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Religion makes us more contented...?

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Message 1 - posted by witchymummy, Mar 18, 2008

Research suggests that a belief in God could lead to a more contented life. What do you think?

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Message 2 - posted by DerbyAndProud, Mar 18, 2008

If believing in a god make people happy I don't have a problem with it.

When they start preaching to me, then I have a problem.
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Message 3 - posted by Devon_Dumpling, Mar 18, 2008

Would this be the same god that supports suicide bombers in the middle east?
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Message 4 - posted by Tettie-Hat, Mar 18, 2008

Whether its the Devine Spirit or any other form of spiritualism / mysticism, if the thought of a power greater than ours watching over us and protecting us gives us comfort then, yes, I think it must make us feel more contented.

Also, I think that if you believe you are answerable for your actions during your lifetime then maybe, it makes some think first before taking action which they may later live to regret.





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Message 5 - posted by witchymummy, Mar 18, 2008

likewise (sis take note!)

I have found that pagans tend to be more contented then those who just belive in the one god.
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Message 6 - posted by Tettie-Hat, Mar 18, 2008

I have found that pagans tend to be more contented then those who just belive in the one god.

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My understanding of Paganism is that its more of a one-on-one (individual) experience, rather than having lots of dogma attached to it. also, that its more about being connected to the earth, rather than something out of reach?? If thats the case, then I can understand why this is so.

If I had to chose a relgion then I'd go with Buddhism. I've spent many a happy time at our local Buddhist Temple discussing all kinds of things with the monks - mostly non-religious. They are a very non-judgmental lot and I like that. The Temple and grounds also have a wonderfully peaceful atmosphere about them.

Shame they prefer vegitarians :(

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Message 7 - posted by DerbyAndProud, Mar 18, 2008



Shame they prefer vegitarians :(


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How do they cook them<erm>
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Message 8 - posted by Tettie-Hat, Mar 18, 2008

simmered slowly over an open fire, with vegetables <laugh>

I asked for that, didn't I? <doh>
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Message 9 - posted by DerbyAndProud, Mar 18, 2008

Yeah, but just think, that laugh you had might allow you a Jammy Dodger with you next bucket of coffee;)
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Message 10 - posted by Astro, Mar 18, 2008

Research might suggest it Witchy but does history bear out that claim?

Just a thought :-)
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Message 11 - posted by Tettie-Hat, Mar 18, 2008

It was with much contentment that the Romans threw the Christians to the lions .....
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Message 12 - posted by Tettie-Hat, Mar 18, 2008

Yeah, but just think, that laugh you had might allow you a Jammy Dodger with you next bucket of coffee;)

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You're always looking after me, aren't yu Rammy? <loveblush>
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Message 13 - posted by DerbyAndProud, Mar 18, 2008

It was with much contentment that the Romans threw the Christians to the lions .....

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And with much contentment the lions ate them<yikes><laugh>
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Message 14 - posted by DerbyAndProud, Mar 18, 2008

Yeah, but just think, that laugh you had might allow you a Jammy Dodger with you next bucket of coffee;)


You're always looking after me, aren't yu Rammy? <loveblush>

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You know me, always happy to help<hug>
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Message 15 - posted by Alexander Rednaxela, Mar 18, 2008

I have found that pagans tend to be more contented then those who just belive in the one god.


My understanding of Paganism is that its more of a one-on-one (individual) experience, rather than having lots of dogma attached to it. also, that its more about being connected to the earth, rather than something out of reach?? If thats the case, then I can understand why this is so.

If I had to chose a religion then I'd go with Buddhism. I've spent many a happy time at our local Buddhist Temple discussing all kinds of things with the monks - mostly non-religious. They are a very non-judgmental lot and I like that. The Temple and grounds also have a wonderfully peaceful atmosphere about them.

Shame they prefer vegitarians :(


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I would probably make that same choice Tet :) plus im a veggie so that helps. The more I read about it the more it just feels how I live my life now, but minus the meditating or structure. I just like the tranquility and how it teaches harmony and self.

Id say I was pretty content with my life without religion, but then again other people try to disrupt my contentedness with theirs. I hate the forcefulness of it all.
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Message 16 - posted by Auldhairyface, Mar 18, 2008

One I wrote earlier:

The night has fallen, I must fly,
To dreamland high, above night sky,
Three men I seek, so wise and true,
Ah, Moses, Jesus and Mohamed too,
Come sit by me, and tell me how,
To one God, you do all bow.

I am Auldhairy, and just a man,
Does you’re God, have a secret plan?
Jews and Christians and Muslims all,
Seem Hell bent, on having a fall,
Why do your followers, from all around,
Commit atrocities, in great abound?

Auldhairy our message, to all good men,
Was peace and love, but that was then,
Today we see, the wicked and bad,
Twist our words, the world is sad,
The evil ones, will have their day,
Before our God, they will pay.

The night has ended, I must fly,
From dreamland high, above night sky,

Morning has come, I see despair,
No words these wars, will ever repair,
Who rules this world, I do ask,
God or Satan, are they just a mask?
Used by man, control to achieve,
Such is the truth, I do believe.
<devil><whistle><ale><ale><ale><ale> ;)
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Message 17 - posted by Tettie-Hat, Mar 18, 2008

Good one, hairy face <ok>
[I sure hope you're a bloke <laugh>]
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Message 18 - posted by Auldhairyface, Mar 18, 2008

Google Auldhairyface
It's from BBC galleries.
<devil><ale><ale><ale><ale><whistle> ;)
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Message 19 - posted by DerbyAndProud, Mar 18, 2008

www.bbc.co.uk/scotla...

Is this you<erm>
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Message 20 - posted by Alexander Rednaxela, Mar 18, 2008

Excellent Poem Auldhairyface!
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Im just curious how they measure what makes people content.

Im sure if they surveyed chocoholics and people that dont like chocolate if chocolate made them content, im sure it would be the conclusion that chocolate makes you content!
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