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sick_jesusUser avatarPosts: 24Joined: Mon Mar 23, 2015 4:26 pmLocation: France Gender: Male

Post MYTH DATABASE...

In debates we often hear stuff like:

"And you believe mohammed actually flew to heaven on a winged horse?" or "And you're also of the opinion that the world is less than 6000 years old?"

Sure, such questions mostly always win a point or two but it is over all too quickly and these religious maggots can always wriggle through the believing of one or two myths or miracles without making themselves look too much stupider. But what if for 5 minutes we were to pull our opponents to task on every ridiculous myth they hold to be true and force them into making one long series of the most complete and idiotic absurdities one could imagine? Maybe such a thorough revelation of the utter horse-turd they hold as gospel will nail home to some viewers/participants just how insane it all really is.

So in this THREAD let us all get together and make the first thorough Database of these myths. From the flying horse to Sai Baba's vomitting up of golden eggs, to all the accepted miracles of saints and prophets covering all the major religions.

Let's try to focus on the main seven/eight religions:

Christianity
Islam
Hinduism
Buddhism
Shinto
Sikhism
Judaism
Scientology


When giving your two-cents worth please state:

Personage: Jesus

Myth: Resurrection of the dead

Religion: Christianity/Islam
Sect/branch: (if myth/miracle is relevant only to a certain sect or branch of that religion)

(Any other suggestions or criteria anyone thinks would be helpful for the database please do say.)

as we get along i'll collate and order all suggestions into a usable reference guide, religion by religion. I'll also create some kind of an easy to view list so as we know what mythical nonsense has already been brought to light.

One other last bit of fun we can have is giving any suggestions for a nice acronym by which we can name our database:

e.g: DORM (Database Of Religious Myths)

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Mon Mar 30, 2015 7:43 pm
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MugnutsBloggerUser avatarPosts: 383Joined: Mon Jun 02, 2014 2:13 am Gender: Male

Post Re: MYTH DATABASE...

I like this Idea. :)

It may also be a good idea to add another heading of Related or Parallel linking to likely origins or adaptations. As long as we avoid speculation and source the claim it could turn out quite nicely.

Make sure we add Santa Claus in there.
"In the end theologians are jealous of science, for they are aware that it has greater authority than do their own ways of finding “truth”: dogma, authority, and revelation. Science does find truth, faith does not. " - Jerry Coyne
Mon Mar 30, 2015 9:52 pm
sick_jesusUser avatarPosts: 24Joined: Mon Mar 23, 2015 4:26 pmLocation: France Gender: Male

Post Re: MYTH DATABASE...

Mugnuts wrote:I like this Idea. :)

It may also be a good idea to add another heading of Related or Parallel linking to likely origins or adaptations. As long as we avoid speculation and source the claim it could turn out quite nicely.

Make sure we add Santa Claus in there.


Yeah, nice idea. I did think of it but didn't put it down as a criteria as I wanted it to be something people could add to without too much research or hassle. So let's encourage people to give a history/origins but make it clear that they can add to the thread regardless. Each one without any source info I'll (you can help also if you've ever the time) research the best i can and add to it. I'd like to print it as a little handbook after, so the more background stuff we can get in the better it'll be for that reason.

I'll get us started with a few in the next day or so and hopefully everyone will get into the holey-spirit of it a little. Hopefully once it starts building up people will begin enjoying all the little stories and realise its worth as a document of pure bullshit :

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Tue Mar 31, 2015 4:19 am
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Shanara99User avatarPosts: 21Joined: Fri Mar 27, 2015 11:12 am Gender: Cake

Post Re: MYTH DATABASE...

Ok then. I'll start with a quite known myth around my country:


Personage Saint George


Myth Killed a dragon

Religion Christianism
Sect/Branch Catholic


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Wed Apr 01, 2015 6:54 pm
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