Kelowna one of the most godless places in the world

Is there a god? What is the meaning of life?

What is Your Religious Affiliation?

Buddhist
1
1%
Christian (Catholic)
1
1%
Christian (Protestant)
13
14%
Christian (other)
8
9%
Wiccan
3
3%
Jewish
0
No votes
Muslim
1
1%
Sikh
0
No votes
Traditional (Aboriginal) Spirituality
3
3%
Other
5
5%
No Religious Affiliation
59
63%
 
Total votes: 94

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Re: Kelowna is one of the most godless places in the world

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OREZ wrote:Well, what about Zoroastrianism, or Rastafarianism, or Jainism, or Eckankar, or, or, or... lol

(sorry, couldn't resist)


Why not? You might be surprised?
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I think thats a good point. If we are voting on the mythologies of today, what about the past mythologies. Do people still believe in the gods that came before the current popular god. Greek Mythology (Zeus, Hera), Norse (Odin, Thor), Egyptian (Osiris), etc....

I wonder if there are a few followers of Thor out there or a high priest of Osiris.

Also please add Pastafarian to your list. May all of you be touched by noodle appendage. FSM the one true god!
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Agree! Put it all out there! Maybe the others on the poll are some kind of other religion?
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If your religion is not on the list, post it in this thread, and I'll add it to the list.
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It's a safe bet there is no god,so really we are all godless.
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Glacier wrote:If your religion is not on the list, post it in this thread, and I'll add it to the list.


I haven't checked mine off yet. It's on there.
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It does seem to be increasingly rare that I run into someone who is religious, let alone Christian. The only exceptions are the people who come to my door to invite me to service.

Honestly, I think in another decade it will be so common place in North America that we will start to see people who are front and center, such as politicians and such pandering to godless people like me in the same way they pander to the flock.
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"Embrace spirituality, be wary of all religions"

There will always be religion for people that find comfort in being told how to think (and act).

Hopefully what we are seeing in today's world is people finding out about their own true self (spiritual) without the religious aspect.

After all, most religions are based on "being the best person you can be". This message is often lost in religions by corruption, greed, and the need to control people.
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Vernon1 wrote:"Embrace spirituality, be wary of all religions."

Yes I think god needs to be discovered outside the boundaries of religion. Religion is a man-made construct driven and developed by culture, politics, and ego over millennia. As such, the truths held within religion are, in my opinion, too enmeshed with the falsehoods of religion to be able to parse which is which.
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So then could our 'Godless Kelowna'' be ready for this?

Sunday Assembly

A global movement of wonder and good.

http://sundayassembly.com/story/

Our Story

The Sunday Assembly started on a car journey to Bath when two comedians, Sanderson Jones and Pippa Evans (pictured), realised that they wanted to do something that had all the best bits of church, but without the religion, and awesome pop songs.

The first version of this was in January 6th 2013, and though they weren’t expecting many people, the entire place was full. At the next Assembly there were 300. Then they had to go to two services a day. And then it went viral.

Now there are 28 Assemblies across the world (check here to find one near you), and it looks like there’ll be 100 by the end of 2014. It is the most exciting thing in the world.

People across the world were drawn to our simple values, clear message and excellent mission.

We are a godless congregation that celebrates of life.
We have an awesome motto: Live Better, Help Often and Wonder More.
A super mission: to try to help everyone find and fulfil their full potential.
An awesome vision: a godless congregation in every town city, or village that wants one.
We are dedicated to helping the people that attend, and the folk in the wider community, to make the most of this one life that we know we have. We harness fun and joy and wonder to build communities and to help others.


Apparently it's happening in Vancouver

http://www.meetup.com/SundayAssemblyVancouver/
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It also happens in Calgary (which is Canada's most godless city east of BC).
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So, is anybody here ready for a Sunday Assembly in Kelowna?
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1nick wrote:It's a safe bet there is no god,so really we are all godless.

There is no god that is separate from everything else. We are all made up of god bits and since we create our own reality, we are all our own gods and goddesses. So there is no godlessness. "We are stardust, We are Golden and we've got to get ourselves back to the Garden".
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I would agree with the "we are all stardust" because we are in fact. How ever the rest of it nooot so much lol. But hey, that's ok.
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Yes.......interesting, Kelowna is one of the most Godless places, and has the fourth highest crime rate in the country. Don't fool yourself Into thinking there is no connection here. Before God was kicked out, there was very little crime. Canada and the USA have been declining in ALL areas, because we think we can be successful without God. I liked it better when HE was allowed and accepted and believed and honored. The world was a much better place.
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