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What is your Religion

Atheism
- 19 (24.4%)
Christianity
- 7 (9%)
Jewish
- 1 (1.3%)
Catholic
- 1 (1.3%)
Hinduism
- 0 (0%)
Buddhism
- 1 (1.3%)
Rastafarianism
- 1 (1.3%)
Islam
- 3 (3.8%)
Taoism
- 1 (1.3%)
Neopaganism / Pagan
- 4 (5.1%)
Satanism
- 1 (1.3%)
Scientology
- 0 (0%)
Wiccan
- 0 (0%)
Pastafarian
- 0 (0%)
Animistic
- 0 (0%)
All Religions :D
- 1 (1.3%)
No Religion / Not Religious
- 19 (24.4%)
None of these
- 11 (14.1%)
Pantheism
- 2 (2.6%)
Judaism
- 2 (2.6%)
Asatru / Norse Gods
- 2 (2.6%)
Discordian/Subgenius
- 1 (1.3%)
Pantheist
- 1 (1.3%)
Government
- 0 (0%)

Total Members Voted: 44

Voting closes: December 20, 2035, 01:27:29 PM


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Re: What is your Religion
« Reply #285 on: August 18, 2008, 09:12:28 AM »

The reason pagan/tribal religions seem to have been less violent than modern theistic ones is because of the centralization of political power which corresponded to the rise of Christianity and Islam.

But, pagan and tribal religions weren't (and aren't) less violent than modern ones. They regularly used human sacrifice, sometimes extremely gruesome. In Mesoamerica, for example, they killed victims by cutting out the living heart and feeding it to their god. Child sacrifice was often employed. And while Christians content themselves with dining on make-believe flesh, ancient pagans often ate the real thing.
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« Reply #286 on: August 18, 2008, 09:14:06 AM »

The reason pagan/tribal religions seem to have been less violent than modern theistic ones is because of the centralization of political power which corresponded to the rise of Christianity and Islam.

But, pagan and tribal religions weren't (and aren't) less violent than modern ones. They regularly used human sacrifice, sometimes extremely gruesome. In Mesoamerica, for example, they killed victims by cutting out the living heart and feeding it to their god. Child sacrifice was often employed. And while Christians content themselves with dining on make-believe flesh, ancient pagans often ate the real thing.

And the 'victims' were often very happy to be sacrificed. For most, it was the highest honor they could have obtained in life. Why do you want to take that away from them?
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« Reply #287 on: August 18, 2008, 04:12:24 PM »

Taors, i think thats an honor most people would prefer not to have. There is a very human instinct to live among us all.
Pagans were much more violent then civilized people are today. Take a look at the Gallic Wars for instance. The Gauls were forced out of their lands by Germans and started roaming around the Iberian peninsula before the Romans just went up to them and began massacering them. History is rife with examples of helots being killed by Spartans for sport, and body counts of previous wars in the spear and shield era exceed modern wars.
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« Reply #288 on: August 18, 2008, 04:19:23 PM »

Pagans were much more violent then civilized people are today.

You mean like those civilized Russians during WWII who killed and tortured more folk than the Nazi's? What about them civilized Khmer Rouge who killed folk who wore eye-glasses? Or those civilized Nazi's who had a fantastic road system? Or those civilized Americans who throw folk in jail, steal their money and tortured because they use an herb that is against the law?
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« Reply #289 on: August 18, 2008, 05:16:53 PM »

Pagans were much more violent then civilized people are today.

You mean like those civilized Russians during WWII who killed and tortured more folk than the Nazi's? What about them civilized Khmer Rouge who killed folk who wore eye-glasses? Or those civilized Nazi's who had a fantastic road system? Or those civilized Americans who throw folk in jail, steal their money and tortured because they use an herb that is against the law?


Semantics.
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Re: What is your Religion
« Reply #290 on: August 22, 2008, 03:52:56 AM »

Should i reset the polls yes or no?

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« Reply #291 on: August 22, 2008, 12:56:41 PM »

Should i reset the polls yes or no?

There's no point. You already ruined it.

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« Reply #292 on: August 22, 2008, 01:34:21 PM »

Should i reset the polls yes or no?

There's no point. You already ruined it.



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Re: What is your Religion
« Reply #294 on: August 22, 2008, 07:07:47 PM »

Should i reset the polls yes or no?
There's no point. You already ruined it.

What ya mean? What's wrong with the poll results?

I hadn't noticed till now, but it looks as if the majority of voters are not buying in to any of these religions.
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« Reply #295 on: August 22, 2008, 09:06:59 PM »

Should i reset the polls yes or no?
There's no point. You already ruined it.

What ya mean? What's wrong with the poll results?

I hadn't noticed till now, but it looks as if the majority of voters are not buying in to any of these religions.

No one said anything about the results.
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« Reply #296 on: August 23, 2008, 01:58:36 AM »

added a few more options after most people had voted... so reset would be for people who wanted to pick a different option

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Re: What is your Religion
« Reply #297 on: August 23, 2008, 02:18:56 AM »

Funny, I still cannot change my vote.
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« Reply #298 on: August 23, 2008, 04:04:44 AM »

i haven't reset the polls yet if we get a few more people who want it reset i will reset it

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Re: What is your Religion
« Reply #299 on: August 23, 2008, 04:35:20 AM »

i haven't reset the polls yet if we get a few more people who want it reset i will reset it
I don't think its necessary at all. Maybe one or two people will change their votes and thats it.
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