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Religion

In your own words, how do you feel about religion? I myself am still not sure.

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Camisado6 years ago
The whole idea behind religion itself might be true, or not. One religion may be right, all religions may ultimately prove to be right, no religions are right, God might exist, or not. There's basically no way for us to be 100% certain whether religion (or specific religions) are right or wrong. I myself am an agnostic theist - the whole 'theist' thing is basically just influence from the way I am raised and the kind of people I grew up with. I'm pretty neutral about the whole thing, and in all fairness I'm open to change. I guess you can say that I'm 'playing it safe'. Or not. Who knows?
MrSillyGuns (author)  Camisado6 years ago
hmm
What's your take on religion?
MrSillyGuns (author)  Camisado6 years ago
well after speaking to a christian pastor and having some.. personal experiences.. i have seen that God is real but theres no way to comprehend it.
I guess you can say that I'm 'playing it safe'. Or not. Who knows?

You're thinking along the lines of Pascal's Wager (make sure you read the criticisms as well).




You are absolutely right. I was endlessly wondering on my particular way of thinking, and you cleared up a lot of stuff by directing me to that article. Thank you very much.
jimc45676 years ago
There is a saying that 'Religion is institutional, Spirituality is personal'.

Most people are born into families with some kind of religious belief. The point is that religious is generally a 'belief based system'. Meaning, you have to believe. As a result many people make it personal because almost all religions stress that THIS is the one and only true way to god, and all others are wrong.

All religions (Christian, Judaism, Islam, Hinduism, Buddhism, etc.) branch out into multiple sects. These are variations or branches from the original belief or philosophy. As a result there is no shortage of choices, if you are 18 years or older you should feel free to experience as many of these that you can or want to.

Most groups are friendly and open to people who want to experience their religion. You shouldn't have to join, or pay anything other than the customary offering that is taken at a service. A lot information is available on-line, so you can do some research to understand the fundamentals.

In case you haven't guessed it by now, religion or spirituality is a personal choice. You pretty much have to figure out which one meets your needs. I once heard it said,  "There are many roads. All of them ultimately lead to God."
MrSillyGuns (author)  jimc45676 years ago
But science has proved stuff that the bible says god made.
Can you give an example? I guess an alternative is to be an atheist, not to believe in any deities. Atheism versus Theism ... no belief in deities versus belief in deities. There are scientists and doctors who do not believe in God. For them the problem is simple, 'you can't prove to me God exists'. It's pretty much an atheists point of view.
MrSillyGuns (author)  jimc45676 years ago
example: just how my science teacher has told me how earths atmospere was formed from volcanoes and stuff but it makes sense, and sounds more probable than just earth popping up and people are there, and who knows which religion to believe?
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