General Discussion: Religion thread


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eliotness
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1506 posts since 1/2/09

3 Apr 2010 10:21
Guido wrote: anybody with religious beliefs is a brainwashed idiot in my book.

now that is an idiotic statetment.
Guido
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12884 posts since 20/4/05

3 Apr 2010 10:25
eliotness wrote:
Guido wrote: anybody with religious beliefs is a brainwashed idiot in my book.

now that is an idiotic statetment.

why? It's a case of been told by others that this is something which is the case an believing in despite no evidence to back it up. You have to be brainwashed to some degree to believe that shit.
InWonderland
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2662 posts since 8/2/07

3 Apr 2010 10:27
Roll Eyes
bill
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4931 posts since 5/8/09

3 Apr 2010 10:32
The earth is 4500, 000, 000 years old.

Gotta put these modern day religions into perspective.
Dee
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12184 posts since 22/11/07

3 Apr 2010 10:34
eliotness wrote:
Guido wrote: anybody with religious beliefs is a brainwashed idiot in my book.

now that is an idiotic statetment.


Guido wrote: anybody with religious beliefs is brainwashed in my book.

Fair do's - not ALL religious people are idiots. Delusional or brainwashed yes, idiots no.

eliotness
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1506 posts since 1/2/09

3 Apr 2010 10:37
Guido please take a second to think of all the great thinkers, leaders, writers, scientists, musicians and philosophers that have held religious beliefs and in comparison make you look like a brain dead moron and maybe think about reconsidering your "brainwashed idiot" statement.
Guido
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12884 posts since 20/4/05

3 Apr 2010 10:39
eliotness wrote: please take a second to think of all the great thinkers, leaders, writers, scientists, musicians and philosophers that have held religious beliefs and in comparison make you look like a brain dead moron and maybe think about reconsidering your "brainwashed idiot" statement.

Religion is simply a tool created by man to control the masses. If people cant see through that then they must be an idiot to some degree. In the past it may have been harder to see the truth but there's no excuse today.
Dee
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12184 posts since 22/11/07

3 Apr 2010 10:46
eliotness you have to take into account that a lot of the people you are referring to could not express any agnostic or atheistic feelings. There was a time you would have been burned at the stake for such beliefs.
Mr X
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7053 posts since 12/7/07

3 Apr 2010 10:47
And this is 2010 Bill Hicks. Our calEndar that dates back to the birth of Christ. Guidos entire existence centres around God - the laws of this land are based on the 10 commandments. What happen if you steal or kill? You get punished. That's just one example. I think he's the blind ignorant one… but God gave us choice, which is why we sin or choose not to believe.

Who created man Guido? Who created the big bang? Why is there a God particle?
Guido
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12884 posts since 20/4/05

3 Apr 2010 10:50
Mr X wrote: And this is 2010 Bill Hicks. Our calEndar that dates back to the birth of Christ. Guidos entire existence centres around God - the laws of this land are based on the 10 commandments. What happen if you steal or kill? You get punished. That's just one example. I think he's the blind ignorant one… but God gave us choice, which is why we sin or choose not to believe.

Who created man Guido? Who created the big bang? Why is there a God particle?

Laughing out loud Do you think in the absence of religion we'd have failed to realise that killing each other or stealing from each other is bad? Are you suggesting that humans would not develop some degree of morals without religion.

Man wasn't created he evolved.
EVERS
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8580 posts since 2/7/06

3 Apr 2010 10:51
Mr X wrote: And this is 2010 Bill Hicks. Our caldendar that dates back to the birth of Christ. Guidos entire existence centres around God - the laws of this land are based on the 10 commandments. What happen if you steal or kill? You get punished. That's just one example. I think he's the blind ignorant one… but God gave us choice, which is why we sin or choose not to believe.

Who created man Guido? Who created the big bang? Why is there a God particle?

earth is a freak of nature, all the conditions are right to sustain life.

there is only stuff that exists. nothing else.

don't believe bullshit
nick2
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7231 posts since 18/2/09

3 Apr 2010 10:53
eliotness wrote: Guido please take a second to think of all the great thinkers, leaders, writers, scientists, musicians and philosophers that have held religious beliefs and in comparison make you look like a brain dead moron and maybe think about reconsidering your "brainwashed idiot" statement.

People aren't clever because of their religion.


Foxtrot
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2477 posts since 8/4/09

3 Apr 2010 10:54
where did the laws of physics come from guido?
Mr X
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3 Apr 2010 10:56
Well I believe in God. I don't need to see him or experience a miracle because I have faith (no GM).

You guys are going to hell. Sad
andymakesglasses
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20707 posts since 26/1/06

3 Apr 2010 10:59
Mr X wrote: the laws of this land are based on the 10 commandments. What happen if you steal or kill? You get punished.

Punishments for stealing and killing pre-date the Old Testament by thousands of years.
Mr X
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7053 posts since 12/7/07

3 Apr 2010 11:01
Do you believe in the OT-AMG?
Guido
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12884 posts since 20/4/05

3 Apr 2010 11:02
Foxtrot wrote: where did the laws of physics come from guido?

what relevance has that got? Taking the piss now Laughing out loud
eliotness
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1506 posts since 1/2/09

3 Apr 2010 11:02
I think the "brainwashed" aspect applies only if you interperit your religion in a way that shuts out all positive aspects of other beliefs, religious or not.

Dismissing everything else as rubbish and a lie is incredibly ignorant and unfortunately can be the mindset many people take. However, there are masses of religious people, celebrated and not, that are able to maintain a faith allowing it to give positive structure to their lives etc, whilst still understanding and acknowledging other belief systems and philosophies both religious and not. to me that is a way of being religious and not being brainwashed.

as mr X said, your dismissal of all faiths as bullshit and failure to recognise any positive aspects they have had on modern society is ignorant, closed minded and brainwashed.

for the record i am not religious, I just strongly disagree with your "brain washed idiot" statement.
nick2
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7231 posts since 18/2/09

3 Apr 2010 11:03
andymakesglasses wrote:
Mr X wrote: the laws of this land are based on the 10 commandments. What happen if you steal or kill? You get punished.

Punishments for stealing and killing pre-date the Old Testament by thousands of years.

And are you saying (Mr X) that without the bible we would all be able to run round killing each other without being punished ?
fontelroy
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3200 posts since 14/6/08

3 Apr 2010 11:04
eliotness wrote:
Guido wrote: anybody with religious beliefs is a brainwashed idiot in my book.

now that is an idiotic statetment.