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Faith / Re: faith needed
« Last post by Andre on September 15, 2012, 01:36:44 AM »
Mankind has always needed something to believe in other than himself. From the dawn of creation man has sought a god to worship. He has worshiped objects in nature such as the moon , sun , stars or he has made images of what he believe his god should look like. He needs to trust in someone or something that he feels is more powerful than himself.Knowing that others need this faith/belief some have sought to abuse their follow man by making themselves gods or pretending to represent some god.What ever the case ,however ,when we are at our lowest points in life we need something to believe in to give us hope.
« Last post by shaktileela1000 on August 24, 2012, 06:22:53 PM »
Dear all,
 Is it true that islam came out of Hinduism? If so what is the documented evidence.
2, Is shaktism practiced in Islam? These are quesions that  need an answers.
Kindest regards
Faith / Re: faith needed
« Last post by laurent on July 28, 2011, 02:24:38 PM »
But shouldn't one find one's own way, rather than rely on blind trust and adopt someone else's beliefs? Yes in modern life you will need to take some time aside and think about what you do and why. I think that it is essential that you do. Whether or not you have faith. But why do you need the faith? It seems counterproductive to me, like a pre-packaged belief system you can just unwrap and adopt as your own. No thinking necessary and no need to question yourself or anything. Too easy! :)
Faith / faith needed
« Last post by Shalini on July 28, 2011, 12:03:18 PM »
I think in the world that we live in today, faith is needed more than ever. The stresses and expectations of everyday life--from family, work, relationships, etc--- can leave one feeling so overwhelmed  :-\ 
Religion and modern life / Religion and modern life
« Last post by laurent on July 07, 2011, 08:09:05 AM »
Are the big religions, who were founded thousands of years ago, adapted to modern life and have they managed to stay meaningful?

Personally I don't think so. I think that there are many challenges that we have today that are left out by the major religions, and this is helping to create unhealthy societies in which we seem to be living today. A striking example would be the environment. It is a major challenge today, yet it is completely left out by the religions I know. I don't know that many, of course, so feel free to contradict me, after all healthy discussion is what this site is for.

So I think that because the major religions don't address the problem directly, countless people don't consider the problem to be important in the cosmic scale of things. And I think that's a real problem. Certain people will spend much energy trying to fix problems that were mostly current thousands of years ago but will disregard important topics of today because they were not taken into account in the religious scriptures that they follow.

The problem seems to be really coming down to the dogmatic nature of religion. How can religion progress when society and the world change, and our understanding of the world, science and ourselves evolves? Does your religion change? Are there amendments done to the reference "book" over time?
General Discussion / Welcome to the open religion forum
« Last post by laurent on July 07, 2011, 07:03:00 AM »
Welcome to the open religion forum. This place is intended for people of all faith and beliefs to discuss and share their views on religion and religious topics. The forums will be kept clean of all abuse.
All disrespectful posts, comments or messages will be immediately deleted and the user banned.
This is meant to stop all abuse, but not healthy discussion. People will not be banned because their opinion does not match someone else's.
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