View Poll Results: What substitutes for religions ?

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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%
  • Other

    7 21.88%
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Thread: What substitutes for religions ?

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    Re: What substitutes for religions ?

    Quote Originally Posted by Northern Light View Post
    A broad term but: spirituality?

    Religions are just systems of dogmatic principles, and in some cases structural approaches that give the practitioner a chance to come close to the elevated level that another famous figure once had.

    In that context, you can just replace religion with trying to inwardly better yourself as a human being in any way you can.
    philosophie option may consist of spritualism
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    Re: What substitutes for religions ?

    Quote Originally Posted by AliHajiSheik View Post
    What a lazy poll. No explanation, just a vague question.

    What substitutes for belly button lint?

    Now there is a question to ponder your pupik.
    what a stupid post
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    Re: What substitutes for religions ?

    Quote Originally Posted by AliHajiSheik View Post
    What a lazy poll. No explanation, just a vague question.

    What substitutes for belly button lint?

    Now there is a question to ponder your pupik
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    ... but with potentially a monumental impact on our evolution. If you subscribe to the idea that science is adversarial to religion, then we are on an eventual course where religion is forced to adapt (again) or fall out of common use. If follows then science becomes the method to determine our existence and place, then philosophy becomes the method to determine our purpose. It can be a rather impacting statement about humanities propensity to explain what we otherwise cannot within the confines of something that ends up becoming an instrument of social control and order. And on that level quite a bit of the potential answers become ingredients if religion is ever abandoned in totality.
    "Every time something really bad happens, people cry out for safety, and the government answers by taking rights away from good people." - Penn Jillette.

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    Re: What substitutes for religions ?

    Quote Originally Posted by OrphanSlug View Post
    ... but with potentially a monumental impact on our evolution. If you subscribe to the idea that science is adversarial to religion, then we are on an eventual course where religion is forced to adapt (again) or fall out of common use. If follows then science becomes the method to determine our existence and place, then philosophy becomes the method to determine our purpose. It can be a rather impacting statement about humanities propensity to explain what we otherwise cannot within the confines of something that ends up becoming an instrument of social control and order. And on that level quite a bit of the potential answers become ingredients if religion is ever abandoned in totality.
    Fine, you teach the OP how to post a poll.

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    Re: What substitutes for religions ?

    Quote Originally Posted by AliHajiSheik View Post
    Fine, you teach the OP how to post a poll.
    I do not have that kind of patience.
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    Re: What substitutes for religions ?

    Quote Originally Posted by OrphanSlug View Post
    I do not have that kind of patience.
    I doubt many do.

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    Re: What substitutes for religions ?

    From the list of choices given, I'd say philosophy and psychology, depending on the individual in question. For a person who tends not to be religious in the first place, philosophy is a pretty close disclipine. For someone who has a strong religious tendency, psychology is probably a better substitute, as it is the study of "mind", which is the real underlying focus of religion's influence on the individual.

    Note, I am referring to the effects on the individual, and not on the religious community or group as a whole. To me, religion is a highly personal and individualized practice.
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    Re: What substitutes for religions ?

    Quote Originally Posted by Medusa View Post
    l agree ,conswervatives in every country use religions
    well, no. Conservatives in China, for example, are atheists, and sometimes somewhat violently so.

    Politics replaces religion once religion is lost, for most. It's where people tend to turn for transcendent meaning / higher purpose / etc. when they lack a faith in the divine.

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    Re: What substitutes for religions ?

    Quote Originally Posted by Medusa View Post
    at a moment in your life you may be questioning what will happen to you or why you are here
    Basing my vote and response on what you said here as a frame for your poll my answer is "Other".

    I have a relationship with God that has nothing to do with religion (although I don't discount the work of religious people and am extensively read in a number of religious traditions). So I'd certainly fall back on that.

    I'd also rely on the people in my life to help me through whatever difficult time I encountered.

    I guess I could also have voted for science because, dependent upon what the issue was, that would certainly be one method of dealing with it.
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    For the Christian riles, and the Aryan smiles and he weareth the Christian down;
    And the end of the fight is a tombstone white with the name of the late deceased,
    And the epitaph drear: “A Fool lies here who tried to hustle the East.”

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    Re: What substitutes for religions ?

    Quote Originally Posted by AliHajiSheik View Post
    Fine, you teach the OP how to post a poll.
    everybody is smart enough to realize what is asked in the poll and so they voted
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