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#21 14 years ago

Some of your followers might get you wrong and conclude that God doesn't really care if he doesn't punish. Especially people who don't think too much might come to this conclusion :) Of course they will fanatically believe in their interpretation of your God and start doing what they want. People can do crazy things if they think God is on their side, society or law isn't such an obstacle if you are on a mission from God, you see? If they think that doing whatever they want is a natural state which God doesn't mind then they won't listen to a government which most likely believes in another kind of God.

Ok, maybe I am really focussing too much on the negative aspect, but this is because of my own viewpoint of religion; religion was the cause for many good and bad actions in history of mankind, I think it was/is like this in every religion because they were eventually created by a mortal who had in fact no direct line to any kind of God. IMHO, if there is a God it would be no good to try to descripe him/her because, like it or not, no form of a God made by a human is perfect or can't be abused in some way or another. This is why I don't like patchwork-religions very much :) Some people wonder how a person can live without faith in something supernatural, but it is easy to find some kind of replacement, like the will to work on yourself to become a better person, or to be a good husband or whatever. Enough ideals to keep you busy without running the risk of supporting something that might be used later on in a slightly changed version to kill thousands of people in some kind of crusade.




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#22 14 years ago
Some of your followers might get you wrong and conclude that God doesn't really care if he doesn't punish.

Who will follow an 18 year old coming up with his own religion for his own reason. What will make this religion better then others?




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#23 14 years ago
Cataphract Humans are basically good, having been created by God. There is no such thing as evil, for God did not create evil. Nor does Satan exist. Nor does Hell exist. God wishes for all people to follow his/her will. Thus it is most important to love God and to do good deeds. Doing bad deeds does not condemn one to Hell (which doesn't exist), no matter how bad the deeds. There are two conceivable states after you die: either everyone receives eternal death or everyone receives eternal life. No one knows which fate humans are destined for, but it is never determined by the goodness of one's deeds.

so, 'god' didn't create evil. right? well can't 'bad' things be cosidered evil? if 'god' didn't create evil how can people do bad deeds?




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#24 14 years ago

Some of your followers might get you wrong and conclude that God doesn't really care if he doesn't punish. Especially people who don't think too much might come to this conclusion :) Lol, the only people that would even understand why God would not create a place called "Hell" used for eternal damnation are the ones that would even possibly be followers of my religion. Dumb people wouldn't understand why God wouldn't banish people to Hell.




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#25 14 years ago
CataphractSome of your followers might get you wrong and conclude that God doesn't really care if he doesn't punish. Especially people who don't think too much might come to this conclusion :) Lol, the only people that would even understand why God would not create a place called "Hell" used for eternal damnation are the ones that would even possibly be followers of my religion. Dumb people wouldn't understand why God wouldn't banish people to Hell.

But very dumb people will follow you because the most important thing for them is "no punishment friend me goooood" :)




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#26 14 years ago

so, 'god' didn't create evil. right? well can't 'bad' things be cosidered evil? if 'god' didn't create evil how can people do bad deeds? Theologically, there would be bad deeds, but none of them are worthy of eternal suffering. Eternal suffering would be a punishment disproportionate to a person's crime. I don't think God's sole purpose is to serve cosmic justice either...he/she wants us to love him/her, not to follow silly rules. Or at least they appear silly to such a transcendant being as God.




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#27 14 years ago

"Or at least they appear silly to such a transcendant being as God."

it isn't that rules set by a 'god' are seen by this 'god' as silly, it's that 'we' believe the rules are silly. probably make perfect sense to 'god' or he/she/it/whatever wouldn't set them.




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#28 14 years ago

The only real rule is: "You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart, and with all your soul, and with all your mind. This is the greatest and the first commandment. The second is like it: You shall love your neighbor as yourself. The whole law and the prophets depend on these two commands." (Mt 22:37-40, Mk 12:28-34). And even this is just more of a guideline than a rule. "Much that was called religion has carried an unconscious attitude of hostility toward life. True religion must teach that life is filled with joys pleasing to the eye of God, that knowledge without action is empty. All men must see that the teaching of religion by rules and rote is largely a hoax. The proper teaching is recognized with ease. You can know it without fail because it awakens within you the sensation which tells you this is something you have always known."




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#29 14 years ago

It sounds nice, except that I don't really appreciate organized religion. Have fun with your converts, though. :D




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#30 14 years ago

Cat, you're taking this way too far man! Starting a religion isn't like starting a gaming clan. We're talking about the whole world here! Making your own religion is just......:n0e: I'm Christian, and I do believe that God, satan, heaven, and hell exist. Satan started out as one of God's angels, and satan wanted to be above God. Then satan rebelled against God, and now satan lives in hell. And here we are now. Over 3,000 years later. Talking about religion over an internet forum. And some people don't believe that God exists. I'm not harassing people who are atheists, just stating what's happening now.