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Re: Random Religion Thread

Posted: 2018-12-24, 4:11
by vijayjohn
It's like how el Día de Muertos has its origins in pre-Hispanic/indigenous Mexican festivals for honoring the dead but was later associated with All Saints' Day/Día de Todos los Santos.

Re: Random Religion Thread

Posted: 2019-12-20, 1:53
by Synalepha
I know this forum is overwhelmingly unreligious but if there is some Christian/Jewish person reading this, I'd like to know how you feel about the story of Babel. I've always found the idea that linguistic diversity is a punishment from God very degrading, and if I were Christian or Jewish, I think I'd feel weird loving so much something that is meant to be a punishment.

Also, does anybody know more positive myths on how linguistic diversity came to be?

Re: Random Religion Thread

Posted: 2019-12-20, 6:20
by Antea
Synalepha wrote:I know this forum is overwhelmingly unreligious but if there is some Christian/Jewish person reading this, I'd like to know how you feel about the story of Babel. I've always found the idea that linguistic diversity is a punishment from God very degrading, and if I were Christian or Jewish, I think I'd feel weird loving so much something that is meant to be a punishment.

Also, does anybody know more positive myths on how linguistic diversity came to be?


Yes, I have to say that I couldn’t understand why it was considered, according to the Bible passage of Babel, like a curse from God, So I “investigated” a little, and in Catholicism there is a counterpart story to this one. It is the “Pentecostes” story, and also explanation of this holiday that here is called “Segunda Pascua”, and nobody knows really why.

It explains the story of the Apostles receiving the “gift of tongues” in order that they could be understood by everybody. I have read, that this story is seen as a forgiveness from God, related to the punishment of Babel.

You can look on the internet for “the miracle of Pentecostes”.

Re: Random Religion Thread

Posted: 2019-12-21, 22:42
by Gormur
This poll is proof that culture isn't contagious.. :partyhat:

I chose Judaism because it's really nice, old and good laws. Of course my chosen faith is Odinism because of ancestry. Then growing up i was forced to be Christianized and go to private school.. so I have no opinion on religion. I see it as a man-made construct separate from real life

Re: Random Religion Thread

Posted: 2019-12-22, 13:17
by Gormur
Funny enough i had to spend some days in hospital recently, and before that was paperwork where the nurse asked me (verbally) "what's your religion?". I said "Christian" because it's one of those small hospitals with the saintly names.. so yeah convenience :para: :wink:

On Judaism: anyone can be converted if you want. It's kind of difficult and expensive unless you get married to one tho.. Still, it's possible :idea:

-G

Vlürch wrote:For what it's worth, though, I don't consider myself a Christian and have never done so, except when it's the only possibility; if a Christian asks me if I'm a Christian with the implication that me not being a Christian is bad, I'll call myself a Christian for that moment. Same goes for a Muslim asking me if I'm a Muslim with the implication that me not being a Muslim is bad, so I'll call myself a Muslim for that moment. I wouldn't call myself a Jew under any circumstances, though, although I guess in an inclusive Pan-Abrahamic way it would be kind of antisemitic to imply that if I'm a Christian and Muslim, I'm not a Jew as well... but the Bible says something about it being bad for people to call themselves Jews if they aren't really Jews, so... I mean, I don't really take the Bible literally, but still. It's also different since Jews are an ethnic group with their own cultures and languages and everything, and not anyone can just convert to Judaism.