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The Reaction of a New Religion posted 03 December 2006 in Philosophy DiscussionThe Reaction of a New Religion by Sorcerous-Words, Auditor

Curious:

What are your thoughts on a new religion forming? Do you think that the masses would even consider it? or is it too new? when the old is so much closer to the beginning of time and has so much support from its members already?

Do you consider philosophy a religion in and of itself? It holds means to describe our higher purpose...and to understand the unknown...is this not enough? view post


The Reaction of a New Religion posted 03 December 2006 in Philosophy DiscussionThe Reaction of a New Religion by Warrior-Poet, Moderator

Umm obviosuly someone is forgetting Scientology unless we aren't calling that a religion. Hell after awhile it wouldnt surprise me if someone started Inrithism or Fanimry in the real world now that wouldbe some madness.

As for philosophy i dont consider it to be religion. I suppose you could say it is the worship of logic but it is so much more than that. view post


The Reaction of a New Religion posted 03 December 2006 in Philosophy DiscussionThe Reaction of a New Religion by Sorcerous-Words, Auditor

but you dont necessarily have to worship anything for it to be a religion. I will use Buddhism once again as an example of that. You are right I did forget scientology. I would think dunyain to be a more likely religion to start from that book though <!-- s:lol: --><img src="{SMILIES_PATH}/icon_lol.gif" alt=":lol:" title="Laughing" /><!-- s:lol: --> ...just because it is much like many eastern religions in some way. view post


The Reaction of a New Religion posted 03 December 2006 in Philosophy DiscussionThe Reaction of a New Religion by TheDarkness, Peralogue

The five major religions of the world: Christianity, Judeaism, Islam, Hinduism, and Buddhism. None younger than 2000 yo. I believe the fastest growing is Christianity. I believe a catastrophic event is the only the only way a new religion could gain a lot of followers. For example if Tom Cruise started glowing and levitating. While i have not really looked into Scientology, I believe it is a fad.

As far as phliosophy as a religion. I believe that would go against the very philosophy of philosophy. Philosophy, or the love of knowledge is a never ending quest, to find the ultimate answers. Like yall said in reply to my post, at that point all points would be lost. Philosophy holds no ultimate beliefs, but it does give rise to infinite questions. view post


The Reaction of a New Religion posted 03 December 2006 in Philosophy DiscussionThe Reaction of a New Religion by Sorcerous-Words, Auditor

good point on both i agree with all. i will have a later post on christianity. view post


The Reaction of a New Religion posted 03 December 2006 in Philosophy DiscussionThe Reaction of a New Religion by Warrior-Poet, Moderator

I agree with almost everything you say. Isnt Islam the fastest growing though? I have looked at the statistics in awhile so im not sure. view post


The Reaction of a New Religion posted 03 December 2006 in Philosophy DiscussionThe Reaction of a New Religion by Sorcerous-Words, Auditor

I do believe WP is correct. Expecially in the US. I had forgot. view post


The Reaction of a New Religion posted 30 January 2008 in Philosophy DiscussionThe Reaction of a New Religion by Mandati Wannabe, Candidate

While I also agree, for the most part, with TheDarkness' post, I disagree on the age of the religions. In particular, Judaism itself is much older than 2000 years. And, at their fundamental levels, both Christianity and Islam are new sects of it.

We have Judaism, which tells us how God is, and a good way to live your life. About a millenium and a half later, we get Christianity, which says that after all this time, Judaism's lost the path, and twisted my words. Here's a revision, which is how it should really work. And then 800 or so years after that, we're told again, Judaism and Christianity both were right originally, but after a lot of time they got confused and lost the Truth, twisting my words. Here's how it really is.

So, at their very roots, they seem to me to be differing sects of the same religion. They all three trace their roots back to Abraham. view post


The Reaction of a New Religion posted 30 January 2008 in Philosophy DiscussionThe Reaction of a New Religion by zephyr, Candidate

New religions will always pop up and some will always follow. Usually they draw from different cults or split from an established sect. As to whether a huge religion will be become accepted, I believe at least one will arise that a lot of people will want to be a part of (whether logical or not), but not for a couple decades maybe. By that time I believe an organization/groups of organizations will eventually try to combine the three main religions of Judaism, Christianity, and Islam. If you research this you will find that some stepping stones are already in effect for this. view post


The Reaction of a New Religion posted 31 January 2008 in Philosophy DiscussionThe Reaction of a New Religion by Curethan, Didact

For example if Tom Cruise started glowing and levitating.


I saw him do that on Oprah. 8o

Join my church, the church of Simontology - we have cool-aid. And if religon ain't your ting you can study Simontifics instead! view post


The Reaction of a New Religion posted 31 January 2008 in Philosophy DiscussionThe Reaction of a New Religion by Harrol, Moderator

Heretic! You will burn <!-- s:twisted: --><img src="{SMILIES_PATH}/icon_twisted.gif" alt=":twisted:" title="Twisted Evil" /><!-- s:twisted: --> view post


The Reaction of a New Religion posted 06 February 2008 in Philosophy DiscussionThe Reaction of a New Religion by jub, Peralogue

Darwinism anyone? view post


The Reaction of a New Religion posted 06 February 2008 in Philosophy DiscussionThe Reaction of a New Religion by Curethan, Didact

@ Harrol,
As the High Priest of Simontology I am the most pious heretic alive. I have constructed a hat that is larger than any worn by my misguided rivals - thus proving the truth of my religon.

@ jub,
Darwinism? What a lame religon - their afterlife sucks; who is swayed by the promise of a fossil record? view post


The Reaction of a New Religion posted 06 February 2008 in Philosophy DiscussionThe Reaction of a New Religion by jub, Peralogue

A lot of people are swayed just so they can fit in. Christianity is dying, and I hear the word 'atheism' being thrown around lately. view post


The Reaction of a New Religion posted 06 February 2008 in Philosophy DiscussionThe Reaction of a New Religion by Israfel, Peralogue

Isn't Atheism more or less a rude word in the US? That was the impression I've been getting over the years... I mean, forget a black or female president, an atheist president would be a start. view post


The Reaction of a New Religion posted 06 February 2008 in Philosophy DiscussionThe Reaction of a New Religion by Harrol, Moderator

Israfel,

You are right atheism is a rude word in the US agnostic is much more fashionable. view post


The Reaction of a New Religion posted 07 February 2008 in Philosophy DiscussionThe Reaction of a New Religion by Angainawen, Candidate

But atheism and agnosticism are not religions.... And Buddhism is more of a framework of life than a religion because it encompasses whatever base religion the follower already believes in. There are Christian Buddhists and Hindu Buddhists as well as Shinto Buddhists as well. But to Atheism and Agnosticism, I've seen more people claiming to be &quot;atheist&quot; than &quot;agnostic&quot; (though many of them are actually the second if not christians since they fear for their souls constantly and won't touch bibles for fear of bursting into flames. *shakes head* My friends are wierd.). view post


The Reaction of a New Religion posted 17 February 2008 in Philosophy DiscussionThe Reaction of a New Religion by xatantius, Candidate

If a new religion started tomorrow, and everyone who criticised it spontaneously combusted, I would join it and give it ALL my money, because at the end of the day, you can debate and argue all you want, but you hafta worship the God who can set you on fire. view post


The Reaction of a New Religion posted 25 February 2008 in Philosophy DiscussionThe Reaction of a New Religion by anor277, Didact

Quote: &quot;xatantius&quot;:eq0fcgs6
If a new religion started tomorrow, and everyone who criticised it spontaneously combusted, I would join it and give it ALL my money, because at the end of the day, you can debate and argue all you want, but you hafta worship the God who can set you on fire.[/quote:eq0fcgs6]

And what was the Old testament story, &quot;Elijah and the prophets of Baal&quot;? I haven't read the OT for a long time, but it's not mentioned whether Elijah got a few converts after arranging for a very convincing demonstration of his God's pyromania.

Personally, I like the idea that local car-driving licence authorities should revoke the driving licences of all Christians, in order to prevent the traffic chaos that would ensue (i.e. driverless vehicles) should God call on Christians to ascend during a rush hour. view post


The Reaction of a New Religion posted 31 July 2008 in Philosophy DiscussionThe Reaction of a New Religion by Cironian, Peralogue

I think that were a new religion to spring up, it would be so obscure and unknown to all but a slight few indidivduals. That's how all religions start. Thus, I think it'd need some time to build (usually being adopted by those who believe in its philosophies, or those who strive to be different for difference's sake) before being squashed. After appearing in the media (ie. a celebrity converts to it), it would have a lot against it, but I don't think it could be squashed completely. view post


The Reaction of a New Religion posted 31 July 2008 in Philosophy DiscussionThe Reaction of a New Religion by Harrol, Moderator

All big religions seem to have suffered persecution at first and because of that they grew. I am sure some religions have been destroyed by opposition but a lot of them grew. view post


The Reaction of a New Religion posted 04 August 2008 in Philosophy DiscussionThe Reaction of a New Religion by jub, Peralogue

Exactly. The US constitution was based on a secular nation. The founding fathers escaped to america to escape religious persecution, christianity just took roots and grew. It's a scary thought what a theocratic US government could do; around 80% of US citizens consider themselves christians - Dominionism?
Though, Islam is the fastest growing religion. And yeah Christianity and Islam are just branches of judaism, the difference is where they started. Just look at some of the comandments in the Koran (cannot be bothered searching for a direct quote - feel free to search, I'm sure it will be enlightening) for example not being allowed to work between, something like, mid-day till the afternoon, added because of the climate in the middle east. Islam, compared to christianity, is more accepting of the other abrahamic faiths labeling jesus as a prophet where muhammad was considered a heretic - or so I believe. I'd pick Islam over christianity any day. To me Christianity seems more of a farce than a faith. view post


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