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I ASKES HUBPAGES FOR A NEW CATEGORY IN RELIGION AND PHILOSOPHY

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    Antoine Van Hoveposted 6 years ago

    Since I felt limited in my expression, I asked HUBPAGES to create a new category:

    "NOT TO ANY RELIGION BOUND RELIGIOUS PERSONS".

    THIS IS A POSITIVE INITIATIVE; IT IS NOT "AGAINST" ANYTHING!

    I JUST DONT WANT MY HUBS AND COMMENTS TO BE CATEGORIZED IN A PLACE WHERE THEY DONT BELONG!

    (At the moment they are transferred by hubpages in one of the existing categories, of exisitng religions all the time! This while I am not bound to any religion!)

    so, I wanted to ask the community, and of course most of all those people who feel and think the same way like me, what they think of this?

    So, therefore I ask for your opinion and support!

    If you feel the same, kind request to become a follower, since I write many hubs about this!

    ALSO: KIND REQUEST OF THOSE WHO ARE IN FAVOR TO SHARE THIS WITH ALL YOUR FOLLOWERS, PLEASE!

    THANK YOU SO MUCH!

    1. Mark Knowles profile image59
      Mark Knowlesposted 6 years ago in reply to this
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        Antoine Van Hoveposted 6 years ago in reply to this

        Dear Mark, thank you gor the suggestion.

        I know this category, but it doesn't offer me that what I feel, being non religious bound religious.

        1. Mark Knowles profile image59
          Mark Knowlesposted 6 years ago in reply to this

          That is the closest I could find. And if you want to turn off the ads on your hubs, go to the hub > edit > box on right > settings > untick "This hub may be considered commercial" > Ad level "None > "Done editing" smile

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            Antoine Van Hoveposted 6 years ago in reply to this

            Great suggestion, Mark! Will do that for the hubs I want to share freely, without wanting any revenue for it!

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              Antoine Van Hoveposted 6 years ago in reply to this

              Thank you for your reply!

        2. manatita44 profile image85
          manatita44posted 2 years ago in reply to this

          Well, some bookshops have 'Ancient Wisdom; some Yoga Philosophy; Spirituality- a broad term; Mind, Body and Spirit as well as Religion.
          What do you think of Alternative Thinking?

  2. skyfire profile image71
    skyfireposted 6 years ago

    Nice Suggestion.

    I want to see 'Religion and Beliefs' category in the Sandpit section. Please.

    1. Uninvited Writer profile image82
      Uninvited Writerposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      Amen smile

    2. Daniel Carter profile image91
      Daniel Carterposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      I think you really mean kitty litter box, don't you?
      wink

      1. Mark Knowles profile image59
        Mark Knowlesposted 6 years ago in reply to this

        Kitteh. big_smile

        1. Daniel Carter profile image91
          Daniel Carterposted 6 years ago in reply to this

          lol

          You mean maybe like this:

          http://www.lol-site.com/wp-content/plugins/wp-o-matic/cache/b8293_funny-dog-pictures-kitteh-has-right-of-wai.jpg?w=560

          Isn't this pretty much the way the religion forums work?

          You dog.

          1. Mark Knowles profile image59
            Mark Knowlesposted 6 years ago in reply to this

            I ain't no dog.

            1. Daniel Carter profile image91
              Daniel Carterposted 6 years ago in reply to this

              It was a tease, not an insult.
              Apologies to you.

              1. Mark Knowles profile image59
                Mark Knowlesposted 6 years ago in reply to this

                LOL - I was kidding. I am a low down dirty dog. big_smile

                1. Daniel Carter profile image91
                  Daniel Carterposted 6 years ago in reply to this

                  wink

                  Alpha Dawg.
                  Or as they say in the west--Dogge.

                2. manatita44 profile image85
                  manatita44posted 2 years ago in reply to this

                  Quite Funny Mark,

                  But I like it.

  3. larryfreeman profile image85
    larryfreemanposted 6 years ago

    Hi Antoine,

    When I put together these categories, my assumption was that a person would see themselves in 1 of the following:

    1.  Newer Religion
    2.  Established Religion (Christianity, Islam, etc.)
    3.  Atheism/Agnosticism
    4.  Philosophy
    5.  Exploring Religions

    It seems like your view would suggest a 6th category:

    6.  Spiritualism

    Am I understanding you correctly?

    Thanks,

    -Larry

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      Antoine Van Hoveposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      That could be one possibility how to call it, yes.

      Or, those who don't want to identify the Devine in any category, so that is is n longer a constant source of conflict.

      Also, the ones who admit our incapability to define the Devine, in whatever projection of it, but who want to experience it, as an imprinted hollow abstraction, but directly as a personal experience.

      One danger exists however, that the name "spiritualism" or "spirituality" may possibly and easily, be wrongly explained and understood, and even possibly be used to start projecting concepts of the Devine again.

      The core is, that I want a category which could gather those people who are willing to live a personal religiosity, (as personal, not as a collective), as a direct lively lived experience, free of any projections.

      Thank you for your reaction.

      1. larryfreeman profile image85
        larryfreemanposted 6 years ago in reply to this

        Hi Antoine,

        After scratching my head and thinking about your request, I added the following category:

        Religion & Philosophy/Non-denominational Beliefs & Practices

        Thanks very much for your suggestion.

        -Larry

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          Antoine Van Hoveposted 6 years ago in reply to this

          Well Larry, it is certainly a good step in the right direction, but please look here:

          http://www.answers.com/non-denominational
          which accounts for these groups:

          Examples
          The following organizations and institutions label themselves as non-denominational:

          Calvary Chapel — mildly charismatic, originating in California
          Christian Congregation in the United States - self-declared non-denominational, non-sectarian.
          Churches of Christ in Christian Union — focuses on free-form worship and evangelism
          Churches of Christ — associated with the Restoration Movement; known for sola scriptura, a cappella worship, and baptism for the forgiveness of sins.
          Evangelical Christian Church in Canada (Christian Disciples)
          Family Stations, Inc. Identifies as a non-denominational, Christian radio ministry. Reformed, conservative, Calvinistic
          Gordon College (Massachusetts) — started by a Baptist church and once part of Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary
          Independent Christian Churches/Churches of Christ - also associated with the Restoration Movement like the Churches of Christ above. It is similar in all respects except for the use of instruments in worship as opposed to a cappella.
          Independent Fundamental Churches of America — association of conservative, independent churches
          Local churches — The local churches (Chinese: 地方教會) are a Chinese Christian movement influenced by the teachings of Watchman Nee and Witness Lee and associated with the Living Stream Ministry publishing house. Its members see themselves as separate from other Christian groups, denominations, and movements, part of what they sometimes call "the Lord's recovery
          Newfrontiers — charismatic, of UK origin
          Open Bible Standard Churches — Pentecostal
          Open Brethren — non-charismatic, of UK origin
          Plymouth Brethren
          Sovereign Grace Ministries — identifies itself as "Reformed Charismatic"
          Vineyard Movement — evangelical/charismatic
          World Changers Church International - originating in College Park, Georgia
          Crossroads Christian Church
          While in general these groups will not have formal legal ties between individual congregations and consider themselves non-denominational, outsiders often describe them as denominations in and of themselves due to their close associations, equivalent doctrine, similar worship practices, and the ease of using one name to cover a larger group of churches.[citation needed]

          As you can see these are still related to organized groups...

          I would like to see a categorie "non-religious bound religious", because this indicates literally, not bound, free of any form of organisation.
          It may be non-religion attached spirituality and religiosity, for instance.

          Sorry, to give you maybe the trouble, which is not meant to.

          But I am, how rare it may seem to most people, non religion bound religious, which is not atheist as well.

          Also look for my replies here: http://hubpages.com/hub/The-Righteous-Atheist

          Thanks for the effort! Don't hurt your head too much when scratching it any further... :-)

          If you see no way to create a category which expresses what I mean, I will use the proposed category. But still then, it doesn't really express what I feel.

          But hey, maybe I am too difficult...

          1. larryfreeman profile image85
            larryfreemanposted 6 years ago in reply to this

            Hi Anotine,

            I appreciate the discussion.  :-)

            I understand that you are looking for a category such as "independent of the establishment".

            The problem that I see is that there really is no ready term for this type of activity (the reason I was scratching my head).  If there is a term that especially, please let me know what it is.

            That's how I came up with nondenominational.  While it does include many groups that you do not identify with, it also includes your perspective.

            It sounds like you are suggesting that nondenominational requires two subcategories:

            i)  Organized Nondenominational
            ii) Independent Nondenomnational

            Am I understanding  your concern correctly?

            Thanks,

            -Larry

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              Antoine Van Hoveposted 6 years ago in reply to this

              Yep! Completely!

              Independent Nondenomnational sounds fine.

              Nice scratching!

              Do you have a HUB on how that scratching works for you, because I really  wanna know and learn it for myself

              :-)

              1. larryfreeman profile image85
                larryfreemanposted 6 years ago in reply to this

                Hi Antonie,

                Thanks for confirming.  OK, I added two new subcategories:

                Religion and Philosophy → Non-denominational Beliefs & Practices → Independent Nondenominational

                and

                Religion and Philosophy → Non-denominational Beliefs & Practices → Organized Nondenominational

                Cheers,

                -Larry

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                  Antoine Van Hoveposted 6 years ago in reply to this

                  Thanks Larry. I have sent some more suggestions to the general team hubpages email adress, so you will be ablt to scratch your head some more, I promise...
                  :-)

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      zampanoposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      And those who don't give a shit but like to tickle abit sometimes..

  4. jenblacksheep profile image84
    jenblacksheepposted 6 years ago

    I mentioned this in one of the other threads, but noone responded: there should be a philosophy category in the Hubpages Student area! Please!

    1. Simone Smith profile image92
      Simone Smithposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      Thanks for pointing that out!  We've added it now: http://hubpages.com/students

      1. jenblacksheep profile image84
        jenblacksheepposted 6 years ago in reply to this

        Ooooh thats great, thanx!!

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