Discussion in 'Off-Topic' started by abradley, Nov 25, 2019.
In my opinion, maybe.
I love needing to go off-site and watch videos in order to have a chance at responding to a thread on CFC.
If Coca-Cola is a religion, does that make R.C. Cola a cult?
Don't bother. Just guess at the content based on the reputation of the poster and respond accordingly.
Is mayonnaise an instrument?
Would that make Miracle Whip a weapon?
I remember a time when posters would post their own views and arguments instead of stealing them from youtube.
Ah, the good old days.
Pepsi is the Anti-Pope.
No but I worship at the altar of diet mountain dew.
Amusingly (unless you're nearby said instrument), this is probably closer to "yes" than OP's question.
Actually in a strict technical/definitional sense the answer is objectively "yes", but that's not very fun.
(Thinks of CK2) I suppose it is pretty lucrative.
Oh well if you can't beat em.
Drink it up.
Cultural critic's definition of "religion" can be applied to cultural icon. How . . . tautological.
I thought Coca Cola was a winner, but not to your taste.
So how about Mithras, there are many who feel it was the originator of Christianity including Bill Maher or at least he advertises it as such:
Is corporation my friend
No, it is just an unhealthy beverage which is ok in moderation.
Is our children learning?
So is religion
So do I, for me it was long before youtube or even the internet, way back in the '40s a friend and I were having a discussion about religion when he said; 'What about Maria Monk?'. I was floored, didn't have a way to get info on this Maria Monk.
So you'll say 'that was then, this is now' we've got access to all the info and that's true ... but do we use it. Take the Bill Maher's comparison of Mithras and Christ in 'Religious':
(00 thru 1:00)
Maher shows that the Christ tale is plagiarized and not to be believed. But watch more and you'll see a different take.
If you don't check what's posted anything anybody posts is just their view and maybe wrong.
As for 'Copy and Paste', why shouldn't I use their words that are clear, rather than re write their views in my poor writing style, in other words ... plagiarize.
No. Coca-Cola does fulfill the primary philosophical needs of being a "religion," and that all generally accepted and labelled "religions" do:
It does not explain the creation of the world and why
It does not address moral conduct
It has no established and stable rituals and ceremonies
It does not address the afterlife
Separate names with a comma.