What religion are you and why?

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  1. SuccessfromHome profile image59
    SuccessfromHomeposted 12 years ago

    What religion are you and why?

    I've been doing research and it seems the more research I do, the more questions I have.....

  2. tHErEDpILL profile image85
    tHErEDpILLposted 12 years ago

    After your 'research' you have to do some 'mesearch.'  Find out what you believe based on what you have witnessed within your own life as opposed to what other feel.  Take everything you learned from your studies and mash it with what you have seen, heard, tasted, touched, felt with your own mind and body.  Personally my religion is philosophy (hard to explain).  Basically I believe in God but I don't know about the rest.  If you get the chance check out my forum in the religion room, you can't miss it, in less than a week I think it has like 300 replies.

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    AMBASSADOR BUTLERposted 12 years ago

    Christianity. GOD chosen me to fulfill and complete my ultimate purpose in life on the earth through my 3 articles and answering questions on hubpages. On August 1, 1982 A.D. a Sunday morning GOD shown me in a vision the other side of death. It is glorious.

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    sunny5555posted 12 years ago

    I am a Christian, I look outside and see what has been created.

  5. souleru profile image61
    souleruposted 12 years ago

    Atheist, but I'm interested in other religions like I am interested in other cultures.

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    Giselle Maineposted 12 years ago

    Christian.  Because either Jesus was a) the Son of God or else b) he was a regular human who preached heresy. He wasn't just a 'good teacher' and nothing more.  Based on his actions and his words from the Bible, I believe he is the Son of God. 

    A good quote to sum it up from French philosopher Jean Jaques Rousseau: "The doings of Socrates, which no-one doubts, are less well attested than those of Jesus Christ"  - from Emile, or On Education (1762)

  7. Torch Harrison profile image71
    Torch Harrisonposted 12 years ago

    I'm a mormon.  Why?  Because after years of searching I discovered that modern Christianity is a one-way ticket to apostacy. Been in Christian churches where they discuss everything BUT the Bible...folks making business deals in the pews and preachers stealing parishoners blind so they can live high off the hog.  The scholars could not explain all the contradictions in the Bible and ask a preacher about it and all you get is claptrap about having 'faith'. Keep on asking questions and you either get the 'athiest' badge or removed from the church and shunned. But the mormons have answers to all those pesky questions...and now the whole thing makes sense.  Having just the Bible alone is like having half of the story of some event.  You really can't understand it until you've got the whole thing.  We call ourselves Latter Day Saints because Joseph Smith figured it out that the word "Christian" has so much bad baggage that he prudently left it out of the name of the church.  I'm happy in my faith and I really don't care what anyone thinks. All my philosopher friends are puzzled to this day why I chose the LDS church...all they need to do is read Talmage's "Jesus the Christ" for an understanding.

  8. Mr. Happy profile image72
    Mr. Happyposted 12 years ago

    Yes, Amiga ... the more you know, the more you need to know: you ate out of the tree of knowledge, it happens ...
    I think that is the beauty of Life though, it is the journey that matters, when we learn lessons and experience joy ... or pain. In our quest for knowledge, for the "right" religion ... we grow as spirits and/or as human beings.
    I have no religion. I believe in the Law of One and I value the Spirit of Life wherever it may be found. I pray to the Great Spirit and Mother Earth.

       May Wakan Tanka walk with You!

  9. mintinfo profile image66
    mintinfoposted 12 years ago

    Spiritual and not religious. I've studied the history of religion and it left me feeling traumatized. Religion makes it seem as though humans are inherently evil and have to be cleansed of our impurities.

    Spirituality connects me with creation in a way where nothing and no one is greater than anyone else. God is the Pure Energy that flows infinitely throught all existence.

  10. Thesource profile image67
    Thesourceposted 12 years ago

    I prefer to go beyond religion in search of the truth.

    Religions are imperfect and is intertwined with politics and social myths. Sure there are some truths in each religion.

    I found going beyond religion is far more rewarding than being constrained by it.

    I feel that God would like a personal one to one relationship with each of us. He always respects my free-will.
    This experience of seeking him without religious boundaries has filled me with the joy, the love and the truth only God can give you in person.

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    sereneeposted 12 years ago

    The Baha'i Faith.   I believe its true.

  12. onegoodwoman profile image68
    onegoodwomanposted 12 years ago

    I am a Christian...........simply, because, I do so believe that......

    God made me, and Jesus saved me.............

    no more, and no less.............all else is in the details,  I am a bottom line kind of thinker, and that is the bottom line............

  13. jcnasia profile image61
    jcnasiaposted 12 years ago

    I’m a Christian, and here's two reasons why.  First, the resurrection of Jesus is a historical fact.  Second, the Christian Worldview satisfactory answers in a holistic manner the questions: where do we come from, where are we going, and what should we be doing between the two.  Unlike naturalistic philosophy, it doesn't force me to make an irrational leap of faith to resolve the contradiction that everything is basically a machine and yet my experience shows me that there exists beauty, love, meaning, etc.

  14. ii3rittles profile image78
    ii3rittlesposted 12 years ago

    I have no religion. I have a spirituality. There's a huge difference. Religion is based on "good deeds" to please a said "god". Most people confuse the two. I am a Christian, but Christianity is not a religion. Its not based on doing good deeds to go to Heaven, Its based on God and His rules, The 10 Commandments. While Catholic's believe you get into heaven based on how "good" you are, much like other religions, Christianity is more about, how not "good" you are. To be a "good" person by definition is to be as Jesus was, which is free of sin. No human walking this earth today is sinless. We can all try, but we all lie or think things that we shouldn't. This is why having Jesus Christ is important in Christianity.

    I am a Christian because I know I am not perfect, worthy and I make mistakes. God is willing to forgive me, thru Jesus Christ because he died for everyone's sins. People make such a big deal out of Christian's being hypocrites and shoving their beliefs down other people's throats. A true Christian, knows God's law and abides by it the best he/she can. As a Christian, I am in no place to judge gays, atheists, murders, whores, or people of another belief. Although I don't agree with what they do, it doesn't make "me" right. It's not about what I like or hate, Its about God, and often Christian's forget this. I sometimes don't even like to call myself a Christian because of what said "Christians" do, but again, I am in no place to judge.

    Its okay to have questions. Find your spiritual path to God, not your religion, is the best advice I can give. smile

  15. carolp profile image80
    carolpposted 12 years ago

    I am a Roman Catholic. My parents brought me up believing in God and it makes my life and principles stronger in dealing with the challenges of life with love, harmony and joy.

  16. zzron profile image59
    zzronposted 12 years ago


    I'm not religious, I am a Christian who was brought up in the Baptist Church and I believe it is common sense to be a Christian and to believe in the teachings of Jesus Christ who advised us not to be to concered with religion but to follow him.

  17. Aley Martin profile image66
    Aley Martinposted 12 years ago

    Religion is so limiting and judgmental. I also prefer spiritual, as I am not a "sheep" who needs to follow anyone or anything. I am my own person. I saw someone quote Rousseau below and I think he and Voltaire were the most open-minded men.

    Jesus was a cool Jewish teacher would did not wish to be worshiped. People ignore that about him. He, like Buddha and Mohammed were facilitators of truth. They all asked not to be put on a pedestal. Too bad people ignore those things they said.

    I grew up Christian and in NH that meant a kind and loving God. When I lived in the south, it meant a judgmental angry one and the followers were the worst of all. I studied Hinduism, Judaism, Buddhism and native American spirituality, then paganism, and others....I would say my spiritual beliefs are like the Dalai Lama's: my belief is kindness....and loving and understanding and forgiving. Above all people who have to say "I am a Christian" drive me nuts! Makes others feel as though they are below them...which his never true. We are all one manifestation of the divine presence, no matter what we believe.

  18. Sylvia's Thoughts profile image82
    Sylvia's Thoughtsposted 12 years ago

    First, I consider it an insult to be called a "religious" person. The Pharisees were religious and look at the things they did! Religious people are full of traditions and rituals. I am a Christian. For me, that is not a religion, but a way of life. I believe Jesus is the Son of God, and I believe that the Bible is the divine Word of God. Christianity is not something that I can put on or take off. It is not something that I wear only on Sunday. It does not mean that I am perfect, only forgiven. It means that everyday I strive to love my fellow man, and judge. It means that even though I may not love or embrace your lifestyle or your choices, I love you. It means that I make every effort to walk my talk.

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    Guantaposted 12 years ago

    I was borh into the Roman Catholic religion since that was my parents' practice.  However, many years ago I became a believer and I only follow the Lord Jesus, not having a need for 'religion' anymore.

  20. SuccessfromHome profile image59
    SuccessfromHomeposted 12 years ago


  21. TopicaNew profile image61
    TopicaNewposted 12 years ago

    I am a child of Christ or Christian. I attend a Southern Baptist Church. I have a personal relationship with Christ, because he is my Savior and guides my life every day.

  22. sunitibahl9 profile image62
    sunitibahl9posted 12 years ago

    i belong to the religion called humanity. because all religions teach that God is one. i havent seen God. but i have seen people who worship him. I have seen people to help others. So, for me humanity is the one and foremost religion

  23. Doc Snow profile image89
    Doc Snowposted 12 years ago

    Unitarian Universalist.

    Why?  Because UUs believe, not in a fixed dogma, but in a 'free and responsible search for meaning.'  That phrase captures both the freedom of conscience and the call to moral accountability that I cherish.

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    kat74posted 12 years ago

    I'm a christian, was born in a christian family and grew up in it. I don't like to discuss  religion because people have different views about  it. Each man or woman has a faith they believe in and there are others who don't believe in any.

    I truly believe that Christ come and died for my sins, that's way I always have a second chance of repentance and God forgives me and forgets. There is no peace like the peace you get when you believe and have faith in you lord.

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    lavender3957posted 12 years ago

    I am of no religion. I have my church in my heart. Two or three are a church that join together to learn the Bible. My family came from many traditions of religion and I found that I am more comfortable with keepin church in my heart and sharing and learning from others. I have been jew, catholic, baptist, luthran and methodist, not to mention a few more. And all were different but related to the Bible of God. So this is what I do now.

  26. JLBender profile image73
    JLBenderposted 12 years ago

    I am Catholic. This is sad, but the reason why is probably because I was raised that way. I believe it and follow the religion and I am happy that I do, but I was never really given the choice to find what is best for me.


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