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  • I'm an atheist

    36 27.48%
  • I'm agnostic

    25 19.08%
  • Buddhism

    6 4.58%
  • Hinduism

    1 0.76%
  • Islam

    2 1.53%
  • Christianity

    39 29.77%
  • Other

    22 16.79%
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    Quote Originally Posted by Lark View Post
    Thanks for sharing.

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    I already feel pretty wonderful. Yesterday my girlfriend and I went to an arts festival, and there were lots of interesting objects and crafts made from scavenged objects. It was pretty cool. Some of her relatives happen to be super-conservative, by the way.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Vulcan View Post
    I already feel pretty wonderful. Yesterday my girlfriend and I went to an arts festival, and there were lots of interesting objects and crafts made from scavenged objects. It was pretty cool. Some of her relatives happen to be super-conservative, by the way.

    I dont care.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Vulcan View Post
    I already feel pretty wonderful. Yesterday my girlfriend and I went to an arts festival, and there were lots of interesting objects and crafts made from scavenged objects. It was pretty cool. Some of her relatives happen to be super-conservative, by the way.

    I dont care.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lark View Post
    Religion as a consumer choice in a buyers market.
    What is the alternative?
    I've been called a criminal, a terrorist, and a threat to the known universe. But everything you were told is a lie. The truth is, they've taken our freedom, our home, and our future. The time has come for all humanity to take a stand...

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    I don't like following, worshipping, etc. I live my life for my life. I don't need to believe that someone unconditionally loves me, I don't need a reason to appease my mind or emotions, I don't need that type of supportive community, I really don't need alot of what church offers. I don't have a pets all sit together and cry or sing coombaya or how ever you spell it. You have a problem, let's work to fix it, not sit in pity and misery. I have awesome friends and family, we are always there for each other when needed. I would rather focus on family and friends then something that may or may not exist. I would rather put the people in my life first, above some higher being. If I go to hell...oh well...my family is taken care of. If there is a heaven, then they will not need me when they are in heaven and I am in hell. Religion takes second place to family and friends and I don't feel like sitting in second place.
    Im out, its been fun

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    The only true power comes from within.

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    Okay so I've been wondering this for awhile... if one goes to Hell for never hearing a word about Christianity, then how does that show that God gives us all a chance? Is God's psyche so out of sync with us humans that his "logic" is untranslatable to the average sane person? And if you don't go to Hell for never hearing about Christianity... then shouldn't missionaries be put to death for essentially condemning people to eternal Hell just by spreading this blasphemy? By spreading news of a religion you consequentially allow the possibility of suffering for those who listen, which makes you the worst kind of torturer to ever exist. That is... if Hell does indeed exist. If, as a follower, you deny both possibilities, then I have either just proven some sort of reincarnation in Christianity, or the absence of Hell. Of course theoretically. Or is there something else I don't know...? Though I shouldn't put much effort into criticizing a system that I will absolutely never believe in regardless, unless given obvious evidence. You don't need to answer to my rant.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Chrysanthea View Post
    Okay so I've been wondering this for awhile... if one goes to Hell for never hearing a word about Christianity, then how does that show that God gives us all a chance? Is God's psyche so out of sync with us humans that his "logic" is untranslatable to the average sane person? And if you don't go to Hell for never hearing about Christianity... then shouldn't missionaries be put to death for essentially condemning people to eternal Hell just by spreading this blasphemy? By spreading news of a religion you consequentially allow the possibility of suffering for those who listen, which makes you the worst kind of torturer to ever exist. That is... if Hell does indeed exist. If, as a follower, you deny both possibilities, then I have either just proven some sort of reincarnation in Christianity, or the absence of Hell. Of course theoretically. Or is there something else I don't know...? Though I shouldn't put much effort into criticizing a system that I will absolutely never believe in regardless, unless given obvious evidence. You don't need to answer to my rant.
    Not believing in something unproven isn't a guilt and no-one is allowed to punish you for that, it doesn't mean that you are a bad person. If god indeed exists and is such a "cool guy" as said by many then he has to forgive you for not believing in him especially if you have no bad intentions in general. Only an evil creature would punish you for this kind of "guilt".
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    Quote Originally Posted by SiegfriedSchtauffen View Post
    The only true power comes from within.
    "And you who seek to know Me, know that the seeking and yearning will avail you not, unless you know the Mystery: for if that which you seek, you find not within yourself, you will never find it without."

    From Charge of the Goddess
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    Quote Originally Posted by Coriolis View Post
    "And you who seek to know Me, know that the seeking and yearning will avail you not, unless you know the Mystery: for if that which you seek, you find not within yourself, you will never find it without."

    From Charge of the Goddess
    In lack of your own power you have good chances to be unable to take bold steps needed to discover the unknown.

    ---- EDIT ----
    I'm afraid I slightly misinterpreted the quote (or maybe not) because English isn't my native language and the quoted text seems to be quite ancient. Reading it again it seems to be the equivalent of the "The only true power comes from within." but with Yoda-style wording.

    I've found that many religious practices and advices try to help the individuals in some way (even if the help comes with some lies and excessive restrictions in some cases). What makes religious texts unattractive for me is that the "rule-books" of religions often contain things that I find impractical, unnecessary, or untrue. Putting heavy constraints on the freedom of the individual is unacceptable for me. For this reason I never really engaged in reading this kind of literature, I have no patience for cherry-picking useful things that are mixed with unattractive things and all of this is sometimes presented in a mysterious phrasing waiting for me to decipher the whole thing. However I think these writings (even the latin ones) are quite suitable for putting into diablo-style RPG games for reading by a good narrator to celebrate a checkpoint or achievement.
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    "Failure is success if we learn from it." - Malcolm Forbes
    "Everything you want is on the other side of fear." - Jack Canfield

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    Quote Originally Posted by Chrysanthea View Post
    Okay so I've been wondering this for awhile... if one goes to Hell for never hearing a word about Christianity, then how does that show that God gives us all a chance?
    For whatever it's worth to you, those ignorant of the message of Christianity are not condemned to hell according to Christian dogma.
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