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|#462 - Aion I'm okay with this||10/08/2012 on Post your results||0|
|#5 - okay, science and religion are two sides of the same damn coin… [+] (15 new replies)||10/07/2012 on Came across this on FB||+1|
#62 - msvegeta (10/08/2012) [-]
Meh, why do we need to know why we are here? What's the value in that? Wouldn't everyone just be happier if there was no inherent meaning to life? Would we not appreciate life more if we knew there was nothing but emptiness afterwords?
I know I'm sort of weird, but science fills my soul enough without all the fluff that's added by the superfluous idea of life having a meaning.
Just thought that would be fun to share.
#15 - keroberios (10/08/2012) [-]
I don't know about you. But I don't need religion to tell me why I'm here or how to live my life. I understand basic social concepts. Treat other people with a basic level of respect and dignity and life just seems to be better. Mostly because everyone you know doesn't hate you.
More wars have been fought over people believing in their own individual gods than anything else, although I will admit it is closely followed by, "I want that hunk of land they're on."
Religion has and always will have two purposes. It is the out people use to justify existing and explining shit we don't understand. Religion is the excuse for shit happening right until science figures it out. "Oh shit, the Gods are angry because there is a storm out. Lightning and thunder, please Gods forgive our sins." Shortly followed by science predicting weather patterns across the world.
Although, after everything is said and done, I will commend you for coming to the conversation with a clean and rational well plotted point. Thank you sir for not benig a butthurt religion/athiest fag.
P.S. And to all the hardcore athiest people who believe in science. If current theories are true, the ones that say there are an infinite amount of universes. Then there are an infinite amount of universes where God exists. Not only that, but there is at least one universe where there is a God that created all of the other universes and everything that ever has and will exist. So, chew on that food for thought for a bit.
#253 - keroberios (10/09/2012) [-]
The theory is that there are an infinite amount of universes with an infinite amount of possibilities. I.E. There being a universe where God created everything, even other universes. There being a universe where there is a dimension traveling Santa Clause with the technology to deliver presents to every kid in every dimension ever. There being a universe where we are all super intelligent dinosaurs typing on holographic keyboards with our awesome claws. The possibilities are literally endless.
#24 - jellybob (10/08/2012) [-]
I see and understand your point sir. Religion itself is not intended to be a social code to be accepted by everyone forcefully, like laws or edicts. It is a far more personal thing. The social elements of religion are mainly on ethical principles. But it goes beyond just not being an asshole. It's also about how to be a good person towards others, to not be a butthurt atheist/religionfag even on the internet where anonymity is rampant. However, there are always those few powerful stupid or malicious people that use religion as justification for war, greed, sexual gratification etc. But people like that are in every social group and it's a shame their often the loudest.
as for your second thought, you have a point. Religion is used to explain what we don't understand sometimes. But that doesn't necessarily disprove the existence of a God.
"why does the sun rise?"
"because God wills it" 200 years later
"why does the sun rise?"
"because of the earth's rotation"
"but why does the earth rotate the way it does?"
"because God wills it"
God may seldom be the first answer in that (or any) list but he will be there at some point.
Have a nice night my friend :)
#23 - thepyras (10/08/2012) [-]
Well, not exactly. You're describing the ancient type of religion, like in ancient Greece, and calling it religion, but that was science to them. That was their explanation for what was happening, regardless of whether it was proven to be incorrect. All science starts with an idea. Today religion is less about explaining the unknowns of the universe and more about giving people a reason to live and a basic guideline for morality, and you can't really argue that moral guidelines don't help. You believe what you believe personally because society has lead you to believe that through one event or another, but in ancient Aztec culture society practiced human sacrifice and I doubt that too many of them didn't accept it as morally ok.
#29 - keroberios (10/08/2012) [-]
Actually I'm just talking about the last 500 years. And with one of the largest religions on the planet. Great scientists that worked on looking into the clockwork of the universe were often persecuted for heresy against God. Hell, even when the argument arose that the Earth revolved around the sun and not vice versa the church denied it for YEARS because they believed God created everything specifically for us. They didn’t understand the basic workings that we teach our children nowadays and call fact. It was simply "Gods great design."
As for the reasons to live and moral guideline. I don't know about you but I get along just fine without having my moral line come into question. I don't need a book/faith/religion to tell me how to act because I use common sense and decide my actions based on my surroundings. I'm also quite content to take the eighty or so years I have on this little blue grain of sand screaming through the universe to enjoy what I have. I have the same reason to live that the animals in the forest to. Simply to exist. I don't need an eternity after I've spent my time here to think of this life as worthwhile. In fact, I think the life I have now becomes even more important because I only get one.
It feels good every once in a while to sit back, look up at the vastness of space and think to myself. "This shit is beautiful." I accept that there are some things out there that we don't understand and I know that I don't need to understand it because it is so far above my head. I don't need to know how we got here or where we're going but I'll be damn proud to go along for the ride and maybe one day I'll luck out and leave some part of me behind for future generations.
That is what I need to appreciate life. Not a book, some kind words of guidance and eternity.
#31 - thepyras (10/08/2012) [-]
500 years ago is still fairly ancient considering those practices have died along with everyone living then. I'm not sure you grasp what I was saying with that second part. You live in a culture that has been largely based upon religious values, and that's why you have the morals that you do. Society has taught you those morals. Your "common sense" is based on what the culture you were brought up in has taught you, and if your culture had taught you human sacrifice, you would believe that.
#36 - keroberios (10/08/2012) [-]
Oh yah, don't get me wrong. I'm pretty sure you're completely right. But the point I'm trying to get across is that we don't need religion to have those morals. You could just as easily leave it at "Be a good person." without the whole "Or you'll burn in hell for all time." part. I don't think that in a modern society that we need the ever present carrot on a stick that religion presents. I'm not saying we need to loose the values that it holds, just the mythology part. I'm all for what religions have taught humanity over the last thousands of years. I don't know about you, but I sure don't need an eternity after this to give me a reason to live now. It is literally the equivalent of your parents going, "Be good and we'll get ice cream after we finish shopping." Just, you know, on a massive scale.
But I'll guarantee you, when I'm old, decrepit and on my death bed I'll be sitting there interested if there is anything after death. After all, you never really know until you've been there. And not the "I was technically dead for 5 minutes" version.
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#178 - anon (10/01/2012) [-]
> Trying to appeal to the Asian market
> Asian theme that Asians see in almost every Asian video game ever made.
No, they're appealing to anyone not in Asia with this expansion.
Asians are far more interested in uncommon things like Wrath(a main theme of death, rebirth, and scourge, frozen wastelands, and the mechanics; all are uncommon in Asia, and in china death is mostly censored) and Cata(harder difficulty(this part was actually suited to Asians during the first quarter), death theme, catastrophes, dragons and demons that stem from non-Asian roots, conflict between sides, and people like trolls, Egyptians, and stone people) then they are in things like MoP.
Culture from Asia thrives with those in America and Europe, as it is uncommon. Culture from the US/Mexico part of NA and countries like France, Great Britain, Egypt, Jamaica, and Scandinavian countries thrive with the Asians to whom it is uncommon.
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#22 - anon (09/28/2012) [-]
altho, it doesn't really feel like bands like AA does it for the creativity of it, they just play what they think the fangirls wants.
#17 - anon (09/27/2012) [-]
this. this is how you handle a disagreement.
#10 - anon (09/27/2012) [-]
Y'all just got theoried.
#35 - anon (09/28/2012) [-]
the fuck did you just say.
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