There is some fiction in all religions?
On average, everyone strongly agrees with nonconsensus between 913 voters.
Please read the comments from other voters below, then scroll down make your decision. Do you agree or disagree with the following statement?
There is some fiction in all religions
Reasons To Disagree
I'm only disagreeing with the use of the word "some" which implies there is some truth to them. I believe all religions are pure fiction.
23 November 2007
All but one.
24 January 2008
All but ours
29 February 2008
I aplaud the guy that said "I'm only disagreeing with the use of the word "some" which implies there is some truth to them. I believe all religions are pure fiction." Nicely said
31 March 2008
Fiction and allegory can be confused in this statement. When something is meant as an allegory, true it is fiction, but it's MEANING is truth.
6 April 2008
Unless you believe God is a jerk that won't help us know right from wrong in every situation (which I've heard on this very dipshit site that it is the belief that all people are given the ability to know right from wrong, whether from God or not is moot), then why can't one religion be true. There can only be one since all contradict other in some way. Figure it out morons.
15 May 2008
i disergree theres alot of fiction
6 June 2008
Truth is what you believe in strongest Our teachings show that that is truth
11 July 2008
Jediism is the only religion that is 100% true.
14 October 2008
I disagree because ALL religion is all fiction. Its an attempt to use fear and terror to gain power and money and contol of simple people. see the catholic church, evangelical churches, all of islam and judaism.
7 March 2009
nope all true its what we believe so it is true u cannot say otherwise.
13 September 2009
Religion is dogma, based on power and contol of the many by the few. Jedi faith is about a personal spititual relationship with the universe through the Force it eminates and binds us all with. Spirituality is often explained in parables.If you can see the story as metaphor as opposed to fiction, there should be no need to lie.
2 January 2010
we as jedi can do anthing wewant we were taught that we cant do that becuse. but if u belive u can work wonders.
25 January 2010
ours is the one compliatly true religeon
13 March 2010
All religions but Jediism
18 March 2010
All but the jedi religion.
2 May 2010
Jedi have one faction, the force
28 November 2010
All religions are fiction.
3 February 2012
All religions are pure fiction... EXCEPT for the Jedi Church.
6 February 2014
Reasons To Agree
jesus was a con man buda was a pie eating champion why cant we follow some bloke off the telly richord whitley you are my god
5 November 2006
Religion no matter what the sect, has been written by man, need I say more.
14 November 2006
All but my religion now bow!
25 November 2006
Quite the understatement.
26 November 2006
Of course there is. Even in the Jedi religion there may be some fiction.
16 December 2006
20 January 2007
Just read the bible.
23 January 2007
Even the bible has paraboles
19 May 2007
look the Egipts, Greeks and Rome...
9 July 2007
Fiction exists when we describe a state which we know to be other than as we describe it. Many religions have origin fables such as the Gilgamesh Epic. The great strength of the Jedi religion is that it accepts natural law as we observe and refine it as the statement of the mechanics and dynamics of the universe; that it accepts refinements of such law as they are made; and that it does not see the laws of nature as opposed to the Godhead or our faith therein. It recognizes that The Force has more logically brought the universe to its present degree of order and beauty through application of its Natural Law than through any sort of "magic," though what subordinate forces exist within the Great Force would have been described as "magic" by any who would not seek to explain them.
17 August 2007
stories to inspire
31 August 2007
there has to be in order to attract the masses
19 November 2007
There si fiction in all religion, its all fiction
23 November 2007
of couse, the humanity uses the fiction to explains some imcomprensibles things
6 December 2007
7 January 2008
very firmly agree!
10 January 2008
Fiction is how the underlining true's and moral's of a story are conveyed to the masses.
13 January 2008
One cannot know everything there is to know. Certainly humans live with a certain amount of fiction covering our eyes. Fiction fades as one discovers facts.
27 January 2008
can never know how much though.
29 January 2008
The Jedi way is based upon a fiction based upon many influences including tibetan buddshism and taoism, our way is no less true because of it. for it is not the way of telling it that matters but the lessons we take from it
30 January 2008
Yes, some parts of religion is distorted but so are all stories because it is hard for people to keep exactly to things.
31 January 2008
Oh yes! Let's look at Christianity ... the Bible was put together by white Europeans centuries later! They didn't even bother to ask the folks over at Jerusalem when do they celebrate Jesus' birthday. Yes there is some fiction, and there is also great truth - such as the lessons of Lord Jesus ... one of the greatest examples of a true Jedi on record. Religions have always been used to cover up great truths ... like Jesus standing against the Empire of Rome. Now we Jedi must walk in his footsteps and continue to stand up against Empires.
1 February 2008
Fiction in religion! Star wars is 100 percente real, try nd argue i will chop yer head of with my lightsaber
5 February 2008
I'd say that most religions are entirely fictitious. Those religions that are based on philosophical ideologies as opposed to faith in mythic deities or heaven/hell scenarios largely escape this trap, but by and large, all religions have at least some element of fiction to them, be it large or small.
12 February 2008
Someone famous who once wrote decent sci-fi but does not do so anymore once mentioned (apocryphally) that the best/fastest way to get rich would be to invent one's own religion... Just sayin'
19 February 2008
there is some fiction in all religion and our fiction is director of pulp fiction quiton tareteno (he is a jedi) bet you dint know that
21 February 2008
Fictional stories are used as guides, to teach us morals and lessons. The Jedi like other religions have elaborate stories to assist in teaching the path of right.
3 March 2008
Fiction in religion is usually an expression of a desire that cannot be contained by reason alone.
4 March 2008
Not everything in any given religion can be taken as literally true, despite what some people claim. ("Whenever science contradicts the Bible/the Koran, science is wrong." Sound familiar?) Science never claims to have all of the answers--that's why it's not a religion!
7 March 2008
well considering the New Testament took a millenia to write and a council decided on the content........
14 March 2008
Yes, All but one.
21 March 2008
There is fiction in all religions - this doesn't mean there's not truth either, of course, but the poll specifically argues "some," not "total."
22 March 2008
yeah i guess they have to be on a base of fiction
1 April 2008
It was started to control the people and give power to man.
5 April 2008
just read the bible how can a virgin have given birth to the son of god yea, right!
8 April 2008
Its allways fiction in religion, becuase books(example bible) songs and preaches is made by man and writn by man.The fundamental belivers allways claims its "from god".
26 April 2008
Chinese whispers always has the same result, be it the word of god or not.
29 April 2008
There's some fiction in everything we can talk about because of the limits of language.
15 May 2008
because if you take the fiction out, the stroy becomes real life and that my friends is boring
16 May 2008
Jesus is pure fiction, therefore islam is based on fiction, the torah is pure fiction and don't even start me on the little blue boy or the elephant headed god.
21 May 2008
Its nice to have myths, but when people start swearing that they're true is when i lose interest.
22 May 2008
More than some fiction. The Bible, the Koran...these are all just made up stories.
26 May 2008
the religons are guidelines on howto live. if people understoodthat there would be less war
26 May 2008
Many facts from religions are borrowed from other religions, and those facts probably made up. If there is a true religion, I would say all but that are fiction.
25 June 2008
There IS fiction in ALL religions
7 July 2008
8 July 2008
Of course, humans naturally add their own thoughts to religion.
19 July 2008
yeh i kno mor and mor religions are wroth and rong
11 August 2008
of course fiction is for more reflexion
6 September 2008
normaly, all is fiction
30 October 2008
Yes, there has got to be.
9 December 2008
Everything is bull
3 January 2009
Keeps it interesting for those that loose interest fast. :)
10 January 2009
'Myth' has come to mean "fictitious" in modern English. But myth served to preserve the views and lessons from many cultures. Myth is an enduring vehicle, useful for the approach of imparting lessons. That some entities and events never existed doesn't matter to the parent faith.
18 January 2009
all storys from a long time ago
27 January 2009
Some measure of fiction always comes through, it is human nature to make errors. Some fiction might have to be created, if only to teach a lesson clearly.
29 January 2009
20 March 2009
Yes, as I have said-Proof is truth although this doesn't concern the Jedi way as it is a state of mind and The Force/ chii what ever you want to call it is something that has been proved. The Jedi way is not really a religion.
21 March 2009
I'm sure there is
31 March 2009
Fiction = An imaginary thing or event, postulated for the purposes of argument or explanation. Without perfect complete knowledge of all things, fiction fills in the gaps. As our understanding grows, those fictional elements are replaced with truth.
18 April 2009
I agree, even if it is just in the creation of a fable to emphasise a point, all religion has fiction in it.
20 April 2009
The bible is full of lies. This is the right religion to join as it seeks piece, unlike Islam.
26 April 2009
Legends, stories told to illustrate an ethic, teach a lesson.-
2 May 2009
Hell..... there is even Fiction in modern day news stories. There is no way that a book over 1000 years old was able to accurately report on what happened back then, if today's modern day reporters and writers can't even get it right. It's all in how YOU interpret the text.
13 May 2009
I serve only the force, and the well-being of man.
25 May 2009
Yes indeed there is :D
30 May 2009
I think religion IS fiction. It's bad enough that the bible was plagarized from the much older sumerian epic, but its even worse when people think they will be saved through the ritual enaction of blood drinking and cannibalism via what is commonly termed "communion".
9 July 2009
This is true.
24 August 2009
As religion is a construct of imperfect beings, the religion by its very nature is imperfect. To that end, there exists fiction in all religions wether based on a misguided understanding or a more nefarious goal. While belief in a religion or creator is not a greator construct of a culture but more a choice by an individual one should not confuse belief with religion as one can stand alone while the other is dependant on the other.
19 September 2009
So what, there is a Lot of fiction, 98% in most religions. And what is this abt G'd , the better spelling, i do Not believe in a creator, there may be a G'd but he/it/she doesnt do much, maybe listens.
29 September 2009
All stories have their basis in fact
7 October 2009
Fiction is just another way of believing.
8 October 2009
Stories from older stories from older stories...
16 October 2009
If every religious story were true, there would be too many contradictions.
23 October 2009
Without it relgions would be boring. They need a little fiction to keep faith and hope within it.
25 October 2009
do you really believe in an all powerful elephant god? i rest my case
8 November 2009
Yes, especially yours.
11 November 2009
Humans are imperfect beings, and one cannot create a religion without some human falsehood entering into the mix.
11 January 2010
21 January 2010
29 January 2010
There will always be fiction in tales that get passed down from generation to generation as parts get left out and other parts get added. The original massage/story may be completely different in some religions 100 years from now.
5 February 2010
At the begining of religion, times were very different and most things had crypic meanings.. they were like puzzles and were not meant to be taken literally. 'God' is a projection of human need.. if you choose to have a religion, under any name, u all worship the same entity x
18 February 2010
not in the jedi
5 March 2010
Look at the flood story after all.
9 March 2010
The Jedi way is based upon a fiction based upon many influences including Tibetan Buddhism and taoism, our way is no less true because of it. for it is not the way of telling it that matters but the lessons we take from it
17 March 2010
fbales are a good tool for imparting ideals, as with the force and star wars
22 March 2010
No one is perfect until we return to the force.
5 April 2010
As there is some truth in all religions there is also some fiction
10 April 2010
All religion contains fiction, because it has be interpreted by humans, humans who are not without faults.
16 April 2010
Just read the bible.
1 May 2010
Every one is based on scriptures that were written by MEN!!! (I would like to see one that reads: written by GOD)
4 May 2010
As all religions (stories) have a grain of truth they also must have fiction to balence and highlight the truth.
5 May 2010
most stories told are so old that they are fabricated beyond belief.\just think if someone like chris angel lived 2000 years ago, he would have been a GOD .. so the are illutions to all religion, just have to chose what to believe and follow
3 July 2010
20 July 2010
naturally since they are passed down from our forefathers
20 August 2010
All but the Church of Jedi
7 September 2010
There is some fiction is ALL religion. No religion is sound 100%. Many are revised, many are reclaimed through reconstruction. Regardless whether they admit it or not. And EVERY ideology is based off of an idea, not fact. So YES all religions have fiction. (Though most refer to it as mysteries.)
14 September 2010
Of course. Most religions are old enough to have their details muddled. All churches must be founded by one person or group. All religions rely on interpretation. All these leave a margin of error, all these mean some fiction is inevitable. Look at the Jedi -- our beliefs we openly admit have been codified by fiction. All this is true. But fiction and truth are not mutually exclusive.
4 November 2010
Yep...it's what attracts many to them.
26 November 2010
There is some fiction in everything in life, even our History books. Religions are merely a collections of myths, legends, and tales that explain what was happening. While there is always a BASIS in fact, the mere fact that it happened so long ago throws the occurences into a shroud of doubt that cannot be thrown off very easily. Nor can you PROVE your religion exists. Just like you can't prove the Force exists, and yes, I do believe in the Force.
2 December 2010
Would say more than some. Religion is based on faith, not fact, therefore all religion is based on fiction. Take the Bible for example - best selling novel ever written - certainly isn't factual is it now!
8 December 2010
yes, but it doesn't matter, religions are there to allow people to better themselves, even if the Bible or the Koran have elements of fiction in them the stories still have value and teach valuable lessons of kindness and personal sacrifice for the greater good
10 January 2011
Over time stories change
13 January 2011
28 February 2011
See my Star Explorers: The Discovery and Psye ens: The Hidden Knowledge.
5 March 2011
15 May 2011
Sure, because ideas come from life and people, but it still comes from the Force. I'm not saying the Force has fiction or is fiction, but lets fiction happen to maintain balance.
11 June 2011
Of course. Even if they started with the Jedi ideals, they have been changed over time. The Force has been given an identity and deified.
21 February 2012
Many religious texts were designed with social control in mind
22 February 2012
all religion have a good appealing story
2 April 2012
Every religion is true one way or another. It is true when understood metaphorically. But when it gets stuck in its own metaphors, interpreting them as facts, then you are in trouble. (Joseph Campbell)
3 July 2012
i believe so yes but also its what that fiction teaches that really matters
28 September 2012
There is some fiction, some fact in ALL religions.
8 November 2012
We all have our own ideals
28 November 2012
almost all pagan religions were based on ets including christianity and islam the core principles of this one should be the ff to make peace with all ets to eradicate all evil in oneself in earth and the universe if evil cant be eradicated then it can be balanced and to promote science technology health disclosure spirituality space exploration and unity
13 December 2012
stories grow greater with each retelling
22 August 2013
Anytime humans are involved in the equation, there will be some error. It is easy for stories of fact to become embellished with fiction as they are passed on.
21 September 2014
couldn't agree more
21 November 2014
Religion is the manufactured interpretation of the Will of the Force. Beings are imperfect and make mistakes.
6 December 2014
all have been infuanced by the greed of man
1 January 2015
Not all religions but most. Jediism is completely correct.
13 February 2015
Example: Zombie Jesus
14 April 2015
Of course there is
27 June 2015
Religion serves as an allegory to understanding the Force of the universe. In order to properly understand that which is beyond our comprehension we may devise infinite fiction. This does no harm as long as it does not lead to the dark side.
1 January 2016
Jesus' beard is the only thing real to me
19 April 2016
There will always be some falsification of fact, but the question really is, how much falsification?
12 May 2016
There is a great deal of fiction in every religion. It is faith that makes a religion a religion. Mythology begins with MYTH.
2 August 2016
A lot of it is not true.
12 October 2016
Religion is a joke played on us by us
11 November 2017
History is written by the winners.
3 January 2018
1 May 2018
Just like there is doubt in ourselves, nothing is perfect, Except tacos.
11 June 2018
Reasons for Remain Neutral
This question is unanswerable, there is no way to prove either side.
Parables are fiction Morality lessions. Doesn't mean a Relgion is not true.
all storys change over time
Parables are fiction Morality lessions. Doesn't mean a Relgion is not true.
yes its true some religious statements can be far fetched and hard to grasp the irony is that this is where you separate your self from materialistic digest and enter your own personal power and from there walk into the supernatural .. the hard part is to try and believe what it was you saw in ALL your favorite sci-fi movies and fantasy books.. easier said that done but thats where the fun part about learning what your mind body and spirit can achieve through sheer will alone! lol sorry but im gonna have to quote Master Yoda on this.. but "there is no try... do.. or do not".. oh oh.. and may the force be effen with you all! namisday myspace.com/thezain
No one can prove that.
No one should say
To hold ones Faith in question is always hard and to go farther and say it is fiction can be even harder...trust in the Force to lead in your religious beliefs for i believe you can never find the truth unless and end to opinions is put.
Know what you use Use what you know Ground your self in morality eliminate weakness in yourselves Master your selves and become a master
it does not matter ... what matters are the teachings.
unknown. mystic is what makes the religion. without mystic there would be nothing to belive
Living by Jedi code has nothing to do with science fiction. When people get clear about them selves authentically and complete the past, they may very well find they have amazing ability.
how can we prove that other people relgions arnt really. how can people prove that the force isnt really.. look at the spirtial energy chii. thats basicaly the force. if you can minipulate that you can do some call tricks.
Define "fiction". There are some mistakes of fact and some deliberate inventions in all religions that I know about.
Fiction allows us to visualize what we cannot fathom ie death. Th bible uses stories to get their moral standards across to the mass, Jedi use moving images to get theirs across.
I think some religions really follow sincer truth, maybe not in their legends and the like, but if something they do proves true through you. Who knows though.
Yes and No. Yes, every religion started from a persons mind, and they don't know everything.No because maybe that one person is right. Maybe the entity we believe in made this person to spreadit around. We just don't know. Its a belief, not a fact, not a lie, a belief. so fiction or no, does it really matter? theonly thing wrong with religion is those who use it for evil
It's called 'myths', 'stories', 'parables'. All religions have them.
There is fiction or fable in all religions, otherwise the dogma would be nothing but a manuscript with no moral reason.
There is fiction in everything in life.
I'm not going to touch this subject with a ninety five foot penis.
WHO are we to decide?
What do you consider truth? There is fiction in most everything. Think about it. What you hold true is usually dictated by the visceral senses. Sight, smell, touch, hearing.....if you were stripped of these, what dictates truth? The computer screen in front of you. You can say its there because you can smell it, touch it see it...if you were struck blind, deaf, and sans all other senses...what would make it true to you that that screen is in front of you?
Fiction or not it is important to believe and keep faith.
There is only The Force. All religions are interpretations of such.
there is no way to tell
Fiction or not. Its not important. Force doesn't have fiction or opposite. Everting is possible and more!
It is faith that makes us believe. Belief is a matter of opinion towards one's own religion, and that makes it fact to that one person, whereas it may be fiction to another.
not fiction, but unexplained miracles
deceit is not a Jedi trait.
people have there own to believe look inside yourself and you will find the truth
"Fiction" is a matter of interpretaion and belief in the underlying message.
Fiction is only something that cant be proved to be real
Yes there is and Jediism is no exception.
Again, I do believe this but I wouldn't force someone to believe this view.
saying there is fiction in other religions is the same in questioning your own.
Why do we even need this question?
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