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Discussion in 'General Religious Debates' started by chinu, Sep 19, 2020.

  1. chinu

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    If, a non believer ever visited any religious place like Church, Mosque, Temple etc the first time in his/her life.

    Why went there ?
     
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    Maybe they are curioues to see how it looks.
    Does not need to be a believer to visit a house made for worshipping
     
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  3. chinu

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    Curiosity. I think this is the good answer.
     
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  4. ChristineM

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    I have visited many churches and holy places, the main reason is...

    To examine the art.

    Also for christenings, marriages, funerals of family and friends who ate religious
     
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  5. chinu

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    Thank you for your reply.

    What do you mean by saying.. main reason ? is there any additional reason too ? :)
     
  6. ChristineM

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    I gave additional reasons in my post
     
  7. chinu

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    Oh! sorry I missed :)
     
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  8. chinu

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    BTW, what do you mean by ate religious ? Do churches also offer foods like some other religions do ?
     
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    Some beautiful building, great architecture
     
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  10. ChristineM

    ChristineM "Be strong" I whispered to my coffee.
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    My bad, dyslexia strikes again. I hit the wrong key and did not see the error because the word i typed is a valid word so not highlighted as an error.

    It should have been are.
     
  11. ChristineM

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    As @Altfish mentioned, the architecture is great, and often unusual. Take this building for example.
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    The unique lantern of the dead at St. Sacerdos cathedral in Sarlat
     
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  12. chinu

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    Structures of such buildings represents levels that one attain during meditation, that's what I believe. :)
     
  13. ChristineM

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    I believe it was built during the plague (poignant or what?) to guide the dead but there are no records so its just supposition.
     
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    There are many tourist sites that are also houses of worship, or used to be houses of worship. In some, the tourists will outnumber the devotees.
     
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    A few reasons for me.

    The first was that I was dragged there as a kid.

    The second was curiosity.

    The third was to attend a religious function for a family member, friend, or co-worker.
     
  16. chinu

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    Curiosity for what ?
     
  17. ChristineM

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    Near to us is Rocamadour, a religious site dating back to the pilgrimages. During the tourist season the tourists outweigh the devotees many hundreds to one.

    Rocamadour - Wikipedia
     
  18. chinu

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    True that.
     
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    Many things. The architecture, the people, the rituals, the dress code, the decor, etc.
     
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    Who's devotee and who's not, how is that pointed out ?
     
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