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Discussion in 'General Religious Debates' started by Amanaki, Dec 26, 2018.

  1. Amanaki

    Amanaki Well-Known Member

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    I have noticed that some religious people often tend to think that the religion they follow is the only "right" religion. But in my head that sound in some way incorrect.

    I think a religion that is right for me does not need feel right for others,
    Any thoughts?
     
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  2. Shantanu

    Shantanu Well-Known Member

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    You are absolutely right. It is due to the fact that we are all genetically different so have different qualities (gunas in Hinduism). So people chose their own religions to suit their mentality. There is no ''right'' religion for everybody. That is why there should be complete freedom to choose one's religion.
     
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  3. Amanaki

    Amanaki Well-Known Member

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    And it is total freedom to choose what religion to follow. No need to follow what parents or family tell you to believe. if their understanding of religion is not what you self think and feel then search for what is true for you, but then do not make critique of others religion, only by their action speech and thoughts can you "judge" other
     
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    From an objective standpoint and in a simplistic fashion there is either:
    • One God
    • A Pantheon
    • No God/s
    These are mutually exclusive and only one can be correct. How one worships isn't the issue necessarily, but wittling it to 'whatever works for you' is, in my opinion, feel-good rubbish.
     
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  5. Unveiled Artist

    Unveiled Artist Love is patient. Love is kind.

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    I see it this way. What is right for me is not subjective. What is right is my reality and how I see the world. Inwardly, I know everyone else who believes otherwise are attached to things that stop them from spiritual enlightenment. Unlike my evangelistic peers, I see no need to, one, proselytize this fact and two, judge people beliefs in light of my own.

    If your religion is just shaped by political correctness in the opinion of others, is it really reality as you know it or something you grown to believe in but still unattached to thus consider it belief not fact?

    That's how I see it.
     
  6. Amanaki

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    Not sure if your question was directed toward me, but my answer is that no i have no thought of political correctness :) and i am not attached to one way or the other, but i can only "follow" one teaching at the time. And to me Buddhism is what is closes to my own understandig of "reality"
     
  7. Unveiled Artist

    Unveiled Artist Love is patient. Love is kind.

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    Sorry. That was a rhetorical question. It it is your reality, its not something you follow, its something you live. You can change beliefs but two and two will always be four.

    Some people say they believe but they wont say they see their belief as reality (not their reality) because of political correctness and not wanting to be like their evangelist peers. What I see wrong with this view is it creates a schism between what they believe and what they know. If reality is dependent on another persons opinion, of course, they will say it is their belief but not fact. However, if it is not, they can say their belief is fact without feeling they are belittling the other and keeping political correctness.

    There is a way to do it with style.
     
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    It isn't just religion that people think in this way. Country, language, politics, literature, education, music, art, fashion, food, drink, sports, philosophy, sexual orientation, even disabilities like the deaf and blind.

    In a way they are right. Their religion is the right one for them at that time, but it, along with all of the other things mentioned above, are subject to change, and they will then think whatever changes they have undergone are now the right ones. People tend to think everyone else should think like they do. That everything is black or white. Right or wrong. Good or bad. This sort of xenophobic approach to everything is divisive. Intolerance usually springs from ignorance, arrogance and fear.
     
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    Highlight- mine.

    My religion is satya-advaita: it follows the truth path to discover what is true and what is false. If I come across false information I react to the falsehood by exposing the inadequacies in the information. I do not judge other people because I say that what they do is due to Nature having made them that way. People around the world must have access to accurate information to stop religions proselytizing.
     
  10. Amanaki

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    Now i understand what you was saying :) hehe
     
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    Can a person be (too) attached to non-attachment?
     
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    Estro Felino Believer in free will
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    Well said
     
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  13. Amanaki

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    So every other spiritual path or religion is wrong, but SatyaAdvaita is the oly corrct teaching?
     
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    Umm.. no because when there is nothing to cling to anymore also attachments of attachments is gone :) But a very good question :)
     
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    Why should it be rubbish. Religions serve the purpose of generating feel-good feelings. It has evolutionary significance.
     
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    Religion isn't about feeling good. If that were the case, many of them wouldn't come with so many rules and restrictions.
     
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    Haha. thanks. Here's a way to do it in style:

    "I know that god does not exist" as opposed to just saying, "god does not exist". You are staying your view and fact without imposing on the other without the phrase I-know.

    People say I-believe and then say I changed beliefs. What I see is more they transformed to what they know is reality and how the world makes sense to them in that light. That's one thing I credit god-believers on. They arent afraid to not be politically correct outside of the people who share their belief.

    Just the method kinda is, well, messed up for lack of better words. :)
     
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    I would not recommend saty-advaita to anyone because it will take you the same length of time that it took me or even longer to realise that you are God by following this path. I do not teach. I provide information. People can take it or leave it.
     
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    If a human being accepts a religion that is because he or she is happy with it, or he or she will believe something else and perhaps adopt another religion or seek asylum out of the place that he is forced to live under under the guise of religion.
     
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    Enoch07 It's all a sick freaking joke.
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    To each his own as long as your not harming others imo.
     
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