Why dont We just combine all the good parts of every religion?

The flaws of all the religions aren’t hard to identify at this point. And with modern access to knowledge it really wouldn’t be hard to just combine them all. Their flaws are the only thing that make them exclusionary of each other, so once we eliminate all the obvious flaws it won’t be difficult to have universal religion. All someone has to do is list all the moronic parts of every religion, and then all the religions automatically become compatible. It literally wouldn’t be difficult and this is the perfect time to create a new religion.

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  1. 5 months ago
    Anonymous

    We did.
    Multiple times, practically every new religion makes that claim to some degree or another.

    • 5 months ago
      Anonymous

      There haven’t really been any new religions except Islam, Christianity and Buddhism though.

      • 5 months ago
        Anonymous

        Islam makes that claim re: Judaism and Christianity (and kind of re: Zoroastrianism), Christianity makes that claim re: Judaism (and kind of re: Greek religion)
        but I was thinking more stuff like Sikhism or Bahai or modern cults, check out all the things Happy Science draws from sometime

      • 5 months ago
        Anonymous

        look east

      • 5 months ago
        Anonymous

        >There haven’t really been any new religions except Islam, Christianity and Buddhism though.
        Sikhism, Mormonism, Baha'i, Falun Gong, Unitarian Universalism, Tenrikyo

      • 5 months ago
        Anonymous

        >There haven’t really been any new religions except Islam, Christianity and Buddhism though.
        Mormonism in the US has 17 million members. The difference between a sect/cult and a religion is just the member count.

    • 5 months ago
      Anonymous

      I think the project you're speaking of would ultimately amount to some "artistic" or "aesthetic" expression, some constellation of analogy that situates concepts from disparate schools into one thing, expressed by a new concept. On and on it goes. There's only so much "truth" to go around after all, especially concerning stuff we can't perceive except for experiences we cannot sufficiently communicate.

      Or what this guy said.

  2. 5 months ago
    Anonymous

    You’re assuming humans aren’t a bunch of short sighted moronic hedonists.

  3. 5 months ago
    Anonymous

    The problem is how do you decide which metaphysical doctrine is correct?

    • 5 months ago
      Anonymous

      They’re all allegorically correct

      • 5 months ago
        Anonymous

        Too easy.

  4. 5 months ago
    Anonymous

    The best religion is the one that preserves itself the best. So thousands of years from now, when (super)humans are colonizing other planets, we should want them to still be practicing the best religion. How can that be? Our religion must affirm life, it must be demanding, it must be consistent, and it must be useful.

    • 5 months ago
      Anonymous

      Faustian pilled

    • 5 months ago
      Anonymous

      I feel like those superhumans are delusional. all those hedonistic feelings like boredom, lust, or whatever just get hypercharged with their neurotic minds going a million miles an hour but forever. it will be about as fun as the god-mode in some game, but you can't turn it off.

      • 5 months ago
        Anonymous

        or maybe they could turn it off and kill themselves as soon as they reach goodhood realizing they were fricking moronic and meanwhile some amazonian spear chucker keeps on living without even realizing something happened.

      • 5 months ago
        Anonymous

        or maybe they could turn it off and kill themselves as soon as they reach goodhood realizing they were fricking moronic and meanwhile some amazonian spear chucker keeps on living without even realizing something happened.

        they would never stop trying to improve and overcome themselves. First and foremost they would live life and never question the meaning of life, as every moment in their lives would be at least as meaningful as our most meaningful moments. Since they love life, they would want to preserve it at all costs.

        • 5 months ago
          Anonymous

          >every moment of their lives would be at least as meaninful as our most meaningful moments

          doubt.exe

          I think part of what seems meaningful to use is a consequence of our struggle as less being against whatever life throws at us, at least in that kind of competitive sense those guys seem to be going for. no challenge, no meaning. if anything I'd say the more intelligent you are the less meaningful life seems to become. at least shit like hedonism.

    • 5 months ago
      Anonymous

      >Our religion must affirm life, it must be demanding, it must be consistent, and it must be useful.
      that just means hedonism

      and the best religion is hated by hedonists, ie never survives, ie buddhism is the true one

    • 5 months ago
      Anonymous

      you have the faustian spirit

  5. 5 months ago
    Anonymous

    >we eliminate all the obvious flaws it won’t be difficult to have universal religion.

    How long do you think it will be until people start saying, in whatever language or memes the future has, that people who come in the name (truly) are blessed.

  6. 5 months ago
    Anonymous

    Why do we need religion? Can't you get off the internet and go have a life.

    • 5 months ago
      Anonymous

      People outside the internet go to church too

      • 5 months ago
        Anonymous

        Mostly old people and immigrants. Why don't you get a life or something instead man?

        • 5 months ago
          Anonymous

          Not him but you clearly are moronic. Projecting much?

          • 5 months ago
            Anonymous

            Sad

    • 5 months ago
      Anonymous

      Religion gives people meaning, a community, a sense of togetherness and place to meet with that community. All things that we need in present day, with Nihilism and the slow removal of the third place.

      • 5 months ago
        Anonymous

        You don't need the supernatural for that, I get that from my 5 a side football team.

  7. 5 months ago
    Anonymous

    I see now.

    The Buddha was just a man.

    His life wasn’t special, but he became someone who influenced billions.

    The same is true for Muhammed, and Jesus.

    Why shouldn’t I do the same? I have lived a life of mediocrity for far too long.

    • 5 months ago
      Anonymous

      No longer will I follow, I will be followed by others

      I am divine
      A bringer of lightning
      A destroyer and creator

      All those souls of the future are depending on me
      And the souls of the past put their hope in me

      To create the heaven from the hell of this world until now..

  8. 5 months ago
    Anonymous

    And I will become the God of the new world

  9. 5 months ago
    Anonymous

    ok, so hear me out:

    life as we know it is the product of an ever-changing dynamic between forces, like probability and infinity. there's no definite beginning or end, just change.

    the dynamic can't be understood in its entirety, but there's patterns to be understood through contemplation and experience. some of those patterns might be universal, some might be more vague or fleeting. it's important to not get too hung up on words and realize they're always just compromise in communication. one should try to listen what people are trying to say, not just how they say it.

    life tends to be disatisfactory, but it doesn't have to be. one suffers when trying to go against the natural flow of things. holding on to something that can't be held, believing in things that aren't true, hating something as an means to an end. one's suffering is proportional to your perverse desires. the things that can't be had (or shouldn't be had), or wishing to stop things that can't be stopped (or shouldn't be stopped). sometimes it might be necessary to go against the flow, but one should notice the dynamic of their own emotions without getting entangled.

    there seems to be no heaven or hell as such, but life isn't free of consequences. doing evil will increase your own suffering as much as the suffering of others. you should try to not kill or steal, to not cheat or lie. treat people like you want to be treated yourself.

    • 5 months ago
      Anonymous

      something something becoming an enlightened surfer riding the waves of cosmic change, striving for some semi-stoic quiet happiness while following simple virtues like the golden rule. not necessarily because there's some post-death punishment for being a bad person, but because being a good person make life more enjoyable. but then everything ends, so don't grab the board too tight.

    • 5 months ago
      Anonymous

      >>life tends to be disatisfactory, but it doesn't have to be
      False. aggregates are inherently defective

      • 5 months ago
        Anonymous

        I suppose in buddhism one of the ideas is that there might be suffering but there's nobody who actually suffers, only the illusionary self. I don't know about that but either way we're here whether we like it or not. going back to probability and infinity: non-existence isn't a possible experience and what happened once probably could happen again, so even if you die it seems more likely than not you'll be born again eventually.

        the issue with salvation in buddhism seems to be that the desire to not desire is like one of those obvious contradictions every stumbles upon sooner or later, same as the attainment of enlightenment in context of impermanece. so what's left? probably just to go along with the flow and letting things play out. if that means striving for enlightment, fine. but just wanting to be an ordinary human, also fine. no powers, no obligations, no god. just man living life as an experience.

        life is a dance. or maybe like bus stop you'll spend about 80 years on until you move on to another bus stop. how you spend your time is up to you. you're free. but when faced with decision between sadness, grief, hatred and purpose, compassion, and fulfillment the latter seems the more pleasant one.

        • 5 months ago
          Anonymous

          if I had to mix religions I'd take a little bit of stoicism, a little bit of buddhism (the idea of suffering, maybe the idea of the wheel of life), a little bit of daoism (in terms of the dynamic and the nature of change), a bit of western morality like kant's categorical imperative or the schopenhauer version, and maybe some aspects of paganism but not in the literal sense but more like certain gods representing certain principles as some sort of contemplative device. goals would be developing deeper insight and living a harmoneaous life, but without losing touch with how things are actually are.

          does this make sense?

  10. 5 months ago
    Anonymous

    I miss actual philosophers.

  11. 5 months ago
    Maniac

    You will have a bounty on your head faster than you can say bazinga!, just loon at Rushdie

  12. 5 months ago
    Anonymous

    Impossible to do it in the current world without it becoming some New Age cult. A better idea is to devote oneself to bring estranged religious denominations closer this century by refraining from perpetrating the things which have driven them apart.

  13. 5 months ago
    Anonymous

    >Why dont We just combine all the good parts of every religion?
    Nobody is stopping you.

  14. 5 months ago
    Anonymous

    Religions follow darwinian principles.
    What matters is that you can keep people in it and spread it to new converts.
    It doesn't matter at all whether it is true, helpful or fulfilling. Though obviously people won't join a cult that they gain no benefit from.

  15. 5 months ago
    Anonymous

    You give the majority of humanity too much credit.

  16. 5 months ago
    Anonymous

    who else zensunni catholic here

  17. 5 months ago
    Anonymous

    >we
    You don't depend on others to do what is right.

    Do it.

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