Signature discussion: Religion vs life and death

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Signature discussion: Religion vs life and death

Post by Guest » Thu Sep 11, 2014 7:41 pm

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> Thrawn
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> Religion is not the opium of the masses. Daily life is the opium of the masses.
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> True religion, which dares to acknowledge death and challenge the way we live, is an attempt to wake up.


you cannot acknowledge death and challenge without religion... weak mind you are...
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Re: Signature discussion: Religion vs life and death

Post by Thrawn » Thu Sep 11, 2014 8:40 pm

Well, I would say that any belief about what happens after death - including the belief that you simply rot away into worm food, end of story - is a religion. The defining aspect of a religion, in my view, is that it answers the question "What will happen after I die?" Supreme beings appear in many religions, but they are not essential to the concept.

So I stand by the original statement in my signature: religion does not put us to sleep, it makes us think.
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Religion is not the opium of the masses. Daily life is the opium of the masses.

True religion, which dares to acknowledge death and challenge the way we live, is an attempt to wake up.
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