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Do you question everything your religion teaches you?

Discussion in 'Interfaith Discussion' started by The Sum of Awe, Nov 23, 2022.

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  1. Yes, I question them before applying them to my Way of Life

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  2. No, I apply them to my Way of Life without question

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  3. Other

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  1. The Sum of Awe

    The Sum of Awe Brought to you by the moment that spacetime began.

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    Do you apply logic and reason to all of the morals and teachings of your Holy Scriptures and religion? Or do you apply those principles to your life without questioning it?
     
  2. JustGeorge

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    I put other. Hinduism doesn't generally push us to accept without question. We like critical thinking, and encourage questions, typically.

    One is free to accept something, and free to reject it, too.
     
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  3. Jayhawker Soule

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    I tend to rely a lot on experience. So, for example, were my religion to preach that there's no such thing as a dumb question I would reject it out of hand.
     
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  4. Aupmanyav

    Aupmanyav Be your own guru

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    Yes, I do.
     
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  5. Twilight Hue

    Twilight Hue Twilight, not bright nor dark, good nor bad.

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    Well yea.

    If it's truth people are seeking, it's priority one to question everything.

    If not, enjoy the mind trip.
     
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  6. osgart

    osgart Nothing my eye, Something for sure

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    I have my own religious perspective because I sense that existence is a profound mystery. Questions arise that lead me to accept teleology. Teleology has implications on what's possible in existence. Or intelligence happens in nature for no good reason. For now I accept that intellect takes intellect to form and become what it is. I accept evolution as part of what goes on. I reject supernatural intervention. I believe it must be true that there is a source reality of which eternal conscious agents might exist. Gods are too powerful to exist in reality.

    I reject the idea that life is a cosmic accident that has no imperative for its existence. Life is an eternal aspect of reality in my religion. The foundational reality is the source of all life. Life explores possibilities. The natural world is just one shore in an endless sea of realities. We are bound and limited by the physical world. I suspect one day we'll be loosed from the binds that tie us to this reality. Basically the natural world is only one manifestation of a higher reality.
     
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  7. Audie

    Audie Veteran Member

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    But your religion just made that up
     
  8. Secret Chief

    Secret Chief Leaderless Animal

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    This; just replacing "Hinduism" for "Buddhism."
     
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  9. osgart

    osgart Nothing my eye, Something for sure

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    I didn't know that you had a faith religion. I thought you were a physicalist.

    That's where my religious questions lead me to wonder. If space and time are emergent properties of something more fundamental, then what may that be?

    Every worldview has assumptions, inferences, and intuitions they arrive at.
     
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  10. Vee

    Vee Well-Known Member
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    I question everything in general, not just in what comes to my religion. When I do or don't do something I want to know why.
     
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    RestlessSoul Well-Known Member

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    I question everything, yeah. But I don't place too a high a premium on logic and reason. I don't reject them, they're useful tools. But they can lead one astray every bit as much as intuition and spontaneous insight can. It's okay to give some credence to one's gut feeling, in fact it would be foolish not to sometimes. Every poet and artist knows this, and every gambler too.
     
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  12. ADigitalArtist

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    I doubt you'll get many people who reply no. Everyone thinks they've given due consideration to their conclusions before making them, even if their conclusion is demonstrably wrong.
     
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  13. Windwalker

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    I apply heart logic. But of course in understanding the context of the words themselves, I have to apply an understanding of its literature from an historic, rational perspective. In other words, I take a rational approach for a non-rational engagement. I aim to keep my feet planted firmly on the ground as I reach for the heavens which are beyond the reaches of logic and reason.
     
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