Don’t most religions focus on death rather than life? Why?

Question by shahbarak: Don’t most religions focus on death rather than life? Why?
The Greeks focused on life. Their art celebrated perfectibility, on Earth. Egyptians made art of daily life, but like the Judaic religions that grew from them (including especially Christianity and Islam), focus on death, and fear of it. Consider the shared emphasis on an after-life – and the Christian icons of a crucified Christ, frailty and bodily decay, Saintly martyrs etc. Isn’t it all rather glum and gruesome? Is that why the religious treat Earthly things with such destructive contempt? And utilitarianism, in contrast with protestations of “spirituality”.

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Answer by Kezia D
because that’s what some people fear

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What right do Christians have to call all other religions “pagan”?

Question by Vonlau: What right do Christians have to call all other religions “pagan”?
The word “pagan” is such a derogatory word when used to refer to a religion. Most Christians look down on other religions like Shintoism, Hinduism etc… as false religions. I mean it’s really annoying when a christian runs around yelling: “Woohoo, I’m Christian and God will save me! Yo you pagan! Yo burn in hell b****!”

I’m not saying Christianity is a bad religion but the religious tolerance of most(NOT ALL) christians is a -100 and it’s… can’t express it.

Why don’t the christians put themselves in a believer of another religion’s shoes? Would they be happy if a mob would be throwing stuff at them or giving them the evil eye for believing in “kami”, “Buddha” or “Shiva”?

And if you wanna know: The asker of this question is A DEVOTED CAHTOLIC.
A DEVOTED CATHOLIC… who’s a teeny bit a Shintoist.. O.o
I know, Pagan means.. I think it was field. (We have Values Education and I’m top student(in that subject only 😛 ))

But Christians(SOME) use the word pagan to refer to a heretic, non-believer or something of the sort instead of using it to refer to a field.. or villager.
Agree with ejsy05. That’s why i capitalized the words SOME and MOST

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Answer by Daughter of God
Totally agree with you… no further comments 🙂

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