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What religion would you support, if as of Today

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    kimberlyslyricsposted 7 years ago

    The world was starting again from a horrific disaster.  Only a few hundred of us remained, and you felt the necessity for religion, or none at all.  Basically a do over.

    How would you proceed?

    ie; reminder porn still does not classify as a religion.  Not just yet.

    1. dutchman1951 profile image60
      dutchman1951posted 7 years agoin reply to this

      sense the disaster was probably caused by religions duking it out, why would you want to repeate the mistake all over....makes no sense.

      1. Cagsil profile image61
        Cagsilposted 7 years agoin reply to this

        Hey Dutchman, there is a remote possibility, religion won't cause the war that makes it happen. Granted, it's a very slightly remote possibility, but it remains. lol

        1. earnestshub profile image88
          earnestshubposted 7 years agoin reply to this

          It is only remote though, as you said. smile

          1. aguasilver profile image81
            aguasilverposted 7 years agoin reply to this

            Am almost infinitesimal chance!

            1. earnestshub profile image88
              earnestshubposted 7 years agoin reply to this

              smile

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            kimberlyslyricsposted 7 years agoin reply to this

            I reckon just remote however

        2. dutchman1951 profile image60
          dutchman1951posted 7 years agoin reply to this

          Religion is always underlying, it seems reason to fight always boils appart and thats what you see floating there. Among the dead bodies! Religon and Oil stains...economics and Gods plan. Gods nation defending the world right?

          but is God always with us?  you have to consider it....if you are rational that is.   smile

          1. Mark Knowles profile image61
            Mark Knowlesposted 7 years agoin reply to this

            No - if you are rational - you educate yourself as to why there is a  need for religion and - the god idea vanishes in a puff of logic. wink

            I could not support any religion. It is just another excuse for division amongst humans. Still - if we got rid of it - would we just replace it with something else?

            Good quotes sunforged.

            1. habee profile image94
              habeeposted 7 years agoin reply to this

              Yes, I think humans would replace it with something else. It seems that man has a need to feel he is part of something that transcends our physical mortality.

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              kimberlyslyricsposted 7 years agoin reply to this

              my views and you said what i was thinking.

              but i feel a photo op coming on

              the alternative would be the kimberlyslyrics religion, here;

              http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wt-tHcQR67Y

              hmmm......

    2. aguasilver profile image81
      aguasilverposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      Coming in late on this one!

      Someone said Christianity... well that's not a possibility, for if Christ is right and if the bible is correct, then the world ends with Christ's return, and if Christ is not who He said He was, and the bible is incomplete, then obviously there would be no point in inventing a new Christianity, for the bible would have been proven incorrect.

      If that happened, and I was one of the survivors, I would probably revert to being a Wiccan, as that is the next 'natural' belief system, or maybe Buddhism, which is basically Christianity without Christ...

      But that is very unlikely to happen, as it looks obvious that bible prophesy is being fulfilled daily more and more. smile

      1. Woman Of Courage profile image60
        Woman Of Courageposted 7 years agoin reply to this

        AMEN!

        1. Mark Knowles profile image61
          Mark Knowlesposted 7 years agoin reply to this

          LOL Hate to break it to you geniuses, but - if there are people - the world didn't end. lol

          1. Shadesbreath profile image84
            Shadesbreathposted 7 years agoin reply to this

            You know, it's that kind of critical thinking that cost you a lifetime of Truth and certainty of the everlasting.  Are you sure you want to scuttle your chances for the next go round too?

            1. Cagsil profile image61
              Cagsilposted 7 years agoin reply to this

              lol lol

          2. mom101 profile image59
            mom101posted 7 years agoin reply to this

            mark, read the first post. a few hundred remained.

        2. Cagsil profile image61
          Cagsilposted 7 years agoin reply to this

          You're saying "Amen" to what he said?

          You make no sense. And, if you cannot see that, then all I can say is WOW! hmm

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      paarsurreyposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      It is a wrong notion that religion is a creation of man; it is a guidance revealed by the Creator-God Allah YHWH; He will save the true religion or he could reveal it to a Messenger Prophet as He has been doing always.

      The supposition is wrong

      1. Mark Knowles profile image61
        Mark Knowlesposted 7 years agoin reply to this

        I suppose you did not understand the question then? Just another opportunity to push your ridiculous, man-made religion. It is rude to do that. Doesn't your religion teach you any manners?

    4. Misha profile image77
      Mishaposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      Shit, and here is me thinking of opting for vaginism big_smile

    5. Onusonus profile image81
      Onusonusposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      That's easy, Mormonism. Not for it's values, weather they be viewed as good or bad, but simply because it is truth. wink

    6. jchalress profile image57
      jchalressposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      This idea reminds me of Ben Bova writings and another author- cannot recall the name...

  2. Cagsil profile image61
    Cagsilposted 7 years ago

    A religion, non mystic, of unity through self mastery, which includes self improvement, love, honesty and a united compassion for others.

  3. ediggity profile image60
    ediggityposted 7 years ago

    Christianity.

    1. habee profile image94
      habeeposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      Ditto.

      1. Mark Knowles profile image61
        Mark Knowlesposted 7 years agoin reply to this

        Interesting. So - the murder, mayhem and persecution caused/encouraged/excused by Christianity does not deter you? You would do it all again - knowing it causes wars and persecution? And has been used as an excuse for bad behavior for 2,000 years. Still is being used.

        The ideals that "god will always provide" and "man has dominion over" are causing us to destroy ourselves.

        The passive/aggressive nature of that religion, combined with encouraging people not to be all they could be has proven itself to be detrimental to any society that adopts it - until such time as it is a dominant force. Then it slows down. The religious right is becoming more and more strident as they lose members.

        But you would still support this?

        1. JacquiD profile image59
          JacquiDposted 7 years agoin reply to this

          Actually, Christianity teaches "Thou shalt not kill", correct?  Therefore, it's really the person who is causing wars, etc., and saying religion as a buffer so people do not point at them.  But I could just as well say "I'm an athiest and have no soul, so I kill people!"  Makes Atheists look pretty bad, yes? But any real Atheist will tell you that they are wonderful people who have real values.  When you actually follow the religion and do not pick and choose, it's teaching peace.

          1. Mark Knowles profile image61
            Mark Knowlesposted 7 years agoin reply to this

            No. It teaches "thou shalt not murder." A subtle distinction that allows and encourages capital punishment for example. Killing an offending infidel for breaking god's word is perfectly acceptable as it is not murder. I think you need to read the good bok again and learn what it actually teaches. wink

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            paarsurreyposted 7 years agoin reply to this



            Nevertheless, the Christians have killed good many people.

            1. earnestshub profile image88
              earnestshubposted 7 years agoin reply to this

              As have muslims.

              It's what religion does best. smile

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                exorterposted 7 years agoin reply to this

                many, many non believers have guns in their hands killing people

                1. earnestshub profile image88
                  earnestshubposted 7 years agoin reply to this

                  Sure, but nothing like the number who are religiously motivated.

                  Check out Afghanistan. smile

                  1. Shadesbreath profile image84
                    Shadesbreathposted 7 years agoin reply to this

                    Technically, I think Stalin killed the most people of anyone, and between him and Hitler, this isn't actually a super strong argument, even though you and I are on the same side when it comes to religion.  Religion is just a really convenient short-cut for whipping up a murderous rabble.

                    Once Iran gets and drops a nuke, this argument will be valid again though, so no worries.

    2. Dave Mathews profile image60
      Dave Mathewsposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      I agree with Christianity. It is the only religion that promises that I will one day return back to heaven where I came from and be with My God again.

  4. sunforged profile image77
    sunforgedposted 7 years ago

    Bokononism

    some excerpts from the book:



    Verse 1: All of the true things that I am about to tell you are shameless lies.


    other random verse

    Tiger got to hunt,
    Bird got to fly;
    Man got to sit and wonder, "Why, why, why?"

    Tiger got to sleep,
    Bird got to land;
    Man got to tell himself he understand.

    it is written:

    On the ignorance of learned men


    Beware of the man who works hard to learn something, learns it, and finds himself no wiser than before. He is full of murderous resentment of people who are ignorant without having come by their ignorance the hard way

    1. Cagsil profile image61
      Cagsilposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      Now, that was interesting. wink big_smile

    2. JacquiD profile image59
      JacquiDposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      "Beware of the man who works hard to learn something, learns it, and finds himself no wiser than before. He is full of murderous resentment of people who are ignorant without having come by their ignorance the hard way"



      ...I'm pretty sure that's how I felt after Organic Chemistry.  Thank you for helping me finally put it into words. :-D

  5. sunforged profile image77
    sunforgedposted 7 years ago

    Religion:

    re: back, and ligare: to bind

    religion = "being bound"

    if you choose to be bound to something after all that you knew before was lost.

    At least pick something that doesnt take itself to seriously smile

    1. Cagsil profile image61
      Cagsilposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      I didn't as you can see above. But, I thought your post was interesting. wink smile

      1. sunforged profile image77
        sunforgedposted 7 years agoin reply to this

        Your using "threaded view" ?

        1. Cagsil profile image61
          Cagsilposted 7 years agoin reply to this

          No. lol

  6. raisingme profile image82
    raisingmeposted 7 years ago

    The Tao Of Pooh (as in Winnie the)  The rest of them have gotten us into to much S#%& big_smile

  7. skyfire profile image75
    skyfireposted 7 years ago

    Chocolate.

  8. habee profile image94
    habeeposted 7 years ago

    Mark, I know this sounds crazy, but I would replace it with MY version of Christianity - one based on love, tolerance, hope, and caring for our fellow man and the earth's creatures.

    Some of the most abhorent acts in the history of the world were done in the name of religion - not just Christianity, either. I get that. But I don't think it had to be that way. I think one problem is with the word "religion." I don't care for organized religion. I think it should be a personal thing.

    I might be naive, but I believe in the overall goodness of man. I don't think one has to be a follower of any religion to be good, either. One of the most altruistic people I've ever known is an atheist.

    1. Mark Knowles profile image61
      Mark Knowlesposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      No - that doesn't sound crazy at all. Naive, perhaps. I do not believe in the overall goodness of man myself. I think we can learn to be "good" if we choose to, but there are a small group of people in power controlling a large part of the way we live and it is very easy to persuade people to be "bad." And Christianity is one of the tools they employ to do this.

      I wonder how many thousands of years of the version of Christianity that always comes about when groups of people agree they know what god sed have to have passed by before people understand that it will always cause conflict. Always.

      Not possible for it not to. Read the bible - my way or the highway. Your version was most likely written by the King of England for goodness sake. You think he wanted it to say "love thy fellow man and divide the resources evenly"? lol

      Sadly - what you want Christianity to be and what it actually is are very different animals. And I understand what you want it to be - it is what I want it to be. But - the difference is - I have given up on expecting it to become that way - and I do not need the comfort it offers.

  9. habee profile image94
    habeeposted 7 years ago

    I agree with much of what you are saying, Mark. Christianity and other religions have long been used to "control the masses," as William Blake said. I wish Christians would follow the example of Jesus and ignore organized religion. He didn't care about money, and he helped the poor and the sick. He was also tolerant of others - he "hung out" with tax collectors and prostitutes.

    Yes, the Bible was written by man, although I believe it was inspired by God. Man is not infallible, so I've often wondered if God's words and teachings were twisted by man to instill fear and thereby gain a sort of control: "If you don't do as we say, you'll be excommunicated and will burn in hell forever!"

    And yes, Mark, believing in something mystical and beyond our comprehension does give me comfort. I see wonder in many things that, to me, are beyond man's capabilities.

    Isn't it nice that we can discuss this in a friendly manner!

    1. raisingme profile image82
      raisingmeposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      I like you Habee!  big_smile

      1. habee profile image94
        habeeposted 7 years agoin reply to this

        Thanks! I like you, too! Actually, I like everyone here on HP, even though I disagree with some. I'm a "people person." lol

    2. Mark Knowles profile image61
      Mark Knowlesposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      LOL Yes - it is nice - it reminds me of what these forums used to be like before the religionists arrived and assaulted every one with their brand of righteousness. Five of them jumping in quoting righteous passages from a book I despise at me is not condusive to rational dialogue.

      I disagree that the bible was inspired by a god, because that makes absolutely no sense at all. Having read it, studied it and researched it's origins, I know it is wholly man made, and I know what inspired it.

      I have the same comfort from knowing I am a part of something bigger than myself - I just do not need to give it a name - and having connected with it - I know there are no rules and regulations or "my way or else" attached to it and there is no personality directing it.

      I too wonder at nature. But - I do not have to have an answer to "what does it all mean?" Because that is where the problems come from. If you cannot be satisfied with what is - then we get god and religion and a whole army of parasites who claim some knowledge you do not have and mystoical boooks that offer a meaningless answer:

      God dunnit. Really? What a worthless answer. The bible itself says this invisible super being is invisible, unsee-able, un-knowable, un-fathomable and impossible for humans to grasp.

      Yet - some how people know how he wants them to live their lives? And you should too. wink

      I genuinely think the religions we have developed are not a good thing for us. They offer an easy answer that most people swallow without properly reading the TOS. They just browsed through to the last page and clicked "I accept." wink

      There are genuine rewards to be had by looking for answers inside and actually developing a "relationship" with the universe. Christianity teaches you not to do that. It teaches passive/aggressive behavior and encourages self inflicted martyrdom. It will always cause conflicts. Always. It was written for the few to rule the many and spread their influence as widely as possible. The secular rewards to the few are so great - they will encourage their followers to die for it. The promise of a reward after death encourages many to accept a poor deal in this - their one and only life. sad

    3. h.a.borcich profile image61
      h.a.borcichposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      Hats off to you both Habee and Mark! i just knew there could be a healthy exchange of ideas without a war:)
      Habee my thoughts run along those same lines, I wish I could it express it as you have smile
      The two of you just made my day - thank you!

        My thoughts...We admire medicine and all the good it has brought. Yet modern medicine has a history including some very unethical drs. What keeps us from focusing on the tainted past of medicine? If there is good and bad in both, why is religions bad past the focus?

      1. Mark Knowles profile image61
        Mark Knowlesposted 7 years agoin reply to this

        There is a big difference between medicine and invisible super beings. We have many, many controls and laws in place in order to attempt to limit the possibilities of abusing medicine. Plus - ignorance was the driving factor in many past medical disasters. Far as I know - no one was deliberately burned at the stake, although - I have a lower opinion of pharmaceutical corps than I do of religion if that is possible. But they are much much harder to argue with and insidious as all get out. If I could do away with them and put control of health care where it belongs, I would. sad

        Hey Misha - no reindeer porn then? lol

      2. JacquiD profile image59
        JacquiDposted 7 years agoin reply to this

        Didn't Jesus die to save billions of people?  Well, a few people got hurt in medicine, but it saves billions every day.  Similar concept, yes?

        1. h.a.borcich profile image61
          h.a.borcichposted 7 years agoin reply to this

          Hi,

            Modern medicine is generally respected by everyone. But modern medicine has an imperfect past. There were drs performing procedures (in the name of science) that were unethical. Testing medicines without informing people what they were taking, taking advantage of the poor. Submitting false data to get drugs approved. Etc. With all those who have been maimed or died at the hands of bad doctoring - we still praise modern medicine.
          On the other hand, christianity ( or any religion really) has also had bad preachers, some abandoning of conscience, people were killed snd maimed by a few who abused their power, but there is no forgiveness or reconciling.
          I am just wondering why?

    4. JacquiD profile image59
      JacquiDposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      I wouldn't look at the bible being written by man as much as I would the several translations it has been through over the years.  I speak Latin, and trying to interpret Latin poetry is extremely difficult because all of the grammar rules change.  Imagine what Aramaic is like!

      1. profile image61
        paarsurreyposted 7 years agoin reply to this



        They don't have anything of Bible in Aramaic or Hebrew.

        1. JacquiD profile image59
          JacquiDposted 7 years agoin reply to this

          Erm.. what do you think Jesus's apostles spoke?  All of the original records and the first book (which happens to be part of the Torah) is entirely Aramaic/Hebrew.  It's translated for different languages.

          1. JacquiD profile image59
            JacquiDposted 7 years agoin reply to this

            BTW everyone, Jesus was a Jew. 





            Haha.. sorry.. I had to...But it's true.

            1. mythbuster profile image83
              mythbusterposted 7 years agoin reply to this

              What is "Ha ha" about it?

              1. JacquiD profile image59
                JacquiDposted 7 years agoin reply to this

                "ha ha" in terms that some people get riled when you say that, so I was laughing in a mischievous sense.

          2. profile image61
            paarsurreyposted 7 years agoin reply to this



            I meant the New Testament:

            The New Testament, however, was written in Greek. This seems strange, since you might think it would be either Hebrew or Aramaic. However, Greek was the language of scholarship during the years of the composition of the New Testament from 50 to 100 AD. The fact is that many Jews could not even read Hebrew anymore, and this disturbed the Jewish leaders a lot! So, around 300 BC a translation of the Old Testament from Hebrew into Greek was undertaken, and it was completed around 200 BC. Gradually this Greek translation of the Old Testament, called the Septuagint, was widely accepted and was even used in many synagogues. It also became a wonderful missionary tool for the early Christians, for now the Greeks could read God's Word in their own tongue.
            http://www.biblica.com/bibles/about/11.php

            1. JacquiD profile image59
              JacquiDposted 7 years agoin reply to this

              "Hebrew has always been considered the "Holy language". The Scribes in Israel during the New Testament era also believed this. Writings that were considered to be holy were written in Hebrew, this was a given. Why would Holy Writ be done in a language of the pagans?"

              http://www.godlikeproductions.com/forum … 068430/pg1

              Just going to Temple and reading from the Torah shows you that Hebrew was in no way a lost language, it was one of the few ways they could hold on to their culture.  I wouldn't be surprised that it would be translated into Greek, but there was no way that this was the original language in a land where the masses were not Greek.  Even nowadays the people of Ireland are still taught and speak Gaelic.  Also, it was a Roman form of the Greek language, which goes back to my original point. 
              Even if it were a Greek-Latin fusion language, that would still be pretty darn hard to translate into modern day language.

              1. Cagsil profile image61
                Cagsilposted 7 years agoin reply to this

                And to add to it, since humans are fallible...who is to say it was translated properly? hmm

                1. Jerami profile image74
                  Jeramiposted 7 years agoin reply to this

                  I think that it definitely WAS NOT translated properly.

                    Which has caused all of the confusion as to its intended messages.

                     And has made it 100 times easier to disbelieve it in its totality.

                    It seems as though these mistranslations was done on purpose.
                   
                    Not to mention people being encouraged to interpret for themselves these mistranslations.

                    Deception becomes perfected.

                  1. earnestshub profile image88
                    earnestshubposted 7 years agoin reply to this

                    Well what bits would you leave out Jerami? smile

                    How would you separate the OT and the NT for example.

                    How would you separate the patently psychotic OT god and his son/him in the NT without throwing out what the OT said about the son? smile

  10. habee profile image94
    habeeposted 7 years ago

    Mark, I totally respect your views, but we'll just have to agree to disagree on God. I believe there is a higher life force far more advanced than humans. Can I prove it? Nope!

    1. Mark Knowles profile image61
      Mark Knowlesposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      Hey - Not a problem. For all I know - there might be a "higher life force" than humans. Although - I do not think humans are any higher or lower than any other life forces. We all interact and need each other. Take away the bacteria that help us to digest food and we will not live very long. Which is the "higher life force"? Me or the bacteria?

      The problem is that you have a book he wrote to tell you how to live your life. That book also tells you quite clearly that it is your duty to spread that religion far and wide and anyone who does not follow it is evil and will be punished.

      Now - that part of the message does not fit with your personal ethics and way of living - so - you deliberately ignore it. But - it is there. We have 2,000 years of wars and arguments to this day that prove that.

      As a matter of interest - and I am genuinely interested and not meaning to cause offense.  How do you reconcile this with still thinking Christianity is a good thing?

      1. habee profile image94
        habeeposted 7 years agoin reply to this

        Remember, I said MY version of Chistianity - not the way it is widely practiced today.

        As far as spreading the religion, I believe that was when few people knew about Christianity. It was young, and there were no TVs or internet. Everyone I have ever come in contact with is aware that there is a religion called Christianity. They know they can "join up" if they wish. If they have chosen another path, that's their business.

        As far as hell goes, I hope evil people have to pay some sort of retribution - especially those who torture and abuse children, old people, and animals. Doesn't the Apocrypha speak of a second chance?

        1. Mark Knowles profile image61
          Mark Knowlesposted 7 years agoin reply to this

          I wasn't talking about the way it is practiced, I was talking about what the bible says.

          1. habee profile image94
            habeeposted 7 years agoin reply to this

            As I said earlier, I think man made his own version of God's words by twisting them to suit his own agenda.

            I think I'll start a new religion called "Jesusism" - no rules. Just try to emulate Jesus as much as you can.

            1. profile image61
              paarsurreyposted 7 years agoin reply to this



              Please define what you understand from God.

            2. Mark Knowles profile image61
              Mark Knowlesposted 7 years agoin reply to this

              Ah - I would probably join up. lol

              I think Man made up the entire thing. As you know.

              1. JacquiD profile image59
                JacquiDposted 7 years agoin reply to this

                Mark, teach me something!  Does the bible say to spread the religion no matter what, or does it mean to spread it to those who want to listen?

                My boyfriend is a former atheist now born again, and I am agnostic, and this is a topic that has been brought up before.  He will only teach his religion to those who ask him for it or express interest if he talks about it.  Then again, he also admits the bible was written by man, but has (although skewed) general principles in it that he will follow.  For instance, there's no way men like Ghandi went to hell, you just need to focus your life on love and kindness. 

                I'm pretty sure I explained that terribly, but the question is there lol.

                1. Mark Knowles profile image61
                  Mark Knowlesposted 7 years agoin reply to this

                  It says to spread it.

                  Go ye therefore, and teach all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Ghost. Mat 28:19

                  And he said unto them, Go ye into all the world, and preach the gospel to every creature. Mar 16:15

                  The gnonsense about "those who want to listen" is to cast aspersions on those of us who do not agree with it. If you do not swallow it - you are either not ready, close minded, too ignorant or a minion of Satan. Find some one who does not sign up for instant salvation? No problem. Shake the dust off your feet, move on and god will be along to make their lives miserable soon.

                  "And whosoever shall not receive you, nor hear your words, when ye depart out of that house or city, shake off the dust of your feet. Verily I say unto you, It shall be more tolerable for the land of Sodom and Gomorrha in the day of judgment, than for that city." Mat 10.14

                  How do you know is some one "wants to listen" if they do not directly approach you and ask you? I am going to walk up to a random stranger and ask what they believe?

                  This is a typical example:

                  "Some folks are determined to reject the message of Jesus. There are many reasons why this is true, but they all boil down to one truth -- Satan has poisoned their hearts to the good news of God's Kingdom in Jesus Christ."

                  http://www.heartlight.org/wjd/luke/0531-wjd.html

                  Now - all these instructions were directed at the disciples, but the Kristians think they were directed at them and are obliged to spread and defend this nonsense to the death. They have decided that "taking up the cross" means spreading The Nonsense far and wide no matter whether anyone wants to listen or not. Hence the wars.  sad

    2. sunforged profile image77
      sunforgedposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      On the outskirts of a village a statue was erected in honor of one of its
      hero.  It had a sword in one hand and a shield in the other.  One side of the
      shield was covered with gold while the other one was covered with silver.  Two
      unknown persons came there each from the opposite direction and began
      expressing their views.  One said that the statue was beautiful and more so
      because its shield was covered with gold.  The other said that the shield was
      not covered with gold but was with silver.  A quarrel ensued between them.  A
      wise man came from the village by that time and said that the shield was
      covered with gold as well as silver.  Let both of you just exchange your
      places and see the other side of the shield.  Both realized their error and
      apologized to each other for fighting falsely

      1. Mark Knowles profile image61
        Mark Knowlesposted 7 years agoin reply to this

        I don't think it matters what color the shield is. I genuinely don't care what color anyone thinks the shield is and it certainly is not worth arguing about.

        The problem comes when the shield starts speaking to the other one and telling him what to do. And tells him to tell me what I should do also. Now we are going to argue, because I don't hear the shield speaking to me.  wink

        1. earnestshub profile image88
          earnestshubposted 7 years agoin reply to this

          I see that as the crux of the matter also.

        2. kirstenblog profile image80
          kirstenblogposted 7 years agoin reply to this

          Mark you gotta stop taking those meds if you wanna hear voices lol

          your just jealous that the voices speak to me not you! tongue

      2. kirstenblog profile image80
        kirstenblogposted 7 years agoin reply to this

        I have head a slightly different version of this story, to do with a beautiful lady with an beautiful hat of red and purple, the fight being over the color of the hat of course smile

        What silly things we find to fight over

  11. kirstenblog profile image80
    kirstenblogposted 7 years ago

    Gun to my head, have to pick a religion, its gonna be Buddhism. I think I would rather that the remaining people were just all spiritual folks with strong values and were committed to teaching their children the same. Over time I am sure our decedents would create some new religion, kirstenblogism or something lol
    but by then at least I gave what I could to real spirituality and its out of my hands. To many people worried about controlling others methinks wink

  12. sunforged profile image77
    sunforgedposted 7 years ago

    Ikkyu, the Zen master, was very clever even as a boy. His teacher had a precious teacup, a rare antique. Ikkyu happened to break this cup and was greatly perplexed. Hearing the footsteps of his teacher, he held the pieces of the cup behind him. When the master appeared, Ikkyu asked: "Why do people have to die?"

    "This is natural," explained the older man. "Everything has to die and has just so long to live."

    Ikkyu, producing the shattered cup, added: "It was time for your cup to die."



    smile

  13. Joy56 profile image61
    Joy56posted 7 years ago

    interesting question.

    Maybe we should re write the dictionary, all the survivors of hub pages could be involved.

    We could leave out the word religion, just unite as one happy group of people..... Assisting each other with whatever each of us needs.  Maybe leave the word money out also.

      Just a thought.

    1. raisingme profile image82
      raisingmeposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      Sounds like heaven to me big_smile

      1. Joy56 profile image61
        Joy56posted 7 years agoin reply to this

        so you are in then..... let's do it

      2. aguasilver profile image81
        aguasilverposted 7 years agoin reply to this

        Sounds like John Lennonism to me smile

        1. Merlin Fraser profile image76
          Merlin Fraserposted 7 years agoin reply to this

          You mean, "Give Peace a Chance ?"

          Works for me.

          Not too sure you'll get the religious fanatics and the God Squad to agree though. They enjoy going forth and smitting people !

        2. Joy56 profile image61
          Joy56posted 7 years agoin reply to this

          well John Lennon is not the only person to want a peaceful life, you do not have to be a follower of anyone remember, just be yourself,  I was under the impression most people would like a peaceful life.

  14. sunforged profile image77
    sunforgedposted 7 years ago

    I tried smile

    there is no shield - silver and gold I have none

  15. Merlin Fraser profile image76
    Merlin Fraserposted 7 years ago

    I simply cannot understand this human obsession for religion and the need to worship something given the overwhelming evidence as to how, where and when religion started born of ignorant superstition why have we not simply out grown it.

    Many sit around praying to nonexistent Gods for enlightenment and yet they can be the very  same people who ignore the fact that through our gross over population we are destroying our own environment.

    Perhaps they think if they pray loud enough for long enough their God will intervene at the eleventh hour to save them.   So I ask what happens if he doesn’t ? 

    What if, as I believe, the solution is in our own hands  ?

    So the advice from this Prophet is put away your holy books and prayer mats and pick up a friggin’ shovel before it’s too late for the rest of us as well as yourselves !

    1. profile image56
      exorterposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      Why don't you have the shovel in you hands?

  16. Rishy Rich profile image75
    Rishy Richposted 7 years ago

    I believe human cravings for religion will still be there & there would be a necessity to create a new religion to feed the psychological need of the survivors.

    In such scenario, I might have gone for a modified version of Buddhism. There wont be a creator God & the emphasis would be given more on self improvement.

  17. Polly C profile image89
    Polly Cposted 7 years ago

    None, because religion only divides people. At the basis of all religions is the same thing (supposedly) - being loving, caring etc. But you can be those things without being a religious person.

  18. psycheskinner profile image84
    psycheskinnerposted 7 years ago

    If only a few people are left I would hope to have as many religions as possible represented to maintain human diversity and preserve important parts of our culture.

  19. profile image61
    paarsurreyposted 7 years ago

    All Revealed Religions are truthful in origin being from one source of the Creator-God Allah YHWH; when somehow the original text is lost or the true meanings are lost; then again it is revived through a Messenger Prophet; like now all religions have been revived by Quran by the advent of The Second Coming 1835-1908.

  20. Shadesbreath profile image84
    Shadesbreathposted 7 years ago

    I recommend the First Church of Shadesbreath.

    I will rule over all with my wife at my side and a thousand naked, nubile slave-girls, all between the ages of 18 and 24 at my feet to do my bidding.

    Ritual drinking will be required every night except Sunday where we will have ritual pizza first, then ritual beer.

    All resources will be shared reasonably based on personal work ethic and responsibility with job assignments being doled out based on interest and aptitude.  Freeloaders will be shot.

    1. Rishy Rich profile image75
      Rishy Richposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      1000 naked nubile-slave girls? Have some mercy on other men...will u  roll

      1. Shadesbreath profile image84
        Shadesbreathposted 7 years agoin reply to this

        One of the first tenets of being a god is to find the right mix of benevolence and indefensible self-serving behavior.  I have to start somewhere, so that's where I'm starting.

  21. prettydarkhorse profile image64
    prettydarkhorseposted 7 years ago

    I will always be a Christian! I also acknowledge that men make mistakes, There is no need for me to search the existentialist evidence because I love more than anything else and love can't be seen, it is felt.

  22. lady_love158 profile image61
    lady_love158posted 7 years ago

    My body is a temple come inside and worship! heehee

  23. profile image0
    Home Girlposted 7 years ago

    I think when we started to worship the Sun and the Moon and other nature's forces, we should've stopped at that. If we have to invent matches again, you'd better believe in science and common sense to survive.

    1. profile image61
      paarsurreyposted 7 years agoin reply to this



      The true religions are Revealed by the Creator-God Allah YHWH; not made by man.

      1. luvpassion profile image60
        luvpassionposted 7 years agoin reply to this

        What "religions" are those Mr. paar, I noticed the plural in your comment. wink

        1. profile image61
          paarsurreyposted 7 years agoin reply to this

          There could be many;such as religions brought by Moses,Zoroaster,Krishna,Buddha,Jesus, Muhammad etc.

          1. Rishy Rich profile image75
            Rishy Richposted 7 years agoin reply to this

            what about Babylonian, Celtic, Greek, Roman, Norse, Assyrian, Minoan, Egyptian, Sumerian, Akkadian & other numerous ancient Gods? All fake then? hmm

            1. profile image61
              paarsurreyposted 7 years agoin reply to this



              It they are man-made then they are fake.

              1. luvpassion profile image60
                luvpassionposted 7 years agoin reply to this

                Define man-made please. No No don't be coy now...you think Islam is the only true religion don't you? roll

              2. Rishy Rich profile image75
                Rishy Richposted 7 years agoin reply to this

                Of course...but I guess that is also applicable for Islam, Christianity, Judaism etc...Who knows if they are man-made too wink

                1. profile image61
                  paarsurreyposted 7 years agoin reply to this

                  Jesus, Moses or Muhammad did not author any religion; they onyl told what was Revealed on them from the Creator-God Allah YHWH.

                  Your guess is wrong.

                  1. luvpassion profile image60
                    luvpassionposted 7 years agoin reply to this

                    Hmmm...a Muslim who believes in the bible then. Good for you dude. smile

                  2. profile image0
                    kimberlyslyricsposted 7 years agoin reply to this

                    huh?  hmm:

                    lol

                2. Rishy Rich profile image75
                  Rishy Richposted 7 years agoin reply to this

                  @paar

                  What u have is just a believe among the thousand other believes in this world. Believe & proof is not the same thing.

                  And im not guessing...Its a fact!

  24. profile image0
    Home Girlposted 7 years ago

    He is just having double vision, I guess, it will pass...

  25. mythbuster profile image83
    mythbusterposted 7 years ago

    I think the church of David Icke might be interesting...

    smile

    1. profile image0
      kimberlyslyricsposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      or Charles M

      1. mythbuster profile image83
        mythbusterposted 7 years agoin reply to this

        Manson??

  26. profile image0
    kimberlyslyricsposted 7 years ago

    ha luv, and who the f''k started this ridiculous thread ha  lol

  27. jchalress profile image57
    jchalressposted 7 years ago

    Perhaps, for this thread, people are missing the actual point.
    Religion is a deliberate, regulatory system, much like science or economics, even the mighty manticore, which humans designed and fashioned with laws, desires of documentation, rules, etc they use and regard as proof --for or against-- to further indoctrinate others into this way of thinking. It is thinking that is in question then, and of course how that thinking transposes emotions, of love/hate toward the view of that system of rituals. If a scientist used their methods to perform certain tasks, developing an 'adequate solution' society would easily deem science as absolute province. It would be the new religion. By the same methods, theology would deem those exact things as provable and designate itself as absolute.

    However, when looking at all applications of any possible structure of a post or pre planet, where humans reside, clearly and divisively indicates that the human nature will always submit itself to the doctrine and ultimately dismiss its purpose. This is adaptation, so man can continue to exist. This is the argument of evolution yes? Survival of the fittest. But no one knows for certain what the fittest is, so continues the cycle of mans failure. A failure to recognize his worth, his value in the grand scheme of things.

    Before any group can decide absolutely the human purpose, they must clarify the origin of humans, with absolution. Documented or not. Else, humans will always be confined to this prison of self. And as history has so brilliantly shown --as well as exploited-- the self is the key to man demise. The further humans engage their ideas, the further from satisfaction the progress. And most certainly, the further from perfection they move.

    But humans and humanism, titled a theism or atheism is merely a new way of regurgitating an old habit. It is no secret that most selfish and self proclaimed liberated humans of religious zeal are nothing more than people who have traded one false doctrine for another. True, the worst kind of self is one who is either so absorbed in themselves and their dislike for the ritual ideology or so absorbed in favor of an ideology that they will kill, lie, murder, steal, cheat, deceive, mis-quote, mis-represent their own limited experience or full engagement of their former ideology- or anything possible/within reach (be it books, keyboard or clubs) to suppress, negate, dissolve and otherwise destroy any other ideology, so that they may survive and achieve an assumed supremacy over another. History has shown this since the first stone was place on the alter of baal, the first scientific discovery paved the way for atomic fusion, killing millions in seconds and the new world dismissal of any presence of unity with the human origin...

  28. J.R. Smith profile image55
    J.R. Smithposted 7 years ago

    Well, I'm not born Jew,or into multiple wives,or like to rub snakes on me,or believe that a cow is sacred,or that god will reward me with 70 virgins for martyrdom,or that we are actually monkey-men in a world caused by explosion. I guess I'll have to go with Christ.

  29. skyfire profile image75
    skyfireposted 7 years ago

    Biggest joke in this thread is statement- Buddhism is christianity without christ. I wonder  since when buddha's teachings were as deluded as bible & christ? But then again such crap is obvious from deluded christians,that's christianity for you.

  30. J.R. Smith profile image55
    J.R. Smithposted 7 years ago

    or improperly?It has been studied by hundreds that are smarter than us.

  31. profile image0
    ralwusposted 7 years ago

    they were Christ Sniffers?

  32. profile image0
    kimberlyslyricsposted 7 years ago

    kimberlyslyricsmarajuanaty

    big_smile

  33. jay_kumar_07 profile image60
    jay_kumar_07posted 7 years ago

    All Religions are giving advices .You have to choose . Dont blame & belive religion . Because religion not help you . Your good & bad will only judge you in front of GOD .

  34. earnestshub profile image88
    earnestshubposted 7 years ago

    http://www.edkrebs.com/herb/petoons22/heller.jpg

  35. profile image0
    kimberlyslyricsposted 7 years ago

    In all seriousness to the OP,

    If we were starting from scratch

    I would invent a new religion

    Sexology

    We would worship in hotels and spread the word advertising on condom covers, you must be 25 or older to convert [no proof of conversion wanted]

    And it's primary message; do into others as they would outwardly do to you.

    Treat thy neighbour with the kind of treats you, yoursef, would like to be treated with.

    just a thought

 
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