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  • #16
    Originally posted by seer View Post
    The teachings of Christ and the New Testament in general. We are Christian after all...
    That does not explain why you believe in cosmic Dualism.


    Originally posted by seer View Post
    It wasn't just Wicca, it was also magic, channelling, shamanism etc... The point is all peoples have beliefs that are out of the ordinary. Your country included. So why pick on the US again?
    You will find that many places have someone who can offer their services to realign your chakras or adjust your aura [and for a price]. It's mostly harmless and parts the gullible and credulous from their cash. Not dissimilar from conventional religion, really is it?

    Shamanism has a very long history in human societies. The shaman acts as an intermediary between the spirit world and the mundane. Where do you imagine the priesthood [in all its various manifestations] has its origins?
    "Religion is regarded by the common people as true, by the wise as false, and by the rulers as useful" Attrib. Seneca 4 BCE - 65 CE

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    • #17
      Originally posted by seer View Post
      What is "unreason?"
      The opposite of reason. Rational versus irrational.
      "Religion is regarded by the common people as true, by the wise as false, and by the rulers as useful" Attrib. Seneca 4 BCE - 65 CE

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      • #18
        Originally posted by Ronson View Post
        So if I created a negative thread every day about "some" Germans, it wouldn't be an indication of anti-German sentiment?
        No of course it would not. Why would you think so?
        "Religion is regarded by the common people as true, by the wise as false, and by the rulers as useful" Attrib. Seneca 4 BCE - 65 CE

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        • #19
          Originally posted by Hypatia_Alexandria View Post
          You will find that many places have someone who can offer their services to realign your chakras or adjust your aura [and for a price]. It's mostly harmless and parts the gullible and credulous from their cash. Not dissimilar from conventional religion, really is it?

          Shamanism has a very long history in human societies. The shaman acts as an intermediary between the spirit world and the mundane. Where do you imagine the priesthood [in all its various manifestations] has its origins?
          That didn't answer his question, did it?

          The point is all peoples have beliefs that are out of the ordinary. Your country included. So why pick on the US again?

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          • #20
            Originally posted by Hypatia_Alexandria View Post
            That does not explain why you believe in cosmic Dualism.
            I don't believe in cosmic Dualism, if by dualism you mean two opposite and equal forces.


            You will find that many places have someone who can offer their services to realign your chakras or adjust your aura [and for a price]. It's mostly harmless and parts the gullible and credulous from their cash. Not dissimilar from conventional religion, really is it?

            Shamanism has a very long history in human societies. The shaman acts as an intermediary between the spirit world and the mundane. Where do you imagine the priesthood [in all its various manifestations] has its origins?
            Again, why are you again attacking Americans when you can find such non-materialistic beliefs worldwide, and in your own country?
            Atheism is the cult of death, the death of hope. The universe is doomed, you are doomed, the only thing that remains is to await your execution...

            https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Jbnueb2OI4o&t=3s

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            • #21
              Originally posted by CivilDiscourse View Post
              That didn't answer his question, did it?

              The point is all peoples have beliefs that are out of the ordinary. Your country included. So why pick on the US again?
              Because this Civics board is fixated on the USA. I have just trawled back five pages and apart from three threads [Kim Jong Un and pet food; Israel and the UAE; Illegal immigrants being housed in UK] every thread is about some aspect of the USA.

              I did post two threads on European events some time ago. One on events in Belarus [it garnered 7 replies]. I posted another on the anniversary of Srebenica and that got 38 replies.
              "Religion is regarded by the common people as true, by the wise as false, and by the rulers as useful" Attrib. Seneca 4 BCE - 65 CE

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              • #22
                Originally posted by seer View Post
                I don't believe in cosmic Dualism, if by dualism you mean two opposite and equal forces.
                You seem to, darkness and light. If God is in control sit back and enjoy the ride and do not worry.




                Originally posted by seer View Post
                Again, why are you again attacking Americans when you can find such non-materialistic beliefs worldwide, and in your own country?
                See my reply to CivilDiscourse above this.
                "Religion is regarded by the common people as true, by the wise as false, and by the rulers as useful" Attrib. Seneca 4 BCE - 65 CE

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                • #23
                  Originally posted by Hypatia_Alexandria View Post
                  No of course it would not. Why would you think so?
                  Someone is in denial.

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                  • #24
                    Originally posted by Hypatia_Alexandria View Post
                    The opposite of reason. Rational versus irrational.
                    What law of logic does believing in God or a spiritual world violate? Be specific please.
                    Atheism is the cult of death, the death of hope. The universe is doomed, you are doomed, the only thing that remains is to await your execution...

                    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Jbnueb2OI4o&t=3s

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                    • #25
                      Originally posted by Hypatia_Alexandria View Post
                      You seem to, darkness and light. If God is in control sit back and enjoy the ride and do not worry.
                      They are not equal forces. And yes God is sovereign, but He has also endowed us with moral agency. So we don't just sit back.

                      See my reply to CivilDiscourse above this.

                      I did post two threads on European events some time ago. One on events in Belarus [it garnered 7 replies]. I posted another on the anniversary of Srebenica and that got 38 replies.
                      So you basically attack America more because you get more attention. Got it...
                      Atheism is the cult of death, the death of hope. The universe is doomed, you are doomed, the only thing that remains is to await your execution...

                      https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Jbnueb2OI4o&t=3s

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                      • #26
                        Originally posted by Ronson View Post
                        Someone is in denial.
                        No that is your interpretation. You are as free to post threads about wacky Germans as I am about wacky Americans.
                        "Religion is regarded by the common people as true, by the wise as false, and by the rulers as useful" Attrib. Seneca 4 BCE - 65 CE

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                        • #27
                          Originally posted by seer View Post
                          What law of logic does believing in God or a spiritual world violate? Be specific please.
                          What law of logic supports believing in the supernatural? Please be specific. You believe in these forces therefore I assume you have some logical basis for your beliefs.
                          "Religion is regarded by the common people as true, by the wise as false, and by the rulers as useful" Attrib. Seneca 4 BCE - 65 CE

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                          • #28
                            Originally posted by seer View Post
                            They are not equal forces. And yes God is sovereign, but He has also endowed us with moral agency. So we don't just sit back.
                            Light/good/justice always prevails. It is the basis of every folk tale I can think of. Your belief therefore holds that your side will win. Wherein lies the problem?

                            Why do you need to be your deity's law enforcement agents? Can this deity not do that for itself?

                            Originally posted by seer View Post

                            So you basically attack America more because you get more attention. Got it...
                            There is a saying, if you cannot beat them, join them. It is also good to hold up the mirror to smug complacency.
                            "Religion is regarded by the common people as true, by the wise as false, and by the rulers as useful" Attrib. Seneca 4 BCE - 65 CE

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                            • #29
                              Originally posted by Hypatia_Alexandria View Post
                              No that is your interpretation. You are as free to post threads about wacky Germans as I am about wacky Americans.
                              It's not about the action, it's about the motivation.

                              What is your motivation to continually seek out and denigrate "some" Americans? And some/all Christians?

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                              • #30
                                I believe in drinking blood, eating flesh, and dead people coming back to life.
                                "Neighbor, how long has it been since you’ve had a big, thick, steaming bowl of Wolf Brand Chili?”

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