Would you follow a Religion

@reeseyj (906)
United States
March 10, 2008 1:05pm CST
just because it was made up by someone you respected or liked. Like scientology or the waco incident. I dont know about you but I will not follow someone just because they say it's the right way, it has to be solid and proven.
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• New Zealand
10 Mar 08
Hi ya. I have followed a Religion and I hope to continue till the day I die. I am not just following a Man and listening to what he says I am trying to figure it out with their help cos that's the way to do it. You can't get to Heaven on another Man's Faith, You, Yourself have to get there on your own Faith. It's no use just saying that you believe in something and expecting to get to Heaven cos this is not the way it works. Catch ya later.
@reeseyj (906)
• United States
11 Mar 08
Yes pretty_babe you are right in my opinion. Just remember to always look things up yourself and see what other religions have to say on certain subjects. Then you can come to your own conclusion.
@lecanis (16664)
• Murfreesboro, Tennessee
10 Mar 08
For starters, I don't think of any religion as being "solid and proven", not even my own, though I do have great faith in my own beliefs. I wouldn't follow any religion because of the person who made it up. Actually, I can't imagine myself changing my religion for any reason at all, because my faith has been the same for so long, and I have great loyalty to my Gods. I think that some people are just easily led, and I know some people who change religions easily because of peer pressure or because it "sounds good" at the time.
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@reeseyj (906)
• United States
11 Mar 08
a lot of people change religions because they were raised in a certain religion and find thier truth so they switch. The reason why you say a religion cant be proven is because of the one you believe in. There are no records or facts stating there is more than one God. I've heard People who say they stay with thier religion because they've been with it for so long but that is the worst reason, you should study everything and not be closed minded. I learned about different religions before I chose mine, I wanted the truth and thats what everyone should want.
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@cripfemme (7713)
• United States
13 Mar 08
Of course not, I don't pick my faith just because some celeb is in to it. If I'm choosing a denomination it's becsuse of what they say, not who agrees with me and the power they hold in modern society.
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@reeseyj (906)
• United States
27 Mar 08
Good answer.
@Kaeli72 (1230)
• United States
13 Mar 08
Well well well...this discussion is right up my alley. I'm 34 years old and I've been through...1, 2, 3, 4and 5...FIVE different religions! UGH! No wonder I can't tell which end is up. I started out as a Lutheren, the Catholic. After I moved out, my ex's roomie was Jehovah's Witness. As I said "ex" and the next one after that was a taste of Mormonism. That was going fine, until I went to Temple Prep class and thought, "What do you HAVE to go to class just to go to the Temple? Isn't it supposed to be opened to any and all?" That went that relationship. This last one, I thought was going to be THE one, ya know, the one that would cause me to go on my knees and pray to the ONE? The pastor was teaching from the Torah law, yet some laws weren't kept. I had -some- issues with that, but was willing to turn a blind eye to it. But, what really got me turned off was how much he would say how great he was and how pathetic we were. I could understand if that was a once in a while speech, but we got that line for almost a whole month, four nights a week. My husband adores that man to the point where he was going to drop everything he had and sell what he didn't want to keep just to follow him. The man told everyone that he was going to leave the state and suggested everyone do the same. As of last month, everyone was either living in the same neighbourhood or in one of his houses. It seemed too...Wacoish for me.
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@reeseyj (906)
• United States
13 Mar 08
Hey Kaeli72. I am a Seventh Day Adventist and we go by the 10 cammandments. I to studied different religions and and found a lot of wierd things and false teachings. You really have to be careful. If I cant find it in the Bible then I dont want to hear it. Good luck on your search.
• China
11 Mar 08
I will not follow a religion just because I am influenced by someone I respect or like. I convert to a religion for the reason that I need the consolation of a religion and it helps me to shape my world views and points to me a direction in life. Buddhism is the religion that I believe, or at large, most people in East Asia believe. It teaches us to get rid of detestation and be caring to the people around us, think in other's shoes and endure what life cannot endure, pursue what needs to be pursued in our life. By the way, I notice that in a some religious scriptures, it clearly states my theories are correct and righteous while the others not, and hence cause lot of pains and devastation to the other civilisations and individuals in the history. Shouldn't a religion bring us peace, tolerance and harmony rather than hatreds, incomprehension, confrontation and devastation?
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@reeseyj (906)
• United States
11 Mar 08
Religion does not cause hatred,incomprehension,confrontation and devestation, people do.The reason why other religions state that your belief is right is because the bible is where your belief came from. Every other religion that I have seen has taken the passages of the bible that they like and then made thier own. Buddha is only repeating what is already written.
@rovian (1927)
• United States
10 Mar 08
I will not follow any religion. I do not need something that is going to try to tell me how I am suppose to think.
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@reeseyj (906)
• United States
10 Mar 08
Thats exactly how satin felt. I know there are some religions out there that tell you how to think but God only shows us how to have a happy life and we choose what we want to do and how to think.
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@winterose (39897)
• Canada
11 Mar 08
not at all, I don't think we need any new religions we have enough good ones already.
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• United States
11 Mar 08
I do follow a religion "made up by someone you respected or liked". It is Judaism and it was made up by G-d. I like Him. He may not like me but I like Him.