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  • Science

    12 37.50%
  • Culture

    10 31.25%
  • Philosophy

    15 46.88%
  • Art

    4 12.50%
  • Psychology

    7 21.88%
  • Nothing

    6 18.75%
  • I dont care

    5 15.63%
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    7 21.88%
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    Re: What substitutes for religions ?

    Quote Originally Posted by Rainman05 View Post
    Culture and Philosophy, something you didn't put in your poll.

    This is the case in Europe. Culture and philosphy has replaced religion. It is a spring of good fortune and progress ,but also a source of problem in regards to the more nefarious elements that have made their way into our society.
    read again.l put both of them in the poll
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    Re: What substitutes for religions ?

    Quote Originally Posted by Medusa View Post
    religions and god
    But religions are all-encompassing these days. As I indicated in my previous post, three examples off the top of my head of religion's scope are personal moral codes, communities and the theory of "existence." So a theist who becomes non-religious could replace his "religion" in a number of ways. He could replace his religious morals with a virtue-based ethical code; join a civic group like Rotary instead of a weekly prayer session and instead rely on cosmology (the science of the origins of the universe) instead of fairy tales.

    And given that no god talks to anyone or has any material effect upon the world, the concept doesn't need to be replaced by anything.
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    Re: What substitutes for religions ?

    Quote Originally Posted by Ikari View Post
    I know who. A company. Employing jerks to make chocolate and then sell it to me at profit.
    many atheists materialists still keep looking for some answers for the question marks in their minds.why we are here ,fear of loneliness,what will happen to me afterdeath etc...do you think they have inner serenity ?thats why you mentioned metaphysics
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    Re: What substitutes for religions ?

    Quote Originally Posted by Medusa View Post
    many atheists materialists still keep looking for some answers for the question marks in their minds.why we are here ,fear of loneliness,what will happen to me afterdeath etc...do you think they have inner serenity ?thats why you mentioned metaphysics
    Metaphysics is a branch of philosophy dealing with innate morality. Why should it be avoided?
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    Re: What substitutes for religions ?

    Quote Originally Posted by brothern View Post
    But religions are all-encompassing these days. As I indicated in my previous post, three examples off the top of my head of religion's scope are personal moral codes, communities and the theory of "existence." So a theist who becomes non-religious could replace his "religion" in a number of ways. He could replace his religious morals with a virtue-based ethical code; join a civic group like Rotary instead of a weekly prayer session and instead rely on cosmology (the science of the origins of the universe) instead of fairy tales.

    And given that no god talks to anyone or has any material effect upon the world, the concept doesn't need to be replaced by anything.
    virtue ethics is a part of religions although many believers ignore it
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    Re: What substitutes for religions ?

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    Metaphysics is a branch of philosophy dealing with innate morality. Why should it be avoided?
    not morality takes its source from the religions.on the contary as you know religions arised from the morality. during our evolutional period humans developed their own moral system.it means we may easily claim universal ethics is the most important part of these religions.
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    Re: What substitutes for religions ?

    Quote Originally Posted by Medusa View Post
    virtue ethics is a part of religions although many believers ignore it
    Aye, but you can have similarly secular virtue ethics. Aristotle's was.
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    Re: What substitutes for religions ?

    Quote Originally Posted by brothern View Post
    Aye, but you can have similarly secular virtue ethics. Aristotle's was.
    respecting the parents ,not lying ,not being greedy ,not stealing ,not killing are secular too
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    Re: What substitutes for religions ?

    Quote Originally Posted by Medusa View Post
    many atheists materialists still keep looking for some answers for the question marks in their minds.why we are here ,fear of loneliness,what will happen to me afterdeath etc...do you think they have inner serenity ?thats why you mentioned metaphysics
    Yes, of course. Humans question. That what makes us different; we will never have a full "answer" for every possible question asked.

    That doesn't mean that atheists don't have peace. I have "inner serenity" myself, I would say. I know why I'm here and what will happen to me after death. I may not like it -- e.g., having an awareness of existence is certainly preferable to the nonexistence in death -- but that's not an ongoing internal conflict or concern of mine.
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    Re: What substitutes for religions ?

    I do not know that religion need substituting but I would guess personally I have a lot of interest in politics, music and art. But as an atheist I do not feel that anything in my life is a substitute for religion. Maybe people who are religious at some point see that differently but I cannot say that for those people.
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