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What is your philopsophy/religion?

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posted on Mar, 7 2012 @ 03:08 PM
reply to post by smyleegrl

My uncle died in a farming accident. During his funeral, the minister gave a sermon explaining that God killed my uncle cause he had sin in his life. My uncle was a good and gentle man. Hearing this pastor say God punished him was to much.

That's truly sad. That means there is some pastor out there somewhere that is teaching that Christ's death on the cross wasn't complete. That there were some sins of mankind that Jesus didn't die for or that God the Father didn't judge at Calvary.

posted on Mar, 7 2012 @ 04:08 PM
reply to post by smyleegrl

Yes, this is about the same thing I was told about my sister.

"She died for a reason, her karmic stance was not positive"

I don't believe that one bit, and I refuse to ever.

Maybe I am ignorant for this, but it is ridiculous to hear that. The minister who spoke at my sister's funeral said the same thing and my father completely lost it and lunged at him.

I broke down and left, I couldn't see my family in such disarray, we were already hurt enough by this beautiful baby's passing, let alone his unkind words.

Even if he truly believed in that himself, I still believe it gives him no right to say such things at her funeral. It is rude and uncalled for.

posted on Mar, 7 2012 @ 04:18 PM
reply to post by GreenEyedVixen

Basically, I was raised as a Christian, but my parents never really pushed it on me that much.

I was also, but my Mother, scared to death of me, made me go every time the church doors were opened, and always told me I was to become a minister. Yes, she did push it quite harshly upon me.

Since then, I have been an Atheist, Agnostic, Wiccan, Pagan, Rastafarian(lol), believed in Scientology for a little bit, even turned to Satanism(silly, I know) and the only thing that comforts me is the fact of knowing that we are all one.

I too tried out the feel of a lot of religions, and took the best of them with me. I found the Goddess, and She is so nice, and loving to me, I never went back to the three Gods of Christians, especially once I found out about them.

posted on Mar, 7 2012 @ 04:22 PM
reply to post by GreenEyedVixen

Just because she is gone from this plane of existence, doesn't mean she's gone forever. She is out there, watching over me and I know this for a fact, as I have had near death experiences where she has came to me and told me to go back because I have to be strong for my mother and father. Of course I pleaded with her to stay but even though she is my little sister, I believe her wisdom is far beyond what I can imagine and she was her for such a short time to touch my life and change me in this way.

Thanks for sharing that, GEV!
What (if you don't mind) was your Near Death Experience like?

posted on Mar, 7 2012 @ 05:36 PM
I believe we're alone on this planet and only we can decide our fate as a race. I'm open to the belief that there's alien species beyond what we can understand, but I don't believe in a 'god' as describe in religions on Earth.

posted on Mar, 7 2012 @ 05:41 PM
We are either an amazing happenstance or were created on purpose either way its something to celebrate! I like to entertain the idea there is a god. Not so he can do me favors or save me (this princess rescues herself) but to say thanks the world is amazing and I am happy to be a part of it.

I have had a near death experience and some other experiences that make me think there is a god but I dont care if anyone else believes or not. I think every religion has a grain of truth in it but its like the telephone game over eons and eons the story is all messed up now. I think its the story of where we or DNA came from and instruction to keep us from killing ourselves off. I think of god more as a Johnny Apple seed kind of guy. Face it if god made us in his image he did it just because he could. For the joy of creating!

If I die and what I am just return back to the circle I am ok with that its noble and good and that is enough for me. Though some of my past experiences have led me to believe thats not the way the story ends. I dont think it ever really ends.

posted on Mar, 7 2012 @ 06:20 PM
reply to post by wildtimes

I don't mind at all, your interest makes me smile.

When I was 17, I got my first car. I was never a reckless driver, I still am not.

I was hit side on by an 18 wheeler who ran a red light as I was crossing. He hit my passenger side door. Mind you, I only had a small Honda civic so I had no protection basically.

It was strange, as I seen the 18 wheeler coming towards me, it was as if it morphed into this bright, white tunnel of light and I seen nor did I feel anything "Earthly" after that.

As I moved up this, pillar of light(Cliche', I know, but for lack of better wording this is what I am left with) I realised I had no tangible body. However, I was still totally conscious as I am now and I could see things as if I had eyes, but I didn't.

At the end of this "tunnel" I heard my sister call out "Sissy" like she'd call me when I was here on this planet.

Hearing her voice immediately warmed my heart, and when I reached her, I felt as if I were plugged into the Source, finally. Being plugged into the source was not like any love I'd felt on this Earth, even deeper than that of mine for my sister, and trust me I love her a whole hell of a lot.

At the Source, for again lack of a better word, my sister and I connected for the first time in 5 years and she told me that she missed me and she knew I hadn't heard from her in what was a very long time for me. She said my body was hurt, but she'd take care of it in ways that the ones on Earth couldn't imagine and I wouldn't have to worry about anything.

I told her I wanted to stay with her, and I begged and pleaded with her. I told her I didn't care what they did with my body, I was just so elated to be with her again.

She told me I couldn't stay with her because it wasn't meant to be yet. I asked her why and she said she couldn't tell me that, all she said was that I have things to do in the "solid" world. I told her again, I didn't care about these things and that I wanted to stay.

Eventually, she convinced me to return and I reluctantly agreed...

It was as if the instant I'd agreed, I'd been transported back to my body and I immediately opened my eyes to find myself in the hospital bed. Surrounded by people trying to revive me, and my mother crying her eyes out on the far side of the room.

I was not weak at all when I awoke, as I grabbed the nurse's arm who was trying to revive me and I prevented her from shocking me again. As soon as I did this, the entire room went quiet and everyone looked as if they'd seen a ghost. After I grabbed her, I remember taking in a DEEP breath, like it was the first time I'd ever taken a breath my whole life and I laid back onto the roller that'd brought me in and rested.

I was pronounced dead for a whole 11 minutes....

I suffered no brain damage, and you know they say that after 5 minutes of being unconscious you suffer brain damage as a result of lack of oxygen to the brain.

I also suffered no fatal injuries... I had minor bruises and a broken nose from the airbags.

That was it.

My car was totaled, and I wasn't even ejected from it from the crash of the 18 wheeler hitting it with such force. I was basically smashed along with the car but suffered not a single serious injury. I felt like Iron(wo)man that day. Such a powerful feeling...

And I'd realised that white light was my sister blocking me from receiving the pain. My sister healed my body. My sister saved me that day, I would not be here if it weren't for her.

She is what I'd call an Angel, she is my Angel, and my savior. So I know for a fact, that there is more than just darkness after Death.

What comes after Death is true life itself, it's more beautiful than you could ever imagine.

And as for my sister... she may be my baby sister but she is my guardian angel and she is more powerful than I can fathom with my feeble human mind.

This, is the reason I KNOW there is so much more than this tangible Earth, and what's beyond it is trillions of times more beautiful than the most beautiful thing you believe you've ever seen.

I do not chase death, but I implore it. I do not fear it any longer, as there is nothing to fear. Death is the next step in life, it is what some would call a "level up". This flesh suit we have is just a tiny, tiny bit of our lives and we are all connected and much larger than any of us can fathom right now.

I also apologise for this if it is confusing or doesn't make much sense, as the details of the NDE have faded over time... these things are what remain in my memory of it, although they don't look much typing them out, experiencing them was the true story.
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posted on Mar, 7 2012 @ 06:22 PM
My philosophy is simple: Love all and treat everyone fairly.

It works, and I really wish others will someday come to follow my lead.

posted on Mar, 7 2012 @ 06:25 PM
I have seen what happens! and it is more bizarre than you CAN suppose. This existence is a tiny part of your being, and you,me,them are all so much more. But the brains we currently reside in are configured not to notice the blatantly simple answers to the truths we so desire. Yeah the answers are right in front of us, but we agreed before hand to not remember them or be able to recover them whilst our stay in our meat suits. True story.

posted on Mar, 7 2012 @ 06:39 PM
reply to post by NotSmilingAtYou

I had this same revelation during my near death experience the answers were so easy and so right in your face I laughed. Once I came back they were not gone just forgotten but I understood that that was the way it was set up and everyone at some point had agreed to it.

posted on Mar, 7 2012 @ 06:56 PM
Personal Philosophy: Who cares!.......further explanation live and let live.!

posted on Mar, 7 2012 @ 07:30 PM
@ the OP:
I am working on re-discovering the knowledge of who Aristotle called "The Ancients", and to lean to articulate it.
So this is in effect creating a religion.
I believe the thought that was of the non-existent one, who dwelt in the void, in a way came into existence, creating a condition of there no longer being a non-existent one, where that thought created form from chaos and this whatever it is, is now the universe, which includes everything physical that we can see, plus those things which can not be seen, like our spirits, though we are essentially existing in the physical world. Also included in the universe is God who is like us but is all spirit, and more powerful than we are. We are who we are and are a combination of spiritual and physical, and we don't want to be anything other than that, but we need God to survive in this physical universe which naturally works against our continued existence as the individual we are, what makes us, us.
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posted on Mar, 7 2012 @ 07:45 PM
reply to post by GreenEyedVixen

Addressing one of my personal philosophies, I believe that one should strive to achieve a balance between being moral and doing what is needed to be done. Basically boiled down, an example would be staying at a job that actually requires you to come very close to breaking the law, while at the same time putting up with school room styled harassment for no discerning reason. This morning I was pushed a little too far, the proverbial straw on the donkey's back if you will, and therefore took a deep breath, compressed my anger from springing forth, and walked out the door.

So, the question is, even though I made the decision based on moral grounds, did I actually make the right decision based on my responsibilities as a husband? To put it even more simply, I would love to hear what others may think in regards to being faced with such a situation. If you KNOW what you are doing is morally wrong and one step away from being downright illegal (by the way I was working in a small finance company) should this knowledge be pushed to the side in the face of bills to pay, food to purchase and the future to prepare for? Does the prospect of earning money allow morals to be an afterthought, an indulgence for dinner conversation? Or should we make a stand when the opportunity rises, and follow our instinct?
Walking away from a job is not something to do lightly, because now I am jobless and back to the drawing board re employment.
Two things can happen. I could find a job that is morally better, perhaps financially better, and will then be able to look back and smile at my actions. Alternatively, I could discover weeks and perhaps months of fruitless job hunting, a drop in funds enough to put unwanted pressure on my marriage, and a growing feeling of stupidity and worthlesness at not being able to bite my tongue and clock in every day to push through the tasks set before me.
Time will tell I guess. Still, I would love to hear of anyone else that has been faced with a moral dilemna based on a difficult job.
Philosophy - should it be kept in the abstract form or should it be given power in our day to day lives?
As for religion, well... there's a whole new conversation!

posted on Mar, 7 2012 @ 07:59 PM
reply to post by Cyberdaz

You have given me a lot to think about with your post today, dear friend.

And I feel with you, as my Father has done a similar thing. At first, I was upset and disagreed with his actions, but later on that night we talked and then I fully understood...

He has been unemployed for a full year now, as they eliminated his job title.

Desperate, he has been searching for jobs endlessly with no results, and he finally received a position at a furniture rental store. I will not disclose the name of the company here for privacy reasons.

With this job, my father had to go to people's homes and remove furniture from them if they were late on a payment. Simple sounding, right? Well...

This was the Friday before Christmas (Christmas was on Sunday in 2011) so basically 2-3 days before Christmas, and my father had to go into these people's homes, with their children watching, crying because they have no furniture for Christmas. He had to remove EVERYTHING from their livingroom, even their TV leaving just the Christmas tree standing alone.

And they were only three days late on their payment.

My father couldn't do it, and he immediately quit because it hurt him morally to perform such a task, even though it is his duty as a husband and father of my sister to provide(as I have been out of the house and taking care of myself since I was 15)

So, I agree with you. There is a point where you must draw the line. Others may see you wrong for this, but I in this case will be on your side and can feel with you.

Thank you for sharing this today.

Best of luck to you in finding a better suiting job for you, someone with a heart.

Also - Stars for you for sharing your story of bravery, I truly appreciate this and a star is the most I can give you over the internet.

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posted on Mar, 7 2012 @ 08:05 PM
reply to post by jmdewey60

Yes, this also ties into my belief.

But I still just wonder what brought about our Creator's first conscious thoughts, and what brought about our Creator's consciousness in general.

Although it is probably far too complex for me to understand in this human form.

When I had my NDE though, it was as if I understood the secrets and complexities of the universe all at once. Upon awakening to the human form again though, I'd forgotten it all, but it made so much sense when I was plugged back into the Source.

posted on Mar, 7 2012 @ 08:07 PM
Wow, some interesting, humbling, weird and wacky replies here!! lol awesome...

I personally was raised by an Irish Catholic family, although my mom was too busy concerned with her self to ram it down mine and my brothers throats, unlike the rest of my cusons

My grandad was the worst for it, although not as formidable as my nan apparently, sadly I never got to meet her.

Me and most the large family I have around me now in Birmingham are second generation, and are a lot more English than our grandparents may have liked to see. They moved my mom and her 7 siblings over here from Belfast after me Uncle was killed by a protestant group. Lots o trouble in them days I've heard.

Anyway, my earliest opinion on religion was that it was all a load of bull. Even at an early age I could recognize the destructive power religion holds. And the power and the fear this so called "God" held over people. I remember from long ago and to this day, My Aunty Brenda crosses herself and kisses her cross at least ten times a day!!

I can just hear her annoying, rusty, Irishy, twangy voice right now lol "IIIII Sweaaarrrrr on the Holy Fekkin Bible!!"

Arr the Irish are funny breed

Anyway, hate religion always will, that's just one example why.

Now I find my self looking for some kind of......Spiritual Enlightenment??
I dunno, I like Science and facts..I'm open to there being much more around us than we can perceive.
I'm on a journey to find answers and come to peace with this existence.

posted on Mar, 7 2012 @ 08:43 PM
I tend to follow the Taoist philosophy. I like the outlook on balance in the universe and in life itself. Taoist don't claim to have all the answers and don't force their beliefs on other people.

posted on Mar, 7 2012 @ 08:45 PM
Thank you for posting, Sinny!

Your post was very interesting, as I can relate to it aswell. Although not 100%, which makes it even more interesting.

Originally posted by Sinny

I can just hear her annoying, rusty, Irishy, twangy voice right now lol "IIIII Sweaaarrrrr on the Holy Fekkin Bible!!"

Arr the Irish are funny breed

I must say, this made me laugh really hard, imagining this. Haha. Which I needed today, as laughter is indeed the best medicine.

Thank you, I appreciate this.

posted on Mar, 7 2012 @ 08:58 PM
reply to post by ~Vixen~

Yes, this is how life should be lived. Simply and with such short beautiful words.

If only everyone lived by this, fellow Vixen, hehe.

Thank you for sharing.

posted on Mar, 7 2012 @ 09:39 PM
God of the universe. Higher divine being of light and energy.

I believe everything is made of energy and that there is different dimensions. Similar to Hinduism in exception to their gods (shiva for example). I use meditation and the system of the chakras to connect to higher divine energies, the god of the universe being the main one. I let that define me and my beliefs.

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