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Are there any

  1. tantrum profile image60
    tantrumposted 8 years ago

    Satanists,  Gnostics, Discordians, Fundamentalists, Buddhists, Kabbalists and Scientologists, who would like to discuss or share their beliefs in peace ?  Who goes first ?

    1. SimeyC profile image89
      SimeyCposted 8 years ago in reply to this

      Interesting and mixed group of 'beliefs' you have there!What about athiests and Agnostics? (is that the same as a Gnostic?).

      I tend to believe in 'something' - I don't believe in the doctrine of the Churches as such, but believe there is some 'power' behind it all - call it God or what you want (Q in the Star Trek universe!) - personally I don't think this power really watches over us in the way traditional God does - but we become 'part' of this 'being' when we die - I guess that falls into Buddhism a little bit......

    2. Lady_E profile image82
      Lady_Eposted 8 years ago in reply to this

      smile I think there's a looooooooot thats already been shared on Forums regarding religion. (Some shared in peace and some with arrows flying) lol. I'm just curious to know how many religions there are these days. They seem to be growing in number...

      1. tantrum profile image60
        tantrumposted 8 years ago in reply to this

        Only christian- atheist 'thingy'. I'm fed up!

    3. rcisophie profile image54
      rcisophieposted 8 years ago in reply to this

      eh eh eh it seems almost impossible to discuss this or similar in peace, isn't it?
      But ok, here goes. I'm not follower of any «ism» let's get this clear, but I like to read some of Dalai Lama's things and I try to understand a bit about Buda and his teachings and more or less how Buddhism evolved and also about the similarities between Buda, his teachings, Jesus and his teachings and also with some glimpses on Hinduism.
      So... I'm saying that the teachings are not the same as the Buddhism or Catholicism or any organised religion.
      I believe you all know Buda's Story, at least by the film with Keanu Reeves.
      What is for me the most important things in Buda's teachings? First he doesn't make questions behind our possibilities, he preaches that all is in perpetual change (remember the greek Heraclit - Devir?) and that we can find the solution to our souffering and unhappiness within ourselfs, not in any other place.
      So we don't find in his teachings and Buddhism and superior Creator, a God that all rules. We find inside every human being the amazing possibility to became an enlightened one. We all have the Buddhicitta, the hability to find in ourselves the light and wisdom.
      And so he spent his live teaching this and meditation techniques to get there.
      At the light of Buddhism Jesus is like Buda, an enlightned one.

      But Attention, there are several points of view about this (like in almost all in the world smile )

  2. Misha profile image73
    Mishaposted 8 years ago

    I am Satanist Gnostic Discordian Fundamentalist Buddhist Kabbalist Scientologist, but I am not willing to discuss my beliefs tongue

    1. tantrum profile image60
      tantrumposted 8 years ago in reply to this

      sad

    2. frogdropping profile image84
      frogdroppingposted 8 years ago in reply to this

      Only because they're so complex they make your brain burst. You know you're only in it for the thrice weekly post-worship/flagellation/book thumping cups of tea and Selina wotsnames muffin thingies smile

      1. tantrum profile image60
        tantrumposted 8 years ago in reply to this

        They are not complex at all!. Maybe you do not understand them big_smile

        1. frogdropping profile image84
          frogdroppingposted 8 years ago in reply to this

          Singularly, no. Combined? wink

          And whether or not I understand others' beliefs is not an issue, for me.

          1. tantrum profile image60
            tantrumposted 8 years ago in reply to this

            For me either smile  All I want is another beliefs coming forward. I'm fed up with Christian-Atheist arguments ! sad

            1. frogdropping profile image84
              frogdroppingposted 8 years ago in reply to this

              lol Tantrum - what are you hoping for? The Church Of Cheesy Pies to step up? I'm sure with a mind like mine I can rustle one up wink

              The church. Not the pie.

              1. tantrum profile image60
                tantrumposted 8 years ago in reply to this

                I want people with guts enough as to say, i'm a satanist, discordian ,etc, and give some explanation as to why. big_smile

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                dennisemattposted 8 years ago in reply to this

                i can soooo make a cheesy pie

                1. tantrum profile image60
                  tantrumposted 8 years ago in reply to this

                    I'm sure you do a perfect cheesy pie! And it would be more tasty than all this nonsense in the relig. forum big_smile

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                    dennisemattposted 8 years ago in reply to this

                    oh, oops, how do i keep ending up in the religion forum?

  3. tantrum profile image60
    tantrumposted 8 years ago

    Agnostisism is the lack of belief, such as in Atheisim.
    Atheists I left aside asthey are all around in this forum contemding with christians LOL.I want to hear what other religions have to say.Thanks 4 posting, BTW smile

    1. SimeyC profile image89
      SimeyCposted 8 years ago in reply to this

      Not quite true - Agnostic is a 'belief in what you see' - so if God suddenly appeared in front of me and said 'Hi I'm God' then I'd believe.

      Some Agnostics believe in Angels as they've had experiences with Angels - etc...

      1. tantrum profile image60
        tantrumposted 8 years ago in reply to this

          There are different form of Agnosticism. What I meant was they don't belief in christian religions.  Anyway they discuss everything and don't believe just because. I think you're talking about Gnostics here

      2. ledefensetech profile image69
        ledefensetechposted 8 years ago in reply to this

        Gnostic Christianity is a form of Christianity that lost favor after the Council of Nicaea and was deemed heretical.  A library uncovered at Nag Hamadi contained fragments of Gnostic writings form the first through third centuries.  It's a form of Christianity that believes in hidden knowledge or knowledge that only a few have the wisdom to comprehend.  It's also more mystical than even the Eastern Orthodox form of Christianity, much less Roman or Protestant forms.   A Christian version of Sufism or Kababalah, if you will.

  4. Misha profile image73
    Mishaposted 8 years ago

    Every joke is just a partial joke. smile

    If you put all those (and others) together, you can easily see a few points where they undoubtedly converge. smile

    This could mean of course that they are up to something, but might as well mean we all have psychological commonalities smile

    1. tantrum profile image60
      tantrumposted 8 years ago in reply to this

        All very boring ! smile I need something new. What do you suggest then ?I want other religion's views

      1. Misha profile image73
        Mishaposted 8 years ago in reply to this

        Pasta gets my vote lately. RAmen wink

  5. frogdropping profile image84
    frogdroppingposted 8 years ago

    Ahhhh. I thought so but I figured you'd be pushing it a bit. Don't know about you but some folks like to keep their beliefs secret smile

    1. tantrum profile image60
      tantrumposted 8 years ago in reply to this

      Well ,everything is very boring lately!. I'm begining to believe human beings are such a bore! LOL Maybe It's the weather lol

      1. frogdropping profile image84
        frogdroppingposted 8 years ago in reply to this

        Then thank the Gods/deities/mother nature/evolution - for frogs smile

        1. tantrum profile image60
          tantrumposted 8 years ago in reply to this

          I will stick to animals smile

  6. smokenchic profile image58
    smokenchicposted 8 years ago
  7. goodfriendiam profile image54
    goodfriendiamposted 8 years ago

    Tantrum, Iam who Iam, that is my religion. I don't label myself with no mans ideas. Mine "religion" is free. Free as an Eagle, that flies  high as the sky, I have no teachings , and no beliefs. For I am love and loved and I am free and freedom. dee

    1. tantrum profile image60
      tantrumposted 8 years ago in reply to this

        Good 4 u ! smile Free spirits are the best

  8. Spaghetti Monster profile image60
    Spaghetti Monsterposted 8 years ago

    I offer shelter to refugees from all other faiths under my perpetually overflowing pasta bowl.

    With lashings of sauce for EVERYONE!

    So if you're unhappy with your previously chosen "ism", try Pastafarianism.
    We have a beer volcano and a stripper factory.
    You'll be VERY satisfied. Burp.

    (Except if you end up in my version of hell, where the beer is stale and the strippers have STD's)

    RAmen.

    1. tantrum profile image60
      tantrumposted 8 years ago in reply to this

        HELL of a religion!  big_smile  I've taste it. Delicious ! big_smile

    2. Lisa_Ann profile image55
      Lisa_Annposted 8 years ago in reply to this

      Lol!!!

  9. tantrum profile image60
    tantrumposted 8 years ago

    As it seems there isn't  any. lol
    So this religion forum is only for christians copying and pasting God's words, trying to prove His existence,words,  which by the way ,were written by humans; and atheists laughing at them for their attempts.
    What a sad 'forum world'!! Good Lord ! Wherever that Lord might be ! big_smile   lol

    1. rcisophie profile image54
      rcisophieposted 8 years ago in reply to this

      LOL
      I'll present now that famous political solution : no comments (or they will kick our ass)

      1. tantrum profile image60
        tantrumposted 8 years ago in reply to this

          lol  No comments lol

    2. Eaglekiwi profile image72
      Eaglekiwiposted 8 years ago in reply to this

      Why would Christians come to a place where the OP said...never mind lol crazy

  10. tantrum profile image60
    tantrumposted 8 years ago

    This  thread wasn't for christians.  As I said I'm fed up with them big_smile if you only take the trouble of reading before posting.... that would be wise. don't you think ! lol

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    zampanoposted 8 years ago

    relax tantrum.
    have a drink.
    the problem with "beliefs" is when one wants others
    to think like oneself...

    that's why one must have but few.
    all discussion on methaphysical matters can only be based on
    gasous argumentary. Fumes...

    1. tantrum profile image60
      tantrumposted 8 years ago in reply to this

        I'm very relaxed and having my drink...and believing in myself big_smile

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    zampanoposted 8 years ago

    each half loving the other...

    1. tantrum profile image60
      tantrumposted 8 years ago in reply to this

      Which half ? I thought I was a whole.....wonderful person! big_smile

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    \Brenda Scullyposted 8 years ago

    i thought you were a least a trinity ...... i belong to a strange enough religion, but it is christian....

  14. tantrum profile image60
    tantrumposted 8 years ago

    Because in the end, end, endless end, is fun big_smile

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      \Brenda Scullyposted 8 years ago in reply to this

      so you ae not bored anymore

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    dennisemattposted 8 years ago

    oh yeah. somebody told me i am a gnostic but i dont know that means.......

    1. tantrum profile image60
      tantrumposted 8 years ago in reply to this

        It means someone that believes mostly in methaphysics and theosofy and spiritual stuff.

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        dennisemattposted 8 years ago in reply to this

        metaWHAT? clearly someone overestimated me, or had no idea what they were talking about.   did you write s. crap  book on purpose on your hubs?

        1. tantrum profile image60
          tantrumposted 8 years ago in reply to this

            Yes. And it suits me ,as somebody have called me a 'Peace of crap' in politics  today ! and I didn't mispelled, he said 'peace' lol

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            dennisemattposted 8 years ago in reply to this

            ha ha ha so funny. you should try to spell correctly when insulting someone ha ha

          2. Anti-Valentine profile image92
            Anti-Valentineposted 8 years ago in reply to this

            Like as in "peace of mind" lol That's so funny.

            1. tantrum profile image60
              tantrumposted 8 years ago in reply to this

              I hope he gets his 'peace' of mind after I replied big_smile

              1. Anti-Valentine profile image92
                Anti-Valentineposted 8 years ago in reply to this

                And what was your reply? Would you have to censor it to print it here? I want to know.

                1. tantrum profile image60
                  tantrumposted 8 years ago in reply to this

                  look in politics theObama pro israel , 2 last posts

  16. Anti-Valentine profile image92
    Anti-Valentineposted 8 years ago

    @tantrum

    He sounds like quite a character.

    D'oh! You edited and I read the wrong thread. This guy sounds like quite a character too.

    1. tantrum profile image60
      tantrumposted 8 years ago in reply to this

        terrible character!

  17. IntimatEvolution profile image80
    IntimatEvolutionposted 8 years ago

    I find the Buddhist base philosophy to be quite amazing.  Though I kind of understand that it's not a religion, but to me I believe it is.  I would love to read anyone else's thoughts on Buddhism.  Is it a religion?  If not, why?  Because to me, it reads, feels, breathes like a religion, other than the fact that it not hateful like Christianity is.

    1. rosariomontenegro profile image78
      rosariomontenegroposted 8 years ago in reply to this

      I don´t imagine how a theory and praxis that has salvation as a minimum goal can be called "not a religion" ...
      Maybe it's tagged as "not a religion" because Buddhism does not speak of a creator God. But Buddhism has a definite sphere of the divine. Or maybe because Lord Buddha said not to believe his words ... just to try them and see if it works for you. I understand that for some people it's hard to accept that a religion which does not demand faith is a religion.

      Buddhism not hateful? Of course the word of the Buddha is not hateful at all, on the contrary, it brings to the world the antidote to hatred, Lord Buddha was the first person to preach that it´s harmful and useless to try to take revenge from your enemies.

      But remember, one thing is the word of Lord Buddha, another thing are the actions of followers ... some of them are just nominally followers and forget to keep a peaceful mind towards everybody. We are all human with human weaknesses no doubt.

  18. Jerami profile image74
    Jeramiposted 8 years ago

    I would like to answer the original Question from my prospective. How about if every religion on the face of the earth has one origin, "Pagans" and "Atheist"  included.   But "WE", My denomination and yours (who ever you are),  have risen to a higher level of awareness!!!!!! ... No matter which denomination that you are. Do we agree that our denomination is the best??  Of course we do !
    ...  Y divided by 14 = 1 + P x 4  = Religiosity with a whole lot of interpretation piled on top. There are 1,000,000 interpretations of the Everyone's HOLY scripture. And everyone agrees that THERE IS ONLY ONE TRUTH. DON'T we ??  I've heard WHAT ya SAID before, of course we can agree on THAT. 
    ONE TRUTH ?   We ain't gonna find it unless we return to our first love. The original, uninterpreted version. !!!
    ...  "I AM".  did all of it. From beginning to end. It's all his fault and it is all to his credit.  Now if I can just get him to pay my speeding ticket ??? DOES ANY ONE KNOW HIS
    "real"  NAME AND ADRESS ?

 
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