Started by randomvim, September 11, 2016, 03:14:56 AM
Quote from: Baruch on March 15, 2017, 06:55:45 PMYes, the Japanese did pervert Buddhism during the recent Emperor era. And they aren't the first Chakravartin to try that. There was a Chinese emperor who tried to do that, with pacifism (not militarism) and failed spectacularly. Well if you see everything as war (class struggle is a war) ... then every literature is war literature.The point of the Gita ... is bhakti worship of the Hindu gods, particularly Lord Krishna. This is a revolution (you like those) against the upper classes. Messianic Judaism was a revolt against the Jewish upper classes too. Buddhism was middle class revolt, like the Americans in 1776. Basically Buddhism was the revolt of the Kshatriyas against the Brahmins. Bhakti Hinduism is the revolt of the Sudras ... against both. But Gandhi's revolt of the Untouchables, was successfully suppressed thru assassination. Eventually Buddhism failed, when the Kshatriyas lost power. That and Islamic invasion of India gave the Indians something else to worry about ;-) Messianic Judaism was the revolt of the Am Ha-Aretz ... against the Tzaddukim and the Parushim ... who jointly ruled Judea from the beginning of the Roman occupation forward. If you are going to mess with history, the details are important ;-)
QuoteGita (the â€œSong of Godâ€)......began life, sometime between the third century BC and the third century CE, as an epic argument persuading a warrior to engage in a battle, indeed, a particularly brutal, lawless, internecine war.Quote http://www.nybooks.com/articles/2014/12/04/war-and-peace-bhagavad-gita/
Quote from: Sorginak on March 11, 2017, 07:21:08 PMAfter thousands of years of mythology, would there not be some sort of evidence for the supernatural? Considering there is no evidence, it is more logical to assume there is nothing supernatural. Supernaturalism is nothing than mere imaginative fancy.Reason and logic informs us after thousands of years of faith based ignorance that religious faith is useless.
Quote from: Hydra009 on March 15, 2017, 09:10:19 PMLet's assume for a moment that there is no such thing as a God. What would that sort of world look like? There'd be no miracles, no ghosts, no angels, no heaven, no hell. Sure, there might be tales of supernatural stuff and some people would swear up and down that they're real, but you'd never be able to verify any of it. Long on certitude, short on evidence, each and every time.
Quote from: etienne on March 14, 2017, 02:35:56 PMIt IS anti if the Theists are trying to oppress yo azz and or if you just want to take the initiative in tearing down their sand castles in the sky.
Quote from: Cavebear on March 31, 2017, 05:08:00 AMYou are missing the point. "Atheism" is simply "not theistic". Mostly, I just don't CARE about their ideas.
Quote from: Mike Cl on March 31, 2017, 01:19:04 PMYeah, that's how I basically see it. But theists simply will not leave the rest of society alone. They INSIST making all of us act and think as they do. In that respect, I oppose what they believe. And I'd love to see all religions torn to shreds and left bleeding to death on the ground.
Quote from: Baruch on March 31, 2017, 06:22:09 PMPlease don't hold your anger in ... I would hate for you to have an aneurism ;-( Right now, I would burn every politician in Hell. But I will feel better in the morning. I hope you will too.
Quote from: surreptitious57 on April 02, 2017, 10:58:14 PMI am an atheist because I see no evidence to support the truth claims of theism. With respect to the existence of God The three most common justifications are personal belief and arguments from emotion and popularity. None of which require evidence so the truth claim remains unsubstantiated. I use evidence and proof to determine the validity of alltruth claims. Any that has none can be rejected. This is why I reject all God hypotheses [ as there is more than one ]
Quote from: Alexmahone on March 14, 2018, 02:37:50 PMI used to be a Christian until age 14. I'm an atheist mainly because I don't want to waste half my Sundays going to church.