Re: What's your religion and are you religious?

fad single handedly trying to re-ignite 'the troubles' again. Switches off 'The Chase' and gets on with his end of terrace mural.

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Re: What's your religion and are you religious?

ukhursty wrote:

Christianity is fucking brilliant, a virgin who became pregnant?
!  They actually believe she was artificially inseminated by a 'higher being' ffs!

they pray to a deity that raped the mother of it's child and then killed the child once it came to manhood. exactly the type of higher being i want to worship.

Re: What's your religion and are you religious?

Old Testament God wasn't taking any shit to be fair. Smiting stuff left, right and bloody centre.

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Re: What's your religion and are you religious?

twilothunder wrote:
Dermatron wrote:

Cheers. Always though it was Cunt of England

Rather appropriate for you


Thanks for understanding the joke dogshit. You fuckhole.

Vegetarians can all FUCK OFF

Re: What's your religion and are you religious?

There's no one more mental than the religious. They'd believe in father fucking Xmas if they we're told to. Infact exchange the word god for father Xmas and you can see the madness of it all much easier.

Vegetarians can all FUCK OFF

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Raised Catholic....but let's just delve into that, shall we.... from an early age, I knew something was wrong, horrifically wrong – going to church and having the mass in Latin, genuflecting, eating the body of Christ, singing along and responding to the sermon in some cult-like fashion; drinking his blood and everybody dressing in their finest attire for this very, very special occasion, yeah it's pretty much an ongoing Stephen King novel in the making.   Everybody born with Original Sin – how can anything go right for anybody?    Motivating it's disciples through guilt, oppression, and the very fact that they expect you to sin, and when you do sin, they remind you about it on a Biblical scale - it's a lose/lose situation, yet millions must be gluttons for punishment...not a wonder so many porn starlets came from oppressive, guilt stricken, archaic Catholic families whom, when the situation necessitates after sinning, they go to a dark booth to repent their sins to some guy who wears all black, is hidden, and talks to a Entity he's never met and offers guidance...OK.  Catholicism invented Capitalism - they case can be easily argued, if not the first institution to refine it and exploit its Zombie-like followers.  The Crusades, well Christianity of course, but killing in the name of God, guess it's better than killing in the name of several Gods as the Heathens would do. 
    As for providing a good moral backbone - yes and no.  If you're already guilty of sin, then it seems you never quite get out of the Heinz Red Zone...just a series of 3 & outs.  Guess cretins that can't think for themselves, or come from suspect upbringings it can provide sanctuary, because as we all know the world is an evil place and there's nothing like coming upon a magnificent church filled with Men In Black and women dressed like Quakers to save you.  I will say that Catholic girls offer up the best fucks, no holes barred...a kinky lot... transfixed on escaping their daddy issues while exploring their sexuality...all motivated by guilt of course and the carnal pleasure of breaking the law and getting away with it well, not quite...after going to church and giving them money, the weird guy in black in the modified phone booth forgives your sins, then behold - you got the green light to do it all over again!  What a racket.   Never mind the fact that they utterly and completely confuse you with the convoluted and conflicting theories of the father, the son, the Holy Ghost, the Holy Spirit, and Jesus, and Mary – it all fits neatly into the Old Testament, or was it the New Testament - now, I'm confused...and somehow they expect you to believe all of it.  Noah's Ark?...right.  The Ark Of The Covenant - call Indiana Jones on that one.
    I knew shit was about to get live during my Confirmation Process.  My parents sent me to CCD ( Confraternity Of Christian Doctrine) school every Sunday.  My teacher, a complete helmet named Jack Devaney, was the poster child of middle-age crisis and family disfunction.  The guy spent more time talking about his two drug-addict sons then he did on teaching Catholicism.  A nut-job that wreaked of cheap Scotch...blood-shot eyes and bags under his eyes that Samsonite would be envious of.  Every class he'd cry about something, then ask us to pray with him, pray for his sons, and of course at the end chant over and over " I repel You Satan" ( another character that nobody has seen).  I complained to my parents to no avail.   Then I took matters into my own hands.  My mom would drop me off at class, I'd walk like I was going inside then, when she was out of sight, I would take off & hide for an hour.  Well, after a few sessions skipped, ol Jack, being the dickens he was, called my mom and asked why I stopped going to class.  Mum went full retard, meltdown in me.   The next class, I was  escorted inside the class by mum.  Mum wasn't happy... I think she started taking Prozac around this time.   Upon the start of class, Jack went into this long lecture and stated that we have a new student, a student who was deeply troubled, a student who was under the influence of Satan and drugs just like his two sons.   He instructed the class to all hold hands and pray for me, this lasted almost the entire hour.  Fucking done after that.   I was confirmed in the Catholic church in abstentia,  but I stopped going to church after that.

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These aren't the droids we're looking for, you can go about your business now, move along, move along...

Re: What's your religion and are you religious?

Thought there would have been a few 'Jedis' on here tbh.

Someone's just shit in my cornflakes

Re: What's your religion and are you religious?

mr rossi wrote:

Thought there would have been a few 'Jedis' on here tbh.


Wally must be on Holiday...

These aren't the droids we're looking for, you can go about your business now, move along, move along...

Re: What's your religion and are you religious?

My very short answer would be none and no*.

My longer answer would involve a largely oblivious childhood during which my parents were distantly but nonetheless involved in not one but two, cultish, communal living, evangelical Christian movements in the late seventies and early eighties which both ended in varying combinations of nationally exposed (adult) sex scandal, all manner of financial impropriety and eventually the break up of their marriage.


* Albeit that to this day I can still recite the first twenty odd books of the Old Testament without thinking about it, have been baptised twice and received the laying on of 'healing-hands prayer' from two of America's leading evangelists (on both occasions, astonishingly, to no healing effect whatsoever...)

*edit*
Of all the undoubtedly intelligent, wildly charismatic, incredibly well-read men I've ever heard talk on the subject, the best (by FAR) is the late Christopher Hitchens...

... (his comparison to the current North Korea and Christianity is incredibly apposite given the current stance of the USA as propped up by its Bible-thumping heartlands)

*raises a glass*

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Re: What's your religion and are you religious?

All the religions that you're allowed to get out of without having your head chopped off will disappear. All the religions that punish you for drawing a cartoon or treat women as 2nd class citizens will carry on being mentalists.

Re: What's your religion and are you religious?

smashdad wrote:

My very short answer would be none and no*.

My longer answer would involve a largely oblivious childhood during which my parents were distantly but nonetheless involved in not one but two, cultish, communal living, evangelical Christian movements in the late seventies and early eighties which both ended in varying combinations of nationally exposed (adult) sex scandal, all manner of financial impropriety and eventually the break up of their marriage.


* Albeit that to this day I can still recite the first twenty odd books of the Old Testament without thinking about it, have been baptised twice and received the laying on of 'healing-hands prayer' from two of America's leading evangelists (on both occasions, astonishingly, to no healing effect whatsoever...)

*edit*
Of all the undoubtedly intelligent, wildly charismatic, incredibly well-read men I've ever heard talk on the subject, the best (by FAR) is the late Christopher Hitchens...

... (his comparison to the current North Korea and Christianity is incredibly apposite given the current stance of the USA as propped up by its Bible-thumping heartlands)

*raises a glass*

*updates spreadsheet*

Darkness cannot drive out darkness; only light can do that. Hate cannot drive out hate; only love can do that.
Martin Luther King
Legs are very frickin important parts of the woman, thin ankle and tense bop is a must.
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Re: What's your religion and are you religious?

smashdad wrote:

My very short answer would be none and no*.

My longer answer would involve a largely oblivious childhood during which my parents were distantly but nonetheless involved in not one but two, cultish, communal living, evangelical Christian movements in the late seventies and early eighties which both ended in varying combinations of nationally exposed (adult) sex scandal, all manner of financial impropriety and eventually the break up of their marriage.


* Albeit that to this day I can still recite the first twenty odd books of the Old Testament without thinking about it, have been baptised twice and received the laying on of 'healing-hands prayer' from two of America's leading evangelists (on both occasions, astonishingly, to no healing effect whatsoever...)

*edit*
Of all the undoubtedly intelligent, wildly charismatic, incredibly well-read men I've ever heard talk on the subject, the best (by FAR) is the late Christopher Hitchens...

... (his comparison to the current North Korea and Christianity is incredibly apposite given the current stance of the USA as propped up by its Bible-thumping heartlands)

*raises a glass*

Great video, enjoyed that Kev. His brother is a proper cunt mind, Daily Mail columnist.

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chromosome_junction wrote:

*updates spreadsheet*

I'll ask my old dear to pray for you...

Re: What's your religion and are you religious?

smashdad wrote:

My very short answer would be none and no*.

My longer answer would involve a largely oblivious childhood during which my parents were distantly but nonetheless involved in not one but two, cultish, communal living, evangelical Christian movements in the late seventies and early eighties which both ended in varying combinations of nationally exposed (adult) sex scandal, all manner of financial impropriety and eventually the break up of their marriage.


* Albeit that to this day I can still recite the first twenty odd books of the Old Testament without thinking about it, have been baptised twice and received the laying on of 'healing-hands prayer' from two of America's leading evangelists (on both occasions, astonishingly, to no healing effect whatsoever...)

*edit*
Of all the undoubtedly intelligent, wildly charismatic, incredibly well-read men I've ever heard talk on the subject, the best (by FAR) is the late Christopher Hitchens...

... (his comparison to the current North Korea and Christianity is incredibly apposite given the current stance of the USA as propped up by its Bible-thumping heartlands)

*raises a glass*

What did his healing hands fail to heal smash? Asking for a Lukaku sized Jonson might have been unrealistic.

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Vegetarians can all FUCK OFF

Re: What's your religion and are you religious?

Re: What's your religion and are you religious?

Heaven could do with a fresh rebranding tbh. At the moment it sounds really fucking dull.
Spend the rest of eternity surrounded by a load of white, drinking water and playing a harp? That can fuck off.

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Re-branding you say?...Edward, we've found you a new project

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Happy to help.

Re: What's your religion and are you religious?

I believe there is some unknown conscious power that created the universe. The whole big bang theory and introduction of time I'm ok with - science says the how, but not the why.

Just one more thing...

Re: What's your religion and are you religious?

Without getting too Philosophy 101, the main issue with religion is it's steeped in determinism. You do good things, expecting good things to happen to you - all on the back of something that might or might not exist. Some religions have become so warped, they'll do heinous things, expecting good things in return from that same possibly imaginary being.

Generally like to approach life as an existentialist steeped in free will. If there is a God, I'm pretty sure he/she/it would prefer it that way.

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Squidgy wrote:

I believe there is some unknown conscious power that created the universe.


Uh oh

Edit - actually do please expand before I completely dismiss it.

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Vegetarians can all FUCK OFF

Re: What's your religion and are you religious?

Dermatron wrote:
Squidgy wrote:

I believe there is some unknown conscious power that created the universe.


Uh oh

Edit - actually do please expand before I completely dismiss it.

we have a non believer in Dermo

'When there's life to be lived - and God Damnit I've lived it'
Dogmong 2017

Re: What's your religion and are you religious?

Is that being a melter is it, Derms? Believing that something consciously created the universe? Lol

Just one more thing...

Re: What's your religion and are you religious?

Well yeh, pretty much so. Imo of course. You'll have to expand to be taken seriously though.

Vegetarians can all FUCK OFF

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...where does belief like that come from I've always wondered, especially without a single grain of substantive evidence of there being "something". You could quite easily say you believe in Leprechauns using the same logic and be laughed at but somehow this belief is perfectly acceptable. Makes zero sense to me. Dimensions make more sense rather than this outdated and lazy idea imo.

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