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Are we really secular or pagan? : Comments

By Peter Sellick, published 12/4/2017

The first thing to be said about this is that there is no such neutral sphere. The error of secularism is that it limits what it understands as being religion to identified belief systems.

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"Christianity is the critique of all religion including the secular kind that declares that it is not a religion. In the final analysis, secularism does not really exist."

Waffle.
Posted by JBSH, Wednesday, 12 April 2017 10:51:07 AM
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Secular mythology beautifully articulated by the authour. Seems so obvious to younger Christians why separating christians from the state was bogus from the get-go and its so hard to believe why church leaders thought it was a good idea two centuries ago, what with the almost constant war, genocides and addiction to usury that has followed :(
Posted by progressive pat, Wednesday, 12 April 2017 10:51:34 AM
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Peter, your articles are great examples in the kind of gymnastics loops and distortions your mind needs to go trough to hold religious beliefs these days.

Secularism is a simple concept it's the idea that no one religion is favored by the state. Paganism is not equal to Secularism, Paganism is a label Christian invented for non Christian religions, generally animistic in nature.

"A key function of the Church is iconoclasm, the destruction of idols." this is the funniest part, I regulatory observe Christian carting Idols around. Islam is far more Idol free then Christians Peter.
Posted by Cobber the hound, Wednesday, 12 April 2017 11:07:50 AM
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ĞReligion is that which, after the Latin, binds.ğ

Extending this definition out of context is unwarranted.
Religion is that which binds us to God - and in so doing, releases us from the bondage to the world.
Posted by Yuyutsu, Wednesday, 12 April 2017 11:50:16 AM
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What a hoot - the Christian church as an iconoclastic institution.

But does conventional exoteric "religion", the kind of "religion" that Sells advocates, have anything to do with Truth and Reality?
http://www.beezone.com/da_publications/noface.html

And what if it is based on the same three mind-based myths as the secular world view, and as such is patterned and controlled by the same narcissistic doubt-mind that (mis)-informs the now world dominant secular paradigm in which we are now all trapped - Weber's Iron Cage
http://www.beezone.com/AdiDa/Aletheon/three_great_myths.html
http://www.dabase.org/doubt.htm
http://www.beezone.com/narcissus.html
Posted by Daffy Duck, Wednesday, 12 April 2017 12:52:27 PM
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I am an atheist and I am a very good man :)
Posted by Milena, Wednesday, 12 April 2017 9:35:48 PM
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