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Posted 30 December 2013 - 04:28 PM

Why or why not? It seems as interesting and scholarly as any religion that exists today, perhaps more so. I sort of like the idea of having an individual deity to pray/appeal to for various aspects of life.

 

Jupiter - God of the sky and thunder.

Juno - Protector of the state

Neptune - God of the sea

Mars: God of war and protecting agriculture

Venus: Love, beauty, sex, prosperity

Apollo: The sun, prophecy, healing, and much more.

Diana: Goddess of the hunt and wild animals

Vulcan: God of fire

Vesta; Goddess of the Hearth

Mercury: God of financial gain, business, and eloquence.

Ceres: Goddess of agriculture and crops

 

Do you feel as though it would be interesting to appeal to an individual god for the various troubles in your life rather than just one overarching deity? Who would you dedicate most of your appeals to out of this list? There are many more that I did not list.

 

Please feel free to post in this thread about your thoughts regarding if you would consider worshipping in the ancient Roman/Greek way.

 

 

 

 


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Posted 30 December 2013 - 04:31 PM

I have heard tales about them and they are one of the greatest man made gods I ever heard. I don't believe in God though, he's just a pussy not showing his face to me.

 

BTW, what the hell is wrong with your threads theadmiral? It seems you are trying your best to fetch something to rant on...and it doesn't look good.

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Posted 30 December 2013 - 04:34 PM

No. I imagine a world without religion, more gods and religions is the last I would need...

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Posted 30 December 2013 - 04:36 PM

I like Kronos. He destroyed his father and his children, because he was so obsessed with his own greatness.

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Posted 30 December 2013 - 04:38 PM

I think they're interesting, but since I'm not some devout super hipster I don't think I would ever actually worship them. 

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Posted 30 December 2013 - 04:40 PM

I don't see much appeal into it. Mercury sounds like a c*nt aswell.


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Posted 30 December 2013 - 04:41 PM

Well, I have always like Greek Mythology and that history but I have to agree with RoadRunner, more religions/gods is something this world doesn't need at all. However, I see no harm in playing along and saying whom I would probably worship the most.

 

Definitely, Mars. Why? War, warrior and my state of mind on a daily basis and agriculture, because I f*cking love food.


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Posted 30 December 2013 - 04:41 PM

I don't consider worshiping gods of civilizations that aren't defunct, so I don't see why I would want to.


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Posted 30 December 2013 - 04:54 PM

I just personally think (I wouldn't ever actually do this, don't get the wrong idea) it is an interesting concept to go to individual temples and appeal to individual deities rather than just attending one overarching church service. It would probably feel quite a bit more personal and focused.

 

I think (I'm no expert) Hindus sort of do this now. There are individual temples to individual deities and festivals dedicated to various ones. I know there was a Ganesh festival here a couple months ago and it got pretty wild. They told me that he is the remover of barriers and that if you are having any particular barrier preventing you from doing something in your life, that is the man to talk to.


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Posted 30 December 2013 - 04:56 PM

BTW, what the hell is wrong with your threads theadmiral? It seems you are trying your best to fetch something to rant on...and it doesn't look good.

Why would you think he made this thread to rant on? It's actually a legit thread.

As much as I think I don't believe in religion and God, I find the human history of praying to God interesting. As far as God's existence is concerned, I do think there's a creator of this pool of energy that makes the universe.

I also believe that praying to God is actually a way of empowering our will.

In fact, it would have been interesting if we had made Modern Gods like God of Robotics, God of Aeronautics, God of Nuclear Energy, God of World Peace, etc. to pray to. God is nothing but a symbol.
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Posted 30 December 2013 - 05:25 PM Edited by Preusse, 30 December 2013 - 05:26 PM.

No. If I would worship ancient gods then Germanic gods like Saxnot, Wotan/Odin, Thor et cetera. This is more interesting imo.
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Posted 30 December 2013 - 05:35 PM

No. If I would worship ancient gods then Germanic gods like Saxnot, Wotan/Odin, Thor et cetera. This is more interesting imo.

 

So you are pretty much up for it but you prefer the Nordic Pantheon to the Roman/Greek one. Fair enough. The Nordic mythology is very interesting as well and quite different in a number of ways.


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Posted 30 December 2013 - 05:39 PM

I'm Agnostic, so I do not worship any deity. But if I had to choose, well.. Mars, venus, Apollo and Mercury sound like my kind of people.. I mean one for food (all you can eat without getting fat anyone?), the second is for love and sex, the next on keeps you healthy, and the last one makes you flourish financially. Sounds like a deal to me.

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Posted 30 December 2013 - 05:44 PM Edited by Criѕtian, 30 December 2013 - 05:45 PM.

I also believe that praying to God is actually a way of empowering our will.

Praying is basically a type of meditation. You can practice forms of meditation that don't require a belief in a god.

 

I wouldn't worship or believe in any kind of god based on bad evidence or no evidence. I would worship the right woman though.


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Posted 30 December 2013 - 05:45 PM

BTW, what the hell is wrong with your threads theadmiral? It seems you are trying your best to fetch something to rant on...and it doesn't look good.

 

Well I am not a fan of theadmiral either but there is nothing wrong with this thread.

 

Personally I don't worship any Greek gods nor have I had the intention to do so. I'm not really so religious although I believe in God.


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Posted 30 December 2013 - 06:07 PM Edited by deepthroatgta6, 30 December 2013 - 06:07 PM.


I also believe that praying to God is actually a way of empowering our will.

Praying is basically a type of meditation. You can practice forms of meditation that don't require a belief in a god.
If I wanted to meditate, I'd get high but regarding praying, I think of it this way:
The King and his army prayed to their God of courage before going to a battle. They had faith in their God so they believed they will win. I think their God was only an imagination but their enforced will and courage was real. The effect of praying here is more important than the subject of praying. You can either accept that you're your own God or you can create a God for yourself and believe in it. Isn't this going off topic though? I think about this stuff a lot these days.

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Posted 30 December 2013 - 06:09 PM


No. If I would worship ancient gods then Germanic gods like Saxnot, Wotan/Odin, Thor et cetera. This is more interesting imo.

 
So you are pretty much up for it but you prefer the Nordic Pantheon to the Roman/Greek one. Fair enough. The Nordic mythology is very interesting as well and quite different in a number of ways.

I don't really believe in any gods, but I red about the ancient gods and cultures etc. from this and other areas in central and North Europe and also saw videos and movies (famous examples: King Arthur, Thor), especially about the Saxon tribes because they came from where I live and their language was the first form of the dialect they speak here today (Lower Saxon/Low German) and this whole stuff is quiet interesting imo.

But I don't think Greek and Roman mythologies are not interesting, don't get me wrong. Who didn't watch the Walt Disney Hercules movie made the 90's? Lol.

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Posted 30 December 2013 - 06:16 PM

 Who didn't watch the Walt Disney Hercules movie made the 90's? Lol.

 

Hercules with Kevin Sorbo was pretty good.

 

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Posted 30 December 2013 - 07:18 PM

I think Arachne is a pretty respectable figure.


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Posted 30 December 2013 - 07:23 PM

Greek Gods and mythology to me, sounds the most intriguing. I am less religious but do believe in God. I think you could say, I'm an half atheist.

However, if I had to choose, mercury, Venus and Apollo would suit me the most and would culminate my desiderata.

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Posted 30 December 2013 - 07:29 PM

 

 

I also believe that praying to God is actually a way of empowering our will.

Praying is basically a type of meditation. You can practice forms of meditation that don't require a belief in a god.

If I wanted to meditate, I'd get high

Unlike with drugs, meditation can have lasting benefits (it helps combat boredom, anxiety, etc), but it is hard to get good at it (it can take years, or even decades).


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Posted 30 December 2013 - 07:52 PM

I wouldn't. Religions just don't appeal to me. Although, worshiping the Greek/Roman gods isn't any different than worshiping the Christian, Muslim, Jewish, etc. gods, in my opinion.


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Posted 30 December 2013 - 07:55 PM

No, but Mercury sounds like a total boss. Give me some money bitch!


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Posted 30 December 2013 - 10:22 PM

Please feel free to post in this thread about your thoughts regarding if you would consider worshipping in the ancient Roman/Greek way.

you're a weird person Admiral.

this thread is weird. you make weird topics.

 

sorry, I have nothing else to add.

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Posted 30 December 2013 - 10:57 PM Edited by elanman, 30 December 2013 - 10:58 PM.

Unless you actually are of Roman or Greek descent, then subscribing to this particular brand of polytheism would be rather silly, but who am I to judge? Frankly, you can worship whatever/whomever you want.

 

It does surprise me somewhat that the Old Gods of the Celts aren't documented more and that their worship doesn't endure in some parts of the (formerly) Celtic world. With that said, I think their writing system was either nonexistent or remains unknown to us, so maybe that explains the lack of information regarding them. There is a former Celtic site of worship not far from me, funnily enough:

 

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Norse Gods and sagas are also very interesting. It always makes me feel sad when I hear about how Himmler tried to appropriate them for the Third Reich, especially since Tolkien, then the world's expert on Germanic languages and someone who held the Norse sagas so close to his heart, loathed the Nazis and their "ideals".

 

In any case, no matter how interesting religion or the origin of the abrahamic faiths are to me, I feel no connection to any sort of higher power so am, and shall remain, an atheist.


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Posted 30 December 2013 - 11:28 PM

I will Mars into your Venus Vulcanic slut.

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Posted 31 December 2013 - 01:59 AM

I saw this thread and thought, I bet theadmiral made it.

I prefer one god. There are only so many virginal girl gamers to sacrifice.
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Posted 31 December 2013 - 03:31 AM

I believe in Norse Mythology. Thor the Dark World was based on a true story


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Posted 31 December 2013 - 03:41 AM

I'll just stick with Osiris, Isis and Horus. . . . . ;)

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Posted 31 December 2013 - 02:10 PM

One of my favorite topics!

 

To answer the topic question, yes. And why? Because it seems like specialist Gods and Goddesses would care more about what ever you're praying for. That could mean they're extra wrathful, though, if you mess up, or just because. Sort of like Shintoism where the kami are in everything, so you should respect everything. Or like a corporation where tasks are sorted out in different departments.

 

Doesn't it sense for societies based on Greek/Roman forms of government to look at adopting their religions? When modeled after Rome, do as the Romans did? (Let's not talk about that whole collapsing bit.)

 

On the other hand, it is convenient to have one God to throw all your problems at, and of course he could handle it, being God.

 

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