Agnostic thinking of converting to Quaker Christian or Hellenic polytheist, help!? How do I choose a religion?
Previously, I think deep down inside I didn’t quite believe that god wasn’t real but maybe I did stop believing. I was just angry at how hateful the Christian culture has become with some of their anti-gay rallies. My Christian father being a homophobic racist misogynist. The reason for my choosing between the two is that Quakers are much more peaceful and accepting but I feel as though the Hellenic polytheists were being more realistic in the way that they made some of their God’s corrupt individuals just like in real life.
- 6 months ago
The only reason to become a Christian is if you are really looking for the truth. Otherwise you won't be one anyway, so don't bother unless you are willing to let go of the world as you want to see it when new understanding becomes available.
I'm not saying you should 'believe' something you don't really believe, but don't treat Christianity like it is simply a chosen fairy tale.
Follow what you really believe is real if you want a religion. Follow what you want to believe is real and you will be delusional.
- Climate RealistLv 76 months ago
Agnostic trolling ************************ *********************** ************************
- JakeLv 66 months ago
Catholicism is the One True Faith and a person can know this with certainty by reciting the rosary each day with care.
- 2FollowHimLv 76 months ago
I like Unitarian. You have to be called for Christian.
Maybe Quaker is different?
Christianity is peaceful but ATTACKED!!
I can't answer for all.
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- A.J.Lv 76 months ago
Agnostic is really a person who believes that a god cannot be proven or disproven. Sometimes the term gets used in a wider sense about doubt. If you are going to choose a religion, it should be because you agree with their tenets and philosophies. You do not have to choose a religion at all. Many people now just don't believe in organized religion and its rituals.
Are you now closer to Unitarian Universalist?
They form a religion of inclusion.
1st Principle: The inherent worth and dignity of every person;
2nd Principle: Justice, equity and compassion in human relations;
3rd Principle: Acceptance of one another and encouragement to spiritual growth in our congregations;
4th Principle: A free and responsible search for truth and meaning;
5th Principle: The right of conscience and the use of the democratic process within our congregations and in society at large;
6th Principle: The goal of world community with peace, liberty, and justice for all;
7th Principle: Respect for the interdependent web of all existence of which we are a part.
There are more than 1000 sub-sects of religion, and many undefined.
I generally classify myself as a free thinker. I completely reject the Judao-Christian-Muslim concept of a deity as an entity to worship. Though aligned close to atheism, I now do not completely reject the concept of a consciousness of the universe called Panpsychism. Though I do not accept it as true, I encourage its scientific research. It is related to the Star Wars religion of a universal life force that might one day be tapped.
Quakers do believe in peace, but they are not alone in that tenet. You choose a religion based on its beliefs and a desire to associate with like minded people. Atheism has only one tenet "I don't believe in deities or the supernatural". I don't believe in deities or the supernatural, but some concepts of the supernatural could actually be a part of reality. It puts a hole in a claim of atheist where I don't dismiss a force controlling itself; not an entity with a force.
I think you should look into things a little more.
Humanism is a belief in the betterment of mankind where a God is irrelevant. It is pragmatic. Be good and do good things.
- Anonymous6 months ago
Cthulhu is the god worthy of worship.
- ALv 56 months ago
The scriptures outline what the true religion is. Things to consider:
1.) Who focus on putting the interests of Jehovah God's kingdom first in their lives? (Matthew 6:33)
2. Who obey Jesus' command of preaching & teaching Biblical truths, and making disciples? (Matthew 28:19 & 20)
3. Who show that they love Jehovah God with all that they are? (Matthew 22:37)
4. Who truly shows love for neighbor(a.k.a. mankind in general)? (Matthew 22:38)
5. Who meet together regularly, discussing Bible truths and encouraging one another to do what's right? (Hebrews 10:24 & 25)
Whatever religion you find that does these things is the 1 to look out for.Source(s): New World Translation of the Holy Scriptures, JW.org
- wombatfreaksLv 76 months ago
Pick whichever one has proof of it's claims
- ReynаIdо WeeksLv 46 months ago
Just pick one. Being the dilettante that you are you'll want to be the other one in about a year.