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Old 05-31-2014, 11:07 AM
 
Location: Taipei
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Actually sometimes those superstitious things work,and even if they don't,they could be comforting.Isn't that why the religions exist in the first place?

It's great to be atheistic,but it's also great to believe in some sorts of indemonstrable things(I mean if they've done any good).
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Old 05-31-2014, 11:08 AM
 
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Interesting, so even among Korean Protestants there's a lot of sycretism? I know belief in things like demon possession is strong among Christians in the Philippines, Malaysia, India, Indonesia.etc.
Unless they are extremely orthodox, I believe most Korean Christians adhere to traditional Korean beliefs and values including ancestor worship. Those two are not very contradictory in a Korean's mind somehow.
I guess bros before hoes... I mean grandpa before Jesus.
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Old 06-01-2014, 12:01 AM
 
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Why is believing in UFOs superstition? Unlike ghosts, UFO's are at least within the realm of 'natural' instead of supernatural, although 'supernatural' might just be what we haven't discovered/understood yet.
The folks who believe in astrology are quite convinced that it's within the realm of the "natural". Given the difficulties of interstellar space travel amongst other things, I chalk up the belief in UFOs lighting up the skies of Phoenix, crash landing in Roswell, leaving crop circles around the world ( which have proven to be hoaxes), and people being visited/abducted by little gray aliens as being a "modern" superstition.
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Old 06-01-2014, 12:03 AM
 
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Maybe the ET have way more advanced techniques that allow them to travel in outer space?
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Old 06-01-2014, 02:05 PM
 
Location: Gatineau, QC, Canada
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There are way too many people in this country who think astrology has any bearing in their life.
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Old 06-01-2014, 06:26 PM
 
Location: Melbourne, Australia
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Unless they are extremely orthodox, I believe most Korean Christians adhere to traditional Korean beliefs and values including ancestor worship. Those two are not very contradictory in a Korean's mind somehow.
I guess bros before hoes... I mean grandpa before Jesus.
Interesting. I know the Rev Sun Moon or whatever his name was had a very big church, with some pretty unorthodox beliefs.

My parents are Christian (well I am too, although I'm not sure I truly believe anymore) and came from backgrounds in Eastern religions. I've noticed they, like others, actually become particularly antagonistic to the old beliefs, idol worship, ancestor worship etc. This is in Malaysia and Singapore.
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