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What religions and paths do you mix?

Discussion in 'Syncretic Religions DIR' started by Breathe, Dec 8, 2010.

  1. Breathe

    Breathe Hostis humani generis

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    As the op says, what religions, philosophies, practices paths etc. do you practice?

    Is there any reason why these ones?
     
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  2. Gaura Priya

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    I guess I am spiritually lost... I am a Vaishnava in philosophy and preferred practice, but the Abrahamic religions have rubbed off of me for the longest time and I have the hardest time letting go of them:

    Judaism - Karaism, Chasidism
    Christianity - Unitarianism, Latter Day Saints movement
    Islam - Qur'an Alone, Sufism
    Baha'i Faith

    I can not let them go, because I actually believe in every one of them and their Scriptures as revealed by the One True God, whether it be Yehovah, Jehovah, Allah, Abha, or Vishnu.

    I'm lost, LOL. Either I am guaranteed Paradise, or guaranteed Hell!
     
  3. fenrisx

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    From another thread, raised episcopalian (protestant), initiated sufi, have followed forms of buddhism and shugendo as well... guess Im a kinda gnostic sorta
     
  4. Breathe

    Breathe Hostis humani generis

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    bumping thread :)
     
  5. Rainbow Mage

    Rainbow Mage Lib Democrat/Agnostic/Epicurean-ish/Buddhist-ish

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    I syncretize Buddhism, Gnosticism, and Kemetic Orthodoxy. The reason I mix them is I suppose that's what makes sense to me. I can't just not have Jesus as a teacher, because I respect his teachings too much, but I can't not have Buddha either.

    I also will not ever give up Kemetic Orthodoxy because I've had experiences with my gods in the religion that are too real to throw out the window. I agree with one thing Madan said:

    If there is a god like the Abrahamics believe in, who does care what you believe and rather you believe "the truth" or not, may he have mercy on my soul. LOL
     
  6. Twig pentagram

    Twig pentagram High Priest

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    I syncretize autotheism and pantheism, but I don't think either of them is a religion.
     
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  7. The Sum of Awe

    The Sum of Awe Realitarian

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    I believe all philosophies are true in their own way. I find all philosophies useful.

    For religion, I am wanting to believe in many gods (possibly Jain) and also be a Jedi.
     
  8. Breathe

    Breathe Hostis humani generis

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    How will you syncretise these?

    What do you define as a god, and why Jainism?

    How do you mix Jainism's total pacifism with Jedi's.. well.. Jedi-ness? :D
     
  9. blackout

    blackout Violet.

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    I have been known to embody color palates
    that include/incorporate/syncretise
    burgundy/ruby/golds and blues
    along with my primary purples/violets.

    Sometimes even emerald or forest greens. :yes:

    ;)
     
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  10. Breathe

    Breathe Hostis humani generis

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    Sounds very pretty, Vi! :yes:
    :)
     
  11. Gaura Priya

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    I guess at the moment I am a Baha'i with some HIndu influences. :D

    I love how I changed after a few months...
     
  12. The Sum of Awe

    The Sum of Awe Realitarian

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    That's actually a good idea, Pantheism and Autotheism. It makes sense.
     
  13. The Sum of Awe

    The Sum of Awe Realitarian

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    Jedi teach a lot about respect for others, they teach nothing of wrong-doing. Let alone, I had always been a pacifist, even without religion. :)
     
  14. Breathe

    Breathe Hostis humani generis

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    Ahh, I see. Thanks for explaining. :)
     
  15. Gaura Priya

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    Woot! Abrahamic Syncretism!!

    I try to mix together the Baha'i Faith and Islam with Judaism and Christianity... does that mean doing Salat, praying Baha'i prayers while singing Messianic Jewish songs? Why not! :D

    We are all children of Abraham, and God's Covenant shows that He always gives us guidance in every step of the way. :)
     
  16. .Frame.

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    There are particular ideas that have resonated with me in almost all of the major religions and also in many smaller ones, and in different non religious belief systems as well, but I think it's hard to say whether those ideas originated within the religions that I found them in.

    That said, I'll list a few ideas that are fundamental to my beliefs, and where I found them. If I have misinterpreted something from a particular religion, do, please, let me know (I may or may not still choose to stay with my own interpretation, but I will certainly have a greater understanding of the religion in question).

    Christianity: The importance of loving and forgiving everyone, regardless of their sins.

    Islam: The notion that fighting injustice is a human duty (rather than a heroic and remarkable act, as I had seen it before).

    Scientific thought: The important of reason, logic and questioning ideas before choosing to believe in them

    Jainism: The notion of minimising the harm you do to all life, as best you can, and of seeking to avoid any purely selfish actions.

    Discordianism: The notion that order and chaos are two ways of looking at the same thing. Also, the notion that humour is of spiritual significance and that not making sense is, sometimes, the best way to show somebody sense.

    Hinduism: The idea that everything is the property of God, and we only have a right to use anything in the world if it is to an end that is Godly.

    Sihkism: The notion that good deeds should be central to religious existence, and that the equality of humanity is a fundamental law in the eyes of God.

    Existentialism: The idea that nothing ultimately matters, and that we may choose our goals as we wish. That isn't to say I condone reckless, self obsessed hedonism, only that I see compassion, honesty and the pursuit of truth not as being the only right path to follow, but simply as the one that will make us happiest.

    Buddhism: The idea that happiness and compassion are related, as aforementioned, is an idea I first heard in relation to Buddhism.

    I've just realised how long this post is getting. I will stop now.
     
  17. doppelganger

    doppelganger Through the Looking Glass

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    I can and do mix any of them, but I borrow most frequently from Xianity and "Gnostic" Xianity, Taoism, Buddhism, Existentialism/Perspectivism, and the Principia Discordia.
     
  18. Boethiah

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    Right now I am mixing Baha'i foundations with the adoption of the et'Ada (Aedra and Daedra from Elder Scrolls) as my representations of "God". I am also throwing in some principles that could be seen potentially maybe as Taoism. All practices finding peace and discovery.
     
  19. Nowhere Man

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

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    Along with Zen I do relate with some of the philosophical arising that come out of Martial Arts. Esp. involving the Yin and Yang symbol of which to me, is a significant metaphor.
     
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    *Anne* Bliss Ninny

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    Christianity and Buddhism.

    1) I was born Christian and can't quite shake it. ;)

    2) Buddhist philosophy has touched my heart.
     
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