Are there any gods/religions that you would like to be true (even through they arent)?

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Are there any gods/religions that you would like to be true (even through they arent)?

Apart from the Church of the Flying Spaghetti monster (FACT) are there any gods that you would actually like to exist?

 

The judeo-christian-muslim is a  bit of a tosser and I'm glad doesnt exist

 

Do any religions actually have pleasant deities that actually promote being a decent person?

 

Or to put it another way is there any religion that you can follow literary that doesnt make you a total w**nker, (is swearing allowed here)?

 

Jon


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The roman god Lupercus

The roman god Lupercus


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greek mythology has a lot

greek mythology has a lot of interesting characters in it, much more fun than christianity.

my wife and i always joke about how satan really isn't the bad guy  in christianity. he's like the disgruntled ex-employee who spoke out against the boss and got fired, then he formed a new company to compete with his old employer, and god released a smear campaign against him called the bible. if you use your imagination you can elaborate on the whole concept in tremendous detail.

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Googled him/her?

Roman version of pan, got some nice traits but actually seems a bit warlike, god of hunting.

 

Hunting for the sake of hunting (ie not for food) is generally considered to be unacceptable by at least most Europeans and followers could easily move on from hunting animals to humans.

 

Nope don't want an unmodified version existing next?

Jon


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mrjonno wrote: Roman

mrjonno wrote:

Roman version of pan, got some nice traits but actually seems a bit warlike, god of hunting.

 

Hunting for the sake of hunting (ie not for food) is generally considered to be unacceptable by at least most Europeans and followers could easily move on from hunting animals to humans.

 

Nope don't want an unmodified version existing next?

Jon

Dude, he's part goat, and he plays the panflute.  He gets my vote. 

 

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You're being a pick and choose Panist now!

Sure the goat and pan flute playing is cool but you can't just ignore his bad side.

 

I want a god that if you follow all his tennents the world will be a better place.

Like love your neighbour can go with that one, kill all gays and send them to hell, not so hot on that bit etc

 

The FSM obviously is this deity but I was thinking of more err commonly known ones?


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Is there any god that I

Is there any god that I would like to be true?

Hmm, let's see...what's the name of that hot chick? Hold on, I'll figure it out. 


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The Raelians have the

The Raelians have the hottest chicks besides women that are just atheists.

Plus, one of their charities is allegedly fixing female circumcisions performed by muslims. Even if the fix is superficial, at least they're trying.

It's just that whole visited by aliens that taught us how to clone people stuff that requires a 'rocket launch of faith'. I'm incapable of that kind of faith.

Hmmm. YAY! 

 

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Wahaay a pro science religion

Was just reading up on the raelians with some quite nice ideas. Kinda lacking in evidence but not obviously supernatural

 

So are their chicks better looking than FSM wenches then?, need to get these important parts of thelogy sorted out first?

 

 


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I guess I would pick Thor,

I guess I would pick Thor, he has a kickass hammer.


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Zen Buddhism is actually

Zen Buddhism is actually pretty cool if you just discard all the mumbo-jumbo about attaining Nirvana.

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Wow didnt realise Rael had done the Blasphemy Challenge!

http://www.raelianews.org/news.php?extend.212

 

Can we get this guy on a Sapient show, i think he is a bit of a nut but it would make great radio ?


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Depends how you like your

Depends how you like your women I guess.

Raelian women = bathed, eat healthy, and deluded

FSM piratettes = raunchy, pasta eating, and deluded

[best Jason Mewes impersonation]They're all sluts. BAONG![end impersonation]

I think a Raelian woman would expect you to do the work while a FSM chick would throw you down and TAKE it. Just my guess. It's all speculation.

 

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darth_josh wrote: Depends

darth_josh wrote:

Depends how you like your women I guess.

Raelian women = bathed, eat healthy, and deluded

FSM piratettes = raunchy, pasta eating, and deluded

[best Jason Mewes impersonation]They're all sluts. BAONG![end impersonation]

I think a Raelian woman would expect you to do the work while a FSM chick would throw you down and TAKE it. Just my guess. It's all speculation.

It's why I like wenches and hanging out with pirates.  I like my women aggressive.

As for a god I like, I've always been fond of Bacchus/Dionysus.  He seemed like a good god to party with, as he was into theater, wine, and all that civilized stuff.

I think that this ancient god represents many of the things about ancient civilizations that I like.  

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What about Dionysus (God of

What about Dionysus (God of booze?)


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Swearing is ver allowed

Swearing is ver allowed here except in the Kill em' with Kindness forum, so you're very okay. Not that I consider wanker a swear word. LOL

I always wished Bastet the Egyptian cat-goddess was real.

Her and Quetzacoatl, the feathered serpent god. Only cause I think he'd look cool, 'cause he was kinda vengeful and scary with his craving for sacrificial blood. Frown

I love the Egyptian pantheon SO much. I was obsessed with Egypt when I was a kid. 


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I'd have to go with the

I'd have to go with the Force quite frankly. Not that I'd be a Jedi or Sith, but somewhere in between.

And yes, the Force is as credible as a god. Smiling

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He kinda freaks me

He kinda freaks me out.............

 

 meh I'd like Vishnu to be real lol.


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Hands down, I would love

Hands down, I would love for Valhalla to be real and with it, the entire Norse god entourage. In Valhalla, you get to party with Odin drinking ale served by an elk. You get to eat meat from a boar who never dies; he just keeps regenearating and spewing more bacon and sausage at you. Also, I'm about 90% certain you get to listen to Heavy Metal all the time. Plus, you get to toss dwarves. The afterlife basically sounds like the best bar in the universe. Sign me up.

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Hell yeah!  Go up to that

Hell yeah!  Go up to that big mead-hall in the sky!  I think Norse mythology is pretty neat, but Greek myths also sound cool to me too. 

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I am a big fan of Norse

I am a big fan of Norse mythology so I vote for that.


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Before I became an Atheist,

Before I became an Atheist, the god I made up wasn't terrible for a divine being.

Sounds made up...
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These gods all seem to be interesting

But they all seem to have lots of darksides.

 

I guess I'm looking for a god that can err evolve, ie as human morality develops so does the gods.

 

Basically any set of moral tennets could look outdated in a few hundred years


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Neptune from Roman

Neptune from Roman mythology.


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religion should be given the

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aphrodite would be cool.

aphrodite would be cool. Wink

 


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ImmaculateDeception wrote:

ImmaculateDeception wrote:
Hands down, I would love for Valhalla to be real and with it, the entire Norse god entourage. In Valhalla, you get to party with Odin drinking ale served by an elk. You get to eat meat from a boar who never dies; he just keeps regenearating and spewing more bacon and sausage at you. Also, I'm about 90% certain you get to listen to Heavy Metal all the time. Plus, you get to toss dwarves. The afterlife basically sounds like the best bar in the universe. Sign me up.

 You forgot to mention the thrall girls. Doesn't Valhalla have thrall girls? 


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  Medievalguy

 

Medievalguy wrote:

aphrodite would be cool. Wink

 

 

 

 

 

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