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July 21, 2017, 03:55:47 PM
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The Bitcoin network is simultaneously one of the most advanced motivation and incentive systems ever built, and one of the simplest ideas ever. Everyone remains an individual, but everyone contributes to the collective of an entirely independent monetary system. Nobody is in charge of Bitcoin, except cryptography and math. And mathematics, as Einstein famously said, is our insight into the mind of god.
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July 21, 2017, 07:53:48 PM
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It can be for some people, like everything can be.
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July 21, 2017, 08:39:04 PM
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As the topic stated i don't think that bitcoin is a religion currency it is independed currency that the price are depends on dollar ,maybe there are some religion that believe into bitcoin also a religon as distinct religious of it as users it is the best to remain solo mode you gonna use it as individual person.

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July 21, 2017, 11:38:39 PM
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I think nowadays there are many ways to turn idea/things to a religion or cult. At least bitcoin is not "legally" a religion.
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July 22, 2017, 06:16:57 AM
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Yeah.. bitcoin is a new religion really, such as dollar

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July 22, 2017, 10:00:37 AM
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7.25.3.6.5  (02-23-1999)
Religious Belief Defined

    The term "religious" as used in IRC 501(c)(3) is not subject to precise definition. The leading interpretation of the term was made by the Supreme Court in United States v. Seeger, 380 U.S. 163 (1965), in which the Court interpreted the phrase "religious training and belief" as used in the Universal Military Training and Service Act, 50 U.S.C. section 456 (j), in determining an individual’s eligibility for exemption from military service on religious grounds. The Court formulated the following definition: "A sincere and meaningful belief which occupies in the life of its possessor a place parallel to that filled by the God of those admittedly qualifying for the exemption comes within the statutory definition."

    The Court elaborated upon the Seeger definition in Welsh v. United States, 398 U.S. 33 (1970), stating that "f an individual deeply and sincerely holds beliefs that are purely ethical or moral in source and content but that nevertheless impose upon him a duty of conscience to refrain from participating in any war at any time, those beliefs certainly occupy in the life of that individual a place parallel to that filled by... God in the lives of traditionally religious persons." Thus, religious beliefs include many beliefs (for example, Taoism, Buddhism, and Secular Humanism) that do not posit the existence of a Supreme Being in the conventional sense.


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I don't agree with bitcoin being a religion it is just like a dollar being a religion then. But I think other people really worship money so does this bitcoin also symbolizes a currency .

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July 22, 2017, 12:03:51 PM
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This has been of interest to us as we are actually modelling ideologies and religions (https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=2035149)

Religion comes from the Latin religare, meaning to bind together.

There are formal beliefs that make these up, but more than that typically a structure for these beliefs to shape the way that believers understand the world.

However, religions are typically founded on a belief in superhuman laws outside of observational experience, ie there is a greater order to things that we humans did not invent and cannot change (immutability!).

There is a line here, between laws that are considered divine, which formulate classical religions, and those that are viewed as natural, which inform modern ideological movements (for example, natural selection for the Nazis).

Against this backdrop I would say that there is an emergent religion of scientism in technology, specifically sub-churches in areas like AI where the singularity promises salvation for example in a techno-utopian way.

Bitcoin I don't think fits in to religion as there is not a belief in a divine law that underlies it, nor is there a belief that it is the "natural" way things should be.

It is definitely an ideology as the boosters of Bitcoin believe that this a superior mechanism for achieving certain goals (the only one of which is objectively certain is a non-censorship characteristic).

I'm looking forward to analysing this in more detail as we build the Ananas platform though, will be fascinating to pinpoint what differentiates belief in Ethereum from belief in Bitcoin and so on.

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July 22, 2017, 12:16:02 PM
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This has been of interest to us as we are actually modelling ideologies and religions (https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=2035149)

Religion comes from the Latin religare, meaning to bind together.

There are formal beliefs that make these up, but more than that typically a structure for these beliefs to shape the way that believers understand the world.

However, religions are typically founded on a belief in superhuman laws outside of observational experience, ie there is a greater order to things that we humans did not invent and cannot change (immutability!).

There is a line here, between laws that are considered divine, which formulate classical religions, and those that are viewed as natural, which inform modern ideological movements (for example, natural selection for the Nazis).

Against this backdrop I would say that there is an emergent religion of scientism in technology, specifically sub-churches in areas like AI where the singularity promises salvation for example in a techno-utopian way.

Bitcoin I don't think fits in to religion as there is not a belief in a divine law that underlies it, nor is there a belief that it is the "natural" way things should be.

It is definitely an ideology as the boosters of Bitcoin believe that this a superior mechanism for achieving certain goals (the only one of which is objectively certain is a non-censorship characteristic).

I'm looking forward to analysing this in more detail as we build the Ananas platform though, will be fascinating to pinpoint what differentiates belief in Ethereum from belief in Bitcoin and so on.

I think bitcoin is more of a currency a way to earn money and profit. I think for jow it is too early to tell that it can form a cult or a following or a religion. This is kore of a ways to earn money that gives people something to work hard for.

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July 22, 2017, 12:35:21 PM
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Bitcoin a religion ?
It is only a religion, if you want it to happen.
I think "cults" generally are a bad thing.
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July 22, 2017, 12:41:30 PM
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No, but ETH is and their leader is Lord Vitalik.  Grin

Well at least ETH has no units named "Vitaliks" as far as I'm concerned  Grin

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July 22, 2017, 01:07:42 PM
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Not like a religion but is a life style to some people with it everyday in mind.
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July 22, 2017, 01:50:39 PM
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Purpose of religion is to connect humans with their origin, creator or God.
So, religion have spiritual purpose.
Bitcoin is not spiritual thing, faith or God.
It's simple virtual currency.

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July 23, 2017, 12:16:13 PM
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Perhaps for some, bitcoin will become a religion, but for me it is only a new generation currency and an opportunity to invest. For religion, a creator is needed, and this is only a coin.
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July 23, 2017, 01:05:01 PM
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Bit currency is a currency of circulation, people can use it to buy things, religion can be used to buy things, obviously not, so Bitcoin is not a religion.

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July 23, 2017, 02:49:34 PM
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Does anyone think like that? It does not close the possibility of something like that !! But very unfortunate if you want to do and do things like that, do not run out thinking if you want to do like that?

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July 23, 2017, 04:30:20 PM
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,Why would such ideas such as this is a kind of religion come to mind? Anyway i think this is not one, as time also passes by, people want to survive this cruel world, this is not to say that they are giving importance about money but not. Most people also wants to earn just to survive poverty that kills humanity, as we could observe in our society in order to survive we need money, but how are we going to have them without risking their lives illegally? Well they have to work, and that's the reason why some strive here.

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July 23, 2017, 06:02:21 PM
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Bit currency is a currency of circulation, people can use it to buy things, religion can be used to buy things, obviously not, so Bitcoin is not a religion.

It sounds very funny, when one considers bitcoin as a religion, and either on what basis it can say that, it is not logical, when others consider bitcoin as income, he says bitcoin is a religion  Huh

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July 23, 2017, 06:35:19 PM
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bitcoin is science, religion isnt.
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July 23, 2017, 06:45:39 PM
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Does anyone equate religion with bitcoin? maybe !! If for that I do not want to talk because for me bitcoin can not be equated with religion.
Religion is not and should not be traded like bitcoin. Religion is too sacred because it is the belief of someone who can not be traded.

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BTC is far away from being a religion.
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