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    I keep telling my mum all that stuff is nonesense but she believes in it and thinks there are witches out there that can curse you. Do you believe in it? I think it’s nonesense
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    (Original post by The Night King)
    I keep telling my mum all that stuff is nonesense but she believes in it and thinks there are witches out there that can curse you. Do you believe in it? I think it’s nonesense
    No? Lol.
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    Nonsense, though both my great Grandmother and my Nan were big into curses, luck charms, effigy dolls and all that stuff. This despite being massively religious Catholics, ha. Must be that peculiarly Irish brand of Christianity, eh :laugh:
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    Yes. I believe His Holiness The Pope has magical powers as the direct representative of God the Almighty.

    I also believe in the saints before us performing miracles.
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    (Original post by Little Toy Gun)
    Yes. I believe His Holiness The Pope has magical powers as the direct representative of God the Almighty.

    I also believe in the saints before us performing miracles.
    I hope this is just extreme sarcasm:laugh: You never know, some people actually think like this
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    (Original post by The Night King)
    I hope this is just extreme sarcasm:laugh: You never know, some people actually think like this
    Drummond might pop up with some pearls of wisdom.
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    (Original post by The Night King)
    I hope this is just extreme sarcasm:laugh: You never know, some people actually think like this
    If The Holy Father doesn't have any magical powers, in what way is He "holy"?

    If the Supreme Pontiff and the saints isn't/weren't gifted with witchcraft, how did any of them perform miracles?

    To be made a saint, one needs to perform 3 verified miracles.
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    (Original post by Little Toy Gun)
    If The Holy Father doesn't have any magical powers, in what way is He "holy"?

    If the Supreme Pontiff and the saints isn't/weren't gifted with witchcraft, how did any of them perform miracles?

    To be made a saint, one needs to perform 3 verified miracles.
    Hahaha got you:thumbsup:
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    (Original post by The Night King)
    Hahaha got you:thumbsup:
    There's His Holiness The Dalai Lama, too. If witchcraft isn't real, how could reincarnation be real?
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    (Original post by Little Toy Gun)
    There's His Holiness The Dalai Lama, too. If witchcraft isn't real, how could reincarnation be real?
    Traditionally it's not - that's a Western imposition adopted for the usual cynical reasons.

    Witchraft =/= transmigration, and transmigration =/=reincarnation. very few Buddhists believe in reincarnation because it presupposes an enduring 'me' or 'I'. Most (not all) believe in transmigration, which presupposes mindstreams without an enduring self.
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    (Original post by Little Toy Gun)
    There's His Holiness The Dalai Lama, too. If witchcraft isn't real, how could reincarnation be real?
    First Christianity, now buddhism...Soon enough we’re moving to Islam lol. Fullproof logic though
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    Traditionally it's not - that's a Western imposition adopted for the usual cynical reasons.

    Witchraft =/= transmigration, and transmigration =/=reincarnation. very few Buddhists believe in reincarnation because it presupposes an enduring 'me' or 'I'. Most (not all) believe in transmigration, which presupposes mindstreams without an enduring self.
    Ahh so now we know that's a fake religion!
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    (Original post by The Night King)
    First Christianity, now buddhism...Soon enough we’re moving to Islam lol. Fullproof logic though
    Prophet Muhammad (PBUH) flew to the sky instead of dying, right? If that's not magic, what is?
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    (Original post by Little Toy Gun)
    Ahh so now we know that's a fake religion!
    Haha, sort of (in my view). I enjoy Tibetan Buddhism for its richness of culture, but it is indeed far removed from its Indian ancestor. It has lots and lots of Bon and other shamanic, superstitious, essentialist influence. It is irreconcilable with the Indian stuff.
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    (Original post by gjd800)
    Haha, sort of (in my view). I enjoy Tibetan Buddhism for its richness of culture, but it is indeed far removed from its Indian ancestor. It has lots and lots of Bon and other shamanic, superstitious, essentialist influence. It is irreconcilable with the Indian stuff.
    But Indians don't follow it so it's probably just a cult.
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    (Original post by Little Toy Gun)
    But Indians don't follow it so it's probably just a cult.
    Did anyone say cult

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    (Original post by Little Toy Gun)
    But Indians don't follow it so it's probably just a cult.
    Some do. Cult/sect/whatever - the differences are often minute.
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    (Original post by The Night King)
    Did anyone say cult

    They get a planet when they die and their leader speaks directly to God so I think it's real magical
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    Did anyone say cult

    One of my mates is a Mormon and he listens to Satanic metal acts, I am not sure how he reconciles it! :laugh:

    Good lad, though. Can't even have a can of coke in case the caffeine alters his mind-state.
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    (Original post by gjd800)
    One of my mates is a Mormon and he listens to Satanic metal acts, I am not sure how he reconciles it! :laugh:

    Good lad, though. Can't even have a can of coke in case the caffeine alters his mind-state.
    And he does that as a recreational activity or as a ritual in those mormon temples?:rofl:

    Been approached by 2 beautiful young ladies last week. I thought it was my lucky day...but it turns out they were mormons, trying to convert me hahah. Out of all people walking on the street I was the one chosen by God, the ethnically ambigous metallica fan lol
 
 
 
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