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Public Respect and Religion

Post by cronus » Sun Sep 02, 2018 9:02 am

Is there enough respect in religion these days? has it all become too informal? Where is the hand of God these days?
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Post by JimC » Sun Sep 02, 2018 9:09 am

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Is there enough respect in religion these days? has it all become too informal? Where is the hand of God these days?
No.

No.

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Post by Svartalf » Sun Sep 02, 2018 9:29 am

religions are not respectful of anybody not following the same creed they do, they need to learn tolerance.
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Post by Brian Peacock » Sun Sep 02, 2018 10:50 am

Religions are so touchy and antsy these days - criticise or ridicule them and they call you a phobic and a racist, and the fucking ungulate shaggers and kiddy-fiddlers ain't got no sense of humour neither
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Re: Public Respect and Religion

Post by Hermit » Sun Sep 02, 2018 10:55 am

cronus wrote:
Sun Sep 02, 2018 9:02 am
Is there enough respect in religion these days? has it all become too informal? Where is the hand of God these days?
"The hand of God" keeps getting smaller because the gaps it can continue to exist in keep getting smaller.

One consequence is that this disappearing god becomes increasingly irrelevant, which makes it hard to respect him as the powerful force he was previously perceived to be.

Another is that religious authorities are forced to become increasingly vague about his agency, which in turn hampers any effort to give him a formal definition. It's kind of hard to respect a god who gradually disappears like Lewis Carroll's Cheshire cat, leaving only a faint smile behind.

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Post by Alan B » Sun Sep 02, 2018 11:05 am

Religions only exist as a means of control. They will reject and condemn any other religion or secular system that would threaten their system of control.
Their methods are well known and primarily involve instilling fear of the 'unknown' that they have invented and only they have the answer to.
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Re: Public Respect and Religion

Post by Jason » Sun Sep 02, 2018 2:05 pm

cronus wrote:
Sun Sep 02, 2018 9:02 am
Is there enough respect in religion these days? has it all become too informal? Where is the hand of God these days?
Respect for religion these days has definitely dwindled. Perhaps if they reformed and stopped hating on natural things like homosexuality...

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Re: Public Respect and Religion

Post by JimC » Sun Sep 02, 2018 9:43 pm

Śiva wrote:
Sun Sep 02, 2018 2:05 pm
cronus wrote:
Sun Sep 02, 2018 9:02 am
Is there enough respect in religion these days? has it all become too informal? Where is the hand of God these days?
Respect for religion these days has definitely dwindled. Perhaps if they reformed and stopped hating on natural things like homosexuality...
To be fair, some mainstream christian denominations have done that, some quite emphatically...
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Re: Public Respect and Religion

Post by Svartalf » Sun Sep 02, 2018 9:51 pm

but the pope still thinks it's a mental disease
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Post by JimC » Sun Sep 02, 2018 9:58 pm

Sure. The gay-friendly (and usually left-leaning) christian denominations are definitely in a minority. The Uniting Church in Oz is one example...
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Re: Public Respect and Religion

Post by Sean Hayden » Mon Sep 03, 2018 12:03 am

Hermit wrote:
Sun Sep 02, 2018 10:55 am
cronus wrote:
Sun Sep 02, 2018 9:02 am
Is there enough respect in religion these days? has it all become too informal? Where is the hand of God these days?
"The hand of God" keeps getting smaller because the gaps it can continue to exist in keep getting smaller.

One consequence is that this disappearing god becomes increasingly irrelevant, which makes it hard to respect him as the powerful force he was previously perceived to be.

Another is that religious authorities are forced to become increasingly vague about his agency, which in turn hampers any effort to give him a formal definition. It's kind of hard to respect a god who gradually disappears like Lewis Carroll's Cheshire cat, leaving only a faint smile behind.

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