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You can say the same thing about the Celine Dion Fan Club. Do you consider that a religion? Or are you desperate to prop up your position?
re⋅li⋅gion /rɪˈlɪdʒən/ Show Spelled Pronunciation [ri-lij-uhn] Show IPA
–noun 1. a set of beliefs concerning the cause, nature, and purpose of the universe, especially *NOT exclusively* when considered as the creation of a superhuman agency or agencies, usually involving devotional and ritual observances, and often containing a moral code governing the conduct of human affairs.
2. a specific fundamental set of beliefs and practices generally agreed upon by a number of persons or sects: the Christian religion; the Buddhist religion. *sounds like Atheism fits here*
3. the body of persons adhering to a particular set of beliefs and practices: a world council of religions. *and here*
4. the life or state of a monk, nun, etc.: to enter religion.
5. the practice of religious beliefs; ritual observance of faith.
6. something one believes in and follows devotedly; a point or matter of ethics or conscience: to make a religion of fighting prejudice. *and here as well*
7. religions, Archaic. religious rites.
8. Archaic. strict faithfulness; devotion: a religion to one's vow
Originally posted by Watcher-In-The-Shadows
reply to post by Gawdzilla
Rrrrriiiiiggghhhhhhtttttt. Funny you can't refute my argument with anything more than, "Well, it's just not.". And considering the time you spend promoting your religion on these boards, well, it's funny how lost their own bs people can become. Saying one thing and acting in another is called hypocracy kiddies.
[edit on 26-4-2009 by Watcher-In-The-Shadows]
So, what "gaps" do you think require a consciousness? Is there a step in evolution that says, "And then a miracle occurs"?