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Re: Religion
« Reply #20 on: October 09, 2011, 06:08:59 PM »
I like the beliefs and philosophies of buddhism.

Yeah, I like the idea and philosophies of a bunch of religions regarding morality and all that mental shit. The afterlife and unseen beings is just where I don't believe.
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Re: Religion
« Reply #21 on: October 09, 2011, 06:10:53 PM »
I am a non denominational christian who puts faith over religion and promotes relationships over belief conflict. You have you ways and I will have mine. If by the way I live my life you feel compelled to change, or by my example you feel some sort of change of heart, so be it.

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Re: Religion
« Reply #22 on: October 09, 2011, 09:00:57 PM »
I wasn't asking if it is what "you believe". You'll find billions of Christians that don't use the Bible for crap but still believe in Jesus and whatnot. What am I asking is, is that what is written in The Book of Mormon? I have yet to read it.

I don't even... wow.
No Kyle, this is not accurate in any way. None of that is written in the Book of Mormon. Not even close.
Youtube is the last place ANYONE should go to learn about anything. Especially something like religion (no matter what denomination). There are a lot of crazy lies about the Mormon religion plastered across the internet http://mormon.org/ is probably about the one place online where you can actually get accurate information about us.
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Re: Religion
« Reply #23 on: October 09, 2011, 09:02:02 PM »
And how magnets work.

I honestly don't get the joke though, but hell I DO know how they work
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Re: Religion
« Reply #24 on: October 10, 2011, 01:57:06 AM »
I always thought you were Christian Alec?
Nope. Come from a Christian background and have found a lot of value in it, but to say that was my religion wouldn't be the case. Still though, I do fend off people illogically attacking Christianity/Catholicism as a whole since that means they are attacking my background and the great people I've come to know and love. (At least that's how it is to me, obviously that's not usually somebodies actual purpose. I'd much prefer people identify the actual group or person instead of eeeverybody. That gets closer to the root of the problem anyway, which is better.)


On a different note, this article makes me chuckle: http://www.cbsnews.com/8301-501465_162-20117206-501465.html
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Re: Religion
« Reply #25 on: October 10, 2011, 02:38:09 AM »
I don't even... wow.
No Kyle, this is not accurate in any way. None of that is written in the Book of Mormon. Not even close.
Youtube is the last place ANYONE should go to learn about anything. Especially something like religion (no matter what denomination). There are a lot of crazy lies about the Mormon religion plastered across the internet http://mormon.org/ is probably about the one place online where you can actually get accurate information about us.

Isn't that video just crazy? I knew people think of us as different. But that's just over the top.

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Re: Religion
« Reply #26 on: October 10, 2011, 04:25:05 AM »
And how magnets work.

I honestly don't get the joke though, but hell I DO know how they work

http://knowyourmeme.com/memes/fcking-magnets-how-do-they-work#.TpLmMhxWYb8

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Re: Religion
« Reply #27 on: October 10, 2011, 04:25:55 AM »
I don't even... wow.
No Kyle, this is not accurate in any way. None of that is written in the Book of Mormon. Not even close.
Youtube is the last place ANYONE should go to learn about anything. Especially something like religion (no matter what denomination). There are a lot of crazy lies about the Mormon religion plastered across the internet http://mormon.org/ is probably about the one place online where you can actually get accurate information about us.
Oh, aight. Like I said. Haven't read the book. Was always waiting for a couple of those dudes on bicycles to come by and give me one for free but no luck so far.
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Re: Religion
« Reply #28 on: October 10, 2011, 06:16:44 AM »
Isn't that video just crazy? I knew people think of us as different. But that's just over the top.

It was painful trying to force myself to watch the whole thing. But in all honesty, it's not completely shocking to me. It's not common to run into that level of misconception in Utah, but go south, to the bible belt, and things get real crazy real fast.

Oh, aight. Like I said. Haven't read the book. Was always waiting for a couple of those dudes on bicycles to come by and give me one for free but no luck so far.

It's ridiculously easy to get the dudes on bikes over to give you one. Fill this out: http://mormon.org/free-book-of-mormon/ and they'll be at your house within a week or two. I'm not trying to push anything. That video thing just... well, it's not happy watching your own religion being defamed by such ridiculous falsehoods, especially if people are just taking it as truth.
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Re: Religion
« Reply #29 on: October 10, 2011, 07:18:58 AM »
That video thing just... well, it's not happy watching your own religion being defamed by such ridiculous falsehoods, especially if people are just taking it as truth.
Really? I always had just kinda took stuff like that as a friendly poke. Though I guess different people have different feelings towards it.

This man here with the ten fingers and the face is an atheist though. Raised Catholic. Woop.
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Re: Religion
« Reply #30 on: October 10, 2011, 07:50:36 AM »
Trust me. There was nothing friendly about that video.

My sister is atheist. My parents are agnostic. And my brother doesn't know what he is. I'm the weird one in my family.

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Re: Religion
« Reply #31 on: October 10, 2011, 11:12:03 AM »
Trust me. There was nothing friendly about that video.

My sister is atheist. My parents are agnostic. And my brother doesn't know what he is. I'm the weird one in my family.
My parents are serious Christain's, but my brother is a Mahayana Buddhist and I'm an atheist. We were both raised Christian though and went to Catholic schools our whole lives. I feel you on the weird thing. :p
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Re: Religion
« Reply #32 on: October 10, 2011, 02:43:45 PM »
http://knowyourmeme.com/memes/fcking-magnets-how-do-they-work#.TpLmMhxWYb8

Ignorant meme is ignorant.

I was going to delete that before anyone read it, but you got me. Stupid post is stupid  :-Sarcasm

I'm surprised so many atheists there are here, for some reason I never thought of it.
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Re: Religion
« Reply #33 on: October 10, 2011, 04:48:35 PM »
My mom was brought up with a slight protestant background (Church of England) though mostly she knows the stories and the ideas rather than followed the religion.  My dad wasn't really brought up with religion, and since my mom hated going to sunday school so much, she decided that whether we ended up being religious or not, she wasn't going to force it on us and bring us up with it.  So my entire family is basically either not religious, or at least not very.

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Re: Religion
« Reply #34 on: October 10, 2011, 05:09:33 PM »
I was going to delete that before anyone read it, but you got me. Stupid post is stupid  :-Sarcasm

I'm surprised so many atheists there are here, for some reason I never thought of it.
Well this is the internet. They are more common here than in a physical community.
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Re: Religion
« Reply #35 on: October 10, 2011, 05:49:51 PM »
I like what my computer engineering professor said today (it's suuuuper weird how we even got onto the topic, don't worry about it):

I'm agnostic, and I'm not even sure about that.
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Re: Religion
« Reply #36 on: October 10, 2011, 05:54:32 PM »
I like what my computer engineering professor said today (it's suuuuper weird how we even got onto the topic, don't worry about it):

I'm agnostic, and I'm not even sure about that.
The thing with being agnostic is it's still a type of opinion on religion.
I'd just like it to be a possibility to not be attached to anything that has to do with religion. Not anti or pro, just nothing.
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Re: Religion
« Reply #37 on: October 10, 2011, 09:17:32 PM »
I like what my computer engineering professor said today (it's suuuuper weird how we even got onto the topic, don't worry about it):

I'm agnostic, and I'm not even sure about that.
I can't stand on the fence like that.
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Re: Religion
« Reply #38 on: October 10, 2011, 10:14:06 PM »
I can't stand on the fence like that.

Agnostics = Atheists without balls  ;D that was what my friends kept telling me when I was actually agnostic.

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Re: Religion
« Reply #39 on: October 10, 2011, 10:28:26 PM »
If I had a real, compelling reason to follow any one religion, I'd do it. But there's hundreds, if not thousands of them out there, they all claim to be The One, and I can't find any logical reason why any of them is any true-er than the others. I was raised Catholic, homeschooled, then shipped off to a Catholic college. I left because most of the people I knew in college I knew weren't focused on being good people, they focused on judging other people and on how much better they were than the people who weren't Catholic and Catholics who went to "less devout" schools. I know there are many Catholics/Christians who aren't like that (which is how I consider everyone here :P), and those are the people where I can say "I don't agree with you, but I respect your living your life according to good principles."

I do my genuine best to be a good guy, help other people as much as I can, and so on. If God, or Allah, or whomever you prefer is as merciful and understanding as everyone claims He/She is, then I expect that if He/She exists, he'll understand that and judge me accordingly once I die.

"Live a good life. If there are gods and they are just, then they will not care how devout you have been, but will welcome you based on the virtues you have lived by. If there are gods, but unjust, then you should not want to worship them. If there are no gods, then you will be gone, but will have lived a noble life that will live on in the memories of your loved ones." - Marcus Aurelius
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