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What Is Your Religion or Worldview?

What is your religion or worldview?


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SalixIncendium

अग्निविलोवनन्दः
Staff member
Premium Member
I apologize in advance if your religion isn't listed, as the software limits polls to ten choices. I did my best to name the most widely practiced.

If your religion, belief system, or worldview is not listed, feel free to select 'other' and post below. Also, there are many religions or traditions that fall under the the umbrella term in the poll, so feel free to be as specific as you like.

Also, this poll will not close, so if your beliefs evolve and you wish to change your affiliation, you are free to do so.
 

Salvador

RF's Swedenborgian
I follow the path of the One as taught in Matrixism; according to Matrixism, I must follow another more widely followed religion, this other religion I've selected to follow is Swedenborgianism. My economic ideology is capitalism. My political ideology is right-wing populism. ...:)
 
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SalixIncendium

अग्निविलोवनन्दः
Staff member
Premium Member
I'm not a taker of religion.

My views are very much in line with Sanatana Dharma, specifically Advaita Vedanta, but given the variations in my views with regard to practice, I hesitate to self-identify as such.
 

Vouthon

Dominus Deus tuus ignis consumens est
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Premium Member
Quite simple for me, I'm a Catholic Christian of the Latin Rite, or 'Roman Catholic' as we are often called.

I view myself as being rooted in the apostolic faith handed down in the ecumenical creeds and the patristics (church fathers), as well as the broader sacred tradition of the church.

The social justice and mystical dimensions of the Catholic, and more generally Christian, religion are a particular passion of mine and strongly define both the relationship I have with my faith and the expression of it. The Rhineland mysticism of the medieval era, as represented by Meister Eckhart and Blessed Jan van Ruysbroeck, have been notably influential in my spiritual formation.

In light of the Second Vatican Council's Nostra Aetate, I welcome dialogue with other denominations and religions, regarding the truths contained within them as seeds of the Holy Spirit outside the church.

My political beliefs, which are directly indebted to my religious convictions, border on what might be termed "liberation theology", and so may appear democratic socialist or at least social democratic in character, but within an orthodox framework.
 
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Jainarayan

ॐ नमो भगवते वासुदेवाय
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Vaishnava Hindu. Vaishnava = follower of Vishnu and his avatars. For me, specifically Krishna, but I pray to and worship all the gods at some time or another.
 

GoodbyeDave

Well-Known Member
I voted other, as Hellenism is very definitely not neopagan *mod edit*!
 
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Jainarayan

ॐ नमो भगवते वासुदेवाय
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Christian..

What is a DIR forum?

Discuss Individual Religions. They are areas set aside for discussion of religions only by adherents of those religions. So, the Hindu DIR is for Hindus only; Christian, Muslim, Heathen, etc. for their followers only, respectively.
 

Saint Frankenstein

From the river to the sea, Palestine will be free!
Premium Member
My religion is Olympianism. I bounce between Greco-Roman and Germanic polytheism but I realize I don't really have a relationship with any of the Germanic deities. They don't reach out to me, meanwhile some of the Olympians just don't leave me alone so I will stay with them. Heathenry is still a big interest of mine, though, but I need a relationship with a deity for a religion to hold my interest.

So the Hellenic pantheon is my main pantheon. I'm a hard polytheist, pantheist and animist. I believe the Cosmos is eternally unfolding, forming, sustaining and transforming itself, and that the gods were born within it as all things are. So the Abrahamic creator/created dichotomy makes no sense to me. Transcendenc/immanence is another false dichotomy in my eyes.

That's me in a nutshell, I guess.
 

Marcion

gopa of humanity's controversial Taraka Brahma
My worldview is a non-religious (but socio-spiritually active) neo-humanism as propounded by the philosopher and spiritual Guru P. R. Sarkar (1921-1990).
 

sooda

Veteran Member
Discuss Individual Religions. They are areas set aside for discussion of religions only by adherents of those religions. So, the Hindu DIR is for Hindus only; Christian, Muslim, Heathen, etc. for their followers only, respectively.

Oh.. well OK.. I am Christian with a lifelong interest in Islam..
 

SalixIncendium

अग्निविलोवनन्दः
Staff member
Premium Member
How can we remove your hesitation. :)

I'm not sure if anything can be done, at least by anyone but me.

As I've said previously in different threads here, I feel that self-identifying with a religion but not participating in rituals and practices or not worshiping their deities as other followers/devotees do, even though I share the same worldview, would be an affront to them.

Then again, it very well could be my experiences with more dogmatic religions that led me to this mindset.
 

SalixIncendium

अग्निविलोवनन्दः
Staff member
Premium Member
Why would you want to? Lots of Hindu leaders and swamis can't even call themselves Hindu, or Sanatanis. It's shame, I tell ya! Centuries of ridicule have has a lasting effect.

Please don't get me wrong. My reasons for not self-identifying as such have absolutely nothing to do with any stigma that may be tied to the religion.
 

Vinayaka

devotee
Premium Member
I'm not sure if anything can be done, at least by anyone but me.

As I've said previously in different threads here, I feel that self-identifying with a religion but not participating in rituals and practices or not worshiping their deities as other followers/devotees do, even though I share the same worldview, would be an affront to them.

Then again, it very well could be my experiences with more dogmatic religions that led me to this mindset.


There are tons of yoga ashrams and classes, old hippies, new-agers, the SBNR crowd and more that don't take the label, but do practice the teachings in one way or another. In some ways it's better. Not identifying may well keep certain kinds of people off your back. Then there are others who have the label, but don't follow any of the teachings, or lifestyle suggestions. I'd much rather have the former than the latter.
 

SalixIncendium

अग्निविलोवनन्दः
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