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That's It. I Can't Wait Anymore. WELCOME to the Religion of the Future...

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posted on Jun, 3 2008 @ 09:34 PM
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WELCOME to the religion of the future. A religion that focuses more on people rather than deities. A religion that promotes togetherness instead of segregation. A religion that focuses on the good aspects of man, and not the bad.

These are the primary points of Humanism. There are different types of Humanists, religious and secular. You don't have to give up your god to find Humanism within yourself and benefit from it.



The ultimate goal is human flourishing; making life better for all humans, and as the most conscious species, also promoting concern for the welfare of other sentient beings. The focus is on doing good and living well in the here and now, and leaving the world better for those who come after.

SRC: en.wikipedia.org...

Ahhh, the 'ultimate goal'. Humanists in general are typically loving, caring, and very generous individuals who recognize their own fallibility and vulnerableness. They have extremely positive, humane philosophies for which they choose to follow in an attempt to make the world a better place for all people to live.

I believe that Humanism in the world will continue to grow and lead us through into the future of mankind and a civilization which relies on each other, instead of any kind of outside help, for growth and development and assistance. This is how we pull together to defeat the struggles of today.

I know that if I created the world, this is the type of thing I would be waiting for, for the people to start to learn and act and think as though they had become more aware of nature and their existence. A world where they decide that they're on their own and should start acting like it. Where they build up societies and teach one another how to make the world and their society a better place. We are all brothers, and to begin acting like it would be truly a large step in the right direction.

If you created a world full of people, wouldn't you want the same thing?




posted on Jun, 3 2008 @ 09:49 PM
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Congratulations. You just became a Unitarian Universalist. I've been a member for years now. I just no longer attend fellowship.

Here's a link. UUA

Welcome to the family.

It's good to be a part of love.



posted on Jun, 3 2008 @ 10:00 PM
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Thanks. I'll check that website out. I haven't visited it before.

It's nice to know that I'm not alone in this philosophy view here. I've been starting to wonder...



posted on Jun, 3 2008 @ 10:00 PM
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" WELCOME to the Religion of the Future..."


The commies have their lies

The humanists have their lies

The marxists have their lies

The socialists have their lies

The progressives have their lies

The church has it's lies

and now the worlds gonna have another new lie

earth worship. [ created by the elite ]


Lets see, none of the people I know or knew, ever started any worldwars or famines or problems with currencies or problems with healthcare or fabricated apostacy teachings of the church...

so, how is it that the people who couldn't have possibly had anything to do with the screwed up planet get credit for it anyways?

the only way that can happen is at a level which is never talked about.


this is just another NEW AGE movement, to con those who haven't got a clue, into joining another deception!



posted on Jun, 4 2008 @ 01:22 AM
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Well, I actually have no idea what you're talking about.

And this is not some new age con. This is a moral philosophy to live by. Nothing 'new age' about it.



posted on Jun, 4 2008 @ 02:38 AM
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I couldn’t agree more !!!
The same lies are been reshaped, restyled, remodeled to feat a new trend.
Humanity will always feel alone until it recognizes that the leader to follow is the leader inside of us.
Kacou.



posted on Jun, 4 2008 @ 02:56 AM
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I think the ideal religion would be one in which the people who suffer the most would be considered the most "holy". People who suffer deserve happiness more than people that dont. It doesnt matter if youve "sinned", just the pain that you experience. The problem with this is if people tried to suffer, it defeats the purpose of living.

Its just a silly thought. Dont make me feel bad with criticism please. This is not worthy of a thread to itself like yours is.



posted on Jun, 4 2008 @ 03:24 AM
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I think the ideal religion is no religion.
The cult of suffering is already embedded in to the Catholic and the Shiite believes just to name them 2.
In my view the problem is not about who suffer more or less, but about individual freedom.
Freedom with a big F, the liberty of thoughts and ideas will set the humans to a world free from servitude. Self criticism and auto determination with out breaching other fellows’ liberty can provide the means to live peacefully with each other.
After humans had exhorted all religions, philosophies and politics maybe they will come to the acceptance of individual freedom as a way of life.
Kacou.



posted on Jun, 4 2008 @ 07:09 AM
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Unfortunately, Mother Theresa shared that view with you. Despite the fact that she could have ended so much MORE suffering, she felt that if the people she was looking after suffered, they would become closer to Jesus.

What a joke. Humanism frowns on this type of BS. 'Suffer so you can get close to Christ'; wow, isn't very encouraging, is it?



posted on Jun, 4 2008 @ 07:18 AM
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the last thing we need is another organized [-religion that sounds a lot like the promise of communism.-]

what we need is freedom and individualism.

if you put a bunch of rabid dogs in the same bag they will kil each other, and it will be ugly.



[edit on 4-6-2008 by CzErased]



posted on Jun, 4 2008 @ 07:32 AM
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Originally posted by CzErased

what we need is freedom and individualism.


Unfortunately, organised Religion in it's very nature rejects these things


It's a shame we can't come up with some sort of religion that operates in a similar fashion to Anarchy...



posted on Jun, 4 2008 @ 07:41 AM
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Well, to be honest, Humanism is more of a moral philosophy rather than an actual 'religion' per se.

I can see what you mean, but Humanism is NOT the regular run of the mill 'religion'.

Read my OP again, and hopefully you'll better see what I'm trying to say.



posted on Jun, 4 2008 @ 07:47 AM
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Originally posted by bigbert81
WELCOME to the religion of the future. A religion that focuses more on people rather than deities. A religion that promotes togetherness instead of segregation. A religion that focuses on the good aspects of man, and not the bad.


What you've described there sounds alot like Satanism if you ask me.



It is common to find a Modern Satanist who chooses not to be apart of ANY of the Orders or Organizations about and wants only individualism. Herd Mentality is something commonly found in the Christian or Catholic Church where you're made to feel as nothing without paying them your money, or having someone else in your life.... Modern Satanism as a whole is NOT Anti-Christianity. Satanism is Anti-Stupidity. (some Satanists may be anti-christian, but surely not all of us.) There are Anti-Religious people in every aspect and every walk of life. Satanism per se, does not speak of opposing Christianity and destroying everything they believe in. I have always tried to spread Religious Tolerance, and the rest of the Satanic Community, for the most part, feels the exact same way.


What is Satanism



[edit on 6/4/2008 by Mad_Hatter]



posted on Jun, 4 2008 @ 07:51 AM
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About as much related to Satanism as Christianity.

Satanism is all about self-indulgence and mocking God. Humanism is more about helping others, not just yourself.

BIG difference.



posted on Jun, 4 2008 @ 07:55 AM
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Originally posted by bigbert81
reply to post by CzErased
 


Well, to be honest, Humanism is more of a moral philosophy rather than an actual 'religion' per se.

I can see what you mean, but Humanism is NOT the regular run of the mill 'religion'.


But you're treating it like one, and the fact will not change that it is one.

I'm getting a nasty feeling that you're just telling people what they want to hear, bigbert.



posted on Jun, 4 2008 @ 07:59 AM
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As I've said before, it depends on your definition.

And no, it's not like a typical religion because MOST Humanism rejects any kind of supernatural presence, etc.

Not only that, but you can be a Humanist AND a Christian if you choose. Perhaps you should go back and review my OP.



posted on Jun, 4 2008 @ 02:15 PM
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Actually, all the better for Humanists.

Humanists understand that not all people can follow this moral philosophy, and it accepts that because it understands morals are relative.



posted on Jun, 4 2008 @ 10:39 PM
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Reality of Humanism



It's just the same old communism with a bigberts bright blue bow on it. Marxism is the original humanist philosophy that proclaims a workers paradise where laborers are free and happy and uninhibited by capitalist corruption. This heaven is prophesied to come about on Earth after a great battle between good (workers) and evil (controllers of capital). I believe this battle is described as having stages (such as a dictatorship) that lead to this worker's paradise... In practice it just results in tragedy.





The most oppressive and human-killing regime's have been when Atheists have taken over governments. Nevertheless, atheists claim that people of faith are to blame for mass amounts of people's lives being taken. This is not based on facts. In the past century, Atheism forced its beliefs on people of faith or simply slaughtered hundreds of millions of them.

Russian Atheist Government Atrocities:
The Soviet Union was the first state to have as an ideological objective the elimination of religion. Toward that end, the Communist regime confiscated church property, ridiculed religion, harassed believers, and propagated atheism in the schools. The main target of the anti-religious campaign in the 1920s and 1930s was the Russian Orthodox Church, which had the largest number of faithful. Nearly all of its clergy, and many of its believers, were shot or sent to labor camps. Actions against Orthodox priests and believers along with execution and being sent to labour camps, included torture, prison camps or mental hospitals. Christians were also subjected to psychological punishment or torture and mind control experimentation in order to force them give up their religious convictions. Theological schools were closed, and church publications were prohibited.

The Soviet Union was the first state to have as an ideological objective the elimination of religion. Toward that end, the Communist regime confiscated church property, ridiculed religion, harassed believers, and propagated atheism in the schools.

Many Christian believers in the Soviet Union were imprisoned for no other reason than believing in God. Many have recently been canonized as saints following their death at the hands of Soviet authorities.

An intense ideological anti-Christian campaign was carried out throughout the history of the Soviet Union. An extensive education and propaganda campaign was undertaken to convince people, especially the children and youth, not to become believers. The role of the Christian religion and the Church was painted in black colors in school textbooks

School students were encouraged to taunt and use peer pressure against classmates wearing crosses or otherwise professing their faith. In the 1920s there were many "anti-God" publications and social clubs sponsored by the government, most notably the scathingly satirical "Godless at the Workbench" (безбожник).

Criticism of atheism in the Soviet Union was strictly forbidden and could lead to imprisonment. Anti-religious propaganda was openly sponsored and encouraged by the government, which the Church was not given an opportunity to publicly respond to. The government youth organization, the Komsomol, encouraged its members to vandalize Orthodox Churches and harass worshippers. Source: Википедия




posted on Jun, 4 2008 @ 10:55 PM
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bigbert81,


Sorry to tell you, but humanism is just another con job


just check out bigwhammys post.

my father was a humanist for a while, because he denied God existed

after we fried all those folks with the ATOM BOMB. But my father didn't know

a bunch of liars were in charge and they speak with forked tongue

just like the american indians described.


If we must, we can agree to disagree.



posted on Jun, 4 2008 @ 10:58 PM
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" What you've described there sounds alot like Satanism if you ask me. "


Great comment, I never expected it from you...:-)




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