Which Religion Inspires You?

@zahidz (311)
December 22, 2009 1:05am CST
Hello All Dear Friends.Mostly people like their religions only and also some do not believe in this.but the thing i want to ask is that have any other religion inspires you other than your religion? which religion and why? and if you don't have religion then which religion inspires you or you feel its good? sorry no bad thing about any religion here,just need a discussion of inspiration religions not the hater for any religion please
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@cannibal (650)
• India
22 Dec 09
Interesting question. Actually there are many which I like other than my own, Hinduism. Since I lean towards mysticism in Hinduism (Advaita Vedanta) I obviously love the mystical aspects of all religions, if any. So it includes Buddhism, Sufism, Gnosticism, Taoism, some Chinese religions and others. As a whole, besides my own I favor Paganism and Satanism since pretty much like mine, freedom of mode of worship is their hallmark. I reckon this is the most vital aspect of a religion, since it encourages free-thinking. I may like Jainism and Sikhism too, to an extent.
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@zahidz (311)
22 Dec 09
ahan,good that you read so many religion and feel the truth in them. but can you explain free thinking? how you can take this word?
@cannibal (650)
• India
22 Dec 09
I called it free-thinking because those religions do not say that you have to stick with a single philosophy and that all others are wrong. This freedom, in my opinion is highly essential since every single person may not have the same kind of thinking. Some choose one God, others many, others find God everywhere and some do not believe at all. So, calling your your own path as the only valid one; and others leading to eternal damnation is quite unhealthy if you ask me.
@cannibal (650)
• India
22 Dec 09
By the by, you didn't tell us which religion you favor, aside from yours, i.e. Islam.
@GADHISUNU (2164)
• India
23 Dec 09
Zahidz, I respect all religions and try my best to study and understand them. The reason for my study of other religions is to only figure out what is the basis of religion, and why they are the way they are! This is very interesting. There is one more person on myLot who similarly wants to get to the bottom of things. You made a right point when you said everyone loves his/her religion(generally). In that sense I love mine i.e Sanatana Dharma aka Hinduism. I have Holy Bible and Holy Qur An with me. I respect all Prophets of God. They are all Great People who brought peace to a turbulent world. There are aspects of different religions that inspire so to say. Christianity's service of the poor and needy- putting that above self. The second thing I like about Christianity is that they understand human weakness and have included Forgiveness for others and self. Of Islam, I like the idea of Zakat, the sharing of ones riches with the less fortunate compulsorily, like during Id-ul-Zuha. Another wonderful aspect of Islam I like is the declaration of charging of interest as an unpardonable sin. This byfar the best part of Islam. I have recently bought a tiny copy of Al Quran in English. The translation and get up are very nice. And I want to read it through before I take up a deetailed study of the Tafseer and Hadith. Man theer is so much to read but time is at a premium. Let me tell you in short I hate no religion. The reason why I like Hinduism is because no other religion gives one the freedom to choose your path as does Hinduism. It is a conglomerate of a myriad paths accomodating all sorts of thoughts.
• United States
22 Dec 09
my only religion that makes me stronger and inspires me is Luciferialism because its dangerous path but in the end you become god like and you develop alot of stuff
@zahidz (311)
23 Dec 09
well how a person or human being can become god? i dont think it is possible bro.
@Ravenladyj (22937)
• United States
23 Dec 09
because its dangerous path What makes you say its a dangerous path?? There isnt anything dangerous about it..just like there isnt anything dangerous about Satanism or Vodou or Santaria and so on..
• United States
25 Dec 09
satanism and luciferian are 2 diff things luciferian is more dangerous for facing fears that will come too reality and if you go back the shadows will consume you and we are our own gods we work to reach god-head
• India
22 Dec 09
Hey there zahidz, for me the only Religion that inspires me is my own that is Hinduism. There are so many aspect which one can learn from Hinduism. The only other religion, that inspires me is Christianity. Of course I do not know much about Christianity, but, I like the way they pray and so many other things. Even though I have had my education in a Christian as well as a Islamic institution, I was somehow not attracted to Islam. Whereas I liked a few things about Chrisitianity. The only thing I do not like about Christianity is their was of converting people from other religions to their own. The unfortunate thing is, now even the Muslims have started to do this sort of thing. Of course they do not do this openly, as the Christians.
@zahidz (311)
22 Dec 09
well everybody has right to spread what he think is true but its you also who can check what is true or not. you are not attracted by Islam due to some different sects in islam and due to media which tell Islam is a cruel religion but i think we should study by own self to judge anyone.some time before in past, christian do the same killing which now they said only muslim do so its just now a propaganda going against muslims and yeah christian spread their religion because they give the option of freedom like do what ever you want to do and thats what every human being want but a religion mean boundaries set by that religion.if you are christian then you have to follow those but if you are hindu then you have to follow hindu religion boundaries. but sorry to say but now-a-days many changes are taking place in hinduism and also in indian films they are trying to mix christian religion with hindu and try to give a view that it is not a different thing but really it is.
• India
22 Dec 09
zahidz, I would like to mention one thing. I studied in missionary school, and all my college studies for five years were under a Muslim college.I have also studied Arabic in my college, and got a diploma in it. Let me tell you, when we were students, we never thought of Christians, Muslims or Hindus. We were all Indians. It is only now, that even students are thinking on religious lines. For two years, when there was no college elections, the management thrust a Muslim as a Student secretary, and the third year, when the elections were held, a Hindu was selected as a student secretary,in Muslim dominated majority college.The fact was of the three office bearers, only one was Muslim and the rest were Hindus. The muslim candidates lost.Most of my college lecturers were muslims, but I was one of their favorite student. It is not because of some one I did not like Islam, it is the fact, there is no free thinking and we have to follow a set of rigid rules. This was one of the reason which put me of. This and a few more.
@bird123 (10486)
• United States
23 Dec 09
All religions inspire me. They inspire me to look elsewhere for answers. Sure all religions have some truth but they all think they have all the truth. God is much more than you can find in any holy book especially since they were all written by man.Everyone looks for God by following, but aren't they really searching just like you???? Listen to the advice of others but walk your own path. You will find God alot quicker that way.
• Malaysia
23 Dec 09
Bird123, I totally agree with you on this. Sometimes, the way religion is practised puts one off. Cheers and have a nice day as well as a wonderful 2010!!!!
@matsulori (269)
• United States
27 Dec 09
What a great question, by the way. I'm Wiccan, and so I am open-minded about other religions. I enjoy the idea that there is no deity; there is only the self about Zen Buddhism. I enjoy the many Gods and Goddesses of the Hindu, and how they are imperfect, but they are strong in other fields, and it's in those fields that they are divine. I enjoy the Egyptian Gods and Goddesses, and how it was a Goddess-centric religion first. I enjoy the Sumerian, Mesopotamian, Cretian, -- you name it, it interests me. I grew up christian. I dislike christianity and christians for a reason. I've yet to meet a christian who does what Jesus does. And I've found the ones shouting out loudest that they're christian are usually the ones that are the worst. I's saying this from personal experience. I know the bible quite well, and I don't see ANYONE walking the walk.
@bestboy19 (5482)
• United States
23 Dec 09
I don't know enough about other religions to have an opinion.
@shobhan51 (376)
• Malaysia
23 Dec 09
Zahidz, after reading all the inspiring comments, I have come to conclude that there is beauty and a path leading mankind to the truth in all religions. But sad to say, religion has been made a political tool by unscrupulous people to stir the masses against each other. Basically, man has negative and positive qualities. Religions stress the need to develop positive qualities and suppress the negative ones. It is true that even Christians had used violent means to phase out religions practiced before Christ like polytheism as well as paganism. I prefer Buddhism (though I am a Hindu) which is soft, non-violent, corrective and educating in its basic philosophy. However, no religion is without its flaws and shortcomings. Many religious practices have evolved with the times and continue to do so, otherwise it cannot withstand the test of time. Thanks for the inspiring moments, Zahidz. Have a wonderful New Year!!!
@Harley009 (1420)
• India
23 Dec 09
The religion after Islam that inspires me is Judaism/Jewish. Because they have somewhat rigid proofs and they follow their rules and which have many similarities with Islam. After Judaism it is Christianity and Hinduism, I mean the Christianity as per the Bible not all the churches. If we check the root of Hinduism the Vedas and Upanishads has got a lot of great teachings which seems like it had been a set of words of God in a time However later smritis in Hinduism differs much though. Peace.
@cripfemme (7718)
• United States
22 Dec 09
I am a United Church of Christ member. We're the Still Speaking Church (http://www.stillspeaking.org). We combine good works in the physical world with much praying. That's what I think is vital, works and prayers. The world needs both.
@Ravenladyj (22937)
• United States
22 Dec 09
I'm not a religous person by any means and quite frankly I have a general distaste for what religion has become...I am however a very spiritual person who's path is hers alone...What inspires my personal path or better yet what religions are a blend of my personal path? The key two are Paganism and Buddhism but also Native American Spirituality and Vodou...