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if you were coming from god.

Discussion in 'General Religious Debates' started by ametist, Aug 10, 2014.

  1. ametist

    ametist Active Member

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    if you were sure that you were coming from god, a descendant of god on earth and all other people were not coming from god as a direct decendant but more like animate life, how would your attitude towards them be?
     
  2. LuisDantas

    LuisDantas Aura of atheification
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    Probably the same as it already is. Equanimity is not a natural state for me. Or for most anyone, I assume (hope?)
     
  3. Riverwolf

    Riverwolf Amateur Rambler / Proud Ergi
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    Knowing how I acted when I was a teenager, I'd probably have SEVERE narcissism.
     
  4. chinu

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    According to me all are descendant of God on this earth. Am 100% sure about it.
     
  5. LuisDantas

    LuisDantas Aura of atheification
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    Then this is a family with _severe_ estrangement issues...
     
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    s2a Heretic and part-time (skinny) Santa impersonator

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    I'd become the most ardent advocate of heavy drinking :)
     
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    I'd suppose like a caretaker.
     
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    I'd be scared as hell of crosses and thorns !
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  9. ametist

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    assuming all else in the world would remain the same yes, i too, would be scared.
     
  10. Quintessence

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    A descendent of which god? It makes a difference. A lot of difference. Our parentage shapes much of who we are as people, whether that parentage is divine or not.
     
  11. ametist

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    follow your heart and answer accordingly. if you think people may need additional necessary info i am sure you will have your parenthesis.
     
  12. Quintessence

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    Following my own heart requires me to abandon one of the restrictions placed by the OP, to be honest.

    For most gods, I have to discard the idea of "direct" descent because it is simply not possible. As a human, I cannot be a direct descendent of anything other than another human and I'm pretty sure you didn't mean to include ancestor worship in the framework of your question.

    I also have to discard the idea of a other people not being of the gods, because I feel we are all of the gods (and never just of one). For instance, the Spirit of Science governs any of us who are scientists or highly educated in that field; it's not something only one person can own. If we want to think about more classical deities, the Lady Hestia inspires any and all homemakers, not just a single person.

    Then, a person is never just one thing in their lives. Many gods do we descend from, for many aspects of reality govern who we are. I'm a daughter of the Wild Wood in that I played in the forests as a child; I'm a daughter of the Library in that I grew up with books and a love of learning; I could go on and on. How does it change how I behave towards others? It simply defines how I am different from them. I have a greater appreciation for libraries than someone who never uses them, and I probably know more about them as well. I know about forest ecology and the species that can be found there, while others do not. I will recognize areas in which I am superior, as well as areas where I am not. I am not a daughter of the Ocean Spirit, as I grew up in the middle of a continent; I would leave that expertise to a sailor.

    This was probably more of an explanation than anybody wanted. Kudos to anyone who can be bothered to read it. XD
     
  13. Riverwolf

    Riverwolf Amateur Rambler / Proud Ergi
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    As a social outcast, feminine male, Bard, game designer/programmer/player, etc., I'm inspired by many Gods, not just one: Woden and Bragi being the ones coming to my tired mind at the moment
     
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    I agree with you Chinu.:)
     
  15. ametist

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    what makes you think i sure must have excluded ancestor worship or anything. whatever your god is. does it really take a genious to get the idea of the title? also, sorry, i couldnt put 150 different welcoming messages for every religion ever existed.

    hey, u know what, perhaps OP wasnt intended for you. not all OPs or threads are for me,either. when i get that feeling, i just dont join.makes life easy. still if you want to talk of your god only, implying how that part or this part of the thread was meaningless, go ahead, be the website staff. *rollseyes*
     
  16. Quintessence

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    Probably because I live in a culture that rejects this idea, so I don't expect others to be considering it unless it is specifically mentioned. For the same reason, I don't really expect others to be considering anything other than (classical) monotheism when discussing the concept of gods. Conversations on these theologies are much rarer in my culture. It wasn't a criticism, ametist. XD

    I didn't say it was meaningless. XD

    I'm sorry, but I'm having a really hard time understanding your hostility here given I was only explaining where I'm coming from on the topic. I'm... sorry that the fact that I have to discard certain assumptions of your OP to be able to answer it in a way that is true to what I actually feel is... er... offensive to you? :facepalm:
     
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