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Post Reply are you religious? if so, why?
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I love the openness of the topic and starting comment! Let's us know you really wanna have an actual discussion instead of just trollolling....

Scientifically speaking the possibilities and ideas of our devout Pastafarian is on the same level of plausibility as perpetual energy, cold fusion, and a cure for cancer. How? Why? Because despite what people like to think, we don't know everything. Those who believe they do or thinks that science does know everything is just being ignorant and you have no place in the scientific world outside of maybe making that next processor thats .2 GHz faster then last months model...

You would be unscientific to rule out the possibility of some kind of grand designer or something of that level. Science isn't closed mindedness born from some erroneous interpretation of the scientific method based from one's experience of it through middle school science class where people somehow come to the conclusion that "if you can't prove it, it must not exist." Science NEVER says that. The idea of trying to prove a negative (trying to prove something doesn't exist) is stupid. And the idea of that lack of proof equals not existence is equally unscientific.

Science is being open to all possibilities and the pursuit to gather information that would lead us to those possibilities. There are things that exist now that have never existed in the past due to TRUE scientific thinking and viewpoints. Scientifically speaking, odds are your open trolling on religion is born more from hating to get up early on Sundays, leftover (our current depending on age) hormonal imbalances that born a defiant attitude towards the idea of "being told what to do", or boredom. Scientifically speaking that is. Not hating or anything. Of course at this point you've probably already "tl; dr". Ahh... the brotherhood of those who base their thoughts on "scientific thinking" when never bothering to actually think scientifically.
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rawratl wrote:



artsy if you get bored
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LVr9bJ8Sctk&feature=related

I love Dawkins.


I have the audio tape of the book its a great listen
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These conversations, unfortunately, almost always turn into a spam-fest
How odd; both religious and non-religious must always poke fun at each other.
It's also interesting, how these topics are almost always atheist vs Christians. Poor Christians take a lot of heat from people.


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I'm an atheist, I don't take anybody's crap about religion. Religion staunches growth, whereas atheism is great, it expands our knowledge and allows questions. However, I'd like to think there's some sort of afterlife, as there are many other dimensions to our universe (11 according to the String Theory), but not necessarily a "god" to rule that, there's no such thing.

Religion is one big fairy tale, people should realize that by now. How do you know if religion wasn't first created as an actually joke, and there were just too many people down the line of history to take it seriously?


Sigh, why is it that non-religious folk always think we religious people live under rocks and are ignorant of the sciences? Sorry to disappoint you, but I ask questions and expand my knowledge as I am right now. I am, after all, majoring in physics. One of my interests is to find where both my religion (Islam) and science agrees on things in term of physics (astronomy). I've watched many a scientific documentaries, and I love them all. Perhaps you'll just use this opportunity to respond in a brash manner, but my point stands. I am a religious individual who also accepts science and strives to learn from it. I ask questions, I find answers, and I marvel at what I have learned. I also believe in multiple universes.

And as for it being a fairy tale... that's alright, if that's what you think, I don't mind
I can't prove that God exists, just as you can't prove that God doesn't exist. But you choose to believe that God doesn't exist, so it's the same thing, really (we're both believing in something we can't prove tangibly). I'm not saying you believe in anything, I was just talking about this point in particular.
Even if you cite all the religions in the world as proof that God doesn't exist, or that there is so much corruption that God couldn't possibly exist, then you would still not have presented actual evidence that God doesn't exist. Likewise, I can't really present you with evidence that God does exist, so we're equal in this regard.
So then, why must people always have these types of discussions? All participants are well-aware that their beliefs will not change, and it's generally a massive waste of time and frustration for both parties. Why can't people just accept each other, instead of finding reasons as to why one group is more superior than the other.
Am I now going to be told, "if you don't like it, leave?"


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I'm religious because my beliefs are worth believing in. Life just feels like so much more with faith.


I agree with you. I feel like my life has much more meaning because of my faith. Sometimes I sit and think, "what if I didn't believe? How would my life be like..." And I begin to see the differences. I don't like those differences.
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Agnostic whether a god exists or not doesn't matter to me.
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I'm Christian, and though I was raised being a Christian, I follow it still because it seems to be the only faith I can actually believe in, and what I know well. To me being a follower in Christ, it makes sense, and seems to be the only right path for me to follow. I like to think of myself as having a personal relationship with God rather than being religious.
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As I long I could remember, I have always saw myself as an Agnostic despite my mother being brought up withing a Catholic house hold. So, hearing things like Jesus, and God weren't new. I think the reason why I am an Agnostic because, for me, whilst it may bring some meaning to others doesn't it brings any meaning for me. And it's has always something that it cannot be proven or disproved regardless, and I don't like when people take it too seriously and force feed it upon others. That's just I see it anyway.

Although lately, I have felt like I have become more spiritual person, like a spiritualist, since the past several years, but not exactly a follower of religion if that made sense.
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If a grown person believes in magic, and vehemently ignores scientific fact or idea, they are simply a fool. No hope for the human race.
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I'm straight up atheist even though my family is Catholic and I was forced to go to Catholic school for a certain period of time. I've been baptized and even had my communion and confirmation. Still atheist. I respect other people's beliefs, however, and understand why they would need to something to believe in in life. It annoys me when some of them are disrespectful to my opinion, though. Once a Jehovah's Witness called me evil and told me to have fun in hell .
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I was once a celery, but they turned me into a juice.
As a celery juice, they wanted to make it sound natural and healthy so I got called "The Real Celery Juice".
Then they found out that celery tastes bad as juice and people don't want it even if healthy... so they dropped the celery part to hide the contents.

Now I'm just the religious.
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karmacide wrote:

I'm a devout Pastafarian.


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I'm straight up atheist even though my family is Catholic and I was forced to go to Catholic school for a certain period of time. I've been baptized and even had my communion and confirmation. Still atheist. I respect other people's beliefs, however, and understand why they would need to something to believe in in life. It annoys me when some of them are disrespectful to my opinion, though. Once a Jehovah's Witness called me evil and told me to have fun in hell .


yeah. that's what they would tell me. i wish that there would be a law against people not being able to go up to your house and try to talk to you about religion.
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'People are my religion because I believe in them
People are enemies, people are my friends
I have faith in my fellow man, and I can only hope he has faith in me'.

-Andrew Jackson Jihad
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shadorai wrote:


CheekyDevil wrote:

I'm straight up atheist even though my family is Catholic and I was forced to go to Catholic school for a certain period of time. I've been baptized and even had my communion and confirmation. Still atheist. I respect other people's beliefs, however, and understand why they would need to something to believe in in life. It annoys me when some of them are disrespectful to my opinion, though. Once a Jehovah's Witness called me evil and told me to have fun in hell .


yeah. that's what they would tell me. i wish that there would be a law against people not being able to go up to your house and try to talk to you about religion.


Right? Geez. It starts getting annoying after awhile. Even better if EVERYONE could just be respectful of each other's opinions. I know there are some atheists out there too that act rude. Ugh I'm really getting tired of being called evil for having my own opinion .
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