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lotus_flower
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10/10/2011 1:05:19 PM
Posted: 5 years ago
Although I consider myself a pagan, I agree with most of this church's doctrine, and I am considering joining. Would someone look them over for me and tell me if they seem valid?
http://uscobm.com...
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kohai
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10/10/2011 1:37:34 PM
Posted: 5 years ago
We will always respect our bodies.

We believe it is our right to explore our world, both physical and supernatural, through spiritual body modification.

We promise to always grow as individuals through body modification and what it can teach us about who we are and what we can do.

We vow to share our experiences openly and honestly in order to promote growth in mind, body, and soul.

We honor all forms of body modification and those who choose to practice in safe and consensual ways.

We also promise to respect those who do not choose body modification.

We support all that join us in our mission and help those seeking us in need of spiritual guidance.

We strive to share a positive message with everyone we encounter, in order to act as positive role models for future generations in the body modification community.

We always uphold basic codes of ethics and encourage others to do the same.
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Most of which is fairly good. I do not believe in the supernatural, but it is their right to modify their bodies so I say go for it!
1) Whatever has contradictory attributes does not exist.
2) The Biblical God has contradictory attributes.
3) Therefore, the Biblical God does not exist
izbo10
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10/10/2011 2:32:09 PM
Posted: 5 years ago
At 10/10/2011 1:05:19 PM, lotus_flower wrote:
Although I consider myself a pagan, I agree with most of this church's doctrine, and I am considering joining. Would someone look them over for me and tell me if they seem valid?
http://uscobm.com...

sounds like a attempt to create reliigion so that they can't be discriminated against at work or from being hired.
DDO's marketing strategy has certainly paid off just not sure I agree with the target market: http://tinypic.com...
It's amazing to me that you still have yet to grasp the difference between believing something, not believing something, and having no belief at all -JCMT
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lotus_flower
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10/11/2011 9:04:20 AM
Posted: 5 years ago
At 10/10/2011 2:37:56 PM, innomen wrote:
A whole religion based on shallow values. Go for it.

Why do you call them shallow values?
Religious mudslinging is something I figured would be under you...
"Human decency is not derived from religion. It precedes it."
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izbo10
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10/11/2011 9:06:28 AM
Posted: 5 years ago
At 10/11/2011 9:04:20 AM, lotus_flower wrote:
At 10/10/2011 2:37:56 PM, innomen wrote:
A whole religion based on shallow values. Go for it.

Why do you call them shallow values?
Religious mudslinging is something I figured would be under you...

Come on he is in a group that believes everyone not in his group deserves worse then the holocaust and calling other religions values shallow is beneath him? I fail to follow.
DDO's marketing strategy has certainly paid off just not sure I agree with the target market: http://tinypic.com...
It's amazing to me that you still have yet to grasp the difference between believing something, not believing something, and having no belief at all -JCMT
To respect religion, is to disrespect the Truth!

If this board was a room and you all were the light bulbs, I'm bringing a flashlight.
lotus_flower
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10/11/2011 9:06:58 AM
Posted: 5 years ago
At 10/10/2011 2:32:09 PM, izbo10 wrote:
At 10/10/2011 1:05:19 PM, lotus_flower wrote:
Although I consider myself a pagan, I agree with most of this church's doctrine, and I am considering joining. Would someone look them over for me and tell me if they seem valid?
http://uscobm.com...

sounds like a attempt to create reliigion so that they can't be discriminated against at work or from being hired.

That is what I was thinking, but it looks, at least from their website, something that is deeper than that.
"Human decency is not derived from religion. It precedes it."
- Christopher Hitchens, God Is Not Great: How Religion Poisons Everything
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innomen
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10/11/2011 9:42:38 AM
Posted: 5 years ago
At 10/11/2011 9:04:20 AM, lotus_flower wrote:
At 10/10/2011 2:37:56 PM, innomen wrote:
A whole religion based on shallow values. Go for it.

Why do you call them shallow values?
Religious mudslinging is something I figured would be under you...

Because your body is nothing more than a container for what is of greater value. It would be like putting gems on a tupperware container. To adore your body is to adore the part of us that responds to our most prurient of instincts. If this is where your fulfillment lies, then by all means join or create a church that is based on this.
lotus_flower
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10/11/2011 10:39:08 AM
Posted: 5 years ago
At 10/11/2011 9:42:38 AM, innomen wrote:
At 10/11/2011 9:04:20 AM, lotus_flower wrote:
At 10/10/2011 2:37:56 PM, innomen wrote:
A whole religion based on shallow values. Go for it.

Why do you call them shallow values?
Religious mudslinging is something I figured would be under you...

Because your body is nothing more than a container for what is of greater value. It would be like putting gems on a tupperware container. To adore your body is to adore the part of us that responds to our most prurient of instincts. If this is where your fulfillment lies, then by all means join or create a church that is based on this.

other people don't always adhere to your beliefs.
"Human decency is not derived from religion. It precedes it."
- Christopher Hitchens, God Is Not Great: How Religion Poisons Everything
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