Loc: United States
I prefer the term 'spiritualism' rather than religion. It's nice to believe in a higher power, but just not letting every life decision be made accordingly...<br><br><br>[color:orange]"There's no laws in this place. Anything goes. It's like Thunderdome!"</font color=orange>
Loc: the ancient forests of MiddleE...
Having ones own faith has nothing to do with religion.<br>Your spirituality needs to be separate from your religious habits.<br>Just so you don't confuse the issue, for this is where fanaticism begins..<br><br><br>but where will we be when the future comes?
<blockquote><font size=1>In reply to:</font><hr><p>This is why I refuse to have religion...<p><hr></blockquote><p>...though it's good to check on yourself from time to time to make sure that NOT having religion isn't just another habit - seriously, though: in the spectrum, anti-religion is capable of being just as extreme and bigoted a standpoint if it's got sufficient rigidity about it. I cite me as a (mild!) example. I was brought up lightweight jewish, dropped it like something hot and smelly as soon as I could, then grabbed buddhism hard for a few years before I realised it's not something you are, it's something you're doing (or not doing). But in my time, I've been both a buddhist nazi and an atheist nazi. People will attach themselves to any damn thing that gives them a sense of identity - even suffering - and will then defend that thing, as it's now become a part of themselves. Religious/anti-religious fanaticism (like any other fanaticism) is all about people wanting a sense of security, which is all about that thing we all have in common, the desire to be happy. It's just that we've got really cockeyed ideas about what will make us secure/happy and what is threatening that, and this is what leads people to harm themselves or each other.<br><br>Or so I believe... <br><br>- padmavyuha<br><br>Where the truth is, there had better be love...
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Loc: Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
The issue of having a religion or not seems to be of great importance everywhere. Why should anybody care if one has a religion or not? I like double cheeseburgers covered with onions and smothered with special sauce, others like tuna sandwiches, others like vegetables only... Will all cheeseburger loving people start hunting all vegetarians and begin slaughtering them?<br><br>Let it go.. It's a personal preference.. Why should that be a personal issue AND a responsibility?<br><br>There has to be a way to filter those skewed and criminal minds.. We must help weed them out of our lives..<br><br>---<br>
Loc: Hampstead, MD, USA
<blockquote><font size=1>In reply to:</font><hr><p>Will all cheeseburger loving people start hunting all vegetarians and begin slaughtering them?<p><hr></blockquote><p><br>Sounds good.. the world would be a better place! ;)<br><br>
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