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Old September 26 2013, 07:12 PM   #22
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Re: The question of God or a higher power in ST

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Klingons killed their gods.
The klingons sure like to think so.
But faith drives their lives to a very large extent - all the Sto'vo'kor, etc beliefs.
The klingons killed nothing; they merely stroked their ego.
Being atheistic does not preclude having mysticism, mytholgy, superstition or beliefs in an afterlife (or at least a process by which such things as joy and suffering are sorted out). mysticism, mytholgy, superstition or beliefs in an afterlife (or at least a process by which such things as joy and suffering are sorted outObviously who are what is a god can be a messy affair, but I don't see why the veneration of Kahless would be much different than of Buddha.
Actually, as per the definition of the concept, being atheistic DOES preclude having mysticism, mythology, superstition or beliefs in an afterlife - unless they are proven and not based on faith.

As for the klingons, their belief is based on faith. Most of them are devoutly religious.

PS - buddhism is a religion as well.
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