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Erlend On July 29, 2009

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Troms?, Norway
#16New Post! Dec 09, 2006 @ 18:13:17
@miss7marie Said
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Do all releg. worship something they believe to be more powerfull than themselves?


That's basically what religion is.
shaggyjebus On August 26, 2008

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#17New Post! Dec 09, 2006 @ 18:32:39
@erlend Said
That's basically what religion is.


Not necessarily.

Buddhism, for one, does not worship a higher being. The Buddha did not say whether a higher being exists, in fact; he simply said to not deal with it.

The Church of Satan loudly states that there is no higher power.
Erlend On July 29, 2009

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Troms?, Norway
#18New Post! Dec 09, 2006 @ 18:41:55
@shaggyjebus Said
Not necessarily.

Buddhism, for one, does not worship a higher being. The Buddha did not say whether a higher being exists, in fact; he simply said to not deal with it.

The Church of Satan loudly states that there is no higher power.


You make the Church of Satan sound an awful lot like humanism/atheism.

If you turn away from the concept of a higher being, you're still left with a spiritual world the soul can get in touch with. That's basically what buddhism is about, and it still maintains a belief in something beyond the material world we initially live in.
alljive On March 03, 2007




trondheim, Norway
#19New Post! Dec 09, 2006 @ 18:43:05
You can make all religions the same by using semantics.

It's an easy thing to do, you just decide what everybody "really" means by translating their concepts into another language structure.

Ten commandments may be called "moral guidelines" perhaps, the five pillars, and the satanic version of the ten commandments too, all religions have things that can be seen as "moral guidelines"(though varyingly differing morals in each case). By translating all religions into this new conceptual language you can show that they are all the same.

In my opinion this isn't really a truthful way to see it though, as the conclusion is inevitable due to the nature of the translation.

I personally believe we have nothing in common except choice.
shaggyjebus On August 26, 2008

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Goodlettsville, Tennessee
#20New Post! Dec 09, 2006 @ 18:43:57
@erlend Said
You make the Church of Satan sound an awful lot like humanism/atheism.

If you turn away from the concept of a higher being, you're still left with a spiritual world the soul can get in touch with. That's basically what buddhism is about, and it still maintains a belief in something beyond the material world we initially live in.


The Church of Satan is a lot like humanism and atheism.

Buddhism maintains something out of the material world, but it says to not worship it, which was the question asked by whoever, whether every religion worshipped a higher being.
cptmud On December 24, 2006




melbourne, Australia
#21New Post! Dec 19, 2006 @ 07:09:40
As a pastaferian, we respect all religous holidays and events. Its a wonder i ever get any work done

all hail the flying spagetti monster
nine_days On May 09, 2007

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, California
#22New Post! Dec 19, 2006 @ 07:51:44
There are two major kinds of religions: Right Hand Path and Left Hand Path.

Right Hand religions seek the destruction of the individual ego either through merging with a universal whole (such as Buddhist Nirvana), or through subjugation to a higher power. RHP religions tend to be more "mainstream"


Left Hand religions seek to raise the individual to a higher status while maintaining separateness and avoiding subjugation to any "higher" being. LHP religions are often esoteric and associated with the occult.
arcades On August 08, 2013




Northbay, Canada
#23New Post! Dec 19, 2006 @ 12:17:44
@shaggyjebus Said
Is it not possible to believe in God and not celebrate Christmas? Only Christians celebrate Christmas in the sense that it is the celebration for the birth of Christ.

Don't other religions, ones that don't believe that Christ is God, believe in some sort of God?


The jehovas witnesses call them selves cristians but don't celebrate crhistmas or any other holiday. They believe in christ but the bible never said exactly when he was born also reserch into the past places the roots of christmas firmly in pegan traditions. Traditions where people sacrificed others and put up decorations to keep evil spirits away. The JW's also believe that if your bad nothing more will happen to you then what already happens. You die and decompose in the ground never to be conscious again. If you become baptised in the religion (which actually takes years of study and a verbal test), then you will be saved which means you will live on the earth forever as a perfect human after armageddon. As far as heven and hell only 144'000 will go to heaven as stated in revelations. And hell is nly for demons and satan. Also I should mention that there is a way to follow a timeline in the bible up to jesuses birth which if followed suggests that jesus was born in spring. Did I mention that they are bible scholers? they have 3 meetings a week one of wich is a bible study where they go through every book of the bible 1 by 1 discussing the meaning of every single verse. Also the main talk or "sermon" if you will is always the same all across the world for that week.
cathorsec On August 29, 2007




Thibodaux, Louisiana
#24New Post! Aug 26, 2007 @ 18:49:52
I believe there is one true religion and it is different from any other religion. It worships the one true God - Jehovah.
alexkidd On February 07, 2012
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in a bog, Ireland
#25New Post! Aug 26, 2007 @ 18:55:17
why is Jehovah the one true god?
arcades On August 08, 2013




Northbay, Canada
#26New Post! Aug 26, 2007 @ 21:19:36
Because in the origional dead sea scrolls he told his followers to use the name jehovah to distinguish him from all other false gods.
buffalobill90 On July 12, 2013
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Viaticum, United Kingdom
#27New Post! Sep 01, 2007 @ 16:19:28
All popular religions are divided by purely superficial differences. They all have the same basic criteria:

1. A belief in supernatural beings or events, usually a creator/judge deity and demiurges.

2. Collective or solitary liturgical worship, including festivals.

3. Buildings or structures of religious purpose and significance.

4. Human figures of religious siginificance, eg. prophets.

5. 'Moral' rules or guidelines.

The differences between religions are irrelevant and almost aesthetic, and yet religious people tend to be very hostile towards members of other religions. This uniformity of religious belief systems strongly supports the notion of religion being a part of human nature, an evolved mental mechanism.
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