One of my friends is a pantheist, so I have been looking into it. It fits right into the Gaia and Nature Worship movements. It isn't a religion, per se, but can be part of one.
Pantheists generally don't believe in "God" per se, but use the term for their own definition of a supreme being. They generally believe that all is energy, and energy controls everything. There is good and bad energy, and whatever kind is predominant in the universe determines the state of things around us. They believe strongly in karma.
There are a lot of pantheists in the Unitarian Universalist churches, but most are solitaries.
I guess the first thing I thought of when I was reading about all the negative energy affecting everyone was that green ooze in Ghostbusters. My friend says it's more like a giant ball of invisible energy out in the universe that everything draws power from, and that it is replaced when someone dies. If that person is evil, or has lived a bad life, most of the energy replaced with be dark energy. If they are largely good, it will be light energy.
This makes a lot more sense to me than any other religion, per se. No gods, goddesses, bibles or holy books. No afterlife. No judgment. Just take care of nature and each other, and it will take care of you. If you don't, you just contribute to the evil of the world, even after you are dead.
Pantheists? So would the priests be the order of the lost boys? would the high preistess have the title of Tinkerbell? Just kidding, it sounds like a fun religion. Keep it on the down low though. You don't want the atheists making too much fun of you before you get it organized.
Albert Einstein is said to be a pantheist, he also calls himself deeply religious.
Yet even Richard Dawkins the champion of atheist says he is deeply religious like Albert Einstein. He could be brown nosing for science and atheist popularity
Albert Einstein died 55 years ago, you do realise that right?
What???. Who's Beelzedad. I thought he was Einstein. Man they could be twins.
Spirit and knowledge lives on, many more people will believe what Einstein says, before me.
Well, I don't know about that. You seem pretty sensible. Either way, it's a nice sentiment.
Einstein is love by both atheist and religious camps, Hitler push away to the other.
I think Pantheists there is afterlife within nature sense,
Einstein may have been a pantheist, but I am a frying pantheist.
This is the problem I have with atheists. Here's a religion whose name alone is ripe to be ribbed. But noooo, they're not Christians, so we'll give them a break. I think Christians should get protected status. There's obviously some prejudice on Hub Pages
Disagreeing or not being for some thing is not being prejudice or against anything, like religion. Just speaking for myself on and off this thread.
I know.i apologize.i just love the name of this religion. I like to laugh.
There really is no sin in my world, only adjusting mistakes. You seem fair enough and smart enough so far. I always wonder when a Christian niceness is going to snap. If any Christians start screaming damnation to me, I’ll ignore them or laugh and say.
In which there no reason to
Well, just remember if a Christian snaps and starts yelling it doesn't make it so. it just makes them a mad person. I think most people are mean when they get mad. Christians aren't perfect no matter how much any of the people in this forum accuse them of being. They probably don't respond when you say ' fear castle' because they realize they've embarrassed themselves.
I'm one of those 10% fearless people, it hard to accept so much fearfulness that's surrounds us all.
It really frets me at times what people have had to put up with at the hands of so called Christians. The One they profess to follow never once tried to force anyone to listen, or anyone to believe. He was just there with a message for anyone looking for answers. He was all about changing yourself and not worrying about what the other guy is doing.
I accept Jesus was a really great guy, and love was is thing.
I just never understood all the fear, hell, greed and fighting that surround it.
I think organized religion is the biggest thing standing in the way of the message. I lost faith in the church a long time ago. It really bothered me, the hate they would spew at anyone with a different opinion on prayer, abortion, or anything else. But they aren't God, or His mouthpiece on earth. I don't fear anything to do with the message. That's not because I think i'm good. I'm far from it. I just have faith that He knows I'm trying.
Thanks. You too. you strike me as laid back, trying to find your own way in the world. That's kind of how I see myself. I was a little leary of these forums, but the people actually talking far out number the rabble rousers. This was interesting.
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