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What is your spiritual persuasion

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posted on Jul, 22 2007 @ 09:58 AM
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What is your spiritual persuasion, you tell me yours I'll try and tell you mine, but it isn't easy to explain.




posted on Jul, 22 2007 @ 10:00 AM
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I'm a hardcore atheist, believe only in things that have empirical evidence.

I've been told I'm spiritual, but I don't believe in the supernatural, so I don't think I'm spiritual at all.



posted on Jul, 22 2007 @ 10:31 AM
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HI Major, I just read a post of yours under another topic, actually I think you are spiritual, I understand atheism and could head that direction,but I am clinging,because of my experiences I believe in something,not sure what it is, but something is out there.

The spiritual journey you took was not unlike mine,you have a deep desire to know.

[edit on 22-7-2007 by Stormdancer777]



posted on Jul, 22 2007 @ 10:51 AM
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Well it depends on what definition you use, by some definitions I'm an Atheist,
that is I don't believe in a deity, the supernatural and I except science as truth.
However by more strict definitions I'm not.


Personally I consider myself Theran-Agnostic.



posted on Jul, 22 2007 @ 11:10 AM
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Iori, I love it,

WE really don't know do we?

I would say i am a religious eclectic, I like to take what is beautiful and sound from many different spiritual views, to love one another, for instance,

People are like prisoners who think shadows are reality



posted on Jul, 23 2007 @ 02:24 PM
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no spiritual persuasion at all
the only thing that could be considered "spiritual" about me is my love for knowledge, understanding, and people.



posted on Jul, 23 2007 @ 04:32 PM
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I think some would call me spiritual. I believe in God and Jesus. I dont think Jesus is God in the flesh. I think Jesus is the son of God. I believe the bible is the word of God.

but as far as believeing in what all the churchs say, I would believe in all the time. You got to be careful about churches for they believe what they where tot. They will believe that over what the bible says and that is wrong.

I believe God is out there. Everything happens for a reason. Us believers need to stay on the right path. There are many things out there and many things people can say to make you think otherwise. But that does not change the truth.



posted on Jul, 26 2007 @ 08:52 AM
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Originally posted by iori_komei
Well it depends on what definition you use, by some definitions I'm an Atheist,
that is I don't believe in a deity, the supernatural and I except science as truth.
However by more strict definitions I'm not.


Personally I consider myself Theran-Agnostic.


Yes the supernatural, there's a word for ya, what we don't understand we label supernatural, yet is everythig natural? or, is everything supernatural?



posted on Jul, 26 2007 @ 08:57 AM
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Originally posted by madnessinmysoul
no spiritual persuasion at all
the only thing that could be considered "spiritual" about me is my love for knowledge, understanding, and people.


Good to love wisdom and knowledge, For wisdom is more precious than rubies, and nothing you desire can compare with her.

Every good thing bestowed and every perfect gift is from above, coming down from the Father of lights,

"Father of lights?" " above?" don't you find that intriguing?

[edit on 26-7-2007 by Stormdancer777]



posted on Jul, 26 2007 @ 08:59 AM
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slymattb, yes you do have to be careful, years of searching and I am still in awe, I have no idea what we are or why we are here.



posted on Jul, 27 2007 @ 12:15 AM
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Originally posted by MajorMalfunction
I'm a hardcore atheist, believe only in things that have empirical evidence.

I've been told I'm spiritual, but I don't believe in the supernatural, so I don't think I'm spiritual at all.


Belief in the supernatural wouldn't add to your spirituality. Like you I'm an atheist, and that ain't changin'! However I believe in stuff that makes no sense to anyone else but makes perfect sense to me.

For example, one of my religious friends asked me what I believe happens afer death, seeing as how I don't believe in Heaven. My belief is that our soul, like our body, decomposes and spread into the Earth in the way our bodies are broken down and help enrich the life around it.



posted on Jul, 27 2007 @ 02:26 AM
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I have no spiritual persuasion what so ever plain and simple. I once told my mum not so long ago that my teddy bear is more spiritual then I am. I suppose it is only fair that I introduce members to the most spiritual thing that is around me.

Here is an photo of my teddy bear who sits next to my computer monitor.

As for my beliefs well I'm an Atheist who follows logic , evidence available and science. I don't follow science blindly thou for example I don't think that humans are the cause of climate change but that is another topic.

[edit on 27-7-2007 by xpert11]



posted on Jul, 27 2007 @ 01:00 PM
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The test I took says I'm an Apathetic Atheist,
but I think of myself as a Spiritual Agnostic... But of course, I can't really be sure.


I don't believe in God - at least not as something separate from ourselves or as a man in the sky or as anything, really. Yet I do believe there's more to us than the physical. And I think there's a continuation of existence after we die. That's what I believe, but more than anything, I believe we cannot know.



posted on Oct, 23 2009 @ 10:15 AM
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A mind all logic is like a knife all blade. It makes the hand bleed that uses it.
Rabindranath Tagore

Age considers; youth ventures.
Rabindranath Tagore

Beauty is truth's smile when she beholds her own face in a perfect mirror.
Rabindranath Tagore

Bigotry tries to keep truth safe in its hand with a grip that kills it.
Rabindranath Tagore

By plucking her petals, you do not gather the beauty of the flower.
Rabindranath Tagore

Clouds come floating into my life, no longer to carry rain or usher storm, but to add color to my sunset sky.
Rabindranath Tagore

Death is not extinguishing the light; it is only putting out the lamp because the dawn has come.
Rabindranath Tagore

Depth of friendship does not depend on length of acquaintance.
Rabindranath Tagore

Do not say, 'It is morning,' and dismiss it with a name of yesterday. See it for the first time as a newborn child that has no name.
Rabindranath Tagore

Don't limit a child to your own learning, for he was born in another time.
Rabindranath Tagore

Emancipation from the bondage of the soil is no freedom for the tree.
Rabindranath Tagore

Every child comes with the message that God is not yet discouraged of man.
Rabindranath Tagore

Every difficulty slurred over will be a ghost to disturb your repose later on.
Rabindranath Tagore

Everything comes to us that belongs to us if we create the capacity to receive it.
Rabindranath Tagore

Facts are many, but the truth is one.
Rabindranath Tagore

Faith is the bird that feels the light and sings when the dawn is still dark.
Rabindranath Tagore

Faith is the bird that feels the light when the dawn is still dark.
Rabindranath Tagore

From the solemn gloom of the temple children run out to sit in the dust, God watches them play and forgets the priest.
Rabindranath Tagore

Gray hairs are signs of wisdom if you hold your tongue, speak and they are but hairs, as in the young.
Rabindranath Tagore

He who is too busy doing good finds no time to be good.
Rabindranath Tagore

I have become my own version of an optimist. If I can't make it through one door, I'll go through another door - or I'll make a door. Something terrific will come no matter how dark the present.
Rabindranath Tagore

I slept and dreamt that life was joy. I awoke and saw that life was service. I acted and behold, service was joy.
Rabindranath Tagore

If you shut the door to all errors, truth will be shut out.
Rabindranath Tagore

In Art, man reveals himself and not his objects.
Rabindranath Tagore

Let us not pray to be sheltered from dangers but to be fearless when facing them.
Rabindranath Tagore

Let your life lightly dance on the edges of Time like dew on the tip of a leaf.
Rabindranath Tagore

Life is given to us, we earn it by giving it.
Rabindranath Tagore

Love does not claim possession, but gives freedom.
Rabindranath Tagore

Love is an endless mystery, for it has nothing else to explain it.
Rabindranath Tagore

Love is not a mere impulse, it must contain truth, which is law.
Rabindranath Tagore

Love is the only reality and it is not a mere sentiment. It is the ultimate truth that lies at the heart of creation.
Rabindranath Tagore

Music fills the infinite between two souls.
Rabindranath Tagore

Music fills the infinite between two souls. This has been muffled by the mist of our daily habits.
Rabindranath Tagore

Nirvana is not the blowing out of the candle. It is the extinguishing of the flame because day is come.
Rabindranath Tagore

The burden of the self is lightened with I laugh at myself.
Rabindranath Tagore

The butterfly counts not months but moments, and has time enough.
Rabindranath Tagore

The flower which is single need not envy the thorns that are numerous.
Rabindranath Tagore

The highest education is that which does not merely give us information but makes our life in harmony with all existence.
Rabindranath Tagore

The water in a vessel is sparkling; the water in the sea is dark. The small truth has words which are clear; the great truth has great silence.
Rabindranath Tagore

Those who own much have much to fear.
Rabindranath Tagore

To be outspoken is easy when you do not wait to speak the complete truth.
Rabindranath Tagore

Trees are Earth's endless effort to speak to the listening heaven.
Rabindranath Tagore

Trees are the earth's endless effort to speak to the listening heaven.
Rabindranath Tagore

We come nearest to the great when we are great in humility.
Rabindranath Tagore

We gain freedom when we have paid the full price.
Rabindranath Tagore

We live in the world when we love it.
Rabindranath Tagore

What is Art? It is the response of man's creative soul to the call of the Real.
Rabindranath Tagore

You can't cross the sea merely by standing and staring at the water.
Rabindranath Tagore

Your idol is shattered in the dust to prove that God's dust is greater than your idol.
Rabindranath Tagore



posted on Oct, 23 2009 @ 10:53 AM
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not spiritual at all.
atheist all the way....been that way my whole life



posted on Oct, 23 2009 @ 11:36 AM
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Egyptian Pagan who follows Isis

Former Catholic who left because questions could not be answered...or I was refused

I found paganism to be more sound and believe what I felt to be Isis

-Kyo



posted on Oct, 23 2009 @ 11:56 AM
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I would say im very spiritual, I take what I can and what feels right to me from different things im quite like yourself stormdancer.

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[edit on 23-10-2009 by valiant]



posted on Oct, 23 2009 @ 02:03 PM
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I was fortunate enough to be raised in a household with a prevailing indifference about things religious/spiritual so I got to start out with a clean slate.
I've never subscribed to any religion (and never will).

My spirituality to this point is the sum total of what I have experienced, what makes sense to me, and what my heart and mind tell me is true.

I have no idea if there is a god or creator. If I should ultimately be convinced that there iis one, I don't think that It is benevolent and worthy of being worshipped by me. All of the horrors and tragedies of history are enough to convince me of that.

My most 'spiritual' moments and experiences come when I interact with nature. Happy moments of the materialistic kind are simply not as profound as witnessing the beauty, majesty or miraculousness of nature and natural events.
The birth of my children was also a wondrous thing.

My spiritual goal is to try to expand the abilities of my brain and mind in the event that my life's experiences to date have been limited by not using their full capabilities. I have no specific method in mind for achieving this -- just and extra effort to be more perceptive and perhaps find my own ways to be meditative.

The one thing that I will say about spirituality is that it is a personal thing and should not be forced on others. In particular, I felt it would have been wrong to not allow my children to fill their own empty 'slate' as I have been able to. They are free to do that when, if, and how they please.



posted on Oct, 23 2009 @ 02:33 PM
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I follow Jesus Christ only. And am not a part of an denomination or doctrine other than Biblicist.



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