Why do I need religion when I have God?

@VKXY62 (1606)
Australia
February 16, 2007 12:46am CST
Right'o YouLot, there's the question, and pleeaase don't give me the 'my religion is the one true religion' stuff, they all claim that. There is only one God/Allah/Grand Architect. What's with all this inter religious bickering, name calling and stone throwing, so many in here are so guilty of doing not what they preach, and they claim to be loyal and faithfulls, HA. Lets see now, my little star should drop to a 1 after this. Oh bye the way, the next time you drink water, you will visualise a dry desert populated with pink vases and green footballs, I don't know why, you just will.
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• United States
24 Mar 07
I can not remember where in the Bible it says it, but I think it can be biblically supported that belief in God is much more important than participation in an organized religion. Did you know you are an important holy man with a message sorely needed by the world? Next time you see a Bible you will think this thought: "I will preach my message to the world. I will take a vow of poverty. I will give all my worldy possesions to redyellowblackdog."
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@VKXY62 (1606)
• Australia
24 Mar 07
Ha ha, ok then, I'm on track mate, so far. I live in poverty, now, how do I get a rusty old 1971 Ford Falcon to your house? :-^
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• United States
24 Mar 07
A 1971 Ford Falcon? You must have the last one left! Perhaps, it is worth something as an ancient curiosity. Maybe Ford would purchase it to cover up the last remaining evidence that they ever manufactured such an inferior product?
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@VKXY62 (1606)
• Australia
24 Mar 07
I don't believe this to be the case, Aussie Fords are a different breed, the metal on the old cars was so thick, that all these modern cars became my airbag in comparison. I remember someone driving up my rear end in Bendigo, he wrecked the front of his car, and I had a scratched number plate, I was in fits of laughter when I got out to check, the other driver was in disbelief.
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• United States
22 Mar 07
Or, if you're a buddhist, why do I need I god when I have religion? ;)
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@Tripod (105)
• Philippines
22 Mar 07
Hehe, nice one.
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@VKXY62 (1606)
• Australia
24 Mar 07
Hi esl, now there's a twist I never would have thought of, what a beauty. I am sure they are all mostly well meaning and nice people though. At least Buddhist monks only set fire to themselves and not other people.
@braided (698)
• Canada
24 Mar 07
lol good one ...too funny
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@mipen2006 (5528)
• Australia
16 Feb 07
Do you have to have a religion to beleive in a creator? Is that your question? Most people stay with the religion of their parents, and don't question anything, but say they have faith in God, Allah, Buddha or whoever. Me? Well I asked questions, and came to my own conclusions. I hope my answer is as confusing to you as your question is to me. Now I'm anxiously waiting in the desert for the pink vases and green footballs to make their long awaited appearance. Will you wait with me?
@VKXY62 (1606)
• Australia
16 Feb 07
Yes, I think we think alike, much the same this way. It is a strange universe for sure, and life itself is pretty confusing. Did you like the pink vases? Did I get you, I must have. Ha ha, how about this one, the time you put something on your feet you will think of stepping on a banana and a hot dog will shoot out of it.
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@mipen2006 (5528)
• Australia
16 Feb 07
Is that the origin of the saying "to shoot yourself im the foot?"
@VKXY62 (1606)
• Australia
18 Feb 07
Ha ha, well, actually thinking about that, I reckon someone years ago had a holster with a pistol in it, I think they squeezed the trigger while they were attempting to remove said pistol from holster and it discharged. They shot themselves in the foot. Ta daaa, a new saying wa born.
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@braided (698)
• Canada
24 Mar 07
Too funny ... I like your sense of humour ... and yes why do we need religion when its man-made ... not god made ... My answer is you dont ... its just that simple .... you know as we all know religion was made by man to control the masses ... religious abuse i call it ... oh and by the way when i drink water i will visualize what i want ... but thanks for the suggestion .... smilin
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@VKXY62 (1606)
• Australia
24 Mar 07
Ah ha, a like minded, intelligent, question asking, candidate for the ranks of MyLoatian. MyLotian is not a religion, it's more of a realisation. We are all here on this planet, with a great variety, it's there for us all to enjoy. Oslovibes got me a beauty, I keep thinking of camels and watermelons every time I start a new discussion. Ha ha. twitch twitch.
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@braided (698)
• Canada
24 Mar 07
Lol you killin me ...lol .. too funny ...
@lecanis (16664)
• Murfreesboro, Tennessee
22 Mar 07
"There is only one God/Allah/Grand Architect." Actually, when you say this, you are immediately saying that only monotheist (or pantheist or panentheist) religions are correct. By saying there is only one deity, you are immediately ruling out the validity of polytheistic religions. Not that I don't very much agree with you that bickering between religions is ridiculous. As far as I'm concerned, all religions have value, and I love learning about and meeting people from other religions. =)
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@VKXY62 (1606)
• Australia
24 Mar 07
Absolutely true, nothing makes a monotheist religion more valid than a polytheistic one. Only that most people have it drummed into them they are sinners of sorts if they stray from their teachings, teachers have often had to go and learn again when new knowledge is found. Perhaps the ancient Egyptians were into all the angels and God and perceived them all as Gods. I don't know. Interesting. I know that the ancient Egyptian language was very poor in verbs. Life as a poet back then must have really sucked.
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@lecanis (16664)
• Murfreesboro, Tennessee
24 Mar 07
"Perhaps the ancient Egyptians were into all the angels and God and perceived them all as Gods. I don't know. Interesting." Conversely, maybe monotheistic religions are perceiving some Gods as angels, or seeing only part of the picture. =P Or, to get even more crazy, maybe all of the Gods that human beings believe in exist, and each one just has their own followers! "I know that the ancient Egyptian language was very poor in verbs. Life as a poet back then must have really sucked." What a wonderful insight! Lovely!
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• Niger
22 Mar 07
With God I really don't know what will I do with religion. Imagine the day anybody will not attend their weekly services what will happen??? It'll come a day that many secrets will be reveal and then we will be free from their conspiracy.
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@VKXY62 (1606)
• Australia
24 Mar 07
Yes, and those that make a living from contemplating all of our navels will have to become productive members of society and get a real job.
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@VKXY62 (1606)
• Australia
24 Mar 07
Not putting down any volunteer or charity work that many of these organisations carry out.
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@18101989 (700)
• India
24 Mar 07
If you have god with you you don't need any religion your true religion is to serve your god with honesty and from heart(purity)
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@VKXY62 (1606)
• Australia
24 Mar 07
This is so true, we all know the difference between right and wrong, some of us humans just ignore it, some people are very bad, Arnold Schwarzenegger should GET them. I am not pure though, but I did learn from my mistakes.
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• Philippines
24 Mar 07
Having a religion just acts like a security blanket. Most people feel that without it, they're lost.
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@VKXY62 (1606)
• Australia
24 Mar 07
Yes, I understand this also, especially in places where the entire town are of the same ilk, how much would you feel left out or excluded if you didn't do the same as everyone else. Worse still, how many places actively shun noncompliers. Ooooh scary. I'm glad they are happy thinking that they all think the same, no matter how much they keep quiet about things that might upset the apple cart regards the rest of the town. They have to live there, staus quo.
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@Tripod (105)
• Philippines
22 Mar 07
Do you need religion when you have god? Of course not! You're a theist with no organized religion. Plain and simple. Personally religion gave me agony because religion could never answer my doubts. I prefer staying agnostic, it's a more peacful approach to life.
@VKXY62 (1606)
• Australia
24 Mar 07
As it is said in Desiderata, something like, the universe will unfold before you as it should. Some of us like to ask questions about the world instead of just accepting stories told to us. There is more to life than just what is accepted, of this I am sure, but whether it continues as an evermore afterlife, dunno.
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@gegegelay (934)
• Philippines
22 Mar 07
Religion is just the differences of people's beliefs. You don't really need religion. In fact, religion has caused the people of this world to break apart. As long as we worship only ONE GOD, the true God, the Almighty Father in heaven.. the walls will fall down and religions will break! It's not really about religion, it's about who you're believing in.
@VKXY62 (1606)
• Australia
24 Mar 07
I agree that religion is responsible for a lot of misery on Earth. I believe in my friends and family.
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@Kaeli72 (1230)
• United States
22 Mar 07
*lol* That's probably how my ratings went down too...people don't like the whole G-d issue. Anywho, why do you need religion when you have G-d...here's what I think: Why do you need to have a bank when you have money in your pocket? You need a bank so you can keep that money safe. Same thing goes for a car. Why do you need a car when you've got gas? I hope you see what I'm trying to say here. It makes sense to me...in an odd sort of womanly kind of way.
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@VKXY62 (1606)
• Australia
24 Mar 07
Yes it makes sense, if there is a hole somewhere fill it with something or if something is not being used, do something with it. I think.?
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@oslovibes (190)
• Greece
22 Mar 07
when you have god/gods inside,you're comfortable even in hellish situations. like being stuck in a desert.With no vases.Or footballs.
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@VKXY62 (1606)
• Australia
22 Mar 07
This is true, it's nice to think that we are going to be looked after or rescued somehow. Here I sit on my camel with room to spare and a whole watermelon to myself, would you like some?
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@DonBasyo (215)
• Philippines
22 Mar 07
Religion is a creation of man. Religion is I am not mistaken is deriveed from an an ancient word which means "to praise" Men made up religion as to make uniformity and peace with the Beyond. So basically, religion is made for the benefit of men. But more than being artificial, religion is a set of dogmas that are aggreed upon by men and authorized by the past. So if the question will be answered from a man being a member of a polity/society, then religion is necessary to provide a standard for everyone. But to me personally, I really see it as an appendage to my relationship to HIM. What matters is that I believe.
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@VKXY62 (1606)
• Australia
22 Mar 07
A worldly statement, I think. I agree. I understand that many need their religion, they have their reasons. It is also much of our history. So, I think you are basically a MyLotian. :-) Love and know God without a need for any religion and accept all the other religions just because they are there as well. :-)
• Philippines
20 Feb 07
for me even if i have God to call my own i still need religion for me to be able to know more about Him. like one one can eventually loses his lights if he/she is far from other lights...
@VKXY62 (1606)
• Australia
10 Mar 07
Hi gracey_celine, thanks for your comment, I guess that's the way it is for a lot of people.