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    I am just wondering if we lean towards Christianity because it may be everywhere around us. It is in literature and there are christians , not all but some that feel the need to speak their mind. Also, like I might feel like something is wrong with me or something if I didnot lean toward christianity ( note I am not a christian) but I used to go to church and was baptized years ago. But Anyways Im getting off subject , do u think the fact that the availability of other religious literature such as the Quran or the Avesta ( I think Im correct on that one) and other materials supporting different religions is not as readily available causes people to just go towards christianity if they are looking for a religion?


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    Quote Originally Posted by thepersianpuzzle View Post
    I am just wondering if we lean towards Christianity because it may be everywhere around us.
    Your question is a bit ambiguous mainly because there are 38.000 denominations of christianity. You may as well asked if we have a leaning towards religion. You could go a step further and say that every christian/religious person has their own personal god. So that would mean four fifths of the planet are different denominations. One persons version of what god may be like is different in some way or other to the other persons. No two can be exactly alike.

    Reminds me of this by Emo Philips:
    Once I saw this guy on a bridge about to jump.

    I said, "Don't do it!"
    He said, "Nobody loves me."
    I said, "God loves you. Do you believe in God?"
    He said, "Yes."
    I said, "Are you a Christian or a Jew?"
    He said, "A Christian."
    I said, "Me, too! Protestant or Catholic?"
    He said, "Protestant."
    I said, "Me, too! What franchise?"
    He said, "Baptist."
    I said, "Me, too! Northern Baptist or Southern Baptist?"
    He said, "Northern Baptist."
    I said, "Me, too! Northern Conservative Baptist or Northern Liberal Baptist?"
    He said, "Northern Conservative Baptist."
    I said, "Me, too! Northern Conservative Baptist Great Lakes Region, or Northern Conservative Baptist Eastern Region?"
    He said, "Northern Conservative Baptist Great Lakes Region."
    I said, "Me, too! Northern Conservative Baptist Great Lakes Region Council of 1879, or Northern Conservative Baptist Great Lakes Region Council of 1912?"
    He said, "Northern Conservative Baptist Great Lakes Region Council of 1912."

    I said, "Die, heretic!" And I pushed him over.


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    A preacher is pacing back and forth trying to formulate next Sunday's sermon.
    As he passes the dining room wherein his son is doing his homework, the boy asks: "Dad, what is diagnostic?
    The preacher absentmindedly had heard "Dad, what is die agnostic?" and answered with much assurance
    "Something most of them won't do!"
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    Quote Originally Posted by thepersianpuzzle View Post
    I am just wondering if we lean towards Christianity because it may be everywhere around us. It is in literature and there are christians , not all but some that feel the need to speak their mind. Also, like I might feel like something is wrong with me or something if I didnot lean toward christianity ( note I am not a christian) but I used to go to church and was baptized years ago. But Anyways Im getting off subject , do u think the fact that the availability of other religious literature such as the Quran or the Avesta ( I think Im correct on that one) and other materials supporting different religions is not as readily available causes people to just go towards christianity if they are looking for a religion?
    Pepole go towards religion because they are mentally bone idol.
    "Why read up on all that complex science stuff? - let's just delude ourselves that it's all magic"
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    The main reason people go to a certain religion is because they were brought up being taught that religion by their parents.
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    Quote Originally Posted by cosmictraveler View Post
    The main reason people go to a certain religion is because they were brought up being taught that religion by their parents.
    I would expand that to say schools and the community in general. My parents, though protestant, were fairly open minded and never pressured me to adopt their religious views. The public schools I attended were a different matter. Admitting to a religious preference other than Protestantism, or worse, godless atheism, was an invitation to all kinds of bullying from the school staff.
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    Becoming one and remaining one are two different things. Never heard the term new human before but it's kind of catchy.
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    Most people don't choice their religion, they are indoctrinated into it by their family. By the time they come of age to reason, their views are so intertwined with their emotional ties to the nonsense and links to community and extended families they have a difficult time changing or dropping the faith they were raised in. As most Americans are raised in Christian homes they remain so through life--even those that stray for a few years, usually return to some denomination of Christian.
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    Hopefully less and less each year, as the information revolution helps people to be more objective. As an ex-Christian, I can say that indoctrination, human fearfulness and social pressure are the ONLY real reason why this (and all other) religions persist. The idea that ANY of the religious writings related to "Abraham" are based on direct inspiration from God is clearly ludicrous, as they are universally self-contradictory in their simultaneous encouragement of both peace and war among many other human things (sex, slavery, portrayal of God as all-knowing etc).

    In other words, these are HUMANS writing about God, nothing more, nothing less. The idea that a mere intelligent animal could begin to comprehend an omniscient and omnipotent being is just silly. To try is a complete waste of time! Rather, we should spend our energies striving to understand the world we live in and gain power over it, becoming more Godlike in the only way that matters. Get off your knees, get on your feet, and start acting like adults. Make God (if it exists) proud!

    Not that an all-powerful and all knowing being would need to "feel" anything, but you get the point.
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