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Von Mudra

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#21 11 years ago
Locomotor;4928407I can't say I am sympathetic to any "New Age" religion, mysticism, mythology, pseudo-science or whatever. I treat any "paganism" with the same contempt I have for any system of supernatural falsehoods, including any of the Abrahamic religions, any of the Eastern traditions, or whatever. I think they are all regressive and anti-rational. But hey that's just me.

Its nice of you to have that opinion as long as you don't try to force me not to hold my own private beliefs.




Locomotor

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#22 11 years ago

Of course not: you are completely free to see the world as you wish, and you have my best wishes in doing so. :beer:

I just ask that you make sure you have reasons for believing what you do. The mind is a terrible thing to waste after all!




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#23 11 years ago
Locomotor;4928433 I just ask that you make sure you have reasons for believing what you do.

We do, unlike the Monotheistic way of life of the "One way to do things (prayers and stuff like that) there a multiple ways in the polytheist way of life of approaching the divine thus opening our minds to new experiences. It is quite the experience. Then again one might ask the reason behind why we are polytheistic it would be much like why are people are monotheistic, because we Believe in more the one God or our lives have been changed by the Gods. Sa'a-hat sa'a-hat sa'a-hat. Know the heart, know the heart, know the heart!


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#24 11 years ago

You put it damn well Uwsar. While I'm more apt to be agnostic in my beliefs of god/gods, I do have deep spiritual and divine beliefs more rooted in the soul and spirit. I honestly feel that "paganism" or "new age", or whatever you want to call it, religions just allow more freedom to believe what you truly feel, instead of blindly following the masses.




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#25 11 years ago

What popular culture has presented as the replacement for organized religions is the concept of spirituality, which for many means choice, freedom and progressive thought as the 'rituals' for internal self-discovery and self-awareness. This spirituality is often described as a sense of wholeness with nature, as a feeling of empowerment from the Divine Self or True Self that lies within, and a simple acknowledgment that there is something greater out there than the human ego. It is a sense that we are composed of more than flesh, blood and bone, that we are at our foundations creatures of consciousness connected to an even higher, and some would say 'Divine' Power. But how is that different from religion? Based upon our current understanding of religion versus spirituality, religion is the organization of belief behind a single creed or set of creeds, being composed of structured rites, ceremonies and symbolism. In organized religions there is hierarchy and precedence applied to traditions and teachings, and nearly all organized religions claim with tenacity that their tradition, and theirs only, is the true faith and path to Salvation. Spirituality, then, would appear to serve current practitioners in just the opposite manner. Spirituality would be the liberation of the self from the confines of dogma and structure, and the simpler acknowledgment within the self of a higher spirit in life and Creation. It would be composed of the search and exploration of 'Spirit', the invisible essence of life that is bound to the Higher Spirit from which it evolved. Instead of complicated rituals following pre-ordained standards, spirituality, it seems, is the spontaneous act of loving the spiritual nature of life and communing with It through simple words and gestures, or by means of thought alone. There are endless definitions of spirituality, and each of them is validated through personal experience and individual discovery. In order to answer some of the questions we have investigated here, we will look to how the Nuhati Tradition defines religion and the interior quest for the Divine through spirituality and faith.


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#26 11 years ago

Spirituality is still used in an exclusive sense. Its tenetts tend to be broader, incorporating a wider range of sacrements, but just the same if you adopt a different outlook towards the key elements of the religion - life, etc - then you are not spiritual.




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#27 11 years ago
Nemmerle;4928526Spirituality is still used in an exclusive sense. Its tenetts tend to be broader, incorporating a wider range of sacrements, but just the same if you adopt a different outlook towards the key elements of the religion - life, etc - then you are not spiritual.

This is where I'm trying to find myself am I A spiritual person or a religious person...


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#28 11 years ago
Uwsar-Hat-Anupuw;4929150This is where I'm trying to find myself am I A spiritual person or a religious person...

spiritual is the faith, the belief, the feeling Religion is the doctrine, rules, traditions Spritual part is most importent, in our church, we have traditions and doctrine, but the most importent thing is the feeling, the faith, the spirituality. the religion aspect is importent too, discussions, traditions, bringing people together. But you can get some who follows doctrine, sticks to all the traditions, yet their faith and spirituality is low, this is a bad thing as the faith is everything, without it, traditions and Christian community are meaningless anyway. but you can get someone who is very spiritual, has faith, believes, but doesnt understand doctrine or tradition and questions aspects of the religion, this isnt so bad, aslong as the true faith is their, it doesnt matter if you are not perfect "religeously" but have true faith