A Conversation for Metaphysical Isms
Icy North Started conversation Sep 5, 2007
NPY Posted Sep 5, 2007
Very detailed. I'd no idea there were so many -isms. Scary thought.
Apollyon - Grammar Fascist Posted Sep 5, 2007
"A guy shouldn't believe in an ism. He should just believe in himself" - Matthew Borderick in *Ferris Bueller's Day Off*.
Apart form this entry, there is of course manarchism, oligarchism, fascism, communism, capitalism, feudalism, liberalism, conservatism, centrism, feminism, antidisestablishmentarianism, racism, ageism, sexism, and of course maccism (that last one being the ridiculous belief that Macs are better than all other computers. Generally does not recognise the existence of Linux).
AlexAshman Posted Sep 6, 2007
I think that last one should be Apple Maccism, lest people confuse it with Fleetwood Maccism or Macca-ism.
Apollyon - Grammar Fascist Posted Sep 7, 2007
Applism? Although apples are delicious...
AlexAshman Posted Sep 10, 2007
NPY Posted Sep 14, 2007
It always scares me to think how many different ways we divide ourselves up though. Like all the different religions, and denominations within each of them. You'd think that there'd be Christian, Jew, Muslim etc, but there are so many more subtle groups inside. And from what I gather, within Christanity anyway, some of the denominationsl differences aren't that great, but we've blown them up huge.
Sorry, rant over.
Apollyon - Grammar Fascist Posted Sep 14, 2007
Well, everybody knows that the one true faith is the Western Branch of the New Reformed American Presbylutherans .
NPY Posted Sep 16, 2007
Good point though - is there any of the denominations that has it right, or are they all right, or are they all just a bit right?
Apollyon - Grammar Fascist Posted Sep 16, 2007
I'd say that Catholicism is the right version of Christianity, partly because it's the only one that makes any kind of sense to me, but mostly because I was raised Catholic. As for whether Christianity is in any way right...that's a whole other question.
NPY Posted Sep 17, 2007
Well I'm sure making sense has something to do with it. I'm not going to knock Catholisism as I don't know enough about it. Though I've heard people knocking Christianity in general because of some Catholic practices. Though I'm sure those people would pick holes in any faith/religion/denomination.
AlexAshman Posted Sep 18, 2007
Well, I reckon atheism is the right kind of atheism, and if anyone tells me I'm wrong I won't believe them
Bertie Posted Oct 21, 2008
funny how so many isms have an extremely good starting point but somehow along the way -----.
Perhaps to have an ism is divine, but to tolerate others is sublime.
AlexAshman Posted Oct 21, 2008
>>>Perhaps to have an ism is divine, but to tolerate others is sublime.<<<
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