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    Hindus worship the elephant headed God, and christians worship the God with three heads.

    But no matter where I look I can't find an image, I can't find a statue showing Ganesh and the Trinity shaking hands.

    The christians tell me they worship one God with three Persons and this seems no more exotic than an elephant headed God.

    Ah, if only we could find the elephant headed God in a christian church and the God with three heads in a hindu temple.

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    Quote Originally Posted by nebbykoo View Post
    They're pretty close anyway.
    Whatever we worship, we become. We are becoming animals. We are the only animals that worship. Delightful as they are, cats and dogs don't worship, only us. And as we become what we worship, it behoves us to know what we worship.

    It behoves us to know what kind of God we worship.

    Do we worship the God of Abraham who ordered Abraham to murder his son in order to test his obedience?

    Or do we worship Allah, we enjoins us to jihad and martyrdom?

    Or do we worship Ganesh, the elephant headed God, the God of beginnings and the beginner's mind?

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    Quote Originally Posted by nebbykoo View Post
    They're pretty close anyway.
    There has never been a civilization not based on a religion.

    The Indian civilization is based on Hinduism, and the Chinese civilization is based on Confucianism, while the Western civilization is based on Christianity.

    Each of these extant civilizations has an entirely unique world view. And these world views are not compatible.

    Of course the bien pensant want to believe they are the all the same or pretty close anyway. But they make this claim without being able to speak Hindi or Mandarin.

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    We are already animals. Best not to deny this.

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    Smile Worship is becoming. Worship becomes us. And we become what we worship.

    Quote Originally Posted by nebbykoo View Post
    We are already animals. Best not to deny this.
    Sure, but what animals we are. We are the only animals that worship.

    Worship is an act of becoming. We become what we worship.

    What do you worship, Nebbykoo? What are you becoming?

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    I worthip nothing, but I assure you that I am not becoming nothing.

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    Quote Originally Posted by nebbykoo View Post
    I worship nothing, but I assure you that I am not becoming nothing.
    Well, if you worship nothing, you are a nihilist.

    But you protest you are not becoming nothing, but methinks you protest too much.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Victor View Post
    Well, if you worship nothing, you are a nihilist.

    But you protest you are not becoming nothing, but methinks you protest too much.
    You are quick to label. I find that childish and petty.
    You must secretly worship a petty god to be so yourself.

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    There is no shortage of petty gods

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