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Advice for seekers.

Discussion in 'Seekers Circle' started by Requia, Oct 18, 2010.

  1. Requia

    Requia Active Member

    Aug 1, 2010
    I find myself frequently giving out advice that isn't useful for one reason or another, or failing to say things that I didn't realize were relevant, and I thought it might be useful to point out some things that will help me (and hopefully others) help the seekers here.

    Be upfront about what you're looking for in a religion. If the social aspects of religion are important to you, then you don't want people suggesting obscure religions that probably don't have a congregation in your area. If you want a religion that already matches the beliefs you have, say what those beliefs are.

    Avoid fuzzy labels. Pretty much any label for a religion, be is mystic, christian, satanist or the like, has many meaning to many different people. You'll get a better quality of responses from saying "I want a religion that will help me get closer to God" than saying "I want a mystic religion".

    If you've already decided you don't like a given religion, say why. No religion is homogeneous, the things you don't like about a religion you rejected may not be present in another sect of the religion, but nobody is going to tell you that unless they know why you rejected the religion.