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Postby thirst4metal » Wed Dec 28, 2005 3:51 am

Hello F(r)iends,

I think it would be helful to have a thread that contained all manner of links about religion/theology. I'll start with a couple of easy ones:

http://www.biblegateway.com
Various translations of the Christian bible all in one site.

http://www.churchofsatan.com
Satanism's general principles.

http://www.biblestudy.org/
One from Nick...

http://www.lifeofchrist.com/life/genealogy/default.asp
Genealogy of Jesus, discussed.




-Thirst
P.S. It would be nice if BOB or someone else made this a sticky. :)
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Postby aviemus » Wed Dec 28, 2005 4:00 am

http://beliefnet.com is a good site for those who want to talk about/learn general subjects about a lot of religions and spiritual paths.
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Postby Sâmkhya » Wed Dec 28, 2005 5:36 am

http://www.infidels.org

Great library containing many kinds of on-line articles surrounding atheism and materialism. :D
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Postby scythekain » Wed Dec 28, 2005 5:42 am

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Postby Uccisore » Fri Dec 30, 2005 2:27 am

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=n8mPuckq ... ure=vmdshb

http://deepfreeze.it/ Curious about corrupt practices in video game journalism? Look no further.
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Postby scythekain » Fri Dec 30, 2005 3:54 pm

a few authors:

http://www.samharris.org/ - author of the end of faith him and the fellow below appear in this documentary;

http://www.thegodmovie.com/

http://www.robertmprice.mindvendor.com/ - A christian mythologist. Has some very interesting radio programs you can listen to here:

http://www.infidelguy.com/ - web radio programmer

and of course a few about JC:

http://www.jesuspuzzle.com/

http://home.earthlink.net/~pgwhacker/ChristianOrigins/
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Postby Sâmkhya » Wed Jan 04, 2006 2:26 am

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Postby Bob » Sat Jan 07, 2006 1:09 pm

The only wisdom we can hope to acquire
Is the wisdom of humility: humility is endless.
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Postby Nick_A » Sat Jan 14, 2006 11:36 pm

This won't help you online since Parabola is a magazine but for those with a sincere interest in deeper spiritual ideas, I never regret renewing my subscription when it is due

http://parabola.org/
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Classic quotes of Compassionate concern:

Nick get's his rocks off annoying "the great beast". Acknowledging him in any way is contributing to his orgasmic pleasure of pretentious putziness. TENTATIVE

To Nick as pathetic:

"I said pathetic not as an insult, but as an expression of sorrow. You have a good mind. Too good, and you miss seeing what is right under your feet. No insult was intended. There was a time for that, and it is long past." TENTATIVE

Official update

"I earlier said pathetic but I mispelled. The word is pathological." TENTATIVE
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Postby creation imperfect » Thu Jan 19, 2006 5:17 am

Is God a Taoist?

a good read. talks about free will, the nature of sin, and other fun stuff.
"The most important kind of freedom is to be what you really are. You trade in your reality for a role. You trade in your sense for an act. You give up your ability to feel, and in exchange, put on a mask. There can't be any large-scale revolution until there's a personal revolution, on an individual level. It's got to happen inside first." -Jim Morrison

"Everything we are is a result of what we have thought." -Siddhartha Gautama

"When you do things right, people won't be sure you've done anything at all." -God, Futurama

"They who do not hear the music think the dancer's mad." -ancient Chinese proverb
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Postby Nick_A » Mon Jan 30, 2006 2:11 am

For those like myself with an interest in "intelligent design" suggesting the intolerable insult that there may be something more intelligent than Man, here is a link with some interesting articles.

http://www.y-origins.com/
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Classic quotes of Compassionate concern:

Nick get's his rocks off annoying "the great beast". Acknowledging him in any way is contributing to his orgasmic pleasure of pretentious putziness. TENTATIVE

To Nick as pathetic:

"I said pathetic not as an insult, but as an expression of sorrow. You have a good mind. Too good, and you miss seeing what is right under your feet. No insult was intended. There was a time for that, and it is long past." TENTATIVE

Official update

"I earlier said pathetic but I mispelled. The word is pathological." TENTATIVE
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Postby thirst4metal » Thu Feb 09, 2006 6:16 am

Hello F(r)iends,


http://www.adherents.com
The religions of the world are enumerated at the link (over 43,000 stats).




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It is such a secret place, the land of tears. -The Little Prince.
It is only with the heart that one can see rightly; what is essential is invisible to the eye. -TLP
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Postby Bob » Sun Feb 12, 2006 9:00 pm

The only wisdom we can hope to acquire
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Postby scythekain » Wed Feb 15, 2006 10:47 pm

The apostates of Islam:

http://www.apostatesofislam.com/index.htm


atheist alliance organization:

http://www.atheistalliance.org/


The raving atheist blog:

http://ravingatheist.com/ (he's prolife)
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Postby Xunzian » Thu Feb 16, 2006 3:46 am

Well, here we are with two of my favourites:

The Analects of Confucius:
http://www.confucius.org/lunyu/lange.htm

The Shijing:
http://etext.lib.virginia.edu/chinese/s ... oShih.html
It's Legge, but it's not bad.

The Mencius:
http://www.sacred-texts.com/cfu/menc/
Again, Legge, but come on, free internet translations. Work with me here people.
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Postby Nick_A » Thu Feb 16, 2006 5:26 am

The Bhagavad-gita

http://www.asitis.com/

It is rich in meaning.
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Classic quotes of Compassionate concern:

Nick get's his rocks off annoying "the great beast". Acknowledging him in any way is contributing to his orgasmic pleasure of pretentious putziness. TENTATIVE

To Nick as pathetic:

"I said pathetic not as an insult, but as an expression of sorrow. You have a good mind. Too good, and you miss seeing what is right under your feet. No insult was intended. There was a time for that, and it is long past." TENTATIVE

Official update

"I earlier said pathetic but I mispelled. The word is pathological." TENTATIVE
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Postby scythekain » Wed Feb 22, 2006 4:01 pm

free holy books.

bible

book of mormon
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Postby thirst4metal » Sun Mar 26, 2006 9:29 pm

Hello F(r)iends,

http://www.tektonics.org/
An apologetics site...



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Postby Dan~ » Tue Apr 04, 2006 4:17 am

http://www.confucius.org/lunyu/lange.htm

Confucian sayings -- in enlish, here^.
I like http://www.accuradio.com , internet radio.
https://dannerz.itch.io/ -- a new and minimal webside now hosting two of my free game projects.
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Postby Xunzian » Tue Apr 04, 2006 5:09 am

If we're gonna be on a Confucius-binge, may as well throw in a few texts.
The following are the Four Books, which became orthodoxy in the Song Dynasty under the influence of Zhu Xi and the Daoxue school. This orthodoxy persisted until the end of the Empire. I've got my issues with them . . . but it is still important to know.

First, read the "Great Learning". It serves as a sort of primer for all later writings.

2) Next, read the Analects. It is linked above. Now that you have a lens through which to view Confucius, the subtle meanings of the Analects may become far more clear.

3) Read the Mencius (linked above). This adds the necessary level of compassion to Confucian philosophy that many found lacking in the Analects. Additionally, the Emperor as Father starts here. Ren (benevolence) is stressed above all else.

4) Read the Doctrine of the Mean. In the words of Run DMC, you better check yoursef before you wreck yoursef:
http://www.chinapage.com/confucius/zhongyong/mean.html

The base page (http://www.chinapage.com/confucius) also has the Five Classics in Chinese if you really want them. There is also Legge's translation of the Shijing, the Classic of Poetry listed in my previous post.


Extra Credit:

A few texts from the Xunzi. Xunzi stresses ritual (li) more than benevolence. Chronologically, he comes after Mencius. In many ways, he is a response to the Zhuangzi in the same way Mencius is a response to Mo Zi. If you like these, check out Knoblock at your local University Library. The man is a freakin' genius.
http://www.iep.utm.edu/x/xunzi.htm
http://academic.brooklyn.cuny.edu/core9 ... n-tse.html

Here are a few articles (ranging in quality) on the Mozi. Mohists were a paramilitary philosophy that existed during the Warring States Period. Chronologically, much of the Mozi was written between the Analects and the Mencius. It is strongly critical of Confucians and the Mencius tried to respond to many of the criticisms found within:
A quick and dirty, dirty, dirty primer: http://www.angelfire.com/md2/timewarp/mozi.html
A happy little article: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mozi
A comparison of Mohists and the Ru:
http://www.iun.edu/~hisdcl/h425/mozi.htm
And the text itself (incomplete translation):
http://www.cic.sfu.ca/nacc/articles/leg ... momei.html

I'll let the Daoists provide links for the Zhuangzi. However, Xun Zi relies heavily on the metaphysics present in that text. Particularly 'On Heaven'

Here is a bit on Hanfei Zi. He was a pupil of Xun Zi . . . but think Anakin Skywalker, Obi-wan Kenobi. Machiavelli would think this guy takes pragmatism a little too far. It gives you an idea as to what Confucians AREN'T:
http://www.chinaknowledge.de/Literature ... feizi.html

And for a few more modern often 'Boston' Confucians:
Van Norden's work:
The Dao of Kongzi: http://faculty.vassar.edu/brvannor/DaoofKongzi.pdf

Tu Weiming, THE modern Confucian:
Tu on Ren: http://www.class.uidaho.edu/ngier/308/ren.htm
His webpage: http://www.tuweiming.org/

If anyone can find English translations of Lu Xun, they would definately be a nice addition. Man, did he hate Confucians.


NOW you are an expert.
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Postby Iacchus » Thu Apr 27, 2006 9:05 am

I've written a book about my own personal experiences, called The Advent of Dionysus, which attempts to bridge some of the differences between Christianity and Greek Mythology, which I've published online.
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Postby Tim Holt » Thu Apr 27, 2006 4:26 pm

I've put together a site that may be of interest to some: http://www.philosophyofreligion.info/
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Postby light_eclipseca » Sat Apr 29, 2006 5:33 pm

Here is a great Christian Classics Ethereal Library! It has MOST of the Christian Classics including Church fathers all the way back to the apostolic Church fathers (disciples of the apostles) and practical theology books of the past 2000 years. It excludes C.S. Lewis books because they are still under copyright with Oxford University Press.

http://www.ccel.org
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Postby Dan~ » Wed Jun 14, 2006 11:39 am

http://www.golden-dawn.org/index.html
^ We got a live one here, the Golden Dawn [lots of magick, not too many memberz]

http://www.theosociety.org/
^ Theosophy. Sounds smarter then stupid.
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Postby scythekain » Wed Jul 19, 2006 10:09 pm

Michael Crichton's speeches:

http://www.crichton-official.com/speeches/index.html

He's got some GREAT insightful material about the religion of environmentalism.
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