Are you religious?

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Are you religious?

  1. Practising church going Christian

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  2. Non Church going Christian

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  3. Agnostic

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  4. Atheist

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  5. Seeking truth but not sure

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  6. New age

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  7. Eastern Religion

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  8. Other

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  1. Jul 17, 2019 #81

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    Is that sort of like in Britain some laws today have maritime references ..like being in the dock?
     
  2. Jul 17, 2019 #82

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    Do you believe everything that you read or hear or see for that matter?
     
  3. Jul 17, 2019 #83

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    I think Jesus supported Everton and I'm so sorry that Gunge has been cast into the darkness where there is weeping and gnashing of teeth.

    And no.
    I don't think Barabas was a Liverpool suppporter.
     
  4. Jul 17, 2019 #84

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    An god was not a blue nose, god forbid pmsl
     
  5. Jul 17, 2019 #85

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    Apparently, "In the dock." is more a legal saying than a Naval one. According to the free dictionary it means:

    "On trial, especially in a criminal case. For example, 'The accused stood in the dock through the entire proceeding.'

    This expression employs dock in the sense of "an enclosed place for the defendant in a court of law," a usage dating from the late 1500s, and is used even in American courts where no such enclosure exists."


    However, as this is an American publication (a place where they spell "colour" as "color") I tend to think that we were probably using it as a naval expression well before "the late 1500's"!

    The English language is a mixture from around the world with a lot of references that can be traced back to our naval traditions or colonial activities.

    What we know as "English" is actually a mish-mash of Latin, Greek, French, Indian and many other of the world's languages; all of which was brought over here by invaders or by people who had lived and worked overseas.

    If you care to look at a French > English dictionary you will find many, many words that are spelled the same and mean the same in both languages; however, the pronunciation and grammar of these words is what trips me up!
     
  6. Jul 17, 2019 #86

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    Avay vu cuppa comes to mind, would you like a cup of tea
     
  7. Jul 17, 2019 #87

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    Religion is Santa Clause for grown ups.
     
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  8. Jul 17, 2019 #88

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    OK, apologies for not seeing that before it makes sense now. My way of seeing it is that the religious elite avoided the injured man due to religious laws of impurity while the hated Samaritan who would also obey there religious laws looked more at the spirit of there religious laws than the letter. Just like the pharisees focused on the letter of the mosaic law rather than the spirit and also like how Catholic missionaries focused on not using condoms over not having sex with everything you see.
     
  9. Jul 17, 2019 #89

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    I've gone to vote, and can't see the option for Celtic Reconstructionist Paganism?
     
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    Sounds new age to me or just other.
     
  11. Jul 18, 2019 #91

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    It's not a lie, it's a collection of ancient stories the earliest of which have been passed down in oral tradition until writing became available. Then there's the history of an ancient people, probably embellished , and the development of an idea of "God". I would suggest that the notion of a creator God was a postulate of what passed for "science" in prehistoric times when it was perfectly acceptable to propose a supernatural cause to a phenomenon in the natural order.
    Read Genesis 1 and 2- the first two creation stories- from the point of view that this was the cutting edge of science in the day. Of course science has moved on and will continue to move on.
    Then we have a whole load of wisdom and proverbs etc etc followed by the Jesus event and the foundation of the early church. Not a lie, but the interpretation is questionable.
     
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    Really? You never watched The Matrix? (not suggesting it's real, it just asks the right questions) Never heard of acid and other psychotropic / hallucinogenic substances? How do we know that we experience reality when we apprehend our surroundings?
     
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    Gunge has been cast into the darkness where there is weeping and gnashing of teeth.
    I, for one, will miss him.
     
  14. Jul 18, 2019 #94

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    Enough of this drivel!

    Pray, v. To ask that the laws of the universe be annulled on behalf of a single petitioner, confessedly unworthy.”

    ― Ambrose Bierce, The Unabridged Devil's Dictionary
     
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    "The only difference between a cult and a religion is the amount of real estate it owns." - Frank Zappa
     
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    1 - Joshua ben Joseph
    2 - Aramaic
    3 - 4 Not sure about Mathew but the earliest known example of John is 'the John fragment' dating from the first half of the second century. If you wish you can go and see this on display at the John Rylands Library in Manchester.
    Cheers
     
  17. Jul 18, 2019 #97

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    A cult isn't necessarily a bad thing. A group of people led by one man, like Jesus and his disciples.
     
  18. Jul 18, 2019 #98

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    And the next will be J.C.

    (Jeremy Corbyn) :laugh8:
     
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    Strictly speaking wouldn't Paganism be old age?
     
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    I have never thought at all about John being the "beloved disciple". If I was making any sort of point, it is simply that John, the son of Zebedee, is not feasibly the author of John the gospel, or, for that matter, any of the rest of the John-ite writings.
     
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