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11-06-2008, 06:01 PM
What religion (or lack of) do you most associate with?
11-06-2008, 06:08 PM
The church I'm an "official" member of is United Church of Christ. I tend to think of myself as a "progressive christian" who's beliefs align most closely with those of Bishop Spong or Dean Alan Jones.
(Btw, I almost never get the chance to post on here, but I've been on Soulforce for a while *waves hello*)
11-06-2008, 09:59 PM
I marked agnostic, but I DO have some beliefs; they're just kind of whacked out and do not include a deity as such.
11-07-2008, 02:44 AM
I'm generally catholic but far from happy with everything in the catechism. Catholicism is better than the fundie church where I used to be a member.
11-07-2008, 02:57 AM
Normally and publicly I would say athiest, but I choose spiritual but not religious... I'm not really sure which one would be more accurate for me.
I honestly don't know where I stand but I know I believe in something.
Somehow though, being surrounded by people who think that it's bad not to be a Christian, and the daughter-ish of a UCC pastor... I definately do not associate myself with being a Christian or ever wanting to be one. (I do love all of you here who are though! :love:)
I think my religion would be, confused and ok with it.
11-07-2008, 05:32 AM
I chose spiritual but not religious. Like I've posted in other threads, I was raised in non-denominational church all of my life. Now that I'm 22 and living on my own and growing into an adult (yes I still consider myself a kid most of the time :lol:) I'm trying to find truth. I'm not currently attending a church (and honestly I haven't even looked.) I don't believe you must be a member of a church to have a great relationship with God. However, I do believe that a church is a great place to interact with others and help build your faith. At the same time, the wrong church can tear you down. I have so many sermons and teachings from the past swirling in my head but I think that everybody has to find their own truth. I'm making up for lost time and reading the bible and studying and praying for myself, while in the past, I just believed what I was told to believe. I have come to find that I disagree with A LOT of things that I was brought up to believe. I guess the best way to put it is, I'm spiritually open to new ideas. I think it's hard to find the balance of how things in the bible can be applied in today's world. But I like to think that God is open-minded. ;)
11-08-2008, 09:18 PM
I chose spirtual but not religious because I believe in something divine, but I can't define it. I follow a somewhat Pagan path, but I believe that Christ was sent by the Almighty. My view of the Almighty changes, though I generally imagine a Mother Goddess, but I think of G-dde as being both male and female. I don't believe that Mary was a virgin, or that Christ is any more divine than I am. I don't accept the idea of Hell. As much as I'd like to see some individuals be punished with everlasting pain, I know that it is a human concept, our last chance at getting back at our enemies.
I find that I have no spiritual path. I am not going anywhere, or doing anything in particular. I am simply being. I am a spiritual being. If you'd like to label me, I'll be happy to sit with the UUs.
11-09-2008, 07:41 PM
I don't particularly have a religion I affiliate with; I believe more in a guiding force than a god or goddess. So, I chose 'Spiritual but not Religious'. I believe that this guiding force is neither good nor bad, it's both. Therefore, there's not a Hell or a Heaven in the literal sense. Hell is what you make of your life, as is Heaven. This force is sentient, but does not judge. Our souls are an extension of that force, and when we die, our souls join it. In this way, the force learns about the universe, for it constantly wants to learn.
11-11-2008, 04:57 PM
This force is sentient, but does not judge. Our souls are an extension of that force, and when we die, our souls join it. In this way, the force learns about the universe, for it constantly wants to learn.
May the force be with you.
11-12-2008, 06:54 PM
I'm sure it will. :) And don't think I didn't get the subtle Star Wars crack, I did. That's the main reason I just tell people I'm atheist when they ask; otherwise I'd get this huge influx of Star Wars jokes and it'd just get too annoying. XD
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