If you had to pick a religion, what would it be?
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16-09-2012, 07:12 AM
RE: If you had to pick a religion, what would it be?
(16-09-2012 06:35 AM)Vosur Wrote:  
(16-09-2012 04:20 AM)morondog Wrote:  Besides which I was more interested in riffing off your "without a doubt"...
I thought that was a common phrase in English to express that you're certain about making a specific choice. Consider

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Did you find it in your 20000 page textbook of "How to understand crazy English people" ?

Your usage was correct, without a doubt.
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16-09-2012, 07:20 AM
RE: If you had to pick a religion, what would it be?
D. None of the above.

Seriously, if it involves dualism or disembodied spirits, I'm not interested.

However, if you mean 'had to' as in 'we are going to burn you at the stake if you don't profess', then I'll say any damn empty profession of belief demanded (with my fingers crossed).


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16-09-2012, 10:32 AM
RE: If you had to pick a religion, what would it be?
I did find that religion in Chronicles of Riddick to be interesting.
In order to get to the underverse, you had to have your mind altered and in effect making you a zombie like minion that does whatever it's told.

Oh wait - damn it - That's Christianity
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16-09-2012, 10:35 AM
If you had to pick a religion, what would it be?
Dudeism. Drinking Beverage

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16-09-2012, 10:50 AM
RE: If you had to pick a religion, what would it be?
Buddhism for me.

Bury me with my guns on, so when I reach the other side - I can show him what it feels like to die.
Bury me with my guns on, so when I'm cast out of the sky, I can shoot the devil right between the eyes.
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16-09-2012, 12:29 PM
RE: If you had to pick a religion, what would it be?
(16-09-2012 10:35 AM)Erxomai Wrote:  Dudeism. Drinking Beverage

I'm actually a registered minister of Dudeism. I have the certificate and everything. Bathrobes, man. Bathrobes. You should join the Church of Latterday Dude right now.

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17-09-2012, 11:04 AM
RE: If you had to pick a religion, what would it be?
Define "had to"?

I can't imagine any situation in which I will ever "have to" pick a religion.

Further, if someone is holding a gun to my head telling me to join a religion, I'm pretty sure they would be telling me to join THEIR religion. After all, who holds a gun to anyone's head, literally or figuratively, to insist that they do something that the gun holder doesn't believe in?

Ironically, the only religions I know of that would be even tolerable to me are so peaceful that those guys won't be holding guns to anyone's heads, while the only religions that might enforce membership at gunpoint (or that have historically done exactly that, though usually at swordpoint), are exactly the same religions I fond most intolerable (note that I didn't say intolerant, which is quite different but oddly also true).

So, I'd probably list, in order, Baha'i, Buddhism, Jainism as my top three, but I also have to admit that I have only a bare minimum of information about those, so I can't say for certain - but if someone literally had a gun to my head and forced me on the spot, it would be Baha'i.

Wait, does Objectivism count? Ayn Rand was crazy, but some of the core beliefs of her philosophy are interesting enough, even if the cult of rabid adherents are batshit.

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17-09-2012, 11:49 AM
RE: If you had to pick a religion, what would it be?
Christianity.
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17-09-2012, 12:07 PM
RE: If you had to pick a religion, what would it be?
(17-09-2012 11:49 AM)xLegendofLink096x Wrote:  Christianity.
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17-09-2012, 01:04 PM
RE: If you had to pick a religion, what would it be?
(15-09-2012 11:15 PM)runallday4 Wrote:  I'm just wondering, what religions you guys think at least make a little sense, or aren't screwed up enough that you would choose to believe in them if you had to.

Personally, I think I would pick Buddhism.
If I had too... Weeping

I'd probably go on an all out campaign to convince anyone necessary (including myself) that atheism is a religion. Angel

Thank God goodness I don't really have to. Smile

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