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Unread postby Derek » 3 December 2020, 05:35

Have you heard of Scientology? It's like a spiritual alternative to psychology. Very modern and cool.
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Re: Devising an open-source agnostic religion?

Unread postby betonhaus » 3 December 2020, 10:52

Derek wrote:Have you heard of Scientology? It's like a spiritual alternative to psychology. Very modern and cool.

you mean the cult that will sue you if you say something not nice of them, and who's core is a complete secret unless you fork over massive amounts of money - completely opposite of my intention for a completely open religion?
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Re: Devising an open-source agnostic religion?

Unread postby Magic J » 5 December 2020, 01:42

betonhaus wrote:who's core is a complete secret unless you fork over massive amounts of money...

No need to fork over the cash! I have consulted the open-source and very public Wikipedia, and can confirm that it's aliens. Alien ghosts is the secret. In exchange for revealing vast amounts of personal information, with which they definitely won't blackmail you, you can rid yourself of these troublesome alien ghosts to attain wonderful magic powers. :awesome:

If Hubbard is to be believed, having learned this Terrible Secret without adequate mental preparation, you will have suffered from massive shock and will now be dead. I hope you're not all dead. Sorry, if you are. :(
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Re: Devising an open-source agnostic religion?

Unread postby poolerboy0077 » 5 December 2020, 02:17

I’m part of the woke religion of anti-racism. We hold that all of society’s ills are due to white racism and colonialism and the only remedy is continual verbal self-flagellation and repentance. We also all have raised fist hand gestures as our way of signing the cross. If you would like to tithe our church of reparations, please PM me so I can give you my Venmo handle.
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Re: Devising an open-source agnostic religion?

Unread postby Valso » 9 December 2020, 03:53

I already have an open source religion. It's called Linux and unlike all other gods, my god (Linus Torvalds) actually answers prayers, if you explain the problem in details. I prayed to him once and 2 months later the problem was fixed. :D
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Re: Devising an open-source agnostic religion?

Unread postby Valso » 9 December 2020, 21:22

Btw, something just came to my mind about that "agnostic" religion you wanna make. Ofc you're free to believe whatever you want but since with agnostics nothing is ever 100% sure, I'm wondering how your Sun religion's gonna work exactly. Because in an "agnostic" religion that Sun might exist but it also might not exist as well. Maybe you should rethink the term and call it a "pagan" religion. At least it will fit the term. Whatever you choose to call it, there's one certain thing in all the nearly 5000 religions in the world - their gods never answered a single prayer. :D
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Re: Devising an open-source agnostic religion?

Unread postby Magic J » 9 December 2020, 21:29

Valso wrote:I already have an open source religion. It's called Linux and unlike all other gods, my god (Linus Torvalds) actually answers prayers, if you explain the problem in details.

Torvalds is a wrathful god. Definite Old Testament vibe.
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Re: Devising an open-source agnostic religion?

Unread postby John27 » 9 December 2020, 23:07

Magic J wrote:Torvalds is a wrathful god. Definite Old Testament vibe.


Possibly. There are stories about him not suffering fools gladly!

Although he's not alone. One hears plenty of stories--including lots of wrath--about others in the computer industry. And some personalities might be far more demanding of allegiance.
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Re: Devising an open-source agnostic religion?

Unread postby Jzone » 10 December 2020, 03:03

Valso wrote:Ofc you're free to believe whatever you want but since with agnostics nothing is ever 100% sure, I'm wondering how your Sun religion's gonna work exactly. Because in an "agnostic" religion that Sun might exist but it also might not exist as well.

This is a common misconception about what it means to be 'agnostic.' An agnostic believes nothing can be known about the divine or supernatural, if such even exists. It is not simply a position of "maybe there is and maybe there is not a god."

I am, at the moment, an atheist — holding no belief in any god — which is different from saying there is no god. I am simply unconvinced by all of the religions and theist beliefs I have encountered. I border on being anti-theist — believing the assertion that god(s) do not exist. I certainly find that much easier to accept than any form of theism.
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Re: Devising an open-source agnostic religion?

Unread postby Valso » 10 December 2020, 16:13

Magic J wrote:Torvalds is a wrathful god. Definite Old Testament vibe.

Wrong! The wrathful ones are Bill Gates and S. Nadella. If you change anything on their OS or even use a freaking icon from "their" design (which they stole from KDE, btw), they'll sue your a55 till the end of time. Torvalds doesn't care what you do to the kernel he writes or to the distro you're using. Not to mention that we (the Torvalds followers) have none of the problems the followers of Bill Gates had since day 1 of Windows 10 and keep having. Such as computer never booting up after a fresh update or entering and endless loop of restart and BSOD. :lol: On top of that Torvalds listens to feedback and even answers prayers. Once I prayed to him and explained to him the problem in details. 2 months later the problem was fixed. The same can't be said about the EXE gods...

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Jzone wrote:nothing can be known about the divine

Which is exactly the same as saying "there may be a god but also there may be not". But in reality there's no such a thing as an "agnostic" - one either believes in imaginary friends or doesn't; there's no middle "situation" here. Agnostics are simply religious people who are ashamed of being religious and pretend to be agnostic bc they fear their friends might make fun of them for being adults and having an imaginary friend.
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Re: Devising an open-source agnostic religion?

Unread postby Magic J » 10 December 2020, 23:02

Valso wrote:Wrong!

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Whichever moron thought that it’s “good security” to require the root password for everyday things like this is mentally diseased. - Linus Torvalds has a relaxing day

You’re a complete incomplete idiot, and I’m not going to apply this patch because it’s obviously broken and is a total piece of sh*t. - Linus Torvalds being so chill

Please just kill yourself now. The world will be a better place - Linus Torvalds, to a crying child, probably.
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Re: Devising an open-source agnostic religion?

Unread postby René » 10 December 2020, 23:06

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Re: Devising an open-source agnostic religion?

Unread postby Magic J » 10 December 2020, 23:47

Jzone wrote:I border on being anti-theist — believing the assertion that god(s) do not exist. I certainly find that much easier to accept than any form of theism.

Huh. I've been using "anti-theist" in a different way. The way I've seen it used: "atheist" is simply "no belief in the divine" (passive rejection), whilst "anti-theist" is more like "explicitly against religious belief" (active rejection).

Practical atheist, philosophically agnostic is the ultimate Chad position on this matter. Atheist in the streets, agnostic in the sheets. Trivialist when you want to get really freaky.

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Re: Devising an open-source agnostic religion?

Unread postby poolerboy0077 » 12 December 2020, 21:43

Magic J wrote:
Jzone wrote:I border on being anti-theist — believing the assertion that god(s) do not exist. I certainly find that much easier to accept than any form of theism.

Huh. I've been using "anti-theist" in a different way. The way I've seen it used: "atheist" is simply "no belief in the divine" (passive rejection), whilst "anti-theist" is more like "explicitly against religious belief" (active rejection).

Practical atheist, philosophically agnostic is the ultimate Chad position on this matter. Atheist in the streets, agnostic in the sheets. Trivialist when you want to get really freaky.

I'm not sure that line works, but I'm rolling with it anyway.

You can also think about the terms like this. Theist would be your Farfetch’d Pokémon carrying it’s little stalk while atheist would be if I snatch it away from its wings.

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Re: Devising an open-source agnostic religion?

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Re: Devising an open-source agnostic religion?

Unread postby acpro » 13 December 2020, 22:30

Is Cambridge there's a "church" called the Humanist Church..I think it's a cool concept.

My hope is that in the future all churches are converted to community centers - they'd do most the things churches do but without god.
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Re: Devising an open-source agnostic religion?

Unread postby Eryx » 14 December 2020, 22:44

I'd rather they be turned into clubs just for the irony of it. Pretty sure the evangelical ones here in Brazil will eventually turn into bakeries, since that's the kind of building they feel inclined to acquire. Ugly fucking places. Plastic chairs and trashy, flashy decoration.
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