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What basic principles for living do religions and philosophies share in common?


I would enjoy reading answers from a wide range of perspectives - Buddhism (which has been said to be a philosophy, not a religion), Christianity, Confucianism, Agnosticism, Science - or a personal worldview that is not associated with organized religion. What matters to you the most of all the tenets or points of your faith or beliefs, that are values shared in some way by other religions or worldviews?

 

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    Gary R. Smith (Emanate Presence) 4 years ago

    Buddhists say no screwing around? How do they propagate then? Just kidding. Your answer is along the lines I had in mind, though I know better than to have expectations (they are on my list of things to let go of.) More in an answer to come....


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    Gary R. Smith (Emanate Presence) 4 years ago

    Ok, since answers here are straying far from my intended purpose in asking, which was to focus on principles which unify worldviews or at least that they share in common, which are important to people, well, why don't you tell us about Hinduism?


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    Jared Miles 4 years ago

    I think all religions attempt not to achieve perfection from its followers, but to provide ideas from which people can base their moral decisions. Bruce Lee once said, "A goal is not always meant to be reached, it often serves as something to aim at"


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    Gary R. Smith (Emanate Presence) 4 years ago

    Yes, Renee, and then is asked what is meant by 'love each other' and how does it look in daily situations. It seems in general that religions have brought more grief to humanity than blessings. I was looking though, for common points of usefulness.


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    Gary R. Smith (Emanate Presence) 4 years ago

    I appreciate this elucidation, and can see how my wording of the question was not entirely clear. I really was asking, 'What key principles for living do religions/philosophies/worldviews espouse and what do they share in common with each other?'


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    Gary R. Smith (Emanate Presence) 4 years ago

    Thank you, it's a start. I have written to a friend who practices Buddhism to ask her about the core teachings of the Buddha, the principles for living. I know they hold that all sentient life is sacred, not humans only. Jesus spoke of a way of life.


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