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Featured What Is Your Religion?

Discussion in 'Interfaith Discussion' started by Left Coast, Jan 13, 2022.

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What Is Your Religion?

Poll closed Feb 12, 2022.
  1. Buddhism

    4 vote(s)
    5.4%
  2. Christianity

    13 vote(s)
    17.6%
  3. Hinduism

    12 vote(s)
    16.2%
  4. Islam

    4 vote(s)
    5.4%
  5. Judaism

    2 vote(s)
    2.7%
  6. Neopaganism

    3 vote(s)
    4.1%
  7. None/Agnostic/Atheist

    15 vote(s)
    20.3%
  8. Other (Please Specify)

    21 vote(s)
    28.4%
  1. mangalavara

    mangalavara Truth Alone Triumphs
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    Yes. Born here too in what used to be called New Philippines by Spaniards.

    I am descended from people from the UK, Ireland, and Western/Northern Europe.

    My impression is that Buddhism has more of an appeal. Its appeal, I think, is due to the lack of belief in God, and the Buddha's insistence that individuals test out his doctrine before committing themselves to it.

    You must be pretty then! Let's go grab some coffee! :hearteyes:

    I have seen a few white American participants on the Sunday livestream of a temple here.

    I've been told that I look like I'm fresh off the boat from Ireland. One time, a Polish German woman said I look like a German German in America. Have you ever been told something like that about yourself?

    We're in the same boat.

    Well, I have been to an ISKCON temple once, and that was over 10 years ago.
     
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  2. Renki

    Renki lover of wisdom
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    I was a Stoic, but after some months of heavy reflection, I’ve made the decision to return to the Bahá’í Faith. Sooooo Ba…

    *has to check Other*

    Uhhhh….other. :oops:
     
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  3. JustGeorge

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    I've noticed we get a few Black folks now and then, too. Never seen any Latino people in the temple, though.
     
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  4. mangalavara

    mangalavara Truth Alone Triumphs
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  5. Thirza Fallen

    Thirza Fallen Crazy Cat Lady

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    That is encouraging. I would like to go to a Hindu temple but I don't want to stand out. I am shy and insecure.
     
  6. JustGeorge

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    I remember reading once of a large Hindu community in Africa somewhere, surprisingly without an Indian diaspora. Apparently, a African convert had really made an impression in his area, and the interest spread to others.

    I felt very shy and insecure too at first, but it was so worth it. Most people will help you with what you need to do.

    I remember at our first trip, during aarti, a man who had been in the kitchen ran in and pushed my husband forward with excitement and told him "you can do this, too!"
     
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  7. cOLTER

    cOLTER Well-Known Member

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    yes, I consider myself a disciple of Jesus of Nazareth and his generic gospel of the Kingdom, but that gospel was largely forgotten and replaced by a religion about Jesus mixed with Pagan ritual etc. so I don't call myself a Christian. Jesus would have acknowledged elements of spiritual truth in all religions.
     
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  8. Vinidra

    Vinidra Jai Mata Di!

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    Never had anyone say that before, but I got a DNA test done once, out of curiosity. The results were the most boringly white thing you can imagine.

    Maybe we'll both get to visit one in the near future.
     
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  9. JustGeorge

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    Most boringly white? How does that compare to averagely boring white? Or slightly boring white?

    I'm having trouble imaginging!
     
  10. mangalavara

    mangalavara Truth Alone Triumphs
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    Sounds like my results. UK, Ireland, and Western/Northern Europe. Nothing interesting to me like Basque, Southern/Southeastern European, or Eastern European. Fortunately, what you and I ultimately are is far from boring, and it's imperishable unlike the body. :)
     
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  11. savagewind

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    This is just to post a post. I wonder if anyone has figured out yet what religion I am?
    I am not for myself 100%. I am not for gaining materialistically. I love peace. I love justice. I love to think that the human race is forever. What am I?
     
  12. Left Coast

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    There's always the good ol' Belief-o-Matic:

    Belief-O-Matic®
     
  13. savagewind

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  14. Vinidra

    Vinidra Jai Mata Di!

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    Well, to be fair, I probably *am* averagely boring. I just have delusions of grandeur. ;)

    That is so true!
     
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  15. MonkeyFire

    MonkeyFire Well-Known Member

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    Variated elemental pacifism. We describe the universe with passive elements, and cosmic order. We believe in human nature. Basically Aether is the simplest element, air (vacuum) exist in it, that spawned the fire, and that creates light; and true love, pacifism, faith, and knowledge exist in that order. Basically we believe that the universe is based a variation of elemental order. We would think that the universe is based on a variation between pacifism and density (humidity). Our lore describes St. Michael as the Seraph Angel of Fire, and Faith. Faith Himself, and Fire Himself.

    I love you, woman.

    Immaculate Heart of Mary - Wikipedia
     
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  16. Father Heathen

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    I'm a deist/pantheist leaning agnostic.
     
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  17. InChrist

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    I am born again believer in Jesus Christ as my Savior for forgiveness of my sins and eternal life. ❤️
     
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  18. Truthseeker

    Truthseeker Non-debating member when I can help myself

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    Could you tell me about your spiritual journey a little, maybe not here but in a private conversation?
     
  19. Trailblazer

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    What is a Stoic?
    Why did you return, if I may ask?
     
  20. wandering peacefully

    wandering peacefully Which way to the woods?
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    No religion but I do enjoy the wisdom of Buddha's teachings as well as Native American spirituality and their views on nature. Along with being an atheist which of course is not a religion.
     
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