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Definition of Religion

Started this discussion. Last reply by Gallup's Mirror Oct 12, 2013. 86 Replies

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Gallup's Mirror replied to Yash's discussion 'Definition of Religion'
"I understand you want to sidestep empirical reality, which is what we've been talking about since the start, by narrowing it.  But that would be shifty, Bob. So let's not. empirical reality: the reality that can be deduced from…"
Oct 12, 2013
Dr. Bob replied to Yash's discussion 'Definition of Religion'
"LOL.  I like that one. Of course it's true in many ways.  Our ideas about God, or the universe, are just that - our ideas.  They live in our brains, whether it's theology or geometry or gravity."
Oct 12, 2013
Dr. Bob replied to Yash's discussion 'Definition of Religion'
"@Gallup, do you understand the definition of empirical?"
Oct 12, 2013
Reg The Fronkey Farmer replied to Yash's discussion 'Definition of Religion'
Oct 11, 2013
Gallup's Mirror replied to Yash's discussion 'Definition of Religion'
"Yes, Bob. This is what needs clarifying. Observations are empirical. The observable universe is as empirical as it gets. Nothing is more empirical than everything that observably exists. As imaginary models of gravitation apply to gravity, which is…"
Oct 11, 2013
Dr. Bob replied to Yash's discussion 'Definition of Religion'
"There's really nothing to clarify, @Gallup.  God is a postulate in the same way that Euclid's axioms are postulates.  They are a starting point that defines an intellectual system or worldview, not an ending point.  …"
Oct 11, 2013
Dr. Bob replied to Yash's discussion 'Definition of Religion'
"Must be a different Dr. Bob.  I don't know how to block anybody on this site.  I wouldn't in any event, since I'm just an occasional visitor. Your claymation reminds me of the old SNL "Mr. Bill". "
Oct 11, 2013
archaeopteryx replied to Yash's discussion 'Definition of Religion'
Oct 4, 2013
Unseen replied to Yash's discussion 'Definition of Religion'
"You'll get over it."
Oct 4, 2013
archaeopteryx replied to Yash's discussion 'Definition of Religion'
"If I were you, I'd wear that with a sense of pride."
Oct 4, 2013
Gallup's Mirror replied to Yash's discussion 'Definition of Religion'
"Wow. What was Santa stuffing in your stocking? ;) "
Oct 1, 2013
archaeopteryx replied to Yash's discussion 'Definition of Religion'
"Have you considered a personality transplant? They're doing wonders today with modern medicine."
Oct 1, 2013
_Robert_ replied to Yash's discussion 'Definition of Religion'
"I recall the frequent appearance of boggarts whenever we would enjoy particular activities. "
Oct 1, 2013
Gallup's Mirror replied to Yash's discussion 'Definition of Religion'
"It seems the pre-Christian Nisse/Tomte was a kind of household spirit, comparable to a brownie, or a hob, or domovoi, with a poisonous bite, superhuman strength, and a tendency to kill livestock and play pranks when angered. That doesn't sound…"
Oct 1, 2013
Gallup's Mirror replied to Yash's discussion 'Definition of Religion'
"Naturally. You were too obtuse to click on linked text and images, and you sure won't admit to the time you wasted figuring that out. So you switch to moaning that you don't like a cartoon about Santa and Odin. *Sigh.* It's…"
Oct 1, 2013
Arcus replied to Yash's discussion 'Definition of Religion'
"Sorry to burst this theory, but Santa Clause is an amalgamation of different Continental traditions and given a Coca Cola makeover. In the Nordics, Santa is called Nisse or Tomte, which harks back to pre-Christianization times. He's much…"
Oct 1, 2013

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