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Does Deism count as a religion? I suppose it does.


Actually no...
Unlike Religion, Deism doesn't a set of beliefs/ teaching... and thus not classified as a Religion.

It is merely a believe that a greater being exist out there...


Although it is not a religion, it is still a belief, but what genre of belief do you think it would fall under?

Deism is an ideology, as well as atheism, and being agnostic. There can be a few others, but those are the big three that come to mind.

So Ideology also can have science based ideas, unless you believe just whatever you hear from others, because then if you just assume something without evidence or logic, it becomes a religion so to speak, although the ideas behind science are of what an ideology consists of.

Science is very special, in that it changes the knowledge that we already know, to new data that has been undoubtedly proven. Scientists may believe in certain theories, and you can say that is an ideology... but science itself... hmmmm... It is not a religion, nor an ideology, and definitely not an art... so, I guess it is its own genre, science.

Science is not a belief system, but a science... well, straight forward, unless anyone has any other ideas...

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shuyi000 wrote:


ArtoriasAbyss wrote:

Does Deism count as a religion? I suppose it does.


Actually no...
Unlike Religion, Deism doesn't a set of beliefs/ teaching... and thus not classified as a Religion.

It is merely a believe that a greater being exist out there...

In that case I am not religious.
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I'm not really religious but I do believe that there is a higher power.
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I think all religions are ridiculous but for some people they are necessary.
I also think that religion is something that the world will never agree on.



I also most assuredly think that there is no god. Whatsoever.
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After various clashes with the church and multiple back stabs and indefinite manipulation by various church members, I no longer consider my self religious. I want nothing to do with the church or rather the people of the church. They are as mischievous and conniving as sales men. This is all from personal experience. However this has nothing to do with my belief in a ultimate deity, the painter of this universe. I Still believe in the existence of God, in a deist kind of way.


"I want to believe in a sacred light that encompasses the rage and sadness... A sacred light that guides all things." - Mystogan, Fairy Tail

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I believe that there is someone up there. So in a way I am religous
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shuyi000 wrote:

Actually no...
Unlike Religion, Deism doesn't a set of beliefs/ teaching... and thus not classified as a Religion.

It is merely a believe that a greater being exist out there...


Although it is not a religion, it is still a belief, but what genre of belief do you think it would fall under?


Which genre of belief you ask...?!
I'd say it falls under the umbrella of Philosophy of world-view
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Yes, I am religous but I would never smack my children even as discipline just because the bible said such things as "chastisment", "punishment", and "Spare the rod, spoil the child", because the Bible never meant anything about smacking children or physical punishment, which as abuse.
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Yes, I am religous but I would never smack my children even as discipline just because the bible said such things as "chastisment", "punishment", and "Spare the rod, spoil the child", because the Bible never meant anything about smacking children or physical punishment, which as abuse.


"Spare the rod, spoil the child." explicitly says to not whip children. To "spare the rod" means to not use a rod, as in abuse, and spoiling the child means to treat them well. I don't see how anyone could interpret that as meaning to abuse a child.
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CCTDaily wrote:

Yes, I am religous but I would never smack my children even as discipline just because the bible said such things as "chastisment", "punishment", and "Spare the rod, spoil the child", because the Bible never meant anything about smacking children or physical punishment, which as abuse.


"Spare the rod, spoil the child." explicitly says to not whip children. To "spare the rod" means to not use a rod, as in abuse, and spoiling the child means to treat them well. I don't see how anyone could interpret that as meaning to abuse a child.


Sadly, what it mean is that "If you spare the rod, then you spoil the child."




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Although it is not a religion, it is still a belief, but what genre of belief do you think it would fall under?



Which genre of belief you ask...?!
I'd say it falls under the umbrella of Philosophy of world-view


And in this case, I agree with you very much.

Thinking of you...

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CCTDaily wrote:

Yes, I am religous but I would never smack my children even as discipline just because the bible said such things as "chastisment", "punishment", and "Spare the rod, spoil the child", because the Bible never meant anything about smacking children or physical punishment, which as abuse.


"Spare the rod, spoil the child." explicitly says to not whip children. To "spare the rod" means to not use a rod, as in abuse, and spoiling the child means to treat them well. I don't see how anyone could interpret that as meaning to abuse a child.


Uh, no it doesn't. The passage in the bible states : "He that spareth his rod hateth his son: but he that loveth him chasteneth him betimes."
Proverbs 23:13

Which literally means - if you do not discipline your child, they'll never learn to be a good person.

If you want to refute what I just said, then go to Proverbs 23:14 which reads

"Thou shalt beat him with the rod, and shalt deliver his soul from hell."
It means that if you punish them when they do wrong instead of encouraging it, they're going to grow up to be a good person.

The term "Abuse" has changed so much through the course of history. Ask your grandparents if they got hit with a belt, with a switch, or slapped around. Most of them will say yes. Different times call for different interpretations on "Abuse."
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minatothegreatjiraiya wrote:


CCTDaily wrote:

Yes, I am religous but I would never smack my children even as discipline just because the bible said such things as "chastisment", "punishment", and "Spare the rod, spoil the child", because the Bible never meant anything about smacking children or physical punishment, which as abuse.


"Spare the rod, spoil the child." explicitly says to not whip children. To "spare the rod" means to not use a rod, as in abuse, and spoiling the child means to treat them well. I don't see how anyone could interpret that as meaning to abuse a child.


Uh, no it doesn't. The passage in the bible states : "He that spareth his rod hateth his son: but he that loveth him chasteneth him betimes."
Proverbs 23:13

Which literally means - if you do not discipline your child, they'll never learn to be a good person.

If you want to refute what I just said, then go to Proverbs 23:14 which reads

"Thou shalt beat him with the rod, and shalt deliver his soul from hell."
It means that if you punish them when they do wrong instead of encouraging it, they're going to grow up to be a good person.

The term "Abuse" has changed so much through the course of history. Ask your grandparents if they got hit with a belt, with a switch, or slapped around. Most of them will say yes. Different times call for different interpretations on "Abuse."


I wasn't saying that the Bible says this explicitly, but that what he wrote says such.


Sadly, what it mean is that "If you spare the rod, then you spoil the child."


I don't see why this is in itself sad.
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No, but I respect others.
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im not very religious. i was born into a jewish family, and i did consider myself to be jewish for quite a long time. the thing was that the religion and i never got along....sorta. I went to hebrew school for 2 years. The kids there made a game out of running away from me during break. Apparently i would cry when i waited for my parents to come pick me up, which isnt all that hard to believe since i did really hate going there. I think the final straw for me was when my parents cared more about Rosh Hashanah then my birthday. those 2 events just happened to be on the same day last year. So now i consider myself to be an atheist....cause there really isnt anything that i truly believe in.
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minatothegreatjiraiya wrote:


Sadly, what it mean is that "If you spare the rod, then you spoil the child."


I don't see why this is in itself sad.


You're right, it isn't except to those who perceive it as being sad.

Blue may be my favorite color, but to another, it may be a great tear...

My grandparents would approve of spanking, whipping, kicking, and beating kids to discipline them, but my parents would go not so far, as they used to spank me for discipline, until I became older and disciplined myself.

This teaching in the bible is subject to the perception of the reader. If your parents used this as an excuse to vent hatred, anger, despair... etc on you even if for no good reason, then you will blame them.

Technically, they were justified in their actions, because they perceived themselves to be righteous to punish you, putting them in a mental picture above you. They see it as a good, but for you it is an evil. The perception of any action is based off of the beholder of that action.



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im not very religious. i was born into a jewish family, and i did consider myself to be jewish for quite a long time. the thing was that the religion and i never got along....sorta. I went to hebrew school for 2 years. The kids there made a game out of running away from me during break. Apparently i would cry when i waited for my parents to come pick me up, which isnt all that hard to believe since i did really hate going there. I think the final straw for me was when my parents cared more about Rosh Hashanah then my birthday. those 2 events just happened to be on the same day last year. So now i consider myself to be an atheist....cause there really isnt anything that i truly believe in.


For this, you do have a belief, for everything outside of your own existence is an assumption, even though most of it is to a minor degree. You may be atheist and not believe in a God or creator, but you can believe that you, yourself, can perceive and understand the world based off of what you see, touch, hear, smell, and taste. That, in the most part are your limitations as a human to perceive the world. Depending on how you look at it, you can really be of any belief system... or several combined.

In any case, I wish you the best of luck in life... I know how it is when people cause you unnecessary harm. Just know they went through something in their life that caused that to happen... and once you do, you can better stand on your own, and picture the world better around you.

Take care, friend...

Thinking of you,

-Emerald Mercy
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