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Re: Why millennials are ditching religion for witchcraft and astrology
« Reply #75 on: November 09, 2018, 05:25:56 PM »
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It's even older than that.  In the Old Testament, the Israelites are warned to leave it alone.

Many, many, many times.
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Re: Why millennials are ditching religion for witchcraft and astrology
« Reply #76 on: November 09, 2018, 05:38:03 PM »
I tried to watch that American Horror Story - Apocalypse but had way too much very explicit Satan worship in it for me.  That stuff does seem to be 'normalized' today in American hipster culture. But it makes me uncomfortable. I have no desire to fool around with it at all, even if it is just a TV show.

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I understand it makes you uncomfortable,but Satan worship is not becoming popular. This is just young people doing what young people always do,try to be hip and cool by adopting anything trendy. Doesn't mean a thing.

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Re: Why millennials are ditching religion for witchcraft and astrology
« Reply #77 on: November 09, 2018, 05:47:50 PM »
@240B

I understand it makes you uncomfortable,but Satan worship is not becoming popular. This is just young people doing what young people always do,try to be hip and cool by adopting anything trendy. Doesn't mean a thing.

They should be real counter culture rebels and try to be a Christian...
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Re: Why millennials are ditching religion for witchcraft and astrology
« Reply #78 on: November 10, 2018, 04:18:01 AM »
They should be real counter culture rebels and try to be a Christian...
Just sayin’

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Joining The Borg is the exact opposite of being rebellious.
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Re: Why millennials are ditching religion for witchcraft and astrology
« Reply #79 on: November 10, 2018, 04:27:36 AM »
Two ouija board stories:

1. Buddy of mine from High School and I roomed in the dorms first year of college. He went down the hall to join some people playing with the oujia board. He said they did the routine, and something came on who's name was 'AB' and it would keep repeating those two letters over and over. They didn't get much answers out of it, mostly just that autistic like repetition.

They were about to wind down when something else took over and spelled out: 'I AM AN ANGEL OF THE LORD. BURN THE BOARD NOW.' That's when he hiked out of there back to the room and told me the story immediately after.

2. Another buddy of mine years later who was a practicing Christian walked in on some younger friends or relatives playing with the board. He told them not to mess with that stuff and knock it off. After they left the room he put his hand on the board and said 'WHO ARE YOU?!?!'. He did that several times, and all the board would spell is 'F*** YOU!'. He finally told whatever it was to take a hike and get out of there, and that was the end of that.

And that is why I don't mess with those things.

I once played with one in junior high during a slumber party. I don’t know if someone was moving the planchette or not but it scared the poop out of me.
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Re: Why millennials are ditching religion for witchcraft and astrology
« Reply #80 on: November 10, 2018, 07:41:43 AM »
@Axeslinger

Joining The Borg is the exact opposite of being rebellious.
Not in today’s society it ain’t....your personal views notwithstanding.
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Re: Why millennials are ditching religion for witchcraft and astrology
« Reply #81 on: November 10, 2018, 02:47:06 PM »
They should be real counter culture rebels and try to be a Christian...
Just sayin’

I had a similar epiphany - When everyone is a rebel, then rebellion is conformity... Try and stretch your head around that one...

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Re: Why millennials are ditching religion for witchcraft and astrology
« Reply #82 on: November 11, 2018, 10:09:37 AM »
I don't think it's about being rebellious, not in this instance anyway. I think they just don't believe in it.
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Re: Why millennials are ditching religion for witchcraft and astrology
« Reply #83 on: November 11, 2018, 10:30:57 AM »
I don't think it's about being rebellious, not in this instance anyway. I think they just don't believe in it.

"It"?  What it is it that they don't believe in.
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Re: Why millennials are ditching religion for witchcraft and astrology
« Reply #84 on: November 11, 2018, 10:49:13 AM »
"It"?  What it is it that they don't believe in.

Religion.

I don't think young people are turning away from it because they want to be rebels. I think they just don't believe in it.
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Re: Why millennials are ditching religion for witchcraft and astrology
« Reply #85 on: November 11, 2018, 10:54:54 AM »
Religion.

I don't think young people are turning away from it because they want to be rebels. I think they just don't believe in it.

And, in doing so, they turn away from God.
Cui bono?

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Re: Why millennials are ditching religion for witchcraft and astrology
« Reply #86 on: November 11, 2018, 11:20:34 AM »
And, in doing so, they turn away from God.

... And toward the Fallen.

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Re: Why millennials are ditching religion for witchcraft and astrology
« Reply #87 on: November 11, 2018, 11:22:18 AM »
I had a similar epiphany - When everyone is a rebel, then rebellion is conformity... Try and stretch your head around that one...

Kind of like tattoos.

People used to get tattoos to stand out.

Now they get them to conform.

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Re: Why millennials are ditching religion for witchcraft and astrology
« Reply #88 on: November 11, 2018, 11:26:57 AM »
And, in doing so, they turn away from God.

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Much like turning aside from Superman,another mythical creature.
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Re: Why millennials are ditching religion for witchcraft and astrology
« Reply #89 on: November 11, 2018, 11:30:21 AM »
Kind of like tattoos.

People used to get tattoos to stand out.

Now they get them to conform.

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Re: Why millennials are ditching religion for witchcraft and astrology
« Reply #90 on: November 11, 2018, 11:30:26 AM »
@Sanguine

Much like turning aside from Superman,another mythical creature.

@sneakypete, you'd best hope you are correct.

I'm not sure why you post on these threads.  You spend a whole lot of time and effort denying that which you say doesn't exist.  If you really believe that, why bother?
Cui bono?

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Re: Why millennials are ditching religion for witchcraft and astrology
« Reply #91 on: November 11, 2018, 11:31:33 AM »
@Sanguine

Much like turning aside from Superman,another mythical creature.

The sad part of that is that you don't know how right you are.

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Re: Why millennials are ditching religion for witchcraft and astrology
« Reply #92 on: November 11, 2018, 12:06:33 PM »
@sneakypete, you'd best hope you are correct.

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For the same reasons I counter the propaganda spread by communists,to speak uncomfortable truths to free people.
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Re: Why millennials are ditching religion for witchcraft and astrology
« Reply #93 on: November 11, 2018, 12:22:31 PM »
@Sanguine

Much like turning aside from Superman,another mythical creature.

@sneakypete

Pete, maybe you should honestly ask yourself why you’re so hostile toward something you say doesn’t even exist. 


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Re: Why millennials are ditching religion for witchcraft and astrology
« Reply #94 on: November 11, 2018, 12:23:45 PM »
@sneakypete, you'd best hope you are correct.

I'm not sure why you post on these threads.  You spend a whole lot of time and effort denying that which you say doesn't exist.  If you really believe that, why bother?

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Oops, sorry—you already said it, lol.

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Re: Why millennials are ditching religion for witchcraft and astrology
« Reply #95 on: November 11, 2018, 12:26:45 PM »



@Sanguine

For the same reasons I counter the propaganda spread by communists,to speak uncomfortable truths to free people.

@sneakypete

That’s not it; in fact, the comparison doesn’t hold water.  Communism is responsible for the deaths of 100 million people and the enslavement of more.  The Christian faith just really bothers you.

There’s a reason for it, but it’s deep inside.

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Re: Why millennials are ditching religion for witchcraft and astrology
« Reply #96 on: November 11, 2018, 12:51:03 PM »



@Sanguine

For the same reasons I counter the propaganda spread by communists,to speak uncomfortable truths to free people.

That's great and all, oh Sole Purveyor of Truth, but you ignored this bit:  "You spend a whole lot of time and effort denying that which you say doesn't exist.  If you really believe that, why bother?"

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Cui bono?

Walk in Wisdom
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Re: Why millennials are ditching religion for witchcraft and astrology
« Reply #97 on: November 11, 2018, 03:42:40 PM »
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That’s not it; in fact, the comparison doesn’t hold water.  Communism is responsible for the deaths of 100 million people and the enslavement of more.
 

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ROFLMAO! That means Communism comes in a distant 2nd place to Christianity.

Truth to tell,Communism seems to have stolen the ideas of Christianity,and used them as a pattern. The prime difference is they substituted Marx for Christ.
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Re: Why millennials are ditching religion for witchcraft and astrology
« Reply #98 on: November 11, 2018, 03:43:41 PM »
That's great and all, oh Sole Purveyor of Truth, but you ignored this bit:  "You spend a whole lot of time and effort denying that which you say doesn't exist.  If you really believe that, why bother?"

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Because religious loons are a threat to freedom everywhere.
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Re: Why millennials are ditching religion for witchcraft and astrology
« Reply #99 on: November 11, 2018, 04:02:24 PM »
@Sanguine

Because religious loons are a threat to freedom everywhere.

I think the religious element of conservatism has become an albatross. That being said I don't ascribe to atheism for the same reasons why I don't ascribe to religion. I simply accept that I don't and never will know the true nature of the universe. If you are an atheist let me just say there are one billion trillion stars in the universe and four times as many planets. We are so tiny. How could we possibly know that nothing supernatural exists in this universe that in so many ways is beyond our tiny comprehension?
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