There was a time when communication was limited and a few people could travel to the different corners of the earth and that too with spending a lot of time. Spreading and exchanging thoughts in the matters of religion was limited to a narrow circle. But now with the advent of fast information technology, people are freely communicating and exchanging so diverse ideas that so many windows are opening up and a real churning of different thoughts is taking place so rapidly and it is affecting the whole mankind in a very remarkable way. I think, this will give rise to a new religion,am I right?
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How about we move forward and not worry about labels. How about we just love each other and see what crazy whacked out world happens. Let us embrace the internet and use it for good!!
Ericdierker, your words are like imported from my heart and are also very insightful. Thanks for such a thoughtful response.
You and me buddy. In the day let us give hugs to all we meet. I like your being.
You are right,M T Dremer. Information along with trolls are going to leave a greater impact upon the psyche of the international community and religious beliefs are also to be affected to a great extent and something new will surely emerge out.
Barbara, when I say new religion, just don't take it literally. What I mean is that people's psyche in matters of religions is going to be affected. It may be that a new word emerged in place of religion to reinterpret religions afresh.
Yes, when we witness every kind of religious stuff in one place so conveniently, it is definitely going to make an effect on our own religious thinking and way of worshipping God though not apparently but surely in a subtle way perhaps.
Lone77star, you made an excellent observations. A lot of tools, such as the Internet have been used as ways of promoting pseudo religious ideas. However, the internet does not teach religion or teach morality.
Religion is a method for reawakening the spirit .......... . This sentence reflects a real definition of religion but how many think like that and endorse it is a matter of speculation. lone77star, I appreciate your outlook of religion.
Religions don't teach morals. Morals are part of a groups survival instincts. A group doesn't survive long if it didn't maintain the simple rules like don't kill each other.
They shall not kill is one of the key points in the Bible, thus while there are plenty of references in the Bible to murder and sacrifices, most religions do teach that it is wrong to kill.
All religious texts promote and encourage Love. If love does not open the doors to teaching moral values what does? Of course religions teach/promote moral values by promoting the values (instincts) necessary for "group survival".
Religion supports group as a result of reaching the individual. A majority vote cannot lead a group to accept faith in God. It takes an individual commitment by each person. That sometimes leads a group to believe in faith, but not always.
Neil, Concept of God and religion will prevail till the whole creation is not understood thread by thread by us humans. However dogma and blind belief are going to be replaced with authentic concepts. Religion will emerge into a new avatar surely.
Thank you, Darrell. Do you agree that when in a market , a lot of varieties are found in one place, we flock to the best. Same is going to happen in a near future.
mintinfo, thank you very much for giving such an elaborative and informative response.
Finding truths on the Internet can be challenging. Finding opinions, which may support your opinions and which may be able to quote some ancient document may help. but the "filers" are there. Whenever, you ask a person his opinion, there is a filter.
Isn't anybody speaking their belief actually a statement of opinion? Every person on Earth can be a filter to God if you want to put it that way. As people, books internet or whatever, it's only our job to plant the seed, no matter how.
IDONO, we are closer in views that some might think. Any true believer in God can be a conduit to finding God. I will say God exists & Jesus died for my sins so I can enjoy eternal life. I will get him a Bible and recommend resources to explain
Peanutroaster, you have spoken the truth and I agree to it to the extent that if you are in direct contact with an really enlightened being and not a mere preacher kind of sort, you are awakened much. This cannot be done by Internet despite all data.
ReneeDC1979, thanks for response. When we are free to allow different kind of religious stuff into our mind, it remains as seeds there, if neglected, it withers away, if watered, it grows into a full blossomed tree but it depends on us how we take it
You are right,lesliebyars. What I want to convey is that a real awakening with regard to all religions will take place in view of so fast a communication taking place in Internet. Thank you very much for your response.
Larry I thought about this. And it struck me that the internet may not be a religion but it sure as heck can be a church.
Thanks for your nice response, Larry Wall. Though religion is mostly unlike science but one similarity is that the more we dive deeper into this subtle phenomenon, the more insightful and clear we become in our approach to it. Internet helps a lot.