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Discussion in 'Religious Debates' started by The Transcended Omniverse, Dec 8, 2016.

  1. The Transcended Omniverse

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    Many people don't like the types of dogmatic religions and condemning Gods out there. The Gods demand that you worship them or be punished and tormented in hell. These gods restrict certain acts as sinful and demand that you live how they see fit.

    But you can create your own personal God and your own personal religion that is suited for your personality and your lifestyle. Has anyone done so? What name would you give your personal religion and what name would you give your personal god? Furthermore, what would your own personal heaven or hell be like?

    Do you think that this should be the new religion as opposed to those other awful and condemning religions out there in the world that cause harm to self and others? Sure, you could just create your own personal philosophy rather than a religion, but many people are interested in a God and an afterlife. That's how all religions work anyway. They make something up, pass it along, and many people believe in it.
     
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  2. lewisnotmiller

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    Can I ask...why religion? Why not just a personal philosophy drawing on all you have learnt??
     
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  3. The Transcended Omniverse

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    You could do that, too. But some people are interested in an afterlife and a God.
     
  4. Tumah

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    There is an important piece to this puzzle that one of us is missing.
     
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  5. The Transcended Omniverse

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    What do you mean?
     
  6. Tumah

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    You are interested in making up your own god and religion - in order to have an afterlife and god to believe in. But you are making it up yourself, so presumably you know that you just made it up.
     
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    Struck me the same way. That's why I made the comment re : philosophy.
     
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  8. The Transcended Omniverse

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    That's how all religions work anyway. They make something up, pass it along, and many people believe in it.
     
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    Whether that's true or not, the key point is that the people who believe in it don't think its made it up for one reason or another.
    Either the person who invented the religion made it up and doesn't believe in it himself, but others believed him.
    Or the person who invented it had some experience that lead him to believe it himself and others believed him as well.

    I don't think sane people invent their own beliefs about things without any corroborating evidence or experience and then go on to believe it themselves.
     
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  10. interminable

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    Having this fact in your heart that hell might be existed is really important

    But u are making a big mistake

    If u make up your own religion so if there is a true God out there that doesn't accept any religion other than his religion CAN U ESCAPE FROM HIS PUNISHMENT????
     
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  11. GodsVoice

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    No one creates their own religion. That was planned from the beginning that Lucifer and the Beast would cause man to eventually build false gods with his human hands and start worshiping those things that were planned to constantly change, decay and dissolve back to the invisible waves they were created as.
     
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    It seems to me that pretty much everyone who uses a deity conception of any kind does so, even if they don't particularly believe to have done so.

    It is probably unavoidable. Religion is both very personal and very social in nature.

    It is not even new. Religion is indeed supposed to acknowledge individual inclinations and to be, so to speak, customized. Those religions that attempt to be one-size-fits-all may be demographically popular, but they are IMO aberrations and almost unavoidably self-defeating.

    Personally, I find gods and afterlives to be unwelcome distractions from the worthwhile stuff. A religion needs neither, although I suppose people will ask about them anyway.
     
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    Why would that even be a worry at all?
     
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    Sometimes we are talking about eternal punishment

    Even if it isn't eternal it's pain is completely different from this carnal world
    So shouldn't be worried????

    Control your passions for 60 years and be a king in heaven is that bad?

    Besides imagine a person that doesn't enjoy the life at all and then dies what has he lost?????
    Where are our ancestors????

    Attaching to this transient world has one effect and it's a REGRET of what u lost and what u can't achieve in the future.
    This is a husain's prayer before martyrdom
    مَا ذَا وَجَدَ مَنْ فَقَدَكَ وَ مَا الَّذِي فَقَدَ مَنْ وَجَدَك

    Oh God what did achieve the one who lost u?
    And what did loose the one who reached u?
     
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    The question is if this personal God and personal religion have the strenght to bring you through difficult times.
    When your believe is based on tradition you can resort to the experience of other people and get strenght from it.
     
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    Oh, rubbish.
    Pascals Wager is a nonsense as soon as you consider there are more than one religion promising 'eternal damnation' if you don't bow your head.

    Such a God would be worthy of nothing but derision and emnity in any case.
     
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    There is only one God
    It's impossible to have 2 omniscient omnipotent at the same time

    and he has sent many prophets ,it's true but which one should we follow right now??

    The oldest or the newest???

    If u answer to this question u are no longer in doubt
     
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    If God is the law then the law is God, if the law is good then the God is good, who is it then that wants to break a good law and react against God. Many religions have a fundamental law to do good, many atheists reflect the same attitude.
    Theres no need to create God, just good law.
     
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    So you're advocating for Ahmaddiya?
     
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    What???
    I told u divine religions not man made one
     
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