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How atheists can enjoy religion
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How atheists can enjoy religion
I figured out a way atheists can enjoy religion.......anime. There are several anime shows with religious themes, such as Death Note (highlights the struggle between God and Lucifer, in a symbolic way), Neon Genesis Evangelion (this one has a serious tone, lots of Christian symbolism), and The Devil Is A Part Timer (cutesy stuff). If you haven't watched any of these shows, I would start with Death Note, it's a suspenseful psychological thriller with plenty of twists and turns. Plus, it has a cute blond girl character, who is my favorite character on the show. I will leave you with this picture, of Jesus Christ, for your consideration.

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RE: How atheists can enjoy religion
No thanks.

Making religion cutesy isn't going to help.
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RE: How atheists can enjoy religion
ooops duplicate
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RE: How atheists can enjoy religion
I have no problem with shows using god/devil as symbolism. If it is fantasy, that is fine. It's the claim of reality that bothers me.

I greatly enjoyed Good Omens.
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RE: How atheists can enjoy religion
(August 24, 2021 at 11:19 am)HappySkeptic Wrote: I have no problem with shows using god/devil as symbolism. If it is fantasy, that is fine. It's the claim of reality that bothers me.

I greatly enjoyed Good Omens.

Good Omens was awesome! Loved it. Then again, David Tenant is charisma on a plate.

As per the topic, so, you're saying, the way that atheists can enjoy and engage with religion is as a fantasy with interesting story elements? Don't we already engage with it that way?

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RE: How atheists can enjoy religion
I can enjoy make believe as much as the next asshole.
I can watch a movie about demons, enjoy the flick, and never really give religion a thought, outside of the movie.

Supernatural, good show.
All of it, make believe.

The Conjuring, enjoyable movie.
All of it, make believe.

This may come as a surprise to you but, I can watch Superman, and not question if I can fly, because...... SPOILER!....I can't.
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RE: How atheists can enjoy religion
We also enjoy comic books......


But we also don' t think Batman and The Penguin are real people.
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RE: How atheists can enjoy religion
(August 24, 2021 at 11:29 am)Ten Wrote:
(August 24, 2021 at 11:19 am)HappySkeptic Wrote: I have no problem with shows using god/devil as symbolism.  If it is fantasy, that is fine.  It's the claim of reality that bothers me.

I greatly enjoyed Good Omens.

Good Omens was awesome! Loved it. Then again, David Tenant is charisma on a plate.

As per the topic, so, you're saying, the way that atheists can enjoy and engage with religion is as a fantasy with interesting story elements? Don't we already engage with it that way?
You make a good point.
"Imagination, life is your creation."
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RE: How atheists can enjoy religion
(August 24, 2021 at 11:36 am)Ahriman Wrote:
(August 24, 2021 at 11:29 am)Ten Wrote: Good Omens was awesome! Loved it. Then again, David Tenant is charisma on a plate.

As per the topic, so, you're saying, the way that atheists can enjoy and engage with religion is as a fantasy with interesting story elements? Don't we already engage with it that way?
You make a good point.

Why are you here? Just out of curiosity.
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RE: How atheists can enjoy religion
(August 24, 2021 at 11:38 am)LadyForCamus Wrote:
(August 24, 2021 at 11:36 am)Ahriman Wrote: You make a good point.

Why are you here? Just out of curiosity.
To engage in conversation with people, learn new stuff, make my viewpoints known, etc.
"Imagination, life is your creation."
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