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!
What about this category?
http://hubpages.com/topics/religion-and … liefs/5073
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.
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"
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?
I want to see 'Religion and Beliefs' category in the Sandpit section. Please.
I think you really mean kitty litter box, don't you?
You mean maybe like this:
Isn't this pretty much the way the religion forums work?
It was a tease, not an insult.
Apologies to you.
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.)
5. Exploring Religions
It seems like your view would suggest a 6th category:
Am I understanding you correctly?
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.
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.
Well Larry, it is certainly a good step in the right direction, but please look here:
which accounts for these groups:
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
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.
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...
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?
Independent Nondenomnational sounds fine.
Do you have a HUB on how that scratching works for you, because I really wanna know and learn it for myself
Thanks for confirming. OK, I added two new subcategories:
Religion and Philosophy → Non-denominational Beliefs & Practices → Independent Nondenominational
Religion and Philosophy → Non-denominational Beliefs & Practices → Organized Nondenominational
And those who don't give a shit but like to tickle abit sometimes..
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