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Getting Religion

Nontheists understand that religion is wrong. We discuss religions, rant about them, and fight them. Do we understand them? The goal of here is to learn about religions, how they developed, what they beleive, what makes them tick.

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"Getting Religion" means understanding religions.

 

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Like the air we breathe, religion is everywhere.  As far back as we have studied, probably to paleolithic times and our Neanderthal relatives, religion is part of the human consciousness, government, family, medicine, and human understanding of nature.

 

Religion dominates politics and governments in most the world in our time and all times in the past.  Many of our families and workplaces and towns are saturated with religion.  The better we understand religion, the better we know our world.

 

Discussions.

Intro to "Getting Religion" - what the group is about.

Paleolithic origins of religion.

Religion in the Neolithic Age.

Hell.

Zoroastrianism.

 

Here is a link that summarizes the 43 biggest religious or religious belief systems, in the world today.  This is the "Big Religion Chart".

 

To me, religions are like science fiction.  I like the worlds of Battlestar Galactica, and Star Trek, and X-Files, and I like reading about Zoroastrianism, Aztec cosmology, and Catholic papal  intrigues.

-Sentient Biped 5/29/2013

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Comment by Daniel W on May 22, 2013 at 9:28pm

Here is a neolithic stele from around 2,500 BC in Montagnac, France. I could not find much info about the stele - here is one link.

Comment by Daniel W on May 21, 2013 at 9:26pm
Comment by Daniel W on May 16, 2013 at 9:24pm

Starting again with this group.  I've neglected it.  The fact is, a lot of my online activity has not resulted in my learning more, becoming a better person, or becoming happier.  For me, a more left brain approach is needed.  Social media are more right brain I think.

Regardless, I think I'll post more info regarding the religion and religions, how they evolved, how they affect us, how they affect how we came to me who we are.

I think the prior topics are interesting.  At this point, will add topics that pique my interest regarding religion and see where it goes.  Hope there is interest and maybe some discussion.  But even if it's just autodidactic, that's fine too.

Comment by Daniel W on December 31, 2011 at 11:06am

Steph, thank you SO MUCH!  This is something I wanted to get off the ground for a long time.  

Comment by Steph S. on December 31, 2011 at 12:54am
Learning much here - thanks!
Comment by Daniel W on December 25, 2011 at 12:00pm

For anyone interested, this thread here is now embarking on a world tour of hell.  Exploring the versions of hell as seen in various religions.  

Have fun.  The weather forecast in most hells is for scorching heat, bring a big cold thermos with lots of ice tea.

Comment by Steph S. on September 13, 2011 at 5:54am
Scientology would be an interesting one to learn about.
Comment by Daniel W on September 12, 2011 at 10:58pm

Steph,

This group has languished, even though I would love to see more discussion to understand religion.  Is there a religion that you would like to learn more about?

Comment by Steph S. on September 11, 2011 at 1:16pm
Greetings everyone!
Comment by Vangelis Stamatopoulos on October 24, 2010 at 12:55am
Atheism and religion is an interesting comparison which I explore in my blog post from the point of view of a Buddhist. I am particularly concerned that the atheist agenda has been hijacked in Australia to be specifically anti-religious rather than a-theist. You can read more here.
 

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