Is religion totalitarian and slightly ignorant?

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    Apr 16, 2012 7:36 PM GMT
    Perhaps it's just me being cynical, but, after reading the bible...doesn't God come across as bossy, jealous, power-hungry and totalitarian even in the sections without torture, stoning, murder, abuse and rape?

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    Apr 16, 2012 7:45 PM GMT
    The Bible is written by men.
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    Apr 16, 2012 7:46 PM GMT
    jack228 saidThe Bible is written by men.


    I love this comment too much...icon_biggrin.gif
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    Apr 16, 2012 7:48 PM GMT
    wow, what a new and interesting topic that has never been discussed before!!!!


    can't wait til it gets to like 10+ pages....so i can ignore it
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    Apr 16, 2012 7:52 PM GMT
    Import saidwow, what a new and interesting topic that has never been discussed before!!!!


    can't wait til it gets to like 10+ pages....so i can ignore it

    LOL...
    most religious topics on here are about anti-homosexuality and how the old testament is borderline disturbing in its casual depiction of violence and rape, I'm talking about how God could be considered like Big Brother in George Orwell's 1984...
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    Apr 16, 2012 7:53 PM GMT
    Awesome, this thread again.

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    Apr 16, 2012 7:57 PM GMT
    Larkin saidAwesome, this thread again.

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    Well that's patronising. But if you want me to, I will.
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    Apr 16, 2012 7:58 PM GMT
    Import saidwow, what a new and interesting topic that has never been discussed before!!!!


    can't wait til it gets to like 10+ pages....so i can ignore it


    You need to wait 10 pages before ignoring a thread?
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    Apr 16, 2012 8:18 PM GMT
    deeley1 said
    jack228 saidThe Bible is written by men.


    I love this comment too much...icon_biggrin.gif


    I think this as well - and I'm Christian.

    -Doug

    The bible was written by people that knew the Earth was flat, knew that it was demons in your head (no such thing as a mental illness), knew that it took gallons of sperm to make a girl preggers (and women were barren, no such thing as low sperm counts) and there's lots more. Taken in context there is a lot beauty and great truth in the book, but also lots of projecting all-too-human emotional traits and limitations on God.
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    Apr 16, 2012 8:25 PM GMT
    Larkin saidAwesome, this thread again.

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    ROFL so true, straight from their college ethics and philosophy classes right to the Post New Topic button icon_lol.gif
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    Apr 16, 2012 8:25 PM GMT
    Religion ..... A Spiritual Cuntry Club where practitioners repeat ad nauseum

    My Diety can beat Your Diety anytime it wants to
    And to prove it people here on earth go to war Maine and kill each other
    And do heinous things in the name of that Deity


    That is religion in a nutshell
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    Apr 16, 2012 8:39 PM GMT
    deeley1 said
    Import saidwow, what a new and interesting topic that has never been discussed before!!!!


    can't wait til it gets to like 10+ pages....so i can ignore it

    LOL...
    most religious topics on here are about anti-homosexuality and how the old testament is borderline disturbing in its casual depiction of violence and rape, I'm talking about how God could be considered like Big Brother in George Orwell's 1984...
    I just watched 1984 for the first time a couple months ago.
    Big brother was much nicer than God. Big brother did the killing himself and never made his "followers" do it for him.
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    Apr 17, 2012 12:59 AM GMT
    basically:
    Old Testament = Obey G_D
    New Testament = Do unto others....
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    Apr 17, 2012 6:17 AM GMT
    Ariodante said
    Larkin saidAwesome, this thread again.

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    ROFL so true, straight from their college ethics and philosophy classes right to the Post New Topic button icon_lol.gif


    I never took those classes, I read the bible myself. My bible has lots of sticky-notes and annotations all over it revealing contradictions, subtext...etc...
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    Apr 17, 2012 6:19 AM GMT
    paulflexes said
    deeley1 said
    Import saidwow, what a new and interesting topic that has never been discussed before!!!!


    can't wait til it gets to like 10+ pages....so i can ignore it

    LOL...
    most religious topics on here are about anti-homosexuality and how the old testament is borderline disturbing in its casual depiction of violence and rape, I'm talking about how God could be considered like Big Brother in George Orwell's 1984...
    I just watched 1984 for the first time a couple months ago.
    Big brother was much nicer than God. Big brother did the killing himself and never made his "followers" do it for him.


    Was that the John Hurt film...the one actually made in 1984 (and not the crappy 60s version)...haha, that film's awesome.

    Book's really disturbing/depressing though, had me trembling with fear and utter disgust by the end.
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    Apr 17, 2012 2:08 PM GMT
    deeley1 said
    Ariodante said
    Larkin saidAwesome, this thread again.

    18708117.jpg

    ROFL so true, straight from their college ethics and philosophy classes right to the Post New Topic button icon_lol.gif


    I never took those classes, I read the bible myself. My bible has lots of sticky-notes and annotations all over it revealing contradictions, subtext...etc...


    By the time I was 19, I'd read the old testament and skimmed the new, I'd attended Hebrew school from ages 8 or 9 through 13, Tuedays Thursdays after regular school plus Sunday classes, Saturday services and many Fri night services as well. I'd nearly been kicked out of Hebrew school, my own Bar Mitzvah threatened by the temple cantor, due to my adamant criticism of their texts & theories. I'd been a lucid dreamer for about 15 years at least and was studying translations of original eastern texts trying to figure all that out as there wasn't much western info on the subject published yet. I was also in the throws of what then was described by others as astral projection and out of body experiences though which I'd then incorporate into my dream yoga practices when I later learned the term and appropriate--to my thinking--context for all that.

    So not to be arrogant or anything, but in regard to what most people consider spirituality, I'd both experienced and considered significantly more than the fucking rabbi by the time I was 19.

    Good for the OP to learn to think for himself early in life. Let not the cynicism of others distract you from your skepticism. Question everything, especially yourself.
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    Apr 17, 2012 2:10 PM GMT
    deeley1 said
    paulflexes said
    deeley1 said
    Import saidwow, what a new and interesting topic that has never been discussed before!!!!


    can't wait til it gets to like 10+ pages....so i can ignore it

    LOL...
    most religious topics on here are about anti-homosexuality and how the old testament is borderline disturbing in its casual depiction of violence and rape, I'm talking about how God could be considered like Big Brother in George Orwell's 1984...
    I just watched 1984 for the first time a couple months ago.
    Big brother was much nicer than God. Big brother did the killing himself and never made his "followers" do it for him.


    Was that the John Hurt film...the one actually made in 1984 (and not the crappy 60s version)...haha, that film's awesome.

    Book's really disturbing/depressing though, had me trembling with fear and utter disgust by the end.
    I don't know which one it was...looked original by the low quality video and terrible acting. I got bored less than halfway through and turned it off. icon_lol.gif
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    Apr 17, 2012 2:16 PM GMT
    The BuyBull was written by over FOURTY different MEN. Men who didn't know about indoor plumbing, and yet they knew what happens after death. Anyone who can read this book and take it literally shouldn't be allowed near sharp objects. icon_rolleyes.gif