I've been doing research and it seems the more research I do, the more questions I have.....
I did the religion bit. I did the belief in god bit.
Then realized, I didn't have a need for either one, because neither one is actually a requirement for living.
I was born INTO the Catholic religion. FORCED to attend mass, join the choir, join the youth group, Legion of Mary and teach Catechism. Got fed up after I was ridiculed by my congregation, priest and fellow Catechists. Said to heck with you and was done...
Now I light my incense and candles at home and just am living my life for once. Of course I still get people that want to pray for me and force their religion down my throat and I kindly say thanks but no thanks and I keep it moving.
I am a Pagan. But that is not necessarily a religion, but more something akin to whatever spirituality is.
None because I have yet to see a good reason to reject the null hypothesis.
I believe in the literal truth of the Bible. (Don't ask me why.)
I believe that Jesus is my personal Lord and Savior. (I have no idea what this means, but I believe.)
I believe that all non Christians are going to hell when they die. (What a nice guy I am!)
My religion? Bigotry and hatred of those who are not like me!
Now, seriously. My religion is to practice: compassion, fairness, and moderation. I am who I am because of what the universe does for me. This is my religion.
I have been an Anglican, a Jehovah's Witness, a Quaker and now a Spiritualist. I no longer believe in a personal god or any theology, yet I do find myself praying to God in spite of myself. I tend to find myself siding with anyone, whether atheist or religious believer if they are having a hard time of it. I cannot however support any kind of bigoted beliefs, whether based on religion or politics. And despite being a Spiritualist, I do not believe in life after death. However, I do feel the need for some kind of spiritual input in my life, even if I have great trouble believing in what I am being told to believe. So, I would describe myself as a practising contradiction.
by bBerean 5 years ago
I keep observing a phenomenon I don’t understand. If a person does not believe in God, does not believe in the bible as His word, does not even believe in an afterlife, why do they care so passionately if someone else does? I am not talking about the perception often espoused here,...
by Phyllis Doyle Burns 5 years ago
I am a spiritual person -- this does not define my beliefs or my religion. What it does mean is that I am true to myself and my beliefs. I was raised a Christian and still have the basic beliefs, that God and Jesus do exist. I pray to God and I talk with Jesus for guidance and healing -- I also...
by Helen Murphy Howell 6 years ago
Sally Morgan, dubbed as 'Britain's best loved psychic' has been all over the newspapers after fans who attended one of her shows, allegedly heard 'helpers' off stage giving prompts to the medium. Obviously these have been denied by the psychic and the theatre involved. I'm very open minded about...
by Pauline C Stark 12 months ago
Why Do Religious People Get So Angry At Atheists?When it comes to Atheism, most religious people get angry and even combative when it comes to this subject. I wonder why, especially in this day and age, one would feel anger towards another human being with a different perception/outlook/belief....
by Melissa Barrett 7 years ago
Okay, I've really taken an interest in the forums for the last few days as I need something to keep my mind off of something. I've noticed a few things and came up with a few theories on HubPages groupthink. Thought it be fun to test them out, so here goes:I, technically, am a Unitarian...
by lizzieBoo 7 years ago
we in the West cannot help feeling a fury towards the perceived damage done by religion as a practice. Considering the wickedest things have been perpetrated by atheistic forces, why is the anger still towards those who believe in God?
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