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Featured So many Religions to choose from...

Discussion in 'Religions Q&A' started by PopeADope, Sep 12, 2017.

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  1. PopeADope

    PopeADope Habemus papam

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    Does anyone else here feel like they aren't smart enough to choose the true faith, were one to exist?

    There are thousands of Religions that claim to be true. They can't all be. Maybe all of them have some truth and some falsehood?
     
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    I think a "one true faith" is an absurdity. Much like saying there's a "one true shoe size", or a "one true hand tool". To me, it seems to be a notion invented by clergy people to dupe folks into adhering to whatever religion they (the clergy) want them to adhere to. Either that, or it was invented in a lunatic asylum.
     
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  3. LuisDantas

    LuisDantas Aura of atheification
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    A faith is true if it is carried and practiced with enough discernment. Some doctrines are better suited for that than others, of course, but there is not one sole true religion.
     
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    If they conclude they aren't smart enough to choose one. They're smart enough to know that they can't choose , so they are smart after all . maybe smarter than those who choose.
     
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  5. PopeADope

    PopeADope Habemus papam

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    Damn that was a helpful post!
     
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  6. sunrise123

    sunrise123 The sea remains the sea whatever the drop thinks
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    The "one truth faith" is the faith of the heart not a faith of books and theologians.

    If you are trying to put into practice your best understanding of the Truth, you are following the true faith no matter the failures. As long as you pick yourself up and start again, you are walking the path of the True Faith.
     
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    Organized religion is something which was created to allow the state to manufacture consent and justify coercion.

    If a god/whatever does exist, then I do not have the capacity to identify them.
     
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  8. PopeADope

    PopeADope Habemus papam

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    Thanks. That helps
     
  9. sayak83

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    Hinduism has everything. So why choose? :innocent:
     
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    Jesuslightoftheworld The world has nothing to offer us!

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    There can only be one truth and it is absolute. What makes the most sense. I believe that the truth is truth whether you believe it or not. Choosing to ignore the truth doesn't change the truth.
     
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    Nowhere Man Bompu Zen Man.

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    I'm of the opinion there is no such thing as a true faith. Nor a true religion for that matter.

    I think all faith-based religions arise from interpretations of what we experience as being true. The differences between faith-based religion and reality-based revolve around fabrications and embellishments made, as it pertains to actuality as it plays out.
     
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    Jesuslightoftheworld The world has nothing to offer us!

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    Also, it's not about intelligence, it's about knowledge and wisdom. "Wisdom begins with the fear of the Lord, but fools despise wisdom and instruction." Proverbs 1:7
     
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    I had to look up what "discernment" means.
     
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    I concur. People who think that their faith is the one true faith need to give their heads a shake. It's also pretty demeaning to God to think that He/She is so narrow He/She can't account for individual needs. What God would be that limited? Not mine.
     
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  15. Carlita

    Carlita Riding the waves!

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    True as in what is fact? Probably a lot of the supernatural religions are not proven by fact. Though, I find it mature to admit this without feeling one's "belief" is invalid.

    Religions based on fact (what is true??) may lend the believer little flexibility to learn somehing from what does not need to be proven. For example, many Pagans learn from mythological stories. Some will devalue them because "theyre just stories" others based their life on them because stories especially moral ones usually teach a lesson not a fact.

    True as in whats moral? That truth depends on the person.

    My question to you and all is what is the value in believing something is true in order to learn from it?
     
  16. PopeADope

    PopeADope Habemus papam

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    Damn I love that post! At least you are honest! :D
     
  17. PopeADope

    PopeADope Habemus papam

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    I learn from all Religions, they don't have to be true. I just have a Muslim friend who is really pressuring me to accept Muhammad as the final prophet , and Protestants pressuring me to stop praying to the deceased.

    I just don't know who to listen to
     
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    Carlita Riding the waves!

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    How do you define whats true?

    For example, Catholics are always telling me come back to Mass. I get a God Bless you twice a week at minimum. (Had one today) and they arent short. Its "dont you know..." as if they are confessing to me.

    I chanted with a very evangelist buddhist friend (nichiren shoshu and sgi are very evangelist) and telling me to go back to the sect I stopped practicing. She barely heard my experiences in the past week.

    But these don't mean anything unless they make sense in MY reality no one elses. No one defines reality/truth. It just is.

    Does jesus dying for your sins sound realistic to YOU?
    Really. Can you literally say this is true the same as the computer monitoring exists because you are using it?

    I can literally say The Buddha's teachings are true because we have a brain. We think. We have perception. We have a mind.

    Can you tie god to reality? Can you go out your house and see god without needing to philosophize it like on RF?

    Religion(s) are true when they make sense to YOU. No one else. If its hard for you to imagine jesus floating up after three days or the earth being distroyed with non believers, maybe thats not your reality.

    Its what make sense to you. Internally AND externally.
     
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  19. Quintessence

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    I don't believe in a "true faith," but I certainly do trust myself to find and follow a religious path that is in keeping with who I am and who I want to be. Been doing it for years now and I can't seem to screw it up, actually.
     
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    As there is one sun there is one truth. There are many perspectives of that one truth.
     
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