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  1. #1 Why are animals not very religious? 
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    They can munch away at the grass without a care in the world.

    I have never known an animal express any religious belief whatsoever.


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    Apart from humans, which are animals as well.

    Also, I have never known other animals to express beliefs in anything let alone religion.

    You sure you're not trolling .


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    Quote Originally Posted by i_feel_tiredsleepy
    Apart from humans, which are animals as well.

    Also, I have never known other animals to express beliefs in anything let alone religion.

    You sure you're not trolling .
    But you said humans were animals, and many humans express a religious
    belief, so you have contradicted yourself in one sentence.

    Are you a troll by any chance?
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    Quote Originally Posted by esbo
    They can munch away at the grass without a care in the world.

    I have never known an animal express any religious belief whatsoever.
    What do you want?
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    Quote Originally Posted by esbo
    Quote Originally Posted by i_feel_tiredsleepy
    Apart from humans, which are animals as well.

    Also, I have never known other animals to express beliefs in anything let alone religion.

    You sure you're not trolling .
    But you said humans were animals, and many humans express a religious
    belief, so you have contradicted yourself in one sentence.

    Are you a troll by any chance?
    Apparently you missed the word "other" and are a jackass and prejudiced against atheist, since you apparenlty consider them subhuman.
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    I once knew a Giraffe. His name was Bob. Now let me tell you about Bob. He was the most theistic giraffe I've ever met. Why he would go on and on about how God was going to save us all on some date in 2012 and how God was going to float down out of the heavens with all his heavenly wingly brothers and save us from someone named Antichrist. Now I don't know who this antichrist is but let me tell you something, his mother sure must not have loved him to give him such a blasphemous name.

    If you don't think animals are religious you should go visit my Giraffe friend Bob.
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    Quote Originally Posted by esbo
    They can munch away at the grass without a care in the world.
    Lions are animals but they do not munch away at the grass. Neither do fishes and birds, and they are animals as well. It is obvious that you do not know what an animal is, therefore you’re an idiot.

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    Quote Originally Posted by esbo
    Quote Originally Posted by i_feel_tiredsleepy
    Apart from humans, which are animals as well.

    Also, I have never known other animals to express beliefs in anything let alone religion.

    You sure you're not trolling .
    But you said humans were animals, and many humans express a religious
    belief, so you have contradicted yourself in one sentence.

    Are you a troll by any chance?
    This is one of the lamest attacks I have ever seen. Bravo esbo!
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    How do you know animals aren't religious?

    You don't know!

    So there

    Bladdy humans think they know it all

    Well you don't

    You don't even know the half of it

    Yet

    Ha ha ha ha
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    what's half a god ? a demi-god or demi moore ?
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    Quote Originally Posted by JaneBennet
    Quote Originally Posted by esbo
    They can munch away at the grass without a care in the world.
    Lions are animals but they do not munch away at the grass. Neither do fishes and birds, and they are animals as well. It is obvious that you do not know what an animal is, therefore you’re an idiot.

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    Actually

    Lions do sometimes eat grass, as do domestic cats
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    A smart Question......
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    Apparently, animals can't have a soul. So whether they were religious or not wouldn't matter. xD
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    Quote Originally Posted by Evaporation
    Apparently, animals can't have a soul. So whether they were religious or not wouldn't matter. xD
    How do you know animals haven't got a soul????

    What's a soul anyway?

    You have no idea what animals have and haven't got in respects to soul, consciousness and religious thought!

    For all you know animals might have a closer connection to god than humans because animals are more humble, whereas humans are arrogant and egotistical and think they are some kind of superior being in this universe.

    And that in itself is likely to break the link we might have to any idea of god!
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    i like it : what sets us apart from the animals is some non-descript entity that we don't even know is real
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    What separates man and animal is nivea visage. We have it. They don't.
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    You have no idea what animals have and haven't got in respects to soul, consciousness and religious thought!
    I was subtly flaming the religious people who think animals cannot posses a soul.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Evaporation
    You have no idea what animals have and haven't got in respects to soul, consciousness and religious thought!
    I was subtly flaming the religious people who think animals cannot posses a soul.
    Oh

    well then you are way too subtle for me
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    Quote Originally Posted by TvEye
    What separates man and animal is nivea visage. We have it. They don't.
    tee hee

    Did you know that Oil of Ulay is made from discarded placentas?

    EEuugh!

    Actually there is some meat that you can buy where they massage the animal all it's life with nivea visage.

    It's from china i think, v expensive but is supposed to taste good because of all those feel good chemicals released.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Selene
    Quote Originally Posted by Evaporation
    You have no idea what animals have and haven't got in respects to soul, consciousness and religious thought!
    I was subtly flaming the religious people who think animals cannot posses a soul.
    Oh

    well then you are way too subtle for me

    Well I guess you will have to learn to live with it.
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    i would rather have bible-thumpers go around trying to make lions accept jesus as their saviour. or crocodiles. or sharks.
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    Within the animal kingdom although we do not see religion as we commonly perceive it we do observe hierarchy be it with ants and their queen or a silver back gorilla. In a sense this is a toned down version of religion. There is a single entity that leads the group down the correct path, protects and nurtures them and is looked to for guidance. Is this not similar to how people view a god or gods?
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    Perhaps it is because no other animal is aware of its mortality. Ergo they already consider themselves immortal.

    Strangely, however, other animals, thinking themselves immortal apparently have no chance at immortality. Many humans, however, aware of their mortality, suspect there is life after death. Such life is always associated with religion.
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    Quote Originally Posted by daytonturner
    Perhaps it is because no other animal is aware of its mortality. Ergo they already consider themselves immortal.

    Strangely, however, other animals, thinking themselves immortal apparently have no chance at immortality. Many humans, however, aware of their mortality, suspect there is life after death. Such life is always associated with religion.
    Theists say the silliest things, don't they?

    If animals "thought" they were immortal, why do they flee from would be predators?

    Of course, we need to step back on this one and ask Dayton how he thinks animals are able to comprehend such notions in the first place? hehe
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    Animals understand the concept of eat or be eaten but there is no evidence that they understand the concept of inevitable death. We can only assume they are unaware of death via natural causes and that as long as they are not eatee, they will be the eator.

    Even as to chimpanzies, we are unable to determine whether they fully comprehend that they themselves will eventually die although they do recognize that others die.

    Surely, someone as intelligent and wise as (Q) should be able to answer this question rather than discounting it and making fun of those who ponder it.
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    elephants mourn their dead, they even "bury" their dead. It seams to me that elephants understand their own inevitable mortality. But, If they do have a religion, how would we know? It's not like we as a species are both on the same level!
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    Quote Originally Posted by daytonturner
    Animals understand the concept of eat or be eaten but there is no evidence that they understand the concept of inevitable death. We can only assume they are unaware of death via natural causes and that as long as they are not eatee, they will be the eator.

    Even as to chimpanzies, we are unable to determine whether they fully comprehend that they themselves will eventually die although they do recognize that others die.

    Surely, someone as intelligent and wise as (Q) should be able to answer this question rather than discounting it and making fun of those who ponder it.
    And, then they say something even funnier.

    It's not a matter of being "wise" Dayton, it's simply a matter of understanding the subject matter, which you clearly don't, especially when you're doing little more than sitting back "pondering."
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    Since (Q) has not actually commented on the topic itself but merely railed against others who have made comments on the subject matter, I guess we must assume we can add this to the long list of topics about which (Q) has no information or knowledge.
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    Quote Originally Posted by daytonturner
    Since (Q) has not actually commented on the topic itself but merely railed against others who have made comments on the subject matter, I guess we must assume we can add this to the long list of topics about which (Q) has no information or knowledge.
    So Dayton, we are required to respond to all of the imaginative ignorance driven notions of theists, regardless of their extraordinarily unfounded nonsensical drivel?

    Since you failed or refused to get an education in favor of scriptural indoctrination, why should anyone kowtow to theists so-called "ponderings?"
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    So, (q), you apparently admit you are so uninformed on this topic that you have no information that would controvert what I have posted, preferring instead to reaffirm your proclivity to argue against people rather than ideas.

    Incidentally, and off topic, but in keeping with your constant spurrious and erroneous claim of indoctrination by religion, do you realize that statistics show that 64-94 percent of young people brought up in the Christian church leave?

    http://www.christianpost.com/article...th_Fallout.htm

    At this site you can read the following information:

    Researchers found between 69-94 percent of Christian youths forsake their faith after leaving high school. The Barna Group reported 64 percent loss after college graduation. The Assemblies of God conducted a 10-year study and found 75 percent loss of their students within one year of high school graduation, while the Southern Baptists found that number to be even higher at 88 percent loss. And Josh McDowell Ministries reports 94 percent fallout within two years of high school graduation.
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    Quote Originally Posted by daytonturner
    So, (q), you apparently admit you are so uninformed on this topic that you have no information that would controvert what I have posted, preferring instead to reaffirm your proclivity to argue against people rather than ideas.
    Crackpots have ideas, too, which are entertained and discarded for what they are, unfounded, unsubstantiated drivel based on ignorance. Your ideas are on par.

    Incidentally, and off topic, but in keeping with your constant spurrious and erroneous claim of indoctrination by religion, do you realize that statistics show that 64-94 percent of young people brought up in the Christian church leave?
    I have no doubt there are those who are indoctrinated into their religions and eventually break free from their mental slavery when they grow up and realize the garbage they've been forced to swallow.

    Then again, some don't, eh Dayton?
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