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What is your religious belief or not?

  1. profile image0
    lyricsingrayposted 8 years ago

    I am curious

    This is not to label anyone

    Nor to start a 'who's right and who's wrong" discussion.

    Just simply if you follow a religion,which one and if not, cool.

    Personally, I was not raised with religion than converted to Judaism for marriage - left that in my divorce and just in the last year am studying Buddhism which I think is the right fit for me.

    And you?

    ps-thanks

    1. double_frick profile image60
      double_frickposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      i have a lot of ideas. smile

      1. ASHWINSPGA profile image59
        ASHWINSPGAposted 8 years agoin reply to this

        You want to share them with us? smile

    2. Freya Cesare profile image75
      Freya Cesareposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      Muslim by my own choice big_smile

  2. AEvans profile image79
    AEvansposted 8 years ago

    Christian smile

  3. Misha profile image75
    Mishaposted 8 years ago

    or not smile

    1. AEvans profile image79
      AEvansposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      Christian big_smile

      1. Ohma profile image75
        Ohmaposted 8 years agoin reply to this

        or not

        1. AEvans profile image79
          AEvansposted 8 years agoin reply to this

          Christian, hehehehehehe big_smile

          1. Freya Cesare profile image75
            Freya Cesareposted 8 years agoin reply to this

            or not. :p

          2. Freya Cesare profile image75
            Freya Cesareposted 8 years agoin reply to this

            Just think your thread is funny and follow. big_smile sorry.

      2. Misha profile image75
        Mishaposted 8 years agoin reply to this

        LOL Julianna, I was not replying to you, I was defining my own beliefs in the terms requested in the thread title LOL

        Sorry it sounded confusing. smile

        1. AEvans profile image79
          AEvansposted 8 years agoin reply to this

          I was playing and I will be on your site tomorrow!!! I love it!! I really truly do. smile

          1. Misha profile image75
            Mishaposted 8 years agoin reply to this

            Thank you smile

            1. AEvans profile image79
              AEvansposted 8 years agoin reply to this

              Always my friend ! smile

  4. Mikel G Roberts profile image79
    Mikel G Robertsposted 8 years ago

    'Benign Neutrality'

  5. skyfire profile image73
    skyfireposted 8 years ago

    Religion of skepticism.

  6. ASHWINSPGA profile image59
    ASHWINSPGAposted 8 years ago

    My religion is LOVE.
    It doesnt have a race or language and you can practise it anywhere and everywhere smile

    1. earnestshub profile image88
      earnestshubposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      and the only side effect is more love! Love it! lol

      1. ASHWINSPGA profile image59
        ASHWINSPGAposted 8 years agoin reply to this

        YEAH!!! lol

        1. earnestshub profile image88
          earnestshubposted 8 years agoin reply to this

          Should be real easy to get a religion like this up. We need a strong definition of love. I will start by saying "Love is a doing thing."

          1. ASHWINSPGA profile image59
            ASHWINSPGAposted 8 years agoin reply to this

            A doing thing?
            I say its a giving thing

            1. Cagsil profile image60
              Cagsilposted 8 years agoin reply to this

              Both require action. Commonality. smile

              1. ASHWINSPGA profile image59
                ASHWINSPGAposted 8 years agoin reply to this

                well you show your love by doing something
                and you show your love my giving something
                mmm commanality-similarity of custom or habit.
                ok yeah Cagsil i agree with you. both are actions done out of love.

                I learned a new word today smile

                1. earnestshub profile image88
                  earnestshubposted 8 years agoin reply to this

                  Like I said, a doing thing. smile Giving is doing. smile

  7. Pandoras Box profile image65
    Pandoras Boxposted 8 years ago

    'or not', but i like ashwin's answer.

    1. ASHWINSPGA profile image59
      ASHWINSPGAposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      Love everyone regardless of race language or religion without being hindered by any rules and regulations makes everything less complicating isn't it? Glad you like my religion Pandora B. Wanna sign up? smile

  8. Quilligrapher profile image86
    Quilligrapherposted 8 years ago

    In the words of President Bill Clinton, “it depends how you define ‘is’.” I believe in God with out having to believe there is a God.  I can understand God as a symbol, a figure of speech, for many of the things I find in life that no one has yet been able to explain.  As such, it matters not if I can prove God does or does not exist but I can clearly see what God represents.

    1. earnestshub profile image88
      earnestshubposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      That seems to be a way of expending little and gaining a lot! I like the idea of a happy and caring "whatever it is" smile

    2. Sufidreamer profile image82
      Sufidreamerposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      I like that one - a good way of keeping an open mind.

      I am Greek Orthodox, and very interested in mysticism - it is an undercurrent that seems to connect most religions.

      smile

  9. Disappearinghead profile image78
    Disappearingheadposted 8 years ago

    Christian with the caveat tht I do not wish to be tarred by the same brush as those who talk complete nonsense from the pulpit.

  10. profile image0
    hamstersmessiahposted 8 years ago

    animist although baptized Orthodox Christian

    1. earnestshub profile image88
      earnestshubposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      You poor little hamster! Those Bas**ds tried to drown me too! lol

      1. profile image0
        hamstersmessiahposted 8 years agoin reply to this

        hehe.. i was an infant and peed in my godfather's eye!

        1. earnestshub profile image88
          earnestshubposted 8 years agoin reply to this

          Well done! Good little infant! lol

          1. profile image0
            hamstersmessiahposted 8 years agoin reply to this

            lucky shot!

            1. earnestshub profile image88
              earnestshubposted 8 years agoin reply to this

              lol lol lol

              1. profile image0
                hamstersmessiahposted 8 years agoin reply to this

                if i had had a clear shot at the priest...

                1. earnestshub profile image88
                  earnestshubposted 8 years agoin reply to this

                  Heavenly! lol

  11. Niteriter profile image77
    Niteriterposted 8 years ago

    Earnest just told me on another thread that I am an Orthodox Australian. I believe the baptisms occur in beer. I'M A CONVERT! Praise Earnest!

  12. peptalk profile image61
    peptalkposted 8 years ago

    I believe in "something" beyond myself.  I have no idea if there is a heaven out there somewhere and it doesn't really matter in the way I live.  I don't think there is a hell, I think that we make our own hell here on Earth every day.

    I believe that the bible has many wonderful things to teach us as long as we don't take everything so literally that we miss the point, but then so does almost every other book on philosophy, conduct, and humanity out there.  For that matter, there are thousands of books, poems and songs that make me want to be a better person.

    I believe that we should do the very best we can in every endeavor we set our hand to and treat the way we expect to be treated, this belief has nothing to do with a God or a religion it just seems like the best way to live.

    I believe that we must learn to take responsibility for our own actions and choices in this life.  That we must forgive people who hurt us and do our best to do as little harm as possible, because when we hold hate to close we are the only ones who really get hurt.

    I believe that all things are connected and that animals know more about the "something" that is beyond me than I ever will.

    If the Christ of the New Testament was the son of God or not makes no difference to me, he said some pretty powerful and insightful things that I believe are worth listening to.  If I had to follow the ideals, hopes for humanity, whatever of any living person it would probably be Dean Koontz.

    So, as you can see, I have no idea "what" I am.  You tell me.

    1. earnestshub profile image88
      earnestshubposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      Maybe just another human being with an open mind? smile

    2. profile image0
      hamstersmessiahposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      i have found much useful wisdom in the bible too but it is not my canon.  i have also profited greatly from the tao te ching, the upanishads, the teachings of zoroaster and many other religious texts.  but for me, the ability to lisdten to the voice of the divine in all things, even those seemingly inanimate is my guiding light in life and i find comfort in the voice of the silence.

      1. peptalk profile image61
        peptalkposted 8 years agoin reply to this

        Exactly.... to both of you.  The only religious text I have never found truth in is the Book of Mormon, but then I am a woman.  I have nothing against Mormon's in general, I have known several good ones, but I found more wisdom in The Flight of the Bumblebee.

        I am wide awake at 1:00 in the morning, so....

        I want to tell you about the only angel I have ever met, and I use the term loosely here.  He was an dying, homeless alcoholic who loved Louis Armstrong.  Possibly the most beautiful human being I have ever met.

  13. Niteriter profile image77
    Niteriterposted 8 years ago

    I "believe" in nothing; I ponder the possibility in everything.

  14. Niteriter profile image77
    Niteriterposted 8 years ago

    Loving Louis Armstrong puts him in angel category right away.

    1. peptalk profile image61
      peptalkposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      Damn close at any rate.  I still cry when I think about him.

  15. Niteriter profile image77
    Niteriterposted 8 years ago

    Homeless alcoholics often possess a lot of wisdom. Many of them know lots about religion as well.

    1. earnestshub profile image88
      earnestshubposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      Being in poor circumstances is not a guide to a person's wisdom.
      I have met many poor and homeless with good to brilliant minds, university degrees, even a highly qualified surgeon. It pays to keep an open mind doesn't it? smile

      1. Niteriter profile image77
        Niteriterposted 8 years agoin reply to this

        I make comments like those just in case there is a God and I'll need him to keep an eye on me when the homeless alcoholic is my fine self.

        1. earnestshub profile image88
          earnestshubposted 8 years agoin reply to this

          Ya gotta have a bob each way doncha? lol lol

    2. peptalk profile image61
      peptalkposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      I don't know if he knew much about religion, he certainly knew quite a bit about both the wretchedness and beauty lurking inside us humans though.

      1. Niteriter profile image77
        Niteriterposted 8 years agoin reply to this

        We get to know a lot about the true nature of an individual when he realizes there is nothing he can gain from the person in front of him.

  16. Niteriter profile image77
    Niteriterposted 8 years ago

    Has New Thought been thrown out the window yet?

  17. marinealways24 profile image59
    marinealways24posted 8 years ago

    I religiously believe in keeping my belief as honest and individual as possible.

 
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