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Re: Libertarianism and Religion
« Reply #210 on: February 28, 2009, 08:20:07 PM »

Yes, it is.  That doesn't mean that coping is itself spirituality.
I didn't say it was.

Yes you did:
Spirituality is the way we cope with things we can not otherwise explain.


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What do you mean by "political" in this context? 
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As practiced by the Rs & Ds and religions, politics is the art of dividing and controlling people of minimally dissimilar interests.

What about religions which don't divide or control people? 
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« Reply #211 on: February 28, 2009, 11:01:32 PM »

Yes, it is.  That doesn't mean that coping is itself spirituality.
I didn't say it was.

Yes you did:
Spirituality is the way we cope with things we can not otherwise explain.
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I understand your confusion...I'm not sure if I can adequately explain the difference, but I'll give it a whirl...

Spirituality is not coping, spirituality is a tool for coping.

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What about religions which don't divide or control people? 

I've never heard of one...
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Re: Libertarianism and Religion
« Reply #212 on: February 28, 2009, 11:44:03 PM »

It occurs to me that patriotism is a lot like a religion.

My country is the greatest! My religion is right and everyone else's is wrong.
Why? Because I was born there. Because my parents were __________ << fill in the blank with religion of choice

Don't say anything bad about the founders.

The Constitution/Bible is infallible.

etc. damn sheeple
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Re: Libertarianism and Religion
« Reply #213 on: March 01, 2009, 01:07:53 AM »

Read my sig.
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Re: Libertarianism and Religion
« Reply #214 on: March 05, 2009, 10:37:01 PM »

The Religion 101 final exam: http://www.ebonmusings.org/atheism/guestessays/religion101.html

Some people here will get a good chuckle out of this, I think....
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« Reply #215 on: March 05, 2009, 11:21:51 PM »

#5 was pretty funny.
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« Reply #216 on: March 06, 2009, 12:11:32 AM »

Rillion, very funny.
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Re: Libertarianism and Religion
« Reply #217 on: March 06, 2009, 01:27:56 AM »

The Religion 101 final exam: http://www.ebonmusings.org/atheism/guestessays/religion101.html

Some people here will get a good chuckle out of this, I think....

So, so, so great! +2
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Re: Libertarianism and Religion
« Reply #218 on: March 06, 2009, 08:50:57 AM »

Very funny!
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« Reply #219 on: March 06, 2009, 12:52:46 PM »

I thought the exam was gonna be this test I found a few years ago...
http://vanallens.com/exchristian/bible_quiz.htm
It was part of what I used to influence my mom when the Jehovah's Witnesses started frequenting her. My goal was to get her to see that atheism was the only logical choice. She died still believing in God, Jesus and the Bible but at least I helped fend off the Witnesses. Frankly though, I like the one posted by Rillion better assuming the person has a pretty good Bible education. Otherwise the sarcasm and the very point of many of the questions would be lost on them.
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« Reply #220 on: March 16, 2009, 02:19:34 AM »

I like how a caller (Lue) bickered with Mark about going from rationalism to pantheism. 
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« Reply #221 on: March 16, 2009, 08:56:26 PM »

I like how a caller (Lue) bickered with Mark about going from rationalism to pantheism. 

I laughed out loud when he brought that up too.  For anybody that missed it, I posted it below.

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« Reply #222 on: April 17, 2009, 02:08:14 AM »

I like how a caller (Lue) bickered with Mark about going from rationalism to pantheism. 

I laughed out loud when he brought that up too.  For anybody that missed it, I posted it below.

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Re: Libertarianism and Religion
« Reply #223 on: June 23, 2009, 11:06:25 PM »

No Gods, No Masters, on Earth or in Heaven! Religion is metaphysical statism, and should be rejected by anti-statists (anarchists and libertarians) as such.

Dylboz,

Metaphysical statism.. hmmm. Where are you deriving this "should" from? By what authority?
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« Reply #224 on: June 24, 2009, 09:01:44 AM »

Metaphysical statism.. hmmm. Where are you deriving this "should" from? By what authority?

So many people don't seem to understand just how corrupting that word "should" is.

It's so easy to say what other people "should" do. So very easy.
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