who believes nothing which cannot be demonstrated by the senses.
www.theosociety.org/pasadena/key/key-glos.htm

An Agnostic [1] [noun] [OW] embraces a worldview in which the existence of deity is unknown or unknowable. Derives from the Greek agnostos, a = without, gnostos = known or knowledge. "Agnostic[ism] [CE] was coined by Professor TH Huxley in 1869 to describe the mental attitude of one who regarded as futile all attempts to know the reality corresponding to our ultimate scientific, philosophic, and religious ideas."
members.aol.com/porchnus/dict01.htm

one who believes that the evidence for and against the existence of God is inconclusive. (agnosticism)
www.summit.org/resource/dictionary/

Agnostic: one who questions religious or spiritual beliefs, and who may choose not to claim any system of knowledge.
iamuniversity.org/glossary/cv_glossarylist.php


I'll admit now that I was wrong about Atheism being a religion...my bad. Definitions below:

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the doctrine or belief that there is no God
a lack of belief in the existence of God or gods
wordnet.princeton.edu/perl/webwn

Atheism is the state either of being without theistic beliefs, or of actively disbelieving in the existence of deities. In antiquity, Epicureanism incorporated aspects of atheism, but it disappeared from the philosophy of the Greek and Roman traditions as Christianity gained influence. ...
en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Atheism

The belief that God does not exist.
library.thinkquest.org/25416/gloss.htm
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Jan 17 2007, 06:24 AM (Post #32)
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QUOTE (Odd @ Jan 16 2007, 09:59 PM)
Actually..I'll go ahead and give everyone several definitions of the word Agnostic as defined by several different websites (look it up on google):
I'll admit now that I was wrong about Atheism being a religion...my bad. Definitions below:
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Jan 17 2007, 06:50 AM (Post #33)
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I wasn't under the impression there was anything to win. o_o I was still right about the definitions of both.
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Jan 18 2007, 03:15 AM (Post #34)
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So is anyone going to question Crystal some more? stongue.gif
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Jan 18 2007, 03:17 AM (Post #35)
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That's not the point of the topic Al, stongue.gif. I have no reason to pick anything with anybody. I just never miss a chance to belittle religions. XD
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Jan 18 2007, 03:33 AM (Post #36)
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QUOTE (Odd @ Jan 17 2007, 11:17 PM)
That's not the point of the topic Al, stongue.gif. I have no reason to pick anything with anybody. I just never miss a chance to belittle religions. XD
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^^ but I'm the only religious person here, so you technically have to pick me.
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Jan 18 2007, 03:36 AM (Post #37)
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yeah, the coolest christian i know >_< though, im sorry but thats not saying much...
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Jan 18 2007, 03:43 AM (Post #38)
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QUOTE (Shadowflare @ Jan 17 2007, 11:36 PM)
yeah, the coolest christian i know >_< though, im sorry but thats not saying much...
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I'd take offence to that, but I don't think you meant it bigeyes.gif)-->blink.gif
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Jan 18 2007, 03:45 AM (Post #39)
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you know damn well i mean the insults i give about religion.
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Jan 18 2007, 03:56 AM (Post #40)
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How is that offensive?

And shadow, you gotta be a little more accepting.
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Jan 18 2007, 04:02 AM (Post #41)
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ill accept religion when religion accepts me
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Jan 18 2007, 04:29 AM (Post #42)
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A lot of religions accept you. Have any rejected you?
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Jan 18 2007, 04:36 AM (Post #43)
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no religions accept me.
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Jan 18 2007, 05:16 AM (Post #44)
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Because you reject them.

And when/how did you come to such an assumption?
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Jan 20 2007, 12:05 AM (Post #45)
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Jesus, this is long. Well, for once, I will endeavour to keep my posts here short:

- The letter J didn't exist in the year -2bc (when Christ was actually born, duh).
- Neither did the months July or August.
- Neither did TV.
- Satanism has a lot of ideals, and a great sense of humour for a religion.
- God probably doesn't exist, but being god-fearing means you're too afraid to contemplate this. I am god-fearing as, to be honest, the thought of infinite space and nothing after death frightens me to the cores of my bone and is the only thing I am afraid of. So, in the face of facts and probability, I believe in a God, but I have thought long and hard on this subject and I am under no illussions why I believe in one. I don't worship a white bearded dude - I simply respect that I am very aware of my surroundings, but still have short-comings, and one of these is my lack of prediction beyond my death so I hope for the best.

'bout it. That is not to say I have nothing to say on the subject. As you may know, I could talk for hours on the contradictions of the Christian Bible, Christianity in general in fact. I could discuss for hours the pros and cons of a Satanic society, and I love debating whether we are a Christian country any longer. But I wont in this topic, I'll give you all more space to debate instead.
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