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Old 11.03.2017, 06:49 PM   #48
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Originally Posted by Rob Instigator
again, you are making the false assumption that when one religion is described the person is referring to ALL religions.

I define a religion as a set of dogmatic beliefs, codified by a select group of "chosen" pendejos, created to "help" humans worship a "god" of some sort.

Buddhism, in it's initial form, was not and is still not, a religion. Philosophies about how to live life are NOT religion. Confucianism is not a religion. Veganism is not a religion.

Youíre saying this like itís a fact, but itís not. Iíve heard compelling arguments from Philosophy profs that American baseball can be viewed as a religion.

The strict definition of religion is constantly in flux because of how diverse religions are. Atheism is a religion, some would argue, because it has a group component and contains a central theory about how creation did/didnít come to be.

Buddhism is philosophical, but youíre batty if you think itís not a religion by a majority of the basic criteria for what a religion is. Not saying it definitely is, just saying itís dumb to say it definitely isnít.

Scientology is a religion based on bad science fiction novels. The definition for what a religion can be is far broader than youíre implying.

Science can be reasonably viewed as a religion for fuckís sake.

Anyway, I think youíre picking and choosing here. Writing off all religions while kind of half-defending others by saying theyíre not religions. Iím not sure what kind of logical fallacy this is, but if it isnít one then I think youíve invented a new one.
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