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Mikeee
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10/23/2011 8:49:42 PM
Posted: 5 years ago
Disregarding atheism because it does it own thing, what type of faith are you?

I believe there are two basic schools of thought for religion:

"Literal", faith that is about strict teaching and doctrines, responds to the bible in a literal way.

Example: people who believe in a literal faith would believe that Jesus "actually" rose from the dead, and was living in the physical world.

"Actuality", faith that changes, certain things can be interpreted in many ways, does not follow strict doctrines

Example: May think the Jesus rose spiritual and not physical, Jesus did not physical die, Jesus was not an actual person, etc (Could also believe in literal example)

Along the lines of Christianity, there are many sects that address this issues, such as belief/worship/use of icons and weather or not "the bread and wine" are "actually" the body and blood of Jesus.

Personally, I do not practice strict teaching and doctrines, because sometimes they are unclear or do not make perfect sense (to me).

Why type of theist person are you? Do you allow room for interpretation and changes in your faith, or do you practice your faith "word for word"?
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10/30/2011 9:29:17 PM
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word through word
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10/30/2011 9:30:41 PM
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When I was religious, I fit into the "actualism," category--we believed scripture was to be interpreted, not taken literally.
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10/30/2011 9:32:30 PM
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At 10/30/2011 9:30:41 PM, DetectableNinja wrote:
When I was religious, I fit into the "actualism," category--we believed scripture was to be interpreted, not taken literally.

Sorry--"actuality."
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10/30/2011 9:36:27 PM
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I would think that some people you would put into the "literal" column would resent the fact that you use the term "actuality" for the other, depending on the intended definition of the word "actuality". It could imply that people who follow the literal word of a doctrine are unrealistic or impractical.
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10/30/2011 9:43:01 PM
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I think the best answer to that is "none." I don't usually say I am an "Atheist" because that puts everyone with no religion into one category. It is much like putting everyone who don't play football into one category as "afootballists." It doesn't make sense. I simply follow no religion. Of course, my profile says that I am an Atheist because "none" or "not applicable" were not available as options, and I wanted to be accurate.
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10/30/2011 9:44:08 PM
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At 10/23/2011 8:49:42 PM, Mikeee wrote:
Disregarding atheism because it does it own thing, what type of faith are you?

By the way, Atheism is not a religion that "does its own thing." It simply involves the absence of any religious beliefs.
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10/30/2011 10:11:16 PM
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At 10/30/2011 9:44:08 PM, F-16_Fighting_Falcon wrote:
At 10/23/2011 8:49:42 PM, Mikeee wrote:
Disregarding atheism because it does it own thing, what type of faith are you?

By the way, Atheism is not a religion that "does its own thing." It simply involves the absence of any religious beliefs.

Atheism is the lack of belief in the theistic conception of God. This does not imply an absence of religious beliefs..
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10/30/2011 10:16:25 PM
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At 10/30/2011 10:11:16 PM, CosmicAlfonzo wrote:
At 10/30/2011 9:44:08 PM, F-16_Fighting_Falcon wrote:
At 10/23/2011 8:49:42 PM, Mikeee wrote:
Disregarding atheism because it does it own thing, what type of faith are you?

By the way, Atheism is not a religion that "does its own thing." It simply involves the absence of any religious beliefs.

Atheism is the lack of belief in the theistic conception of God. This does not imply an absence of religious beliefs..

Nor does it imply the presence of religious beliefs.
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10/30/2011 10:23:39 PM
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At 10/30/2011 10:16:25 PM, DetectableNinja wrote:
At 10/30/2011 10:11:16 PM, CosmicAlfonzo wrote:
At 10/30/2011 9:44:08 PM, F-16_Fighting_Falcon wrote:
At 10/23/2011 8:49:42 PM, Mikeee wrote:
Disregarding atheism because it does it own thing, what type of faith are you?

By the way, Atheism is not a religion that "does its own thing." It simply involves the absence of any religious beliefs.

Atheism is the lack of belief in the theistic conception of God. This does not imply an absence of religious beliefs..

Nor does it imply the presence of religious beliefs.

It goes without saying that it implies neither.
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10/31/2011 8:35:23 AM
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At 10/30/2011 10:23:39 PM, CosmicAlfonzo wrote:
At 10/30/2011 10:16:25 PM, DetectableNinja wrote:
At 10/30/2011 10:11:16 PM, CosmicAlfonzo wrote:
At 10/30/2011 9:44:08 PM, F-16_Fighting_Falcon wrote:
At 10/23/2011 8:49:42 PM, Mikeee wrote:
Disregarding atheism because it does it own thing, what type of faith are you?

By the way, Atheism is not a religion that "does its own thing." It simply involves the absence of any religious beliefs.

Atheism is the lack of belief in the theistic conception of God. This does not imply an absence of religious beliefs..

Nor does it imply the presence of religious beliefs.

It goes without saying that it implies neither.

Actually it does generally imply naturalism.
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10/31/2011 8:39:56 AM
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At 10/31/2011 8:35:23 AM, Cerebral_Narcissist wrote:
At 10/30/2011 10:23:39 PM, CosmicAlfonzo wrote:
At 10/30/2011 10:16:25 PM, DetectableNinja wrote:
At 10/30/2011 10:11:16 PM, CosmicAlfonzo wrote:
At 10/30/2011 9:44:08 PM, F-16_Fighting_Falcon wrote:
At 10/23/2011 8:49:42 PM, Mikeee wrote:
Disregarding atheism because it does it own thing, what type of faith are you?

By the way, Atheism is not a religion that "does its own thing." It simply involves the absence of any religious beliefs.

Atheism is the lack of belief in the theistic conception of God. This does not imply an absence of religious beliefs..

Nor does it imply the presence of religious beliefs.

It goes without saying that it implies neither.

Actually it does generally imply naturalism.

Why? Atheists can't believe in ghosts or spirits?
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10/31/2011 8:58:55 AM
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At 10/23/2011 8:49:42 PM, Mikeee wrote:
Disregarding atheism because it does it own thing, what type of faith are you?

I believe there are two basic schools of thought for religion:

"Literal", faith that is about strict teaching and doctrines, responds to the bible in a literal way.

Example: people who believe in a literal faith would believe that Jesus "actually" rose from the dead, and was living in the physical world.

"Actuality", faith that changes, certain things can be interpreted in many ways, does not follow strict doctrines

Example: May think the Jesus rose spiritual and not physical, Jesus did not physical die, Jesus was not an actual person, etc (Could also believe in literal example)

Along the lines of Christianity, there are many sects that address this issues, such as belief/worship/use of icons and weather or not "the bread and wine" are "actually" the body and blood of Jesus.

Personally, I do not practice strict teaching and doctrines, because sometimes they are unclear or do not make perfect sense (to me).

Why type of theist person are you? Do you allow room for interpretation and changes in your faith, or do you practice your faith "word for word"?

You do know that there are more paths than Christianity and atheism, right?
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10/31/2011 12:17:31 PM
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I'd say both. I generally take Buddhist scripture literally, but sometimes it blatantly makes use of irony in metaphors in some parts of scripture. So the parts that are metaphorical are not selectively taken as such, they were written clearly as irony/metaphor so no picking and choosing there.

Also, Buddhist scripture does not need to be updated or reinterpreted to keep with the times. It's philosophy is sound and solid enough so that modernism doesn't require it to adapt.
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10/31/2011 12:23:05 PM
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At 10/30/2011 9:44:08 PM, F-16_Fighting_Falcon wrote:
At 10/23/2011 8:49:42 PM, Mikeee wrote:
Disregarding atheism because it does it own thing, what type of faith are you?

By the way, Atheism is not a religion that "does its own thing." It simply involves the absence of any religious beliefs.

Completely false. Jainism, Buddhism, and Taoism are all Atheistic religions.

Atheism is the lack of belief in Gods.

Theism = Belief in God, A-theism = no belief in God
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11/1/2011 5:21:34 PM
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Agnostic-- and for the last time, I am not questioning my religion. I have no religion to question. I believe in nothing because nothing can be proved of the existence of a God.

I go to catholic school and was baptized catholic. I know more about the catholic faith than most believing catholics.
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11/1/2011 6:19:35 PM
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At 10/30/2011 9:44:08 PM, F-16_Fighting_Falcon wrote:
At 10/23/2011 8:49:42 PM, Mikeee wrote:
Disregarding atheism because it does it own thing, what type of faith are you?

By the way, Atheism is not a religion that "does its own thing." It simply involves the absence of any religious beliefs.

The belief of not believing is still a belief in which you believe...