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Discussion in 'General Religious Debates' started by Willamena, Jun 13, 2019.

  1. Willamena

    Willamena Just me
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    If you believe in god, meaning that you have a personal relationship with god, what need do you have for religion?

    Isn't it essentially other people telling you how you should have a relationship with god?
     
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  2. Enoch07

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    "I" don't have need of the religion per say for that reason.

    But a lot of folks do like fellowship. Fellowship being worshipping in the company of other like minded individuals. Not my cup of tea but some prefer it.
     
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  3. Willamena

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    You can get fellowship in a quest to toss a ring into a volcano.
     
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  4. The Reverend Bob

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    I don't believe in God but I like the poetry and the symbolism behind the concept. The only relationship I have with God is a relationship with an internalize concept that is pertinent to me. It is an aesthetic that I have adopted.
     
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  5. George-ananda

    George-ananda Advaita Vedanta and Spiritualist and Pantheist
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    Well religion could be looked at as following the teachings of more advanced souls that came before.

    Perhaps in very modern times with the advance of education and worldly exposure more people are thinking for themselves and not following the traditional religions. But they are typically influenced by spiritual thinkers that came before and not totally inventing the wheel.
     
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  6. Willamena

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    It's not so "advanced." :}
     
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    Because I enjoy organised religion

    To me church services are informative and fun and help me develop my faith and personal relationship with God
     
  8. The Reverend Bob

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    What makes them more advanced?
     
  9. George-ananda

    George-ananda Advaita Vedanta and Spiritualist and Pantheist
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    Well, I'll be so bold as to suggest some souls are more advanced than others. And I learn from those I believe are more advanced than me.
     
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  10. Enoch07

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    I don't have need for either.

    Besides who said I'm not Sauron himself. ;)
     
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  11. The Reverend Bob

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    Why?
     
  12. George-ananda

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    My judgment.
     
  13. Tony Bristow-Stagg

    Tony Bristow-Stagg A World Citizen
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    God is unknowable. Any connection we have with God is via Gods chosen Messenger.

    The Messenger gives the Laws and Teachings for the age we live in. Thus Faith unfolds in the practice of the Message brought by the Manifestation of God.

    Regards Tony
     
  14. The Reverend Bob

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    What makes your judgement sound? Any evidence these people are more advanced? Advanced at what?
     
  15. The Reverend Bob

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    Who determines that certain people are "God's messengers"?
     
  16. Tony Bristow-Stagg

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    That is up to each of us.

    Regards Tony
     
  17. Willamena

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    If you have a personal relationship with god, what would "develop" it?
     
  18. The Reverend Bob

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    So it is all subjective?
     
  19. Willamena

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    Well, you are the judge.
     
  20. Willamena

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    Okay, but what need is there for religion?
     
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