What do you think of picking religions of the things you're happy with?

Christianity made wars against magicians of any kind but they have it wrong, the King James Bible specifically says the ones with a familiar spirit or are wizards must be put to death, it didn't go against scrying, hoodoo, sorcery or high magic, so the 4 aren't actually anti-Christian, yet the 4 are based on the things that make me happy (and are quasi-religions). An example of my happiness is Puritanism for the clothes and the fact I'm not gay or effeminate, The True And Living Church Of Jesus Christ Of Saints Of The Last Days for the slimming foods, Christian Science because I hate medicine and doctors, Angelici because I feel blessed to have angels in my life, and Mu'tazila (a Muslim sect) for fear of being attacked by Muslims (more of a way of fitting in with other Muslims), and finally, Happy Science because I like happiness and I still have the ancient wisdom and benefits of Buddhism. All these are the specific things that make me happy, especially possessions or objects I'm happy with. I can't think for a second that any of this is normal, but it's true that having to pay for them the religious founders want your money and their religions are copyright trademarks (made legally by the founders not because ancient prophets predicted them, not to fulfill the prophecy as predicted, but simply to form a new religion). However I know what most of them are going through, they're not enduring pain, but are having fun, they're having the times of their lives and they quit their jobs just to found their own religions. Happy Science is a Japanese religion with one thing in mind: the peace and love found in that book on happiness I'll buy soon written by the founder himself, who has written several books, and I think it's because his religion is in the details. What do you think of any of this?

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  • Here are a few thoughts on the subject by some well known people.

    "I cannot imagine a God who rewards and punishes the objects of his creation, whose purposes are modeled after our own -- a God, in short, who is but a reflection of human frailty. Neither can I believe that the individual survives the death of his body, although feeble souls harbor such thoughts through fear or ridiculous egotism." [Einstein]
    "Faith means not wanting to know what is true." [Nietzsche]
    "I cannot believe in the immortality of the soul.... No, all this talk of an existence for us, as individuals, beyond the grave is wrong. It is born of our tenacity of life – our desire to go on living … our dread of coming to an end." [Edison]
    "The Bible is not my book nor Christianity my profession. I could never give assent to the long, complicated statements of Christian dogma." [Lincoln]
    "Religion is a byproduct of fear. For much of human history, it may have been a necessary evil, but why was it more evil than necessary? Isn't killing people in the name of God a pretty good definition of insanity?" [Arthur C. Clarke]
    "Religions are all alike – founded upon fables and mythologies." [Thomas Jefferson]
    "Say what you will about the sweet miracle of unquestioning faith, I consider a capacity for it terrifying and absolutely vile." [Kurt Vonnegut]
    "Religion is based . . . mainly on fear . . . fear of the mysterious, fear of defeat, fear of death. Fear is the parent of cruelty, and therefore it is no wonder if cruelty and religion have gone hand in hand. My own thoughts on religion are that of Lucretius. I regard it as a disease born of fear and as a source of untold misery to the human race. [Bertrand Russell]

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  • Religion is like going thru a cafeteria line with a tray and picking whatever beliefs look good for your own consumption. WARNING: Don't overeat. You'll get so confused that logic will no longer make sense.

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  • how bout i just skips the whole fuckin mess and sleeps in on sunday?

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  • If you intend to live without lying to yourself, what you believe should be evidence based, not feeling based. If someone chooses to beleive something just because it makes them feel good, then they are not living in reality.

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  • Religion is a magical thing, but I still think real death happens, you were born and you will stop living, and that's it, it's the absence of life, but religions tell you the bullshit about death, I can't believe that. However I'm afraid of everlasting life, I would be tired of living. It's a lie, there's no everlasting life, but everlasting death.

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  • Both religion and magic are fiction.

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  • Personally I feel pretty darn good not having a religion, if I ever end up following one well I suppose that's cool 2 but I doubt it will happen

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  • im not familiar with christians following the old testament , i thought that was the jews

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