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Discussion in 'Religious Debates' started by Power Stone, Jun 27, 2020.

  1. Power Stone

    Power Stone Unknown Member

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    With a lot of people leaving Christianity, other religions, and people such as atheist's and agnostics there's a potential audience. It's powerful, sustains life, real and we did it before. Will it make a comeback?
     
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  2. The Hammer

    The Hammer Virtue, Piety, Study
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    It's called Paganism my friend. And it has been growing rapidly.

    Estimating growing number of US Pagans | News, Paganism, U.S.
     
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    I personally don't have a especial regard for the sun, though I realize that it can be held in high regard in the traditional and contemporary context. I think I may be more interested in the basic dualistic element that predated christianity, where divine things are revealed to be immaterial at their heart, though they combine with material things to create metabolism. This of course, was integrated into that religion.
     
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    Depends on where and when I think. But as far as I understand it, it is also the underlying principle of most Pagan worship too. Like my midsummer ritual that I did invoking the sun goddess Sunna, aka Sol.
     
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    Tha
    that's cool. Yeah Aten was 'one' god. I wonder if Neanderthals worshiped the sun. Do pagans have more than one god?
     
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    Depends on the Pagan (individualism is seen as a value). Most are at a minimum duotheistic, from my experience, I don't know very many monotheistic, but I am sure they are there somewhere (just like there are Christian Wiccans).
     
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  8. Power Stone

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    Homo erectus is supported to first have used fire. I wonder if they worshipped the sun.
     
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    Unfortunately, we will probably never know what they believed, in any religious sense. No way to really tell without any written documentation or surviving people's.
     
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    Well I would think they would've believed in something. I think it takes a little bit of brains to make a fire or keep one going
     
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    The Resurrection, the means through which Jehovah God will undo all past injustices, will clarify a lot!
    IMO.
     
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    I am sure you believe this, yes.
     
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  13. Aupmanyav

    Aupmanyav Be your own guru

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    Hinduism is a living vibrant pagan reigion.

    Sun worship in India: Nomenclature and regional names. Kumbha is a sun festival. Chhath in Central India is another festival. Numbers - don't count.

    "In 2007, 70 million pilgrims attended the 45-day long Ardha Kumbh Mela at Allahabad, estimates the local administration. In 2013, 120 million pilgrims attended the Kumbh Mela at Allahabad. Nasik has registered maximum visitors to 75 million.
    Maha Kumbh at Allahabad is the largest in the world, the attendance and scale of preparation of which keeps rising with each successive celebration. For the 2019 Ardh Kumbh (just half Kumbha) at Allahabad, the preparations include a US$590 million or €540 million temporary city over 2,500 hectares with 122,000 temporary toilets and range of accommodation from simple dormitory tents to 5-star tents, 800 special trains by the Indian Railway, artificially intelligent video surveillance and analytics by IBM, disease surveillance, river transport management by Inland Waterways Authority of India, and an app to help the visitors." (Wikipedia)

    Makara or Makar Sankranti is celebrated in many parts of the Indian subcontinent with some regional variations. It is known by different names and celebrated with different customs in different Indian states and South Asian countries:

    Suggi Habba, Makara Sankramana, Makara Sankranti : Karnataka, Andhra Pradesh, Madhya Pradesh Telangana
    Makara Sankranti or Makara Mela and Makara Chaula : Odisha
    Makara Sankranti or Til Sankrant : Bihar
    Makar Sankranti, Maghi Sankrant, Haldi Kumkum or Sankranti : Maharashtra, Goa, Nepal
    Thai Pongal or Uzhavar Thirunal: Tamil Nadu, Sri Lanka, Singapore, Malaysia
    Uttarayan: Gujarat
    Maghi: Haryana, Himachal Pradesh and Punjab
    Magh Bihu or Bhogali Bihu: Assam
    Shishur Saenkraat: Kashmir Valley[23]
    Sakraat or Khichdi: Uttar Pradesh and western Bihar
    Poush Sangkranti: West Bengal, Bangladesh
    Tila Sakrait: Mithila

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    What beautiful-looking people! I love the diversity!
     
  15. Aupmanyav

    Aupmanyav Be your own guru

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    Yeah, each face has a different story to tell.
     
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  16. Mock Turtle

    Mock Turtle Asinine, socialist-leaning filth
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    Lightning strikes might account for a lot of this fire use, and rubbing a few sticks together or discovering flint is hardly equivalent to projecting some powerful entity on to a daily object that sometimes is there and sometimes not (depending upon one's location all too often).
     
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    Aupmanyav Be your own guru

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    Agni (Fire) is the priest of Gods. All approaches to the Gods in the Vedas are through fire. Making fire may not have been difficult, but the veneration of fire always remained strong. Athravan is the first priest in Vedas and is supposed to have brought fire to the world (I take it as starting fire worship).
    Even today, some brahmins will take up special vows to worship fire and that is known as 'Agnihotra'. My grandfather used to do fire rituals (Homam) every morning (clarified butter, no animal sacrifice), but was not a 'Agnihotri' as such.

    aghnimīḷe purohitaṃ yajñasya devaṃ ṛtvījam l hotāraṃ ratna dhātamam ll
    aghniḥ pūrvebhih ṛṣibhih īḍyo nūtanairuta l sa devāneha vakṣati ll


    I Laud Agni, the chosen Priest, God, minister of sacrifice, the hotar (one who makes the oblation), lavishest of wealth;
    Worthy is Agni to be praised by living as by ancient seers, he shall bring hitherward the Gods. (RigVeda 1.1)
    Rig Veda: Rig-Veda Book 1: HYMN I. Agni.
     
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  18. SalixIncendium

    SalixIncendium Ahaṁ Brahmāsmi
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    George Carlin sums this topic up pretty well...


    ...or one could just worship Joe Pesci.
     
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    I think it would not be reasonable, but by what I see, modern people are not reasonable, so I wouldn’t be surprised if people would regress to that level again.
     
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    No songs to learn? I beg to differ:

     
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