Shakers, wasn't it? All nonsense with snakes and that?
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"Don't concentrate on the finger or you will miss all that heavanly glory"
Shakers? is supporting Bury FC a religion?
Atheist fundamentalist, vigorously and equally opposed to the indoctrination of children with religion, smoking, sex, drug taking and any other vile self-damaging pursuits.
Also, I'm not arrogant enough to believe that my very existence (and that of those like me) could not just be the result of a happy coincidence, some slime and a sunbeam.
I'm gonna clarify a little bit here, just in case Mum and Dad do read this...with the slime/coincidence thing, I'm going back many generations to primordial ooze. I am not being rude about Nana and Grandad.
Apathist, dont see that it matters. Almost didnt reply.
Shits can get completely apathist on a couple glasses of red wine.
Agnostic atheist, now trying to develop own credo based on the sanctity of red wine, allotments and home brew
I don't think it's helpful focusing upon a single entity and heavy concepts such as organised religion should give way to free thinking about spirituality. Science tells us that everything is made up of atoms so tiny, even midgets and children cannot see them. So next time you criticise someone for their choice of belief remember that you are actually criticising some small atoms! And those are the exact same atoms that you yourself are made of!!
Rocks, Paper, Scissors, Milk, Ideas, Colours, Milk, Animals, Muslims, Atheists and Catholics - I bet you are thinking that 'hey, none of those things have any likeness whatsoever to the other things also mentioned' but, guess what, you would be wrong because they are all linked by tiny atoms!!!
No-one knows where these atoms come from but where science can't help us with such answers in steps the power of crystals. Crystals were formed many years ago deep within the Earth (or Gaia) and they all give off different vibrations that somehow form atoms when the vibrations overlap. They also cause tingling sensations which only animals and true-sensitive people can feel. I feel these all the time and I read somewhere that JK Rowling does too!!! It is both a blessing and a curse, because it has made me somewhat allergic to cats but also fairly lucky on scratchcards.
Atheist. No one ever asks 'do you believe in science?'
Reasons for why humans invented god more plausible than evidence there is one. Agree with jeni and ian (and most of you) My favourite:
ancient king: (on a winter's eve): getting dark early tonight.
Advisor: maybe the sun god is hungry. Let's sacrifice a goat
king: sun god?
Adv: pulls the sun across the sky to give us light. Give me a goat, I'll feed him.
King: good idea.
king: good job with the goats, days not getting any shorter.
Advisor (more tubby than last week) maybe he's bored of goat. Shall we switch to mutton?
King: yes but jut a small one, need it for the feast tomorrow.
Adv:but the sun god is all knowing my liege.
King: darn. Go on then, give him the best one.
Adv: I'll take some roast potatoes for him too.
I have similar views on how organised religion began, Kga.
The government advises you against eating pig to avoid food poisoning.
Fuck off! That's all we have to eat, and by the way what is a government?
OK Try this: A big scary god forbids you to eat pork.
Ah, that's different.
Good. oh, and only wipe your arse with your left hand while your at it.
Not fully committed but Humanist-curious.
Agnostic going on atheist.
I don't have a problem with God per se, it's just his fan club I can't stand.
Atheist with a sense of wonder. I also think street preachers should be arrested for a breach of the peace.
Just back from Rome and was in St Peters square on Easter Sunday and have to admit that as a lapsed R.C. I still felt an emotional pull among the faithful .. go figure.
It was weird there seeing groups of priest wandering around town strung across the street like that scene in Reservoir Dogs. Couldn't get that tune out my head.
Amish, shit I shouldn't be on here, best log out out and get a haircut and shave
Christian, but whatever kind you're thinking of it's not that kind. I might be a Quaker. Basically, though, religion is idiocy.
the thing is, people bang on about belief or otherwise in God without ever defining what they actually mean by 'God'. now if they said 'do you believe in an undefined entity of undefined nature, undefined origin and undefined purpose which exerts undefined power across an undefined domain according to an undefined interaction with the laws of physics', then I'd find it easier to respond 'well maybe, but maybe not' with conviction
I think I agree with you, but it shouldn't affect you and I don't have any right to insist that you should agree with my agreement with you or not. Amen.
I'm always attracted by the idea of Quaker Oats
It is certainly a good question.
I cannot get my head around people thinking I bother to take attendance on a saturday/sunday/holy day.
"Infinite wisdom" is another one that gets my goat, do people really understand the enormity of infinity, think of the biggest thing you can think of, well that is as nothing as compared to infinity.
Be nice to each other, that'll do for me.
Just one, small question.
This "Shall not covet thy neighbour's ass" thing, what if your neighbour's Johnny Depp?
It was what we used to call a "chisello" - now a "typo". It is "thou shall not cover thy neighbours ass" and it was an instruction not to commit beastiality as in the farming terminology of a ram "covering" ewes, a bull "covering" cows.
Hope that clarifies things.
Yes, that makes much more sense.
Thanks again God.
Me? I'm fanatically tolerant, religion wise. Which is more than you can say about most of those who espouse individual religions. They all think their religion's right, and everyone else's is wrong.
"If God had wanted us to believe in him, he would have existed" Linda Smith.
I've just set up a personality cult where the purpose is threefold:
1) Worship me
2) Give me all your property
3) provide me with unlimited sexual intercourse
I suppose that my religion is therefore hypersexual ruthless narcisism.
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