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Why are Americans full of Religion, Jesus and Satan???

 
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Why are Americans full of Religion, Jesus and Satan???
On GLP I often read threads with religious subjects and discussions about Jesus, Satan, Good and Evil. I do not know this from Europeans but U.S. ppl are addicted to this. This reminds me sometimes of Medival times and sometimes of Muzzimans. Can someone explain why the Americans like this?
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04/28/2013 02:34 PM
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This reminds me sometimes of Medival times and sometimes of Muzzimans.
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rofl Nice term.
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04/28/2013 02:38 PM
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Well, some 85% of americans indentify themselves as christian as one kind or other. Them not really comprehending christian ideals is another matter.
In the end it's all about gullibility and early childhood indoctrination coupled with an impotent fear of death.
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Re: Why are Americans full of Religion, Jesus and Satan???
Well, some 85% of americans indentify themselves as christian as one kind or other. Them not really comprehending christian ideals is another matter.
In the end it's all about gullibility and early childhood indoctrination coupled with an impotent fear of death.
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What he said.
“The illusion of freedom will continue as long as it's profitable to continue the illusion. At the point where the illusion becomes too expensive to maintain, they will just take down the scenery, they will pull back the curtains, they will move the tables and chairs out of the way and you will see the brick wall at the back of the theater.” -- Frank Zappa
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Re: Why are Americans full of Religion, Jesus and Satan???
It's the dumbing down of America. There are people who have college degrees that are actually ignorant in their own fields.
When corporations were lured to the south (the bible belt) these people who were poor and religious got clout. Texas is a prime example. Now that they have this clout, they're dominating over much the way politics go in this country.
Before the south drew the many corporations there, people, even if they were religious, weren't so gullible and far more sensible. It's a crying shame this has happened. A few southerners are waking up, but sadly, not near enough.
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Re: Why are Americans full of Religion, Jesus and Satan???
Hey yeah a concrete ancient flower statue in louisiana....or floating sword.
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Hey yeah a concrete ancient flower statue in louisiana....or floating sword.
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What is that? Can you explain plz.
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Coz they like making superman appear out of monkey suits lol

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04/29/2013 02:36 AM
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Re: Why are Americans full of Religion, Jesus and Satan???
Hm, why so many have no opinion on this issue?
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Re: Why are Americans full of Religion, Jesus and Satan???
because all three take away from personal responsibility.

you aren't good enough so you need religion. Can't think for yourself so here's some rules that are old but supposedly across the board

here have some Jesus since you'll never EVER be good enough to get to heaven on your own

hey have some Satan because if you ever need something to blame your faults and bad decisions on THERE HE IS...
"a foundation built on lies is always bound to crumble and those who aren't humble shall tumble to the earth"
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Re: Why are Americans full of Religion, Jesus and Satan???
On GLP I often read threads with religious subjects and discussions about Jesus, Satan, Good and Evil. I do not know this from Europeans but U.S. ppl are addicted to this. This reminds me sometimes of Medival times and sometimes of Muzzimans. Can someone explain why the Americans like this?
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 38998804


It's the way America was set up... a good example of this is the founder of the Province of Pennsylvania, William
Penn left Sussex for the New World with hundreds of Sussex Quakers.

So Sussex lost the bulk of a religious sect which America gained.. and when you have founding notions that are based on certain religious ideals it is going to have a impact for a long time.

Here is a scary thought, Britans religious dissenters went one direction (America) and it's political dissenters the other direction (Australia) what would have happened if both groups had met on the other side of the world..
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It has baffled me since I was 9 years old. That's when I started hating religion and took all crosses from my room and my mama had my dad beat me. I despise religion.
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Re: Why are Americans full of Religion, Jesus and Satan???
Mabie it was grampa figting in ww2..to free europe?

i mean lets face facts,,,the first bible was written in germany.,right?


see...what u need to do...ASK GOD..SAY..SHOW ME GOD THAT YOU EXIST..K..DONT ASK US..

U NEED TO FIND OUT! it may take a little time..but when u do find out there is GOD....i am sure u will understand a whole new way....
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Put the gunmen in charge of education. They wont allow anything that surpasses their level of intellect.
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they're the freeloaders 47% romney was talking about.. yeahsure
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Re: Why are Americans full of Religion, Jesus and Satan???
Well, some 85% of americans indentify themselves as christian as one kind or other. Them not really comprehending christian ideals is another matter.
In the end it's all about gullibility and early childhood indoctrination coupled with an impotent fear of death.
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Another day... Another Eurotard.
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Re: Why are Americans full of Religion, Jesus and Satan???
On GLP I often read threads with religious subjects and discussions about Jesus, Satan, Good and Evil. I do not know this from Europeans but U.S. ppl are addicted to this. This reminds me sometimes of Medival times and sometimes of Muzzimans. Can someone explain why the Americans like this?
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 38998804


It's the way America was set up... a good example of this is the founder of the Province of Pennsylvania, William
Penn left Sussex for the New World with hundreds of Sussex Quakers.

So Sussex lost the bulk of a religious sect which America gained.. and when you have founding notions that are based on certain religious ideals it is going to have a impact for a long time.

Here is a scary thought, Britans religious dissenters went one direction (America) and it's political dissenters the other direction (Australia) what would have happened if both groups had met on the other side of the world..
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this, essentially, i think

they left these shores for religious freedom


not sure about australian exports in that way really, just considered them mostly as the poor unfortunates. funny though, i dont consider the bedrock of australian imported ancestry to be political stalwarts

another curious thing i had not fully considered - that the uk really is devoid now of religion, in part at least due to the fleeing of the persecuted

...along with much of northern europe


the american obsession with god-fearing really does seem bizarre and an anachronism

and in all honestly, you cant say that a religious nation is more prone to outbreaks of peace and tolerance than a secular one
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Re: Why are Americans full of Religion, Jesus and Satan???
Never made any sense to me either! Must be a reflection of the basic intellect of Americans.
Religion appeals to the lower IQ portion of society, and when it is embraced by the intelligent it is always for financial gain and control.
A 2000 year old fairytale still holds so much sway over the population of possibly the most advanced civilization on the planet...fuck!
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Re: Why are Americans full of Religion, Jesus and Satan???
Religions are form of (a quite powerful) control. They change the meaning of the word "god" to something external and not internal. Thus people are lowering their own status by definition in order to bow and worship someone or something they are told instead of realising that everyone is a god/goddess in his/her own reality. The church and politicians use this type of ideology of worship and bowing to keep the masses under control i.e. "God will punish you if you don't do this", "You'll be sent to hell if...". It's the "Plant the fear of the unknown into the mind of the people and then use it to manipulate their actions" type control. Why the world today is such an unbalanced place? Because today's abrahamic religions teach that "God" is "good" and "Satan" is evil and everyone is told that they should be more like "God" and less like "Satan". The word "satan" means merely "opponent" or "competitor" - it is the "everything else" that isn't "God". It is the other half of the duality principle and this whole thing isn't a good/evil choice at all. The ancient understanding was that you need to know and use BOTH of these "energies" or "principles" (Yin/Yan, Male/Female energy, Creative/Receptive force, the + and - on a battery if you will... etc.). So nowadays everyone tries to take the divine which is inside all of you and give it to some archetypal figure that you are told you need to worship and bow to in order not to go to "hell". Think about this for a moment... If the religious "God" says you "have to" worship him, that means he's quite jealous, right? But the religion always tells you that "God is love"? Since when jealousy and love (true love, not the one shown on tv) stopped being antonyms?! I must point out that the abrahamic religions are the only ones that have concept of good/bad (i.e. God/Devil) and rejecting half of the concept as being... well... "bad". I also don't like the word "god", because its meaning is unbelievably distorted. A better words would be "nature", "universe", "divine" etc. I'm not saying believe me, but at least start thinking about this in a bit more reasonable way... ;) hf
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Re: Why are Americans full of Religion, Jesus and Satan???
There are a lot of interesting ideas on this thread. I sort of think the "religious right" was a top-down, planned phenomenon, as suggested here- [link to www.secularhumanism.org]

And I think so many being anti-religion is just as much a planned phenomenon.
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Re: Why are Americans full of Religion, Jesus and Satan???
Religion is importnat to some Americans and should be to everyone. Americans are fighting about the role of religion in society. As a Christian I want American culture to be based on biblical values. Others hate the bible because ir makes demands on how they live.
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1dunno1 So lets ask a different question. Why don't Germans have a military, and the revenue generating institutions to pay for it?
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Re: Why are Americans full of Religion, Jesus and Satan???
because all three take away from personal responsibility.

you aren't good enough so you need religion. Can't think for yourself so here's some rules that are old but supposedly across the board

here have some Jesus since you'll never EVER be good enough to get to heaven on your own

hey have some Satan because if you ever need something to blame your faults and bad decisions on THERE HE IS...
 Quoting: acegotflows


actually no,Jesus is a guide
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Re: Why are Americans full of Religion, Jesus and Satan???
because all three take away from personal responsibility.

you aren't good enough so you need religion. Can't think for yourself so here's some rules that are old but supposedly across the board

here have some Jesus since you'll never EVER be good enough to get to heaven on your own

hey have some Satan because if you ever need something to blame your faults and bad decisions on THERE HE IS...
 Quoting: acegotflows


actually no,Jesus is a guide
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satan is brings temptation,and God gives us energy and choice to resist it
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Re: Why are Americans full of Religion, Jesus and Satan???
On GLP I often read threads with religious subjects and discussions about Jesus, Satan, Good and Evil. I do not know this from Europeans but U.S. ppl are addicted to this. This reminds me sometimes of Medival times and sometimes of Muzzimans. Can someone explain why the Americans like this?
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 38998804


It's the way America was set up... a good example of this is the founder of the Province of Pennsylvania, William
Penn left Sussex for the New World with hundreds of Sussex Quakers.

So Sussex lost the bulk of a religious sect which America gained.. and when you have founding notions that are based on certain religious ideals it is going to have a impact for a long time.

Here is a scary thought, Britans religious dissenters went one direction (America) and it's political dissenters the other direction (Australia) what would have happened if both groups had met on the other side of the world..
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^^THIS^^. Does nobody read history anymore?

Present day America is only a few generations away from this.
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Re: Why are Americans full of Religion, Jesus and Satan???
Religion is importnat to some Americans and should be to everyone. Americans are fighting about the role of religion in society. As a Christian I want American culture to be based on biblical values. Others hate the bible because ir makes demands on how they live.
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but they love to make their own rules and laws dont they?
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Well, some 85% of americans indentify themselves as christian as one kind or other. Them not really comprehending christian ideals is another matter.
In the end it's all about gullibility and early childhood indoctrination coupled with an impotent fear of death.
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Another day... Another Eurotard.
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Imagine you tools had stayed in Europe, you'd actually get a decent education. But sure, just close your eyes and drink the koolaid you tool.
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Re: Why are Americans full of Religion, Jesus and Satan???
Paranoid idiots think society needs to be kept in check by fear (of hell, of god's/satan's wrath) or otherwise we would all just rape and shoot each other or something.
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Re: Why are Americans full of Religion, Jesus and Satan???
because all three take away from personal responsibility.

you aren't good enough so you need religion. Can't think for yourself so here's some rules that are old but supposedly across the board

here have some Jesus since you'll never EVER be good enough to get to heaven on your own

hey have some Satan because if you ever need something to blame your faults and bad decisions on THERE HE IS...
 Quoting: acegotflows


I second this. Lack of self responsibility is a big problem here in the states.
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Re: Why are Americans full of Religion, Jesus and Satan???
The American "christians" on here are as far removed from true christians as you could imagine.

Not being a christian myself but knowing the New Testament reasonably well, I can't find where Jesus equates christianity with bigotry, racism and homophobia.

No doubt one of the bible-bashers will be able to edumacate me though.

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