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What's your opinion on free will?

I am religious and believe in free will
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I am religious and do not believe in free will
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I am not religious and believe in free will
- 102 (44.7%)
I am not religious and do not believe in free will
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Author Topic: Railgun and Spirituality Discussion  (Read 337232 times)

Rolan7

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Re: Religion and Spirituality Discussion: Yet Another Thread
« Reply #15 on: January 22, 2015, 12:25:39 pm »

Pope Francis and the Dalai Lama will both return to the collective spirit soon.  Who cares whom arrives slightly sooner?  Everyone wins!

Atheist and dubious animist here, with high hopes for this thread.
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Re: Religion and Spirituality Discussion: Yet Another Thread
« Reply #16 on: January 22, 2015, 03:47:53 pm »

Now, as before, agnostic atheist, borderline nihilist Physicist and occasional anti-theist reporting for duty.
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Re: Religion and Spirituality Discussion: Yet Another Thread
« Reply #17 on: January 22, 2015, 03:57:44 pm »

Nah, after his death a new Pope would be chosen. He wouldn't be Pope Francis anymore, he'd just be Zombie Francis, locked in an eternal battle with the ever-reborn Dalai Lama.

why?  I mean Francis is pope despite his predecessor being alive. I think this sets a precedent that would allow Francis to remain Lich-Pope despite having an elected successor

Pope Francis and the Dalai Lama will both return to the collective spirit soon.  Who cares whom arrives slightly sooner?  Everyone wins!

Atheist and dubious animist here, with high hopes for this thread.

speaking of which, did you know that contrary to what the Chanson of Roland says, the historical Roland was not killed in a holy crusade against  muslim hordes, but by basque marauders in a mountain ambush?
It's likely that at least some of them were pagan, if it's of any consolation.
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Re: Religion and Spirituality Discussion: Yet Another Thread
« Reply #18 on: January 22, 2015, 03:59:24 pm »

Nah, after his death a new Pope would be chosen. He wouldn't be Pope Francis anymore, he'd just be Zombie Francis, locked in an eternal battle with the ever-reborn Dalai Lama.

why?  I mean Francis is pope despite his predecessor being alive. I think this sets a precedent that would allow Francis to remain Lich-Pope despite having an elected successor

Benedict is known as Pope Emeritus - not a title frequently used, for fairly obvious reasons. I humbly propose the term Lich-Pope Emeritus when the inevitable occurs.
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Re: Religion and Spirituality Discussion: Yet Another Thread
« Reply #19 on: January 22, 2015, 04:18:57 pm »

Alright... I'm going to be a bit more specific in stating my spirituality this time.

I am a solitary eclectic wiccan and a novice witch. And by novice I mean have only casted two circles and I'm not going to be working any spells until I feel I'm ready for what that entails. I don't want to accidentally turn someone into a toad.  :P
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Re: Religion and Spirituality Discussion: Yet Another Thread
« Reply #20 on: January 22, 2015, 04:21:30 pm »

Do Wiccans study spells, then?
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Re: Religion and Spirituality Discussion: Yet Another Thread
« Reply #21 on: January 22, 2015, 04:26:25 pm »

Do Wiccans study spells, then?

Not all of them. Not all wiccans are witches and not all witches are wiccans. Wiccans do cast circles, which is more of a ritual than a spell.
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Re: Religion and Spirituality Discussion: Yet Another Thread
« Reply #22 on: January 22, 2015, 04:33:03 pm »

Are the rituals seen as a form of prayer?

And (forgive my ignorance :P) are the spells seen to actually do anything in the real world?
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Re: Religion and Spirituality Discussion: Yet Another Thread
« Reply #23 on: January 22, 2015, 05:40:17 pm »

PTW this new thread.
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Re: Religion and Spirituality Discussion: Yet Another Thread
« Reply #24 on: January 22, 2015, 06:53:02 pm »

I don't want to accidentally turn someone into a toad.  :P

B-But then Toady One can become Toady TWO~!

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Re: Religion and Spirituality Discussion: Yet Another Thread
« Reply #25 on: January 22, 2015, 08:02:11 pm »

Are the rituals seen as a form of prayer?

And (forgive my ignorance :P) are the spells seen to actually do anything in the real world?

Not precisely. They're more of a way to honor the gods. Casting a circle is a preliminary step to other rituals because they amplify energy, purify and protect from negativity and all that jazz. We do have prayers, though.

We're not talking Harry Potter stuff or anything. Our spells are essentially focusing energy for specific purposes, be it protection, enchanting, healing, etc. Sometimes it works. Sometimes it doesn't.


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Re: Religion and Spirituality Discussion: Yet Another Thread
« Reply #26 on: January 22, 2015, 08:04:59 pm »

How organized is Wiccan? Is there some kind of common creed, or is it more like a collections of various beliefs under one label, like animism for example?

Also, Wiccan got the second best religious music after the Islamic nasheeds.
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« Reply #27 on: January 22, 2015, 08:40:35 pm »

How organized is Wiccan? Is there some kind of common creed, or is it more like a collections of various beliefs under one label, like animism for example?

Also, Wiccan got the second best religious music after the Islamic nasheeds.

Wicca is pretty disorganized. There are nearly as many versions as there are covens/churches/solitaries. There are a few churches scattered about, but many wiccans are in covens or solitary. There are many versions of it, but we all follow the Wiccan Rede to some extent.

I love wiccan music. The Islamic nasheeds are pretty good. Unfortunately I don't speak the language and can't fully enjoy them...
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Re: Religion and Spirituality Discussion: Yet Another Thread
« Reply #28 on: January 22, 2015, 08:47:54 pm »

Some of my favorite nasheeds comes in videos with ISIS flags on them, so I think I can actually enjoy them MORE because I don't speak the language. :p
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« Reply #29 on: January 22, 2015, 09:32:26 pm »

Some of my favorite nasheeds comes in videos with ISIS flags on them, so I think I can actually enjoy them MORE because I don't speak the language. :p

That would make me curious as to what was being said, but it would probably be best to just enjoy the sounds at that point.
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