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Old 10-23-2012, 02:27 PM
 
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Is Religion Man-Made? - NYTimes.com


All religion are man made, but I can understand why man created the religion. First we need people to get excited. For example, Hanukkah, Christmas and kwanzaa. In terms of the business, we need people to spend money buy new things. If you don't buy anything, business will go bankrupt.

Another reason why man created religion - Kwanzaa was only created in 1966 by Dr.Maulana. He saw how every religion are making so much money, Blacks needs some thing to call as their holidays, he cooked this holidays.

Another reason, did you notice that all holidays comes about same time. Hanukkah, Xmas, Kwanzaa.

Hindu festivals - Diwali. ( usually in Nov)

Eid - Islamic Holidays (usually end of Oct to Nov)


Man or who ever who created this are very smart, he created some thing every month. They want little money from you every month.....

Jan - MLK B.day
Feb - Ash Wednesday, Valentine's day, Chinese New Year.
Mar - St. Patrick's day, Palm Sunday, Passover, good friday
April - Don't know what we do in April. Some one needs to think about April and create another holiday
May - Mother's day & memorial day
June - Father's day
July - 4th, ramadan
Aug - Eid
Sept - Labor, Rosh Hashanah, Yom kippur
Oct - Columbus day, Eid and Halloween
Nov - Election day, Veterans day, Diwali, Thanksgiving
Dec - Hanukkah, Xmas, Kwanzaa
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Old 10-23-2012, 05:16 PM
 
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Religion is man-made, but commerce or a day off was not the goal. Fear of the unknowns and the need to deal with these fears by pushing off them on a deity to manage while he directed his efforts to fears he could control, like keeping the wolves from killing his livestock.

Mothers day, fathers day, and now even grandparents day have existed for only 100 years or less, and are commerce driven. Nothing at all related to religion.
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Old 10-23-2012, 06:53 PM
 
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^^What he said. Religion is far deeper and more complex that simple commercialism.
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Old 10-24-2012, 01:28 AM
 
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I have always wondered how many times a group could do, say, a rain dance, get no rain, and still go out and do the dance again.
I also agree that religion is all man-made, but from deep emotional needs, as one poster points out. An attempt to make some sense of what goes on. Interesting how animals work- they apparently don't need to intellectualize their lives, or contemplate them, but humans do. It's what we do- we perform abstractions. Religion appears to be an abstraction that is performed from fear of chaos and death and other frightening things.
Frankly, I think the animals have it right.
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Old 10-24-2012, 02:50 AM
 
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Not all religions are man made.

Druidism, which reveres the divinity of Nature, is an intuitive religion that functions at all levels of life.

Even the plants are druids.
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Old 10-24-2012, 04:57 AM
 
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Not all religions are man made.

Druidism, which reveres the divinity of Nature, is an intuitive religion that functions at all levels of life.

Even the plants are druids.
Be a bit careful on that. If you drift away from the man -made aspects of Druidism, you are in danger of sliding into Pantheism.
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Old 10-24-2012, 10:54 AM
 
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Is Religion Man-Made? - NYTimes.com


All religion are man made, but I can understand why man created the religion. First we need people to get excited. For example, Hanukkah, Christmas and kwanzaa. In terms of the business, we need people to spend money buy new things. If you don't buy anything, business will go bankrupt.

Another reason why man created religion - Kwanzaa was only created in 1966 by Dr.Maulana. He saw how every religion are making so much money, Blacks needs some thing to call as their holidays, he cooked this holidays.

Another reason, did you notice that all holidays comes about same time. Hanukkah, Xmas, Kwanzaa.

Hindu festivals - Diwali. ( usually in Nov)

Eid - Islamic Holidays (usually end of Oct to Nov)


Man or who ever who created this are very smart, he created some thing every month. They want little money from you every month.....

Jan - MLK B.day
Feb - Ash Wednesday, Valentine's day, Chinese New Year.
Mar - St. Patrick's day, Palm Sunday, Passover, good friday
April - Don't know what we do in April. Some one needs to think about April and create another holiday
May - Mother's day & memorial day
June - Father's day
July - 4th, ramadan
Aug - Eid
Sept - Labor, Rosh Hashanah, Yom kippur
Oct - Columbus day, Eid and Halloween
Nov - Election day, Veterans day, Diwali, Thanksgiving
Dec - Hanukkah, Xmas, Kwanzaa

April usually has Easter, more trendily now known as Resurrection Sunday in some denominations to divorce it from the pagan predecessor whose name it carries. It's the No. 1 day of significance in the Christian calendar. Since the date is based on the moon, however, (Easter is always the first Sunday after the first full moon after the first day of spring) it can fall in late March.
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Old 10-24-2012, 05:45 PM
 
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Religion is man-made, but commerce or a day off was not the goal. Fear of the unknowns and the need to deal with these fears by pushing off them on a deity to manage while he directed his efforts to fears he could control, like keeping the wolves from killing his livestock.

Mothers day, fathers day, and now even grandparents day have existed for only 100 years or less, and are commerce driven. Nothing at all related to religion.
Agreed. The more I spend time here the more I want to watch Religulous. Gawd I love that movie.
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Old 10-24-2012, 06:18 PM
 
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Be a bit careful on that. If you drift away from the man -made aspects of Druidism, you are in danger of sliding into Pantheism.
Pantheism - sounds good enough for me.

It still a reverence of the Divine in nature, just without the rituals.

and we actually have proof of its existence (sort of)
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Old 10-25-2012, 08:49 AM
 
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People usually purchase stuff on Christian holidays, such as St. Valentine's Day, Easter, Halloween & Christmas.

Christianity is not man-made. There are plenty and enough of historical and scientific evidence that Jesus Christ existed.
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