QOTD – Religion

I often wonder what makes religious people tick.  I don’t understand the blind faith they have.  Someone hands you a book written by people, torn apart by people.  People lie.  They will say or do whatever they deem necessary to get you to believe in them and what they have to say.  So why would you believe anything in these books.  Honestly, I don’t get it… so here’s is my question.  Are you a religious person?  If so, why?  If not, why and what do you believe?

Personally, as you can tell, I am not a religious person.  I believe in God.  That’s about it and I think that is more out of a need to believe in something.  I believe that if God meant for us to have organized religion that Hinduism or even the Jewish & Muslim faiths are what he intended.  I am neither, even though I do have a little Jewish blood thanks to my Grandfather.  I am undisciplined.  I try to live my life in a way that I feel is moral and I say my prayers every night, but that is pretty much it.  

So what about you?

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10 thoughts on “QOTD – Religion

  1. I am a Buddhist. And well, everything I know about my religion was largely due to my parents’ beliefs. I do not know much about the scriptures or commandments or precepts we have. I believe in my religion and the values it holds. Not sure exactly why, but I just do. Perhaps it was the influence of my parents. However, in my opinion, the lifestyle I lead is very much similar to a free thinker. I don’t exactly pray often, and I rarely visit temples. There are numerous gods/deities, but my family only worships a few.

    Come to think of it, I feel like I hardly know anything substantial about Buddhism. Shame on me ^^”

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    1. You’re young still. I find with the young they follow the basic belief system of their religion while living their free willed life. Then as they get older they begin to consider the state of their soul so to speak. That is when they being reading their scriptures and going to church or temple in your case. Maybe you should push yourself to find out new things about Buddhism that you don’t know. It might change your perception of what you do know. Open your mind for the next generation to come.

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      1. I’ll keep that in mind. I did a quick search on Buddhism after reading your post and found it difficult to comprehend much of the information I saw. It confused me greatly. Seems like I have a lot of reading up to do.

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        1. Start with eBooks maybe. There has been a book I’ve been dying to read named “Confession of a Buddhist Atheist”. Not saying I am atheist but I am looking for something and I am always willing to read about religions from almost any point of view. Even from the standpoint of an Atheist. (I am waiting to finish this degree program to read it) Check out the eBooks on Amazon or maybe iBooks depending on the device you have and see what you find.

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  2. I believe in something, but I don’t think I believe in God the way most people mean when they say they do. I do think it takes a really astounding amount of self-centeredness for a person to think they KNOW the REAL truth and billions of other people are wrong and/or not special enough to be given the truth.

    The way I look at it no matter what the real truth is, it is 100% guaranteed that is the same truth for everyone of us. So just the fact that were all here in the same universe with the same guiding principles should mean that we agree on that one thing – that whatever it is, it is the same for us all.

    People really need to give up on brow-beating or guilting other people into their own beliefs. It’s a special kind of stupid that would think that is really a worthwhile expenditure of anyone’s energy.

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    1. I agree with your statement about people thinking they know the real truth and that others are wrong. I was raised Catholic before we moved to North Carolina, then we became Christian. I have always been offended by Christians. They feel that they are the only one that know what the truth is. Truth of the matter is they probably know less than any. I’ve read the (written by the church of England) King James Version. It leaves me with more questions than answers. My experience with the pastor of our Church back then was, it is not our place to question the word of God. But it really isn’t the word of God now is it? I can’t blindly believe, it’s against my nature.

      And yeah, I am not a fan of the bible beaters either. My Facebook actually says under religious views “I’m not religious, but I do believe in God. Don’t beat me with your bible. I won’t appreciate it.”

      Thanks for your comment! I was hoping someone would answer the question today.

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      1. I was just responding to your post, about your reservations with the Bible, Church etc. I grew up in a Christian environment and had to pass Bible as a subject before I could graduate high school. But with all of that, I too, was left with more questions than answers. That’s why I replied that you can’t be convinced about something if it doesn’t resonate with your heart 🙂 If you see my blog page, you will understand my initial response. I get deeper insights from the Vedas about who God really is.

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