So what faith do non Christians on CC believe in


Jersay
#1
Now if you are not a Christian, you don't have to profess another religion, just a feeling or being a non-believer in any god.

Just explain about your faith or religion may it be (Islam, Hindu, Pagan, Judaism, etc).

I am an Asatru follower which is directly connected to the Vikings of the past. There is at least 12 gods and Valhalla that is believed in in the faith, to ITN, only the big-breasted one matters. There is between 200,000 and 1 million in the world.
 
Machjo
#2
Bahá’í Faith (http://www.bahai.org/)
 
Machjo
#3
I found this site for Asatru (http://www.asatru.org/). I still don't fully understand it, but it's interesting. I'll read more on it.
 
Jersay
#4
That is really interesting. I was checking it out, and it sounds like a really cool religion.

The only thing I can say is mine is older.
 
the caracal kid
#5
e-i-e-i-o-theist, or short version: itheist.

actually, after studying many religions/faiths/beliefs/philosophies (along with my professional work) have a framework not summed up in a label.
 
Jersay
#6
Well Asatru is a very interesting religion which is connected to the Vikings and before the Vikings.

I don't know how old it is, but I can claim that it started before 793 C.E.

Festivals are called blots, where what I usually do is make mead, delicious mead, and on the given festival, like Yule December 21-January 1st, I drink a round of mead and pray to the gods and return some of the mead to the land. Then you burn a log, and it continues to burn until January 1st.
 
Jersay
#7
Quote:

itheist.

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I am just going to ask, does it have to do with aethism or a totally different ideology for yourself??
 
Machjo
#8
Quote: Originally Posted by Jersay

That is really interesting. I was checking it out, and it sounds like a really cool religion.

The only thing I can say is mine is older.

 
Machjo
#9
Quote: Originally Posted by Jersay

I don't know how old it is, but I can claim that it started before 793 C.E.

793 C.E. as in 793 A.D.? If so, then it's more recent than I would have expected. It's younger than Islam (622 A.D.).
 
Jersay
#10
Really interesting though. I just need to ask a silly question.

Last year there was a large meeting in Vancouver by a religious group, and it sounded like your religion, but I am not too sure??
 
the caracal kid
#11
Simple answer:

"god" is a construct, a status cast upon something by another. "You" make something a "god". There are a great many things that somebody somewhere in some time proclaimed a "god", and when the proclamation ended, the god died (became lost in history or relabeled mythology).

The universe itself is a living system, and if you want to call it a god, then you are a part of the god. This is the closest to reality of any mythology.
 
Jersay
#12
Well I put 793 because that was the first attack from the Vikings. However, I am sure it is centuries older than that. I found a site a long time ago saying it was 3,000 to 2,500 years old.
 
Jersay
#13
Good point caracel kid. You raise a good point.
 
Machjo
#14
Quote: Originally Posted by Jersay

Really interesting though. I just need to ask a silly question.

Last year there was a large meeting in Vancouver by a religious group, and it sounded like your religion, but I am not too sure??

Possible. The Baha'i Faith is the second most widespread in the world after the Christian. Baha'is might only be about 6 million in number, but we are spread thin like butter.
 
Jersay
#15
Just wondering.

Thanks.
 
Machjo
#16
Quote: Originally Posted by Jersay

Well I put 793 because that was the first attack from the Vikings. However, I am sure it is centuries older than that. I found a site a long time ago saying it was 3,000 to 2,500 years old.

3000 years old? That would put it around the time of Moses?

2500 years old? Around the time of the Bhagavad Gita? After the Buddha? After Zephaniah? Around the time of Confucius?

I'm just trying to put it in temporal perspective.
 
Anonymous
#17
Gaia, all the way.
 
FiveParadox
#18
Could a Moderator comment, please?

I was under the impression that Guests couldn't post to the forums? Is the new forum exempt from this practice, perhaps? Just wondering. I've seen Guest posts appear in other threads now, too.
 
Said1
#19
That was me. OOPS.
 
Canadian with a hyphen
#20
Druze faith...

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Druze

Rachelle
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Crusader
#21
Quote: Originally Posted by Jersay

Now if you are not a Christian, you don't have to profess another religion, just a feeling or being a non-believer in any god.

Seeking Christian?

I'll admit Ive been seeking lately.

Please share anything you like from your religions, especially from your texts.

That Qur'an is really making me think, along with some posts i've read here from Macho.

anyway, that's my bit.
 
Anonymous
#22
If your a seeking Christian but not a Christian sure. If you respect the other people's religions or faiths or beliefs sure.
 
Jersay
#23
Yeah, its about 2,500- to 3,000 years old I am sure. And looking at it even more, there are claims that it is connected to early Hinduism and the Persian religion before they became Muslims.
 
Laika
#24
I most identify with the philosophic principles in Buddhism, which do not conflict with my athiestic beliefs.
 
Finder
#25
I am a "Deist". http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Deism
All the great enlightment thinkers were Deists, and I believe that they were right in their view of the world. Where you believe in God, but god being the powerful maker as he is made earth and the rest of creation but then pretty much left and went on to do other things. Deists believe God has nothing to do with the world nor worldy events, such as thunderstorms, hurricans deaths, life, war disease. We believe in reason and the scientific methode.

Deists can be Chriatian, Hindu or whatever really but we just believe that whatever higher power.

Basically the religion of enlightend thinkers. Rousseau, Voltaire and many of the thinkers of the French and American revolution. Pretty much whenever you hear in a constitution the words such as "the creator" it was writen by a Deist thinker.
 
Jersay
#26
A deist, I remember them, yeah, cool Finder and Laika cool for your choice too.
 
Finder
#27
Quote: Originally Posted by Jersay

A deist, I remember them, yeah, cool Finder and Laika cool for your choice too.


thanks, and you have chosen an interesting path. It reminds me of myself when I was a teenager and somewhat believed in Wiccan/Celtic traditional beliefs.
 
pastafarian
#28
I'm agnostic. I believe in the scientific method where it can be applied.

I think Zen Buddhism has the best practical approach to spirituality.

Of all the Judeo-Christian religions, I'm most comfortable with the Baha'i faith, of which my mate is a member and in which we're raising our children. Baha'ullah's writings are definitely worth reading.

Aside from those personal observations, I think all faiths are equally "true" and all faiths are equally false. At the core of each is the same wisdom. At the fringes of each is fodder for crazy, hate-filled fanatics.
 
Finder
#29
Quote: Originally Posted by pastafarian

I'm agnostic. I believe in the scientific method where it can be applied.

I think Zen Buddhism has the best practical approach to spirituality.

Of all the Judeo-Christian religions, I'm most comfortable with the Baha'i faith, of which my mate is a member and in which we're raising our children. Baha'ullah's writings are definitely worth reading.

Aside from those personal observations, I think all faiths are equally "true" and all faiths are equally false. At the core of each is the same wisdom. At the fringes of each is fodder for crazy, hate-filled fanatics.

You should look up Deism...
 
darkbeaver
#30
I believe in the scientific method as well, that's why I know the Sun is god.
 

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