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Shock Trooper
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My friend was telling me about this interesting religion the other day.... I forget the exact namehing long and confusing, but interesting never the less. It states that humankind is conditioned to look up to other people as idols, false or real, and if we couldn't find one, then we would make one up. Interesting....Anyone ever heard the idea that man made God instead of God making man? This is where it comes from. Does anyone agree/disagree with this?

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Warrior
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quote:
Originally written by Brass Monkey aka STD:

Erm... Thats... Constructive. But maybe rather... loud.
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Edit: I think I've heard the same thing as Syntrael (and I think I misspelled your name, my fault entirely), though I can't remember where. Carl Sagan wrote something similar, but he's not who wrote it. On a side note, I do believe in souls, as something a being (human, cat, alligator) builds up through living. That doesn't necessarily mean we take it with us when we die, though.

Don't tell me my cat doesn't have a soul. It may have a less intelligent, less "evolved" one than a human, but it's still there.

[ Wednesday, February 04, 2004 13:17: Message edited by: Jame ]

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there is no god.
THERE is no god.
there IS no god.
there is NO god.
there is no GOD.
THERE IS no god.
THERE is NO god.
THERE is no GOD.
there IS NO god.
there IS no GOD.
there is NO GOD.
THERE IS NO god.
THERE IS no GOD.
THERE is NO GOD.
there IS NO GOD.
THERE IS NO GOD.

... in my opinion.

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Agent
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Profile Homepage #78
Do you believe in an afterlife then?

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I doubt it...

Syntyrael: I disagree with that. That's basically idol-worshipping, which is, in my opinion, an outdated religion based on nothing but the human lust for power. OK, maybe not just that, but still... humans cannot make God. It goes against the idea that God created the universe, which I believe is the only rational explanation.

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quote:
Originally posted by The Flying Jellybean:
Do you believe in an afterlife then?
No.

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Shock Trooper
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SD- I think you missunderstood me, i meant that humans feel the urge to look up to someone, like an idol as you said, so they created the IDEA of God, and that he is our heavenly superior and he made everything. We didn't actually create God, if that's what you mean. The creation of the universe and all things on our good green earth is still a mystery to my mind.

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Agent
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Syntyrael, you are right. God is only, because humans created him. Because humans need somebody to be responsible for their baseness. Nobody lives without a believe. Even if you make money or yourself to your God, then you believe in something, human nature is lost without a God. Or a Godess.

I believe in vegetarianism, rebirth and the Church of EuthanasiaIMAGE(Religion (4)_files/smile.gif)

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there is no wizardr6
There is no wizardr6
there Is no wizardr6
there is NO wizardr6
there is no Wizardr6
There Is no wizardr6
There is No wizardr6
There is no Wizardr6
there Is No wizardr6
there Is no Wizardr6
there is No Wizardr6
There is No Wizardr6
There Is no Wizardr6
There Is No wizardr6
there Is No wizardr6
There Is NO Wizardr6

Now tell me, did that in anyway stop you from existing?
Don't write meaningless litanies in the future.

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Bob's Big Date
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Il veut donner son avis; il ne veut pas déclarer ou créer un condition étant. Ne sois pas avare, toi.

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Agent
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First do not insult Anime. There is alot of themes that we can learn from Anime. And YUYUHAKUSHO is a great show that emphizes hope. Anyway, I belive there is a God. Because the way I see it if there is no God, there is no hope. But alot of people who do not believe in anything have no hope anyway. So it is just logical that they would not believe in anything. But most people belive in Something. If not God or Gods than a Scientific System, such as "Mother Nature". It really doesn't bother me if you don't believe in God, as long as you believe in something.

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Thou art God.

-Quote from "Stranger in a Strange Land"

I am a Catholic.

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Agent
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Cast in the name God. Ye not guilty.

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quote:
Originally posted by Smugglers' Alliance, Chief of the:
There Is NO Wizardr6
Now tell me, did that in anyway stop you from existing?

No, of course not, but my intention was not to prevent a god from existing merely by saying it: I was stating my own opinion.

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Don't write meaningless litanies in the future.
It may be a litany, but it's not meaningless: it's my opinion, and it's relevant to the topic. I see no reason not to post it. Nor do I see any reason for you to have the right to tell me not to post it.
If you don't like my opinion, you can post here and say so, but don't try to tell me not to express myself.

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This Side Towards Enemy
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It was meaningless in that you stated it in excess of a dozen things. It was a particularly inept attempt at trolling.

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Where in New York, Wizard? Upstate, by any chance?

Alec, I don't think you can use "donner" like that. I think you need something after or before it, such as the "y" in "allons-y", but I could be wrong...

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Bob's Big Date
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'Donner son avis' is idiomatic, translating to 'stating one's opinion', if my French holds.

And an entreaty against greediness in such a context is hardly standard French anyway. IMAGE(Religion (4)_files/tongue.gif)

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New York City, and what does trolling mean?

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Abusive or annoying posting. It's like spamming exept worse.

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Opinions are meaningless. People's reactions and feelings about a topic are meaningless, insubstantial, irrational and entirely illogical. Only well-formed thought and reason are of consequence. Your opinions mean nothing--nothing.

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I'm sorry, but I still don't quite understand. My post was abusive and annoying? If so, I apologize, but I didn't realize that, and I'm sorry I replied harshly to WildKarrdeSmuggler.

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Bob's Big Date
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On the contrary, Frahhamn: My opinions mean everything. IMAGE(Religion (4)_files/tongue.gif)

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Welcome to the Post-Modernist world.

Have a nice stay. ^_^

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Shock Trooper
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I suppose I'm sort of a Christian, although none of my family has been to church for years (with the possible exception of my dad), but I go to SU (scripture union) camps sometimes, like this Easter I'm going to Austria, and so do my brother and sister sometimes.
I'm not a very spiritual or religious person, to be honest.

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Posts: 316 | Registered: Saturday, May 25 2002 07:00
Shock Trooper
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Hmmm...there's a lot of aetheists on this forum. I'm wondering how many people here believe in the big bang theory? It just seems logical since you don't believe in God. I myself believe in the theory. Post Your thoughts on this?

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