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Author Topic:   Identifying false religions.
Huntard
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Message 4 of 479 (564112)
06-08-2010 9:40 AM
Reply to: Message 1 by killinghurts
06-06-2010 10:04 PM


How it works
1) See if it preaches the same things I belive in
2) If it does it's true!
3) If it doesn't it's false!
4) ?????
5) Profit!

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Huntard
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Message 6 of 479 (564126)
06-08-2010 11:57 AM
Reply to: Message 5 by bluescat48
06-08-2010 11:53 AM


bluescat48 writes:
In one sense, one could say there are about 6.6 billion religions since everyone, seemingly, has his own input and beliefs.
But could we really call all of those "religious/religions"?

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Huntard
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Message 51 of 479 (564739)
06-12-2010 3:36 AM
Reply to: Message 50 by Peg
06-12-2010 1:17 AM


Peg writes:
if a religion is 'invented' by man, it is false.
So, all are. Thanks Peg.

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Huntard
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Message 83 of 479 (566147)
06-23-2010 9:49 AM
Reply to: Message 82 by Pauline
06-23-2010 9:44 AM


Pauline writes:
Hold on. According to most atheists I've encountered (both here and elsewhere), morality is defined as "getting along with each other." Alternate renditions might be prettier than that but that's the meat that's left when you strip the adjectives and adverbs and junk. So, are you trying to say that babies come with a under-developed ethical sense...which when developed through culture, and family becomes what you term-morality? IOW, a baby's ethical sense is like a jewel in the rough...its there but it needs to be polished and developed? But how is a baby's sense of we...let's not call it morality...let's just say, it's ethical sense different from what adults have? How is what they have not morality when you guys indeed define morality as "Getting along with each other"? Seems like a contradiction to me. Either you've gotta admit that babies come with a sense of morality (in terms of what you define it as) OR , admit that morality, like the rest of us think, is more than just "getting along with people. " Look at the study and more like it, it clearly shows that babies know how to get along with each other from a very very young age...
I'd say they come hardwired with it. Also, I don't see a problem with this.

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Huntard
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Message 166 of 479 (568483)
07-06-2010 8:49 AM
Reply to: Message 165 by Big_Al35
07-06-2010 8:45 AM


'twas hacked, methinks.
Since Percy is here, the restoration has already begun.

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Huntard
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Message 205 of 479 (568957)
07-19-2010 9:15 AM
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07-19-2010 9:04 AM


Big_Al35 writes:
1) Do people forge evidence for the sake of the belief? If this is true then it is a false religion.
That rules them all out then. For Christianity specifically, how many false "ark of Noah's" have been found.
2) Do the proponents of the religion undermine your beliefs by stating that you have no evidence for your beliefs. If they do this their religion is a false one.
Again, all seem to be false then. For Christianity, creationists regularly claim there is no evidence for speciation. Or for any of the other religions that are around.
3) Do the proponents of the belief state that you are either ignorant, stupid, insane or wicked if you choose not to follow them? If they do this their religion is a false one.
Again, this seems to rule out all religions. Again, fro Christianity, I don;t know how many times I've been told "you just don't get it!'.
4) Do the believers think that your God is a cruel and evil God. If they believe this then theirs is a false religion.
Yep, there they all go again. For Christianity specifically, they tell me that because I'm an atheist, I must be completely immoral.
5) Does the proponent of the belief promote and evangelise his belief willingly or does he engage in negative tactics such as witholding information, not engaging and belittling his opponents.
If he engages in negative tactics it is a false religion.
And again, every religion ever. For Christianity, see Kent Hovind.
So, according to all your points, all religions are false. Christianity specifically.

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