Aarontology: I have another three letter G word I credit for helping me lose weight. The gym.
untaken_name: Atheism is the worst religion ever.
Farking Canuck: untaken_name: Atheism is the worst religion ever.Anvils are the worst boats ever.
The One True TheDavid: FarkinHostile: The One True TheDavid:By definition atheists don't believe in supernatural forces, whether you call them gods, fairies, or Late-For-Dinner.No.Atheists do not believe in a god. That's it. They can, and many do, have irrational beliefs in things like ghosts, spirits, aliens, ect.Materialists do not believe in anything supernatural. Atheist and Materialist are not synonymous but are somewhat related.Ah. Okay. Point taken. I humbly bow to your more arrant pederasty.Can someone be a Materialist and a God-believer?
Monkeyhouse Zendo: BarkingUnicorn: "No thought,no reflection,no analysis, no cultivation, no intention; let it settle itself." Tilopa.Your education is sorely lacking. Meditation with the goal of emptying the mind of thoughts is an ancient technique practiced by hundreds of millions.I'm familiar with Hindu meditation although Buddhist traditions are more my forte. You're reading a poor translation and compounding that problem by misinterpreting it. What Tilopa is aspiring to is not a lack of thought but rather absorption in a single thought. In the traditions of Vedanta this is usually absorption in contemplation of the unity of Atman and Brahman i.e. the soul and the divine ground of the universe.Saying that this is not thought is like saying that a flute player is not playing while he blows a single, long, note.
Bashar and Asma's Infinite Playlist: I've found vigorous exercise burns more calories than vigorous prayer, but maybe I'm just not lifting enough spiritual weight or giving my faith enough recovery time.
The_Gallant_Gallstone: Kinek: Put the context in you Ninny.Context of this quote, this is an agent of hell writing to his nephew. The enemy in this case would be heaven. Just for other people to figure out what the hell they're reading.There was a time, boy, when I searched for steel, when steel meant more to me than gold or jewels
Weaver95: I'm sticking with paganism. There is a lot less guilt involved
Infernalist: BarkingUnicorn: This thread is further testimony that strict materialists are the most shallow, closed-minded, unaware, and miserable of humans.I'm a secular humanist, thank you.
rubi_con_man: Farking Canuck: untaken_name: Atheism is the worst religion ever.Anvils are the worst boats ever.I totally agree. Atheism - The common, shared belief that there is no God - is the worst belief system ever. (or is that system of disbelief?)Yes, Atheism is a Religion. An Exceptionally spare one, but certainly a belief system with at least one big article of faith : There is no God. Other articles of faith (depending on your personal creed) are : Theists are stupid, The Universe is like __________, and Atheism isn't a religion.Be well, Adherents of Atheism.
RedPhoenix122: Praise the Sun!
BarkingUnicorn: Meditation's goal is to cease creating thoughts.
Opus Croakus: Prayer has never helped me with any of my hangovers.
jfivealive: I don't care who you are or what type of person you are or what you believe in, prayer works. And I can prove it.
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