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Is it possible to be a follower of multiple religions?

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posted on Dec, 3 2015 @ 04:41 PM
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Kind of like being a bigamist, but instead of marrying multiple wives, marrying more than one religion. I mean do they have to be mutually exclusive. Say I like some of the things that Judaism preaches, but also quite enjoy a bit of Christianity, mixed in with some Islam and budhism.

I dont see any reason why that wouldnt be ok.




posted on Dec, 3 2015 @ 04:44 PM
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All major religions are the same. Its the teachers thats different, they all fill the same purpose.



posted on Dec, 3 2015 @ 04:48 PM
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Religions that contradict each other cannot be combined.
So, for example, a Christianity which says knowledge of Christ is sufficient for salvation cannot be combined with an Islam which says it is not sufficient (you have to follow Mohammed as well). Wherever one says "yes" and the other says "no", they cannot both be right. One or the other must be wrong.

And anyone who tries to combine a Biblical religion with another is breaking the most fundamental command of Biblical religion, so he's not really following it after all.

A religion is like a map of the world. You need to look for the one that reflects the truth most accurately, not the one that pleases you the most.
Perhaps many Alaskans would like to have a map showing Alaska at the latitude of Florida, but it would not help them when they were trying to get home.


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posted on Dec, 3 2015 @ 04:49 PM
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Maybe this the problem. Im agnostic so maybe i just have an outsiders perspective.... But... Dont they all just kinda tell the same story once you really boil it down?



posted on Dec, 3 2015 @ 04:51 PM
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People are free to believe in whatever crap they like, the only time a persons beliefs become a problem, is when they are forced onto others or harm people.
If you want to cherry pick things from religion that you like, and so give yourself a warm feeling inside, thats your right as a free human being. But by that same token, if you say something silly or outrageous, people are just as entitled to criticise it.



posted on Dec, 3 2015 @ 04:53 PM
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originally posted by: rajas
a reply to: Ectospasm

All major religions are the same. Its the teachers thats different, they all fill the same purpose.


You become possessed by a different spirit when you pray to each religion - how is this the same?



posted on Dec, 3 2015 @ 04:53 PM
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I think so. I am a practitioner of Sahara Marg Raja Yoga and a student for decades of Taoism



posted on Dec, 3 2015 @ 04:57 PM
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originally posted by: ufoorbhunter

originally posted by: rajas
a reply to: Ectospasm

All major religions are the same. Its the teachers thats different, they all fill the same purpose.


You become possessed by a different spirit when you pray to each religion - how is this the same?


Possessed by spirits you say?
What, like back in the old "burn them they are possessed by the devil" days?
I thought we had come to the conclusion that possession doesnt exist.



posted on Dec, 3 2015 @ 05:02 PM
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originally posted by: ufoorbhunter

originally posted by: rajas
a reply to: Ectospasm

All major religions are the same. Its the teachers thats different, they all fill the same purpose.



You become possessed by a different spirit when you pray to each religion - how is this the same?


You made no sense, care to elaborate?
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posted on Dec, 3 2015 @ 05:04 PM
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originally posted by: DISRAELI
a reply to: Ectospasm
Religions that contradict each other cannot be combined.
So, for example, a Christianity which says knowledge of Christ is sufficient for salvation cannot be combined with an Islam which says it is not sufficient (you have to follow Mohammed as well). Wherever one says "yes" and the other says "no", they cannot both be right. One or the other must be wrong.

And anyone who tries to combine a Biblical religion with another is breaking the most fundamental command of Biblical religion, so he's not really following it after all.

A religion is like a map of the world. You need to look for the one that reflects the truth most accurately, not the one that pleases you the most.
Perhaps many Alaskans would like to have a map showing Alaska at the latitude of Florida, but it would not help them when they were trying to get home.


Same message, its in your head you make it different



posted on Dec, 3 2015 @ 05:04 PM
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In my understanding all true paths lead to the same place, it's a race and we all get to the end.

What kind of runner you are depends on you.

All religions are all ratified when one knows the "truth". I suppose I could use the term "father" just as easily or "mother" in stead of truth.

The curtain is gone, what is, is open for everyone to see.

Looking however, and for longer is not what it seems.

Cheers! Race well and the beat to you and yours!

Cheers!





posted on Dec, 3 2015 @ 05:08 PM
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It is certainly possible, though I think it inevitably leads to more of an individualized dogma/beliefs that can stand on their own (or, ya know, not).

In many parts of modern society however, such thinking is rarely acceptable as we are "encouraged" to pick the pre-packaged choices with no deviation whatsoever. That part is certainly not exclusive to religion, either. Every attempt will be made to enforce it, though its rarely a conscious act.



posted on Dec, 3 2015 @ 05:08 PM
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It is certainly possible, though I think it inevitably leads to more of an individualized dogma/beliefs that can stand on their own (or, ya know, not).

In many parts of modern society however, such thinking is rarely acceptable as we are "encouraged" to pick the pre-packaged choices with no deviation whatsoever. That part is certainly not exclusive to religion, either. Every attempt will be made to enforce it, though its rarely a conscious act.



posted on Dec, 3 2015 @ 05:09 PM
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originally posted by: Ectospasm
Kind of like being a bigamist, but instead of marrying multiple wives, marrying more than one religion. I mean do they have to be mutually exclusive. Say I like some of the things that Judaism preaches, but also quite enjoy a bit of Christianity, mixed in with some Islam and budhism.

I dont see any reason why that wouldnt be ok.


Anything that lights your path forward is good as far as I am concerned. I think the adoption of a single philosophy is nearly impossible, especially for something as personal as religion or politics.



posted on Dec, 3 2015 @ 05:12 PM
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originally posted by: rajas
Same message, its in your head you make it different

Not at all. A God who says "You shall have no other gods but me", making that his most fundamental command, CANNOT be logically combined with any other gods. As soon as you try, you have given up the first one already.

No doubt you would like to believe that a map which puts Alaska next to Canada and a map putting Alaska next to Mexico are both giving "the same message". But they're not. They're really not. You try finding your way home following both maps in combination.



posted on Dec, 3 2015 @ 05:12 PM
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posted on Dec, 3 2015 @ 05:13 PM
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originally posted by: Ectospasm
Kind of like being a bigamist, but instead of marrying multiple wives, marrying more than one religion. I mean do they have to be mutually exclusive. Say I like some of the things that Judaism preaches, but also quite enjoy a bit of Christianity, mixed in with some Islam and budhism.

I dont see any reason why that wouldnt be ok.


Jesus said, "I am the Way, the Truth and the Life. No man comes to the Father, except through Me."

That sounds pretty exclusive to me.

You can, of course, do whatever it is that you wish in regards to religion.
What you cannot do, with any sense of intellectual honesty, is pretend that Jesus Christ placed himself on the same platform as Mohammed or Buddha or any other man.

For "at the name of Jesus, every knee shall bow, those in heaven, and on the earth, and under the earth, and every tongue confess that Jesus Christ is Lord, to the glory of God the Father."

You read that right. On that Day, Mohammed will bow the knee to Jesus Christ. Moses will bow the knee to Jesus Christ. Buddha will bow the knee to Jesus Christ. Krishna will bow the knee to Jesus Christ...

for He alone is worthy.



posted on Dec, 3 2015 @ 05:16 PM
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a reply to: DISRAELI

I am sure that a God that has instilled within us sense and reason does not intend us to forgo their use. There is nothing sensible or logical about the Christian religion. I respect its focus on love and tolerance and I respect the Christ as a great teacher, but the whole approach to sin and hell is obviously illogical and false.



posted on Dec, 3 2015 @ 05:17 PM
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a reply to: DISRAELI

Whats the intent of the message? Where is your home? You think as an Israeli/Assyrian



posted on Dec, 3 2015 @ 05:21 PM
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originally posted by: rajas
Whats the intent of the message?

I refer you to my threads, which are spelling it out one piece of the jigsaw at a time.
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