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    Religion?

    Post by phixed on Fri Feb 22, 2013 3:41 pm

    I wasn't planning on teaching my kids anything about religion but I'm having second thoughts...

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    Post by Duff... on Fri Feb 22, 2013 4:11 pm

    I don't know what's in that video but I wondered if inflicting Catholicism on any potential Duff...? children might be a good character-building experience. I mean look how I turned out.
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    Post by reuben on Wed Apr 10, 2013 5:05 pm

    We had Miniboss baptized for the exorcism but I doubt there will be serious religious instruction unless we find religion as we age.
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    Post by Ned Braden on Wed Apr 10, 2013 5:23 pm

    Not a fan. I guess I sort of don't hate Buddhism.
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    Post by tjenz on Wed Apr 10, 2013 5:33 pm

    J-JENZ turns 4 this weekend.

    No baptism, no religion, no God(s), no looking back.


    If you are religious and that helps you, more power to you.


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    Post by Duff... on Thu Apr 11, 2013 12:05 am

    reuben wrote:We had Miniboss baptized for the exorcism but I doubt there will be serious religious instruction unless we find religion as we age.
    Did something weird happen in the soccer thread again?
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    Post by reuben on Thu Apr 11, 2013 8:40 am

    No but Rihanna showed up in Hockey Talk.
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    Post by Nick on Thu Apr 11, 2013 9:20 am

    I did not know people under 40 were still into religion. Other than the Muslims, obviously.
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    Post by Soma on Thu Apr 11, 2013 10:44 am

    I think that by the time I leave this mortal coil virtually no one will believe in God. Apart from the Muslims, obviously.
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    Post by Duff... on Thu Apr 11, 2013 1:38 pm

    Nah, death is always gonna be scary.

    So Reuben, you casually mentioned an exorcism.
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    Post by Duff... on Thu Apr 11, 2013 1:38 pm

    reuben wrote:No but Rihanna showed up in Hockey Talk.
    Pretty good strategy to get me to read this thread, by the way.
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    Post by reuben on Thu Apr 11, 2013 1:40 pm

    I've just been meaning to respond to this Phixed thread but didn't have anything to say until I remembered there's a part in the Christening ceremony that involves an exorcism. Referring to Miniboss my kid and not the members-only Ninja Turtles Fan Forum poster formerly known as Pong.
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    Post by chrondog on Thu Apr 11, 2013 5:57 pm

    Duff... wrote:
    reuben wrote:We had Miniboss baptized for the exorcism but I doubt there will be serious religious instruction unless we find religion as we age.
    Did something weird happen in the soccer thread again?

    Yeah Waylon, what are you talking about here?

    Why would you want your child to be exorcised?
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    Post by chrondog on Thu Apr 11, 2013 6:01 pm

    Duff... wrote:Nah, death is always gonna be scary.

    always found the notion that an afterlife made death "less scary" to be ridiculous.

    faith in certainty provides no certainty whatsoever. furthermore, the proposition of an everlasting afterlife seems way more daunting than ceasing to exist.
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    Post by Soma on Thu Apr 11, 2013 6:07 pm

    Sometimes the fact that I will eventually be forgotten is all that keeps me going.
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    Post by reuben on Thu Apr 11, 2013 6:10 pm

    Ok let me just make sure I've got this straight:

    Montessori Education NOT OK WITH JASPER
    Demonic Possession JUST FINE WITH JASPER
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    Post by chrondog on Thu Apr 11, 2013 6:22 pm

    just so people remember, my point about Montessori vs. public schooling was that public schooling does a good job socializing children into the our society, which i value a lot. i think that has to do with my middle-class, public school upbringing but hey, whatever.



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    Post by chrondog on Thu Apr 11, 2013 6:24 pm

    reuben wrote:Ok let me just make sure I've got this straight:

    Montessori Education NOT OK WITH JASPER
    Demonic Possession JUST FINE WITH JASPER

    Demonic Possession is absolutely fine with me because it is imaginary.

    I am just curious why you had your child Baptised "for the exorcism". Were you simply interested in seeing the ritual performed?
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    Post by Ned Braden on Thu Apr 11, 2013 7:23 pm

    Someh wrote:I think that by the time I leave this mortal coil virtually no one will believe in God. Apart from the Muslims, obviously.
    Sounds like a centuries-old majority view for otherwise intelligent individuals who are way too optimistic about your average oaf.
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    Post by reuben on Thu Apr 11, 2013 8:26 pm

    jasperness wrote:I am just curious why you had your child Baptised "for the exorcism". Were you simply interested in seeing the ritual performed?
    oh gosh no. I've attended dozens if Christenings and participated in at least 4.

    I'm not saying I believe in demonic possession, but a little insurance can't hurt!
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    Post by chrondog on Thu Apr 11, 2013 11:34 pm

    reuben wrote:I'm not saying I believe in demonic possession, but a little insurance can't hurt!

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    Post by Duff... on Thu Apr 11, 2013 11:53 pm

    jasperness wrote:
    Duff... wrote:Nah, death is always gonna be scary.

    always found the notion that an afterlife made death "less scary" to be ridiculous.

    faith in certainty provides no certainty whatsoever. furthermore, the proposition of an everlasting afterlife seems way more daunting than ceasing to exist.
    Well that's probably because I'm a better person than you.
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    Post by yancy on Thu Apr 11, 2013 11:55 pm

    jasperness wrote:always found the notion that an afterlife made death "less scary" to be ridiculous.

    faith in certainty provides no certainty whatsoever. furthermore, the proposition of an everlasting afterlife seems way more daunting than ceasing to exist.
    Afterlife proponents aren't logical enough to consider the agonizing boredom of their billionth year of spiritual existence. Death happens way sooner and is way scarier. I dunno which is more daunting to me personally, but as someone facing death in ~60 years (if I'm lucky), I'd happily take my chances with eternity.
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    Post by Duff... on Fri Apr 12, 2013 12:01 am

    How can you possibly be bored in God's presence?

    Guess I'll play the roll of ILM today, why not.
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    Post by yancy on Fri Apr 12, 2013 12:10 am

    Good point. I guess I would concede he could be infinitely interesting, assuming he exists in more or less the christian mold.

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