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Discussion in 'Interfaith Discussion' started by syo, May 26, 2019.

  1. syo

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    There are three types of religions.

    1. cults
    2. abrahamics
    3. pagan (non abrahamic)

    in my opinion :)
     
  2. Tony Bristow-Stagg

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    That may have something to do with this;

    Matthew 7:13 “Enter through the narrow gate. For wide is the gate and broad is the road that leads to destruction, and many enter through it. 14 But small is the gate and narrow the road that leads to life, and only a few find it.

    In my opinion, that is good advice.

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  3. SomeRandom

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    A little generalising-y but I suppose that’s a fair assessment, overall. Though I’d add in Shinto and satanists (atheistic and non.)
     
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  4. Marcion

    Marcion Tantra-Yoga Universalist

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    I would say there are three main worldview categories (with or without their respective practices).

    1. Materialistic/Atheistic
    2. Tantric/Mystic/Gnostic/Spiritual Cultic
    3. Vedic/Religious/Pagan

    Many (especially Indic) paths are a combination of 2 and 3.
     
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  5. LuisDantas

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    Interesting. I did not expect so much reluctance to state Dharmic as its own category.

    I honestly have no idea of what any of you understand the Dharmics to be.

    I also have no idea of what characterizes "cults" in the OP.

    And personally, I think that calling the Abrahamics "religions" is pushing the concept beyond what would be advisable. At the very least I would state that Islaam does not qualify.
     
  6. Vinayaka

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    I think this forum does an excellent job of categorising religions.
     
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  7. Marcion

    Marcion Tantra-Yoga Universalist

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    I see Dharma as the introspective behaviour or life style that is unique to creatures with a higher consciousness (such as humans).
    But here I was using it in a less philosophical way to distinguish Eastern paths that are not so-called "Abrahamic".
     
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    That defeats the purpose far as I can see it.
     
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    Marcion Tantra-Yoga Universalist

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    I've changed it to 'Indic' rather than 'dharmic'.
     
  10. Vinayaka

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    At least all classifying here has gone beyond the classic ... mine, the right one, and all others, the wrong ones.
     
  11. Marcion

    Marcion Tantra-Yoga Universalist

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    Do you prefer conforming to other people's frames?
    I prefer the frame of my Preceptor above the classical, more Western one.
    The classical one is not "wrong", it just doesn't fit with my own viewpoint.
     
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  12. syo

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    cults are peculiar religions. for example, a mothership spacecraft that will take us to mother planet somewhere in space. strange theories, manmade religions.
     
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    All religions are manmade. Except, I suppose, those that are made by women.
     
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    You forgot to add Dharmic.

    And not all Dharmic sects are polytheistic.

    Sikhism and Hindu sects like the Prajapita Brahmakumaris, Arya Samaj, Brahmo Samaj and the Lingayats worship a single incorporeal God and are monotheistic.
     
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    Nowhere Man Bompu Zen Man with a little bit of Bushido.

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    Thank you Captain Obvious. *Grin*
     
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    I rarely ever even think about it, unless I'm on here. Basically two paradigms for me .. eastern and western. But everyone is free to sort things any ol' way they wish.
     
  17. Tony Bristow-Stagg

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    I actually knew very little about labels of faith before posting on RF, I still have to look up sone when they are mentioned. Personally I see they are of little help and cause more division, as you have noted in your post, where there should be none.

    Regards Tony
     
  18. Tony Bristow-Stagg

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    To me that is still one label to many. ;)

    Regards Tony
     
  19. Vinayaka

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    The divisive stuff is all because of us versus them, not some huge chart.
     
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  20. Vinayaka

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    Very different paradigms. You choose the label 'Baha'i'. Is that also one too many?
     
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