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It is Simple Geography

St-Sinner 9 Nov 28
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I'm a non-religious human but wow I did not know that I came from China. How that happened? 😁ðŸĪŠ

A conscious choice or parents' upbringing. Do you have an elementary school nearby?

Thanks for asking.

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Not a very solid argument considering that all those countries have a different name and sensibility towards "things"... yet they remain that "thing".

People in Israel see something they can't explain, something they consider "divine" and they call it Judaism.
People in Saudi Arabia see the same thing and consider it "muslim".
Some "thing"; different personal and cultural interpretation of that "thing".

Even assuming that gods speak to humans with perfect fidelity, telling us the same "truths" over and over no matter where we live, the very nature of human culture is bound to distort that fidelity. At first through the "telephone game" effect where the fidelity is lost on every retelling and eventually by adapting those "given truths" to the already existing culture.

If you want to live a life of reason, then you need to be reasonable with beliefs as well: Yes, it's true that your geography to a large extent will determine your religious beliefs. No, it is not true that this condemns religion as "brainwashing" or "primative" considering that your geograpy to a large extent determines EVERYTHING non-genetic about you

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Stealing this.

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Everyone is influenced and brainwashed to some extent beginning with their immediate family.

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Doesn't china believe that their leader(not sure what title they have) is their god and religion? I'm asking because I don't know and don't feel like looking it up right now.ðŸ˜ķ

Believing in an invisible super power in the heaven is different from leader adoration and glorification on Earth.

The fear about of not obeying the super power in heaven is make-believe. The fear of not obeying a real human leader is real

The old emperors were regarded as gods and I believe in the minds of many people there, Chariman Mao was regarded as a god. Of course, the leader of North Korea, Kim Jong-un is probably feared, not so sure about, revered as god.

The Chinese do not have a word for God and the nearest equivalent would be Ziran, which, translates as the way of nature.

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