Religion...a bad concept - Page 3 - Mercedes-Benz Forum

Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
post #21 of 103 (permalink) Old 12-08-2006, 12:54 PM
~BANNED~
 
deathrattle's Avatar
 
Date registered: Jan 2005
Vehicle: 1992 W126 300 SE
Location: Head in the clouds
Posts: 11,045
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Quoted: 2 Post(s)
Quote:
Originally Posted by True North
You gotta serve somebody
It might be the devil or
it might be the lord
But you gotta serve somebody

This concept has in the past fomented me to consider starting a religion of my own. What has always put me off is thought of a bunch of whining sheep constantly tugging at my sleeve. Have you seen 'Life of Brian' ? If it were up to me it would be a compulsory part of junior education.
deathrattle is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #22 of 103 (permalink) Old 12-08-2006, 01:00 PM
BenzWorld Member
 
True North's Avatar
 
Date registered: Nov 2006
Posts: 54
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
You don't need religion to believe...or maybe so....it becomes mythology and everybody loves a good story...
True North is offline  
post #23 of 103 (permalink) Old 12-08-2006, 01:05 PM
Membership withdrawn by request
 
Von Vorschlag's Avatar
 
Date registered: Apr 2006
Vehicle: A red Vimana
Location: the pale blue dot
Posts: 19,563
Mentioned: 1 Post(s)
Quoted: 1119 Post(s)
[QUOTE=True North]"dildo"


Are you the Neighbourhood Bully?

Not you m8y , Dylan the dildo ! sorry
Von Vorschlag is offline  
post #24 of 103 (permalink) Old 12-08-2006, 01:06 PM
Administratoris Emeritus
 
GeeS's Avatar
 
Date registered: Aug 2002
Vehicle: 2021 SL770
Location: Fountain Hills, AZ
Posts: 44,915
Mentioned: 2 Post(s)
Quoted: 591 Post(s)
Quote:
Originally Posted by True North
You don't need religion to believe...or maybe so....it becomes mythology and everybody loves a good story...
Believe what?

"If spending money you don't have is the height of stupidity, borrowing money to give it away is the height of insanity." -- anon
GeeS is offline  
post #25 of 103 (permalink) Old 12-08-2006, 01:21 PM
BenzWorld Member
 
True North's Avatar
 
Date registered: Nov 2006
Posts: 54
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Quote:
Originally Posted by GermanStar
Believe what?
Some externality....I think the Simpsons do "God" best, but it's hard for me to accept that this is all there is.
True North is offline  
post #26 of 103 (permalink) Old 12-08-2006, 01:28 PM
Administratoris Emeritus
 
GeeS's Avatar
 
Date registered: Aug 2002
Vehicle: 2021 SL770
Location: Fountain Hills, AZ
Posts: 44,915
Mentioned: 2 Post(s)
Quoted: 591 Post(s)
Then that would come under the heading of "religion", so you would certainly need "religion".

If you want to look forward to something that you do not and cannot know, that is certainly your prerogative. Personally, I find it unsatisfying and unproductive.

"If spending money you don't have is the height of stupidity, borrowing money to give it away is the height of insanity." -- anon
GeeS is offline  
post #27 of 103 (permalink) Old 12-08-2006, 01:32 PM
BenzWorld Member
 
True North's Avatar
 
Date registered: Nov 2006
Posts: 54
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Hey, I'm no dreamer and any of the myths surrounding afterlife and 10 commandments are not what I am talking about, but it's simply hard for me to conceive of humanity being the captain of the boat. Still, I don't need a church to contemplate any of this...
True North is offline  
post #28 of 103 (permalink) Old 12-08-2006, 01:36 PM
Administratoris Emeritus
 
GeeS's Avatar
 
Date registered: Aug 2002
Vehicle: 2021 SL770
Location: Fountain Hills, AZ
Posts: 44,915
Mentioned: 2 Post(s)
Quoted: 591 Post(s)
What qualifies anything or anyone as "captain", other than one's own ego?

"If spending money you don't have is the height of stupidity, borrowing money to give it away is the height of insanity." -- anon
GeeS is offline  
post #29 of 103 (permalink) Old 12-08-2006, 02:29 PM
BenzWorld Member
 
True North's Avatar
 
Date registered: Nov 2006
Posts: 54
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
We are left with the echo of captaincy, a moral structure (in decay) that originated somewhere. The arguement often is that all things are simply the work of ego, I don't agree. Descartes was a bit of a bonehead (IMO) and so was Hegel, before them Aristotle/Socrates, (the King of the Arguement) etc... but what was the spark behind our moralityand even mythology?
True North is offline  
post #30 of 103 (permalink) Old 12-08-2006, 02:36 PM
Administratoris Emeritus
 
GeeS's Avatar
 
Date registered: Aug 2002
Vehicle: 2021 SL770
Location: Fountain Hills, AZ
Posts: 44,915
Mentioned: 2 Post(s)
Quoted: 591 Post(s)
Morality is entirely subjective -- there is no morality in nature, only behavior that promotes our survival and capacity to reproduce. Our morality is exactly that, no more and no less. It appears more complex than that of other creatures, because our social existence is somewhat more complex.

"If spending money you don't have is the height of stupidity, borrowing money to give it away is the height of insanity." -- anon
GeeS is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Reply

  Mercedes-Benz Forum > General Mercedes-Benz Forums > Off-Topic

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now



In order to be able to post messages on the Mercedes-Benz Forum forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.

User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.

Password:


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

Email Address:
OR

Log-in











  • Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
     
    Thread Tools
    Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
    Email this Page Email this Page
    Display Modes
    Linear Mode Linear Mode



    Similar Threads
    Topic Author Forum Replies Last Post
    Peaceful Religion 430 Off-Topic 73 02-07-2006 01:54 PM
    Another reason why extreme religion following is bad tiggerfink Off-Topic 2 10-22-2005 08:22 AM
    Why is Islam such a violent religion? tiggerfink Off-Topic 98 05-20-2005 12:38 PM
    The National Religion Botnst Off-Topic 12 02-07-2005 08:06 PM
    Religion AND politics Botnst Off-Topic 15 10-10-2004 10:34 AM

    Posting Rules  
    You may post new threads
    You may post replies
    You may not post attachments
    You may not edit your posts

    BB code is On
    Smilies are On
    [IMG] code is On
    HTML code is Off
    Trackbacks are On
    Pingbacks are On
    Refbacks are On

     

    Title goes here

    close
    video goes here
    description goes here. Read Full Story
    For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome