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    Poll: I agree entirely with The Author in his post. I...

    I agree entirely with The Author in his post. I would just add that the good and evil are not like black and white. There is a grey area, that some would consider evil and others wouldn't, depending...
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    I was never given a book as a present, how...

    I was never given a book as a present, how weird... I have always loved reading, and my parents never refused buying any books I chose, but it was always my choice. I have given books, though. I am...
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    I was going to say The Count of Monte Cristo,...

    I was going to say The Count of Monte Cristo, too.
    Well, even though I am not religious, let alone christian, I still think it would be worth mentioning the Bible on your essay (turn the other...
  4. Thread: After death

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    What follows death, in my opinion, is a big black...

    What follows death, in my opinion, is a big black nothing. But you won't even notice, after all your brain will be dead.
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    I have been through this too. I bought a book...

    I have been through this too. I bought a book about religions, that explained briefly the main religions of the world. I tried to read the Bible, since I was raised as a Catholic. In the end, I came...
  6. Thread: Agnosticism

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    Ok, I have to say I am stupefied. Dogar Sahab,...

    Ok, I have to say I am stupefied. Dogar Sahab, you mean that if you didn't have a religion, you wouldn't be able to differentiate between good and bad?

    Not having a religion does not mean that you...
  7. Thread: Humility

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    I think that if all the money donated to churches...

    I think that if all the money donated to churches was used to feed the hungry and educate the poor, the world would have A LOT less poverty and hunger. Even if you use some of the money to pay the...
  8. I was raised in a catholic family of japanese...

    I was raised in a catholic family of japanese descendents living in Brazil. But currently I am an agnostic. And I don't consider myself a catholic, even though I was baptized.
  9. Thread: Agnosticism

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    Because being an atheist would necessarily mean...

    Because being an atheist would necessarily mean that I don't believe there is a God, and that is not true. I admit that there may be a God, while an atheist would never consider this possibility.
  10. If a Christian saw a man in rags, begging for...

    If a Christian saw a man in rags, begging for money, and then saw that he had a tatoo of Satan. Would he/she still help this man? Does not helping him make him/her less generous?

    The Christians I...
  11. Thread: Agnosticism

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    First of all, shouldn't this be in "Religious...

    First of all, shouldn't this be in "Religious texts"?

    Second, well, I read on wikipedia a few weeks ago that agnosticism is when a person thinks that, with the knowledge we have, we cannot tell...
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    Boy, I tried to read Stephen King and Dan Brown,...

    Boy, I tried to read Stephen King and Dan Brown, because so many people liked them, but I couldn't even finish those books! Now I see I'm not the only one... phew!
    I used to like Anne Rice, but now...
  13. Thread: Respect

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    Well, in order to be as honest as possible, let...

    Well, in order to be as honest as possible, let me start from the result, and then try and come to a rule or a pattern.

    People I don't respect:
    My psycho-ex-boyfriend, who would have hit me had...
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    Imagine if everybody retaliated when they felt...

    Imagine if everybody retaliated when they felt someone had done them wrong. The world would be chaotic, because making mistakes is part of human nature. We all make mistakes, and many times those...
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    I don't know how to quote!!! So let's do it...

    I don't know how to quote!!! So let's do it manually...

    Dark Muse said:
    "I am a strong believer in an Eye for an Eye, I have no problem with revenge I think a person has the right to retaliate...
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    Revenge: good or bad?

    Do you thing that revenge is a good thing, that people who do bad things should get what they deserve?

    Or do you think that we should be forgiving, that revenge only causes the perpetration of...
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    I agree with you. Even as children we like to use...

    I agree with you. Even as children we like to use our power to get what we want, no matter what. When the child realizes that he has power over the mother, cuz when he/she cries the mother does what...
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    People are different, what is easy for you may...

    People are different, what is easy for you may not be that easy for others. When I was in high school, I did't understand why some people couldn't understand math. It came so easily for me, I didn't...
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    I agree that mankind in general is responsible...

    I agree that mankind in general is responsible for everything we are living, and we complain but we don't do anything to change the current situation. But when we look closer, to each individual,...
  20. Thread: Blindness by

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    I have seen the movie, and I read "As...

    I have seen the movie, and I read "As intermitÍncias da morte" (original title in portuguese, I don't know how it got translated into english). His writing is completly different from any other...
  21. I think some people who hear voices in their...

    I think some people who hear voices in their heads are not treated as mentally ill, only those whose actions, which are driven by those voices, hurt others or themselves. And religious people usually...
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    Best book you've ever read

    What's the best book you've ever read, and why?

    Mine was probably The Mists of Avalon, because is explores different points of view. The female characters have depth, they all have flaws and...
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    I believe that religion is necessary, because not...

    I believe that religion is necessary, because not all people are the same. Some people need something to help them feel stronger and have courage to deal with the problems they face. They need...
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    I have been to a Christian Church this month, and...

    I have been to a Christian Church this month, and the minister said in other words: People who haven't found Christ will go to hell. Imagine the people you love in hell. If that's not what you want,...
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    From an agnostic (I think)

    This discussion is endless. I don't know if I'm just shallow, but I really don't think that these labels matter. I'm not even sure if I am an agnostic! If your beliefs make you feel better, then I...
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