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    What are your perspectives regarding religions and traditions !

    Ps Mantis : ( Thinking I don't post in a wrong Theard, If I do please forghive me,if also someone else posted this once you can delete it )

    What are your favorite religions and traditions, and why ?

    My favorite tradition is Rastafari, I don't have a religion not because I don't belive in God just I think religion is made just for money. I like Rastafari tradition because they dont need to have a church to belive in their Gods. And because smoking Marijuana and Cannabis or Ganja , is a spiritual act, often accompanied by Bible study; they consider it a sacrament that cleans the body and mind, heals the soul, exalts the consciousness, facilitates peacefulness, brings pleasure, and brings them closer to Jah.And I like most because of dreadlocks hair and for special music they made, music for peace and love !
    Music has long played an integral role in Rastafari, and the connection between the movement and various kinds of music has become well known, due to the international fame of reggae musicians such as Bob Marley and Peter Tosh.





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    RE: What are your favorite religions and traditions !

    I think this is the right forum, darkbetter. And I'm not sure if a thread about this exists, so it's fine. Since religion is a less casual discussion, Blue Heaven seems appropriate. I don't believe in any particular religion. My beliefs could be compared to agnostic. That is, whilst I don't believe in any religions, I am not an atheist because I accept the possibility that there might be some kind of god.

    However, I am an absurdist, which is of course much less known than agnosticism. What separates absurdism from agnosticism is that absurdists believe efforts by humans to find meaning will ultimately fail. I do sometimes think philosophically, but I think of seeking answers—which includes the establishment of religions—as an endless journey, and a waste of time.

    I won't judge those who believe in religions, so long as they don't force their beliefs onto me. I simply see faiths as rather pointless, but each to their own.
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    Absolutely right Mantis ! Totally agree with you .... Religion is just a key for wealthy to make money :|





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    RE: What are your favorite religions and traditions !

    "Believe in yourself and create your own destiny. Don't fear fate." - Narrator
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    This was a good idea Mantis.

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    RE: What are your favorite religions and traditions !

    Religion is often a touchy subject. It is controversial and often avoided. I think it will be interesting to see how everyone responds talking about it. I am Catholic, but I wouldn't call myself a heavily religious individual.

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    RE: What are your favorite religions and traditions !

    Alright, I've just caned a bottle of wine, so I think I'm ready for a rant. First off let me start by saying that I was raised catholic and I was sent to a catholic school. I've had God shoved down my throat, to no end. To any Christians who are offended by those who challenge their faith, please stop reading, because I'm about to go off on one. I think all "Religion" is utter shit. That's not to say that I think the idea of a God is completely illogical. After all, we have no idea what started the Big Bang. Perhaps God wrote the laws for the universe and simply sent it on it's way, like Steven Hawking once suggested. It's a decent theory, However... The notion that God could intervene beyond that point is just plain stupid to me. Anyway, I'm just going to write a couple of paragraphs about why I think Religion as a whole is outdated, and we no longer need it.

    In this paragraph I will simply point out some facts that refute common creation beliefs in mainstream religion. Our planet was created from colliding objects that coalesced in the explosion that started our solar system. We humans were not created. We evolved. Everything, literally EVERYTHING we see originated from dust in outer space. Also, the fact that we are in our solar systems habitable zone isn't really anything special, either. Science predicts there could be more than a billion other planets like ours in the milky way galaxy alone. Creationism makes for a great fictional tale, but would you actually want your child to be taught it in school as if it were fact? I know I wouldn't.

    I think that thousands of years ago, we lacked the technology to get a good idea of our surroundings. we were like goldfish in a bowl. We still pretty much are, but at least now we have some idea of what's on the outside of the bowl, and where the bowl came from. Our ancestors wanted to come up with an explanation for everything and an almighty creator is what most of them settled on. Which was fine for back then, but we are in a new age now. We have a better grasp of our origins and in my opinion, I think it's silly how we've kept onto religion for this long. Nobody can really say for sure how all this came to be, but I think I'll side with those guys in the lab coats who have done decades of research to come up with a solid theory, rather than those other guys in similar white robes telling me to believe them or I will go to hell. which brings me to the next point.

    They maintain the bullshit, because they want your money. End of paragraph.

    The teachings are ass backwards. Sure, the core element of just trying your best to be a good person will always remain relevant, but almost everything else is archaic and does not belong in this millennium. It seems to me like these groups were designed solely for the purpose of keeping the masses ignorant with false teachings. It just seems rather sick to me, how these people think they have the right to dictate how another man should live his life simply because it's "the word of God". Everything that makes us human is a sin. Proud of your achievements? Hell. Angry at people who bring it on themselves? HFIL. Want sex before marriage? I think marriage is a crock too, But I'll not get into that just now. DOUBLE HELL. What kind of a God would really be so merciless. He gave us the freedom to choose to follow him.... but he'll punish us if we don't... right...

    To summarize, I think we should take our prayer hands apart, stop singing gospel songs, stop turning to God for absolutely everything and take some f*****g responsibility for our own species. If we spent half the time we spend praying on doing something productive, we'd get our problems solved a hell of a lot quicker. We're humans for f***s sake. We can achieve any goal we set ourselves given the right amount of time. We're better than we give ourselves credit for. On this planet, we created everything. Even God. Or should I say, the idea of a God. So listen, forget about God, Allah, Satan, whoever it is you pray to. Just do your own thing, and don't be a sheep.

    That's all.

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    RE: What are your favorite religions and traditions !



    I really wanted to say something like Lloyd has above, but I could only ever get as far as "religion is a load of shit" each and every time before I gave up and carried on playing Doom.

    This next lot in particular is what I wanted to get across, except I really wasn't in the mood to punch my keyboard into dust through a typing frenzy:

    I think that thousands of years ago, we lacked the technology to get a good idea of our surroundings. we were like goldfish in a bowl. We still pretty much are, but at least now we have some idea of what's on the outside of the bowl, and where the bowl came from. Our ancestors wanted to come up with an explanation for everything and an almighty creator is what most of them settled on. Which was fine for back then, but we are in a new age now. We have a better grasp of our origins and in my opinion, I think it's silly how we've kept onto religion for this long. Nobody can really say for sure how all this came to be, but I think I'll side with those guys in the lab coats who have done decades of research to come up with a solid theory, rather than those other guys in similar white robes telling me to believe them or I will go to hell. which brings me to the next point.

    They maintain the bullshit, because they want your money. End of paragraph.

    The teachings are ass backwards. Sure, the core element of just trying your best to be a good person will always remain relevant, but almost everything else is archaic and does not belong in this millennium. It seems to me like these groups were designed solely for the purpose of keeping the masses ignorant with false teachings. It just seems rather sick to me, how these people think they have the right to dictate how another man should live his life simply because it's "the word of God". Everything that makes us human is a sin. Proud of your achievements? Hell. Angry at people who bring it on themselves? HFIL. Want sex before marriage? I think marriage is a crock too, But I'll not get into that just now. DOUBLE HELL. What kind of a God would really be so merciless. He gave us the freedom to choose to follow him.... but he'll punish us if we don't... right...
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    This Abrahamic 'god' is a childish, petty, insecure individual. "Worship me or go to hell!", he says. Well you'd better warm the place up for me then, because I'd rather spend eternity in a novelty frying pan than kneel for one second before a 'god' with a mentality like that.

    I'd rather worship Superman 64.

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    My favourite tradition on the other hand is getting pissed out of my skull and playing unfathomably bad games, usually on the NES.
    "It turned out that the ghost was just Mr. Finley, who ran the amusement park. The spooky part is that, as soon as the ghost appeared, the teenagers' dog began to speak! And it spoke in a tortured parody of human speech: 'relp me, Raggy,' it would say. 'I am an abomination and rould re rilled. Rill re, Raggy.'"

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    RE: What are your favorite religions and traditions !

    Celestial sky-men don't do a whole lot for me, nor does arbitrarily revering inanimate objects (either in idolotry, or more naturey things like Buddhist practices). I've taken a lot of religion classes in college... and by "a lot", I mean three, but my point is I really do try not to be ignorant about religion/religious folks. After studying Abrahamic religions for a while I began to understand why prisoners, for instance, might be inclined to worship Sir Amazing Sparkly Sky-Deity. What I don't get is how a concept as fucking bizarre as that can appeal to ordinary people with common sense... like... klajs;df wat? I dunno lol, I sound like an asshole, but that's my two cents.

    Anyway, if I had to pick a religion to pretend to believe in I'd probably be a Jew because Jews are sometimes pretty cool.

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    The evidence for human evolution is found in many fields of natural science. Much of this evidence is in the fossil record although genetics is now playing an ever increasing and complementary role. The studies of ontogeny, phylogeny and especially evolutionary developmental biology of both vertebrates and invertebrates offers considerable insight into the evolution of all life including how humans evolved. Is realy F**** annoying when you hear ''You go to hell if don't belive in God'', =.= But every thing is evolved . And religion in past gave us only black days because of the crusades for God, and to remember that religion kill the most famous discoverers of Univers and Planets just because they don't belive in Bible and in Bible don't write such as Earth is spinning .





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    RE: What are your perspectives regarding religions and traditions !

    Oi, harsh words my friends.

    It's a shame that God's love gets covered up by layers of "religion".
    I cannot say The Church is blameless.
    Too many in our fold have led others wrong.

    Despite the flagrant blemishes brought about by those claiming allegiance,
    I stand by that radical carpenter who taught an extremist love.
    "Believe in yourself and create your own destiny. Don't fear fate." - Narrator
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    This was a good idea Mantis.

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