Saturday, February 4, 2012

what constitues a religion - anyway?

My Webster's New World Dictionary (paperback) - revised and updated - 2003 -
says this about Religion:

1.  belief in or worship of God (or gods)

2.   a specific system of belief, worship, etc., often involving a code of ethics


Now some People (and you know who you are) have been really making
Bill Maher mad by claiming that Atheism is in fact a Religion - the very
thing that Bill is going around dissing.

According to Webster - at least in definition no. 1 - Religion means that you have
to Worship God or gods.  Here let us confine ourselves to God with a capital G.

So by that defintion - Atheism would NOT be a Religion - since Bill and his Athiest
friends clearly state that they do not even Believe in God - although I heard Bill say
right on his show that even Richard Dawkins leaves a small margin of error - just
in case they are wrong.  I mean nobody wants to knock at the Pearly Gates and then
have St. Peter say, 'Sorry *ssh*h*le.  You were not a Believer.  Enjoy Hell.'

At this point I would like to say to Bill Maher that I am on a first name basis with
God and will put in a good word for him - but he really ought to watch himself
in the future.


Now - this is where it gets REALLY interesting.

Some say that Scientology is NOT a Religion. 

But does not the second defintion say that:

'Religion can be a specific system of beliefs and involving
a code of Ethics.'

Now I'm not a Scientologist - I'm a Christian - they got me when I was a kid -
but excuse me folks I've read that Scientology does fit into this second category.


What's the bottom line here?

Let's stop obsessing already about what each other believes and concentrate on
my Divorce - anyone have $1500 for the Retainer 's Fee?

Because I 'm in Love with Bill Maher - and I want out of the Loveless situation I'm in.

5 comments:

  1. Webster's 1828 "1. Religion, in its most comprehensive sense, includes a belief in the being and perfections of God, in the revelation of his will to man, in man's obligation to obey his commands, in a state of reward and punishment, and in man's accountableness to God; and also true godliness or piety of life, with the practice of all moral duties. It therefore comprehends theology, as a system of doctrines or principles, as well as practical piety; for the practice of moral duties without a belief in a divine lawgiver, and without reference to his will or commands, is not religion." I have a friend on FB who often says she's off to church to get religion - I reply, that's all you will get!

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  2. Deano - Wow! that's some comprehensive dictionary.

    Your comment is great - because religion comes primariy from Church.

    Faith Comes From A Personal Relationship With God Along The Journey Of Life.

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  3. You can't have Maher, Sue. He's mine. I already have him.

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  4. The thing is - Vig - I've been working on Maher for almost three years now. I've got a lot invested in him.

    For the first three years - I didn't know.

    Then one day I wrote him a letter - nothing personal - just a nice little letter of support.

    The next morning after I mailed it - I woke up and a wave of emotion swept over me. I knew what had happened - and that is that I had allowed myslef to Fall In Love with Bill Maher - without even meaning to.

    There was nothing I could do about it - hard as I tried. Many times I tried to make it go away -but it never would.

    Now there's no turning back . I'm in this for the long haul.

    I Love Him - He's Mine. And Everthing He Is - I
    Am Too.

    So you see - Vigil - He's Really mine - not yours.

    But I'll share him with ya - if you like.

    I'm easy.

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  5. Isn't it amazing - Vig - that he is such a wonderful Person. How we all can love him so much.

    And isn't it amazing that out of his One Million Followers - that he Has Chosen Me?

    The dust speck.

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