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[–] BlackSheepBrouhaha 2 points 1 points (+3|-2) ago 

Feminism is a religion.

Communism is a religion.

Niggerism is a religion.

Apple Computers are a religion.

Pop music is a religion.

TV is a religion.

Everything is a religion because religion is an outdated term. It's Faith+Dogma+Ritual, or Culture, a catch all for "way of life".

There are the passive observants and there are the True Believers, but none of them question the faith out of fear of ex communication. We live in a world of secular moral outrage as pernicious as any witch hunt.

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[–] shrink 0 points 3 points (+3|-0) ago 

So you're saying religion is just a synonym for culture? I mean, if we go with that, then sure, you're right. But that's not really how people use it. Japan is very culturally strong, but has probably the least amount of religious adherence in the world of any country. The vast majority of its population are secular, and they have very low levels of crime. I wouldn't want to equate the concept of religion with that of culture, because the way we use those words, one is a subset of the other.

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[–] Schreiber 0 points 0 points (+0|-0) ago  (edited ago)

Their key of success is because they are tribal and nationalistic.

The decline of western civilization is caused by lack of the tribalism and nationalism. Not necessarily race, but rather the lack of contempt towards savage uncivilized third worlders. It's simple, keep the third worlders away from your borders and you're golden.

Another factor is niggers. Niggers is always a problem in every country, assimilating them is impossible. They are prone to crime and violence and are unproductive in general. South east asia could improve their situation despite of multiculturalism, but that's only possible because they don't have nigger problems. Even the few niggers there are always problematic.

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[–] gladly 0 points 1 points (+1|-0) ago 

Even science is treated as a religion nowadays. When "scientists have found" some stupid shit that defies reason, you're downvoted automatically, because "scientists" are unfallible wizards in the temple of science.

That's not how science works, people.

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[–] RunRabbitRun 0 points 1 points (+1|-0) ago 

That's an interesting take on it. I think it would be more accurate to say they are all dogmatic ideologies though, rather than trying to redfine the term religion.

Functionally, the behavior is mostly the same, but in all of the examples you listed, they lack the element of spirituality that basically defines religion.

Maybe a bit pedantic, but there isn't any need for redefining terms when we can already clearly explain something.

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[–] BlackSheepBrouhaha 0 points 0 points (+0|-0) ago 

Have you ever considered the etymology of religion, or how religion is essentially the Social Contract. It is the collection of obligations people hold in common.

That people hold supernatural, superstitious, and specious beliefs is an inevitable part of human neurology. We're not evolved to find truth, we're evolved to survive and reproduce.

People accept the ideology, dogma, or religion that shares their desires, offers incentives, and confirms fears.