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What is the most important lesson you have learned from your religion?

  1. noelr profile image85
    noelrposted 7 years ago

    I'm curious to know what is the most important life lesson or idea, or philosophy you have learned from your religion.  I want to know about your personal experience, not your particular religion's doctrine, tenet or dogma.

    What is the most important lesson you have learned from your religion?

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      cosetteposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      not to ask any questions.

      1. Eaglekiwi profile image73
        Eaglekiwiposted 7 years ago in reply to this

        oh ,well Im glad you persisted lol

      2. broussardleslie profile image81
        broussardleslieposted 7 years ago in reply to this

        That sucks sad I'm sorry, Cosette.

        I once read an interview that Marilyn Manson did for a magazine or something. I was heartbroken to see that he had asked all the best questions, and just received stupid answers.

        The most important lesson I learned - love people.

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      Robert E. Bargerposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      I am a Christian and I have found that if you don't keep Jesus' commandments you don't love Him. And if you don't keep Jesus' commandments you don't love yourself or other people.

      1. tantrum profile image59
        tantrumposted 7 years ago in reply to this

        So I don't love myself or other people sad  Really ?! this is a joke right ? hmm

    3. dutchman1951 profile image61
      dutchman1951posted 7 years ago in reply to this

      do not follow blindly, ask questions, seek real information. and Keep your Faith in God, not parishioners and pastors. dont be easily mis-led. There is a difference between God and religion.

      1. Evolution Guy profile image61
        Evolution Guyposted 7 years ago in reply to this

        Are you familiar with the term, "oxy-moron"? lol

        1. dutchman1951 profile image61
          dutchman1951posted 7 years ago in reply to this

          very familiar, experienced many, Wicca, Satanists, Budist, Catholocism, Darwinists, Scientology, Some baptist sect's... lots of foolish endevor I wasted my time with chasing through years. Being impreshionable and simple minded as I had been. Got no bang for the buck, they proved empty for me.

          If you are implying God is not real, or whatever you are trying here as an oxymoron, then please talk to yourself, I am not interested in any more in futal garbage, or Arguments.

          I have experienced to many countries, to many religionists, and to much athestic crap to last a life time. God to me, is real, By faith.

          Science has never disproved the Bible for me, contrary to foolish arguments and some seemingly deceptive ones, and it will not now, not for me.

          I have honestly searched and I am now satisfied with my decision. I will leave it here, Thanks

          Sorry, no arguments.
          Jon

    4. ionerice profile image62
      ionericeposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      Not to believe everything that you read in any Holy Books.

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      Scott.Lifeposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      That religion is man made and kills faith, and not to discuss it on Hubpages Forums big_smile

      1. broussardleslie profile image81
        broussardleslieposted 7 years ago in reply to this

        Your faith has taught you well, Grasshopper wink

  2. bearnmom profile image51
    bearnmomposted 7 years ago

    The most important thing I have learned is that God is all forgiving if we are truely penetant.  So, when we are upset with someone it is most important to let it go.  Forgive them and move on.  You don't need to be best friends with them but you do need to forgive and move on.  It leaves you with a wonderful feeling of relief.

  3. noelr profile image85
    noelrposted 7 years ago

    That's a great lesson bearnmom!  A lesson worth learning for all of us.

  4. atomswifey profile image69
    atomswifeyposted 7 years ago

    That religion in of itself is not what God wants for us to adopt or believe in. Rather a relationship is what He wants us to have with Him. A relationship of love and trust that is a two way street, both given and received.

  5. Wonder_Woman profile image60
    Wonder_Womanposted 7 years ago

    Help
    Forgive
    Love
    Give
    Appreciate
    respect
    Hope

  6. Eaglekiwi profile image73
    Eaglekiwiposted 7 years ago

    That life is not a dress rehearsal so dont sweat the small stuff!

    Hope for when all seems hopeless
    Humilty for pride comes before a fall
    Love ,why people matter more than 'things'
    Joy inner joy , when outter joy is lacking
    Peace that does not depend on circumstance or materilism

    And the single most important thing I learned
    I was created in love and to be loved smile

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      Rick Marlowposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      Most Important Lesson for me: Life truly has no no meaning or purpose without God***And His DAILY fellowship.

    2. noelr profile image85
      noelrposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      That is a great answer.  My grandmother always said love people and use things, never the other way around.

  7. tantrum profile image59
    tantrumposted 7 years ago

    to love myself
    to forgive myself
    to accept myself

    I'm a bloody selfish atheist.

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      Rick Marlowposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      I figured you were lurking about somewhere Tantrum hehe

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    Rick Marlowposted 7 years ago

    Sorry Eaglekiwi, This is my first post of the day and I didn`t mean to attach on to yours.Plus I had a spelling error. Gotta pay attention.

    1. Eaglekiwi profile image73
      Eaglekiwiposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      lol yer fine Rick re attaching ,I didnt feel a thing lol smile

  9. tantrum profile image59
    tantrumposted 7 years ago

    hi rick! big_smile

  10. Valerie F profile image60
    Valerie Fposted 7 years ago

    That I am not great enough to not need God and not horrible enough to not be wanted by God.

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      Rick Marlowposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      What a unique reply,fascinating and yet so true. With your permission, I will reference this quote from now on. My compliments.

  11. sunforged profile image66
    sunforgedposted 7 years ago

    ...pass the dutchy on the right hand side......

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      Rick Marlowposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      What is dutchy?

  12. Misha profile image74
    Mishaposted 7 years ago

    I don't have my religion, so I have to learn everything on my own. Not a bad thing mind you smile

  13. Cagsil profile image61
    Cagsilposted 7 years ago

    Jesus Christ's commandments?

    Sorry, need clarification.

    Not into religion.

    1. Eaglekiwi profile image73
      Eaglekiwiposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      Jesus wasnt into Religion either , just ask the Pharisees lol

      1. dutchman1951 profile image61
        dutchman1951posted 7 years ago in reply to this

        smile at this one...true

  14. pioneer_writer5 profile image60
    pioneer_writer5posted 7 years ago

    From the Bible I have learned that Faith can build and strengthen; Love can unite and bind; and not just knowledge, but understanding is the beginning of wisdom.

  15. underhiswings profile image60
    underhiswingsposted 7 years ago

    To lay down my life in order to gain life.

    To be a servant to others so I become free.

    1. tantrum profile image59
      tantrumposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      Can I hire you ? big_smile

      1. underhiswings profile image60
        underhiswingsposted 7 years ago in reply to this

        Well there is a long list already. smile

        1. tantrum profile image59
          tantrumposted 7 years ago in reply to this

          Put me on big_smile

          1. Lady_E profile image81
            Lady_Eposted 7 years ago in reply to this

            Lol

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    poetlorraineposted 7 years ago

    I have learned to put my full trust in god.  Even though we often don't really understand a lot of things, he knows the whole picture, and i can trust that he has our best interests at heart.

    1. dutchman1951 profile image61
      dutchman1951posted 7 years ago in reply to this

      I agree, it is his universe, and we are part of his concern

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        poetlorraineposted 7 years ago in reply to this

        so nice to know someone is in agreement, thanks

  17. Fresh_Flower profile image61
    Fresh_Flowerposted 7 years ago

    Learn a lesson from religion? No disrespect to religious people but I simply don't believe in religion - look at things in your own way

  18. Lady_E profile image81
    Lady_Eposted 7 years ago

    I've learnt that sometimes if prayers are not answered, its becos maybe the timing is not right.

    Quick True life example.
    A friend of mine attends an interview and prays to get the Job but didn't. Another lady was hired instead.  A few weeks later the same company offer him an interview for another job which he gets.

    During the year, some posts have to removed and the post of that Lady is no longer required - so she loses her Job.

    Delay is not Denial. smile

  19. Danny R Hand profile image61
    Danny R Handposted 7 years ago

    The most important lesson I've learned is that true happiness requires a relationship with God. I have tryed material gain, drugs, social acceptance and many other paths. What I've found is a life based on self reliance and self indulgence is an empty shell filled with heartache and sadness. Dependance on God, and a personal relationship with Him, provides purpose and gives true joy, peace and happiness.

    1. Evolution Guy profile image61
      Evolution Guyposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      Dependence on the invisible super being is the only thing that gives your life purpose? Wow -  How sad.

      I pity you. sad

  20. Lisa HW profile image80
    Lisa HWposted 7 years ago

    When I was a little kid and daughter of a Protestant mother and Catholic father, my big lesson was when a priest stood up there on the alter, in his "priest outfit", and said how the Catholic church was the only church; and how anyone who even set foot inside any other church was headed for Hell.  Knowing how kind and decent my mother, grandfather, aunts, and others from the family were; and thinking about how God couldn't possibly "not like" all the good, kind, people in the world who were not Catholic.  I realized priests and "church people" don't necessarily know what they're talking about and decided then to figure things out for myself.  It was a great lesson to learn at six years, and it has served me well since.

  21. Hi-Jinks profile image60
    Hi-Jinksposted 7 years ago

    Most religions are a lie, and can be toxic to non-believers.

    1. tantrum profile image59
      tantrumposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      They're only toxic to believers. lol
      We atheists, don't buy; we dont consume

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      sneakorocksolidposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      No! Non-believers are toxic to non-believers!

      1. Cagsil profile image61
        Cagsilposted 7 years ago in reply to this

        Yes, it the believers that are destroying life, because they collective perpetuate an ancient old idea, which is no longer relevant, once Consciousness is obtained.

        The misinformed knowledge passed down thru century old text/scripture is out-dated and shouldn't exist.

        It is in the best interest of Humankind that religion be thrown into a trash can and disregarded as any value.

        Everything, and I mean EVERYTHING of religion is useless.

  22. Colebabie profile image60
    Colebabieposted 7 years ago

    I have learned important lessons from my lack of religion, does that count? No? Alright... I'll leave sad

  23. Cagsil profile image61
    Cagsilposted 7 years ago

    With that said,

    You have let yourself be convinced of something that is simply not true, and even in ancient times, those who claim a connectivity to "god", "god-kings" or "oracles", were simply mystics, who really didn't know any better.

    The proper understand of Humankind and it's evolution is missing from your perceived notions.

    And, without that exact understanding....You're lead to believe in a "GOD" that simply does not exist.

  24. topgunjager profile image59
    topgunjagerposted 7 years ago

    The most important lesson i learned from my religion is to force kids in believing in God so that my religion would go on forever=)

 
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