History CowboyBebopAtHisComputer / MythAndReligion

20th Mar '18 7:07:51 PM Earriorwatcher
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* Maybe more of a science one, but some believe that "Y-chromosomal Adam" and "Mitochondrial Eve" are actually ''the'' Adam and Eve, and use it to prove that the bible is right. In reality, they are the earliest known common human ancestors, with whom most humans share their genes with; they aren't a fixed person, and if an older ancestor was found, the name would move to them. They didn't even live at the same time, and the current theory is that "Eve" lived tens, or even over a hundred thousand years before "Adam".

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* Maybe more of a science one, but some believe that "Y-chromosomal Adam" and "Mitochondrial Eve" are actually ''the'' Adam and Eve, and use it to prove that the bible is right. In reality, they are the earliest known common human ancestors, with whom most humans share their genes with; they aren't a fixed person, and if an older ancestor was found, the name would move to them. They didn't even live at the same time, and the current theory is that "Eve" lived tens, or even over a hundred thousand years before "Adam"."Adam", which would mean that "Noah" would be a more accurate term than "Adam"[[note]]Noah and his sons, who lived many years after Adam and Eve, were the only human males to survive the Biblical Great Flood, so every Y-chromosome would be a form of theirs[[/note]].
12th Jan '18 5:56:26 PM nombretomado
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** Many people think the Catholic Church burned witches because of Saint JoanOfArc. Joan was actually [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Joan_of_arc#Execution burned as a relapsed heretic]]. Her sin was cross-dressing (her ''real'' sin, of course, was the common sense and intelligence that helped her plan strategies and [[IWasBeatenByAGirl lead French troops to victory over the English]].)

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** Many people think the Catholic Church burned witches because of Saint JoanOfArc.UsefulNotes/JoanOfArc. Joan was actually [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Joan_of_arc#Execution burned as a relapsed heretic]]. Her sin was cross-dressing (her ''real'' sin, of course, was the common sense and intelligence that helped her plan strategies and [[IWasBeatenByAGirl lead French troops to victory over the English]].)
23rd Nov '17 7:17:13 PM germanlureag
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* Atheism is ''not'' a religion, like "not smoking" is a not a habit. This hasn't stopped the most stubborn from painting it as such, such as the claims that atheists pray to scientists or Satan. They are also occasionally decipted as nihilists or misantropists, when most actually believe that with only one life, you might as well use it to help others. And yes, I noticed the irony of writing this on the Myth & Religion page. There are such things as nontheistic religions and religions compatible to atheism though, as mentioned previously. For that matter, ''theism'' itself is not a religion-there are many theists who don't belong to any religion ("spiritual but not religious" is a common moniker, though this includes atheists or agnostics sometimes as well, depending on how you define "spiritual").

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* Atheism is ''not'' a religion, like "not smoking" is a not a habit. This hasn't stopped the most stubborn from painting it as such, such as the claims that atheists pray to scientists or Satan. They are also occasionally decipted as nihilists or misantropists, when most actually believe that with only one life, you might as well use it to help others.misantropists. And yes, I noticed the irony of writing this on the Myth & Religion page. There are such things as nontheistic religions and religions compatible to atheism though, as mentioned previously. For that matter, ''theism'' itself is not a religion-there are many theists who don't belong to any religion ("spiritual but not religious" is a common moniker, though this includes atheists or agnostics sometimes as well, depending on how you define "spiritual").
6th Nov '17 1:06:54 AM Ezclee4050
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** They don't require anybody to go through shock therapy to "cure" their homosexuality.

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** They don't require anybody to go through shock therapy to "cure" their homosexuality.homosexuality (it was practiced in isolated cases at Brigham Young University during TheSixties and TheSeventies but was never any sort of official church policy).



*** They are forbidden to drink "hot drinks". This has been clarified by leaders of the church since then to refer to coffee and non-herbal tea. Caffeine in general i.e. soda, energy drinks, etc, is eschewed by many members because of the negative effects that it can have on the body, although there is no doctrine stating that caffeine is prohibited.

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*** They are forbidden to drink "hot drinks". This has been clarified by leaders of the church since then to refer to coffee and non-herbal tea. Caffeine in general i.e. soda, energy drinks, etc, is eschewed by many members because of the negative effects that it can have on the body, although there is no doctrine stating that caffeine is prohibited. When BYU started selling caffeinated Coca-Cola on campus in 2017, school leaders were quick to point out that it was a purely business-related decision and was no reflection (and had no bearing) on church doctrine.
29th Oct '17 1:24:24 PM Killerikala
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* Maybe more of a science one, but some believe that "Y-chromosomal Adam" and "Mitochondrial Eve" are actually ''the'' Adam and Eve, and use it to prove that the bible is right. In reality, they are the earliest known common human ancestors, with whom most humans share their genes with; they aren't a fixed person, and if an older ancestor was found, the name would move to them. They didn't even live at the same time, and the current theory is that "Eve" lived tens, or even over a hundred thousand years older than "Adam".

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* Maybe more of a science one, but some believe that "Y-chromosomal Adam" and "Mitochondrial Eve" are actually ''the'' Adam and Eve, and use it to prove that the bible is right. In reality, they are the earliest known common human ancestors, with whom most humans share their genes with; they aren't a fixed person, and if an older ancestor was found, the name would move to them. They didn't even live at the same time, and the current theory is that "Eve" lived tens, or even over a hundred thousand years older than before "Adam".
27th Oct '17 11:13:04 AM RoninMacbeth
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** On a side note, there is a small number of people who think that the word stands for "God-hating" and combine it with other religions, resulting in titles such as "Atheist Muslim". As mentioned before, these people are the minority and are often fundies who haven't done their research.

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** On a side note, there is a small number of people who think that the word stands for "God-hating" "God-hating"[[note]]The correct term for that is "misotheism."[[/note]] and combine it with other religions, resulting in titles such as "Atheist Muslim". As mentioned before, these people are the minority and are often fundies who haven't done their research.
26th Oct '17 11:50:07 AM Killerikala
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** On a side note, there is a small number of people who means that the word stands for "God-hating" and combine it with other religions, resulting in titles such as "Atheist Muslim". As mentioned before, these people are the minority and are often fundies who haven't done their research.
* Maybe more of a science one, but some believe that "Y-chromosomal Adam" and "Mitochondrial Eve" are actually ''the'' Adam and Eve, and use it to prove that the bible is right. In reality, they are the earliest known common human ancestors, with whom most humans share their genes with; they didn't even live at the same time, as the current belief is that Eve lived tens, or even over a hundred thousand years older than Adam.

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** On a side note, there is a small number of people who means think that the word stands for "God-hating" and combine it with other religions, resulting in titles such as "Atheist Muslim". As mentioned before, these people are the minority and are often fundies who haven't done their research.
* Maybe more of a science one, but some believe that "Y-chromosomal Adam" and "Mitochondrial Eve" are actually ''the'' Adam and Eve, and use it to prove that the bible is right. In reality, they are the earliest known common human ancestors, with whom most humans share their genes with; they aren't a fixed person, and if an older ancestor was found, the name would move to them. They didn't even live at the same time, as and the current belief theory is that Eve "Eve" lived tens, or even over a hundred thousand years older than Adam."Adam".
26th Oct '17 11:20:03 AM Killerikala
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* Atheism is ''not'' a religion, like "not smoking" is a not a habit. This hasn't stopped the most stubborn from painting it as such, such as the claims that atheists pray to scientists or Satan. They are also occasionally decipted as nihilists or misantropists, when most actually believe that with only one life, you might as well use it to help others. And yes, I noticed the irony of writing this on the Myth & Religion page. There are such things as nontheistic religions and religions compatible to atheism though, as mentioned previously. For that matter, ''theism'' itself is not a religion-there are many theists who don't belong to any religion ("spiritual but not religious" is a common moniker, though this includes atheists or agnostics sometimes as well, depending on how you define "spiritual").

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* Atheism is ''not'' a religion, like "not smoking" is a not a habit. This hasn't stopped the most stubborn from painting it as such, such as the claims that atheists pray to scientists or Satan. They are also occasionally decipted as nihilists or misantropists, when most actually believe that with only one life, you might as well use it to help others. And yes, I noticed the irony of writing this on the Myth & Religion page. There are such things as nontheistic religions and religions compatible to atheism though, as mentioned previously. For that matter, ''theism'' itself is not a religion-there are many theists who don't belong to any religion ("spiritual but not religious" is a common moniker, though this includes atheists or agnostics sometimes as well, depending on how you define "spiritual")."spiritual").
** On a side note, there is a small number of people who means that the word stands for "God-hating" and combine it with other religions, resulting in titles such as "Atheist Muslim". As mentioned before, these people are the minority and are often fundies who haven't done their research.
* Maybe more of a science one, but some believe that "Y-chromosomal Adam" and "Mitochondrial Eve" are actually ''the'' Adam and Eve, and use it to prove that the bible is right. In reality, they are the earliest known common human ancestors, with whom most humans share their genes with; they didn't even live at the same time, as the current belief is that Eve lived tens, or even over a hundred thousand years older than Adam.
23rd Oct '17 6:48:11 AM LeonardoRegulus
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** On that note, much of Islamic law (Sharia) comes not from the Qur'an, but hadiths (the sayings of Muhammed). This includes most of the more controversial bits, like stoning adulterers. Which hadiths are valid is disputed.

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** On that note, much of Islamic law (Sharia) comes not from the Qur'an, but hadiths (the purported sayings of Muhammed).Muhammad). This includes most of the more controversial bits, like stoning adulterers. Which hadiths are valid is disputed.disputed (and vary depending on which branch of Islam you adhere to; see below for more).



** And the fact that many Christians don't think that the honor Muslims have for Jesus constitutes high esteem at all. Islam does after all hold as a key tenet that "Allah has no son." Jesus is considered a great prophet, the second only to Muhammed, but fully mortal (although he did ascend bodily into heaven in the Quran as well). On the other hand, some Nontrinitarian Christian sects also deny the divinity of Jesus, particularly the Unitarians,[[note]]''Not'' the Unitarian Universalists--who are a mutation of the old liberal New England Unitarian tradition--but the actual theistic Unitarians[[/note]] although some Nontrinitarian sects accept that Jesus is God's son in some sense of the term.
** Another common mistake Westerners make is assuming all Muslims are Arabs and/or Persians (if they even make the distinction between 'Arab' and 'Persian' in the first place, which is another story entirely...) when in fact, [[http://www.pewforum.org/2009/10/07/mapping-the-global-muslim-population/ most Muslims are in South (India, Pakistan, and Bangladesh) and Southeast Asia (Indonesia).]] UsefulNotes/Indonesia is even the world's largest and most populous Muslim-majority country.

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** And the fact that many Christians don't think that the honor Muslims have for Jesus constitutes high esteem at all. Islam does after all hold as a key tenet that "Allah has no son." Jesus is considered a great prophet, the second only to Muhammed, Muhammad, but fully mortal (although he did ascend bodily into heaven in the Quran as well). On the other hand, some Nontrinitarian Christian sects also deny the divinity of Jesus, particularly the Unitarians,[[note]]''Not'' the Unitarian Universalists--who are a mutation of the old liberal New England Unitarian tradition--but the actual theistic Unitarians[[/note]] although some Nontrinitarian sects accept that Jesus is God's son in some sense of the term.
** Another common mistake Westerners make is assuming all Muslims are Arabs and/or Persians (if they even make the distinction between 'Arab' and 'Persian' in the first place, which is another story entirely...) when in fact, [[http://www.pewforum.org/2009/10/07/mapping-the-global-muslim-population/ most Muslims are in South (India, Pakistan, and Bangladesh) and Southeast Asia (Indonesia).]] UsefulNotes/Indonesia UsefulNotes/{{Indonesia}} is even the world's largest and most populous Muslim-majority country.


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** A large misconception is the thought that all Muslims believe the exact same things. This is as ridiculous a notion as thinking all Christians believe the exact same things. For starters, Islam is generally divided into two main branches: Sunni Islam (the majority of Muslims are this) and Shia Islam, and there are further different schools of thought and philosophy within those two branches. Which branch and which school of thought dominates vary wildly from country to country.
** You would be surprised at how little understanding of Ramadhan many non-Muslims have, other than it being "that time when Muslims don't eat anything." First off, Ramadhan is a month in the Islamic calendar (the ninth [[NotSoDifferent of twelve]], to be precise.) Second, fasting in Islam requires you to not consume anything, from food to water to other thing like cigarettes. Third, it does not mean you don't consume anything at all for a month straight ([[RealityEnsues otherwise, you'd die!]]), but rather you hold off on eating and drinking from the break of dawn to the onset of dusk (and not a moment later). When the sun sets a Muslim is required to immediately break their fast.
23rd Oct '17 6:32:00 AM LeonardoRegulus
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** Another common mistake Westerners make is assuming all Muslims are Arabs and/or Persians (if they even make the distinction between 'Arab' and 'Persian' in the first place, which is another story entirely...) when in fact, [[http://www.pewforum.org/2009/10/07/mapping-the-global-muslim-population/ most Muslims are in South (India, Pakistan, and Bangladesh) and Southeast Asia (Indonesia).]] UsefulNotes/Indonesia is even the world's largest and most populous Muslim-majority country.
*** On a related note, the term "Muslim country" is thrown around in the media a lot, without clarifying whether they mean theocratic countries with Islamic laws (such as Saudi Arabia) or simply secular countries with a Muslim majority (such as Turkey or the aforementioned Indonesia).
** Recently there seem to have been a rise in the perception that pigs are somehow [[KryptoniteFactor a Muslim's weakness.]] While Muslims, like Jews, indeed avoid eating pork or pig-based products, it doesn't mean Muslims are allergic to them in any way.
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