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Featured Fictional Religions....Any Other Fans Here?

Discussion in 'Seekers Circle' started by Revoltingest, Aug 15, 2019.

  1. SomeRandom

    SomeRandom Still learning to be wise
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    May his noodly appendage touch you. Ramen
     
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  2. Flame

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    I found a stone statue of our Dark Lord :oops: $400 was a bit too much for me.
     
  3. Shadow Wolf

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    If prayers end in "ramen," it must mean the flying spaghetti monster is a salty fiend.
     
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  4. SomeRandom

    SomeRandom Still learning to be wise
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    That’s fair lol
     
  5. Desert Snake

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    Cthulhu, as written about by the great author Lovecraft. Is it real? Is it fictional?

    So, yes in other words
     
  6. Left Coast

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    I'm fascinated by the religious systems in Star Trek. Vulcans, Klingons, and Bajorans all have religious traditions that I find appealing on some level. The Vulcan is probably my favorite or what I would adopt if I were a character in that universe. It strikes me as a variant of Buddhist thought.

    Klingon religion is less expounded upon but seems somewhat like Norse or Viking mythology. They also have a particular monastery that contains time altering crystals which is just awesome.

    Bajorans worship gods who actually turn out to be real non-corporeal aliens who live inside a wormhole, and really do send the people of Bajor a variety of messages or predictions of the future.
     
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  7. Shadow Wolf

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    Vulcans don't have a religion, but follow a philosophical code (IDIC). The Klingons killed their gods because "they were more trouble than they were worth." (Warf) Its also more Bushido than anything. And DS9 was a serious "wtf?" the way it deviated from the way Roddenberry had Star Trek approach religion.
     
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    I have no particular power to judge you, but I'm pretty sure your chances of going to heaven are no different to mine.
     
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  9. Enoch07

    Enoch07 It's all a sick freaking joke.
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    If by 50/50 chance for either of us, then yes you'd be correct.
     
  10. viole

    viole Metaphysical Naturalist
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    Is there something like a not fictional religion?

    Ciao

    - viole
     
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    Well, your calculation or mine, best of luck to us both.
     
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    Lots of secular Jews think the Old Testament is fictional. Yet their history of exile,
    persecution and a return to their ancient homeland - as the bible said would take
    place - must be cause for reflection.
     
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  13. Revoltingest

    Revoltingest I have the kavorka
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    Does he approve of icons?
     
  14. Revoltingest

    Revoltingest I have the kavorka
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    Only in the minds of the believers.
     
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    columbus yawn <ignore> yawn

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    I always liked the one described by Tolkien in The Silmarillion.
    Eru is quite excellent as gods go.
    Tom
     
  16. SomeRandom

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    Probably not. So don’t be surprised if I’m smote by our dark lord for such blasphemy.
     
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    This reminds me of the "Is Buddhism a religion?" thread. :p

    Ah. Makes sense.

    I'm not all the way through it, no spoilers! ;) But yea it's fascinating, especially the religion/state interplay and internal politics of the religious hierarchy.
     
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    Yes, but the Bajorians' gods were based on real, existing beings-- in direct contrast to many other religions...
     
  19. Bob the Unbeliever

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    I have always been fascinated by Jedism and it's antecedent, Sith. Upon examination, I found neither were suitable for real humans, both went too far in one or more ways.

    What I found much more rational, were the so-called Grey Jedis, who believed in balance between the extremes as represented by either Jedi or Sith. They thought the Jedi too rigid, and that suppression all emotions was unhealthy. Whereas the Sith were too far into emotions, allowing their emotions to run roughshod over everything.

    I suspect there are religions similar to that philosophy, but I'm too antagonistic to possible abuses that all religion seem prone to, to dig further.
     
  20. Thirza Fallen

    Thirza Fallen Crazy Cat Lady

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    I like the Invisible Pink Unicorn better. She is proud and does not wilt when in hot water for too long.
     
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