So many different Religions in the world..what is yours?
30 Aug 07
I am a Calvinist Christian and believe that God chose us to be his sons and daughters from the beginning of time. I am wary of tolerance, because I want those God to bring him or her into HIS kingdom and feel sorry for those people who believe that worshiping idols will bring them salvation. I like to hear about different cultures, especially about how they got the way they were, but not to the extent that I think of all those nice people. I mean, I can talk to almost anybody and I am not that interested whether he wears a red sash around his waist, whether she has a ring through her nose and a red mark on her forehead, but I really do not go out of my way because well, when we wanted a baby, our government imported many families over from India and the social worker told us that there were no babies available. So I am rather ambivalent.
• Murfreesboro, Tennessee
30 Aug 07
This topic has been done before, which might be why you didn't get many replies. Even four months ago when you posted it, it had been done many times. However, you would have gotten MANY more replies had you put it under "religion" topic, which for some silly reason is under "hobbies". Though that's a little offensive when it comes to a place for it, there are tons of people who have that interest, and many of them would have replied to you. =P While I'm here, I'll tell you that I am a Celtic Reconstructionist Pagan. I learned about my religion from my great-grandmother, but I really came to it first because of dreams I had about a particular Celtic Goddess when I was about four years old. It's likely that my primary Goddess chose to call me partially because of my great-grandmother, but I still see it as my choosing the religion because of being called. My religion is polytheistic (meaning I believe in multiple Gods), with a focus on nature, personal responsibility, a belief in spiritual Otherworlds, and a strong emphasis on both scolarship and personal revelation. Since many of the practices and beliefs of the Celtic peoples were lost when Christianity swept across Europe, it's a matter of "reconstructing" the religion, piecing together what I know from history with what my great-grandmother taught me, what my Gods teach me, and what personally works for me in the modern world. So my path is not easy, because I don't have everything laid out for me to just accept, I have to do a lot of research and exploration to find my way. But my Gods have always been loving and kind to me, and that is why I am what I am.
16 Aug 07
There really are so many religions in the world and I have studied almost all of them just to find out that all have faults anyway. I was born a Catholic by my parents choice but my choice now is to stay with out any active participation in any religion. I think I am more of a pagan but I do not worship other gods. I just have a set of different beliefs and I stand by it.
21 May 07
I don't belong to a special religion, I try to believe in them all, at least in their right teachings for life and for spiritual good. So I am very interested in learning from other religions and cultures, and when I fined something correct on them (I think they all have something good) I add it to my beliefs. So I agree with you :).