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Old December 27 2012, 03:57 PM   #246
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Re: Why Not A Starfleet Ships Chaplain As A Main Character?

TREK_GOD_1 wrote: View Post
It was just as "civil" as one with an agenda making sweeping, insulting generalizations such as Longinus posting:

Now, you can believe what you want, but believing in prayer affecting the external world is exactly the same as believing that broken mirrors cause seven years of misfortune. It is superstition.
Funny how you missed that in your defense of any statement about atheist behavior.
Um, why is saying that isulting?


  1. A belief, not based on human reason or scientific knowledge, that future events may be influenced by one's behaviour in some magical or mystical way.
That is exactly what believing that prayer can affect physical world is. (It is different thing to pray for courage, patience, peace of mind, etc, things that only affect the mental state of person praying.)

But if you were not so woefully one-sided, you would picked up on another of Longinus' insulting, loose-minded posts:

...or even millennia after people stop believing that the mythological aspects of it are true. Think Greco-Roman mythology; we are still familiar with it and it is still referenced today. We understand what Mars and Venus (or Ares and Aphrodite) symbolise, even though this religion they belonged to has been dead for ages missed that too while playing armchair defender. Not only was the above quote revealing a glaring ignorance of historical record, but lowering said record to that of genuine myth only proves agenda leads his every thought--the very reason he tried to re-script a stated religious belief/practice even in the fictional Star Trek III.

Let's see if you will attempt to spin the quotes as being something other than part of his long list of hostile posts regarding religion.

This should be good.
Again, why is this insulting? Religions will have cultural effects long after they're finished as actual religions. This should be obvious to everyone, especially at the time of Christmas. It was an old pagan holiday, co÷pted by Christianity, and now it is completely non-religious holiday in many places.

You seem to have an odd idea that Christianity is somehow different than those old religions that are now gone? That those were myths and Christianity is true. Isn't that kinda insulting to all those thousands of people of the past that prayed Zeus and Apollo with equal piety and conviction than you pray to your god? Isn't it insulting to (admittedly very few) neo-pagans that pray to those ancient gods today?

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