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Where Can Believers Go

Discussion in 'Interfaith Discussion' started by rocala, Sep 16, 2019.

  1. rocala

    rocala Active Member

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    Some years ago, when I first felt the need for a spiritual path, I followed the usual western route of a 'creator god'. It never really led anywhere and Buddhism plus Modern Druidry has kept me pretty satisfied to date.

    However I am fully aware that many people would not have chosen my route. What is there for people who "find God" but choose not to make the huge leap to the Abrahamic or other teachings?

    I cannot believe I am the only one to have felt this way. Yet there seems to be little on offer.
     
  2. Native

    Native Natural Philosopher

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    Buddhism and Druidry isnĀ“t the worst choice at all as both is founded on natural rhythms of nature and circle of life. The Abrahamic dogmatism is mostly nonsense and very dualistic.
     
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  3. Nowhere Man

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

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    Maybe you should start asking why you are even looking. ;O)
     
  4. Bob Jones

    Bob Jones Prove It!

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    Religion..the opium of the people!
     
  5. columbus

    columbus Conservative Catholic from Hell

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    The best suggestion I have is UU, Unitarian Universalist.

    Congregations tend to be small and varied. But they also tend to be very inclusive. The tendency is for UU's to view other people's theological world view as an interesting feature of a person, rather than a defining characteristic.
    Tom
     
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  6. rocala

    rocala Active Member

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    Yes, I know, I agree, It is why I specified "spiritual path" . A very different matter.
     
  7. Brickjectivity

    Brickjectivity Veteran Member
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    Quaker is an idea for you, but how you go with the Quakers depends on if you're willing to commit to pacifism. If not then you may still be a permanent visitor to a Quaker meeting. Just be polite.

    UU is another idea, but with UU you are expected to believe in a hereafter and possibly in God and in the supernatural. You will be welcome anyway, but you won't be a tight fit.

    Unity is also similar to UU, but with Unity you should believe in both the hereafter, God, miracles and in prayer. Without you'd still be welcome to all functions, but you wouldn't be a tight fit.

    There are various churches that will have you. Usually a good indicator will be a rainbow sticker on the door, but there is probably not a database. Its word of mouth usually.

    Barring this you could try for something less religious in nature, such as toastmasters.
     
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  8. sun rise

    sun rise "Let there be peace and love among all"
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    More and more at least in the West, people are rejecting religions, especially dogma. It seems to me that what's important is to try to live up to our best understanding of the fundamental principles of truth and love and to learn from our mistakes and failures.

    I can be fully occupied with trying to be honest with myself and others and to think, speak and act according to love. Of course, my failures are almost continuous but the "game" is engrossing.
     
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