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#1    Jessica Christ

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Posted 23 October 2012 - 05:42 PM

If you are an atheist and you had to pick a religion which one would you pick?

If you are already part of a religion but had to convert to another then which one would you convert to?

Obviously those who would refuse to pick or convert should not post unless they have something very funny to say.


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Posted 23 October 2012 - 05:49 PM

What ever one it is that allows me to come back in my next life as a full horse, preferably Secretariate.

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Posted 23 October 2012 - 05:50 PM

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Posted 23 October 2012 - 05:56 PM

Christianity, i miss my foreskin...

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Posted 23 October 2012 - 06:12 PM

Agnosticism is the view that the truth values of certain claims—especially claims about the existence or non-existence of any deity, but also other religious and metaphysical claims—are unknown and (so far as can be judged) unknowable.[1][2][3] Agnosticism can be defined in various ways, and is sometimes used to indicate doubt or a skeptical approach to questions. In some senses, agnosticism is a stance about the difference between belief and knowledge, rather than about any specific claim or belief.

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Posted 23 October 2012 - 06:15 PM

View PostChasingtherabbit, on 23 October 2012 - 05:42 PM, said:

If you are an atheist and you had to pick a religion which one would you pick?

If you are already part of a religion but had to convert to another then which one would you convert to?

Obviously those who would refuse to pick or convert should not post unless they have something very funny to say.
Hi Chasingtherabbit,
A sort-of real-life example of your hypothetical questions could be paraphrased as follows:

If you are not a member of any club/association and if you had to pick one, which would you pick?
If you already are a member of a club/association, but had to leave and join another, which would you choose?


Chasingtherabbit -- My point is that religion is not a club/association.
That said, many people actually do pick and choose a religion of their choice (or grew up in one), in a somewhat similar way that they may choose to become members of a club or association.


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Posted 23 October 2012 - 06:18 PM

I'd be a Raelian.


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Posted 23 October 2012 - 06:30 PM

Is there a religion that doesn't have a heap of man made rules and tell's you how to lead your life?

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Posted 23 October 2012 - 06:34 PM

View PostBeckys_Mom, on 23 October 2012 - 06:30 PM, said:

Is there a religion that doesn't have a heap of man made rules and tell's you how to lead your life?
Christianity ... *assuming that* the ideas in the Bible are God-inspired.


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Posted 23 October 2012 - 06:35 PM

Church of Hilander would be my choice.  Everyone would be welcome no matter what planet you were from.


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Posted 23 October 2012 - 06:49 PM

as a christian i would choose atheism. i hear they believe in a omnipresent spagetii monster and have a prophet called dawkins. :)

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Posted 23 October 2012 - 07:00 PM

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Posted 23 October 2012 - 07:14 PM

Many arguments here both for and against religion suggest an entrenched position that a religion is either good or bad.   I borrow good things from all religions.   I have found that the richer and wider we allow ourselves to explore, the better philosophy for living we can live by.   It's when we think we know it all and stop looking that we really lose the plot.

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Posted 23 October 2012 - 07:25 PM

View PostKarlis, on 23 October 2012 - 06:34 PM, said:

Christianity ... *assuming that* the ideas in the Bible are God-inspired.


I wouldn't ever assume that is correct.. It does tell you how to lead your life..and is packed with rules..

Edited by Beckys_Mom, 23 October 2012 - 07:26 PM.

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Posted 23 October 2012 - 07:25 PM

View PostYamato, on 23 October 2012 - 07:14 PM, said:

Many arguments here both for and against religion suggest an entrenched position that a religion is either good or bad.   I borrow good things from all religions.   I have found that the richer and wider we allow ourselves to explore, the better philosophy for living we can live by.   It's when we think we know it all and stop looking that we really lose the plot.
Yamato -- In my opinion, if anyone was to "borrow good things from all religions", such a person subscribes to a philosophy, rather than commits to a belief.





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