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Religion is just to make money and control people.
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nope, and never will be.
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jonathanb2 wrote:

in my opinion this is not an appropriate subject to bring up on this kind of site. This also includes political, social, and economical. Perhaps we can just stick to ENTERTAINMENT. At least that is what I'm would expect from a site dedicated to East Asian entertainment and news. That is just my opinion though


Ahh, censorship. The first step towards tyranny. These forums would be boring if all we could discuss is entertainment.

That is just my opinion though, I'll post it while I still can.

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PhyongHwa wrote:


jonathanb2 wrote:

in my opinion this is not an appropriate subject to bring up on this kind of site. This also includes political, social, and economical. Perhaps we can just stick to ENTERTAINMENT. At least that is what I'm would expect from a site dedicated to East Asian entertainment and news. That is just my opinion though


^This. Especially since the topic asks if people are religious and why, but the author, instead of really explaining why he believes what he believes, begins his explanation with an insult to the opposing view. Instead of saying (what he might have said) "I don't believe because I see no proof, there's nothing tangible about it like science nor do I think it is based on reality." He insults a group by calling them "ridiculous and unrealistic". I can understand that he's had some past problems dealing with some Christians, but whatever experience he had doesn't justify condemning a group as a whole. Nobody would blame the actions of a few of a race or group of people to the entirety of it's population......at least ethically speaking they shouldn't.

In my family everyone follows their own path, their own beliefs, or lack of one, and nobody condemns, insults or ridicules the other for it. We agree to disagree and are civil about it. That being said, we do understand that for some faiths, they are compelled to "save" others, and for the most part this stems from a sincere concern (love) for the other person, even if they do it in a manner that rubs you the wrong way. If anyone ever feels "harassed" by someone with an opposing view, you could change the subject, and you do have the power to walk away......


Well said. But I would say that from what I've read it's been reasonably civilized (Disclaimer: I have NOT read the entire thread). I think it's good to have honest and open discussions about sensitive topics such as this instead of avoiding them for fear of sparking a debate and having things degenerate fast. I do agree this is a rather odd place to start this kind of discussion and it wasn't started off in the most respectful manner, but it's nice to see the diversity of beliefs and not too much nastiness.
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I'm not religious, no. I'm Agnostic. I find it to be unknowable. Then again there is, like, what? 21 major religions. That's automatically a one in twenty-one chance your faith is correct. That and with the ton of differences in each one, example, not only do you have Christians you'll also find Catholics fighting with Protestants inside the churches of Christianity.

Then you have forced religion on others (usually thanks to strict ignorant parents who feel it's necessary in their childrens' lives) regardless of personal believes. Then you have people who believe in only certain sections in their books of faiths. Example. Many homophobic Christians will state their disapproval for homophobes (with the seemingly only excuse of) because it's against their book's beliefs. But at the same time they will disregard the pre-marital sex sins, and my personal favorite, baking on human excrement.

Source: Ezekiel 4:12 "New Living Translation (©2007)
Prepare and eat this food as you would barley cakes. While all the people are watching, bake it over a fire using dried human dung as fuel and then eat the bread.""

If there is a God, and he is all merciful like he's believed to be, then he would forgive us for being Atheist.
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It was more of a suggestion (I used the word "perhaps"). It's something for people to consider. I just think some people sometimes don't really care about the topic, throwing out insults. Religion is "silly." Something silly is when a character uses a giant mallet that appeared out of nowhere. This should be safe place. I agree with PhyongHwa.
Wow... you're bringing up censorship and tyranny. Really? I got a laugh out of that, I'm sorry. I think you're on the wrong website.
I'm not going to complain to Crunchyroll "hey, make it a rule they people can't talk about real world stuff."
Boring if all we talked about was entertainment? I disagree. But I'll meet u halfway, perhaps bringing real world and fiction together into one topic.
Still imo, that should be the focus.

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It was more of a suggestion (I used the word "perhaps"). It's something for people to consider. I just think some people sometimes don't really care about the topic, throwing out insults. Religion is "silly." Something silly is when a character uses a giant mallet that appeared out of nowhere. This should be safe place. I agree with PhyongHwa.
Wow... you're bringing up censorship and tyranny. Really? I got a laugh out of that, I'm sorry. I think you're on the wrong website.
I'm not going to complain to Crunchyroll "hey, make it a rule they people can't talk about real world stuff."
Boring if all we talked about was entertainment? I disagree. But I'll meet u halfway, perhaps bringing real world and fiction together into one topic.
Still imo, that should be the focus.

Posted 4/4/13
Im religious ye, im relgious because it makes me who i am, and also when i talk to god i feel at peace more.
Posted 4/4/13
Honestly, I was raised to be religious so that definitely had a big impact on me being religious. But as I've gotten older I really do believe that we can't all 'just be here'. I think everything has a purpose and that there is a higher power than us. Plus, it is comforting believing there is a life after this and after we die it just isn't over. I don't judge others for their beliefs, though. We all have our own views on everything.
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jonathanb2 wrote:

in my opinion this is not an appropriate subject to bring up on this kind of site. This also includes political, social, and economical. Perhaps we can just stick to ENTERTAINMENT. At least that is what I'm would expect from a site dedicated to East Asian entertainment and news. That is just my opinion though

I'm fine w/this topic as long as people can remain civilized. If people can't handle respecting other people's beliefs, then they really shouldn't post. Unfortunately, I have noticed on this site the tendency for religious topics to hurl downwards into an oblivion of insults and mockings. I think what we need also is stricter moderation and enforcement of common sense posting in that we respect all others' beliefs.
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koji8123 wrote:

I'm not religious, no. I'm Agnostic. I find it to be unknowable. Then again there is, like, what? 21 major religions. That's automatically a one in twenty-one chance your faith is correct. That and with the ton of differences in each one, example, not only do you have Christians you'll also find Catholics fighting with Protestants inside the churches of Christianity.

Then you have forced religion on others (usually thanks to strict ignorant parents who feel it's necessary in their childrens' lives) regardless of personal believes. Then you have people who believe in only certain sections in their books of faiths. Example. Many homophobic Christians will state their disapproval for homophobes (with the seemingly only excuse of) because it's against their book's beliefs. But at the same time they will disregard the pre-marital sex sins, and my personal favorite, baking on human excrement.

Source: Ezekiel 4:12 "New Living Translation (©2007)
Prepare and eat this food as you would barley cakes. While all the people are watching, bake it over a fire using dried human dung as fuel and then eat the bread.""

If there is a God, and he is all merciful like he's believed to be, then he would forgive us for being Atheist.


I'm actually sure it says something about him forgiving nonbelievers at some point in the bible, revelations, maybe?

It is a pretty low chance that you are actually correct isn't it? Well, if I'm wrong, it won't matter because if that were the case then when I die my existence will be no more, and it's impossible to care about anything when you have no form of existence.
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Religion only aspires to provide explanations, faith is required. Because of its scrupulous adherence to honesty, I put my trust in science as the most moral discipline.
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Davidvauhn wrote:


koji8123 wrote:

I'm not religious, no. I'm Agnostic. I find it to be unknowable. Then again there is, like, what? 21 major religions. That's automatically a one in twenty-one chance your faith is correct. That and with the ton of differences in each one, example, not only do you have Christians you'll also find Catholics fighting with Protestants inside the churches of Christianity.

Then you have forced religion on others (usually thanks to strict ignorant parents who feel it's necessary in their childrens' lives) regardless of personal believes. Then you have people who believe in only certain sections in their books of faiths. Example. Many homophobic Christians will state their disapproval for homophobes (with the seemingly only excuse of) because it's against their book's beliefs. But at the same time they will disregard the pre-marital sex sins, and my personal favorite, baking on human excrement.

Source: Ezekiel 4:12 "New Living Translation (©2007)
Prepare and eat this food as you would barley cakes. While all the people are watching, bake it over a fire using dried human dung as fuel and then eat the bread.""

If there is a God, and he is all merciful like he's believed to be, then he would forgive us for being Atheist.


I'm actually sure it says something about him forgiving nonbelievers at some point in the bible, revelations, maybe?

It is a pretty low chance that you are actually correct isn't it? Well, if I'm wrong, it won't matter because if that were the case then when I die my existence will be no more, and it's impossible to care about anything when you have no form of existence.




Then there's the chance that no religion is correct..

I'm not against it or anything, but I just think its.. how do I put this.. Waste of time? Yeah that about sums it.
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Well I can take a basic overview of some ridiculous stuff in the Bible, which leads me to not believe it.

Bats are birds; Leviticus 11:13, 19
Women cannot hold authority over men; Timothy 2:12
Women should not speak in Church; Corinthians 14:34
You can sell your daughter and here are some rules on how to do it; Exodus 21:7, 8
The Earth is set on foundations; Jeremiah 31:37

Now please, ladies especially, tell me more about how Christian you are.
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