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Offline Omni

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Re: Religion Dying in the US
« Reply #30 on: December 03, 2020, 03:38:43 pm »
Having to correct your ignorance has hurt your feelings and the same with Omni. **** off and play in the traffic.
I have better things to do then play your childish games.

I think it's quite obvious who's feelings are hurt. There, there.

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« Reply #31 on: December 03, 2020, 03:41:15 pm »
Having to correct your ignorance has hurt your feelings and the same with Omni. **** off and play in the traffic.
I have better things to do then play your childish games.

Why do you think my feelings were hurt ?
You already played and lost.

If you realized that I'm not an assassin you hopefully realized I'm a successful jester...

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« Reply #32 on: December 03, 2020, 03:55:08 pm »
Having to correct your ignorance has hurt your feelings and the same with Omni. **** off and play in the traffic.
I have better things to do then play your childish games.
He can be quite childish sometimes.  Iíve experienced it myself.  He likes to pretend heís above it all though.
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« Reply #33 on: December 03, 2020, 04:01:31 pm »
Religion is brainwashing in order to socially control the masses.

More people started graduating high school, then college/university.  This means more people know science, and critical thinking, and read books.

Education and critical thinking is destroying religion.  If you think the world is 4000 years old and believe in Adam and Eve you lack education.
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« Reply #34 on: December 03, 2020, 04:58:32 pm »
I remember this idea.  How about we just make everyone's bank account public when we introduce the new money system ?
It would be way more efficient to just sousveil a much smaller number of powerful people within upper levels of government than surveilling everyone's bank account.  Its a mistake to think power and wealth are things that just go together like peas and carrots. They're far more like space and time and basically one and the same thing. Given how wealth concentrates near the top keeping an eye on power should let us follow most of the money too.  If we concentrate honesty at the top of our society and let it trickle down through the rest wealth might actually start flowing that way too for a change.

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Re: Religion Dying in the US
« Reply #35 on: December 03, 2020, 05:18:57 pm »
Having to correct your ignorance has hurt your feelings and the same with Omni. **** off and play in the traffic.
I have better things to do then play your childish games.

Zero sense of humour as well. No surprise.
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« Reply #36 on: December 03, 2020, 05:33:23 pm »
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I don't know how smart I am but I'm good at close range with a Webley Bulldog Revolver.

Nice touch. Have you read Greenmantle?
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« Reply #37 on: December 03, 2020, 06:38:39 pm »
Religion is brainwashing in order to socially control the masses.

More people started graduating high school, then college/university.  This means more people know science, and critical thinking, and read books.

Education and critical thinking is destroying religion.  If you think the world is 4000 years old and believe in Adam and Eve you lack education.
Complete nonsense.  The only people trying to control the masses nowadays is the mainstream media, global warming alarmists, and Branch Covidians.
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Re: Religion Dying in the US
« Reply #38 on: December 03, 2020, 06:53:31 pm »
Complete nonsense.  The only people trying to control the masses nowadays is the mainstream media, global warming alarmists, and Branch Covidians.

As usual one can assume the religion you are sucked into is the bullshit coming out of donny trump daily. Down on your knees little boy.

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« Reply #39 on: December 03, 2020, 07:02:12 pm »
As usual one can assume the religion you are sucked into is the bullshit coming out of donny trump daily. Down on your knees little boy.
Youíre the one living on your knees.  Now back in your house and put on your mask slave!
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Re: Religion Dying in the US
« Reply #40 on: December 03, 2020, 07:05:24 pm »
Nice touch. Have you read Greenmantle?

To be honest I know zero about guns but to complete the joke I researched about 5 websites to find a model that would be suitably odd and quaint.  That one looked positively 1940s gumshoe detective so I picked it.

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Re: Religion Dying in the US
« Reply #41 on: December 03, 2020, 07:19:50 pm »
To be honest I know zero about guns but to complete the joke I researched about 5 websites to find a model that would be suitably odd and quaint.  That one looked positively 1940s gumshoe detective so I picked it.

More like 1900 but I loved it.
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Re: Religion Dying in the US
« Reply #42 on: December 04, 2020, 12:27:00 am »
Complete nonsense.  The only people trying to control the masses nowadays is the mainstream media, global warming alarmists, and Branch Covidians.

I order you not to have sex before marriage or else burn in hell.
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Re: Religion Culture
« Reply #43 on: December 19, 2022, 07:42:31 am »
So, atheists, what do you miss about Religion?

It's a cheeky question, based on the general themes of Dr Jordan Peterson.  Hegel believed that past times had elements that were worth recovering.

What are we missing?

I will start:
-humility
-forgiveness
-sharing
-connection
-non-materialism
-pluralism

These things were preached and are declining IMO.  I believe it's at least correlated to the decline of religion.

This is, as with capitalism, a bad-with-the-good texture.  We are fed and clothed by capitalism and can live with it even if we hate the system, as a pragmatic response to its utility.

What are the best things about religion and how can we restore them?

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Re: Religion Culture
« Reply #44 on: December 19, 2022, 10:58:39 am »
So, atheists, what do you miss about Religion?

It's a cheeky question, based on the general themes of Dr Jordan Peterson.  Hegel believed that past times had elements that were worth recovering.

What are we missing?

I will start:
-humility
-forgiveness
-sharing
-connection
-non-materialism
-pluralism

These things were preached and are declining IMO.  I believe it's at least correlated to the decline of religion.

This is, as with capitalism, a bad-with-the-good texture.  We are fed and clothed by capitalism and can live with it even if we hate the system, as a pragmatic response to its utility.

What are the best things about religion and how can we restore them?

Alain de Botton wrote a whole book on this.

Religion without God: Alain de Botton on "atheism 2.0."


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Well, I think we have to remember what some of the best features of religion are, and recognize that there can be secular alternatives. Religions, for example, remind us of our common humanity, a humanity shared across races and geographical boundaries. There are hints of this within Christianity, and there are hints of this in Buddhism and Islam.

The tribalism is obviously problematic, but I think at their best what religions do is present the stranger in a new light. They offer us a kind of universality, a cosmopolitanism of the mind. This is a move that can take place outside of religion.

Churches and synagogues and mosques are seen as safe places where once you are in them, things can happen that wouldnít happen outside of the precincts of this space. So theyíve become spaces where the stranger is welcomed, where all kinds of things that might be frowned upon outside are acceptable within, and in that sense, religion acts as a kind of host introducing humans to one another, humanizing them in each otherís eyes.

This seems to me a very valuable exercise, because secular modernity is anonymous. Itís built on the concept of anonymity and that the family is hugely important and the lover is hugely important, but beyond that other forms of association donít really exist.
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