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8/12/2012 10:28:05 PM
Posted: 4 years ago
At 8/12/2012 10:11:33 PM, Wallstreetatheist wrote:
If you had to pick a religion, which would you choose and why?

Judaism or buddhism. Don't really know why, but they annoy me the least.
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8/12/2012 10:43:17 PM
Posted: 4 years ago
The Fool: I think jainism.
"The bud disappears when the blossom breaks through, and we might say that the former is refuted by the latter; in the same way when the fruit comes, the blossom may be explained to be a false form of the plant's existence, for the fruit appears as its true nature in place of the blossom. These stages are not merely differentiated; they supplant one another as being incompatible with one another." G. W. F. HEGEL
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8/12/2012 10:44:36 PM
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The Fool: okay forget that one.
"The bud disappears when the blossom breaks through, and we might say that the former is refuted by the latter; in the same way when the fruit comes, the blossom may be explained to be a false form of the plant's existence, for the fruit appears as its true nature in place of the blossom. These stages are not merely differentiated; they supplant one another as being incompatible with one another." G. W. F. HEGEL
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8/12/2012 10:49:47 PM
Posted: 4 years ago
At 8/12/2012 10:11:33 PM, Wallstreetatheist wrote:
If you had to pick a religion, which would you choose and why?

Pantheism.. It worships existence itself..
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8/12/2012 11:07:32 PM
Posted: 4 years ago
At 8/12/2012 10:49:47 PM, TheJackel wrote:
At 8/12/2012 10:11:33 PM, Wallstreetatheist wrote:
If you had to pick a religion, which would you choose and why?

Pantheism.. It worships existence itself..

The Fool: yeah Good one. me too
"The bud disappears when the blossom breaks through, and we might say that the former is refuted by the latter; in the same way when the fruit comes, the blossom may be explained to be a false form of the plant's existence, for the fruit appears as its true nature in place of the blossom. These stages are not merely differentiated; they supplant one another as being incompatible with one another." G. W. F. HEGEL
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8/12/2012 11:08:45 PM
Posted: 4 years ago
I would prize pantheism as well as some appropriate offshoot of the transcendental movement that I'm about to adopt. ;)
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8/12/2012 11:20:31 PM
Posted: 4 years ago
At 8/12/2012 10:11:33 PM, Wallstreetatheist wrote:
If you had to pick a religion, which would you choose and why?

Buddhism, hands down.
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8/12/2012 11:25:51 PM
Posted: 4 years ago
At 8/12/2012 11:20:31 PM, tvellalott wrote:
At 8/12/2012 10:11:33 PM, Wallstreetatheist wrote:
If you had to pick a religion, which would you choose and why?

Buddhism, hands down.

Buddhism is essentially a lot similar to Pantheism ;) .. Or we could go with Pantheism and invent a sect called Ahimsa:

"Ahimsa (Sanskrit: अहिंसा; IAST: ahiṃsā, Pāli: avihiṃsā) is a term meaning to do no harm (literally: the avoidance of violence – himsa). The word is derived from the Sanskrit root hims – to strike; himsa is injury or harm, a-himsa is the opposite of this, i.e. non harming or nonviolence.[1][2]

It is an important tenet of the Indian religions (Hinduism, Jainism and Buddhism). Ahimsa means kindness and non-violence towards all living things including non-human animals; it respects living beings as a unity, the belief that all living things are connected."

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8/13/2012 6:10:00 PM
Posted: 4 years ago
I'd pick Taoism.

1 The Tao that we speak of is not the Tao
2 Within every yin, there is yang and within every yang, there is yin
3 The concept of value will lead one away from the path
4 The Tao is a well that will never run dry or fail to quench the thirst of those who drink from it
5 Both the Tao and the sage remain impartial to all
6 Let the Tao within you flow naturally
7 The sage ignores non essential desires, thus finds contentment
8 The sage contends against no one, therefore none contend against him
9 A teacup filled to the brim easily spills, know when to say when
10 Accept the world, and you have embraced the Way
11 Existence and non-existence are intertwined
12 The sage provides for the need, not for the senses
13 The sage is the tree neither bent by the winds of praise or criticism
14 Reached for, it cannot be grasped, listened for, not heard, looked for, not seen
15 A sage has an understanding so profound, he himself is not understood by others
16 Accepting decay and renewal brings wisdom, denying it brings suffering
17 The will of a great leader is indistinguishable from those he leads
18 Where there is balance there is the Tao
19 Seek out virtue, live in simplicity
20 The detached sage seeks accord with the detached Tao
21 The sage understands that the manifestation of virtue results from following the Tao
22 Accept and become whole and the whole world is your home
23 A downpour does not last all day, why should the words of man?
24 Harmony avoids behaviors that are indulgent or wasteful
25 The Tao bonds itself to the laws of nature
26 Calm is the master of anxiety
27 A good traveler leaves no footprints
28 By using yin and using yang, one perfects harmony
29 Try to change the Tao and you will fail
30 What is contrary to the Tao does not endure
31 The sage only uses weapons when there is no other alternative
32 The way is shaped by use then the shape is lost, do not become attached to shapes
33 He who conquers himself is the greatest warrior
34 The way ebbs and flows creating and destroying
35 The sweetest music is the silent song of the Tao
36 Things must act according to their nature, and not to an extreme
37 Nature does not possess desire, the person who possesses no desire is tranquil
38 Ritual is only the outer clothing of true belief
39 Do not seek to be the rare gem nor settle for the commonness of a grain of sand
40 Shape clay into a vessel, it is the space within that gives it value as emptiness begets usefulness
41 There are three types of students the diligent, the common, and the inferior
42 In every gain, there is loss in every loss, there is gain
43 Water overcomes the stone as it requires no opening
44 Clinging comes at great cost, contentment comes at no expense
45 Action overcomes cold, tranquility overcomes heat
46 There is no greater mistake than following desire
47 The beginners mind has many possibilities, the experts mind has few
48 Wisdom is discarding a piece of knowledge every day
49 The sage is good to all and does not possess a fixed mind
50 The man full of life leaves no place for death to enter, or for the rhino to thrust its horn
51 Without possessing, expecting or forcing, the sage lives in peace
52 Decrease involvement and you will be more involved in peace
53 Following the main road of the Tao is easy, yet so many choose difficult paths
54 Cultivate harmony within yourself, seek to understand others
55 Drive yourself to be in harmony with one and all
56 Limit judgments and words smooth differences, forgive disagreements
57 One can often accomplish much by doing nothing
58 Misfortune often hides behind fortune, fortune lurks within misfortune
59 Restraint builds harmony
60 Follow the path of the Tao and you shall have nothing to fear
61 Yield and overcome like the gentle water
62 When a man falls do not abandon him, when he has power do not honor him
63 Deal with the difficult while it is still easy
64 A journey of a thousand miles begins with one step
65 It is difficult for knowledgeable people to live naturally
66 In order to be above one must first be lower
67 Compassion, frugality, and humility are three treasures
68 A good soldier is not violent, a victor is not vengeful, a fighter not angry.
69 Do not misunderstand your problem
70 The Tao is easy to practice and understand, yet no one practices or understands it.
71 A sage must know his limitations
72 One can not lose anything if one has nothing to lose
73 The way of the Tao wins easily without struggle
74 If one is not fearful of death than death can not threaten them
75 Do not seek to fulfill your own agenda
76 In the spirit of Tao, softness and tenderness are attributes of life
77 To give away what you do not need is to follow the Way
78 Weakness will gradually prevail over strength
79 Repay injury with justice and forgiveness
80 Live within your borders and dwell in contentment
81 The Way is to help and not harm
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8/13/2012 7:39:08 PM
Posted: 4 years ago
'evil atheists' 'baby-eating atheists'

The groundless demonisation of atheists seems to be perfectly morally acceptable on this forum. Fortunately Christians do not have the power to wipe out what they see as the scurge of the world.

Perish the thought one day a religious group is able to do just that...because they probably would if they could.
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8/13/2012 7:40:41 PM
Posted: 4 years ago
Deism
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8/13/2012 8:55:12 PM
Posted: 4 years ago
At 8/12/2012 10:11:33 PM, Wallstreetatheist wrote:
If you had to pick a religion, which would you choose and why?


Atheism ;)

I wish there wasn't anything above me. I wish I didn't believe in God. I even wish that Christ didn't save me, so I could feel comfortable with my sin.

What a wretched man I am..
: At 10/23/2012 8:06:03 PM, tvellalott wrote:
: Don't be. The Catholic Church is ran by Darth Sidius for fvck sake. As far as I'm concerned, you're a bona fide member of the Sith.
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8/13/2012 9:03:15 PM
Posted: 4 years ago
At 8/13/2012 8:55:12 PM, Paradox_7 wrote:
At 8/12/2012 10:11:33 PM, Wallstreetatheist wrote:
If you had to pick a religion, which would you choose and why?


Atheism ;)

I wish there wasn't anything above me. I wish I didn't believe in God. I even wish that Christ didn't save me, so I could feel comfortable with my sin.


What a wretched man I am..

While atheists don't believe in sin, atheism =/= amorality =/= sociopathy. We feel guilty for doing bad things just like anyone else. If anything atheists acknowledge that we're are ultimately responsible for our actions and dont get a free pass by wishing upon a sky faerie.
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8/13/2012 9:10:15 PM
Posted: 4 years ago
At 8/13/2012 9:03:15 PM, drafterman wrote:
At 8/13/2012 8:55:12 PM, Paradox_7 wrote:
At 8/12/2012 10:11:33 PM, Wallstreetatheist wrote:
If you had to pick a religion, which would you choose and why?


Atheism ;)

I wish there wasn't anything above me. I wish I didn't believe in God. I even wish that Christ didn't save me, so I could feel comfortable with my sin.


What a wretched man I am..

While atheists don't believe in sin, atheism =/= amorality =/= sociopathy. We feel guilty for doing bad things just like anyone else. If anything atheists acknowledge that we're are ultimately responsible for our actions and dont get a free pass by wishing upon a sky faerie.

Paradox is the scariest kind of Christian lmao
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8/14/2012 1:22:52 PM
Posted: 4 years ago
At 8/13/2012 9:10:15 PM, tulle wrote:
At 8/13/2012 9:03:15 PM, drafterman wrote:
At 8/13/2012 8:55:12 PM, Paradox_7 wrote:
At 8/12/2012 10:11:33 PM, Wallstreetatheist wrote:
If you had to pick a religion, which would you choose and why?


Atheism ;)

I wish there wasn't anything above me. I wish I didn't believe in God. I even wish that Christ didn't save me, so I could feel comfortable with my sin.


What a wretched man I am..

While atheists don't believe in sin, atheism =/= amorality =/= sociopathy. We feel guilty for doing bad things just like anyone else. If anything atheists acknowledge that we're are ultimately responsible for our actions and dont get a free pass by wishing upon a sky faerie.

Paradox is the scariest kind of Christian lmao


And what kind of Christian is that?...
: At 10/23/2012 8:06:03 PM, tvellalott wrote:
: Don't be. The Catholic Church is ran by Darth Sidius for fvck sake. As far as I'm concerned, you're a bona fide member of the Sith.
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8/15/2012 7:15:45 PM
Posted: 4 years ago
At 8/13/2012 9:03:15 PM, drafterman wrote:
At 8/13/2012 8:55:12 PM, Paradox_7 wrote:
At 8/12/2012 10:11:33 PM, Wallstreetatheist wrote:
If you had to pick a religion, which would you choose and why?


Atheism ;)

I wish there wasn't anything above me. I wish I didn't believe in God. I even wish that Christ didn't save me, so I could feel comfortable with my sin.


What a wretched man I am..

While atheists don't believe in sin, atheism =/= amorality =/= sociopathy. We feel guilty for doing bad things just like anyone else.

Define bad? and if an atheist has a silly relative belief, such as: Nothing I do is bad. Then yes, they would be amoral. Either way, I never suggested that you don't feel bad for doing things you 'feel' aren't 'right', I said feel comfortable with my sin.

You clearly have very little understanding of what sin is...

If anything atheists acknowledge that we're are ultimately responsible for our actions and dont get a free pass by wishing upon a sky faerie.


Sky fairy huh? good one.. -_-

Almost everything you just makes no sense...

A huge part of why Christians take so much heat, is because we believe in accountability, and that our actions (or sins, if you will) will be credited to us. We all are responsbile for what we do, wtf is your point?

Its the eternal consequences that we get a free pass on, not the immediate ones.
: At 10/23/2012 8:06:03 PM, tvellalott wrote:
: Don't be. The Catholic Church is ran by Darth Sidius for fvck sake. As far as I'm concerned, you're a bona fide member of the Sith.
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8/15/2012 7:19:33 PM
Posted: 4 years ago
At 8/13/2012 6:58:13 PM, TheFogHorn wrote:
Sun worship with factor 30.

This is a good idea. Sun worship is the way to go. I know the Sun exists, and we would all die without the Sun. I would worship the Sun.
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8/15/2012 7:23:40 PM
Posted: 4 years ago
At 8/13/2012 9:04:20 PM, FREEDO wrote:
I would start a cult. (and probably will)

OMG FREEDOISM! Count me in!
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8/15/2012 7:34:20 PM
Posted: 4 years ago
I can't believe no one has said Christianity. Well, I mean, I can given the audience here but still, I would definitely be a Christian. It's widely accepted, there are tons of social perks, there's a sect for every occasion, you get the best holidays, and from what I understand, Jesus already did all the hard work.
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8/15/2012 7:49:42 PM
Posted: 4 years ago
At 8/13/2012 7:39:08 PM, TheFogHorn wrote:
'evil atheists' 'baby-eating atheists'

The groundless demonisation of atheists seems to be perfectly morally acceptable on this forum. Fortunately Christians do not have the power to wipe out what they see as the scurge of the world.

Perish the thought one day a religious group is able to do just that...because they probably would if they could.

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8/15/2012 7:50:11 PM
Posted: 4 years ago
At 8/13/2012 8:55:12 PM, Paradox_7 wrote:
At 8/12/2012 10:11:33 PM, Wallstreetatheist wrote:
If you had to pick a religion, which would you choose and why?


Atheism ;)

I wish there wasn't anything above me. I wish I didn't believe in God. I even wish that Christ didn't save me, so I could feel comfortable with my sin.


What a wretched man I am..

Do you think atheism is a religion?
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8/16/2012 12:21:15 AM
Posted: 4 years ago
I find the name of this thread offensive "For those baby-eating atheists"

Atheists don't eat babies.......they RAPE them. This is the liberal, homosexual, communist, tax and spend democrat agenda. After we will the homosexuals, we kill the atheists.

Praise Jesus.
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8/16/2012 3:34:20 AM
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I was going to write a hilarious paragraph long satire in which I would claim I'd start a "radical cult" the tenets of which were doing reasonable and morally correct things, in an attempt to demonstrate that religions don't do that, but I figured saying I would do that, instead of doing it still gets my point accross without demanding to much of my currently very tired brain

Joke answer: Whatever the name is for the Asari religion from Mass Effect
Actual answer: Probably Jainism
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8/16/2012 12:29:38 PM
Posted: 4 years ago
At 8/16/2012 12:21:15 AM, Illegalcombatant wrote:
I find the name of this thread offensive "For those baby-eating atheists"

Atheists don't eat babies.......they RAPE them. This is the liberal, homosexual, communist, tax and spend democrat agenda. After we will the homosexuals, we kill the atheists.

Praise Jesus.


Man i wish i could take a sh*t on your head right now...
: At 10/23/2012 8:06:03 PM, tvellalott wrote:
: Don't be. The Catholic Church is ran by Darth Sidius for fvck sake. As far as I'm concerned, you're a bona fide member of the Sith.
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8/25/2012 2:53:32 PM
Posted: 4 years ago
At 8/12/2012 10:11:33 PM, Wallstreetatheist wrote:
If you had to pick a religion, which would you choose and why?

Wicca. There's no real rules other than not to use dark magic. I tried it for a short time. I wasn't convinced but my house smelled amazing .
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8/25/2012 5:48:08 PM
Posted: 4 years ago
I would probably chose something along the lines of Paganism, or perhaps Greek or Norse mythology. I can perfectly see why one would fabricate Gods to identify each aspect of nature of perhaps a human behavioral occurrence (hence Athena and Minerva and so on) and I can see why would find, to so degree, a level of inherent beauty in such a way of thought. Monotheism, however, I really don't understand. One God? Only one responsible for, well, everything? Who, what, when, where, how?
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