Total Posts:4|Showing Posts:1-4
Jump to topic:

Pagan/Non Abrahamic religions?

SirCrona
Posts: 139
Add as Friend
Challenge to a Debate
Send a Message
2/24/2015 3:28:47 PM
Posted: 1 year ago
I've noticed that the majority of religious discussion has been about either Islam or Christianity. What are your thoughts on all the other world religions?

I personally find folk religions like my own to be very enriching. As they're commonly without dogma, practice isn't very restrictive.
dhardage
Posts: 4,545
Add as Friend
Challenge to a Debate
Send a Message
2/24/2015 3:50:02 PM
Posted: 1 year ago
At 2/24/2015 3:28:47 PM, SirCrona wrote:
I've noticed that the majority of religious discussion has been about either Islam or Christianity. What are your thoughts on all the other world religions?

I personally find folk religions like my own to be very enriching. As they're commonly without dogma, practice isn't very restrictive.

Most pagan religions were very nature-centric and did not have rules that conflicted with human nature. Some of their practices were, to the modern mind, a bit barbaric but they were always carried out to help the rest of the group in some way. Some, like Wicca, sought to use natural power to help and heal and the Druids believed that trees were aware and sentient beings and worshipped them. They were much closer to nature than the monotheistic systems that supplanted them, usually by force.
drpiek
Posts: 589
Add as Friend
Challenge to a Debate
Send a Message
2/24/2015 3:52:35 PM
Posted: 1 year ago
At 2/24/2015 3:28:47 PM, SirCrona wrote:
I've noticed that the majority of religious discussion has been about either Islam or Christianity. What are your thoughts on all the other world religions?

I personally find folk religions like my own to be very enriching. As they're commonly without dogma, practice isn't very restrictive.

I think they are all amazing works of art
Ragnar
Posts: 1,658
Add as Friend
Challenge to a Debate
Send a Message
2/24/2015 7:05:46 PM
Posted: 1 year ago
The only broad religion I've studied much which I dislike is Odinism. Something about the quality of life not mattering half as much as dying violently; and the reward for such being either Valhalla in which you get to fight and die horribly over and over again every day, or (50/50 chance) Folkvangr which is basically a huge sausage fest. From their perspective everyone else gets shafted, even any leader cunning enough to make it to old age rather than dying in some battle.
Unofficial DDO Guide: http://goo.gl...
(It's probably the best help resource here, other than talking to people...)

Voting Standards: https://goo.gl...

And please disable Smart-Quotes: https://goo.gl...