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Angels, Religious?
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Angels, Religious?
A very logical question, I think. How many angelkin are religious, in that, the espouse at least some of the ideals of the Judo Christian, Islamic, or other religions in which angels are found? I say I'm fairly so in some aspects, I just greatly diverge on the idea of "divine punishment". I think those who are punished by the cosmos come back in eihter a "samsara" way or they simply don't get to exist anymore to enjoy existence.

But yeah I'm religious to the point that seeing any religion slammed, (especially the one I was brought up in) does bug me quite a bit. How about you guys?

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2008-01-19 18:52
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I don't like seeing any ones particular religion slammed. It makes me uncomfortable and upsets me so I try to remove myself from any potential problems because I can be a little hot tempered when it comes to my beliefs.
I wouldn't say I'm religious per say. I am a Christian and do attend a church I chose with my fiancee regularly. I am spiritual and follow Christian teachings to the best of my ability. I do incorporate other things into my spiritual walk and like to think I am open minded.

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2008-01-19 18:58
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Pretty much the only written/verbal thing that bothers me is hypocrisy and the infringement of other's rights.

Past that, sure, bash me, bash my religion, bash my wife, bash my sexuality. I don't care. I know what I believe, I know who I am. Some hot air from a bufoon changes nothing, and hell, it's usually quite humorous.

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2008-01-19 20:17
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Xanthus Wrote:bash my wife

Don't let her here that! <!-- sTongue --><img src="{SMILIES_PATH}/icon_razz.gif" alt=":P" title="Razz" /><!-- sTongue --> I'd like to know my husband would defend me if I was bashed xD. I wouldn't want it to come to blows but the symbolic gesture is always nice. XD

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2008-01-19 20:26
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Re: Angels, Religious?
I support other people's right to believe what they want to believe . . . as long as they don't try to force those beliefs on me or use them as an excuse to persecute other people. I'm a Deist, which means that I reject revealed religion and books of "God's Rules" written by men. I believe that the only bible God has ever written was written in Nature. His Laws are things like gravity and the turn of the seasons - and as far as I'm concerned, those are His miracles too.

That said, I do enjoy a little pomp and circumstance and choir music, and the best way to get my occasional fix without feeling like a hypocrite is at the Episcopal Church. They don't care about the details of what I believe, as long as I believe and try to live a good, honest life in accordance with those beliefs. Works for me, works for them. They're also the most liberal denomination, while retaining so many of the beautiful aspects of Catholicism.

I fell like I've worked hard for my beliefs. I was even a religious studies major for a while, and that included Buddhism and Hinduism as well as Judaism and Christianity. I also studied Wicca, Chaos Magic, and LaVeyan Satanism.

Ultimately, I came to the conclusion that all these systems were man-made, and I wanted to believe at the source. Details of my system are constantly being revised, but it wasn't until a little while ago that I came across Deism and was like, "Oh . . . so it *does* have a name."

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2008-01-19 22:10
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I feel the same way about the Episcopal church, I attend one for the same reasons and after growing up in a southern baptist church its one of the best things I've done for myself I really love it there.

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2008-01-19 22:13
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Prince Wrote:
Xanthus Wrote:bash my wife

Don't let her here that! <!-- sTongue --><img src="{SMILIES_PATH}/icon_razz.gif" alt=":P" title="Razz" /><!-- sTongue --> I'd like to know my husband would defend me if I was bashed xD. I wouldn't want it to come to blows but the symbolic gesture is always nice. XD

I don't need symbolic gestures when I have real ones. <!-- s:mrgreen: --><img src="{SMILIES_PATH}/icon_mrgreen.gif" alt=":mrgreen:" title="Mr. Green" /><!-- s:mrgreen: -->
I think it's more important that we're happy together and on our own terms than I try to change everyone else's opinions of our happiness. <!-- sWink --><img src="{SMILIES_PATH}/icon_e_wink.gif" alt=";)" title="Wink" /><!-- sWink -->

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2008-01-20 1:16
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Re: Angels, Religious?
Xanthus Wrote:
Prince Wrote:
Xanthus Wrote:bash my wife

Don't let her here that! <!-- sTongue --><img src="{SMILIES_PATH}/icon_razz.gif" alt=":P" title="Razz" /><!-- sTongue --> I'd like to know my husband would defend me if I was bashed xD. I wouldn't want it to come to blows but the symbolic gesture is always nice. XD

I don't need symbolic gestures when I have real ones. <!-- s:mrgreen: --><img src="{SMILIES_PATH}/icon_mrgreen.gif" alt=":mrgreen:" title="Mr. Green" /><!-- s:mrgreen: -->
I think it's more important that we're happy together and on our own terms than I try to change everyone else's opinions of our happiness. <!-- sWink --><img src="{SMILIES_PATH}/icon_e_wink.gif" alt=";)" title="Wink" /><!-- sWink -->


I would still like some back up if I was being bashed.

Anyways, what bothers me about people bashing other religions and ideas are people who are completely ignorant on the topic. If you have studied religion XYZ and don't like it with valid reasons, that is one thing. But to jump out of the woods and randomly say "This is BS" with no rhyme or reasoning is just ignorant, childish, and uncalled for (like the darn religious people and "The Golden Compass" movie).

There is nothing more uncommon than common sense. Frank Lloyd Wright

Nothing will benefit human health and increase the chances for survival of life on earth as much as the evolution to a vegetarian diet. Albert Einstein
2008-01-20 1:58
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BlissfulIsis Wrote:Anyways, what bothers me about people bashing other religions and ideas are people who are completely ignorant on the topic. If you have studied religion XYZ and don't like it with valid reasons, that is one thing. But to jump out of the woods and randomly say "This is BS" with no rhyme or reasoning is just ignorant, childish, and uncalled for (like the darn religious people and "The Golden Compass" movie).

Amen to that.

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2008-01-20 2:34
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2008-01-20 17:29
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