Talk:List of gods that theists don't believe in
Archives for this talk page:
Need some cleaning up
I added a whole bunch of gods from the Cthulhu Mythos/Dark Tower series and i have this to say
- 1. We need to add deified people/demigods such as
- Everyone person and and/or people who have held titles mentioned on this page https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_people_who_have_been_considered_deities
- 2. We need to add angels/saints/demons, such as Satan, Beelzebub, Lucifer, Gabriel Raphael, Saint Mary, Saint Joseph, Saint Paul, Saint Peter,
- 3. We need to add all of the gods from the following links:
And that's just the beginning and yes, you will do all of them since the fucking title Figuratively is Fun Gods Christians don't believe as well as features an opposite list of gods Atheists don't believe in. So you (as in everyone certainly including but definitely not limited to me) will fill in with as many deities as we can okay. Plus i made a couple errors i need someone to fix as well so i need help with that.
--Jakester499 (talk) 03:06, 14 January 2016 (UTC)
Why did you revert my edits?
- The key is at the top of the first column: "( n-1 ) or ( n-2 )"
- CamelCasePragmatist (talk) 19:24, 14 January 2016 (UTC)
Is this actually accurate?
It's a nice gotcha, but I'm concerned as to whether it's central claim about what Christians believe is actually true. I know this is anecdotal and that there may very well be sects that believe that only YHWH is a god, but Exodus 7:12 is perhaps the best illustration of this -- while Aaron's staff is able to become the stronger serpent, the staves of the Pharaoh's magicians are also able to become serpents, symbolizing that YHWH is an altogether more "godly" god than those of the Egyptians. This is the interpretation I was taught as a Catholic and as an Episcopalian, and since I've never been particularly anal about which church I'm going to, I've seen it from a fair few other sects as well. Mormonism, for its part, even takes the idea that we are "children of God" quite literally, and that we will become Gods like him when we die in his graces, and that God himself once had a higher god.
In many more progressive churches, I've also seen the interpretation that the "name" you give God doesn't matter -- for all they care, you could be a devout worshiper of Krishna, that if they're close enough they're a "face" of the same deity (quite similar to how Hinduism already handles it, actually) and you'd still be good. I know this is definitely a popular way to interpret it in Christianity, and it's even popularized in C.S. Lewis's works.
I suppose you could still make the argument work by pointing out that Christians (well, most Christians) only worship "one" god, even if they believe the others exist, but at least the way it's phrased, it seems to be badly ignorant of what Christians actually believe -- or at least, only really works well against the same NoTrueScotsmaning idiots that push King James Only, etc., and constantly harass/murder their fellow believers for not being quite the same sect. Then again, I might be wrong about how widespread this interpretation is, though for Mormonism it's objectively false.KrytenKoro (talk) 19:35, 14 January 2016 (UTC)
- I agree with your take. I was raised and heavily
indoctrinatededucated in Catholicism. For them, as well as for most Protestants, YHWH is "God the Father." Jesus and the Holy Spirit were somehow always abiding in "Him," but they consider it the same god. Jews, not unreasonably, argue that the Trinity constitutes polytheism, but I believe they also understand that YHWH is in there.---Mona- (talk) 19:43, 14 January 2016 (UTC)
- Well, it's in funspace for a reason. ;-) Carpetsmoker (talk) 19:51, 14 January 2016 (UTC)
There could also be lists of 'Gods the Vikings, Greeks... didn't/don't believe in with suitable annotations for 'Your god X is self-evidently our god Y, let's have a civil partnership and join their names together.'
The ancient Romans had a temple (or possibly several) to 'the gods they had not otherwise provided habitations for' (as well as the above syncretism (No, Titivillus, this is not 'cretinism as you suggest via the spell check.)). Does this mean their list of 'Gods not believed in' would be empty? 22.214.171.124 (talk) 18:31, 19 July 2016 (UTC)
Gods Muslims don't believe in
- I was thinking about making this into a webpage of its own. Think "enter your religion, see all the gods you don't believe in". Wiki software (and wiki tables) kinda suck for this purpose. FuzzyCatPotato of the Macabre Killer whales (talk/stalk) 23:37, 12 September 2017 (UTC)
- When I moved the list into Fun:Gods Christians don't believe in/gods, I deliberately made it versatile so that in future a different set of believed-in gods could be used, by passing in a different parameter. Currently it only takes "christian", but it would be trivial to make other parameters function properly. —Kazitor, pending 22:55, 24 September 2017 (UTC)
Ok who's the joker
As funny as the Portal reference is, what's GLaDOS doing on this list? Do people actually worship her? I never knew that! --Goatspeed. Fossil evidence of my evolutionCircularRasoningSee my experiments 04:34, 20 September 2019 (UTC)