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Author Topic:   Suppose you had to choose a religion?
Gzus
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Message 16 of 29 (28402)
01-04-2003 8:44 AM


How about just make one up? Or 'reveal the divine inspiration' that you've secretly been storing. That way, you can have a belief that caters to your own personal needs. I, personally (being a shortsighted act utilitarian) would have all the nasty longterm consequences of my sometimes dubious short term pleasures removed in the afterlife. God, of course, would be Kim Basinger reincarnate and all other mortals would become my servants (except for various personal friends). I also would like to believe that I am the dauphin.

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robinrohan
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Message 17 of 29 (28580)
01-07-2003 8:45 AM
Reply to: Message 16 by Gzus
01-04-2003 8:44 AM


The most attractive belief of all, to me, is reincarnation.

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John
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Message 18 of 29 (28588)
01-07-2003 10:25 AM
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01-07-2003 8:45 AM


quote:
Originally posted by robinrohan:
The most attractive belief of all, to me, is reincarnation.
Yeah. I'd like to believe that one too.
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Andya Primanda
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Message 19 of 29 (28648)
01-08-2003 5:33 AM
Reply to: Message 18 by John
01-07-2003 10:25 AM


Reincarnation? Which means after one left this cruel world he/she would return to suffer again?
Evil concept, I think.

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John
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Message 20 of 29 (28673)
01-08-2003 9:20 AM
Reply to: Message 19 by Andya Primanda
01-08-2003 5:33 AM


quote:
Originally posted by Andya Primanda:
Reincarnation? Which means after one left this cruel world he/she would return to suffer again?
Evil concept, I think.

Immortality, I think. See, I have thought about suffering and have come to the conclusion that the major cause of my suffering is that I don't have enough time. This is what causes me stress. Reincarnation fixes that problem. Of course this presupposes a continuation of consciousness and memory; otherwise, it would be pointless.
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Andya Primanda
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Message 21 of 29 (28682)
01-08-2003 10:33 AM
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01-08-2003 9:20 AM


You suffer from lack of time? Well, it's your opinion. Mine is that we suffer from craving.

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robinrohan
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Message 22 of 29 (28706)
01-08-2003 7:29 PM
Reply to: Message 20 by John
01-08-2003 9:20 AM


John: time to do what?

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John
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Message 23 of 29 (28719)
01-08-2003 10:01 PM
Reply to: Message 22 by robinrohan
01-08-2003 7:29 PM


quote:
Originally posted by robinrohan:
John: time to do what?
I couldn't begin to make a list, but outside of team sports ( yechie ) pretty much everything.
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robinrohan
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Message 24 of 29 (28777)
01-09-2003 11:16 PM
Reply to: Message 21 by Andya Primanda
01-08-2003 10:33 AM


Primanda, what do we crave?

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Gzus
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Message 25 of 29 (33993)
03-09-2003 5:56 PM
Reply to: Message 20 by John
01-08-2003 9:20 AM


quote:
the major cause of my suffering is that I don't have enough time
yes. To be immortal would be a great birthday present. If i were immortal, the first thing i'd do, would be to buy a ticket to barbados, find a deserted island and embark on a thousand year project to build my own civilisation from scratch.

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crashfrog
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Message 26 of 29 (35276)
03-26-2003 12:23 AM


I'd join the ninja religion, because ninjas are REAL ULTIMATE POWER!
Ok, not really. But I do think religions with their own martial arts are kinda neat. It'd be cool if Christian monks had to study Shaolin Fist or something...
But ultimately I don't see what I could get from religion that I couldn't get as an astute observer of human behavior...
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logicalunatic
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Message 27 of 29 (35678)
03-29-2003 3:18 AM
Reply to: Message 20 by John
01-08-2003 9:20 AM


Suffering? and then a religion...
If you are a "live your life"'r like me there really is no absolute suffering. I'm happy being alive. Any experience I digest, good or bad, is ultimately good simply because I exist to experience it. Now don't get me wrong, I like some experiences more than others. A good roll in the hay is always preferable to a sharp stick in the eye. But, the fact that I'm here to get poked in the eye means I'm still here to poke others while in the hay.
LogicaLunatic
"I contend that we are both atheists. I just believe in one fewer god than you do. When you understand why you dismiss all the other possible gods, you will understand why I dismiss yours." -- Stephen Roberts

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logicalunatic
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Message 28 of 29 (35681)
03-29-2003 3:25 AM


Which religion?
Seeing as there are an almost infinite number of possible gods, anything I adhere to has an equal chance of being correct. (If a god actually exists, that is) So I would at first believe in a God that doesn't expect me to believe in him. Then I'd follow his lead and continue being an atheist.
LogicaLunatic
"I contend that we are both atheists. I just believe in one fewer god than you do. When you understand why you dismiss all the other possible gods, you will understand why I dismiss yours." -- Stephen Roberts

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Mike Holland
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Message 29 of 29 (35686)
03-29-2003 7:19 AM
Reply to: Message 28 by logicalunatic
03-29-2003 3:25 AM


Re: Which religion?
You'd follow his lead and continue being an atheist? Does that mean that this God that you don't believe in doesn't believe in himself either?
I could understand an agnostic God, who is uncertain of his own existence, but an atheist one? The mind boggles!
Anyhow, how do you follow the lead of something you don't believe exists?
Mike.

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