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Old March 6th, 2014, 10:37 AM   #1
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Any Rastafarian or Santerian Members Here?

just curious



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Old March 6th, 2014, 11:44 AM   #2
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there's only 5 of us here and i know their religions:

tecoyah - atheist
aufgablassen - atheist
david - atheist
polydectes - Christian
arcturus88 - Christian

so to answer your query, no there are no rastafarians or santarians.
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Old March 6th, 2014, 11:54 AM   #3
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FIVE??? That's it???

We need to advertise on Facebook, or something???
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Old March 6th, 2014, 02:59 PM   #4
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im being a little facetious but the reality is those five seem to be the main folk posting here.

Wait! what about reedak?

i'll go on a limb and say he's buddhist!
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Old March 6th, 2014, 03:50 PM   #5
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there's only 5 of us here and i know their religions:

tecoyah - atheist
aufgablassen - atheist
david - atheist
polydectes - Christian
arcturus88 - Christian

so to answer your query, no there are no rastafarians or santarians.
I'm no atheist. I'm actually a Hellenist but I don't talk religion so I understand the confusion.
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Old March 6th, 2014, 04:32 PM   #6
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I'm no atheist. I'm actually a Hellenist but I don't talk religion so I understand the confusion.
oh. my apologies then.
can you elaborate on how it is to be a modern day hellenist?
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Old March 6th, 2014, 05:22 PM   #7
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oh. my apologies then.
can you elaborate on how it is to be a modern day hellenist?
How does anyone chose a religion? I was spiritually empty and looking for answers when god (Apollo in my case) came to me. To be honest, I suspect most people that claim to have 'found god' simply assume it's the Abrahamic god (due to Christianity and Islam dominating religious life) speaking to the because there are way too many 'born again' types that seem to be following a vary different lifestyle than the Big 3 teach. If they honestly compared what their being led to do to non-Abrahamic deities I doubt you'd be seeing as many monotheists in the world.
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Old March 6th, 2014, 06:21 PM   #8
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How does anyone chose a religion? I was spiritually empty and looking for answers when god (Apollo in my case) came to me. To be honest, I suspect most people that claim to have 'found god' simply assume it's the Abrahamic god (due to Christianity and Islam dominating religious life) speaking to the because there are way too many 'born again' types that seem to be following a vary different lifestyle than the Big 3 teach. If they honestly compared what their being led to do to non-Abrahamic deities I doubt you'd be seeing as many monotheists in the world.
Pretty much why I don't wish to pick one.....More Agnostic than Atheist....but it seems the same thing to religious folk.
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Old March 6th, 2014, 10:33 PM   #9
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Pretty much why I don't wish to pick one.....More Agnostic than Atheist....but it seems the same thing to religious folk.

What Exactly Is An Atheist?

you identify yourself as a passive atheist in this thread.
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Old March 6th, 2014, 10:39 PM   #10
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Pretty much why I don't wish to pick one.....More Agnostic than Atheist....but it seems the same thing to religious folk.
Just curious, how is atheist and agnostic different?
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Old March 6th, 2014, 10:44 PM   #11
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How does anyone chose a religion? I was spiritually empty and looking for answers when god (Apollo in my case) came to me. To be honest, I suspect most people that claim to have 'found god' simply assume it's the Abrahamic god (due to Christianity and Islam dominating religious life) speaking to the because there are way too many 'born again' types that seem to be following a vary different lifestyle than the Big 3 teach. If they honestly compared what their being led to do to non-Abrahamic deities I doubt you'd be seeing as many monotheists in the world.
That is pretty cool. So Hellenistic can mean a lot of different things, with you it means you worship Apollo or do you worship all of the Olympian gods or do you worship at all?

That is fascinating, I have never met a Hellenistic person before. If you don't want to talk about it I can respect that.
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Old March 7th, 2014, 01:32 AM   #12
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Just curious, how is atheist and agnostic different?

I do not follow or believe in anyones version of a Godhead....yet do not dismiss the possibility something exists.
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Old March 7th, 2014, 03:18 AM   #13
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Just curious, how is atheist and agnostic different?
A theist believes in the divine, an atheist does not and an agnostic (which can be a theist or an atheist) falls into 1 of the previous 2 categories but acknowledges that they don't know if they're right or wrong.

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That is pretty cool. So Hellenistic can mean a lot of different things, with you it means you worship Apollo or do you worship all of the Olympian gods or do you worship at all?

That is fascinating, I have never met a Hellenistic person before. If you don't want to talk about it I can respect that.
I don't really worship. There isn't any ind of holy texts to follow (Thanks book burning Christianity!) and setting up an alter is surprisingly expensive (the idols and various tools that facilitate sacrifices really add up). The interesting thing about Olympians is that unlike 'worship me at all times and do my bidding' Yahawah they operate on a contractual basis. Basically unless you're offering them sacrifices, they don't expect you to deal with them unless you need them. Unfortunately this means you need to offer some kind of favor of equal or greater value if you expect your prayer to be answered.
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Old March 7th, 2014, 04:51 AM   #14
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yet do not dismiss the possibility something exists.
That kinda falls in line with one of Donald Rumsfeld's three "categories of knowns"

* Known knowns

* Known unknowns

* Unknown Unknowns



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Old March 7th, 2014, 06:47 AM   #15
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That kinda falls in line with one of Donald Rumsfeld's three "categories of knowns"

* Known knowns

* Known unknowns

* Unknown Unknowns



#2....I know, I do not know.
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Old March 7th, 2014, 08:59 AM   #16
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Speaking of knowing and not knowing , i thought i knew more than i really did.
Revised list:

tecoyah - agnostic
aufgablassen - atheist
David - Hellenist
polydectes - Christian
arcturus88 - Christian

any objections?
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Old March 7th, 2014, 09:47 AM   #17
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Speaking of knowing and not knowing , i thought i knew more than i really did.
Revised list:

tecoyah - agnostic
aufgablassen - atheist
David - Hellenist
polydectes - Christian
arcturus88 - Christian

any objections?
Actually, in the 70's, I answered a newspaper ad about becoming a priest in the Church of the Holy Monarch, and I did. I was sent a Certificate (not sure where it is now, though).

I never did renounce my membership, so technically I am still a Holy Monarchist.

The church is still in business:

http://www.orghunter.com/organization/621028329
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Old March 7th, 2014, 10:47 AM   #18
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A theist believes in the divine, an atheist does not and an agnostic (which can be a theist or an atheist) falls into 1 of the previous 2 categories but acknowledges that they don't know if they're right or wrong.



I don't really worship. There isn't any ind of holy texts to follow (Thanks book burning Christianity!) and setting up an alter is surprisingly expensive (the idols and various tools that facilitate sacrifices really add up). The interesting thing about Olympians is that unlike 'worship me at all times and do my bidding' Yahawah they operate on a contractual basis. Basically unless you're offering them sacrifices, they don't expect you to deal with them unless you need them. Unfortunately this means you need to offer some kind of favor of equal or greater value if you expect your prayer to be answered.
Sacrifice isn't a form of worship?

When you say idols that isn't something you can make?
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Old March 7th, 2014, 03:30 PM   #19
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Sacrifice isn't a form of worship?

When you say idols that isn't something you can make?
Sacrifice IS worshipping...by definition.

...and your chosen God is as "made up"
as Zues.
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Old March 7th, 2014, 04:29 PM   #20
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...and your chosen God is as "made up"
as Zues.
It seems you may have misunderstood something here?
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