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    Quote Originally Posted by Lark View Post
    What people do you see it rubbing the wrong way?
    Strict atheists and theists, I guess. It's too much of a middle way.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Lark View Post
    Fromm felt that all religion had universal psychological elements which could be deconstructed, he felt a common thread of humanism could be found in them all, either human needs or human traits personified and projected, even the brutal/anti-human elements were "humanistic" in a "human, all too human" way and he was found of quoting things like "nothing human should be foreign/strange to me".

    Specifically he felt that all religions had two aspects, one, an object of devotion, not necessarily theistic or deistic, two, a frame of orientation/reference towards life, the world and everything, comprising ethics and more.

    That sort of anthropological or sociological definition can apply broadly to most things, the only people who tend to reject it are those who have real baggage about religion, whether they are theistic or not.
    I think that for something to be considered a religion, it needs to include the belief in supernatural elements. It needn't be a god (or gods) but there needs to be belief in at least one supernatural force of some sort. If it doesn't include it, I don't see how it could rightly be called a religion. That kind of definition would be much too broad.

    P.S.: Just in case you're wondering, I'm a 6 on the Dawkins scale.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Olm the Water King View Post
    P.S.: Just in case you're wondering, I'm a 6 on the Dawkins scale.

    I had never heard of this before. Interesting.

    I'm probably a 2.5 on the scale.
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    After prolly creeping him out by staring at him to confirm/deny his identity, it's not him. I so want to take his pic though as 'evidence'.
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    Quote Originally Posted by EJCC View Post
    I had never heard of this before. Interesting.

    I'm probably a 2.5 on the scale.
    The 7 point bipolar spread is called a Likert scale.

    https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Likert_scale

    May I presume you haven't read The God Delusion? He discusses that scale in it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Olm the Water King View Post
    I think that for something to be considered a religion, it needs to include the belief in supernatural elements. It needn't be a god (or gods) but there needs to be belief in at least one supernatural force of some sort. If it doesn't include it, I don't see how it could rightly be called a religion. That kind of definition would be much too broad.

    P.S.: Just in case you're wondering, I'm a 6 on the Dawkins scale.

    I'm a 6 as well. You only need 2 things to qualify as a religion; ritualistic practices & a hypothesis on the origin of the universe/life.

    If you ever 'discuss' whether or not 'atheism' is a religion with someone you'll quickly find yourself consulting the dictionary and arriving at the conclusion that atheism is not a religion.

    3's & 4's are usually the ones who assert that, in my experience.
    "The most merciful thing in the world, I think, is the inability of the human mind to correlate all its contents... Some day the piecing together of dissociated knowledge will open up such terrifying vistas of reality, and of our frightful position therein, that we shall either go mad from the revelation or flee from the light into the peace and safety of a new Dark Age. " - H.P. Lovecraft

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    Quote Originally Posted by SpankyMcFly View Post
    The 7 point bipolar spread is called a Likert scale.

    https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Likert_scale

    May I presume you haven't read The God Delusion? He discusses that scale in it.
    Yeah, I haven't read anything by Richard Dawkins, because I try to avoid being condescended to in my spare time. Same reason why I haven't seen "Religulous".
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    Quote Originally Posted by SpankyMcFly View Post
    If you ever 'discuss' whether or not 'atheism' is a religion with someone you'll quickly find yourself consulting the dictionary and arriving at the conclusion that atheism is not a religion.

    3's & 4's are usually the ones who assert that, in my experience.
    That's quite overthought. Saying this, I think I'm 4 in the scale


    Quote Originally Posted by EJCC View Post
    Yeah, I haven't read anything by Richard Dawkins, because I try to avoid being condescended to in my spare time. Same reason why I haven't seen "Religulous".
    I didn't like "Religulous". There was some truth, but the tone was inappropriate and offensive.


    I haven't read "The God Delusion" yet. Heard very various opinions about it ...
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