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(Tolkien fans) What religion are you.
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Poll: (Tolkien fans) What religion are you.
Atheist
Catholic
Christian
Muslim
Buddhist
other (feel free to specify.)
View Results (84 votes)
 

Thorins_apprentice
Rohan

Nov 11 2012, 6:27am

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(Tolkien fans) What religion are you. Can't Post

Wink I thought it would be interesting, to see what religion Tolkien fans are, so i decided to create this poll.Also is there a religion that Tolkien invented for Middlearth.?


(This post was edited by Thorins_apprentice on Nov 11 2012, 6:34am)


Thorins_apprentice
Rohan

Nov 11 2012, 6:55am

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Did the people of MiddleEarth worship Eru Il'uvatar as a God.? [In reply to] Can't Post

Shocked


(This post was edited by Thorins_apprentice on Nov 11 2012, 6:58am)


Elizabeth
Valinor


Nov 11 2012, 7:16am

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It's a little misleading... [In reply to] Can't Post

...to distinguish "Catholic" from "Christian" because Catholics are Christians. A better distinction would be "Catholic" and "Protestant."


Starling
Half-elven


Nov 11 2012, 8:02am

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Yes, and also [In reply to] Can't Post

atheists might be surprised to find themselves included in a choice of religions.


Thorins_apprentice
Rohan

Nov 11 2012, 8:11am

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Atheist is still a religion. [In reply to] Can't Post

You worship yourself.Laugh


(This post was edited by Thorins_apprentice on Nov 11 2012, 8:11am)


Thorins_apprentice
Rohan

Nov 11 2012, 8:30am

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I meant to put Morman there as well. [In reply to] Can't Post

So feel free to add Morman to the (other) choice.


(This post was edited by Thorins_apprentice on Nov 11 2012, 8:33am)


DanielLB
Immortal


Nov 11 2012, 8:53am

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I'm atheist, an don't worship myself / [In reply to] Can't Post

 


Thorins_apprentice
Rohan

Nov 11 2012, 9:00am

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Sorry Daniel. [In reply to] Can't Post

It was just a counter joke.A very bad one.Laugh
I didn't want to offend anyone.


(This post was edited by Thorins_apprentice on Nov 11 2012, 9:00am)


Starling
Half-elven


Nov 11 2012, 9:00am

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Well you really should [In reply to] Can't Post

since you are indeed *gasp* immortal. Laugh


Thorins_apprentice
Rohan

Nov 11 2012, 9:04am

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My poll is definately not immortal or worship worthy. [In reply to] Can't Post

What a fail if i ever saw one.Laugh Laugh
Hey admins, please feel free to delete whenever your'e ready. Cool


(This post was edited by Thorins_apprentice on Nov 11 2012, 9:12am)


DanielLB
Immortal


Nov 11 2012, 9:09am

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Doesn't that mean people should worship me ;-) [In reply to] Can't Post

You must bow before me!Evil


Annael
Half-elven


Nov 11 2012, 5:04pm

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I don't fit into any category or belong to any group [In reply to] Can't Post

having studied religions both on my own and in grad school, I think the mystics of every religion must be on to something since they all say the same thing, but the "official" religions themselves have gotten off track.

Buddhists are atheists, by the way: they don't believe in a creator god.


Annael
Half-elven


Nov 11 2012, 5:09pm

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not to start a flame war but [In reply to] Can't Post

that's so wrong.

My father is an atheist. He doesn't believe there's a God or an afterlife or a soul. He thinks we're here on earth for one life and that's it. Believing that, he also believes that we are therefore morally bound to be the best people we can be and live a life of service to others. He served in WWII, then became a physician who devoted himself to the care of children, including spending a fair amount of time up in the mountains of Morocco when the French pulled out and took all the doctors with them, taking care of Berber children. He's instilled in all his children and grand-children the idea that we are here for others not ourselves.

I have a lot more admiration for someone who is good because he believes it is the right thing to do, not because he fears punishment or hopes for reward. To be good only for such reasons seems awfully self-serving to me.


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DanielLB
Immortal


Nov 11 2012, 5:34pm

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This [In reply to] Can't Post


In Reply To

I have a lot more admiration for someone who is good because he believes it is the right thing to do, not because he fears punishment or hopes for reward. To be good only for such reasons seems awfully self-serving to me.


He sounds like a great man, your father.


Eredhion
The Shire


Nov 11 2012, 6:00pm

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I agree with you [In reply to] Can't Post

that we should be good because that's the right thing to do and I know many atheists who are much better than many Christians. But as a Christian I personally don't feel that my actions are made out of fear or for seeking an afterlife reward.


Ataahua
Superuser / Moderator


Nov 11 2012, 6:18pm

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"Atheism is a religion [In reply to] Can't Post

in exactly the same way that not collecting stamps is a hobby." - Scott Adams (which he borrowed from someone else).


Sam20
Lorien

Nov 11 2012, 8:14pm

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Religion [In reply to] Can't Post

It is a personal question so I am not so surprised that few people have responded directly to it. As for me, I've been raised as a Christian (or Roman Catholic) and that is still my religion.Though I've not a blind faith and I disagree with many things in it. I often doubt and question myself about what really is or was and what might be. I am a human after all and tough I may have faith and personal convictions, I dont really know. That's why I am open minded and have respect to any religion and interpretation of our existence and that of the world and dimension we are in.


(This post was edited by sam90 on Nov 11 2012, 8:20pm)


Aunt Dora Baggins
Half-elven


Nov 11 2012, 8:32pm

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My father is an atheist too [In reply to] Can't Post

He didn't live as heroic a life as yours, but he's been a very good, moral, decent, upright man for all his 82 years. And like your father, he's those things not because he thinks it will get him into heaven, but because it's the right thing to do.


(This post was edited by Aunt Dora Baggins on Nov 11 2012, 8:35pm)


Aunt Dora Baggins
Half-elven


Nov 11 2012, 8:34pm

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Other: [In reply to] Can't Post

Unitarian Universalist.


And I think Tolkien didn't want to invent a religion for Middle Earth, since he was such a devout Catholic. But he modeled the mythology somewhat on his beloved Norse myths, I think. Except that he had to work the one God in there, so he made the others Valar, and not gods.


(This post was edited by Aunt Dora Baggins on Nov 11 2012, 8:44pm)


Aunt Dora Baggins
Half-elven


Nov 11 2012, 8:36pm

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My dad says [In reply to] Can't Post

"Theology is the study of the empty set."


Aunt Dora Baggins
Half-elven


Nov 11 2012, 8:39pm

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*mods up* // [In reply to] Can't Post

 


Aunt Dora Baggins
Half-elven


Nov 11 2012, 8:41pm

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Oh, and I'm also [In reply to] Can't Post

a Metaphorian.


Aunt Dora Baggins
Half-elven


Nov 11 2012, 8:46pm

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Fixing broken link: [In reply to] Can't Post

Unitarian Universalist


Sam20
Lorien

Nov 11 2012, 8:49pm

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Why 6 messages? [In reply to] Can't Post

It seems to me that you could have written the whole in one message and using the 'edit' fonction if necessery, just saying.Smile


(This post was edited by sam90 on Nov 11 2012, 8:51pm)


Tigero
Rivendell


Nov 11 2012, 8:52pm

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''The goal of life is not to live forever, but to create something that does.'' [In reply to] Can't Post

Well.. atleast Tolkien and PJ succeeded in life by that quote.

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