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Where do you get your sense of belonging?

Karolina

Member
Many people find their sense of belonging in their faith community. Where do you go for that emotional need to be filled?
 

Nakosis

Non-Dual Physicalist
Premium Member
Not a deist so.... Sorry if you are only looking for answers from Deists.

But my sense of belonging comes from family and friends. Also any group of which I find myself a part of which requires cooperation to achieve common goals.
 

Audie

Veteran Member
Not a deist so.... Sorry if you are only looking for answers from Deists.

But my sense of belonging comes from family and friends. Also any group of which I find myself a part of which requires cooperation to achieve common goals.

My culture, community, family.
 

columbus

yawn <ignore> yawn
Many people find their sense of belonging in their faith community. Where do you go for that emotional need to be filled?
Family, friends, local groups that do things I want to do in groups, global groups who try to do things I want to see done,

RF?!
Tom
 

exchemist

Veteran Member
Many people find their sense of belonging in their faith community. Where do you go for that emotional need to be filled?
I'd be surprised if many people ONLY find that need met by their faith community.

Like the others, I find it in (extended) family, friends, the local church - sure, the choirs I sing with, and ex-colleagues from the world of work I have kept in touch with (I have been retired for several years now).

Most of us belong to a number of communities that make us welcome and feel valued - and hence engender a sense of belonging.
 

Deeje

Avid Bible Student
Premium Member
**** Edit: Oops, sorry. Didn't realize this was in a forum I don't belong in.****

As this is sometimes a problem, can there be some sort of color coding when a restricted forum is involved? It isn’t always obvious and it should be. Something to raise at the next staff meeting perhaps?
Make it obvious that there are posting restrictions on a given forum. :shrug:
 

Quagmire

Imaginary talking monkey
Staff member
Premium Member
As this is sometimes a problem, can there be some sort of color coding when a restricted forum is involved? It isn’t always obvious and it should be. Something to raise at the next staff meeting perhaps?
Make it obvious that there are posting restrictions on a given forum. :shrug:
Can't answer this here.:p
 

sciatica

Notable Member
I guess in a Christian context. Christian loners who questioned and doubted. Outsiders. ones who don't mind standing alone and making a stand. A Christian rebel?
 

Vinayaka

devotee
Premium Member
Many people find their sense of belonging in their faith community. Where do you go for that emotional need to be filled?
I do think that this sense is stronger for some people than others. We vary in the degree of social interaction we need. Being a bit of a 'hermit' type myself, I have less need yet I also know people on the other extreme of the spectrum. I definitely get my need fulfilled at the local Hindu temple.

I had an interesting observation just recently with a 'new guy in town'. He'd been coming fairly regularly on off days, perhaps on all days, I don't know. At a recent festival (we do a palanquin parade of deities at festivals regularly and there is a need for young strong men to be the bearers. At the summer festival we occasionally need 16 men or more, and it's quite the organizing co-ordinating event like getting two guys of similar heights to be opposite each other) There are a few key organisers, and if you're lucky, you get 'selected' to have the honour of being a bearer/carrier. So this 'new guy in town' got asked. His whole demeanour changed. It was quite educational to be an observer, and observe just how important it can be to some folks. Good on the organisers for asking him.
 
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