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Discussion in 'Theological Concepts' started by MatthewA, Jun 8, 2021.

  1. MatthewA

    MatthewA Active Member

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    What type of theological concepts comes from your own religion of following that you choose to believe and follow? What are the benefits from your religion and the books that you may learn from what do they have to say ? Are there religious requirements of following along with the religion that you follow yourself? Are you able to expound on the truths of what is you believe openly with others and freely without fear of condemnation and judgement of others?

    I have no idea personally about any other religion aside from the studies of Mormonism; Satanism; and a little bit of Wiccanism.

    Satanism just lead me to do whatever I desired.
    I learned about the study of Mormonism from my teacher that was a Mormon before becoming a Christian.
    I use to go and play around with oujia boards and stuff; and try conjure up my imagination of having this one spirit following me around named Rider who my friend said controls the wind.
     
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  2. Rival

    Rival Inodj har-ek Horu
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    I can be open about my religion, no problem. The theological concept of one God having many aspects may confuse some folks, especially as Kemetic faith is generally polytheistic. It's definitely a new-ish take, albeit not totally removed from Kemetic theology as it already allows for Gods merging with other Gods and Aspect Theology. There aren't really any texts considered a kind of Kemetic Bible or such, but there are some wisdom texts I appreciate, as well as hymns and prayers.
     
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  3. Vinayaka

    Vinayaka devotee
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    In Hinduism, there are scholars, who study scripture and philosophy in depth. They can converse freely. Then there are bhaktars, like me, whose primary focus is worship and good works. Although I can discuss the very basics, a western scholar of Hinduism can run circles around me, and make me appear to be the fool. (Which I'm fine with.) Generally they don't have the same feeling for the devotional aspect as I do, and hence it sort of balances out. I'd far rather sit and make a flower garland, or meditate, than read a book or enter some long discussion that generally doesn't really leave me feeling great.

    So for Hinduism, you'd need to find a scholar type.
     
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  4. SalixIncendium

    SalixIncendium अहं ब्रह्मास्मि
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    I'm not sure what I believe is a choice. My views are based upon what I've experienced, and I cannot choose what I've experienced.

    The concept, in a nutshell, is Nirguna Brahman is the highest principle, the Ultimate reality, and is all that is, and that humans are ignorant of their true nature as Brahman due to Maya (time/space/causation) and are stuck in samsara (the cycle of rebirths) in vyavaharika (this illusory reality) until they achieve realization of their true nature as Brahman.

    Moksha (enlightenment). I really don't learn from books. I learn from experience, though the books help me to better articulate my views to others.

    Aside from wearing paisley Speedos, a plaid v-neck sweater, and argyle socks every Sunday, no.

    What I do, however, determines my karmic balance and determines how the amount of time it takes to achieve Moksha.

    Absolutely. I just don't unless asked.
     
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  5. sun rise

    sun rise "This is the Hour of God"
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    God alone is real and the goal of life is to be united with him through love.

    You and I (God) are not we but one.

    “No amount of prayer or meditation can do what helping others can do.”

    “There are very few things in the mind which eat up as much energy as worry.

    “Love God and find him within - the only treasure worth finding.”


    There is no benefit if I don't put them into action.

    No.

    There are judgemental people no matter what.

    Meher Baba indicated: What I want to impress upon you is this: never give a twist to what you feel deep down in your own hearts. If you feel I am the Avatar, say openly, 'Baba is the Avatar.' If you feel I am a fraud, do not hesitate to say, 'Baba is a fraud.' I remain unaffected by praise or abuse. If you speak what you feel to be true, you have the force of truth to make others accept truth.
     
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  6. osgart

    osgart Nothing my eye, Something for sure

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    The only theological concept I have is of a reality that is fundamental and eternal and is the ground of all being. The unconditioned reality. The Absolute and eternal reality from which all things spring from. It's more of a what then a whom. I believe among the living there is a true morality that is of cause and effect. The realm of intelligence, ideas, values, virtues, is part of the Absolute. Life manifests from this reality. Eternal beings are possible. There is no authority but the causes and effects of your own chosen morality. We make our own lives worthy, or unworthy by the morals we reject or choose. So there is either joy or misery, peace or destruction by way of our own choices.

    To me no one is going to tell another the way they must live. You become who you are all on your own. What a person truly loves and desires they become. From there the causes and effects of moral truth lead each person to reward or punishments of their own doing.

    I believe eventually most everybody finds the right ways and the right heart to have. Moral truth is a force. Everyone learns eventually on their own what is worthy and what is only misery or worse. It may take endless ions for some people to find justice and peace.

    That is my independent religion.
     
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  7. syo

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    I am a pagan omnist. Too general, actually. The guidelines are not solely in books. If there are guidelines.
     
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