What do you think about the FAKE RELIGIONS?

Brazil
January 22, 2008 9:49am CST
What do you think about the FAKE RELIGIONS?
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@Ravenladyj (22937)
• United States
22 Jan 08
Just out of curiousity what are some examples of "fake" religions...I mean I seriously can't think of any...
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• United States
22 Jan 08
Anything that is not true.
@Ravenladyj (22937)
• United States
22 Jan 08
what is considered "untrue" AND who decides what is and isnt "untrue"...So again I ask WHAT "fake" religions? Like the others have said, what are some examples..
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• United States
22 Jan 08
God decides. You can find out all about Him in the Bible, His Holy Word. God bless:)
• United States
22 Jan 08
What do you define as a fake religion? And, more importantly, who are you to say that someone else believes is wrong or fake? Just because it doesn't agree with yours? How do you know YOUR religion isn't the fake one?
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@TravisE (445)
• United States
22 Jan 08
I am with the others here. Please list three fake religions.
• United States
22 Jan 08
I don't think he can.
@TravisE (445)
• United States
22 Jan 08
Depends on the definition of "fake" I suppose. I can think of a few that were made up on a lark. Some of which have become phenomenally successful in spreading. But, at the most basic definition a religion is only a set of spiritual beliefs that propagate from one individual to others, ie - that spread. So, in that sense the only fake religions would be those that are based on a dishonest set of claims.
• United States
22 Jan 08
Ok, so religion is defined as a set of common beliefs and practices generally held by a group of people, often codified as prayer, ritual, and religious law. Religion also encompasses ancestral or cultural traditions, writings, history, and mythology, as well as personal faith and mystic experience. The term "religion" refers to both the personal practices related to communal faith and to group rituals and communication stemming from shared conviction. (This is according to Wikipedia). So, it doesn't matter if the codices behind the religion are factual or not, so long as they are followed by a group of people and that those people believe that what they are following or practicing is "true".
• Italy
23 Jan 08
All religions are fake. The Flying Spaghetti Monster and the Holy Ghost have precisely the same amount of evidence to the truth of their existance: ZERO.
@TravisE (445)
• United States
23 Jan 08
Blasphemer! You doubt the Flying Spaghetti Monster! You will be devoured by rabid pirates for a gazillion years in the after-birth! You need proof of his existence? Hah! Go order a plate of his divinity at any decent Italian eatery and be fed on His noodely appendage. (Meat sauce optional.)
@Ravenladyj (22937)
• United States
23 Jan 08
"Blasphemer! You doubt the Flying Spaghetti Monster!" *falls out of her chair dying with laughter!!!* OmFG that was hilarious!!
• United States
23 Jan 08
That is completely freakin awesome! Think I'm going to worship at the altar of the Flying Spaghetti Monster for the rest of my life. Excuse me while I pick myself up off of the floor. I laughed so hard I fell down, dammit!
@barehugs (8985)
• Canada
23 Jan 08
I need a definition of a "Fake Religion?" In fact I need a definition of a bona fide Religion. I believe all religions were began by men for their own selfish purposes. Those purposes being Power and Money. If you read the bible you will notice that Jesus did not pass the plate after he taught the people, nor was he interested in Power or Glory.
@Ravenladyj (22937)
• United States
23 Jan 08
Oooh nice post Barehugs! You make a really good point, one that I fully agree with..religions ARE all man-made for the purpose of power and money AND its so interesting that ppl neglect to acknowledge the fact that jesus DIDNT pass around the plate and WASNT interested in power or glory....Once again though that simple thing is just one more (IMO) way to prove that ppl DON'T UNDERSTAND the bible at all
22 Jan 08
What fake religions are you talking about? I mean yes, there are some cults like Scientology and Kabbalah that have just been set up to con money out of stupid rich celebrities, it's not like their founders actually believed what they were saying so you could call those fake religions. But as soon as people start really believing what you are telling them then your fake religion becomes a real one. The same thing happened with Mormonism. Maybe ALL religions started as a con-trick and then got out of control with people truly believing in them. Who knows?
@TravisE (445)
• United States
23 Jan 08
Ummmm... Kabbalah has been around for over 2500 years. It is not in the same category as Scientology at all. It may be that some current strains of Kabbalists are con men, but it was not invented last century for that purpose, like Scientology.
• Philippines
4 Apr 08
TRUE RELIGION COMES FROM TRUE FOLLOWERS. FAKE RELIGIONS COMES FROM FAKE FOLLOWERS. these are the only two kinds of religion existing ever even until the end of the world. FAKE, means imitating some or few (BUT NOT ALL!) of the characteristics of TRUE. AT THE END, if fakers did not repent, God has no delight in burning them in hell, but they will receive the same because GOD is just and holy!
• Italy
28 Jan 08
Did you surrender yourself to NO EVIDENCE? If you are not sure, the WORST thing you can do is to believe without proof, not the best! Being so heavily convinced upon an "absolute truth" that is as absolute as it is evidence-less... is a very dangerous thing. Grossy fakes (as the Flyng Spaghetti stuff) are very useful to disprove and unmask finest ones (Christianity, Islam, Scientology etc.)
@roberten (3131)
• United States
22 Jan 08
Are the religions fake or is it the people? The gospel is perfect, people are not. I feel that this situation is between the faker and his maker, I am not qualified to judge.
@ssh123 (31096)
• India
22 Jan 08
Just do not worry. Those fake religions will always have fake followers.