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Take the quiz: "WHAT RELIGION BESTS SUITS YOU?" Average Christian… - don't let the bastards grind you down.
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Take the quiz: "WHAT RELIGION BESTS SUITS YOU?"

Average Christian
You're not going to become a minister anytime soon, but you do your best to live your life in a Christian way. This means that although you probably don't attend church every Sunday, you do your best to follow the Ten Commandments, help the needy and generally be an all around good person. Who needs to follow the entire bible anyways? It was written ages ago, and Christ transmuted it by giving his life.
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swolfe From: swolfe Date: July 18th, 2004 09:22 pm (UTC) (Link)

surprise, surprise...

Take the quiz: "WHAT RELIGION BESTS SUITS YOU?"

Agnostic
You've probably studied loads of different religions, but you're just not sure if any of it is true. Evolution makes some sense to you, but it doesn't satisfy you. Lastly, your personality is one of question, but you won't go out of your way to find -The Truth- It's more of a hobby.
From: 1818_1883 Date: July 18th, 2004 09:35 pm (UTC) (Link)
how can these fucking morons title this quiz "what religion best suits you?" as far as i could tell, that little piece of shit covers a very small portion of the vast spectrum of religion[s]. perhaps the quiz should be called "what form of christianity or its antagonist religions best suits you?" eh, bollocks.
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taumeson From: taumeson Date: July 18th, 2004 09:50 pm (UTC) (Link)
isn't that like, the very definition of a LeVay follower? hedonism and elitism?
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taumeson From: taumeson Date: July 18th, 2004 09:58 pm (UTC) (Link)
but what if that's exactly how deities are supposed to get used? what if salvation, if it exists, has nothing to do with whether you're good or evil, but how much you believe? what if the inherent process of believing elicits a spiritual or physical change that can cause a being to do whatever is necessary to find redemption upon death?
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taumeson From: taumeson Date: July 18th, 2004 10:20 pm (UTC) (Link)
for someone 8 years my junior, you sure know a lot about what happens after you die. i'm not even in disagreement, actually, but the knowitallness is unbecoming.

salvation is a hoax? hmm.. can't argue that. it could be. but, eh, fuck it. and i'm not sure that doing any of this makes me unable to attain any special greatness. it's a matter of luck, mostly. you'll notice that there are plenty of great ones who are religious. in the end, even if i don't get to chill with god, i'm still dead. you can't take it with you, you know. and since i enjoy living a good life, being better than those around me, and having a fantastic kid, well, i already have heaven on earth.

god wasn't created because of some leaders wanting to make the world submit. it's a convenient explanation. it's a way of differentiating humanity from the animals. tens of thousands of years ago the cro-magnons needed to be able to tell the other cro-magnons how they were different from the animals (cause by this point, it was still up for debate), so they created laws and spirituality.

the idea that death has anything to do with spirituality really didn't come about until mankind started settling down and people started living longer. suddenly it wasn't just about survival against the elements, which everybody was trying to do. now it was about that, but also about disease and food and other men. there had to be a reason to live other than "because that's the opposite of death".

my point is that God didnt' come about because of control. it was warped to become that, definitely, even during the days of Ur and Gilgamesh god-kings. but it wasn't created to play on anything.

the power of himself. sure, okay. but how is that the opposite of spirituality and/or religion? and remember, you could get killed by a drunk driver tomorrow. you could get addicted to heroin and become a whore. life's unpredictable like that.
dravenfrost From: dravenfrost Date: July 20th, 2004 11:39 am (UTC) (Link)
Well said overall, but I'm wondering about the "you come back as someone else" thing. Was there supposed to be a "don't" in there somewhere, or are you arguing that god is fabrication to keep the masses in check but reincarnation is a cold hard fact?
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area_man From: area_man Date: July 21st, 2004 07:46 am (UTC) (Link)
Do you resort to sarcasm because you lack faith in your ability to debate the issue seriously?
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area_man From: area_man Date: July 21st, 2004 10:58 am (UTC) (Link)
I haven't begun to criticise your belief structure yet; I don't know enough about it. In your series of posts with Nahan, I was having trouble distiguishing your true beliefs from your sarcasm. As you mentioned, sarcasm doesn't always come across so well in print. So if you'd like to go head to head, just give me a serious rundown of your religious beliefs, I'll take the opposing view, and we can have a good old fashioned online chautauqua.
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area_man From: area_man Date: July 21st, 2004 11:56 am (UTC) (Link)
Oh come now--half the fun of debating semi-intelligent people is learning new things from them. I'm sure you know libraries of things I do not. I'd even bet you're smarter than I am, which, sadly, doesn't say much. Nevertheless, I look forward to learning from you.

I'd be willing to host this chautauqua in my lj, but we should give it a name first. How does Chautauqua Honoring Religiously Issuable Statements and Thoughts (or CHRIST for short) sound? Or, if you would rather host, we could call it Kinky_turtle's Religiously Issuable Statements and Thoughts (or KRIST for short).
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area_man From: area_man Date: July 21st, 2004 12:21 pm (UTC) (Link)
*bows* Thank you. It took about 5 minutes with a dictionary and a thesaurus. I'll start things off in my lj. I'm in work at the moment, so I may not post until tonight--late tonight (I have to attend a Kerry/Edwards party in the city).

I think we should make this an interesting debate by taking our time to think out thoughtful responses. That will also give my slow brain time to form coherent sentences with actual points to them. Sound good to you?
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area_man From: area_man Date: July 21st, 2004 01:25 pm (UTC) (Link)
it has begun...see my lj for details.
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thewretchedpoet From: thewretchedpoet Date: July 19th, 2004 05:12 am (UTC) (Link)

Such a big surprise, this.

BUT, Agnostic came in at a close second! And I even had one Modern Satanist answer.

So I'm a harmless vegetarian fluff bunny with a thinking woman's hard core satanist edge. Rawk.

Take the quiz: "WHAT RELIGION BESTS SUITS YOU?"

New Aged/Wiccan
An it harm none, do as ye will. You are a fluffy bunny. You wouldn't harm a fly. Actually, you might demonstrate to SAVE the flies! Than again, you're probably busy casing love spells, using a psychic talent, being a Vegetarian or trying to save the Rainforests. Either way, you're harmless.
taumeson From: taumeson Date: July 19th, 2004 03:56 pm (UTC) (Link)

Re: Such a big surprise, this.

so how many times did you take this?

and man, i can totally see how you got some satanist. i know too much about you, i think.

i'm collecting all your pregnancy photos. good stuff. get racier! :)
thewretchedpoet From: thewretchedpoet Date: July 20th, 2004 04:02 am (UTC) (Link)

Re: Such a big surprise, this.

I only took it once. See, I really fit the whole Wicca/New Age mold, but I avoid it precisely because it *is* a mold. I would love to be all witchy-girl, but it's too trendy at the moment. ;-)

I was surprised I didn't get more satanist. I'm a lot more evil than people think. But apparently I can't fool you. ;-P

Racier? Hm. Maybe when that whole "glow" thing kicks in. :-)
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thewretchedpoet From: thewretchedpoet Date: July 19th, 2004 03:20 pm (UTC) (Link)
While I admit it was a bit snarky, I couldn't help but giggle every time I saw "Praise Jesus! :cries: Holy is the Lamb!"

Because, seriously, that describes the language capacity and emotional mappage of approximately one quarter of my hometown.
awesomefemme From: awesomefemme Date: July 19th, 2004 08:13 pm (UTC) (Link)

Hhhmmm, I don't fit anywhere. NO surprise there.

Take the quiz: "WHAT RELIGION BESTS SUITS YOU?"

Category Unknown
You don't fit into any of the above categories, so perhaps before you get angry or confused, check what other religion(s) you scored the highest on. For example, you might be a Christian-Pagan, or a Discordian-Wiccan. Just use a bit of logic. However, according to this test, you're simply 100% YOU. You don't fit into any of the world's boxes.
area_man From: area_man Date: July 21st, 2004 07:56 am (UTC) (Link)
Dude, next time you post a quiz on such a controversial topic, please make sure it has been statistically validated and normed. Hail Satan!
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taumeson From: taumeson Date: July 21st, 2004 10:53 am (UTC) (Link)
hahaha. no, he's just a comedian. no, really. this is the bathroom guy.
area_man From: area_man Date: July 21st, 2004 11:40 am (UTC) (Link)
I'm not a comedian. I'm just comic and slightly tragic. But for the purposes of my debate with kinky_turtle, I'm willing to put on a solemn mask.
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