Could you believe in different religions at the same time?

@missak (3311)
Spain
April 12, 2007 11:54pm CST
I do. I take the interesting part of each, and I try not to care about supposed to be contradictions. I also try to relate them, and it is not very difficult.
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• United States
13 Apr 07
Oh yes.I believe that all religions are similar.There are some religions that go well together.
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@missak (3311)
• Spain
13 Apr 07
Thanks for your answer. Are there religions that go wrong together?
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• United States
16 Apr 07
Hindu and Catholicism don't mix.That is the first one to come to mind. There may be others but I am drawing a blank.
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@missak (3311)
• Spain
16 Apr 07
Interesting.... but I'm not sure you have right. I don't know much about Hindu, but wha I know makes me think it is similar to Nigeria's Yoruba. And In Cuba, Yoruba was mixed with Catholicism giving birth to "Santeria" (the religion of the saints). What they do is find a saint whose life is related to the ancient God legend, and they mix wel. It think that is possible with Hindu too. For example, you coul take Shakti and mis her with Saint Teresa, as made in Cuba with the Orisha Oya.
@shila07 (514)
• Bhutan
13 Apr 07
I too believe in the different religion. Iam born hindu, but i do believe in Jesus, Buddhism, but not muslim.I dont like muslim religion. WHat i do is, on good friday,Christmas, i go to church and just pray for sometime. On the improtant days of hindurelegion, i keep fasting, go to temple, offer butterlamps and pray. and on BUddhist improtant days, i go to monasteries and offer butter lamps, etc. SO i believe in three religion at a time.
@missak (3311)
• Spain
13 Apr 07
Wow Great!!! very interesting, you do it better than me. I think god may be three times happier with you :) . So you have talked about the practice of it, but what about the theory? do you try to find similar teachings on their literature or beliefs and such?
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• United States
13 Apr 07
No I could not for my God says (Exo.20:3-17 3 "You shall have no other gods before me. 4 "You shall not make for yourself an idol in the form of anything in heaven above or on the earth beneath or in the waters below. 5 You shall not bow down to them or worship them; for I, the LORD your God, am a jealous God, punishing the children for the sin of the fathers to the third and fourth generation of those who hate me,
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@missak (3311)
• Spain
13 Apr 07
Ok, I respect your answer, but I would ask you to think further: first, all Gods say the same, why not thinking just they are the same One and the difference is that we call them another way? Second, this words, althought they come from God, could be distorted by humans, for no God would tell us to discriminate others. Third, if you take that exactly word by word, do you mean all people that believe in other than Yahve are sinners?
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• United States
14 Apr 07
sory to say but yes i do !however we christians are also sinners but saved by grace .as for God being the same God in all faiths !this cannot be true as Allah the god of muslims is said in the quoran to have no sons so he cannot possibly be the same as the God I worship as my God does have a son Jesus !also if there were no other gods what would be the reason for him to warn us against worshiping the others??It would be unnecceary dont you think??
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@missak (3311)
• Spain
14 Apr 07
Ok, I understand the first part of your answer, I don't agree but it is your opinion. But the second one... You're accepting that there are other gods and that's why your (also mine) God is warning us from them? so wasn't he the one and only, "I am that I am" Exodus 13:13-15?
@Ravenladyj (22936)
• United States
20 Apr 07
Absolutely! My personal spiritual path is a blend of old Witchcraft, Buddhism, Vodou and Native american Spirituality and even though there are some "conflicts" as some would say, thats them...to me they arent conflicts at all in fact those so called conflicts make my path all the more personal becuase in order to mesh them I've had to go very deeply into them to find the key that makes it work if that makes sense....its just a matter of how you look at it, work with it etc...
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@missak (3311)
• Spain
20 Apr 07
That is a great answer. I totally agree. I don't know nothing about Withchraft, and I know something about vodou (this is the haitian version, as the american versions are voodoo and hoodoo, right?) and I'm very interested on learnig more about any religion. I think them all have something good about God (or Gods) and learning about them I feel more proximal to all that.
@al87exa (720)
• Romania
20 Apr 07
I can't belive in religion in same time. I belive in God, this is my religion, and i think we must respect all religions. Even i can't change my religion, i can understand others religion too, and i am agree with what they belive too
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@missak (3311)
• Spain
20 Apr 07
That's a great answer, I think this is the right way fo a good understanding between cultures, countries and races. Thanks for responding!!