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Featured What Is Your Religion?

Discussion in 'Interfaith Discussion' started by Left Coast, Jan 13, 2022 at 10:05 PM.

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What Is Your Religion?

This poll will close on Feb 12, 2022 at 10:05 PM.
  1. Buddhism

    4 vote(s)
    5.6%
  2. Christianity

    12 vote(s)
    16.9%
  3. Hinduism

    12 vote(s)
    16.9%
  4. Islam

    4 vote(s)
    5.6%
  5. Judaism

    2 vote(s)
    2.8%
  6. Neopaganism

    3 vote(s)
    4.2%
  7. None/Agnostic/Atheist

    15 vote(s)
    21.1%
  8. Other (Please Specify)

    19 vote(s)
    26.8%
  1. ParagonofIllumination

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    I had brief experience with the orthodox church and they were super friendly!
     
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  2. Dawnofhope

    Dawnofhope Veteran Member
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    I'm happy to be identified as Baha'i. It doesn't bother me the Baha'i Faith isn't on the list. We are a small religion after all with an estimated 5 - 10 million adherents worldwide.
     
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  3. Ella S.

    Ella S. Aspiring Alchemist

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    Torah-observant Christianity might be more popular than you're giving credit. There was a whole thread of them on a small inter-denominational Christian forum I used to go to just a few months ago.
     
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  4. anna.

    anna. Tried and waited then got tired, that's about it

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    I'd never heard of Joseph Campbell until I took an undergrad mythology course. I couldn't remember the name of the book so went to look it up and realized he'd written so many that I couldn't pick it out. It went through all the kinds of heroes - trickster, shapeshifter, guardian, etc. And there was a chapter on the genesis story repeated across civilizations. It's all I remember of the book but the essence of it opened some doors in my mind, to be sure.
     
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  5. Gargovic Malkav

    Gargovic Malkav Active Member

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    I worship and believe in the One I see as the Source of Everything as a result of experience and faith. Label me as you see fit.
    What is alchemy in a contemporary and religious sense about?
    And does being a Sethian mean that you consider Seth, son of Adam to be a patriarch of sorts?
     
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  6. syo

    syo Well-Known Member

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    pagan, omnist
    Pagan omnist.
     
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  7. metis

    metis aged ecumenical anthropologist

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    I drift in the direction that God is in Nature to the point whereas they're inseparable although not exactly identical. Therefore, to do science is to better understand God and creation. The role of the Church is to help us along with way with teaching basic morality.

    Any thoughts?
     
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  8. metis

    metis aged ecumenical anthropologist

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    He is considered by some at least to probably have been the world's foremost expert on comparative religions, and if you've never seen [on PBS] or read his "The Power of Myth" with Bill Moyers, you'd be missing a gem, let me tell ya.
     
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  9. Batya

    Batya Always Forward

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    Oh yes, I know there are quite a lot of us :) I think it's been gaining a lot of traction over the last 20 years or so, it's quite interesting how many like-minded folks we know of or run across, although there's often a fairly large range of differing beliefs on an individual level.
     
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  10. Jainarayan

    Jainarayan In Hell I’ll Be In Good Company
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    Vaishnava Hindu
    Hindu. Vaishnava, devotee of Vishnu and His avatars, primarily Krishna.
     
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  11. Ella S.

    Ella S. Aspiring Alchemist

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    I like it.
     
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  12. Ella S.

    Ella S. Aspiring Alchemist

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    Alchemy is a spiritual process of mystical purification. It actually originates in Daoist mysticism (where it's called Neidan) and influenced Aristotleanism, Pythagoreanism, Platonism, and Hermeticism.

    Physical alchemy (like spagyrics) is historically an off-shoot of spiritual alchemy where various ideas about how the spiritual principles supposedly manifest in reality and could be used in a form a sort of proto-scientific chemistry, astronomy, and medicine, forming the so-called "natural philosophy."

    Medieval and Renaissance alchemists distinguished the former as "high magic" and the latter as "low magic," seeing the former as superior and often regarding the latter as somewhat superstitious.

    As far as Seth goes, yes. He plays a pivotal role in Sethian myth and cosmogony, being seen as the ancestor of all Gnostics who was born in freedom in contrast to Adam and Eve's slavery, Abel's self-imposed slavery, and Cain's exile.
     
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  13. cOLTER

    cOLTER Well-Known Member

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    Disciple
    “True religion is the act of an individual soul in its self-conscious relations with the Creator; organized religion is man’s attempt to socialize the worship of individual religionists.” UB 1955
     
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  14. Thirza Fallen

    Thirza Fallen Crazy Cat Lady

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    Were you Bompu Zen Man?
     
  15. Twilight Hue

    Twilight Hue Twilight, not bright nor dark, good nor bad.

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    Nowhere Man. Same difference. *grin*
     
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  16. Thirza Fallen

    Thirza Fallen Crazy Cat Lady

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    I have a question or two for the Hindus here: 1) Do you live in the US? 2) If so, are you of Asian descent? I love Hinduism, but does it appeal to us American mutts as a general rule? I guess it might be the same with Buddhism; there is a minority of Anglo types who go to the temple.
     
  17. Ashoka

    Ashoka Om Namah Shivaya

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    1. Yes
    2. ...mom is a 2nd generation Lebanese-American, so yes but also no because I was born in the US
    3. I think it's starting to more and more; there are many Americans who are drawn to Hinduism, especially the Hare Krishna movement.
     
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  18. Left Coast

    Left Coast Peanut Butter Enthusiast
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    ...so you voted Other?
     
  19. JustGeorge

    JustGeorge Retired Ruler
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    I am in the US(Iowa), and I am not of Asian descent. I sometimes see other non-Indians at the temple.

    I was once a part of a Buddhist group; all members were Caucasian, with the majority of them being over 50 and male.
     
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  20. Vinidra

    Vinidra Jai Mata Di!

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    Yes, I live in the US. In Alabama, actually.

    And, no, I am not of Asian descent. I'm extremely white.

    I can't tell you anything about any of the temples around, though, because I haven't been to any of them yet. I'm hoping to one day, however. :)
     
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