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Originally posted by Rikku
robes and beards and people who say 'thine'.
if i get to heaven i dont want to have to hang out with those guys.
Originally posted by RP2SticksOfDynamite
I have a question for any or all.
How much better would humanity and life in general be if we had never had religion or if we finally kicked away the crutches?
The answers Im sure will reflect the flaws of religion!
Are you asking for a specific religion, or the very first religion which probably involved human sacrifice to stop a volcano god from getting very angry?
I'm thinking that mankind survived for over 100,000 years without the (ahem) one true god, so we'd probably be better off today if religion had never been thought of.
It bothers me that anyone thinks these three forums (those regarding theology) are considered the domain and territory of "Bible Thumpers",
The more we contribute to bring modern thought and logic to light, the less of a strangle-hold the hard-liners will have on the unsuspecting and naive.
I have my own strong metaphysical beliefs - that conveniently (for me) allows these people to exist whilst denying most of the written texts (such as the Bible)
Words Derived from Greek Gods?
Chronus, Gaea, Eros, and Chaos are four of the Greek primoridal gods. Some current English words have their etymological roots in the names of these gods.
CHRONUS (or Khronus) was the Greek god personifying time.
"-chron-" (time): anachronism, chronic, chronicle, chronology, synchronize
GAEA (or Ge) was the Greek goddess personifying the Earth.
"geo-" (earth): geography, geology, geometry, geophysics, geopolitics
EROS was the Greek god of love, lust, and sex.
"ero-" (sexual love): eros, erotic, eroticism, erotogenic
CHAOS was the original state of existence from which the gods first appeared.
"chaos" (void, disorder) : chaos, chaotic
In 1614, Galileo was accused of heresy for his support of the Copernican theory that the sun was at the centre of the solar system. This was revolutionary at a time when most people believed the Earth was in this central position. In 1616, he was forbidden by the church from teaching or advocating these theories. In 1632, he was again condemned for heresy after his book 'Dialogue Concerning the Two Chief World Systems' was published. This set out the arguments for and against the Copernican theory in the form of a discussion between two men. Galileo was summoned to appear before the Inquisition in Rome. He was convicted and sentenced to life imprisonment, later reduced to permanent house arrest at his villa in Arcetri, south of Florence. He was also forced to publicly withdraw his support for Copernican theory.