History ParanoiaFuel / ReligionAndMythology

2nd May '16 5:57:54 PM MsChibi
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* The paranoia fuel is part of what makes the concept of {{Hell}} so potent, by playing on the fear of what comes after death. Just because you transgressed this one small rule, you are condemned into ''[[AndIMustScream eternal punishment]]''. And you don't even know when you will die or be able to repent.

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* The paranoia fuel is part of what makes the concept of {{Hell}} so potent, by playing on the fear of what comes after death. Just because you transgressed this one small rule, you are condemned into ''[[AndIMustScream eternal punishment]]''. And you don't even know [[DeathsHourglass when you will die die]] or be able to repent.
21st Dec '15 10:42:42 PM abkpark
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** [[http://www.perseus.tufts.edu/hopper/text?doc=Perseus%3Atext%3A1999.04.0057%3Aentry%3Dsw%3Ds1 σῶς]], the most common Greek word meaning "safe," means pretty much the same thing the English word does and it is a root word ("savior" σωτήρ is based on this root word) with no overt connotation. There is a word meaning "[[http://www.perseus.tufts.edu/hopper/text?doc=Perseus%3Atext%3A1999.04.0057%3Aentry%3Da)phmosu%2Fnh free from harm]]," but not very frequently used.

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** [[http://www.σῶς, the most common Greek word meaning "[[http://www.perseus.tufts.edu/hopper/text?doc=Perseus%3Atext%3A1999.04.0057%3Aentry%3Dsw%3Ds1 σῶς]], the most common Greek word meaning "safe," 0057%3Aentry%3Dsw%3Ds1 safe]]," means pretty much the same thing the English word does and it is a root word ("savior" σωτήρ is based on this root word) with no overt connotation. There is a word meaning "[[http://www.perseus.tufts.edu/hopper/text?doc=Perseus%3Atext%3A1999.04.0057%3Aentry%3Da)phmosu%2Fnh free from harm]]," but not very frequently used.
21st Dec '15 10:41:13 PM abkpark
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** [[http://www.perseus.tufts.edu/hopper/text?doc=Perseus%3Atext%3A1999.04.0057%3Aentry%3Dsw%3Ds1 σῶς]], the most common Greek word meaning "safe," means pretty much the same thing the English word does and it is a root word ("savior" σωτήρ is based on this root word) with no overt connotation. There is a word meaning "[[http://www.perseus.tufts.edu/hopper/text?doc=Perseus%3Atext%3A1999.04.0057%3Aentry%3Da)phmosu%2Fnh free from harm]]," but not very frequently used.
21st Dec '15 10:25:16 PM abkpark
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*** It should be noted that, in the Christianity-based religions at least, that God does not determine where you are going in the afterlife from birth. He merely knows what's going to happen, as one's own actions determine their place after death. Though in Calvinism and several traditions do state he does so, based on several biblical quotes that imply that.

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*** It should be noted that, in the Christianity-based religions at least, that God does not determine where you are going in the afterlife from birth. He merely knows what's going to happen, as one's own actions determine their place after death. Though in Calvinism and Calvinism---also known as double predestination, as in God predestines those to be saved ''and'' those not to be saved---and several traditions do state he does so, based on several biblical quotes that imply that.
3rd Dec '15 7:35:37 AM FF32
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* According to Myth/GreekMythology, the world is ruled by a pantheon of JerkassGods who will utterly screw over mortals [[DisproportionateRetribution for the most petty of reasons,]] or no reason at all. Yes, yes, if you managed to piss off the gods knowingly[[note]]Although let's face it, if you were [[TooDumbToLive stupid enough]] to ''knowingly'' anger a God, you probably deserve whatever punishment they dish out. It happened to Tantalus...[[/note]] or unknowingly, get ready for a very hard life, [[FateWorseThanDeath if not worse]]. Being ProperlyParanoid won't even help: there's a reason why cruel {{Irony}} is a major theme in Greek drama. Oh, and by the way, [[YouCantFightFate destiny rules everything and you have no control over your life]]. As a bonus: The ancient Greek word for "safe" translates to English as "free from fear". Their word for "safe" meant that they weren't in danger. It's a negative. To them, the default state of existence was "not safe". The Greeks basically lived in this trope.

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* According to Myth/GreekMythology, Myth/ClassicalMythology, the world is ruled by a pantheon of JerkassGods who will utterly screw over mortals [[DisproportionateRetribution for the most petty of reasons,]] or no reason at all. Yes, yes, if you managed to piss off the gods knowingly[[note]]Although let's face it, if you were [[TooDumbToLive stupid enough]] to ''knowingly'' anger a God, you probably deserve whatever punishment they dish out. It happened to Tantalus...[[/note]] or unknowingly, get ready for a very hard life, [[FateWorseThanDeath if not worse]]. Being ProperlyParanoid won't even help: there's a reason why cruel {{Irony}} is a major theme in Greek drama. Oh, and by the way, [[YouCantFightFate destiny rules everything and you have no control over your life]]. As a bonus: The ancient Greek word for "safe" translates to English as "free from fear". Their word for "safe" meant that they weren't in danger. It's a negative. To them, the default state of existence was "not safe". The Greeks basically lived in this trope.
23rd Nov '15 10:16:56 AM Dravencour
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* The paranoia fuel is part on what makes the concept of {{Hell}} so potent, by playing on the fear of what comes after death. Just because you transgressed this one small rule, you are condemned into ''[[AndIMustScream eternal punishment]]''. And you don't even know when you will die or be able to repent.

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* The paranoia fuel is part on of what makes the concept of {{Hell}} so potent, by playing on the fear of what comes after death. Just because you transgressed this one small rule, you are condemned into ''[[AndIMustScream eternal punishment]]''. And you don't even know when you will die or be able to repent.
5th May '15 2:57:09 PM nombretomado
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* According to GreekMythology, the world is ruled by a pantheon of JerkassGods who will utterly screw over mortals [[DisproportionateRetribution for the most petty of reasons,]] or no reason at all. Yes, yes, if you managed to piss off the gods knowingly[[note]]Although let's face it, if you were [[TooDumbToLive stupid enough]] to ''knowingly'' anger a God, you probably deserve whatever punishment they dish out. It happened to Tantalus...[[/note]] or unknowingly, get ready for a very hard life, [[FateWorseThanDeath if not worse]]. Being ProperlyParanoid won't even help: there's a reason why cruel {{Irony}} is a major theme in Greek drama. Oh, and by the way, [[YouCantFightFate destiny rules everything and you have no control over your life]]. As a bonus: The ancient Greek word for "safe" translates to English as "free from fear". Their word for "safe" meant that they weren't in danger. It's a negative. To them, the default state of existence was "not safe". The Greeks basically lived in this trope.

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* According to GreekMythology, Myth/GreekMythology, the world is ruled by a pantheon of JerkassGods who will utterly screw over mortals [[DisproportionateRetribution for the most petty of reasons,]] or no reason at all. Yes, yes, if you managed to piss off the gods knowingly[[note]]Although let's face it, if you were [[TooDumbToLive stupid enough]] to ''knowingly'' anger a God, you probably deserve whatever punishment they dish out. It happened to Tantalus...[[/note]] or unknowingly, get ready for a very hard life, [[FateWorseThanDeath if not worse]]. Being ProperlyParanoid won't even help: there's a reason why cruel {{Irony}} is a major theme in Greek drama. Oh, and by the way, [[YouCantFightFate destiny rules everything and you have no control over your life]]. As a bonus: The ancient Greek word for "safe" translates to English as "free from fear". Their word for "safe" meant that they weren't in danger. It's a negative. To them, the default state of existence was "not safe". The Greeks basically lived in this trope.
13th Dec '14 6:40:19 AM Gorank
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** Also from Greek mythology, there's the Hydra. You know, the one that Heracles killed? Except... one of the heads was immortal, so he had to [[SealedEvilInACan trap it under a rock]]. All it would take for an undying, poison-spewing monster to be released is for some unsuspecting builder to dig up the wrong rock.
11th Nov '14 6:10:38 PM CJCroen1393
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* According to GreekMythology, the world is ruled by a pantheon of JerkassGods who will utterly screw over mortals [[DisproportionateRetribution for the most petty of reasons,]] or no reason at all. Yes, yes, if you managed to piss off the gods knowingly or unknowingly, get ready for a very hard life, [[FateWorseThanDeath if not worse]]. Being ProperlyParanoid won't even help: there's a reason why cruel {{Irony}} is a major theme in Greek drama. Oh, and by the way, [[YouCantFightFate destiny rules everything and you have no control over your life]]. As a bonus: The ancient Greek word for "safe" translates to English as "free from fear". Their word for "safe" meant that they weren't in danger. It's a negative. To them, the default state of existence was "not safe". The Greeks basically lived in this trope.

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* According to GreekMythology, the world is ruled by a pantheon of JerkassGods who will utterly screw over mortals [[DisproportionateRetribution for the most petty of reasons,]] or no reason at all. Yes, yes, if you managed to piss off the gods knowingly knowingly[[note]]Although let's face it, if you were [[TooDumbToLive stupid enough]] to ''knowingly'' anger a God, you probably deserve whatever punishment they dish out. It happened to Tantalus...[[/note]] or unknowingly, get ready for a very hard life, [[FateWorseThanDeath if not worse]]. Being ProperlyParanoid won't even help: there's a reason why cruel {{Irony}} is a major theme in Greek drama. Oh, and by the way, [[YouCantFightFate destiny rules everything and you have no control over your life]]. As a bonus: The ancient Greek word for "safe" translates to English as "free from fear". Their word for "safe" meant that they weren't in danger. It's a negative. To them, the default state of existence was "not safe". The Greeks basically lived in this trope.
4th Mar '14 8:03:17 PM hujwernoo
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*** This is the idea behind the Calvinist and Islamic concept of [[YouCantFightFate predestination}}. Meaning that God has decreed your final depository beforehand and you can do absolutely nothing for it.

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*** This is the idea behind the Calvinist and Islamic concept of [[YouCantFightFate predestination}}.predestination]]. Meaning that God has decreed your final depository beforehand and you can do absolutely nothing for it.
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