I've always loved how people put the word "Religion" in a little box all by itself.
Tell me... What do you beleive?
Guess what bub. That's your religion!
They will never explain religion because then they would have to explain away every belief system on earth,
Atheism, Agnosticism, Buddhism (which includes Baha'i), Hinduism, Vodun (Voodo), Scientology, Islam, Judaism, Aboriginal Faiths, Secular Humanists,
Jainism, Confucianism, Shinto, Sikhism, Taoism, Wicca, Zoroastrianism, Druidism, Caodaism, Damanhur, Deism, Druze, Eckankar, Roma (Gypsies), Ifa,
Lukumi, Macumba, Mowahhidoon, Native American (Spirituality), Santeria, Elian Gonzalez (Religious Movement), Unitarianism, Church of Satan, and
Did I miss any?
I felt that perhaps my thread needed a little more to explain my true point:
What I'm trying to say is not to use the word Religion. Use the word Christianity if you disagree with Christianity. Use the word Islam if you
disagree with the Muslim faith. Use any of the words I said above or others that where not mentioned. The word "religion" is too vague and is not
the appropriate terminology.
I also have to mention to those that say there is more evidence to support god does not exist than the alternative. This is also an incorrect
statement. You cannot disprove god. You have to understand that all religion (any belief system that mankind has ever had including the current
beliefs which would also include Atheism and Christianity) on earth may be completely incorrect. We all might be mistaken as to what "god" really is
and in what form they exist. (our universe might be one giant mind for all we know! You know this is correct since no existing theory or scientific
law includes or excludes those that support a universal neural network, M theory, String Theory, etc. etc. can prove or disprove any of this. None of
A list to scientific laws that most of you will probably use later as a reference.
can prove or disprove anything. You're religion (or belief system) stands no matter whether you believe in god or not. Whether you embody anything on
that list at all.
Imagine all the religions that might exist throughout the universe for every species everywhere else. Imagine of we are a common occurrence, or even
not so common. Either way, who is to say any of us have it really pegged. No matter what form, no one can be 100% sure.
On a personal note:
Personally, I believe in god. Some may call it idiotic, speculative, naive, or downright stupid. The fact remains. I would like to believe that there
is perhaps a purpose, logical path, or perhaps a meaning to things. You can flame all you want that I said "Believe" or whatnot, but I will still
believe what I want. I think you have this right as well.
to the OP:
Nothing will happen
, because some people will believe that there is something bigger than them. There are people that say they are their own
god and whatnot, but then we loose the ability to be Humble.
[edit on 10-11-2009 by DaMod]