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3/15/2014 8:16:48 PM
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Have you changed your religion? What made you change it? I'm currently thinking about changing mine so I want some information on each religion and why atheists became atheists and such. Thank you!
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3/15/2014 8:33:50 PM
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At 3/15/2014 8:16:48 PM, JustAnotherGuy wrote:
Have you changed your religion? What made you change it? I'm currently thinking about changing mine so I want some information on each religion and why atheists became atheists and such. Thank you!

Try no religion; it's the oldest religion extant, and it's the most liberating.
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3/15/2014 8:38:41 PM
Posted: 2 years ago
At 3/15/2014 8:33:50 PM, s-anthony wrote:
At 3/15/2014 8:16:48 PM, JustAnotherGuy wrote:
Have you changed your religion? What made you change it? I'm currently thinking about changing mine so I want some information on each religion and why atheists became atheists and such. Thank you!

Try no religion; it's the oldest religion extant, and it's the most liberating.

Been there, done that, and once you have a genuine spiritual experience of God you never go back to the lesser atheist consciousness..
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3/15/2014 8:41:19 PM
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At 3/15/2014 8:38:41 PM, biomystic wrote:
At 3/15/2014 8:33:50 PM, s-anthony wrote:
At 3/15/2014 8:16:48 PM, JustAnotherGuy wrote:
Have you changed your religion? What made you change it? I'm currently thinking about changing mine so I want some information on each religion and why atheists became atheists and such. Thank you!

Try no religion; it's the oldest religion extant, and it's the most liberating.

Been there, done that, and once you have a genuine spiritual experience of God you never go back to the lesser atheist consciousness..

Good. Because, I've never been an atheist.
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3/15/2014 8:43:56 PM
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At 3/15/2014 8:16:48 PM, JustAnotherGuy wrote:
Have you changed your religion? What made you change it? I'm currently thinking about changing mine so I want some information on each religion and why atheists became atheists and such. Thank you!

Oh! And, it's the religion of nearly 1.5 million different species.
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3/15/2014 8:57:03 PM
Posted: 2 years ago
At 3/15/2014 8:43:56 PM, s-anthony wrote:
At 3/15/2014 8:16:48 PM, JustAnotherGuy wrote:
Have you changed your religion? What made you change it? I'm currently thinking about changing mine so I want some information on each religion and why atheists became atheists and such. Thank you!

Oh! And, it's the religion of nearly 1.5 million different species.

This isn't really a valid point though. as far as I am concerned, religion is about what created the universe and why things that science can't explain happen. As far as I know other species of animals don't think of this.
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3/15/2014 9:07:02 PM
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At 3/15/2014 8:57:03 PM, JustAnotherGuy wrote:
At 3/15/2014 8:43:56 PM, s-anthony wrote:
At 3/15/2014 8:16:48 PM, JustAnotherGuy wrote:
Have you changed your religion? What made you change it? I'm currently thinking about changing mine so I want some information on each religion and why atheists became atheists and such. Thank you!

Oh! And, it's the religion of nearly 1.5 million different species.

This isn't really a valid point though. as far as I am concerned, religion is about what created the universe and why things that science can't explain happen. As far as I know other species of animals don't think of this.

I'm not really opposed to religion (I go to a Unitarian Universalist church;) I'm opposed to labels and confining yourself to one belief system. I believe truth can be found in every system of thought, even atheism.
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3/15/2014 9:26:03 PM
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At 3/15/2014 8:41:19 PM, s-anthony wrote:
At 3/15/2014 8:38:41 PM, biomystic wrote:
At 3/15/2014 8:33:50 PM, s-anthony wrote:
At 3/15/2014 8:16:48 PM, JustAnotherGuy wrote:
Have you changed your religion? What made you change it? I'm currently thinking about changing mine so I want some information on each religion and why atheists became atheists and such. Thank you!

Try no religion; it's the oldest religion extant, and it's the most liberating.

Been there, done that, and once you have a genuine spiritual experience of God you never go back to the lesser atheist consciousness..

Good. Because, I've never been an atheist.

Nice trick. I hope biomystic doesn't fall for it.
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3/15/2014 9:28:28 PM
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At 3/15/2014 9:07:02 PM, s-anthony wrote:
At 3/15/2014 8:57:03 PM, JustAnotherGuy wrote:
At 3/15/2014 8:43:56 PM, s-anthony wrote:
At 3/15/2014 8:16:48 PM, JustAnotherGuy wrote:
Have you changed your religion? What made you change it? I'm currently thinking about changing mine so I want some information on each religion and why atheists became atheists and such. Thank you!

Oh! And, it's the religion of nearly 1.5 million different species.

This isn't really a valid point though. as far as I am concerned, religion is about what created the universe and why things that science can't explain happen. As far as I know other species of animals don't think of this.

I'm not really opposed to religion (I go to a Unitarian Universalist church;) I'm opposed to labels and confining yourself to one belief system. I believe truth can be found in every system of thought, even atheism.

"I believe truth can be found in every system of thought, even atheism."

True. I believe opposing sides are, more or less, a balance in the scheme of things
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3/15/2014 9:49:49 PM
Posted: 2 years ago
At 3/15/2014 8:16:48 PM, JustAnotherGuy wrote:
Have you changed your religion? What made you change it? I'm currently thinking about changing mine so I want some information on each religion and why atheists became atheists and such. Thank you!

Yeah, I guess I changed my religion. When I was a teenager my mother insisted that I accompany her to a Baptist church for several weeks. I met some other nice teenagers there, and they talked me into joining their youth-group. I stayed active in the group for about a year, and made quite a few close friends. Heck, I even got "saved" because they told me I was supposed to. I knelt on the floor while some strange man put his hand on my head and said a prayer. Afterward I felt like a total fake. When I joined the Army I listed my religion as Baptist because my mother had been one, but I never attended any services. I did get married in a Baptist church - the same one I had attended as a teen. But after that I pretty-much gave-up church, and even religion. It's not that I don't believe in any God - it's that I just don't know what I believe. I've spent a lot of years trying to figure-it-out. I hope that someday I do. I can honestly say, though, that I don't believe any one group of people will ever have a monopoly on God.
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3/15/2014 9:58:51 PM
Posted: 2 years ago
At 3/15/2014 9:28:28 PM, Iredia wrote:
At 3/15/2014 9:07:02 PM, s-anthony wrote:
At 3/15/2014 8:57:03 PM, JustAnotherGuy wrote:
At 3/15/2014 8:43:56 PM, s-anthony wrote:
At 3/15/2014 8:16:48 PM, JustAnotherGuy wrote:
Have you changed your religion? What made you change it? I'm currently thinking about changing mine so I want some information on each religion and why atheists became atheists and such. Thank you!

Oh! And, it's the religion of nearly 1.5 million different species.

This isn't really a valid point though. as far as I am concerned, religion is about what created the universe and why things that science can't explain happen. As far as I know other species of animals don't think of this.

I'm not really opposed to religion (I go to a Unitarian Universalist church;) I'm opposed to labels and confining yourself to one belief system. I believe truth can be found in every system of thought, even atheism.

"I believe truth can be found in every system of thought, even atheism."

True. I believe opposing sides are, more or less, a balance in the scheme of things

One defines the other, or as Jung put it, the Devil is God's shadow.
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3/15/2014 10:12:04 PM
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I have been Catholic, yet I believe in Re-incarnation and Tarot Cards. I wonder if I can still consider myself Catholic or no religion.
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3/15/2014 10:17:28 PM
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At 3/15/2014 10:12:04 PM, Cooldudebro wrote:
I have been Catholic, yet I believe in Re-incarnation and Tarot Cards. I wonder if I can still consider myself Catholic or no religion.

I doubt it. The fastest-growing belief-system today is "non-denominational." That's probably what you are.
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3/15/2014 10:32:07 PM
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At 3/15/2014 10:17:28 PM, Idealist wrote:
At 3/15/2014 10:12:04 PM, Cooldudebro wrote:
I have been Catholic, yet I believe in Re-incarnation and Tarot Cards. I wonder if I can still consider myself Catholic or no religion.

I doubt it. The fastest-growing belief-system today is "non-denominational." That's probably what you are.

I don't believe in much of the Bible and I believe in evolution. I believe in god and jesus. I take the bible as a metaphor. What religion am I?
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3/15/2014 10:43:08 PM
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At 3/15/2014 10:32:07 PM, Cooldudebro wrote:
At 3/15/2014 10:17:28 PM, Idealist wrote:
At 3/15/2014 10:12:04 PM, Cooldudebro wrote:
I have been Catholic, yet I believe in Re-incarnation and Tarot Cards. I wonder if I can still consider myself Catholic or no religion.

I doubt it. The fastest-growing belief-system today is "non-denominational." That's probably what you are.

I don't believe in much of the Bible and I believe in evolution. I believe in god and jesus. I take the bible as a metaphor. What religion am I?

Close to mine and I'm a Celestial Torah Christian Jew. My religion is the oldest one in the world with religious symbolism shown in the very first human made figurines, the Willendorf "Venuses" and the Ariel, the Lion-Man, at 35,000 years B.C. It's great to have a religious belief system that is totally independent of any human ethnic group or organized religion so that it is utterly pure of man-made agendas. No one can manipulate the stars and no human group can stop astrology information that now is spread all around the globe as no one pays attention but me it seems to the fact that in almost every newspaper on earth now one can read one's astrology. Astrology is the real universal religion of humankind. Always has been and now the Messiah is reestablished "riding on the clouds of heaven" where all eyes can see Him when you know where to look. The Magi, astrologers, knew where to look but Pauline Christianity doesn't teach Christians their astrologically based wisdom of "As above, so below."
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3/15/2014 10:46:30 PM
Posted: 2 years ago
At 3/15/2014 10:43:08 PM, biomystic wrote:
At 3/15/2014 10:32:07 PM, Cooldudebro wrote:
At 3/15/2014 10:17:28 PM, Idealist wrote:
At 3/15/2014 10:12:04 PM, Cooldudebro wrote:
I have been Catholic, yet I believe in Re-incarnation and Tarot Cards. I wonder if I can still consider myself Catholic or no religion.

I doubt it. The fastest-growing belief-system today is "non-denominational." That's probably what you are.

I don't believe in much of the Bible and I believe in evolution. I believe in god and jesus. I take the bible as a metaphor. What religion am I?

Close to mine and I'm a Celestial Torah Christian Jew. My religion is the oldest one in the world with religious symbolism shown in the very first human made figurines, the Willendorf "Venuses" and the Ariel, the Lion-Man, at 35,000 years B.C. It's great to have a religious belief system that is totally independent of any human ethnic group or organized religion so that it is utterly pure of man-made agendas. No one can manipulate the stars and no human group can stop astrology information that now is spread all around the globe as no one pays attention but me it seems to the fact that in almost every newspaper on earth now one can read one's astrology. Astrology is the real universal religion of humankind. Always has been and now the Messiah is reestablished "riding on the clouds of heaven" where all eyes can see Him when you know where to look. The Magi, astrologers, knew where to look but Pauline Christianity doesn't teach Christians their astrologically based wisdom of "As above, so below."

What does it all believe in?
adam and Eve or Evolution

Jesus

One god?

Reincarnation

Tarot cards?
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3/15/2014 10:57:53 PM
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At 3/15/2014 10:32:07 PM, Cooldudebro wrote:
At 3/15/2014 10:17:28 PM, Idealist wrote:
At 3/15/2014 10:12:04 PM, Cooldudebro wrote:
I have been Catholic, yet I believe in Re-incarnation and Tarot Cards. I wonder if I can still consider myself Catholic or no religion.

I doubt it. The fastest-growing belief-system today is "non-denominational." That's probably what you are.

I don't believe in much of the Bible and I believe in evolution. I believe in god and jesus. I take the bible as a metaphor. What religion am I?

lol - pretty much the same as I am. I consider myself to be non-denominational. All I want is to discover the truth, and I'm always open to any path which I feel is leading me toward it.
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3/15/2014 11:02:46 PM
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At 3/15/2014 10:57:53 PM, Idealist wrote:
At 3/15/2014 10:32:07 PM, Cooldudebro wrote:
At 3/15/2014 10:17:28 PM, Idealist wrote:
At 3/15/2014 10:12:04 PM, Cooldudebro wrote:
I have been Catholic, yet I believe in Re-incarnation and Tarot Cards. I wonder if I can still consider myself Catholic or no religion.

I doubt it. The fastest-growing belief-system today is "non-denominational." That's probably what you are.

I don't believe in much of the Bible and I believe in evolution. I believe in god and jesus. I take the bible as a metaphor. What religion am I?

lol - pretty much the same as I am. I consider myself to be non-denominational. All I want is to discover the truth, and I'm always open to any path which I feel is leading me toward it.

cool
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3/15/2014 11:03:08 PM
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At 3/15/2014 10:57:53 PM, Idealist wrote:
At 3/15/2014 10:32:07 PM, Cooldudebro wrote:
At 3/15/2014 10:17:28 PM, Idealist wrote:
At 3/15/2014 10:12:04 PM, Cooldudebro wrote:
I have been Catholic, yet I believe in Re-incarnation and Tarot Cards. I wonder if I can still consider myself Catholic or no religion.

I doubt it. The fastest-growing belief-system today is "non-denominational." That's probably what you are.

I don't believe in much of the Bible and I believe in evolution. I believe in god and jesus. I take the bible as a metaphor. What religion am I?

lol - pretty much the same as I am. I consider myself to be non-denominational. All I want is to discover the truth, and I'm always open to any path which I feel is leading me toward it.

cool. so that is the beliefs?
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3/15/2014 11:10:27 PM
Posted: 2 years ago
At 3/15/2014 8:16:48 PM, JustAnotherGuy wrote:
Have you changed your religion? What made you change it? I'm currently thinking about changing mine so I want some information on each religion and why atheists became atheists and such. Thank you!

I started Baptist, and then went to Episcopalian, Episcopalian to Anglican, and Anglican to atheist. The bottom line is, if you feel the need to go to church then atheism is probably not for you. As far as which church, it really depends on what your current beliefs are. Want to share your core beliefs? Where are you as far as the Bible, the Koran, or the Torah is concerned? Do you feel the god in your life is personal or is your god nature itself? I am sure one of the guys or gals can help you more than me with a little more info from you.
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3/15/2014 11:16:40 PM
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At 3/15/2014 8:16:48 PM, JustAnotherGuy wrote:
Have you changed your religion? What made you change it? I'm currently thinking about changing mine so I want some information on each religion and why atheists became atheists and such. Thank you!

I changed. I used to be catholic. There were two forces behind my conversion: Reason, and Conscience. I had been indoctrinated with the blind obedience of catholicism, but Reason guided me to see the innumerable contradictions and absurdities in that creed. My Reason was itself guided by the even higher force of Conscience. Conscience drove me with a desire for Purpose, which catholicism did not provide. Yes, it had doctrines as to the Purpose of life but the religion's practices were not fanatical enough for me. I perhaps would have been content with that creed if I had been a missionary or something, but I wasn't. I was just a catholic kid who could do nothing major to help society or spread my religion. So I grew restless. Eventually I left this morally perverse and logically absurd creed, and became an agnostic, an Autodidact who learned through Reason and Conscience. Now I have discovered the true Religion, and the need for Purpose and Fanaticism is fulfilled. The cornerstone is summarized at http://philosophy-and-religion.blogspot.com....
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3/16/2014 7:40:27 AM
Posted: 2 years ago
At 3/15/2014 9:58:51 PM, s-anthony wrote:


One defines the other, or as Jung put it, the Devil is God's shadow.

Neat way of putting it.
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3/16/2014 7:51:22 AM
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At 3/15/2014 10:57:53 PM, Idealist wrote:
At 3/15/2014 10:32:07 PM, Cooldudebro wrote:
At 3/15/2014 10:17:28 PM, Idealist wrote:
At 3/15/2014 10:12:04 PM, Cooldudebro wrote:
I have been Catholic, yet I believe in Re-incarnation and Tarot Cards. I wonder if I can still consider myself Catholic or no religion.

I doubt it. The fastest-growing belief-system today is "non-denominational." That's probably what you are.

I don't believe in much of the Bible and I believe in evolution. I believe in god and jesus. I take the bible as a metaphor. What religion am I?

lol - pretty much the same as I am. I consider myself to be non-denominational. All I want is to discover the truth, and I'm always open to any path which I feel is leading me toward it.
To what truth? Salvation? Afterlife? God?............what exactly?
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3/16/2014 9:29:59 AM
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At 3/16/2014 7:40:27 AM, Iredia wrote:
At 3/15/2014 9:58:51 PM, s-anthony wrote:


One defines the other, or as Jung put it, the Devil is God's shadow.

Neat way of putting it.

I know. I like Jung.
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3/16/2014 10:36:12 AM
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At 3/15/2014 8:16:48 PM, JustAnotherGuy wrote:
Have you changed your religion? What made you change it? I'm currently thinking about changing mine so I want some information on each religion and why atheists became atheists and such. Thank you!

'Trying on' Atheism: http://www.patheos.com...
'Trying on Literal Biblical Christianity: http://www.ted.com...

There's pretty much an instruction manual for all belief systems- heh. But it really all comes down to why you think your current belief is true. How you could test if it was false. And what concequences does your current belief have. Simple things.
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3/16/2014 11:02:09 AM
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At 3/15/2014 8:16:48 PM, JustAnotherGuy wrote:
Have you changed your religion? What made you change it? I'm currently thinking about changing mine so I want some information on each religion and why atheists became atheists and such. Thank you!

I was born a Protestant Christian, but throughout my life i found that Messianic Judaism fits me better.
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3/16/2014 4:38:32 PM
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At 3/16/2014 7:51:22 AM, bulproof wrote:
At 3/15/2014 10:57:53 PM, Idealist wrote:
At 3/15/2014 10:32:07 PM, Cooldudebro wrote:
At 3/15/2014 10:17:28 PM, Idealist wrote:
At 3/15/2014 10:12:04 PM, Cooldudebro wrote:
I have been Catholic, yet I believe in Re-incarnation and Tarot Cards. I wonder if I can still consider myself Catholic or no religion.

I doubt it. The fastest-growing belief-system today is "non-denominational." That's probably what you are.

I don't believe in much of the Bible and I believe in evolution. I believe in god and jesus. I take the bible as a metaphor. What religion am I?

lol - pretty much the same as I am. I consider myself to be non-denominational. All I want is to discover the truth, and I'm always open to any path which I feel is leading me toward it.
To what truth? Salvation? Afterlife? God?............what exactly?

To what feels right in my own mind. I've spent a lot of time in my life (and continue doing so) in order that I might understand what I can of my reality.
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3/17/2014 11:39:19 AM
Posted: 2 years ago
At 3/15/2014 8:16:48 PM, JustAnotherGuy wrote:
Have you changed your religion? What made you change it? I'm currently thinking about changing mine so I want some information on each religion and why atheists became atheists and such. Thank you!

most people are christains hindus or muslims... so learn about christianity islam and hindusim. as a muslim i love to watch many debates (christains & muslims) about jesus, bible, quran, history etc.....
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3/17/2014 3:37:44 PM
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At 3/15/2014 10:32:07 PM, Cooldudebro wrote:
At 3/15/2014 10:17:28 PM, Idealist wrote:
At 3/15/2014 10:12:04 PM, Cooldudebro wrote:
I have been Catholic, yet I believe in Re-incarnation and Tarot Cards. I wonder if I can still consider myself Catholic or no religion.

I doubt it. The fastest-growing belief-system today is "non-denominational." That's probably what you are.

I don't believe in much of the Bible and I believe in evolution. I believe in god and jesus. I take the bible as a metaphor. What religion am I?

Sounds catholic except for the re-incarnation and tarot cards.