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    • #106075
      Anonymous
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      Is religion a coping mechanism?

    • #106076
      Anonymous
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      economics is a coping mechanism

    • #106077
      Anonymous
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      https://i.imgur.com/SCYlOA0.gif

      >Israel
      >20% religious

      • #106080
        Anonymous
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        that would be mainly the haredim and the muslims
        have you heard of secular judaism?

        • #106081
          Anonymous
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          >claim land because of religious book
          >not religious

          • #106084
            Anonymous
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            the garden gnomes are famous for finding creative ways to not to follow their own rules and covenant with God
            idk if they should even be back on israel given how no messiah has appeared, the haredim (ultra-orthodox garden gnomes) certainly hate the state of israel

            • #106086
              Anonymous
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              They strung a wire around Mercer Island near seattle so the entire island counts as indoors for the purpose of them garden gnomeing god

              • #106091
                Anonymous
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                indeed
                they also did it around most of manhattan but those are only few examples
                judaism is a pretty weird religion to say the least, is the example of what happens when an ethnoreligious group secularizes, you can even be gnomish and atheist

                • #106092
                  Anonymous
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                  >you can even be gnomish and atheist
                  this is why being gnomish is an ethnicity regardless of your adherence to the written doctrine

                • #106093
                  Anonymous
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                  There is a part of the Talmud in which a gnomish rabbi defeats God in a debate. Even the "theistic garden gnomes" are atheists.
                  Honestly, post-Christ Judaism is just a Pharisaical coping mechanism. It was formulated in response to Christianity, not as a serious religion woke af on the Old Testament prophecies. The garden gnomes wanted a warrior Messiah who would lead them in a war against the Gentiles, not a teacher Messiah Who would tell them to reflect on their own sins and repent.

                  • #106095
                    Anonymous
                    Guest

                    the destruction of the second temple really bonked them up spiritually huh

                    • #106099
                      Anonymous
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                      That, and Julian the Apostate’s failed rebuilding of the temple, was God shouting right in the garden gnomes’ faces:
                      >YOU ARE NOT THE CHOSEN PEOPLE ANYMORE, YOU REJECTED AND PERSECUTED YOUR OWN MESSIAH
                      The entire history of the gnomish people since then has been nothing but coping and seething. They will only be healed from this spiritual sickness when they acknowledge Christ as the Messiah, not just the gnomish Messiah, but the Messiah of the entire human race.

                      • #106100
                        Anonymous
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                        >Julian the Apostate’s failed rebuilding of the temple
                        didn’t know that happened lol

                      • #106103
                        Anonymous
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                        Julius sided with the garden gnomes in order to spite the Christians. They tried to rebuild the temple together, but were interrupted by enormous jets of fire that erupted from the ground.

                    • #106133
                      Anonymous
                      Guest

                      It pretty much destroyed their entire worldview. Keep in mind Judea had been suffering for hundreds of years at that point and the sack of Jerusalem sent garden gnomes into a complete state of nihilism

                  • #106158
                    Anonymous
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                    >There is a part of the Talmud in which a gnomish rabbi defeats God in a debate
                    source?

          • #106098
            Anonymous
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            Its history scrote

        • #106082
          Anonymous
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          I understand the gnomish shell game of them being an ethnicity, religion, or culture depending on whatever argument they’re trying to win.

      • #106085
        Anonymous
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        >Implying judaism is only a religion.
        Goyim, pls.

      • #106097
        Anonymous
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        Yep. It’s generally a secular, modernized country. Tel Aviv especially is very liberal-minded and has a great nightlife and a massive gay pride parade every year. Reminds me of San Francisco or New York but not as many homeless people and WAY less crime.

        >claim land because of religious book
        >not religious

        It’s not just religious – it’s also about ancestry and heritage.

        • #106128
          Anonymous
          Guest

          > Yep. It’s generally a secular, modernized country. Tel Aviv especially is very liberal-minded and has a great nightlife and a massive gay pride parade every year. Reminds me of San Francisco or New York but not as many homeless people and WAY less crime.

          • #106130
            Anonymous
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            Nothing he said was wrong

          • #106136
            Anonymous
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            I’ve literally been there.

            • #106140
              Anonymous
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              Woke af,

              > Yep. It’s generally a secular, modernized country. Tel Aviv especially is very liberal-minded and has a great nightlife and a massive gay pride parade every year. Reminds me of San Francisco or New York but not as many homeless people and WAY less crime.

              just got BTFO’d

      • #106134
        Anonymous
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        we’re an exception because changing the demographics can help pull voters to your party, similar to open borders. if only we didn’t have political parties that wielded huge influence to undermine the state for votes.

        if you take away judaism then israel is just another state. what was the point?

      • #106137
        Anonymous
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        Israel is an ehtnostate, not a theocracy.

        • #106138
          Anonymous
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          >I understand the gnomish shell game of them being an ethnicity, religion, or culture depending on whatever argument they’re trying to win.

          • #106139
            Anonymous
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            He’s right. garden gnomes are an ethno-religious group.

            • #106142
              Anonymous
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              Yes like I said I understand how the shell game works

              • #106144
                Anonymous
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                It isn’t a shell game. It’s just true.

                • #106145
                  Anonymous
                  Guest

                  sure sure

    • #106078
      Anonymous
      Guest

      Things scary life scary pray to god bad feels go away

    • #106079
      Anonymous
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      Yes, for death, personal problems, not wanting to think, etc.

    • #106083
      Anonymous
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      Yes, simple as.

    • #106087
      Anonymous
      Guest

      Yes.
      The real question is why do evangelical atheists promote the idea that coping mechanisms are bad, and why do they want to deprive humans of their coping methods.

    • #106089
      Anonymous
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      https://i.imgur.com/o17wTjq.gif

      >tfw a good chunk of the more atheistic nations won’t exist in 100 years
      Thus always to godless nihilists, I’ll shart on the living memory of Sweden, France, Britain, Germany.

      • #106090
        Anonymous
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        B-b-but they have higher GDP! Muh GDP! Muh funkopops! Collecting plastic shit and stuffing yourself with drugs and fast food is more important than life itself!

        • #106094
          Anonymous
          Guest

          Or friends, career and family but I’m not surprised that’s the only alternative to being religious that you can imagine. We are on LULZ.

          • #106096
            Anonymous
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            >Or friends, career and family
            Career perhaps, until you say that one wrong thing that gets you fired and blacklisted.
            Friends and family? LOL

            • #106101
              Anonymous
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              >areer perhaps, until you say that one wrong thing that gets you fired and blacklisted.
              >Friends and family? LOL
              Well yeah anon this is all a tall order if you’re an idiot unlivable loser, but that’s not anyone else’s problem

              • #106104
                Anonymous
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                So you get to keep your career as long as you are 100% obedient, and friends and family are totally superficial, all people are reduced to mere commodities, hmm…
                Sounds like Hell on earth to me.

                • #106115
                  Anonymous
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                  >So you get to keep your career as long as you are 100% obedient, and friends and family are totally superficial, all people are reduced to mere commodities
                  No yeah this is entirely your problem. You’re a fuckin loser and you’re blaming atheism insurer of your faults and mistakes

                  • #106118
                    Anonymous
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                    >you’re a fuckin loser if you’re not 100% obedient and loyal to international megacorporations that hate you and call you a "useless eater"

          • #106105
            Anonymous
            Guest

            https://i.imgur.com/5eOFYLa.gif

            Lol you are having none of that you scrotes. Your social mobility, families, even wealth and purchasing power are broken,
            has and continues to decline. You forsake your traditions for petty revolutionary materialism, and are in the process of being replaced by more virile races.

          • #106124
            Anonymous
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            • #106127
              Anonymous
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              Are you trying to support religion by saying other things are bad because they’re similar to religion?
              You understand how that’s contradictory, right? Right, anon?

            • #106157
              Anonymous
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              no way you’re about to tell me people in japan are fatter than people in mexico

    • #106102
      Anonymous
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      I was at my moms house who watches christian cable tv, and saw an interesting ad. Something like
      >Alliance of Christians and garden gnomes
      that helped to claim to help feed people in need. But when it came to displaying who they were feeding it included a holocaust survivor (who would already be getting money every year from Europe), and outright said at one point
      >you’re helping to feed so many garden gnomes
      It’s clear that it will always be Judeo-Christian when good thing happen, Christian when bad thing happen, and otherwise everything for the tribe.

      • #106106
        Anonymous
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        Evangelicals are insane. They are not Christians.

    • #106107
      Anonymous
      Guest

      Religion provides comfort and hope but also is the root of some charitable organizations. You see this in the US even today. Churches operate food banks and homeless shelters and give money to areas affected by natural disasters.

      • #106109
        Anonymous
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        They’re especially charitable towards child molesters.

        • #106112
          Anonymous
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          All institutions with positions of unquestioned power are like that.

      • #106110
        Anonymous
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        >midwit materialist completely misses the point
        What a surprise, who could have seen this coming lol

        • #106111
          Anonymous
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          >food bank
          >homeless shelter
          >natural disaster relief
          >>materialist
          not him but wut?

          • #106113
            Anonymous
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            Material concerns are secondary compared to spiritual concerns.

            • #106114
              Anonymous
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              food and shelter are needs

              • #106117
                Anonymous
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                What use is faith if we don’t do what is right and take care of the poor?

                What use is life itself if life has no purpose?

                • #106119
                  Anonymous
                  Guest

                  Some people like being alive, hell some love it.
                  Not this guy though

                  >you’re a fuckin loser if you’re not 100% obedient and loyal to international megacorporations that hate you and call you a "useless eater"

                  • #106120
                    Anonymous
                    Guest

                    >muh pathos
                    Yawn.
                    >you hate life unless you are enslaved to megacorps
                    Jacob? Is that you?

                    • #106121
                      Anonymous
                      Guest

                      You don’t enjoy life, you have no meaningful relationship with your friends or family, you can’t hold down a job because you get fired for saying stupid shit, and you’re acting like this is making anyone look bad except you.

                      • #106123
                        Anonymous
                        Guest

                        You’re making a lot of assumptions right now.
                        And besides, even if every single one of your claims about me was true, it still wouldn’t have anything to do with the state of western civilization.

            • #106116
              Anonymous
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              What use is faith if we don’t do what is right and take care of the poor?

    • #106108
      Anonymous
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      No, but the hedonism inherently propogated in first world consumer societies naturally cheapens and erases religious values in exchange for the false idols of pleasure and entertainment.

    • #106122
      Mrrandom
      Guest

      Basically. Life is hard. Humans are basically a bunch of highly intelligent (at least compared to gorillas and chimpanzees) apes living on a floating rock in the middle of a giant universe. All the wars and ideas and everything we do is nothing more important then a monkey throwing shit at each other. Religion in a weird way makes life livable.

      It’s the idea that life is important. That life has value. That a God exists and wants you to behave yourself and be moral and live peacefully with your neighbors. That when you die you will meet again with your dead friends and relatives. It’s a nice thought. I’m a optimistic agnostic. I truly think it’s impossible to know whether a God exists or not. But organized religion is a farce. It’s just something we all agree is true so that life is bearable. But organized religion has to be bullshit. Although being deists is at least respectable since you disown organized religion.

      • #106131
        Anonymous
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        >optimistic agnostic

        Anything is better than atheism because atheism literally offers you freedom but also nihilism and depression.

    • #106125
      Anonymous
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      Catholics nations tend to be poor
      Not religious

    • #106126
      Anonymous
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      Damn why are Russians so poor?

    • #106129
      Anonymous
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      It looks to me like whiter countries are less religious. Could it be that prot bros ushered in atheism?

    • #106132
      Anonymous
      Guest

      Wealthier nations also tend to be less happy and have a higher percentage of anti-depressant usage. Industrial technique replaced Christianity with chemical subjugation while failing to address the need for community and reason. Is religion a coping mechanism? It is much more of a system to avoid needing to cope while in industrial and post-industrial societies we see the need to cope addressed with shoddy pharmaceuticals and the oppression of social expectations as seen in Scandinavia.

      • #106141
        Anonymous
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        Except countries like Finland and Norway, they’re regarded as very happy countries

        • #106143
          Anonymous
          Guest

          https://www.theguardian.com/world/2018/aug/25/nordic-countries-happy-reputation-masks-sadness-of-young-says-report
          They aren’t. Westerners have this mistaken idea where they assume Scandinavians are ultra individualists fuck the system rebel wannabees like there are when in reality Scandinavians are far more conformist and have a much stronger concept of face. Scandivians say they are happy on surveys because to say you aren’t would be a social spectacle in Scandinavia, it’s a taboo. In reality they have some of the highest rates of antidepressant use in the world and a serious suicide problem.

          • #106146
            Anonymous
            Guest

            You have several stacked claims, assertions and assumptions on your post, yet your picture only shows the rate of consumption of antidepressants in what seem to be only European countries.
            Curious thing is that higher consumption rates are mostly from northern countries and UK, which has shitty weather.
            More curious is that people living in those countries have issues getting enough sunlight, which means they have overall less vitamin D, the lack of which is directly correlated to depression and mood disorder rates.

            • #106147
              Anonymous
              Guest

              https://www.theguardian.com/world/2018/aug/25/nordic-countries-happy-reputation-masks-sadness-of-young-says-report
              They aren’t. Westerners have this mistaken idea where they assume Scandinavians are ultra individualists fuck the system rebel wannabees like there are when in reality Scandinavians are far more conformist and have a much stronger concept of face. Scandivians say they are happy on surveys because to say you aren’t would be a social spectacle in Scandinavia, it’s a taboo. In reality they have some of the highest rates of antidepressant use in the world and a serious suicide problem.

              Some antidepressants also have off-label uses or uses other than treating depression. Bupropion (Wellbutrin if you’re American) for example is used for helping people quit smoking.

          • #106151
            Anonymous
            Guest

            Who the fuck things that Scandinavians are individualist radicals? lmfao. People circle-jerk Scandinavians because they think it’s a cucked utopia where everyone is concerned for the common good instead of the individual

          • #106154
            Anonymous
            Guest

            wait people don’t read this? It’s painfully obvious to anyone who knows what swedes are like at least. To be fair finns, danes, and norwegians seem more individualist, plus finns aren’t really genetically similar to the others

    • #106135
      Anonymous
      Guest

      >have a religion
      >don’t be too religious
      The best of two worlds, become a chad today and you simply cannot be stopped by life.

    • #106148
      Anonymous
      Guest

      Isn’t USA one of the most wealthiest nations on earth, and yet there are more fundamentalist Christians in the US than anywhere else.

    • #106149
      Anonymous
      Guest

      These graphs are the result of garbage data, for sure. Someone was cutting corners along the research process or reaching for a political conclusion.

      • #106150
        Anonymous
        Guest

        Bold claim tbh

        • #106152
          Anonymous
          Guest

          Not at all. I believe South Koreans are far more religious than that, and of the people who are religious, their religion plays a very prominent role in their daily lives and attitudes. I do not believe even 10% of Americans are going to church in any regular frequency, but I believe the stats for some of the other countries. It’s also telling that of the ASEAN countries, they exclude the overwhelming mono-religious Buddhist countries for the mixed-bag Malaysia and the outlying Christian Philippines. This whole thing reeks of politics or incompetence.

          • #106153
            Anonymous
            Guest

            >I believe
            >I do not believe
            >I believe
            Irrelevant. Can you show evidence or support for the previous post or not?

            • #106155
              Anonymous
              Guest

              If they could not afford it, how could a loser like you?

              • #106156
                Anonymous
                Guest

                Seems like you can’t.

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