post #1 of 64
3/22/04 at 8:39pm
|Originally posted by Lucia
Maybe the monitors could add a few extra faiths rather than 'other'to the poll:
|Originally posted by Strakatzz
If it's not a religion what is it?
|Originally posted by chixyb
. I just don't believe in a higher being, I am one of those "I don't believe it until I see it" I don't know how earth was created, I don't think I want to know either.
|I also don't believe that we evolved from Apes, if we did then how come apes still aren't turning into people?|
|Sorry for cutting down your post but this interested me. If you dont believe until you see it then mmmmmmmm have you ever been to Tibet? Have you ever been to the bottom of the ocean? Have you ever actually seen a new life being conceived? Yet you believe these places are there and that these things happen?|
|Just a question, what exactly is Wiccan and Pagan?|
|Originally posted by tulip2454
Sorry for cutting down your post but this interested me. If you dont believe until you see it then mmmmmmmm have you ever been to Tibet? Have you ever been to the bottom of the ocean? Have you ever actually seen a new life being conceived? Yet you believe these places are there and that these things happen? (or maybe not
Just a thought.
|Originally posted by thy451
Just to point out the little fallacy in the argument at least according to the theory of evolution. Two different explanations:
1) Human and Apes share a common ancestry. Think of it as parents and their two offsprings.
2) The idea of 'spliting' or branching out does not involve all species from the original changing into the new species. If there is a change and that change is good for the creature in that environment then it will prosper and multiply. But it certainly does not mean that all of those creatures from across the world or even in that environment will change. After all if all creatures change then there will only be one species in the entire planet.
Really cute argument I must say. It reminds me of one of those inspirational science stories where this kid grew up like that and challenge and change the existing theories. A great quality for the scientific mind, challenge everything. Much like Jane Goodall who rejected all previous studies when she went to study the primates and without being hampered by previous belief came out with great breakthrough in understanding of primates. Although I think the word 'see' may refer to ideas of logic and proof but then again who knows, we might have a future Nobel prize winner here. Someone with a thirst of knowledge and never takes things as a fact until proven.
According to one report, it is the fastest growing religion based on percentage rather than actual numbers.
But anywho here is some info on them or at least my take on it. It is greatly linked to nature and is polytheism (multiple Gods) rather than monotheism. It is one of the few religion where there is gender equality as they embrace the idea of female divinity with a female Goddess in contrast to non pagan religion which does not. An example being that the former Anglican Bishop of London commented that religions with goddesses were 'degenerate'! Finally it should be noted that that wicca/witches/pagan are not satanist.
Here are some useful sites:
You can find a bunch of sites by searching the BBC webpage.
Finally another webpage, although this is a page that has leanings towards Christianity, it offers a multidiscipline outlook for all religions including non-religion, atheist.