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Old 06-05-09, 01:08 PM
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How come nobody believes in greek gods anymore? Zeus, Athena, Apollo, Poseidon, etc..

These gods are far older then jesus and they seem so much cooler.


I think I will become religious now. What do I call myself? Is there a name that I call myself like Christians and Catholics call themselves?


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Nerd comes to mind. There is no such thing as any god stupid. And you call me retarded?
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Says who? You non-believers? Because you need actual proof to believe it? lol...

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What do you think of my question though?
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What do you think of my question though?
I personaly belive that no one belives in thoes gods anymore cuzz they were to far fetched and people figured out that it was made up shit.
People are just to stupid to belive that there is no god at all.
But I agree thoes "gods" are way cooler, fuck it Ill join your cult whens the cool aid party?
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Old 06-05-09, 03:59 PM
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How come nobody believes in greek gods anymore? Zeus, Athena, Apollo, Poseidon, etc..

These gods are far older then jesus and they seem so much cooler.


I think I will become religious now. What do I call myself? Is there a name that I call myself like Christians and Catholics call themselves?


Thanks for the help and support.
hahaha. nice. i think there isn't name for people that followed the greek gods other than the Greeks. the gods apparently spoke to them as "The Greeks" (kinda like how Jesus would refer to his followers as Christians).
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I personaly belive that no one belives in thoes gods anymore cuzz they were to far fetched and people figured out that it was made up shit.
seems just as goofy as the stuff Catholics and Christians believe in.
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hahaha. nice. i think there isn't name for people that followed the greek gods other than the Greeks. the gods apparently spoke to them as "The Greeks" (kinda like how Jesus would refer to his followers as Christians).
so i am now greek. sweet!
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so i am now greek. sweet!
no, no. you're not. you're just a weirdo trying to revive the religion of the Greeks. i give you props for trying.
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seems just as goofy as the stuff Catholics and Christians believe in.
I agree 100% but it takes someone with common sence to figure it out.
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no, no. you're not. you're just a weirdo trying to revive the religion of the Greeks. i give you props for trying.
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How come nobody believes in greek gods anymore? Zeus, Athena, Apollo, Poseidon, etc..

These gods are far older then jesus and they seem so much cooler.


I think I will become religious now. What do I call myself? Is there a name that I call myself like Christians and Catholics call themselves?


Thanks for the help and support.
A Norse polytheist.
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How come nobody believes in greek gods anymore? Zeus, Athena, Apollo, Poseidon, etc..

These gods are far older then jesus and they seem so much cooler.


I think I will become religious now. What do I call myself? Is there a name that I call myself like Christians and Catholics call themselves?


Thanks for the help and support.
It is EXACTLY the same thing. The Bible is nothing but a bunch of "stories", just like the Greek mythology. Only they had far cooler names, like Zeus and Perseus instead of Matthew and Paul.
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A Norse polytheist.
No, that would lead him to believe in Odin and his crew, not Zeus.

I say pick a main Greek god and give yourself a name based on him/her as your primary. Which will piss off the other gods and have them begin a war with your followers. Sweet.


And Jesus never referred to anyone as Christian. They were all jews during his life...they were renamed Christians by later theologians.
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It is EXACTLY the same thing. The Bible is nothing but a bunch of "stories", just like the Greek mythology. Only they had far cooler names, like Zeus and Perseus instead of Matthew and Paul.
they did cooler stuff too.
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I say pick a main Greek god and give yourself a name based on him/her as your primary.
its settled then, i am now a zeuslic.
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its settled then, i am now a zeuslic.
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Thanks Mindstar, I stand corrected.

Bouncer,

As you may know, the gods were the owners of things like fire, sun, love, thunder... This was how they explained thing until science taught us more. I feel one of it's downfalls was there were to many to hold a cohesive system, so as science showed how the unexplained happened it was easy to chip away at the gods.
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Thanks Mindstar, I stand corrected.

Bouncer,

As you may know, the gods were the owners of things like fire, sun, love, thunder... This was how they explained thing until science taught us more. I feel one of it's downfalls was there were to many to hold a cohesive system, so as science showed how the unexplained happened it was easy to chip away at the gods.
thanks shib, well then if those kind of gods died from popular belief because of science, how come there are still Christians, Catholics, Islam, Jews, etc.. ?

because if they can believe in that stuff then i can be a zeuslic.
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thanks shib, well then if those kind of gods died from popular belief because of science, how come there are still Christians, Catholics, Islam, Jews, etc.. ?
Why would an all powerful god use a book as medium to get his message across during a time when the majority of the world was illiterate?

It's hard to really know why and when it really started dying out. All the religions you listed (Catholics are all Christians but all Christians are not Catholic) are all sects, like sub divisions, of the Abrahamic religion. Just as Christains have, babtist, methodist, catholics... Jews have Reform, Orthodox, and Conservative... and Islam has sunni, Shi'a... It's all a matter of taste. Richard Dawkins refers to faith as an emotional placebo. Some (more like majority) people can't cope with simply not knowing and waiting to find out.
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Why would an all powerful god use a book as medium to get his message across during a time when the majority of the world was illiterate?

It's hard to really know why and when it really started dying out. All the religions you listed (Catholics are all Christians but all Christians are not Catholic) are all sects, like sub divisions, of the Abrahamic religion. Just as Christains have, babtist, methodist, catholics... Jews have Reform, Orthodox, and Conservative... and Islam has sunni, Shi'a... It's all a matter of taste. Richard Dawkins refers to faith as an emotional placebo. Some (more like majority) people can't cope with simply not knowing and waiting to find out.
would you like to join my church?
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would you like to join my church?
You would have to prove to me that it's a better life than being a pastafarian.
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You would have to prove to me that it's a better life than being a pastafarian.
pasta? with meat sauce?
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You can substitute meat sauce if you wish, the traditional communal meal is spaghetti with meatballs though. The great Flying Spaghetti Monster says it's ok to have substitutions, "I'm really not that vain".
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You can substitute meat sauce if you wish, the traditional communal meal is spaghetti with meatballs though. The great Flying Spaghetti Monster says it's ok to have substitutions, "I'm really not that vain".
you are just begging for a holy war with your nonchalant attitude.

zeus will rain down vengeance on this so called spaghetti monster god of yours.!
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Ha, how long are you going to keep that username?
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Ha, how long are you going to keep that username?
as long as it takes to make the world believe again.

you can have a new name too if you like.
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Ya' think so??? Come on...
when you hear rumbles in the sky, you have pissed of zeus.

not stories... FACT!

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as long as it takes to make the world believe again.

you can have a new name too if you like.
I want it too say Pastafarian but where it says moderator I want it to say Shibby. Will that change my login name?
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Ya' think so??? Come on...
It's literature telling the STORIES of the christian faith. How is she wrong?
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I want it too say Pastafarian but where it says moderator I want it to say Shibby. Will that change my login name?
yea, you will have to login with pastafarian and your normal pass.

i would also do your sig like mine to avoid confusion.

you sure you want me to do it?
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It's literature telling the STORIES of the christian faith. How is she wrong?
i think he was agreeing. not sure though. he dosent know what to agree with.
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yea, you will have to login with pastafarian and your normal pass.

i would also do your sig like mine to avoid confusion.

you sure you want me to do it?
Yea do it, I been wanting a change. You think I need the sig thing if you change "Moderator" to "Shibby"?
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Yea do it, I been wanting a change. You think I need the sig thing if you change "Moderator" to "Shibby"?
keep the sig for a few weeks. then take it away if you want.
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Nevermind...I never get into shit like this; it fucking never ever ends Have to go now...My God is calling me
Maybe you and FB need to establish if you feel they are fictional stories or true stories (I guess you don't need to)...
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How come nobody believes in greek gods anymore? Zeus, Athena, Apollo, Poseidon, etc..

These gods are far older then jesus and they seem so much cooler.


I think I will become religious now. What do I call myself? Is there a name that I call myself like Christians and Catholics call themselves?


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Belief in multiple gods such as the greeks believed in is called pantheism. a set of gods is called a pantheon.

The ancient Greeks did not really have a name for their religion as they believed it to be the only truth, and therefore did not need a name. After the spread of Christianity, the ancient religion came to be known as paganism.
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