Go Back   UG Community @ Ultimate-Guitar.Com > UG Community > The Pit
User Name  
Password
Search:

Reply
Old 12-29-2011, 02:54 PM   #1
SlackerBabbath
Est. 1966.
 
SlackerBabbath's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2007
Location: Burnley, UK
The 'New' ONLY Religion & Philosophy thread.

OK, so I was asked to start a new R & P thread, (the old one is three years old) so here goes. (actualy it's just an edited version of the first post from the last R&P thread made by marchoso )

Rules.
This thread is for discussing all matters relating to religion (and thusly all areas specifically theological and generally religious) and all things philosophical (excluding political philosophy, obviously.)

Though there will be overlap, generally it should be obvious when a piece of philosophical discussion should be in the politics thread.

Don't be disrespectful. Respectful debate is one thing and it's it's perfectly acceptable but being an arsehole is something else entirely... (and it's not acceptable)

Coming in and simply posting, 'God doesn't exist' (or vice versa) is spam and will be treated as such.
Give your posts substance, or don't bother posting. If you believe God exists, (or doesn't exist) say why you believe that.

Remember the regulars in this thread come from all walks of life, Christian, Muslim, Jewish, Buddhist, Hindu, Atheist, Agnostic, ect. That means that no matter what your views are, there's going to be someone who disagrees.

Be good, try to learn from each other, enjoy.

Slacker.
__________________
“Our life is what our thoughts make it.”
― Marcus Aurelius

Slacker's Art Website.

Last edited by SlackerBabbath : 01-07-2012 at 08:08 AM.
SlackerBabbath is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-29-2011, 02:56 PM   #2
Dreadnought
Nyctophiliac
 
Dreadnought's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2002
Location: Spaceship of the Imagination
Best book in the Bible?

My vote goes to the Book of Job
__________________
But we little know until tried how much of the uncontrollable there is in us, urging across glaciers and torrents, and up dangerous heights, let the judgment forbid as it may.
Dreadnought is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-29-2011, 02:56 PM   #3
Zeletros
Banned
 
Zeletros's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2009
Location: Estonia, Viimsi
I'm an atheist, because,





I don't look down people for having belief other than mine, though sometimes I try to change their minds.
Zeletros is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-29-2011, 03:01 PM   #4
Carnivean
UG Board King
 
Carnivean's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2006
Location: n.a.
Jesus: black, white, arab?

GO!
__________________
Quote:
Originally Posted by Overlord
It's not hard to be nice, but it's nice to be hard
Carnivean is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-29-2011, 03:02 PM   #5
Vitor_vdp
... likes Gentle Giant
 
Vitor_vdp's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2007
Location: Dubai / Brazil
I am an agnostic because as far as we know it is impossible to prove or disprove the existence of God.
__________________
Soundcloud:

http://soundcloud.com/shardstorm

The sound of harpsichords has never been so eloquently described:
Quote:
Originally Posted by ali.guitarkid7
it's like a really shitty VSTi from 500 years ago
Vitor_vdp is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-29-2011, 03:02 PM   #6
BDR_23
Banned
 
BDR_23's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2006
Location: St. Paul, Minnesota
Quote:
Originally Posted by Carnivean
Jesus: black, white, arab?

GO!

Does it matter?
BDR_23 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-29-2011, 03:03 PM   #7
SlackerBabbath
Est. 1966.
 
SlackerBabbath's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2007
Location: Burnley, UK
Quote:
Originally Posted by Dreadnought
Best book in the Bible?

My vote goes to the Book of Job


That's a damn good choice, obviously written before Satan was considered as 'evil' which makes it interesting, but I prefer the Book of Genesis myself. I find it absolutely fascinating. If you learn about other culture's creation myths, especially the early Mesopotamian creation myths, it makes reading Genesis a whole lot more interesting.
__________________
“Our life is what our thoughts make it.”
― Marcus Aurelius

Slacker's Art Website.
SlackerBabbath is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-29-2011, 03:05 PM   #8
Basti95
the online version
 
Basti95's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2010
Location: London, u 'k?
OPINIONS

__________________
Basti95 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-29-2011, 03:07 PM   #9
SlackerBabbath
Est. 1966.
 
SlackerBabbath's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2007
Location: Burnley, UK
Quote:
Originally Posted by Carnivean
Jesus: black, white, arab?

GO!


Assuming that Jesus was a Galilean Semite, his skin would have most likely have been olive-coloured.
__________________
“Our life is what our thoughts make it.”
― Marcus Aurelius

Slacker's Art Website.
SlackerBabbath is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-29-2011, 03:07 PM   #10
Craigo
UG Spammer
 
Craigo's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2005
Gah Slacker

Awesome stuff
__________________
Where you going riding, boy?
Craigo is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-29-2011, 03:07 PM   #11
Ghefly
Lurker
 
Ghefly's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2010
Location: Sodom and Gomorrah.
I love Genesis and in particular the life of Abraham. Got his wife preggers when he was 100... what a dog!
__________________
Last.FM
Ghefly is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-29-2011, 03:08 PM   #12
bradulator
through being cool
 
bradulator's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2007
Quote:
Originally Posted by Dreadnought
Best book in the Bible?

My vote goes to the Book of Job


Interesting. I always recommend people to read the Sermon on the Mount.
bradulator is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-29-2011, 03:08 PM   #13
WhiskeyFace
NSFW
 
WhiskeyFace's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2008
Location: Ireland
lol Slacker, Craigo wasn't ready.
__________________
Hors Phase~

Quote:
Originally Posted by cornmancer
Forget the fundamentals of filmmaking, this thread needs the fundamentals of condom wearing.
'There is hope - but not for us'
WhiskeyFace is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-29-2011, 03:09 PM   #14
SlackerBabbath
Est. 1966.
 
SlackerBabbath's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2007
Location: Burnley, UK
Quote:
Originally Posted by WhiskeyFace
lol Slacker, Craigo wasn't ready.


I know... ain't I a stinker?
__________________
“Our life is what our thoughts make it.”
― Marcus Aurelius

Slacker's Art Website.
SlackerBabbath is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-29-2011, 03:12 PM   #15
Vitor_vdp
... likes Gentle Giant
 
Vitor_vdp's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2007
Location: Dubai / Brazil
Because of this thread I have a sudden urge to read the Bible. How do I go about this? Just read it start to finish? Is there something I should know about beforehand?
__________________
Soundcloud:

http://soundcloud.com/shardstorm

The sound of harpsichords has never been so eloquently described:
Quote:
Originally Posted by ali.guitarkid7
it's like a really shitty VSTi from 500 years ago
Vitor_vdp is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-29-2011, 03:14 PM   #16
bradulator
through being cool
 
bradulator's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2007
Quote:
Originally Posted by darkstar
My friend theorized that as long as we're owning everything, and we are the master species on this planet, you own everyone else just as much you own yourself. That means you own only a 7 billionth of yourself. We're in this thing together, and the more people there are, the less you own yourself or your fate.


From the last thread, I just wanted to give my thumbs up.
bradulator is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-29-2011, 03:15 PM   #17
blake1221
‭‭
 
blake1221's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2007
Quote:
Originally Posted by bradulator
Interesting. I always recommend people to read the Sermon on the Mount.


Full book haha.

I think in terms of action and shtuff, Revelations was always my favorite. Fantastic imagery and poetic metaphors on a huge scale.

Romans was always a solid one, because of the uplifting message behind it. More so if you're a Christian, but even as an atheist viewed story, it's a message stating that you've got someone that will always be there for you, so you should never really let fear into your heart.

It's kind of a nice thought.

Quote:
Originally Posted by Vitor_vdp
Because of this thread I have a sudden urge to read the Bible. How do I go about this? Just read it start to finish? Is there something I should know about beforehand?


Entire bible? That's a hefty feat.

There are some that do start to finish, but here's a Christian based website that explains different ways to read through it.

http://www.gospel.com/blog/index.ph...e-entire-bible/

Last edited by blake1221 : 12-29-2011 at 03:17 PM.
blake1221 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-29-2011, 03:15 PM   #18
Carnivean
UG Board King
 
Carnivean's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2006
Location: n.a.
Quote:
Originally Posted by Vitor_vdp
Because of this thread I have a sudden urge to read the Bible. How do I go about this? Just read it start to finish? Is there something I should know about beforehand?


Get it on audio book like me. Narrated by Mel Gibson.
__________________
Quote:
Originally Posted by Overlord
It's not hard to be nice, but it's nice to be hard
Carnivean is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-29-2011, 03:18 PM   #19
SlackerBabbath
Est. 1966.
 
SlackerBabbath's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2007
Location: Burnley, UK
Quote:
Originally Posted by Vitor_vdp
Because of this thread I have a sudden urge to read the Bible. How do I go about this? Just read it start to finish? Is there something I should know about beforehand?


Yep, from start to finish is the best way to do it really, that way you get everything in correct context.

I'd advise that you read a literal translation though, ('Young's Literal' is my favourite and it's available online) because certain other translations are not always accurate.
__________________
“Our life is what our thoughts make it.”
― Marcus Aurelius

Slacker's Art Website.
SlackerBabbath is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-29-2011, 03:19 PM   #20
JackWhiteIsButts
UG Senior Member
 
JackWhiteIsButts's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2008
Location: Washington, DC
Now I can pretend like I'm going to start being involved in this thread again!
__________________
Quote:
Originally Posted by primusfan
if the greeks were serious about turning their economy around they'd exploit the oil reserves in their hair and skin.

Quote:
Originally Posted by Xiaoxi
I hope there will be more mass shootings. At least 4-5 a week. I want it so that everyone is personally affected.
JackWhiteIsButts is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply


Thread Tools Rate This Thread
Rate This Thread:

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

vB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Forum Jump



All times are GMT -4. The time now is 02:45 AM.

Forum Archives / About / Terms of Use / Advertise / Contact / Ultimate-Guitar.Com © 2014
Powered by: vBulletin Version 3.0.9
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.