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If you had to convert to a different religious faith....

Postby Gillipig on Tue Mar 19, 2013 9:50 am

which would you choose? I don't think I could actually start believing in any religion but if I had to convert it would be to Norse Paganism. No Pope, no priests and a promise that if I die in battle I'll get to go to Valhall, where you basically party in all eternity. The mead flows and the meat is bloody. Now that's a mans paradise, unlike the christian paradise where you lay bored on clouds and have to listen to your relatives gossip in eternity. Sounds more like a hell than a haven.
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Re: If you had to convert to a different religious faith....

Postby crispybits on Tue Mar 19, 2013 11:11 am

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Re: If you had to convert to a different religious faith....

Postby Metsfanmax on Tue Mar 19, 2013 11:12 am

Buddhism
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Re: If you had to convert to a different religious faith....

Postby AndyDufresne on Tue Mar 19, 2013 11:16 am

I'd convert to the religion I created in elementary school. I think it was a rip off of Norse and Greek mythologies, mixing in some ideas from other faiths. I don't remember what it was called, but I remember human beings were called emuns.

Sounds like a good choice.


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Re: If you had to convert to a different religious faith....

Postby chang50 on Tue Mar 19, 2013 11:20 am

Metsfanmax wrote:Buddhism


Or another Eastern religion like Taoism or Confucianism that is far removed from the intolerant Abrahamic faiths.
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Re: If you had to convert to a different religious faith....

Postby Metsfanmax on Tue Mar 19, 2013 11:21 am

chang50 wrote:
Metsfanmax wrote:Buddhism


Or another Eastern religion like Taoism or Confucianism that is far removed from the intolerant Abrahamic faiths.


Yep. Buddhism is my favorite of those mostly because of the great respect for non-human animals.
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Re: If you had to convert to a different religious faith....

Postby BigBallinStalin on Tue Mar 19, 2013 12:03 pm

Did you know that buddhist monks could eat the flesh of animals?
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Re: If you had to convert to a different religious faith....

Postby DoomYoshi on Tue Mar 19, 2013 12:04 pm

We already had this thread with a poll. Saxi wouldn't let me become a Jain though. Thanks to Gillipig, I have converted to Jainism.
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Re: If you had to convert to a different religious faith....

Postby chang50 on Tue Mar 19, 2013 12:14 pm

Metsfanmax wrote:
chang50 wrote:
Metsfanmax wrote:Buddhism


Or another Eastern religion like Taoism or Confucianism that is far removed from the intolerant Abrahamic faiths.


Yep. Buddhism is my favorite of those mostly because of the great respect for non-human animals.


The temples near where I live are refuges for stray/unwanted cats and dogs..
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Re: If you had to convert to a different religious faith....

Postby Frigidus on Tue Mar 19, 2013 12:17 pm

Can I pick agnostic? I know it isn't really a faith, but its much easier to defend philosophically than most other options.
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Re: If you had to convert to a different religious faith....

Postby Gillipig on Tue Mar 19, 2013 12:24 pm

DoomYoshi wrote:We already had this thread with a poll. Saxi wouldn't let me become a Jain though. Thanks to Gillipig, I have converted to Jainism.

Polls are overrated. And saxi is overrated. Get your entertainment from my threads instead. Speak your mind without facing scrutiny and feel free to eat from the big pile of cookies on the table over there. BBS will serve you milk if you're thirsty. I hope everyone is having a good time.
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Re: If you had to convert to a different religious faith....

Postby Gillipig on Tue Mar 19, 2013 12:28 pm

Frigidus wrote:Can I pick agnostic? I know it isn't really a faith, but its much easier to defend philosophically than most other options.

If by agnostic you mean the standpoint that there's a 50-50 chance of a god either existing or not, then yes. But you can't keep believing that a god is improbable and just change the title you wish to call your stance. That wouldn't really be a conversion would it?
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Re: If you had to convert to a different religious faith....

Postby patches70 on Tue Mar 19, 2013 12:52 pm

Gillipig wrote:Norse Paganism.....and a promise that if I die in battle I'll get to go to Valhall, where you basically party in all eternity. The mead flows and the meat is bloody. Now that's a mans paradise, unlike the christian paradise where you lay bored on clouds and have to listen to your relatives gossip in eternity. Sounds more like a hell than a haven.


That may be true, but what happens if you don't die in battle?

Also,

What are the chances of you personally dying in battle?

Hell, Valhalla sounds fun and all but I don't see myself getting the opportunity (thankfully) of dying in battle. If that's the only way to get to Valhalla, I'd be screwed.
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Re: If you had to convert to a different religious faith....

Postby fadedpsychosis on Tue Mar 19, 2013 1:35 pm

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Re: If you had to convert to a different religious faith....

Postby ManBungalow on Tue Mar 19, 2013 3:03 pm

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Re: If you had to convert to a different religious faith....

Postby nietzsche on Tue Mar 19, 2013 3:51 pm

Mormonism hands down! Many wives
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Re: If you had to convert to a different religious faith....

Postby notyou2 on Tue Mar 19, 2013 4:17 pm

Metsfanmax wrote:
chang50 wrote:
Metsfanmax wrote:Buddhism


Or another Eastern religion like Taoism or Confucianism that is far removed from the intolerant Abrahamic faiths.


Yep. Buddhism is my favorite of those mostly because of the great respect for non-human animals.


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Re: If you had to convert to a different religious faith....

Postby Gillipig on Tue Mar 19, 2013 5:42 pm

patches70 wrote:
Gillipig wrote:Norse Paganism.....and a promise that if I die in battle I'll get to go to Valhall, where you basically party in all eternity. The mead flows and the meat is bloody. Now that's a mans paradise, unlike the christian paradise where you lay bored on clouds and have to listen to your relatives gossip in eternity. Sounds more like a hell than a haven.


That may be true, but what happens if you don't die in battle?

Also,

What are the chances of you personally dying in battle?

Hell, Valhalla sounds fun and all but I don't see myself getting the opportunity (thankfully) of dying in battle. If that's the only way to get to Valhalla, I'd be screwed.

Then you rot in the ground! I'd suggest you buy some armor and go raid a church, if you're lucky you'll have yourself a battle. If you die you'll go to Valhalla, if you live, you will have successfully raided a church, not bad either way.
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Re: If you had to convert to a different religious faith....

Postby notyou2 on Tue Mar 19, 2013 8:53 pm

nietzsche wrote:Mormonism hands down! Many wives


Double or more of the nagging, whining and pestering? You sure about that?
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Postby notyou2 on Tue Mar 19, 2013 8:54 pm

Question. Is Dudeism a recognized religion for purposes of this poll?
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Re: If you had to convert to a different religious faith....

Postby 2dimes on Tue Mar 19, 2013 8:55 pm

notyou2 wrote:
nietzsche wrote:Mormonism hands down! Many wives


Double or more of the nagging, whining and pestering? You sure about that?


Getting married is awesome. Being married? Much more work.
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Re: If you had to convert to a different religious faith....

Postby nietzsche on Tue Mar 19, 2013 9:50 pm

Thanks for ruining marriage for me.
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Postby 2dimes on Tue Mar 19, 2013 10:25 pm

nietzsche wrote:Thanks for ruining marriage for me.

When did we get married?
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Re: If you had to convert to a different religious faith....

Postby Gillipig on Wed Mar 20, 2013 1:58 am

notyou2 wrote:
nietzsche wrote:Mormonism hands down! Many wives


Double or more of the nagging, whining and pestering? You sure about that?

There are some upsides as well. If one of your wifes is angry with you, you don't need to worry about sex refusal. And threesomes are easy to arrange. You better have a high income though, can't be cheap having multiple wifes.
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