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Old 04-11-2001, 06:58 PM   #31
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Originally posted by Layman:

>> Since Christianity is the religion on the planet with the most adherents,

I thought that Hindus outnumbered xians. Could you please cite your source for xianity being the world's largest religion?

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Old 04-12-2001, 01:53 AM   #32
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It just gets so fuckin' annoying having to constantly deal with somebody's evasions instead of their points and counter points (which thumpers rarely, if ever make), but since they aparently see it as a cult mandated "must" to be here and refuse to go away no matter how many times their arguments have been destroyed, I thought this post would be helpful for any newbies out there wondering why we regulars keep repeating the same damn things over and over and over again.
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The solution is simple. We need a new section. Something like a "Coward's Hall of Shame" that lists the various points that individual theists have not answered.

Indexed by the individual coward, so you can figure out what EgoNomad, deLayman, Freego, and their other buddies are still avoiding.


 
Old 04-12-2001, 01:56 AM   #33
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You refer to Nomad as a cult member. Since Christianity is the religion on the planet with the most adherents, I was wondering why you classify him as a cult member?
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Gee, as if number of followers was somehow indicative of cult, or non-cult status.
 
Old 04-12-2001, 06:16 AM   #34
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Layman, what do you call a group of people who indoctrinate other people into following a myth-based belief structure through fear?
 
Old 04-12-2001, 08:05 AM   #35
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<font face="Verdana, Arial" size="2">Originally posted by Layman:
Koy, I'm curious.

You refer to Nomad as a cult member. Since Christianity is the religion on the planet with the most adherents, I was wondering why you classify him as a cult member? Of course, if you consider every member of every religion to be a cult member then I can understand. Of course, then the label really does not mean anything. In which case it would be nothing more than an ad hominen.

Of course, on second thought, even if it had definitional value it would be nothing more than an ad hominen.
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Layman, when you say, "Christianity is the religion on the planet," are you including those millions of Christians who are in prisons and insane asylums?

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Old 04-12-2001, 08:07 AM   #36
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<font face="Verdana, Arial" size="2">Originally posted by Goliath:
Originally posted by Layman:

&gt;&gt; Since Christianity is the religion on the planet with the most adherents,

I thought that Hindus outnumbered xians. Could you please cite your source for xianity being the world's largest religion?

Goliath
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*sigh*

I need to put this one on my speed dial.

The World Almanac:

Christians: 2 billion
Muslims: 1 billion
Hindus: 800 million
Buddhists: 330 million

(rougly)
 
Old 04-12-2001, 08:08 AM   #37
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Gee, as if number of followers was somehow indicative of cult, or non-cult status.</font>
It is certainly a good place to start.

Which religions are not cults?
 
Old 04-12-2001, 08:15 AM   #38
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Layman, when you say, "Christianity is the religion on the planet," are you including those millions of Christians who are in prisons and insane asylums?

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I'm not sure, but if you contact the editors/publishers of the World Almanac perhaps they could help you.

Does the fact that there are Christians in prison render all of Christinaity's adherents cultists?
 
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Layman, what do you call a group of people who indoctrinate other people into following a myth-based belief structure through fear?</font>
Assumes many facts not in evidence.

And, do you consider all Christians to be cultists? All Muslims? All Hindus? All Jews?

Just curious how far your ad hominems and bigotry extends.
 
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<font face="Verdana, Arial" size="2">Originally posted by Omnedon1:
Gee, as if number of followers was somehow indicative of cult, or non-cult status.</font>
It is according to one set of definitions I've run across.

Cult, n. A small unpopular religion.
Religion, n. A large popular cult.

Does anyone know where this originated? It sounds like Bierce's Devil's Dictionary, but I couldn't find it there.

Andy (PITW)
 
 

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