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Religion Discuss religious beliefs.

View Poll Results: What is your religion/belief system?
Christianity 54 32.14%
Islam 16 9.52%
Judaism 44 26.19%
Hinduism 8 4.76%
Sikhism 1 0.60%
Atheist 10 5.95%
Agnostic 9 5.36%
Buddhism 5 2.98%
Paganism 1 0.60%
Other [Please State] 20 11.90%
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Old 09-28-2006, 05:33 PM
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Old 09-28-2006, 06:01 PM
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I voted judaism thereofore I´m not Jew, How can that be?? Well, since I worship the only God (Hashem) and accept there is no other then he, my belief system is the same as the jews, but in a diferent way, that´s all.

BTW: For me Jesus was the greatest of all masters in humanism, but I do not worship him :) .

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Old 09-28-2006, 07:33 PM
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Balam is this a traditional religion in your country or a belief specific to yourself?
No, in my country the people are like 60% catholic and 35% protestant and 5% mayan religions. (others religions have minimal followers)

I guess my beliefs comes from my convictions, and it´s not a religion, it´s more like a way of life, I belive in the Bible or (Torah, Tanaj), and it´s ordenance, becuase of the facts that are described there, and the wisdom that God has gave to us there.

BTW: what is your religion Jordan?
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Old 09-29-2006, 02:57 AM
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hey guys... I voted for Sikhism because thats the religion I follow, however I have to say, I am more of a Agnostic though...
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Old 10-08-2006, 06:33 PM
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I have a really funny mix in me. First off, I don't believe in current organized religions, but my religious beliefs are strongly based off Judaism and Christianity. My grandfather is full Jewish, his parents being from Israel, while my grandmother on my father's side is a converted Jew from Southern Baptist [her brother was a full fledge Nazi, though]. My entire mother's side is near Falangist, and they live in Spain. So, I have a Jewish side, and a fascist/Catholic side. :D I think that helped to build me into a more balanced, open minded invidual, however.
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Old 10-10-2006, 08:55 AM
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I have voted Atheist... it depends on my mood at a certain day.. i can be agnostic on Sunday and a pure Atheist on monday , but the funny thing is, people think that becuase you are an Atheist you are a Liberal lefty automatically..
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I think if you still manage to believe in the concept of god on somedays then you are still agnostic... I'm quite the same in that regards...
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Buddhist and we don't believe in a superior benevolent being. You are responsible for your action. Karma, what goes around comes around. Do you do to others, actions and thought will come back to haunt or help you. The middle path aka moderation is pratice and we are taught not to have blind faith. We are taught to test the Buddha's teaching in the real world. Prothelesisng is prohibited and talk bad/down to other religion is not acceptable since we all live different lives and walk different paths.
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Buddhist and we don't believe in a superior benevolent being. You are responsible for your action. Karma, what goes around comes around. Do you do to others, actions and thought will come back to haunt or help you. The middle path aka moderation is pratice and we are taught not to have blind faith. We are taught to test the Buddha's teaching in the real world. Prothelesisng is prohibited and talk bad/down to other religion is not acceptable since we all live different lives and walk different paths.
Budhism is an amazing religion... one of my favourites... ;)
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Self defense is allowed in Buddhism. Fighting in the name of the religion itself you will be shun. That's why there has never been a war fought in the name of Buddhism. It will go against all the teachings and Karma will catch up with you.
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Karma = Luck? Could you give me a true deffinition based on Budhist beliefs
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A good friend of mine.....who just happens to be Jewish, once told me that a Jew is just a Catholic with an Insurance Policy.

Since I'm Catholic I asked him who his underwriter was?

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you still killed him, and aided it.
Like has said before: Judas, Jesus and all the apostles were Jews. "THE JEWS" didn't kill Jesus, it was Pontius Pilate and the Romans, who delighted in the bloodshed of innocents. The whole "Jews killed Jesus" was started in the first couple centuries CE (like after the fall of western roman empire, but Byzantine Empire still around) and was used by the church as propaganda specifically designed to stir up hatred for and violence against the Jews. The fact that you still believe and use that as justification is just further evidence of your anti-semetism.

As far as my religion goes: I am a full-blooded Israeli Jew, with some tendencies towards elements of Rastafarianism and some small elements of the "nature religions"
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Old 10-23-2006, 04:31 AM
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GOD himself was responsible for the death of Jesus. He was sent as the final and ultimate sacrifice. He was condemned to death by the Sanhedrin and the act was carried out by the Romans, but they were merely the instruments of God's will. The time and manner of his death was prophesied by Isaiah centuries before it happened. Trying to pin it on the Jews or the Romans displays an ignorance of the scriptures and in my opinion, a racist desire.

Jesus was not a good man or a prophet. There is no middle ground between delusional insanity or being exactly what he said he was, I AM, one with GOD.
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Old 10-23-2006, 06:42 AM
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I am not here as a Christian to proselytize. I am a Christian, I am a Zionist, and I believe in Yeshua HaMashiach (my rock, my anchor in the storms of life). Each person must weigh his life, his journey, and seek the truth with all his heart. I have been blessed to see and experience things far outside my understanding, beyond my university training. For the skeptics I do not drink and have never even experimented with drugs despite going to college through the 60s.

My journey has not been that of a traditional Christian. From early childhood, I have experienced many teachers, experiencing things that defy at times our present understanding of physics, time, and even the fabric of dimension and reality. I stunned my parents while in grade school when I wanted to go to study in Tibet with The Dalai Lama. Something not many small boys growing up in the country in rural southern Arkansas, USA requested. That never happened but then my life has not been any means tame. Being a voracious reader on many subjects including religions I have stumbled along my path to where I am today. So you see I do not come to Christianity by being born into it because I live in the USA. I have access to many religions, worshiped with many different people of different faiths. What I have found must profound is the human “heart” not the physical organ but the center or essence of the person. Someone can hide his or her intent through lies but one cannot long hide his true nature. Those who stay very in tune can find out a deceiver in shorter time than it takes to write this. Good can sense evil just as evil can sense good.

I have found that if a man of any religion says his faith is of God and yet he makes a regular practice of evil things then do not listen to him no matter how high his rank in religion for the truth is not in him. No greater love has any man than to lay down his life for another. Perhaps if all religious leaders who say they are men of God actually practiced that rather than calling for the blood of others there would be no wars
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I'm a pagan because I think paganism it's the only religion that represents my values and the european culture.
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i'm a buddhist
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Looks like I am the only American Indian here. I have been reading this forum for a long time and this is my first post.
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Old 11-06-2006, 12:23 PM
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Looks like I am the only American Indian here. I have been reading this forum for a long time and this is my first post.

Welcome aboard, we need more active members, we have too many lurkers in here. ;P
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