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If you had to follow another religion other than your own, which would it be? Wh

  1. Ranzi profile image82
    Ranziposted 5 years ago

    If you had to follow another religion other than your own, which would it be? Why?

    Even if you don't believe in religion and had to choose.

  2. SidKemp profile image95
    SidKempposted 5 years ago

    Gee - I follow so many, already. Dropping the ones I follow leaves out Buddhism, Christianity, and Judaism. If I had to drop all three, I think I'd be a pagan!

    May we all find wisdom everywhere!

  3. backporchstories profile image80
    backporchstoriesposted 5 years ago

    Most faiths say you can only follow one, so I suppose that is the purpose of this question.  In my life, I walk what is known as two worlds; that as a follower of Jesus' teachings and that of the Native Lakota Indian ways, known as the Red Road.  It is often difficult to be in both worlds with strict teachings, but I beleive I have satisfied my spirit by experiencing both pathes.  But if both these pathes were not there for a choice, I think I would look to the Jewish Faith, that is rich in traditions and pride.

  4. Rhiannon Schaefer profile image59
    Rhiannon Schaeferposted 5 years ago

    I honestly can't answer this question... It's very interesting to think about though. But I was raised on an open mind, open world concept and ended up having a soft spot for all religions. The ones I'm most attatched to would have to by my traditional greek paganism and a few Native American ways... so I'd have to say if I had to pick just one to be instead, it would be buddhism.

  5. cat on a soapbox profile image98
    cat on a soapboxposted 5 years ago

    I would be a Pantheist if I could not follow Christianity and the teachings of Jesus. In this belief, nature and God are interchangeable. I have a tremendous respect for nature and living things and great faith in her sustainability outside of human hands.

    1. SidKemp profile image95
      SidKempposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      You might enjoy Panenthiest Christianity, with is an orthodox view within Christianity that focuses on God's immanence in all things, while also recognizing His transcendence.

  6. Pandapocalypse profile image74
    Pandapocalypseposted 5 years ago

    If I ever grew tired of my current beliefs I would be an agnostic/atheist. My reasoning is that if I was so convinced that my current faith is wrong, I'd be unlikely to trust another belief system again.

  7. Vegas Elias profile image27
    Vegas Eliasposted 5 years ago

    I really do not follow any religion though I am born a Catholic. I converted to Islam but in no avail. Same old stories even there. If I am told to leave it, that would be my luckiest day because then I would not be following any religion.
    Reason for this is that I have learnt that 75 to 90 percent of all religious beliefs are man made assumptions based on irrational things. I would like to be just a human being.
    Another reason is that I feel that God does not have any religion. So why should I even if I believe in a supreme Godhead.

    1. backporchstories profile image80
      backporchstoriesposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      Interesting thought in the last paragraph!

    2. Shanaaya profile image60
      Shanaayaposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      U converted to Islam,and you still day something like this.. You are not close enough to God then... i do agree each of us has a different point of view..but the fact that you converted from one religion to another (Islam)stil u say smthng like that

    3. SidKemp profile image95
      SidKempposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      Vegas, I honor the courage of your search. God, the Creator and Sustainer of the world, has no religion, & also clearly allows all of us to have one, or several, or none. Each religion (and none) has been a way back to the Godhead for some. Godsp

    4. Ranzi profile image82
      Ranziposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      Shanaaya I'm not sure what you are trying to say to Vegas Elias?

  8. DzyMsLizzy profile image96
    DzyMsLizzyposted 5 years ago

    I don't "do" religion.  If some agency tried to force me--I'd tell them where to stick their concept, and if they killed me for it, then I'd be out of here and free, not having to live a lie.

  9. Mazzy Bolero profile image79
    Mazzy Boleroposted 5 years ago

    I would probably be a pagan because I love nature and I'd like to go and dance at Stonehenge at the Summer Solstice.

    I was once considering Buddhism, as statistics show that Buddhists commit far fewer crimes than those of other religions (not that I'm drawn to commit crimes, it just seemed a good thing) and Buddhists always seemed to be a bit chilled and serene. I personally must have listened to hundreds of meditations without once getting serene, so this seemed appealing.  However, one day I saw a photograph of Buddhist monks with their tongues split down the middle.  They did this with razor blades and without anesthetics. They would curl their split tongues back around their soft palate to block their nostrils from the rear, as they believed that this would enable them to reach a higher spiritual state. At that moment I realized that Buddhism was just as bonkers as any other religion.

    I am theoretically a Christian, but not a church-goer, and I think how you act in this world towards your fellow man counts far more than what you say or claim to believe.  Enjoy life if you can, make a positive contribution to life on earth and appreciate the earth and your fellow beings. Then it doesn't matter what religion you are.

    1. SidKemp profile image95
      SidKempposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      I'm a Buddhist, and yet I have to agree, if those monks did what you say, then those Buddhists are as bonkers as practitioners of any other religion. Then again, some people are bonkers, and people are everywhere.