Rituals in Religion

India
August 27, 2015 5:24am CST
I've been talking to a lot of people about the religion they follow, nd I have come to this conclusion. Most religions are practised in a way that was not actually ever mentioned in that particular religions holy books. Mainly in Hinduism, the Bhagavath Gita is actually a book telling the story of a war taking place and the advice given to a youth on how to live life... But in India the Hindus follow loads and loads of rituals which actually cannot be found in any of their holy scriptures... Such as Worshipping so called god men, the belief that people get possesed by the spirits of dead people and that such people can be freed from the torment of such spirits by being beaten with neem leaves, and so much more. Similarly in the religion of Islam, look at the world today all the attacks by terrorists. Does Islam actually ask its followers to kill people in order to get into heaven? I personally do not know coz I haven't read their holy scriptures. Everyone has a religion even those people who say that they do not believe in God. But I think its belief in rituals that is the cause for problems between people of different rituals. We need to reach the heart of the issue, of why do we follow the religion that we follow, instead of getting caught up in the rituals prescribed. What do you think?
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@PrarieStyle (2505)
• United States
28 Aug 15
Yes islam is violent in it's holy texts. If you study the life of muhammad and the koran, you will see that it teaches violence. 80% Is about us, the unbelievers. What to do with us and about us. The koran teaches that a moslem must follow every aspect of muhammads life. He was violent and barbaric, especially toward the end of the koran when he gained followers, money and power. The Bible doesn't tell us to baptize babies. It doesn't tell us to celebrate Christmas, Easter or Halloween. Yet so many Christians do. I don't celebrate them anymore. After investigating and doing some research I have decided that I will no longer take part in the pagan holidays. I only want to please the Lord, not man.
• India
28 Aug 15
There are very few people like you in the world today... Who lives to please the Lord today? To be totally honest many times I fail to do so myself...
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28 Aug 15
We celebrate these holidays but I have heard before not to. What do you think- do you think God is dissapointed when we do? I guess it has become such a custom to celebrate it, it's hard to change the traditions now for my family.
• United States
28 Aug 15
@dashboardc33 If you consider the fact that the Bible doesn't say to celebrate His birthday and that Dec. 25th is the sun gods and other pagan gods birthday, I think He's very disappointed in us.
• Romania
27 Aug 15
what religion are you?do you think is the right faith?
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• India
27 Aug 15
I'm a Christian, and yes I believe its the right faith... God has done too many miracles in my life for me to turn a blind eye to His love for me and for me to deny His existence...
• Romania
27 Aug 15
@susananita Iam a Christian too and u are right.
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28 Aug 15
I am also Christian. It seems like everyone thinks they are the right faith and disown others who believe differently than them. I wish we could just all believe that there is a God that wants us to do good and not argue about the little stuff.
27 Aug 15
It is a ritual in our religion to baptize an infant however, that's not what the bible says. We should baptize as we become aware of what we believe in and we can make a promise to God. Jesus wasn't baptized until he was 30.
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• India
28 Aug 15
Exactly that is totally true... No where in the Bible does God say to Baptize children... People today have mixed concepts frm the new testament and old testament... The practise of dedicating a child to God has been mixed with baptism to create a ritual of baptizing infants...
28 Aug 15
@susananita my daughter got dedicated last weekend. When she's older, she will get baptized once she understands the reason behind it. She's only three months now, so it's up to me and her Godparents to lead her down the right path.
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