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What does your religion say about sibling relationships

Discussion in 'General Religious Debates' started by ideogenous_mover, Feb 17, 2020.

  1. ideogenous_mover

    ideogenous_mover Well-Known Member

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    curious on your answer from any angle, whatever your religion is

    In the bible, sibling conflict seems pretty evident , which one might not take as a good sign, but are there examples of where it works out? How should siblings relate best, should they keep a respectful distance, or maintain a closeness, even if it seems contrived? In your tradition, is there any mysticism involving the sibling order, about the unique qualities of the firstborn or lastborn etc, for example?
     
  2. Ancient Soul

    Ancient Soul The Spiritual Universe

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    Having problems with your kids?

    I hope it all works itself out.
     
  3. sun rise

    sun rise "Let there be peace and love among all"
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    Nothing special about siblings.
     
  4. Aupmanyav

    Aupmanyav Be your own guru

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    The first-born is to be respected next to father. And sisters before the first-born.
     
  5. Nowhere Man

    Nowhere Man Bompu Zen Man with a little bit of Bushido.

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    It's vastly recommended not to sell your siblings into slavery. There are other ways to get a nice technicolor dreamcoat.
     
  6. Jedster

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    yes but.....there was no amazon.co in those days!!!
     
  7. Jedster

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    I grew up in a Jewish family(as the youngest child) and the only sibling related thing I remember was on Seder night(Passover) when I ,as the youngest, had to go and open the door for Elijah/Messiah(can't remember which).
    It was a little bit scary but also a bit trippy .
    (We also had an extra glass of wine for the Guest, which, us youngsters, would watch the whole evening and 'watch' is become diminished :)> )

    ETA Thanks for invoking the memory
     
  8. Aupmanyav

    Aupmanyav Be your own guru

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    It is not slavery. It puts many responsibilities on the first-born. He must be as concerned about the younger siblings as the father is. In my culture, the world runs on mutual respect.
     
  9. ideogenous_mover

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    I see , so don't you think though, that your tradition seems to identify sibling relationships as often being quite tense.. Given this fact, were there any laws or superstitions that the ancient israelites might have had in place that pertained to sibling relations.. was there something in the law section or in the oral tradition for example..
     
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    ideogenous_mover Well-Known Member

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    Ok, I think I like that
     
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    We did something similar during Advent lighting of the candles followed with the first born offering the prayer for that night.
     
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  12. Jedster

    Jedster Well-Known Member

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    Not that I remember. Maybe someone else here does.
    (Btw I am not religious now and have forgotten much)
     
  13. ideogenous_mover

    ideogenous_mover Well-Known Member

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    No ? Well, siblings are categorically a part of one's family. To me, this seems to indicate that one should probably treat them better than other people, probably even to the point of overlooking flaws and incompatibility. So there's nothing that you've read that sees it along these lines
     
  14. paarsurrey

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    All siblings are equals, the younger ones should respect their elders and the elders ones should be kind to the younger ones. Right, please?
    Regards
     
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