I'm told that, technically, Buddhism is not a religion. Of course, there appears to be lots of ritual, as there is in other major religions, but I particularly like the tenet supposedly uttered by Siddartha Guautama, the Buddha, along these lines.
"Do not take my word for it. Try it for yourself. If it works for you, then it is true." He was talking about the various realizations about the self which come about by self-examination; not so much by cerebral thinking as by deep meditation.
Now in my 27th year of regular, twice a day meditation, I'm finding out by first hand experience that we truly are much greater than our bodies and thoughts.
I'm not a believer myself but if I was to partake of the peoples' opium, I'd be quite interested in the Quakers.
Religion? What is this term? I dont practice Religion! I Preach Jesus! And Jesus is no Religion!
John 14:6 "Jesus answered, “I am the way and the truth and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me."
Simple Truth - its no Religion, man has made Religion and that too so many different religions! ehhhhh!
A beautiful Living Relationships between Our Father - The Creator, Jesus His Son our Redeemer & our Brother and Holy Spirit our Comforter. All in All! & we in Them.. how lovely to know this.
What r these Terms "Born Again,Believer"? If 1 was really then i think we know what is Christianity. Land of Egypt is where we come from but the Canaan's Land is Blessed by our God. Restoring God's Kingdom into our Lives - Christianity is not Religio
Christianity, because it seems to mean so many different concepts to so many different people. To some it is grace through faith and others believe you have to do special works to get to heaven...it just fascinates me, how even within the same sect such as the "baptist" church opinions can differ so greatly.
John 15:5 I am the vine, ye are the branches: He that abideth in me,and I in him,the same bringeth forth much fruit:for without me ye can do nothing. - Christianity is not a Religion its Grace,Mercy & Love of God Communication through His Holy Sp
Seriously I am a christian, the reason I have some doubts about religions (I mean all of them) is that they all teaches us to be different - Christianity yes I learn a lot about it but It is, in my own opinion, did not suggest that we should create religion but to love - to love others as much as we love ourselves - not to do things that I don't want happen to myself.
buddhism is by far the most interesting but like Tusitala Tom said, it's not really a religion. i find all religions interesting though because i find it fascinating how easily they are used to con people.
The Christian religion is the one I am the most comfortable with and think it is the most interesting.
I find something to appreciate in almost all religions.
I use meditation and the principles of Buddhism in my daily life, because they are practical and as several others have said, non-coercive. I don't like to be threatened into belief, no matter who is doing the threatening. I feel if you have something genuine to offer and you have a good heart, threats and insults are not necessary.
I was raised Catholic, still believe in the main tenets of Christianity, and am very interested in Hinduism. When I was in college, I had an English lit teacher who was a Hindu woman. She was brilliant and so kind. We read the Mahabharata and parts of the Bhagavad Gita, and some parts of the Vedas. Hinduism is the most ancient of all the organized religions and is incredibly rich and complex.
In general I feel that people spend too much time pointing out the differences in religious teachings instead of emphasizing how similar all religions are at the level of contemplative practice. This causes unnecessary division and strife.
Religion is a tool to help guide human beings toward the Divine. Like any tool, it can be misused.
The essential thing to remember is that not every problem is a nail. So if you have a decent hammer, use it judiciously and it all works out.
Again i say Christianity is not Religion! Men creates religion. And people are foolish to create false god and run behind them to worship. Check out the 10 Commandments. Sad to know they run from the Truth of their Creator! Jesus Forgive such a mind!
The most interesting religion to me is Christianity because it is my own. I could read all day about the differing doctrines and ideologies based on the Christian principles and values. I believe in Christianity which makes it intriguing--interesting enough to follow for my entire life and see where it takes me in the next.
Within Christianity my faith of course intrigues me the most. As a Latter-day Saint I find satisfaction in knowing there are so many parts of Christendom to explore that I never ever have to venture outside of it unless I want to see what goes on in other religious traditions. There is so much controversy with Christendom I don't have to leave it though.
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