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18-05-2013, 03:27 PM
RE: I'm not religious but...
Relationship:
1 : the state of being related or interrelated <studied the relationship between the variables>
2
: the relation connecting or binding participants in a relationship: as
a : kinship
b : a specific instance or type of kinship
3
a : a state of affairs existing between those having relations or dealings <had a good relationship with his family>
b : a romantic or passionate attachment

Religion:
1a : the state of a religious <a nun in her 20th year of religion>
b (1) : the service and worship of God or the supernatural (2) : commitment or devotion to religious faith or observance
2
: a personal set or institutionalized system of religious attitudes, beliefs, and practices
3
archaic : scrupulous conformity : conscientiousness
4
: a cause, principle, or system of beliefs held to with ardor and faith

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18-05-2013, 03:29 PM (This post was last modified: 18-05-2013 03:32 PM by fstratzero.)
RE: I'm not religious but...
(18-05-2013 03:27 PM)fstratzero Wrote:  Relationship:
1 : the state of being related or interrelated <studied the relationship between the variables>
2
: the relation connecting or binding participants in a relationship: as
a : kinship
b : a specific instance or type of kinship
3
a : a state of affairs existing between those having relations or dealings <had a good relationship with his family>
b : a romantic or passionate attachment

Religion:
1a : the state of a religious <a nun in her 20th year of religion>
b (1) : the service and worship of God or the supernatural (2) : commitment or devotion to religious faith or observance
2
: a personal set or institutionalized system of religious attitudes, beliefs, and practices
3
archaic : scrupulous conformity : conscientiousness
4
: a cause, principle, or system of beliefs held to with ardor and faith

The problem is once you have this relationship, is that it allows you to worship god. Which means by definition, you have a religion.

The only way to separate the two is to leave out the worship.

After all in a real relationship you don't worship your family members, friends, or significant others. You treat them as equals.

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18-05-2013, 09:26 PM
RE: I'm not religious but...
(18-05-2013 03:29 PM)fstratzero Wrote:  
(18-05-2013 03:27 PM)fstratzero Wrote:  Relationship:
1 : the state of being related or interrelated <studied the relationship between the variables>
2
: the relation connecting or binding participants in a relationship: as
a : kinship
b : a specific instance or type of kinship
3
a : a state of affairs existing between those having relations or dealings <had a good relationship with his family>
b : a romantic or passionate attachment

Religion:
1a : the state of a religious <a nun in her 20th year of religion>
b (1) : the service and worship of God or the supernatural (2) : commitment or devotion to religious faith or observance
2
: a personal set or institutionalized system of religious attitudes, beliefs, and practices
3
archaic : scrupulous conformity : conscientiousness
4
: a cause, principle, or system of beliefs held to with ardor and faith

The problem is once you have this relationship, is that it allows you to worship god. Which means by definition, you have a religion.

The only way to separate the two is to leave out the worship.

After all in a real relationship you don't worship your family members, friends, or significant others. You treat them as equals.

I completely agree. They believe that sprinkling "gold dust" on ones crotch will heal them of infertility, and they are the ones that believe that when a birds feather falls from the ceiling that it is really an angels feather. If that is not religion then I do not know what is.

Nobody really knows where all this shit came from. But I think I'd rather trust the dudes in lab coats who aren't demanding I get up early every Sunday to overdress and apologize for being human.
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