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Old 07-06-2012, 08:49 AM   #81
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Well actually for a certain group of people, anything in the Bible like above is questioned, and scrutinized to the nth degree, while everything else written back then gets a pass.

Right. Which is crazy.
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Old 07-06-2012, 10:46 AM   #83
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Who said everything else gets a pass?
And what is 'everything else' in reference to? The Bible is making some fairly heavy claims, to say the least, and is used by many in attempts to influence daily life still today. Why wouldn't it receive more scrutiny than other writings of the time?
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Who said everything else gets a pass?
Yeah, Im still not convinced by this whole "gravity" thing...
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Multi-quote feels left out of this conversation.
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i agree too!

what i love about contemporary religions like Mormonism and Scientology is how much they remind us about the shaky foundations of all religions. it's *all* really hokey stuff. reading ancient tablets with magic glasses is only weirder than turning water into wine because of the veil of history. a story detailing how Xenu of the Galactic Confederacy murdered his people with hydrogen bombs near volcanoes is really no more or less realistic than a petty, spiteful, jealous god creating the world in 7 days and creating a woman out of a man's rib. it serves as a good reminder to all of us to be much more humble and self-aware when making claims about the supernatural because we're all on shaky ground. let's be non-literal, and inclusive, and most of all know how little we actually know.

amirite IH?
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I'll echo that .

(I've been spending way too much time on other websites. I wanted to click "like" on Irvine's post .)
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i agree too!

what i love about contemporary religions like Mormonism and Scientology is how much they remind us about the shaky foundations of all religions. it's *all* really hokey stuff. reading ancient tablets with magic glasses is only weirder than turning water into wine because of the veil of history. a story detailing how Xenu of the Galactic Confederacy murdered his people with hydrogen bombs near volcanoes is really no more or less realistic than a petty, spiteful, jealous god creating the world in 7 days and creating a woman out of a man's rib. it serves as a good reminder to all of us to be much more humble and self-aware when making claims about the supernatural because we're all on shaky ground. let's be non-literal, and inclusive, and most of all know how little we actually know.

amirite IH?
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I saw a t-shirt once that said:

Cult: A small, unpopular religion.
Religion: A large, popular cult
Enjoy this cool weather, because I hear the fires of hell are much hotter
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Where'd you hear that, steved?
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Where'd you hear that, steved?
I think it's from the Borgias or one of those shows
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I think I actually enjoyed that answer. Keep up the good work
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You're right, in a way. Fox News would have hated him, called him a hippie socialist occupy wall streeter.
"The other day, I had these Jehovah's Witnesses come round to my house, and they tried to convince me that the Pope was the Devil's representative on Earth. So I told them that Jesus was the world's first communist. So they left. They were genuinely enraged."

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i agree too!

what i love about contemporary religions like Mormonism and Scientology is how much they remind us about the shaky foundations of all religions. it's *all* really hokey stuff. reading ancient tablets with magic glasses is only weirder than turning water into wine because of the veil of history. a story detailing how Xenu of the Galactic Confederacy murdered his people with hydrogen bombs near volcanoes is really no more or less realistic than a petty, spiteful, jealous god creating the world in 7 days and creating a woman out of a man's rib. it serves as a good reminder to all of us to be much more humble and self-aware when making claims about the supernatural because we're all on shaky ground. let's be non-literal, and inclusive, and most of all know how little we actually know.

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Press play>>>>
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I'm reading Andrew Morton's book about Tom Cruise. All the content in it about Scientology, that is some scary ass stuff. If even half or 1/3 of it is true.

I wonder what would happen to the COS if Tom Cruise actually left, or maybe I should say tried to leave (honestly don't think he could even if he wanted to). Morton always refers to the COS as a cult in the book, and he certainly backs it up.
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