Satanists, Gnostics, Discordians, Fundamentalists, Buddhists, Kabbalists and Scientologists, who would like to discuss or share their beliefs in peace ? Who goes first ?
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......
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...
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 )
I am Satanist Gnostic Discordian Fundamentalist Buddhist Kabbalist Scientologist, but I am not willing to discuss my beliefs
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
They are not complex at all!. Maybe you do not understand them
Singularly, no. Combined?
And whether or not I understand others' beliefs is not an issue, for me.
For me either All I want is another beliefs coming forward. I'm fed up with Christian-Atheist arguments !
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
The church. Not the pie.
I want people with guts enough as to say, i'm a satanist, discordian ,etc, and give some explanation as to why.
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
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...
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
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.
Every joke is just a partial joke.
If you put all those (and others) together, you can easily see a few points where they undoubtedly converge.
This could mean of course that they are up to something, but might as well mean we all have psychological commonalities
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
Well ,everything is very boring lately!. I'm begining to believe human beings are such a bore! LOL Maybe It's the weather
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
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)
As it seems there isn't any.
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 !
I'll present now that famous political solution : no comments (or they will kick our ass)
Why would Christians come to a place where the OP said...never mind crazy
This thread wasn't for christians. As I said I'm fed up with them if you only take the trouble of reading before posting.... that would be wise. don't you think !
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...
i thought you were a least a trinity ...... i belong to a strange enough religion, but it is christian....
oh yeah. somebody told me i am a gnostic but i dont know that means.......
It means someone that believes mostly in methaphysics and theosofy and spiritual stuff.
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?
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'
ha ha ha so funny. you should try to spell correctly when insulting someone ha ha
Like as in "peace of mind" That's so funny.
I hope he gets his 'peace' of mind after I replied
He sounds like quite a character.
D'oh! You edited and I read the wrong thread. This guy sounds like quite a character too.
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.
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.
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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