Celtic Pagan. My ancestors were Celts. I like Paganism because it is nature based; their gods are for the benefit of all life, not just humanity. Belief in them helps one avoid the attitude that we can just plunder the Earth as we see fit.
Deism, i live in a home with a Baptist and man who does not believe. I had to go somewhere in the middle, do i went with Deism. And because god has never answered any of my prayers, so we think he will if he wont.
Personally, I am an atheist. Originally, it was only because the rest of my family was as such, but I have come to practice what I preach. I find that logical thinkers have found and backed up far more explanations for the workings of the universe and supporting it with legitimate research than any faith practiced today. I am a cautious person by nature, and therefore I don't really feel comfortable relying on blind faith to answer my questions.
Why? That's easy: Pastafarians know that 1. Nobody will try to exploit their gullibility. 2. Nobody will try to extort money out of them. 3. Nobody will threaten them with eternal damnation if they don't toe the line. 4. Gluttony is not listed among the seven deadly sins. 5. In fact, there are no sins at all in Pastafarianism. It's a "Let's live" religion. 6. Pastafarianism is whatever you want it to be. It's a religion tailor-made just for you -- and you can nip it and tuck it any way you like. 7. There are no parsons, priests, Popes, or proselytisers. 8. It's a total load of codswallop and doesn't pretend to be anything else -- unlike the commercial religions. 9. Its temples are everywhere and easy to find. You may worship his Noodliness in the Italian restaurant of your choice.
I could probably think of more but I'm about to sign off for lunch. Pasta, of course.
I am Agnostic because I'm not arrogant enough to believe that there's nothing out there beyond my comprehension nor dumb enough to believe that IF there was a all mighty creator he would really give a sh*t about what I do on Sundays, how long my hair is, or who I love.
I am one of Jehovah's Witnesses and I have been such for over 25 years. In most ways Jehovah’s Witnesses are like everyone else. They have normal problems—economic, physical, emotional. They make mistakes at times, for they are not perfect, inspired, or infallible. But they try to learn from their experiences and diligently study the Bible to make needed corrections. They have made a dedication to God to do his will, and they apply themselves to fulfill this dedication. In all their activities they seek guidance from God’s Word and his holy spirit. When it comes to teachings offered as Biblical truth, the Witnesses strongly endorse the course followed by the Beroeans when they heard the apostle Paul preach: “They received the word with the greatest eagerness of mind, carefully examining the Scriptures daily as to whether these things were so.” (Acts 17:11) Jehovah’s Witnesses believe that all religious teachings should be subjected to this test of agreement with the inspired Scriptures, whether the teaching is offered by them or by someone else. They invite you—urge you—to do this in your discussions with them.
I believe in Judaism, because it seems the most right to me. It came before Islam and Christianity, and Christianity is based on a lie( as foretold in Deuteronomy). I was born into it, and I just love the way the religion works.
I am a pagan. I follow this faith for many reasons, the first being that it is based on using the energy of nature to balance our body's own energy, and quiet the mind. The most prominent verse of the wiccan rede is, "And it harm none, do as ye will." To me this means anyone has the right to do what they feel is necessary to find their own happiness, so long as that means does not deliberately bring harm to another. ( note: there is no way to control another's perspective of you or your actions, so even if you have the best of intent, there is no guarantee that no one will get hurt) But as long as you do not intentionally bring harm to another to acquire your own ends, your actions are harmonious. Another reason I enjoy paganism, is that most of its practitioners that I have met, are just as willing to listen to others' perspectives, as they are to share their own, and there is no judgement, or cynicism if your perspective contradicts their own.
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I am one of Jehovah's Witnesses. I decided to become one because of the allure of faith based upon knowledge. Many religions and even some scientists want individuals to put faith on unfounded ideas or theories. However the Bible itself does not endorse this kind of thinking. "Faith is the assured expectation of things hoped for, the evident demonstration of realities though not beheld." (Heb. 11:1) An assured expectation has something backing it up. It conveys the idea that this expectation is guaranteed, that there will be a future possession. Some suggest that faith is like a title deed of things hoped for. That is the kid of faith JW's encourage.
I am a Christian; I believe that Jesus Christ loved me enough to take on the form of a human and come to this sinful earth and die on the cross for my sins so that I may live forever with God, my Heavenly Father. The Bible is my proof as well as my own life
I don't believe everything about any religion my philosophy is that religions are just templates for simple minded people that are to scared to reason by themselves on whats right and whats wrong, that why i just absorb any idea from any religion that seems ignorantly right to me just for the nature of improving my perception. At the end if you are "good" in who knows whose book you will have gathered everything that is right. The concept of someone teaching me true right and wrong just seems deviant.
I believe in the creator "Spirit", who comes in the form of whatever her people need her to be (A carpenter?s son, a man who part a sea, an orphan born in the city of Mecca, a man who followed the eightfold path, a polytheistic god that is only one god but takes many forms for its people), and not only accepts all people but loves them unconditionally. She doesn't believe in punishment, and (like many "Pagan" beliefs) I believe in reincarnation through not just this world but all worlds, realms and plains, all times and universes. I believe more than anything that she asks us to learn and therefore sends us on our next life to a world where we have something we need to learn as individuals. A never ending adventure is what I believe, where knowledge and love are the only treasures that are immortal, and each journey is always unique to the individual.
Born again christian..Because our God is the only one that is still alive,One needs to be saved and the bible quotes in John3:3Verily,verily, I say untothe,"except a man be born again, he cannot see the Kindom of God.
Secular Humanist; basically I believe in being good without god. I believe that it's possible to have morals and values without the guidance of a higher power. It's a nice way to tell my large Mormon family that I am an Atheist.