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Featured Religious Ritual?

Discussion in 'Interfaith Discussion' started by Salty Booger, Nov 29, 2020.

  1. Salty Booger

    Salty Booger Royal Crown Cola (RC)

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    If you were to implement your spiritual beliefs into religious rituals, how would you proceed?

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  3. The Hammer

    The Hammer White Wolf - kvite ulfh
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    Nature Awareness and mindfulness.

    8 main Holy Days celebrated roughly 6-8 weeks apart to notate the changing of seasons, and growth/decay/death cycles. The Rituals include foods, drinks, sacrifices, and omens for the upcoming season. The Gods, Ancestors and Spirits are held in honor of the occasions.
     
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    It's not 'if' here. Ritual is an essential part of life.
     
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    What do you do step by step? Can you provide a sort of instructional manual of your practices?
     
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    The Hammer White Wolf - kvite ulfh
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    I personally cannot. I would have to write an entire book or two to do so. To understand you would not only have to be able to understand what I am doing, but to also see it from my perspective for it to make any sort of sense.
     
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  7. SalixIncendium

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    Nothing would change. My life is a religious ritual.
     
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  8. syo

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    I am superstitious and I carry lucky charms. :cool:
     
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    I used to have those for breakfast every morning as a kid, so I guess that would be a religious ritual for me as well.

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    sun rise "This is the Hour of God"
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    A ritual is only meaningful if it springs from living spirit. Too often it's done by people who it seems would rather be digging splinters out of their feet with sharp pins.
     
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  11. syo

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    Now we're talking :cool:
     
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  12. Salty Booger

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    Cheerios are known for their wholesome goodness, which has been my breakfast for more than 50 years :)

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    Might make for an awesome book even! I encourage you to write it and make your family a few extra bucks possibly as well!
     
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    Evangelicalhumanist "Truth" isn't a thing...
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    It has always seemed to me that ritual is an attempt to wield some sort of power (or magic) that one cannot manage otherwise. Rituals can be as benign as trying to bring blessings upon a new child (baptism) or as malevolent as attempting to cause injury or death to another person (through such things as voodoo images and the like).

    For that reason, ritual has always seemed like an admission that those performing the ritual are out of their depth, and looking for help. I think there are better means of seeking help at such times. Even the Yellow Pages probably offers hope than performing mindless ritual.
     
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    Is that why your religion is ****?

    /joke
     
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    crossfire Antinomian feminist heretic freak ☿
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  17. Salty Booger

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    Okay...meditation then.
     
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    I ritually give back to nature and give thanks to what this world gives to me. Every day I leave offerings to the plants and animals that I consider a part of my extended family. I give thanks to Hertha by doing something to help the life around me every day. Never seems enough but these simple rituals have meaning to me. I also take a moment in every day to feel connected to the world outside of the four walls that isolate me from my extended family. I also celebrate eight phases of the year in contemplation of what they mean to me and the world I live in.
     
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    it is written....
    There are no works of hand that justify a soul before God and heaven

    I have no ritual or ceremony
    no rug for your knee
    no beads for your hand
    no cap for your head
    no litany of prayers

    the instruction I got.....go to your closet and close the door
    and the Spirit that knows you will hear your prayer

    now consider
    if Someone should whisper a response into your ear
    would you stay in the closet?
     
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    crossfire Antinomian feminist heretic freak ☿
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    No. This would be the ritual, full of symbolic meaning.
     
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