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Do you consider yourself to be religious 

Do you consider yourself to be religious
I am religious 33%  33%  [ 3 ]
I am not religious 44%  44%  [ 4 ]
I can be both 22%  22%  [ 2 ]
I am not sure 0%  0%  [ 0 ]
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Do you consider yourself to be religious 
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I am aware that having a belief structure or system and being religious are two differing things. One assesses whether a thing is consistent with one's conscience and the other asks if it is consistent with the teachings of a book or body of belief.
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I put down that I am not religious because although I find aspects about faith inspiring and that may persuade me to live a certain way I would not follow any aspect just because a book or religious body is telling me too if it did not sit well with my personal conscience.


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being an atheist is not conducive to being religious.


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and Buddhists? Are they not religious and atheist.


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I consider myself to be religious, but not dogmatic in the sense that I can see beyond the dogmas and doctrines of my religion. Yet at the same time I am not religious in the strict sense of the word. I can be very worldly, and I support many secular issues.

But then what is it to be religious in my world? I like to meditate on a daily basis, I enjoy reading from religious texts once and a while, and I do practice "spiritual exercises" that strengthen my faith and spiritual determination.

I also enjoy science, sexuality, music, secular literature and other secular issues, and some politics.

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Sounds like an all rounded wonderful human being. :grin:


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"and Buddhists? Are they not religious and atheist."

some are.but for the most part, buddhists will tell you that buddhism is a philosophy,and with practice,becomes a way of life.no worship or dogma that religion tends to carry.

for some reason pete,i couldn't quote your post.


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I guess you have a point Mark. I think (IMO) the more one thinks about a religion for themselves and what upholds it the more it becomes a philosophy. Of course you will find those who disagree.
I got into a debate with some people one the idea of someone being atheist and Christian. I did not see an issue and as you can guess others did.
My point was it is hard to define God with so many opinions, let alone say you must believe in God. This led onto whether the message of Jesus could also be a philosophy. I thought it could and again others felt not. Those who thought it could not appeared to be more swayed by a churches or denominations opinion. I fell out with that once I read the history.


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An excellent series of questions for fundamentalists is,"How many gods are there? And the Bible is the word of God? Then please refer to 2 Corinthians 4:4.So,do you doubt the word of God"?Just as you show them to the door;"You interpret it your way and I will interpret it mine".

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One thing we have to remind ourselves and those who believe in God is that the word God is not God. Sometimes we get to attached to the word "God" and think that the word and the object named by the word (in this case "God") are the same thing.

God is neither a person or a thing. I think it was the Dominican theologian and mystic, Johannes Eckhart (1260-1329) who said that God is a "no-thing".

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