How can religion help a lost man to find the purpose of his life?
Religion, when not warped by a third party, can be very uplifting and inspiring. It is the nature of religious texts to be worded in such a way that they can be read differently depending on background or mood of the person reading them.
That flexible nature to the texts can often help people see a new way of looking at their life, a different path to their goals, or even just a way to come to terms with a problem or loss that is keeping them from advancing.
However, that same flexibility is easily shaped by anger, rage, fear, and hatred. Something to be careful you don't allow to happen since it will cause more problems than it solves.
Hi Char, you are right about the flexibility of the religious texts. I would like to know any excerpt from any scripture that you know of which can help me find answer for my question.
Not knowing you, your situation, or your understanding of any single religion, much less all of them, I can offer you no answer. All I can offer is to pick up a text and just start reading. Something will speak to you if you are open to it.
I feel I qualify for being included in the 'lost man' category, and therefore---My opinion about religion helping find my purpose, could qualify me to give my opinion on the question,
I have, for the past several weeks, had a elevated interest in the question, but for some reason---My questions and searches have not been centered around religion. I believe the reason I am not drawn to a religious type of roadmap, is primarily because of the many (religious zealot vs. atheist vs. agnostic vs. 'Simply the Truth') type of posts on this site have put me off almost exclusively from---the religious arguments of those posts.
I have been become more and more drawn to a type of truth (to me) that rings true with me. If I really, really put my life in the perspective of what I mean in the totality of my reality---I AM and that's it!!!
Hi Aliswell, I appreciate your crisp answer. I want you advice on something. Is it safe to assume that we all exist in this world without any one single specific purpose?
Safe indeed Garav! I am believing more and more everyday that we Simply Exist.
"Everything is determined by forces over which we have no control."
Interesting!! Can you tell me a little more about how you discovered this fascinating axiom of life that we 'Simply exist.'
by Cagsil 8 years ago
Hello Religious folks,I have just came to a nasty self-realization thanks to another religious thread.I have determined that anyone who practices any religious view, which deems a higher cause other than humanity, is down right SELFISH in their action, regardless of what they do.Your moral...
by Sheila 9 years ago
What is the true purpose of religion/spirituality? To bind us with rules, or to open our hearts and our minds?Where does atheism fit into the above? Does tolerance go hand in hand with enlightenment, and if so, how do we promote enlightenment (in whatever form it takes) over dogmatic...
by Castlepaloma 4 weeks ago
Is Religion an addiction?When battling addictions to common vices like alcohol, drugs or sex, we think, “If only we could get addicted to something good.”Even a positive addiction in any form can throws you off the balance too. Better for everything in moderation.Is being a little...
by Helna 5 years ago
What On Earth Am I Here For?
by radixwatch 4 years ago
Does religion is the only way to find life's purpose?
by bg jojo 3 years ago
I was just washing one of my favorite animations on this subject and I was wondering what everyone elses' view on this question.
Copyright © 2018 HubPages Inc. and respective owners. Other product and company names shown may be trademarks of their respective owners. HubPages® is a registered Service Mark of HubPages, Inc. HubPages and Hubbers (authors) may earn revenue on this page based on affiliate relationships and advertisements with partners including Amazon, Google, and others.
|HubPages Device ID||This is used to identify particular browsers or devices when the access the service, and is used for security reasons.|
|Login||This is necessary to sign in to the HubPages Service.|
|HubPages Traffic Pixel||This is used to collect data on traffic to articles and other pages on our site. Unless you are signed in to a HubPages account, all personally identifiable information is anonymized.|
|Remarketing Pixels||We may use remarketing pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to advertise the HubPages Service to people that have visited our sites.|
|Conversion Tracking Pixels||We may use conversion tracking pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to identify when an advertisement has successfully resulted in the desired action, such as signing up for the HubPages Service or publishing an article on the HubPages Service.|