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Religion - a product of an overactive imagination?

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Religion and god are constructs of man, IMHO. It seems to me that there is an element of very fruitful imagination behind all the religions or manifestations of god that have appeared throughout the history of man. But then it also seems that those who follow any religion suffer from a lack of imagination.

So, is religion a product of an active imagination?

Or is it a result of a lack of imagination, especially within the masses that allow religions to gain credence and prominence?

Or is religion just an inevitable product of the evolution of the human brain, with our expanding powers of observation and the resultant curiosity about everything around us always proceeding well ahead of our ability to explain it all, leading directly to the invention of perceived supernatural forces in an attempt to explain and understand it?

Yeah yeah I knooow, itís all been gone over on OLO bfor. But you never know, someone might just present a different perspective which gets us all thinking a bit outside of the normal parameters.
Posted by Ludwig, Tuesday, 25 November 2008 8:04:43 AM
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so we cant reply the topic
so rephrase the question

this is the third spin off from my topic
[creationists need not reply]

the other is explain god
the other spin off [mine wasnt accepted
but 18 hours later

explain god was accepted[but out of context to its genesis]
ie evolution unable to explain its theory

then off topic troling trying to change the debate
into me writing MY opinion about god
not a part of THAT topic

but to reply
please define which religion
[the response replies to]

and how the claimed product [fruit?] are the result of overactive imagination

OR LACK OF IT
ie blind adherance to dogma
isnt imaginative
infact reveals a LACK of imagination

just like the philosophy of evolution
is blind ignorance masking as science fact
with its own 'saints' who can do no wrong

your bias postulates god as a creation of man

man

[will some response be responding to that one provocation[bias] i wonder]DUH[lol]
talk about a troll topic

but lets see what the tide brings in eh?

let me guess athiests seperating from thiests
eacxh suporting their own fears .hates and bias

but built on a faulse presumption from the first feeble line

it is lack of imagination that has created believers [followers]
in any field[those who can think create the idea
those who cant think follow ,thus help flesh it out

you added meat to my topic
this is the meet for yours
cheers

loved your input
thus returned the barter
by respondinmg to yours
Posted by one under god, Tuesday, 25 November 2008 9:43:57 AM
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Religion is the product of an active imagination coupled with a distinct lack of originality.
Posted by Bugsy, Tuesday, 25 November 2008 9:52:40 AM
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seems the same old thing
bugsy i have rebutted that point at this link'

http://forum.onlineopinion.com.au/thread.asp?discussion=2305&page=0

ps i enjoyed your description at describing god

but bro cant you see followers FOLLOW
because the havnt got imagination

what imasgination is revealed in mindlessly ranting a mantra?

im preciclly duplication a ritual[BY THE BOOK]
be it science method [or religious belief]
they are the same UNIMAGINATIVE ritualised murdering of free thought

revealing NO imagination
that we cant concieve we disbelieve
i cant see chance 'evolving by chance'
life makes life

it takes a lot of flawed belief
to concieve life comming from NUTHIN

when the facts of life are loife breeds life
except when a bad mutant dies

[like making life are witnessed by our own life
comming from OUR own living parents
it took real imagination to create life comming from non life
but there you go

as i wrote elsewhere

those who got imagination may get followers
who can not follow their own imagination's

so whoreship others who can

[or seem to ]
but it is up to each of us higher evolutions
to prove [or disproove] their own imaginings
Posted by one under god, Tuesday, 25 November 2008 10:18:58 AM
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A more appropriate title for this post would be 'atheism - the denial of the obvious'. Just look at the lengths that the earth worshipers go to in order to deny their own corrupt natures. It really is quite hilarous to read the dogmas that are promoted daily by small men and women waving their puny fists at their Creator. 'You don't exist' is their cry, 'we are the clever ones'. You really don't know how pathetic you sound.
Posted by runner, Tuesday, 25 November 2008 10:36:07 AM
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Dear Ludwig.. ur really hot to trot lately ain't ya :)

Mate.. let me put it kindly, and briefly..

"You need a lot more than a fertile imagination to die for something you KNOW is not true"

It's one thing to believe something.. no matter how skewiff it is..no matter if it's purple people eaters with polka dots on the moon.. it doesn't matter.. if you BELIEVE it..and people say "Deny those purple people eaters or die"....well..if you believe it strongly enough, you will die before denying them.

BUT.. to die for something you KNOW is not true....now.. it's a different kettle of fish.

The early disciples KNEW that Jesus rose from the dead...and if they knew otherwise.. it is psychologically inconceivable that they would die for their faith. J.W. Montgomery a human rights lawyer says "It is utterly absurd"
Posted by Polycarp, Tuesday, 25 November 2008 10:56:12 AM
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