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    beauty in darkness Crystal Winter Dream's Avatar
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    I mean just because it can be debunked doesn't mean it can't be entertaining. XD

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    Quote Originally Posted by Zeego View Post
    Well the edge MBTI has over astrology is that it bases its assessment on actual personality traits instead of a completely non-sequitur factor (time of birth).
    When we looked up at the night sky without knowing what we were looking at, naturally we thought it may contain messages for us, perhaps from the Gods. And we now know that astrology is the ur-religion, the first religion on which all the others are based. So it is impossible to critique any religion today without starting with astrology. So astrology is more than a harmless entertainment. It deserves to be taken seriously.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mole View Post
    When we looked up at the night sky without knowing what we were looking at, naturally we thought it may contain messages for us, perhaps from the Gods. And we now know that astrology is the ur-religion, the first religion on which all the others are based. So it is impossible to critique any religion today without starting with astrology. So astrology is more than a harmless entertainment. It deserves to be taken seriously.
    Eh, maybe. But the zodiac as we know it today is more recent than this ur-religion you mention, originating in ancient Babylonia at a time when there was already Babylonian religion. The personality aspect of zodiac emerged much later as an aspect of that.
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    This thread has made me interested in learning more about astrology.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Zeego View Post
    Eh, maybe. But the zodiac as we know it today is more recent than this ur-religion you mention, originating in ancient Babylonia at a time when there was already Babylonian religion. The personality aspect of zodiac emerged much later as an aspect of that.
    For instance, the twelve signs of the zodiac are mirrored in the twelve apostles.

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    Quote Originally Posted by deathwarmedup View Post
    This thread has made me interested in learning more about astrology.
    Nothing wrong with that.

    It's better to have an open mind towards things and investigate what they're about, even if you ultimately find them useless.

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