What religion do you follow and/or fall into and why is it special to you?
This is a question that should remain free of arguments and opinions on others beliefs! I want answers from each of you that do not insult, or reference towards others answers. Religion in many ways is a beautiful thing, and a lot of people focus too much on the negative connotations involved nowadays! Lets let each other know what we believe, and why we feel that way! Lets let our guard down and remind ourselves of the beauty of our faiths!
I do not follow a religion. I suppose you could call me Christian, as I do follow Christ but I do not believe in religious rituals or denominations. Christ discouraged such behavior. I do attend a church, and the church itself is non-denominational. We just look at exactly what is written in the Bible.
I became a Christian about a year and a half ago, but not on any specific day. It took a long time and a lot of research for me to start to warm up to the idea that perhaps there really was a God out there. I am still researching, still learning. I have accepted that God is there, and I trust what Jesus taught but it doesn't mean my learning should end. I think that is the most important part about faith besides the faith itself. Educate yourself always, never turn a blind eye, especially in matters of faith. I believe that we need to work to build logical coherent belief systems, that coincide with what we know and understand in the world. That does not mean we need to understand every aspect of our faith, a God completely understood is a god man made. The God I am getting to know it so immensely out of our realm of understanding, but I want to try and understand as much as I can.
Anyways I feel I rambled a bit, and I don't know if I properly answered your question but there you have it.
My father has actually spent the better part of his life studying religion, and as he has done so I have followed him along his journey so to speak as we have always come to discuss what his findings have been along the way. And no matter where he has gone or what particular religion he has studied, there is one thing that always holds, that there seems to be truths laced through all of them. Although this goes against the more popular belief that most participating in religion hold, that their way is right while everyone else has been mistaken, I myself have never partaken to that belief.
I think we as individuals are so unique and experience the world in so many different ways and there are so many different aspects to religion and so many different ways in which it has been interpreted. Some will assemble under one mode of understanding and worship and will find that fits their lifestyle and character, others will assemble in another direction, and for the same reasons. Perhaps they all hold a piece of the puzzle, but to pick one and discredit all others would seem to ignore a large piece of human experience.
I think to look at the benefits of all religions is my best practice at this point. I am always in a state of observing, analyzing and studying what it means to hold religion and how best that picture is practiced. I think the world moves in mysterious ways, and for me that way isn’t so easily defined that there is one particular classification of religion that I can point to and say without certain, they exactly have it right and to the exclusion of all others. Maybe one day, maybe not, but in the meantime I think I practice the religion of humanity. If there is one thing I have come to realize, it is that everything we do matters, and everything we do has probably more impact than we know.
I am a Christian, but non-denominational. I search for truth and try to clear away any dogma.
I started out grandson to a Southern Baptist minister and son to a student of Eastern Mysticism and all spiritual thought.
I spent years studying Scientology, then Buddhism, Judaism, Kabbalah, Taoism and finally Christianity.
I have gained a great deal from each of these. But Jesus was an Enlightened one who returned to Earth to help us wake up. He was a "seasoned" child of God. Buddha, on the other hand, was "merely" a freshly reborn child of God. Jesus has more to offer, because he comes to us from a position of greater experience and power -- at "one" with God.
There are so many perversions of every religion. It's hard, sometimes, to discern the difference between "sweet words" and "truth."
I'm a Spiritualist Christian. In other words, I find God in my own way while accepting Jesus as my savior. I don't make judgments on others based on their religion for it's not supposed to be that way, but I don't believe anyone what's to be judged based on what they believe or at all for that matter.
I'm generally the kind of guy who accepts everybody. Doesn't mean I like everybody, I've hated people in the past, but it was based off their actions and nothing else. But we all move forward and work on being better than we were the day before.
I do not believe in denominational religion. I am a very spiritual person saved by God's grace through the blood of his son Jesus Christ. I try my best daily and strive to please. But, Fall short as we all do in the flesh. For the soul will be saved, but the flesh will remain to sin. Our punishment for this is death of the flesh. Our saved souls will live forever with God the Father for eternity.
All religions are same and have same teachings. The way of revealing is only different. We must respect to all religion. God is one and religion is only the means to reach Him or to follow His preachings. This is what I think.
I was born a Hindu, but I renounced religion long ago. I do go to temples, churches, mosques, gurudwaras and other holy places of worship as I feel a positive vibe about these places. However, I do not call myself religious. I do consider myself spiritual. I meditate a lot and I do believe in one supreme invisible power which governs the entire universe. I don't know what to call it, so I call it god. At the same time, I also believe that god and satan, both are in myself. My actions show the god or satanic component in me.
I firmly believe that any organized religion is a hindrance to achieve enlightenment (of course, I don't intend to become a saint some day). Most rituals and traditions however have a meaning to them, godly or not. I personally love many religious rituals and traditions, because they are beautiful. I think many of these rituals can also be disassociated from religion, but can be seen as beautiful and meaningful in themselves.
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