Don't feel bad. christianity is not a religion. It is a political system that uses some theological terms and concepts in order to wield psychological power. It doesn't even begin to be internally consistent enough to be a religion, let alone a metaphysical system for explaining observable phenomena.
There you go, all fixed!
12/17/2008 1:45:37 PM
Sorry, Islam is a religion.
Its slightly more internaly consistant than the judaism and christianity it derives from.
Its metaphysical system is lifted directly and fully from the bible.
12/17/2008 1:48:44 PM
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12/17/2008 2:14:33 PM
Mirror, mirror on the wall...
12/17/2008 2:23:25 PM
Such a big, bright, shiny mirror you have there.
12/17/2008 2:27:44 PM
Christianity isn't a religion either. Looks like you leadheads have something in common with muslims.
12/17/2008 2:32:51 PM
Rat of Steel
Hmmm. So, let's see if I have this straight:
Islam isn't a religion; it's a political system.
Christianity isn't a religion; it's a relationship.
Evolution--a scientific principle that has nothing to do with any god, or indeed with anything supernatural--is a religion?!
Also, you have zero room to talk about religion being internally consistent. Shutting your eyes and plugging your ears won't make the mountain of Biblical inconsistency suddenly vanish.
Sorry, bud, but you chose your screen-name very poorly. Your argument has no teeth, and is less threatening than a six week-old puppy.
12/17/2008 2:38:27 PM
Oh, just like yours?
12/17/2008 2:50:38 PM
Okay, now put down the mirror, and step away...
12/17/2008 2:53:07 PM
The old fundie word definition revision project, still going and going ...
12/17/2008 3:10:54 PM
Hey buddy, you got the same disease as Mike in the post above this one.
No amount of idiotic prattling about the definition of a word, in the way that you do, is going to convince anybody, except for the most blinkered, tongue-lolling simpleton, that it doesn't mean what it always has.
Islam = the Muslim religion, and the people and countries who believe in it.
Wolverine = Largest member of the weasel family.
12/17/2008 3:22:00 PM
"Islam is not a religion. It is a political system that uses some theological terms and concepts in order to wield psychological power."
Sounds pretty much like a religion to me.
"It doesn't even begin to be internally consistent enough to be a religion, let alone a metaphysical system for explaining observable phenomena."
Internal consistency and ability to accurately explain observable phenomena are clearly not things required from a religion.
12/17/2008 3:37:59 PM
I'll take extreme, mind-blistering irony for 100$ Alex!
12/17/2008 3:57:18 PM
12/17/2008 3:58:03 PM
Don't feel bad. "YHWH"/"god"/"Allah" is not the real creator of the universe.
Religion: a way for useless people to get rich.
12/17/2008 4:26:01 PM
"It doesn't even begin to be internally consistent enough to be a religion"
This is the funniest thing I have read in years.
12/17/2008 4:44:48 PM
Its like he is being wrong squared
12/17/2008 4:52:19 PM
From Quran - 19: Mary
19:27 Then she brought him to her own folk, carrying him. They said: O Mary! Thou hast come with an amazing thing.
19:28 O sister of Aaron! Thy father was not a wicked man nor was thy mother a harlot. Mary, the mother of Jesus, was the sister of Aaron. (Apparently, Muhammad confused Mary with Miriam.)
19:29 Then she pointed to him. They said: How can we talk to one who is in the cradle, a young boy ?
19:30 He spake: Lo! I am the slave of Allah. He hath given me the Scripture and hath appointed me a Prophet,
19:31 And hath made me blessed wheresoever I may be, and hath enjoined upon me prayer and almsgiving so long as I remain alive,
19:32 And (hath made me) dutiful toward her who bore me, and hath not made me arrogant, unblest.
19:33 Peace on me the day I was born, and the day I die, and the day I shall be raised alive!
19:34 Such was Jesus, son of Mary: (this is) a statement of the truth concerning which they doubt.
19:35 It befitteth not (the Majesty of) Allah that He should take unto Himself a son. Glory be to Him! When He decreeth a thing, He saith unto it only: Be! and it is.
Just one of many examples from the Quran showing how much it is based off on your own comic book hero, Jesus.
12/17/2008 5:33:09 PM
"It is a political system that uses some theological terms and concepts in order to wield psychological power."
Welcome to every religion ever!
12/17/2008 6:08:54 PM
It's both, actually.
12/17/2008 6:27:15 PM
"let alone a metaphysical system for explaining observable phenomena. "
GODDIDIT doesnt explain fucking anything you lazy moron.
12/17/2008 7:49:26 PM
Internal consistency explains why there are 86 squadrillion versions of Christianity.
12/17/2008 8:22:37 PM
Hmm...A religion where God is considered intangible and singular, compared to one where he has multiple personalities and looks like someone's grandfather. I'd say there's some theological sophistication there, never mind just consistency.
12/17/2008 8:51:54 PM
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