View Full Version : Are there any religions, you dislike less than the other?
12-28-2005, 11:50 AM
I strongly dislike all of the abrahamic religions. Basically because the deity is cruel, and the religion has really caused some serious harm. Exept maybe judaism, because that is not a missioning religion. Allthoug, it was the thing that started the abrahamic religions.
The belief systems I dislike the least are some of the left hand path ones. All thoug I dont belive in them, I find them refreshing, sort of like an intellectual provocation. Offcorse alot of stupidity is present also. But I find for instance OTO to be quite intresting. But I would probably never join, being as I dont belive in anything but what we see in our precent.
Abs like Jesus
12-28-2005, 12:09 PM
Honestly, I could care less about any of the religions. I would venture to guess that if you sat and thought about it, you feel the same way. My dislike for religion stems only from the propensity of some individuals to try and force their religious view of the world upon me, either on a personal level or on a grander level through legislation. Because Christianity has the larger lobby here and would never let a poor Wiccan get a word in, I have no problems with Wicca and the like. They don't bother me so I don't care. If it were somehow reversed, I wouldn't care about Christianity either.
Religions themselves are mundane and no more demanding of my contempt than Santa Claus or boogie-monsters under the beds of children. It's the assholes who strive to expand their religious views and impose them on the rest of society, no matter how grossly irrational those views often prove to be.
12-28-2005, 12:51 PM
All religions are just another way of establishing wolf-like packs, IMHO, and so the religions I have more stomach for are the nondenominational ones.
Next on the list for what's least odious are the Church of Christ (their peculiarity has resulted in their becoming the best source of excellent a capella music) and secularized (non-Sufi) Muslim sects of either Shiya or Sunni root.
Next, True Talmud Jews, who swallow none of that nonsense that Zionists have fed us over the decades for over a century. I still say that any religion which holds as an article of faith that God has set aside a race to be of more privilege than any other race he has created is a racist religion, but it's my understanding that a good number True Talmud Jews don't believe that either, while some might. The racial aspect of Judaism is largely rooted (but not confined to) Ashkenazi Jews. But the same criterium I use here is equally applied against the Parsee, who believe that their religion is genetic, too.
12-28-2005, 02:42 PM
All religions are just another way of establishing wolf-like packs,
That's funny Clara. I have thought of European culture as being dog brained for years.:D Tho I have noticed atheists talking the same kind of stuff on the internet. I look upon this as socialpsychological rather than religious. A corporation is a pack too.
What examples do you have of Buddhists behaving this way?
12-28-2005, 04:06 PM
God, my arse
12-28-2005, 10:17 PM
The only religions I don't mind are the ones which don't enforce their opinions on everyone and presume that they are right and have the "burden" to make sure everyone knows it. Like Buddhism (which is both a religion and not by definition), Taoism... that's about it.
12-28-2005, 10:51 PM
I'd like to add a kind word for a heavily persecuted religion in China that doesn't call itself a religion but a Practice. Kinda like Hare Krishnites but nothing to do with India, yet nonetheless a church of What Goes Around Comes Around. To my jaundiced eye, I call it the Law of Consequences.
That would be China's Falun Gong.
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