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Religion, belief, justice

Religion, belief, justice

Death penalty


1) Does the society have a right to kill people? You are not God, why should you take such a responsibility?
2) Is it possible to avoid judicial errors?
3) Must all participants of the judicial process be accountable for their errors? If they really are, do you believe there will ever be even one death verdict?
4) Are you ready to become an executioner? Do you want somebody to suffer that job? Do you want someone to enjoy such a job?
5) Can the death penalty be real retaliation for the most gruesome crimes? Who are worse, worst criminals or respectful politicians who make suffer hundreds of millions of people and die very many of them? Should we execute our reformers?
6) Death penalty is an easy way to get away with your crimes, because in fact it's not a penalty at all? The life sentence is a much more severe punishment, isn't it?
7) You are not for torture? Are you? Aren't they the same - the arguments against torture and those against capital punishment?
8) Can the fear of penalty be a constraining factor for potential criminals?
9) Are you not afraid that our people will become even crueler after our society will accept the cruelest laws?
10) May we execute women? What about pregnant women? But if it's only a man, it's ok, isn't it? Men are not real humans, are they?
11) If the society has brought up criminals, are criminals really guilty? What do we punish them for?
12) May we kill insane people? Can a sane one ever become a murderer?
13) If there exists the death penalty, isn't it the easiest way for some criminal to commit suicide just to commit worst crimes and wait for the death penalty as for relief.

Do we deserve to be respected? Entrepreneurs attack - can you defend yourself?


You don't deserve to be respected if you don't respect yourself. Do you really respect yourself? Let us pass through some questions...

1) You are a slave if for the most part of your life you do what you don't want to. Freedom is not what is given - freedom is what is taken. It is not your right - it is you duty, to be free. If you are not free - it is your guilt.
2) You are a slave if you have a boss (it's better to say: your boss has you). It was your choice to become a subordinate, wasn't it?
3) If you earn your money, you sell your life (and so you are a miserable creature). Big money can't be earned. It can be only made. In fact, workaholics are lazybones who ready to make stupid work for years but never ready to think.
4) You are probably proud of having a diploma, but institutes never give their students real, practical knowledge, they just prepare slaves.
5) Your value can be measured by money you get. Specialists like accountants, physicians and teachers don't get much money because nobody really needs their job.
6) One, who says he doesn't want to have big money is a liar.
7) If you have to count your money, then you are a beggar and it is your fault and your guilt. And if you are a male, then what kind of male you are? Who will ever love you?
8) Your life depends entirely on you. You are the only cause of all your misfortunes. You could change your life but you don't want to look down upon yourself. You must be responsible for your life and blame yourself for your misfortunes.
9) If you are not successful yet, it's because you don't want to pay to masters who could teach you. If you are not successful yet, it is because of your greediness.
There are 1 700 Google results for “If you are so clever, show me your money”. There are 157 000 Google results for “Если ты такой умный, почему ты такой бедный?” Take into account that English Internet is much bigger than Russian. It is Russian saying, not American, isn’t it?

Entrepreneurs say:
In our world there are only entrepreneurs and subhumans. Subhumans must be disrespected and exploited. That's the only way to make them become real humans. You also must look down upon yourself - only that will motivate you to work on yourself.

Ecclesiast said:
I returned, and saw under the sun, that the race is not to the swift, nor the battle to the strong, neither yet bread to the wise, nor yet riches to men of understanding, nor yet favour to men of skill; but time and chance happeneth to them all. For man also knoweth not his time: as the fishes that are taken in an evil net, and as the birds that are caught in the snare; so are the sons of men snared in an evil time, when it falleth suddenly upon them.

Life after life


1) Does life after life exist? Why do you think so?
2) Is it important, whether afterlife exists?
3) What is waiting for us, coming back to the Earth, Paradise, Hell, Purgatory, traveling to other stars and planets?
4) What is waiting for you?
5) Would you like to come back to this life?
6) Which country would you prefer for your next reincarnation?
7) What sex would you choose?
8) What fate would you choose for your eternal life? What is Paradise for you?
9) If God does not exist, does it mean that everything is allowed?
10) What advantages and disadvantages does the belief in afterlife give us?
11) If you were God would you create the Hell for sinners?
12) Justice does not exist on the Earth. Does it exist above it?
13) Is this world spiritual or is its spirituality only a product of our imagination?

Religions and Tolerance


1) Is it right that all religions are good? Is it right that all religions are evil? Does the one and the only right religion exist?
2) Can a religion help a person, or is it only some kind of opium, which never helps but only gives us illusions of help?
3) If to take into account all the history is the role of religions rather positive or negative?
4) France banned all ostentatious religious school clothing. Is it a right decision? What will be its positive and negative consequences?
5) Fascism is also a religion, isn't it? Must it be banned? If yes, then what about the liberty of faith?
6) Do we have a right to ban a religion that hasn't led to Holocaust yet? What should we do if its leaders behave like Nazis behaved before they had come to power?
7) What should we do with a religion, if its Scripture describes atrocities as a norm and God's will? What should we do with religions which have practiced atrocities? Should we ban all religions then?
8) Are there principle differences between atheism and religions? Should it be respected like any other religion? Should we care about "religious feelings" of atheists?
9) Can someone be clever, honest and a clergyman simultaneously?

The Ten Commandments


The Ten words
The Decalogue
The Ten Tables

1) I am the Lord your God, who brought you out of the land of Egypt, out of the house of slavery; you shall have no other gods before me.
2) You shall not make for yourself an idol, whether in the form of anything that is in heaven above, or that is on the earth beneath, or that is in the water under the earth. You shall not bow down to them or worship them; for I the Lord your God am a jealous God, punishing children for the iniquity of parents, to the third and the fourth generation of those who reject me, but showing steadfast love to the thousandth generation of those who love me and keep my commandments.
3) You shall not make wrongful use of the name of the Lord your God, for the Lord will not acquit anyone who misuses his name.
4) Remember the Sabbath day and keep it holy. For six days you shall labour and do all your work. But the seventh day is a Sabbath to the Lord your God; you shall not do any work-you, your son or your daughter, your male or female slave, your livestock, or the alien resident in your towns. For in six days the Lord made heaven and earth, the sea, and all that is in them, but rested the seventh day; therefore the Lord blessed the Sabbath day and consecrated it.
5) Honor your father and your mother, so that your days may be long in the land that the Lord your God is giving you.
6) You shall not kill.
7) You shall not commit adultery.
8) You shall not steal.
9) You shall not bear false witness against your neighbor.
10) You shall not covet your neighbor’s house; you shall not covet your neighbor’s wife, or male or female slave, or ox, or donkey, or anything that belongs to your neighbor.

Truth and lies


1) Do there exist people who never lie?
2) Is lying always a bad thing; or sometimes is it ok?
3) Do you lie only when it is necessary; or does it happen somehow by itself?
4) Do you trust people who never lie? Don't you think that they have something devilish in their souls and somehow they are the most dangerous?
5) We lie only to those who we fear. Don't lie and you will never fear anyone.
6) Does everyone have his own truth? Does there exist only one truth?
7) If we lie, will it inevitably lead to karma consequences? Will we always have to pay for lying even in time of our current life?
8) Can truth be offensive?
9) Is it good advice to always say everything what you think? If so, do we have to choose proper language?
10) Can a person be objective?
11) Why do we like baron Munchausen?

Are insane people responsible?


1) Are lunatics, mentally sick, insane people accountable for their deeds?
2) Do we have the right to restrict freedom of mentally sick people before they have committed any crime?
3) Why maniacs are always found sane by experts? If none of them is really sane; should they all be set free?
4) Do you trust psychiatrists, the experts?
5) Is being drunk a mitigating circumstance? Is it an aggravating circumstance?
6) What about alcoholic mania (delirium tremens)?
7) Being sane or insane, isn’t it our deep choice? Someone lies to others, then to oneself; then he does it more and more perseveringly... Schizophrenia can be a result of such a practice, can’t it?
8) Should we forgive children, old people, and women for their crimes?
9) Are parents responsible for what their children have done?
10) Will God ever forgive any crime?

Why did you come to this world?


1) Why did you come to this world? Did it happen somehow by itself without your participation?
2) Are you a mortal or eternal creature?
3) Do you have some mission? Do such missions exist at all?
4) What will you do if it suddenly (and forever) became unnecessary to work and to study?
5) How do you combat boredom?
6) Do you grieve over lost time?
7) To try to save the world - is it a good idea? What do you think of those who always try to?
8) What do you need first of all, success, happiness, beatitude?
9) Do you value what you got easily?

Should all religions be tolerated?


1) What’s the difference between ideology and religion?
2) Is Nazism a religion? Should it be tolerated?
3) Is nationalism a religion? Should it be tolerated?
4) Should communism be tolerated?
5) Is atheism a religion?
6) If there are atrocities in the history of a religion, is it enough to ban this religion?
7) If religion’s sacred scripture describes atrocities as godly deeds, should that religion be banned?
8) Referring to the two previous points, should Christianity be banned?
9) Referring to the same arguments, should democracy be banned?
10) Should Islam be banned with its sharia laws, with its polygamy and with its terrorism?
11) Should totalitarian sects be banned?
12) Should demonstrative attributes of religions be banned in public places?
13) Should things like circumcision be accepted?
14) Is tolerance a virtue? Isn’t it a choice of cowards and losers who are doomed to be beaten?

Karma


1) Do you believe in reincarnations?
2) Do people pay for what they have done even in their current life?
3) Is it possible to lie and not to damage karma?
4) Do casualties and play of chance exist in the nature?
5) Do you feel that there exists some connection between some people that can be called karma partnership?
6) Do you have karma partners?
7) What matters, what you do or in what you believe?
8) Can we voluntarily change our religion, belief, faith?
9) What is Good and what is Bad from the karmic point of view?
10) Can we voluntarily choose to love or not to love?
11) Do we have a right to pay our respect voluntarily? Or should we respect those who deserve to be respected?
12) Shall we be forced to pay all our debts sooner or later?
13) Do you believe that we should resolve all our conflicts while we are alive?
14) Should we forgive the debts of others?

Should we try to save this world?


1) Is this world the best one of all possible worlds?
2) What would the world be like if suffering and pain should not exist?
3) Should we sacrifice our lives for some great goals?
4) Do people have missions or is it just a product of their imagination?
5) What can we say about characters of the saviors?
6) Do people like missioners, saviors?
7) Do all attempts to improve the life inevitably lead to bad consequences?
8) Christ, Mars, Lenin, Stalin, Roosevelt, Freud, Dostoyevsky, Kurchatov… Has any one of them changed the world to better?

Religion and sexuality


1) Who is more sexual, God of Devil?
2) Who would you prefer to talk with if it were absolutely safely, with God or with Devil? What would you ask them (about)?
3) Who are smarter, demons or angels?
4) Are nuns sexual?
5) Do you like an idea of Rasputin to combine sex and prayers?
6) Would you like to embrace Virgin Maria?
7) Christ was not really humiliated, he was not raped. Would you forgive him his being ready to undergo even that (like it happens in Russian prisons)?
8) What pleasures are possible in the heaven? What sufferings? What about the hell?
9) Can smoking people imagine a paradise without smoking? Do you have any addiction that can make a paradise not a paradise?

Atheism


1) Do you believe in God? Do you believe in Bible? Do you believe in church? Do you trust popes and priests?
2) Do you believe that Devil or Satan exists?
3) Is it a question of any importance at all? Why?
4) If God exists it looks like he has left humans long ago and is not coming back. So, why should we not forget about Him?
5) What religions do you like and why?
6) Do you like religious people? Do you like atheists? Do you like indifferent people?
7) Why do people believe in God?
8) Do some people believe in God (or in atheism) subconsciously?
9) How can we justify and explain the evil on the Earth?
10) Is God a man or a woman? Does he look like a human?
11) Is atheism a crime against God?
12) Is being religious a crime against God?
13) What makes people deny His existence? Is atheism a kind of a religion?
14) If God doesn’t exist then everything is allowed, isn’t it? Why not?
15) Believe and science, are they compatible?
17) Do Good and Evil exist?

Yoga


1) Have you ever practiced yoga? What are your impressions? Do you (will you) practice it?
2) Do you believe in reincarnation, sansara and karma? Do you believe in materialism, Marxism, science? Do you believe in Christianity?
3) Do you believe that there are no restrictions of human capacities? You have only to develop them day by day, don’t you?
4) Do you believe that our thoughts can directly influence the circumstances of our lives?
5) What do you think of vegetarianism? What do you think of fast and hunger?
6) What do you think of asceticism and ascetics?
7) Should we spend our life on self-development? Do you have better ideas about what to live for?
8) Let us compare yoga and Christianity. Which of them do you like more and why?
9) What do you think about Tantra?
10) Would you like to practice yoga or tantra in a group?
11) Does yoga make people closer or farther from each other?
12) Does yoga affect the sexuality?
13) Yoga or sports… Which of them is it better to choose and why?
14) What do you know and think about other yogas?
15) Do you have your own yoga (sadhana)?

Belief in God


1) Do you believe in existence of God?
2) Do you believe in existence of many gods?
3) Are atheists and communists also believers?
4) Do you believe in science?
5) Does God exist? Where does the logical analysis lead? Should we trust our logic?
6) Does materialism equal to belief that God exists, but he is an idiot?
7) Does God or any other deity interfere in human affairs or has God left us forever?
8) Why does Evil exist?

Belief in Church


1) Is your belief your own choice or other people (probably parents and teachers) have decided for you in what you should believe? Should we be with our nations in our beliefs?
2) Can one belong to two different churches simultaneously?
3) Should Christians doubt their religion? What about Muslims? What about terrorists?
4) If our religion tells us one thing and our conscience another whom should we follow?
5) Do we need mediators between us and God? Can we find the right way ourselves?
6) Do you believe in Church, in popes, in Holy Scriptures?
7) Do you believe in The Ten Commandments (The Decalogue)?
8) Are religions responsible for crimes the believers (or so called believers) have committed?
9) What is the difference between religions and sects?
10) Should the church pay taxes?
11) Has the Orthodox Church discredited itself?

Do you believe?


1) Do you believe in AIDS, swine flu, bird flu, atypical pneumonia and other new disastrous plagues like those?
2) Do you believe that people's activity causes the global warming? Do you believe in possibility of the nuclear winter catastrophe? Do you think we can fix the first plague with the second one?
3) What about ozone holes? Isn't it scaring?
4) Do you worry about comets, asteroids and supernovas?
5) Do you believe that democracy is the ideal and the only possible form of governing?
6) Do you believe in free market? Do you believe that self-interested competition in the free market would tend to benefit society by keeping prices low?
7) Do you think our government is really clever and professional? Or are they just ignoramuses?
8) Do you think economists and other experts are able to predict economic crisises and the situation in the global market?
9) Do you believe in Darwin’s theory of evolution? Do you think evolution really exists?
10) Do you think inoculations are good for the health of people? Do you inoculate against flu?
11) Do you think that in case of some disease you should go to a doctor and do not try self-treatment and self-medication?
12) Do you believe that Christ really lived so long ago? Do you believe that the texts of the Bible do not change throughout the centuries?



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Category: Old discussions | Added by: IlyaShalnov (2014.11.25)
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