I'm sorry, I didn't mean it as that, but when people call themselves 'true Christians' then I go ahead and aknowledge them as true ChristsiansI think no-one has the power or the business to tell anyone what constitutes a 'true christian', or a 'true' anything. Who are they to tell us what the "true" form or a religion is, because that inherently is a biased remark. Many people believe their version is the 'true' form but that doesn’t make it so
Thats not a just directed at you but a observation on terminology.
so you're telling me that what I believe to be my religion isn't a religion? you're telling me that what I established as my own religion isn't a religion. Isn'r something considered a religion if someone believes in it. Or do I need a group of people to say, "yeah I guess that it'll do."?As far as Darwinism being a religious belief... no. It's a scientific theory not a religious dogma. You don't worship Darwin. You don't believe that you will ascend into a higher plane based on your evolutional ideas. No, That's like saying quantum physics is a religious belief. You can be a Christian, Buddhist, Hindu, etc. and still believe in Darwinism. It makes a hell of a lot more sense, to me at least, than God poofing all of the living beings into existence in one day. IMO, people thousands of years ago did not know about evolution, and they couldn't explain the diversity around them, so naturally, the easiest way to explain it for them would to say "God made it all in one day!" They couldn't explain how the sun, Earth, and moon were formed so their answer was "God made the Heavens and the earth in one day".
and it's called Darwinism because we accept his idea of evolution. Hinduism doesn't worship Hindu(?) it worships a bunch of gods. Catholicism doesn't worship Catholic(?) it worships God (Catholic God). Darwinism (or my Darwinism) is a bit more of a bulit up athiesm.
And JLAP when you say that you're secular you live life as if religion never existed, but deep down inside you live your life like how you can, because you know that your God will accept you into heaven. But for the more religious people, they do whatever they can to get into their 'holy land' or good after life. Athiests however still do generally the same thing, but we aren't worried about where we end up after we die (or maybe just me). I personally think that we just die and that's it. But I still wouldn't go around killing people because I'm not afraid of the consequense in the afterlife. That's because I'm worried about the present life.
We all live by what we believe to be the right way of life.