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Fear of Death: the Beginning of Religions [Copy link] 中文

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Post time 2006-3-23 15:26:00 |Display all floors
All people feared and fear death. Death is what we didnt and dont know. The boundary of death is a place from which no one has ever returned. Then people developed sorts of imagination of an afterlife. These imaginative sorts were the primitive form of religions. If you wish to read the detail, please click here.

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Post time 2006-3-23 23:55:47 |Display all floors
Last I heard was that islamist terrorists don't fear death at all. They gladly crash into sky scrapers, convinced they will end up in a paradise with 72 eternal virgins...
瑞典人,活着为中国娃娃而死。汉学家、工程师、摄影师、网页设计师等等。爱好:政治、历史、科技、文化等。王菲迷。自由主义者。

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Post time 2006-3-24 00:03:45 |Display all floors
Originally posted by liangzai at 2006-3-23 23:55
Last I heard was that islamist terrorists don't fear death at all. They gladly crash into sky scrapers, convinced they will end up in a paradise with 72 eternal virgins...


Wow! that needs many virgins!

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Post time 2006-3-24 00:54:20 |Display all floors
Yeah, the islamists are so "pure" and look down on us Western "sex pigs", and the islamists also look down on women as filfthy creatures. Yet they can't wait til they get to the heavenly brothel... they're so eager that they strap a belt full of dynamite around their waists. Hypocrites.
瑞典人,活着为中国娃娃而死。汉学家、工程师、摄影师、网页设计师等等。爱好:政治、历史、科技、文化等。王菲迷。自由主义者。

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Post time 2006-3-24 06:19:37 |Display all floors

72 tasty virgins vs unidentified angels

That proves that the market advertisement had made a great progress during a bit more than 600 years.
Baits are more catchy.
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Post time 2006-3-24 16:08:19 |Display all floors

Reply #1 eye2eye's post

Fear of Death: the Beginning of Religions


I could not agree more and I have said the same thing for years.
As soon as we developed intelligence enough to see  that
everything  really does end at death we humans invented
religion so that we could pretend otherwise.

Atheists are not necessarily hedonistic selfish people
we do not  wish to kill religious people, unlike  some
religions which will kill you if you do not believe.

Take a look at a humanist website to see what
Atheists think.


http://www.secularism.org.uk/index.html

[ Last edited by christopher_104 at 2006-3-24 04:10 PM ]

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Post time 2006-3-24 17:43:54 |Display all floors
Originally posted by eye2eye at 2006-3-23 15:26
Fear of Death: the Beginning of Religions

All people feared and fear death. Death is what we didnt and dont know. The boundary of death is a place from which no one has ever returned. Then people developed sorts of imagination of an afterlife. These imaginative sorts were the primitive form of religions. If you wish to read the detail, please click here.



Strange. I used to not believe in religion, and then adopted it later in life.  Yet neither before nor afterwards did I necessarily feared death, nor did such a fear play any role whatsoevr in my adopting a faith.
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