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    May 07, 2008 11:17 PM GMT
    I got this idea from only reading the title of Swimbikerun's post 'Religion a figment of human imagination'. Sure we either worship, question, doubt, deny or are indifferent to the idea of a god entities, in one form or another, but the omnipotent beings aside is it possible that we are making a religion out of everyday tasks.

    Laugh if you must, but it came to mind while I watching PBS the other. The show had nothing to do with it, but the fact that I'm devoted to a few select shows and know everything about the characters, storylines, plot developements, and watch them 'religiously' (yeah it sounds puny :S )

    Are we devote couch potatoes, weightlifters, music/movie/celebrity idol 'worshipers'? Not quite in the literal sense like openly praying and tithing and all that, but could it be that myspace is like my god, I'm a devote worshiper of Chef Gordon Ramsey?

    It all sounds stupid crazy, and I'm sure this won't get far, but it's kinda funny if you get where I'm coming from... but if not, nevermind.
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    May 07, 2008 11:37 PM GMT
    No you make a good point, human beings (even those that are secular) have a tendency to idolize, worship, or become emotionally involved in something, whether it be a sports team (ever seen an English soccer fan cheering their team?), a celebrity or a hobby.

    For me it is hobbies and even characters from literature that I can relate to, as well as music (especially Classical). Everytime I hear the beginning of Schubert's "Unfinished Symphony" I think "where did that come from, maybe there is a God".

    BTW your forum topic did not have a title, so I had to do a bit of sleuthing through your profile, to get into it to read.