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Subject: my religious background/and opinions on world religions


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Lesli
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Date Posted: 08:18:38 08/24/02 Sat

*note..this entry may be somewhat scatterbrained, i have been known to use bad grammar as well..so i will apologize ahead of time for any typos etc! :)
i just wanted to tell my opinion on some world religions..i guess i will cover the abrahmic religions, and hinduism. :)
well first of all..i will state my religious preference, to somewhat define my beliefs i would call myself a hindu, althouh i am not legally recognized as a hindu, my personal beliefs fall under the large blanket of beliefs known as hinduism.
i was born into a christian family, i even attended church for most of my life. up until a few years ago i considered myself a christian. it has always been a belief of mine, that if you question your faith, you should immediatly leave and embark on a "spiritual journey" you could call it. so i left christianity, but because of my history with the religion i felt as though i needed to stay inside the circle of abrahmic religions (islam, judaism, and christianity). so i immediatly went to islam, and i still didnt feel complete. for a long time i chose to stay away from hinduism because i thought it was to complicated, but once i grew to know the religion, i was instantly eveloped.
i will list some aspects about hinduism that i love:
-almost anything goes, there is no concept of a "wrong belief" in this religion, worship is freewill.
-there is also no concept of hell, so in comparison to christianity, if i have not heard the name of "shiva" i will not be damned to hell.
-hinduism is highly tolerant of other faiths, but that doesnt mean they agree with them.
-hindus believe in reincarnation..an idea which i absolutly LOVE, because...we always get a second chance, our life is an evergoing spiritual journey and with our rebirthing process, we always get the second chance to become enlightened and to turn our life around.
-your diety, is your diety, i can worship lord shiva AND virgin mary all in one day...and that is completly acceptable in hinduism, because this religion is a very PERSONAL faith, so whatever i feel is right in my heart..goes.
-Hinduism does not breed hate, i have only read 2 of the holy scriptures, but i can already tell i will see no "kill the unbelievers" in these books. whereas in christianity, if you do not believe as they do..you are automatically damned to hell.
well..those are my opinions all! hope you enjoyed.

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Thanks for the chuckleBeth, NY16:28:07 08/24/02 Sat
Re: my religious background/and opinions on world religionsMeli23:08:15 01/10/03 Fri


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