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Featured Who would you call out to if you were dying?

Discussion in 'Religious Debates' started by Spiderman, Sep 28, 2021.

  1. Spiderman

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    This thread, like all my threads, was inspired by something @Rival said. :p

    She said something about the test of asking yourself what God you would invoke if you knew you would die today.

    I would simply cry out to the Kami. Kami is every supernatural being including God. Even Japanese Christians call God "Kami".

    Everyone at this forum who prays to unseen sentient beings, actually is a Shinto adherent (technically), because the only Doctrine of Shinto is "Belief in the Kami" , no other Doctrines, no innerant Scriptures or Prophets, no known founder, nothing to argue about.

    The Shinto attitude is Dogma distracts from loving the Kami, causes arguments, and divides.

    My belief is we don't know who founded Shinto , because it was founded by the female half of Hashem, to be a common bond, to bring all Religions to common ground, for the end time. But I'm not infallible by any stretch! :p

    The highest most venerated Kami in Shinto is not the creator, and is female. (Moms are like Dads, just smarter on average, and less jealous, wrathful, and violent. :p )

    It is entirely possible, God himself founded Shinto, and Amaterasu + Shinto was his delight before the world began, to triumph at the end of the ages, because Shinto Doctrine doesn't contradict or conflict with Abrahamic faiths.

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    So, were I to be in front of a firing squad tommorow, I would call out to "Kami".

    Shinto found me, I didn't find her, and was practicing Shinto , enshrining uncanonized souls, no Dogma, no Scripture, just following my heart and conscience, incessant prayer, offerings, sacrifices, for almost two years, prior to realizing I was practicing Shinto.

    It did far more for me than the fear, anger, and bitterness Christianity brought me , with all the threats of friends and family being tortured forever.

    No thanks to all the New Testament threats of wailing and gnashing of teeth in a lake of fire, for those who don't eat the flesh and drink the blood of Christ. Or those not written in some "book of life. :rolleyes: I don't want to be wearing a white robe in some choir stall, acting perfect forever, and praising such a God in Heaven.

    On a more lighter note, I clicked on my alert notifications yesterday, and for whatever reason it brought me to a girl scout trooper recruiting page with girl scout cookies.

    On my walk today I stumbled accross chocolate and caramel girlscout cookies box. (Empty though :( )

    Those are actually my favorite kind of cookies. Yum! What does that sign mean? :p

    Anyone have a favorite girlscout cookie? :D
     
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  2. Spiderman

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    If you are dying best to call 911 or push the button for your nurse or something.

    But there comes a time in life where that won't help.
     
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  3. JustGeorge

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    I don't know for certain. I pray to a lot of deities. I suspect the manner of death would also make a difference as well. If it was a long, slow death, I'd probably call out to Krishna to aid my through it. If it was quick, problematic, and unexpected, I might cry to Ganesh to get me out of this mess. I can't remember exactly what I did the last times I died, though, so I can't say for sure.

    We have the same favorite girl scout cookie!
     
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  4. Spiderman

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    Great taste in cookies and in Gods. ;)

    Also, I noticed your loveable new bird avatar right as we were being served fried chicken.

    I really do admire your choice of being a vegetarian.

    Your avatar reminds me of something you could have posted on my "favorite prehistoric bird" thread. :D
     
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  5. SalixIncendium

    SalixIncendium अहं ब्रह्मास्मि
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    I would call out to no one. I prefer to expire alone, quietly, and without fanfare.

    And Tagalongs are my favorite Girl Scout cookie.
     
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    Obviously I haven't been in a position of dying, but I have been in mortal danger a couple of times. The thought of calling out to a God or similar didn't enter my head for a moment.
     
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    If I'd call out to a deity, that'd be to יְהוָֹה Peanut butter cookies are my favorite. I like them with jelly.
    The governor's pardon best happen after my supposed last meal, cause it's peanut butter jelly time!

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    Probay still I would call to HaShem.
     
  9. Spiderman

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    @JustGeorge
    I love the avatar. Big bird isn't creepy. Just joking.

    You said you died before. Do you mean in past-lives?
     
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    I thought I lost a leg somewhere...

    You think Big Bird is that old?
     
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    Yes, I meant past lives. I haven't died in this current incarnation.
     
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    When I have had panic attacks before , I have called out to Jesus. Other moments of panic , I prayed a quick prayer to God. Certain of these moments I have prayed louder than at other moments perhaps being more anxious . I wasn’t in danger but when experiencing a panic attack one can feel in danger when it’s not the case.
     
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    I'd call out to Mother Durga.

    And Samoas are my favorite Girl Scout cookie!
     
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    He looks like he could be in Jurassic park :D

    Sorry about your leg. It's in my tummy! :p
     
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    Well, isn't that a bunch of ****... :D
     
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    None. If anything, a few middle fingers and laughing at them all and myself. Look forward to when physical death transpires, while not trying to die. At peace and content with it, when the curtains may fold.
     
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    Are you gonna observe the "nine nights" celebration beginning October 7. I will be.

    Last time I practiced that observance, it was filled with interesting signs.

    When you mentioned "Samoas" , it was a goddess I thought you were talking about. :p
     
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    It isn't **** quite yet

    It should be tommorow morning though. :D
     
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    I'm not sure if I would, though I've wondered of under such duress if I'd call to Ogmios.
     
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    Good to hear you're regular.

    Who's Ogmios?
     
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