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Featured What does being spiritual not religious mean to you?

Discussion in 'Religious Debates' started by Zita, Apr 21, 2019.

  1. shunyadragon

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    Most likely both arbitrary and prejudice.
     
  2. Fool

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  3. MonkeyFire

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    Even though religion and spirituality are different things it doesn't mean one or the other.
     
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    You mean syncreticism?
     
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    You say tomato I say tomato
     
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    Tassawuf is not a sect (and what it represents is the embodiment of the heart of all Islamic doctrine as it is), it's just a word that should never have been invented. Mysticism exists in many forms (aka: Dear Hazrat, make up your own name), he should have called his movement "Hazratayya" or something similar instead of capitalizing on a word (Sufism) which was catching the eye of Orientalists. I like some of his work but he was a twat for doing that.
     
  7. LuisDantas

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    To call it prejudice, we would need a form of certainty that I don't think can be reasonably had.
     
  8. shunyadragon

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    Actually I consider prejudice a polite term. I believe it can be determined by a reasonable certainty in many cases such as in the Jehovah Witnesses who have an inherent prejudice and fear of being evil against other churches and religions, and they will not even enter other houses of worship. They will not consider their places of worship as churches, nor consider themselves even Christianity. There are other cases I can describe such as this.
     
  9. Fool

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    yeah, parroting and aping doesn't accomplish anything
     
  10. LuisDantas

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    That is a worthy exercise to consider. How objective can we aim to be in such judgements, and what should the consequences be regarding our dealings with the various creeds?

    It seems to me that it will eventually come down to a decisive matter of how prepared to deal with its own fallibility those creeds are. Arrogance "for God" is quite the venom.
     
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    No, I don't.
     
  12. Shantanu

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    I think if one is a Theist and knows that for certain, I can overcome all prejudices and live one's life contentedly keeping oneself to oneself. That is what God desires of me.
     
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    You appear to have a practice which puts you in contact with your intuition and/or your unconscious. This to me is a valid approach to the spiritual that does not participate in a relgion.
     
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    I don't call myself religious because most religions claim that "they are the only ones having it right"
    I do not believe "there is only 1 path" but I believe I am a spiritual being, hence I call myself spiritual
     
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