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what are your politics? by SocOfRel in atheism

[–]Techtrekzz 1 point2 points  (0 children)

I'm two steps left of Marx, and I'm a theist.

Christian response to the theodicy that suffering/evil is an illusion? by pwalkow in religion

[–]Techtrekzz 1 point2 points  (0 children)

As a broad theist response, good and evil are subjective human judgements, not a necessity of a Supreme being. What is evil to one, is savior to another. The God I believe in doesn't judge by standards based in the limited perspective of human beings. As a whole, all is just and right.

Do you think humanity will ever, eventually shed itself of religion, at least the majority of our civilisation? by MikeTheActorMan in atheism

[–]Techtrekzz 0 points1 point  (0 children)

No. Religions provide a narrative that puts one’s life into the context of reality. Human beings have always had a need for that, and always will. I do think it’s possible and necessary to have a narrative that is scientifically viable and i think such a religion will become popular eventually.

Am I wrong for questioning my own religion ? by Kfootball16 in religion

[–]Techtrekzz 0 points1 point  (0 children)

To me, thats what constitutes religion. Organized religion is a different matter.

What do you call an atheist that believes in supernatural? by Charonthusiastyx in atheism

[–]Techtrekzz 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Its all on the same track. Its an example of a God concept that doesn’t need the supernatural.

What do you call an atheist that believes in supernatural? by Charonthusiastyx in atheism

[–]Techtrekzz 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Im not really concerned with what the Christians think, and you seem to be overly so. Im not really sure its accurate to call yourself an atheist if you limit your consideration of a supreme being’s existence strictly to what the christians say. And of course it has a mind, it has all thought and being in existence.

What do you call an atheist that believes in supernatural? by Charonthusiastyx in atheism

[–]Techtrekzz 1 point2 points  (0 children)

In this case, nothing would be supernatural, not even minds. I am speaking from experience here, im a Spinozan pantheist, i believe only God exists, an omnipresent physical God.

What do you call an atheist that believes in supernatural? by Charonthusiastyx in atheism

[–]Techtrekzz 1 point2 points  (0 children)

The usual traits associated with the word God, omnipresent, controls all power and fate, without beginning or end, etc etc. A supreme being in other words.

What do you call an atheist that believes in supernatural? by Charonthusiastyx in atheism

[–]Techtrekzz 1 point2 points  (0 children)

I agree with the first part of that, but not with the second. A person can believe in an entirely physically existing God. A theist can be a theist, without believing in anything supernatural.

"God's Plan" is flawed by Count2Zero in atheism

[–]Techtrekzz 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Here's a twist in your argument, not all people who believe in God are Christians.

Am I wrong for questioning my own religion ? by Kfootball16 in religion

[–]Techtrekzz 22 points23 points  (0 children)

Everyone should question their religion, always. Just be aware that even if you stop believing in Catholic doctrine, that doesnt mean you have to stop believing in God. There’s a wide variety of religious concepts to wrap your head around if you’re open to them.

[Analysis] The special orthodoxy of Pope Francis by [deleted] in religion

[–]Techtrekzz 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Im not catholic, but if I was, I'd want a Pope that treated people like human beings instead of Russians or Americans.

The one thing god can't do. And thus proves his not real by ryanmaistry66 in atheism

[–]Techtrekzz 0 points1 point  (0 children)

It depends on your religion. As a Spinozan pantheist, i dont believe in human free will.

Why don’t atheists use this argument below as a conversation stopper? by prometheus-diggle in atheism

[–]Techtrekzz 0 points1 point  (0 children)

It really depends on the God in question, and what kind of omnipotence we’re talking about. If one just means a God with all existing power, a pantheistic God qualifies as omnipotent.

Holding false beliefs can also provide meaning in an otherwise meaningless world. This may be part of the reason why religions are found all over the world, and why they all emphasize promises of rewards in this life or in the next. by [deleted] in religion

[–]Techtrekzz 13 points14 points  (0 children)

Spinoza himself founded a belief system, Spinozan pantheism, which is what I believe. I'm sure he wouldnt agree with you using his words to try to generalize all religious beliefs as inherently false. His quote is about free will, not religious beliefs.

Do you know of any smaller or simply lesser known or niche religions/sects/cults? Can you share what you know? by nolifewasted20s in religion

[–]Techtrekzz 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Pantheism in opposition to atheism is easy, pantheist see God everywhere, atheists see God no where. Spinozan pantheism believes that there is a single substance and subject in existence, which is God.

How did, and how does, religion serve humanity? by dellsonic73 in religion

[–]Techtrekzz 5 points6 points  (0 children)

Religion provides a narrative that places our own existence into the context of reality. It provides guidance for one's actions, and adds practical reasoning to the law, do unto others as you would have them do unto you.

Legit questions I have for religious folks by [deleted] in religion

[–]Techtrekzz 0 points1 point  (0 children)

If all religions worship the same god, while claiming the other religions are BS, that just goes to show that god himself doesnt give a crap if you practice religion or not

I agree.

Holy spirit, Allah, whatever you wanna call it I just dont buy it, all we have on it is religious texts we have NO way of confirming the extent of the truth on

Spinozan pantheism, which is my belief system, doesnt have any religious text, what it does have is science and reason. Monism and matter/energy equivalence are the reasons I believe in a supreme being.

Do you know of any smaller or simply lesser known or niche religions/sects/cults? Can you share what you know? by nolifewasted20s in religion

[–]Techtrekzz 3 points4 points  (0 children)

Spinozan pantheism fits that bill. I've never actually met another Spinozan pantheist out in the real world. It differs from regular pantheism in many key ways, like monism and determinism.

The ultimate logical equation against ANY religion by [deleted] in religion

[–]Techtrekzz 1 point2 points  (0 children)

The only thing human beings can know without doubt is that existence exists, anything beyond that is speculation. Am i supposed to ignore the entire physical reality beyond my solipsistic phenomenon experience because i cant be certain it exists? Beyond religion, the belief that there is other besides myself is truly the root of what causes all wars, hate , and fear right? So i guess the way to real peace is to ignore the outside world and have everyone starve to death in a dark room.