I am humbled that anyone has even taken the time to look at my hubs if even the titles on my profile. Actually, a small percentage are religious in nature. Most are along the lines of emergency preparedness. Thanks for your time! Hope all is well down under.
No. Not believing in the sky fairy is not a religion. Just common sense. Mikel you might like to learn about names, or do you think it is fun to get mine wrong? Is that a bit of the ole religious hate coming out?
Im not a zealot, I never write about my religion it would be difficult to explain coz i dont know what i am lol, I was christened catholic, sent to methodist sunday school, and raised protestant so Ive done them all
Excuse me for banging on about this. Religion to me signifies an organised social system in which it is necessary to attest to a belief, subscribe to certain dogmas and abide by a well-defined system of rules.
In contrast to this, I place 1. atheism, which may imply its own dogmas but no rules or actual beliefs, 2. agnosticism, which implies no beliefs, dogmas or rules, 3. non-religious (in my definition) spirituality, which subscribes to no dogmas or social rules, but does imply a belief of some sort, usually at a personal rather than social level.
I guess my question is, do you place (3) under the definition of "religious"
The huge bias toward religious topics being discussed in the forums does certainly detract from what is otherwise a very credible site. Initially I'd considered hubpages for my business related writing but the forums convinced me to publish anything financially motivated elsewhere.
I think I write on a broad canvas, but then again most of the time I find that God sort of creeps into everything I write, mainly because I can see His hand in most everything, so by your definition I am certainly religious, not sure if you consider me a zealot, but certainly not offended if you did, and probably would see it as a compliment in my terms!
But I have hubs about legalising hash, abolishing income tax, forming new political parties, health, the NWO conspiracy in the Copenhagen Treaty,a whole section examining life in the UK (mine) during the sixties...and a lot of Christian sites that I think challenge those who believe to decide whether they really do or are just playing at it or using Christ as a hopeful insurance policy against being wrong.
So who knows?
I just write what the Holy Spirit tells me to write! (the good ones) and whatever I feel like otherwise.
I tend not to read religious hubs that often, they never seem to offer very much new or interesting.
I do however read the occasional theologian book, there are some really interesting ones out there. Even though I disagree with their beliefs, they raise interesting points in their argument for their beliefs. Just as there are some brilliant books out there on atheism (and agnosticism for that matter)
For this reason (while I do post in the religious/atheist threads) I have not written a hub on either of the subjects, simply because I do not feel that I can hold an argument as eloquently as these people on my subject of interest, without it turning in to more of a personal rant.
Once you have read the bible, there is nothing new to say about religion. All the religious do is repeat their version, the bits they extract to support their view. It matters little what that view is. The bible and quoran can say whatever you like, just take one of the thousands of different beliefs, then cook it to fit your beliefs seems to be the way it works! Thousands of different beliefs and religions from the same book verifies this fact.
You are not wrong, while I disagree with religion, I close to dispise the new age theists, who argue that 'okay, maybe god doesnt exist per say, go dstands for interconnections in nature' and all that bollocks.
However some theologians are very clever at pulling ideas out of religion, some of which are good, and some views of which are interesting to read. (If you are up for a bit of heavy reading check out New Essays in the Philosophy of Theology)
hi earnest . im a big religion room type i ve been chatting in the religion and beliefs rooms at yahoo for years now and here on hubpages i hit the topic regularly . now as to why? i don't follow any religion but i do have many god ideas and like exchanging views. in a civil manner . i see far to much arguing and assumptions being thrown around concerning this topic . and see the idea of gods being attacked and torn at . its my intent to try to free god from the cage that past and current faiths have trapped it in . i hope in god . i don't insist in one . lets build a greater idea of gods. instead of casting stones at the old ideas of it that have failed us.
3. non-religious (in my definition) spirituality, which subscribes to no dogmas or social rules, but does imply a belief of some sort, usually at a personal rather than social level.
Promoting a belief in God ...YES. Have you read any of my Hubs? They all refer to the misteachings of all of the Christian interpretations of scripture. I believe that there is truth in scriptures yet the Churches do not read or teach them. They teach interpretations instead. I think that I fall under the classification previously called option #3 There is no Denomination that wants me. I am a believer without a Denomination.
I don't play it hard so much SirDent, you know what Martins sound like. It is loud enough! It does not have a strut. Each time it broke was because it hit the floor face down on carpet. My son plays, he has broken it twice and me once. I can get a new neck from the states, but it cost one arm and 2 legs! I would spend the money if I was sure the sound would remain. That wood has had a lot of music put through it! I love the sound of these early Martins, but the neck seems to be very weak.
I love the sound, it is sensational. I travelled from Australia to "Stings n Things" in Detroit to buy it. In Australia I had a choice of only a few D28's in America I got to pick it out of about 50! Thanks for the advice. I will change after receiving your advice. I did not realise I could get a supported neck, thank you very much!
Sorry I got that wrong. It would be a great solution though if it is possible. I feel very lucky to own the old girl. 1977 model It has 150 year old spruce front, and the year after I bought it Martin burnt to the ground and lost all the Russian spruce. As far as I know they then got their wood from Maton, an Australian guitar. A few purists here love this early model and reckon the sound is better than the late models and unique.
Earnest, food -and all natural edibles are my passion. 20 years of it and i can't get enough. ( it is also why i believe in Elohim ). first, cuz no human or alien could make so many awesome flavors, textures, colours, aromas, etc. second, i was designed to enjoy every single one, every single aroma, colour, texture, flavor, etc PLUS can take and make even more edibles from them.
micro-creation tastes delicious! (`cept for mayonnaise. mayo IS the devil)
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