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#1 XghstXhntrX

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Posted 02 May 2004 - 01:17 PM

I'd like to be part of something i believe in. I do lots of research on many kinds of different beliefs and stuff but i just can't find anything i like... help :-/ i studied wicca for a while like 3 months or so, is it bad? its hard for me to believe in it because i was brought up to believe in god
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Posted 02 May 2004 - 02:00 PM

The only person that can choose your spiritual path is you and you alone.  :)  If Wicca is hard for you to believe in, then don't.  That simple really.  Just respect those that do.

Keep searching, keep studying.  One day it will jump out at you and you will just KNOW.

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Posted 02 May 2004 - 02:38 PM

COrrection Vamp- respect the RIGHT of those that do practice WIcca.  She doesn't have to respect WIcca. :)

X- have you checked out the Eastern religions?  What about Buddism?  A great many people who can't seem to find themselves in other mainstream religions find comfort in Buddism.  Have you checked it out yet?  Even my aethist sister digs Buddism.  Or at least the principles of it.
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Posted 02 May 2004 - 07:44 PM

Buddhism's a good one :)

XghstXhntrX-I agree with both Vampchick and Da Hawkies, respect the idea of the Faith, respect those who paractice
it, but keep in mind that Religion is a manmade thing, the dicates of what to believe/how to worship :-/ Experiment, learn what you can of each and choose based on what seems right for you, its even okay to incorporate beliefs from another culture
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Posted 02 May 2004 - 08:57 PM

I believe you'll find your way when you're meant to.
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Posted 02 May 2004 - 09:10 PM

before getting into ANY religions, be specific on what YOU need!
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Posted 02 May 2004 - 10:21 PM

before getting into ANY religions, be specific on what YOU need!



This is SO true!  Nothing should have any bearing on one's religion other than what it means to that person.  How others perceive that religion doesn't matter a bit as long as the person who practices that faith finds what they need there.  

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Posted 03 May 2004 - 05:37 AM

X- I'm right there with Whiskers and what he said about religions being manmade.  Remember ALL religions are human made and you'll have to seperate out the grain from the chaff, so to speak, with the various issues. AND watch out for the POLITICS of the faith.  

When you see a faith splintering off it's not only a difference of a particular view point but a political move entrenched in a control issue.  
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Posted 03 May 2004 - 12:07 PM

Have you considered the advantages of atheism?

I'm joking, sort of, but I'm a little confused by your post; if you don't already have a religion, why do you think you need to find one?
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Posted 03 May 2004 - 02:11 PM

Better to have no religion than being a hypocrite in one.  Too many people swing that way.  Take time to pause, consider the beauty that surrounds you, maybe get away to the woods for awhile and just ponder creation and your place in it.  If something seems to appeal to you, try it on for size.  If it doesn't fit try something else, or try nothing at all if that fits you best.  I think that religion is like the facets on a diamond.  The diamond is God and the facets are man's attempts to explain/interact with his Creator.  It's all good.  :)
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Posted 03 May 2004 - 03:49 PM

I agree strongly with Gregory and FlyingOrb's point: keep in mind it's not mandatory that you "pick a religion" to be in...there's nothing wrong at all with following religions and ways of spiritual thought that you feel are correct.  But you also might wind up not buying into any established religion wholeheartedly or at all.  Your own personal, informed, and constructed take on (or denial of) spirituality can be as valid a path to take as any other long-standing ideology.
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Posted 04 May 2004 - 11:51 AM

Whatever you do, be true to your faith.

Visit with people of different religions and gleam those gems that feel right.  Your faith will evolve over time and your sense of direction will become more certain.

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Posted 06 May 2004 - 09:34 AM

..Just because you have no organized religion, it does NOT mean you are not spiritual, right? This gives you the freedom to do what you think is right and find your own path.
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Posted 08 May 2004 - 01:10 PM

I don't have any religion either.  I'm not really in the market for one though.  I have morals, and ideals and beliefs but they are strictly my own and not from an organized religion.  I have studies many different things and know a little about other religions but have not faithfully ever followed one particular religion.

It's not so bad to not follow any organized religion, but since you are looking for one I agree with what the person said that "one will jump out at you."  You will know when it is the right one.
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Posted 08 May 2004 - 07:09 PM

I agree that faith is more important that organized religion. Some people value the community that a religion provides, but ... in the end, it's all about your connection to the Divine.

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