Category talk:Fictional deities

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Aren't they all fictional? I thought that was sort of the point of this site... Would it be cheeky to add the gods of world religions here? Libraryjuice 04:11, 1 September 2006 (MST)

Did you read the description at the top of the category page? -- Kazim 06:47, 1 September 2006 (MST)
I did. ;-) Blu Matt 19:21, 3 October 2006 (CDT)
I agree with Libraryjuice. How was christianity not deliberately invented? How do you know that the "fictional" gods are not "seriously believed by anyone"? How do you know that the "non-fictionals" are seriously believed by anyone? It makes no sense to separate them. Arno Matthias 07:51, 4 December 2011 (CST)
It makes a lot of sense to separate them:
  • Christians today make up a significant portion of the world's population and they do not believe their religion to be a fabrication.
  • The only blatantly-fictional divinity which some (a few) people take seriously that I can think of is The Force from Star Wars, but if you have evidence of an extant major religion of Q-worshippers, do feel free to present its claims for refutation.
  • There are a large number of people who freely profess a devout belief in the deities that comprise the world's serious religions.
Jdog 15:54, 4 December 2011 (CST)
A million flies can't be wrong - that is your argument? Really?There is such a thing as truth, and it is not determined by the number of people supporting it. Arno Matthias 19:51, 4 December 2011 (CST)
No, my argument is that the deities in this category meet the "not seriously believed by anyone" criteria and the other deities we have pages for do not meet it. Jdog 21:40, 4 December 2011 (CST)
I agree, but then the separation is not between "fictional" and "non-fictional" deities, i.e. name of this category is inappropriate. It is now known that the story of Jesus is entirely made up, copying from older stories about Mithra, Horus, Dionysos, Buddha and a few others (see http://listverse.com/2009/04/13/10-christ-like-figures-who-pre-date-jesus/), and that Paul of Tarsus probably intended his work to be understood as fiction. So where is the difference to Douglas Adams? Arno Matthias 10:42, 5 December 2011 (CST)
Oh and btw, how would you categorise Mormonism? Scientology? Heaven’s Gate? see http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/UFO_religion for more. Arno Matthias 10:51, 5 December 2011 (CST)
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