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Getting Religion

Nontheists understand that religion is wrong. We discuss religions, rant about them, and fight them. Do we understand them? The goal of here is to learn about religions, how they developed, what they beleive, what makes them tick.

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"Getting Religion" means understanding religions.

 

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The impact of religion is pervasive.  Religion flavors all aspects of human life.  Religion has influenced human evolution for thousands of years.

 

Just as we learn about chemistry, biology, and psychology, learning about religion helps us understand ourselves as a species, and how we came to be who we are.  That understanding may also help us understand how to function in a world where the majority of humans continue to be religious.

 

Discussions.

Intro to "Getting Religion" - what the group is about.

Paleolithic origins of religion.

Religion in the Neolithic Age.

Hell.

Zoroastrianism.

 

Here is a link that summarizes the 43 biggest religious or religious belief systems, in the world today.  This is the "Big Religion Chart".

 

To me, religions are like science fiction.  I like the worlds of Battlestar Galactica, and Star Trek, and X-Files, and I like reading about Zoroastrianism, Aztec cosmology, and Catholic papal  intrigues.

-Sentient Biped 5/29/2013

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Discussion Forum

Where, and what, is Hell?

Started by Daniel W (Sentient Biped). Last reply by Michael Penn Jul 4. 41 Replies

The Americas before 1491.

Started by Daniel W (Sentient Biped) Dec 25, 2013. 0 Replies

Religion in the Neolithic Age.

Started by Daniel W (Sentient Biped). Last reply by Daniel W (Sentient Biped) May 28, 2013. 1 Reply

Intro to "Getting Religion"

Started by Daniel W (Sentient Biped) May 23, 2013. 0 Replies

Origins of Religion in the Paleolithic Age

Started by Daniel W (Sentient Biped). Last reply by Daniel W (Sentient Biped) May 21, 2013. 26 Replies

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Comment by Daniel W (Sentient Biped) on September 24, 2013 at 8:37am

Cem thanks for the video link.

Comment by Cem Yıldız on September 23, 2013 at 3:21pm

The documentary about Göbeklitepe, the first known temple in the world (even before people started agriculture) which is 12,000 years old (built 7000 years earlier than pyramids or Stonehenge).

Comment by Daniel W (Sentient Biped) on May 25, 2013 at 10:16am

Garden of Eden

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By Erastus Salisbury Field

Comment by Daniel W (Sentient Biped) on May 23, 2013 at 10:38am

Link added to intro - chart of the world's 43 biggest religions / religious belief systems.

The Big Religion Chart.

It's difficult to be both concise and complete.  This chart aims for comprehensive in breadth, but depth requires other sources.  

Comment by Daniel W (Sentient Biped) on May 22, 2013 at 9:28pm

Here is a neolithic stele from around 2,500 BC in Montagnac, France. I could not find much info about the stele - here is one link.

Comment by Daniel W (Sentient Biped) on May 21, 2013 at 9:26pm
Comment by Daniel W (Sentient Biped) on May 16, 2013 at 9:24pm

Starting again with this group.  I've neglected it.  The fact is, a lot of my online activity has not resulted in my learning more, becoming a better person, or becoming happier.  For me, a more left brain approach is needed.  Social media are more right brain I think.

Regardless, I think I'll post more info regarding the religion and religions, how they evolved, how they affect us, how they affect how we came to me who we are.

I think the prior topics are interesting.  At this point, will add topics that pique my interest regarding religion and see where it goes.  Hope there is interest and maybe some discussion.  But even if it's just autodidactic, that's fine too.

Comment by Daniel W (Sentient Biped) on December 31, 2011 at 11:06am

Steph, thank you SO MUCH!  This is something I wanted to get off the ground for a long time.  

Comment by Steph S. on December 31, 2011 at 12:54am
Learning much here - thanks!
Comment by Daniel W (Sentient Biped) on December 25, 2011 at 12:00pm

For anyone interested, this thread here is now embarking on a world tour of hell.  Exploring the versions of hell as seen in various religions.  

Have fun.  The weather forecast in most hells is for scorching heat, bring a big cold thermos with lots of ice tea.

 

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