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Religion, what is it all about?

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posted on Dec, 16 2010 @ 09:25 AM
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This is my first thread.


Religion, what is it all about?



I am sure that many people here judge religion very cautiously. This is a site for looking at things differently, there for I suspect that most of you don’t agree with religion in its entirety. I know that growing up in the modern world children are beaten over the head with so much information, they are knocked confused and it’s this where I have a problem and it does not really stop at children, it goes on all through our lives, no matter your age.

I know there are many religions throughout the world; there are those that most know about and there are those that are more obscure. Still they all agree that there is some kind of grand design to the world and the universe that surrounds us. These ideas, to those that respect and preach them are very real and very true.

I ask this to religion and its purpose though, how can you live by something you have no idea how it was created? How can you live by something you don’t question you just accept? How can you preach to others a message you have no right to set as truth if you and no one else was the original creator of such text?

Also in the modern day, the stories of all these religions preach a different story as the years go by, they alter depending on what is discussed and protected to further more create a sense of truth to those that read it. This is not hidden either, this is presented in front of everyone. Yet those that already follow their religion do not question the changes, they just flow with it. Does this not beg the question that you are lying to yourself?

To think that religions from all over the world are now being intertwined into one another’s lives and if you or anyone else questions its beliefs, you could even be taken to court for such things. Does this not beg the question that maybe governments are using religion to create a clashing society, to create diversities, to create problems? We all know that certain religions are woven into the laws we abide by these days and that most laws come from religious ideologies. So this should question people’s views on its real use among us. If religion is solely a choice, why is it being implemented into the rules we have to follow?

It’s an obvious that most people will look to religion as a get away from the realities of life. It also gives a sense of something more then life itself and the added security that maybe, after death, there is more.

But is this not just a well-packaged business deal?

Your views?




posted on Dec, 16 2010 @ 10:05 AM
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I totally agree with you about preachers and how they change crap all the time. It does not make sense and should not to followers either. Seeing some of the fear mongering websites/videos are a disgrace to these so called religious groups aswell.

One thing that I have said in another thread though is religion is not based on knowing who wrote it, where it came from or how the story ends. It is whether you are willing to put your faith in it, believe it, disagree with it, the choice is everyones to their own.

I do believe there is a warning, not just in the bible, but from different cultures around the world. I research these books, scriptures a fair bit trying to understand what those people are writing about. Some validate each other, some do not. Its hard to say whether they are legitimate or not. But thats where the faith comes into it if you are willing to believe, but you need to be level headed about it otherwise you turn out like a deranged moron.

I am catholic, but I am not a full blown bible basher religious. I use scripture for study purposes only. Not to convert every tom,dick and harry I can.



posted on Dec, 16 2010 @ 10:38 AM
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Jesus is the way to the Father.

The basic principle. Know Jesus and you'll know the Father. Religion is all about Jesus and love. All you do out of love for your neighbour is religious. Smackdown!!



posted on Dec, 16 2010 @ 10:55 AM
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Yea, I like what you wrote there, It is all about keeping a level headed mind. In any situation in life I suppose, if you let it get to you, then that's it, your done for.

I am also intruiged by the writtings in these books, obviously the reason I wrote the thread I wrote.

It seems more of an obvious that what is talked about in these books are not supernatural but more realistic events in our past that have been dragged out into a more ''entertaining'' way. Just like all good writers do.


It's just a shame so many people get so lost in such practices, they become extremely devoted and wont ever open there mind to new ideas.



posted on Dec, 16 2010 @ 11:00 AM
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Not to sure if your being sarcastic here but anyhow....

I wasn't talking about christianity, I'm talking about the wide spectrum of religion, as a whole.



posted on Dec, 16 2010 @ 02:15 PM
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Originally posted by etherical waterwave
Jesus is the way to the Father.

The basic principle. Know Jesus and you'll know the Father. Religion is all about Jesus and love. All you do out of love for your neighbour is religious. Smackdown!!


See, that's the problem, right there. There are a bunch of stories about visitations by God/Jesus/whoever, from years ago. Where are they now? How do we know Jesus/God/whoever, if they aren't going to visit?

People seem to believe, because someone tells them to believe and what to believe in. How do they not question? Why don't they want proof? How does a person "know" for themselves what to believe in? If someone else tells you what to believe in, how does one know that person is right or being truthful?

If Jesus introduces himself to me, then I'll know he exists. Same goes with any other deity that wants to introduce themselves to me.



posted on Dec, 16 2010 @ 03:54 PM
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Re Snowspirit

you wrote:

"If Jesus introduces himself to me, then I'll know he exists. Same goes with any other deity that wants to introduce themselves to me."

I take it, that you would ask for some substantial evidence before deciding on the 'knowing'. The world is filled with people, who has a direct line to various deities etc (some even claim to BE incarnated deities), but unfortunately very few of these people seem to agree amongst themselves on the finer points.

A fact which should justify a certain degree of examinating scepticism.



posted on Dec, 16 2010 @ 05:04 PM
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The purpose of religion, as in an external thing such as an institution,
is to be a witness. Let's say you have a religious experience, what you
would do is place yourself in a place like the city gate where the people
are passing by, and stand there and say, "I had this religious experience
and I would like to tell you about it because I learned that it is a good
experience that everyone should have. I believe that if I relate to you
how I came to have this experience and to explain what it was like, it
would serve as a guide to make your search for a similar experience
an easier one, so I am providing a public service for the betterment of
the community as a whole."



posted on Dec, 17 2010 @ 01:05 AM
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In Genesis it clearly states,

Then God said "Let us make man in our image, in our likeness, and let them rule over the fish of the sea and the birds of the air, over the livestock, over all the Earth, and over all the creatures that move along the ground."

There was more than one God/Father in the creation of man according to the bible.



edit on 17-12-2010 by Redevilfan09 because: (no reason given)



posted on Dec, 17 2010 @ 01:17 AM
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in my opinion...

love, kindness, understanding, morals, values, philosophy, hope, coolness, charity, humility, respect, maturity, confidence, life, and much more.



posted on Dec, 17 2010 @ 01:21 AM
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we know in our hearts... as all men do from the world over, regardless of which sect.



posted on Dec, 17 2010 @ 06:16 AM
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The holy spirit must have been with Him.



posted on Dec, 17 2010 @ 06:16 AM
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Originally posted by Cosmic.Artifact
in my opinion...

love, kindness, understanding, morals, values, philosophy, hope, coolness, charity, humility, respect, maturity, confidence, life, and much more.



Galatians 5:22-23
But the fruit of the Spirit is love joy peace forbearance kindness goodness faithfulness gentleness and self-control. Against such things there is no law.



posted on Dec, 17 2010 @ 06:37 AM
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Have you read the accounts of Jesus in the Kolbrin bible? The Book of Britain ( the last book ) is about Jesus and gives a good insight into what sort of person he was and what he lived for. That is one reason I cannot buy the biblical story about his resurrection and miracles etc, without taking away the great things he stood for.

Whether the Kolbrin is reliable or not I do not know, but some of the stories in it do make me think there is something being kept a secret from everyone today.



posted on Dec, 17 2010 @ 06:50 AM
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It are the mysteries of God
How did you see?



posted on Dec, 17 2010 @ 06:51 AM
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It are the mysteries of God, it is not kept secret.



posted on Dec, 17 2010 @ 06:18 PM
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Are you serious or are you just throwing a few curve balls? I do not know whether you are taking the piss or being serious lol.



posted on Dec, 20 2010 @ 02:04 AM
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I have to come out. I have no knowing about the kolbrin bible. But knowing Jesus is knowing the Father in all his glory!! It is beautifull. So full of life. The lord is so beautifull. By the son you know the Father is here in context.

The mysteries of God is God in all his ways. He can show you his ways.



posted on Dec, 20 2010 @ 08:33 AM
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Originally posted by etherical waterwave
I have to come out. I have no knowing about the kolbrin bible. But knowing Jesus is knowing the Father in all his glory!! It is beautifull. So full of life. The lord is so beautifull. By the son you know the Father is here in context.

The mysteries of God is God in all his ways. He can show you his ways.


I really hope that you come back to this page and read this what I wrote here now.

YOU are a complete delusional and idiotic person. Every comment you wrote talks nonsense and you have nothing to add to this page at all, apart from deluding more people with this religious babble, so please, take your preaching bible bashing crap elsewhere!!

Thanks.
edit on 20-12-2010 by DenyStupidity because: (no reason given)



posted on Dec, 20 2010 @ 08:40 AM
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personally I like the comments from that poster, I speak that language... It is is so weird, they say the easiest time to learn a language is when you are a kid but this language I am speaking about can not be understood until you are an adult.

the stories of Jesus were written about him from his adult life...



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