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DarthMetaKnight
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22 Apr 2018, 11:38 pm

In many ways, we can see a gradual progression from animism to monotheism throughout the ancient world.

Prehistoric humans were animists who saw spirits in everything ... though most of them did not believe that any spirit was above all of the others. This reflects the egalitarian social structure of prehistoric societies.

As humans transitioned from a wild existence to an agricultural existence, hierarchies emerged. This changed the way that human beings perceived their deities. In nearly every pantheon, there is a king of the Gods, who rules over all of the others. This transition from animism to polytheism reflects changes in human social structure.

Monotheism emerged as the king of the Gods eventually just decided to absorb all of the other Gods, becoming a single God with several faces. That's what we see in the holy trinity.

In many ways, Islam is the final conclusion of all of this, since it strongly emphasizes God's indivisibility.


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29 Apr 2018, 12:45 am

Is there still a food chain and structure of supply in heaven or do we eat pieces of cloud or something, no brands and no shelves to pluck tins and packets from, or is nutrition carved from the pristine fluff of the serenely floating clouds? We see slaughterhouses and chopped up limbs as rather unfortunate but necessary for the survival of us meat gobblers, and know we'd be on the list for anything super scratchy and fabulously fanged we encounter here but if the same thing went down up in heaven regarding big dog eat little dog, happy hog become one dollar hot dog etc, well it's not much of a heaven for those already consumed in a past-life creatures, what's stopping them ending up in the same futile fate again and again if it occurs once? Perhaps that's where the evil chickens and vain pufferfish float toward, a blissful banquet, their hell may be our heaven!


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02 May 2018, 3:56 pm

If you ask me, heaven is basically a ghost town. No one is really good enough to get there. All it is is just Jesus playing fetch with Old Yeller.


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02 May 2018, 4:44 pm

Aspiegaming wrote:
If you ask me, heaven is basically a ghost town. No one is really good enough to get there. All it is is just Jesus playing fetch with Old Yeller.


My dad has even told me "We don't deserve to go to heaven."

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This is one of the main reasons why I abandoned religion. It allegedly "makes you happy" ... even though it involves constant self-flagellation.

In my opinion, most people who rely on religion as a source of happiness are probably people who grew up in an all-Christian environment. They don't understand that happiness can come from other places because they have poor theory of minds. They cannot think outside the box, and they will not because they are afraid of Hellfire.

I was raised by Christian parents, but I went to school with Buddhists, Hindus, Muslims, atheists, ect. That happened when I was still young and impressionable. I'm so glad that I was inoculated against fundamentalist horseshit at an early age.


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06 May 2018, 10:35 pm

DancingCorpse wrote:
Is there still a food chain and structure of supply in heaven or do we eat pieces of cloud or something, no brands and no shelves to pluck tins and packets from, or is nutrition carved from the pristine fluff of the serenely floating clouds? We see slaughterhouses and chopped up limbs as rather unfortunate but necessary for the survival of us meat gobblers, and know we'd be on the list for anything super scratchy and fabulously fanged we encounter here but if the same thing went down up in heaven regarding big dog eat little dog, happy hog become one dollar hot dog etc, well it's not much of a heaven for those already consumed in a past-life creatures, what's stopping them ending up in the same futile fate again and again if it occurs once? Perhaps that's where the evil chickens and vain pufferfish float toward, a blissful banquet, their hell may be our heaven!

I suggest you google Jurgen Ziewe, and his books "multidimensional man" and "vistas of infinity."