Do you merely follow a religion or understand it too ?

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  1. Harishprasad profile image81
    Harishprasadposted 5 years ago

    Do you merely follow a religion or understand it too ?

    I am amazed to see that generally people follow a religion without assimilating substance or real meaning hidden behind the subtle structures created by the wise of the ages gone by. What do you think ? I am curious to know.

  2. edhan profile image60
    edhanposted 5 years ago

    I do research on what I believe in and had some personal experiences as well. It is always best to question and seek the answers for what you are to believe in. It is through understanding and knowing then you will be devoted and appreciate it.

    1. Harishprasad profile image81
      Harishprasadposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      ethan, thanks for such a response. I think a very few among us think on these lines and behave as free thinkers in the matters of religion.

  3. electronician profile image79
    electronicianposted 5 years ago

    Because the very natureof belonging to a religion is that its about being a follower and conforming - not about seeking real meaning.

    1. Harishprasad profile image81
      Harishprasadposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      electronician, thanks. I appreciate your honest comment but I am not sure if other religious people also think so.

  4. thumbi7 profile image64
    thumbi7posted 5 years ago

    By birth I follow certain religion. I don't follow all the rituals because I don't find any meaning in them. To me people around are living Gods and Goddesses and being nice to them and helping them whenever possible is the greatest faith.

    1. Harishprasad profile image81
      Harishprasadposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      thumbi7, your outlook is so innocent that I envy you. Still, you will be aware that one guy named Sidharth left his palace, wife, kid and all princely comforts to know the essence of life. Dear,simplicity is your religion and I respect it with awe.

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    JThomp42posted 5 years ago

    I do not follow a religion per say. I worship a God that has been so loving that he has sent his son Jesus Christ so that if we accept we we may be saved. As far as a set of "rules" I follow, no. I follow the teachings of the Bible, no what man interprets.

    1. Harishprasad profile image81
      Harishprasadposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      JThomp 42, I have utmost regard for your impeccable faith in Jesus Christ. A guy who understands teachings of Christ is, no doubt, sitting on the lap of God Himself. Very nice response and I am sure God speaks when we speak well.

    2. profile image0
      JThomp42posted 5 years agoin reply to this

      God bless you my friend!

  6. lone77star profile image84
    lone77starposted 5 years ago

    I disagreed with my grandfather's church. He was a Southern Baptist minister. What my father read out loud to the family of reincarnation and karma connected with me so much more powerfully.

    I studied Scientology, then Buddhism, Judaism, Kabbalah, Taoism and finally Christianity. I could not follow something without understanding. I didn't have to understand everything about it, but I had to have a solid foundation, otherwise I could be building a life on quicksand.

    With my broad religious studies, I have come to understand so much more about the Truth behind Christianity -- truths that my grandfather never knew.

    I have seem dozens of miracles and have come to understand the true relationship of science and religion. I have found hidden in the Bible a timeline compatible with those of science. I have discovered the true culprit behind God's need for Noah's Flood -- the target of the Flood.

    But more than anything, I discovered the importance of humility and a perpetual hunger for answers, plus a comfort with change. Too many people don't want to change. They want a simple answer. But on the long and narrow journey to spiritual reawakening, they are like the person who takes one step, sits down and blocks the path. They are comfortable having taken one step and too lazy to take any more.

    1. Harishprasad profile image81
      Harishprasadposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      lone 77star, I am really indebted to you for your kind and elaborated response. I sincerely wish that you get real insight in your pursuit to know the real purpose behind our whole existence and essence of God. Your statement really made me to think.


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