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View Poll Results: What religion do you follow?
Christianity 38 20.43%
Buddhism 3 1.61%
Hinduism 1 0.54%
Islam 2 1.08%
Judaism 4 2.15%
Wiccanism 1 0.54%
Other established religion (feel free to post about it) 6 3.23%
Self-defined 25 13.44%
Don't follow any religion & don't believe in deities (atheist) 67 36.02%
Not Sure, undecided, don't know or don't care 39 20.97%
Sikhism 0 0%
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Old 01-09-2017, 12:49 PM   #841 (permalink)
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What do you think of the Egyptian guy? The Pharaoh.

I think he has to leave the country now.
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Old 01-09-2017, 12:57 PM   #842 (permalink)
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What do you think of the Egyptian guy? The Pharaoh.

I think he has to leave the country now.
i haven't watched any of his stuff to be honest.

there's another egyptian dude on youtube called sherif gaber who makes videos about atheism and how religion is bull**** and i think he's still living in egypt but i'm not sure. i don't know what their laws are in egypt regarding this kind of thing. but yeah, obviously if he has to leave his country i feel bad for him and hope he's okay.
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Old 02-01-2017, 04:06 PM   #843 (permalink)
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For those interested.. not really a debate, more of a Q&A.

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Old 02-02-2017, 04:27 PM   #844 (permalink)
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Only watched the first few minutes of that (might watch the rest later) but genuine religion does not produce violence. Quite the opposite. It produces tolerance, empathy and compassion.

This guy says it better than me:



Sounds like Yoda more every day he does.

^ Hmm, that's not the video I had in mind. It's this one. He explains it better. Somewhere. But I can't remember where. You'll just have to watch it all :

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Old 02-02-2017, 07:44 PM   #845 (permalink)
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For those interested.. not really a debate, more of a Q&A.

This was great, thanks for sharing. Dawkins can be a downright prick, but he makes some good points.
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Old 02-02-2017, 08:16 PM   #846 (permalink)
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After years of extreme supernatural and spiritual skepticism I've started to believe that there's more to life than science. Could be the fact that I haven't taken my meds in months and have visual and audial hallucinations on the daily but yeah. Spooky spiritual visitors kindly leave me be, you're freaking me out man.
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Old 02-02-2017, 08:43 PM   #847 (permalink)
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Officially, I'm agnostic though many aspects of Gnosticism (the entire concept of archons is extremely fascinating) and Hinduism resonate and make sense to me. I definitely do not believe in a single all-powerful sentient god. I think that, if gods and deities do actually exist, they're just sort of like thoughtforms that bubbled out of the collective unconscious/primordial goop that grew and split off infinitely into various different beings who spawned their own legions of beings beneath them, etc etc. Which I actually don't think is all that far-fetched.

I think that we're essentially just the universe experiencing itself (or experiencing duality I guess, rather). But, then, I also don't necessarily think that we're all basically the same being-- I mean, yes I think we're all microcosms of the universe in a sense and that we all sort of stem from the same source (I visualize it as an inter-dimensional webbed fractal woven into everything) but I don't think it's as simple as new-age gurus like to explain it--it bugs me a little how new-age circles will adopt, distort and water down other cultures' belief systems (and often use certain terms incorrectly) and use it to sell terrible books..

OK that paragraph turned out to be an incoherent runaway train so I'll leave it at that.

Oh and despite having no logical reason to, I'm a staunch believer in reincarnation, always have been. (I don't quite agree with the buddhist view of it though. OH speaking of which!! I think it was Jung-- either Jung or Stanislav Grof who noted that many of their schizophrenic patients described horrible visions and hallucinations that almost exactly matched depictions of certain Buddhist hell realms.

I highly recommend Jung's The Red Book for anyone that's into weird esoteric stuff.

I've also had some .. maybe, possibly psychic episodes (though yes I know anything can be written off as coincidence) and paranormal encounters which kind of reinforced my kookier beliefs. :/
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Old 02-02-2017, 08:48 PM   #848 (permalink)
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Agnostics are to atheists as libertarians are to republicans.
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Old 02-02-2017, 09:11 PM   #849 (permalink)
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christian, but not a biblical literalist.
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Old 02-02-2017, 10:04 PM   #850 (permalink)
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Spectral high five.

Aliens only. No humans allowed.
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