multiple religions

Discussion in 'Religion' started by yura, Jan 21, 2006.

  1. yura Registered Senior Member

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    how many different religions can you be at the same time without interferring with yourself in traditions, practices etc. Not that im deciding or anything - just a random thought i had today...
     
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  3. vslayer Registered Senior Member

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    well you certainly cant be more than 1 of the abrahamic religions, since they all say that you arent allowed to believe in any other gods.

    im not sure why you would want to be more than 1 anyway, it all seems rather ridiculous. besides if you believe in one religion, then how can you also belive in another?
     
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  5. Mosheh Thezion Registered Senior Member

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    All Of Them. you just can't be fanatical about anything specific, other than GOD.. OF SOMEKIND...

    -MT
     
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  7. sargentlard Save the whales motherfucker Valued Senior Member

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    Pretty much.

    Unless you adopt philosophies of life which are mistakingly reffered to as religions...Buddhist, Taoist etc etc
     
  8. yura Registered Senior Member

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    it's not that i want to, I'm just wondering. the reason i was thinking about this in the first place was because if someone wanted to get into heaven (hell :bugeye: , or where ever) and they weren't sure if one religion is the "right one", they might want to have some safeties. i tend to steer clear of that stuff anyway because i think that if there is something real to any religion, there must be more to it then living in fear of saying certain man made words, going to certain man made buildings, or doing certain deeds (oversimplified). im more interested in the root and history of religions because thats where the key to whatever truth is. i don't actually have a religion and I don't really want to have one ignorantly - too much commitment, dissing, and maybe even killing for the same general cause. that seems kind of ridiculious to me. im pretty happy right now, im just trying to find out more about what's causing all this contraversy all over the world.
     
  9. vslayer Registered Senior Member

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    the best way they could do that is by living a life devoid of religion(so as not to insult anyone if they pick the wrong god(s)) and making sure that their life is dedicated to helping others rather than self promotion.
     
  10. Ted Grant II Registered Senior Member

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    There is an argument, that sort of makes sense, that we should worship a generic god X, for a similar reason that people like to visit the grave of the unknown soldier.
    The idea is that if there is a god, then he or she will be happy to receive requests from believers in X, because he or she is indistinguishable from X.
    Worshiping X is like worshiping any god of any religion, just to be safe, but without being specific and the god X cannot accuse believers of worshiping other gods.
    It's the perfect religion. As a bonus, if everyone worshiped X, there would be no religious wars.
     
  11. Michael 345 Bali tonight Valued Senior Member

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    Q:
    How many religions are there in the world?
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    As of 2014, there are an estimated 4,200 different religions in the world, and these can be categorized into several main religions. These include Christianity, Roman Catholicism, Islam, Hinduism, Buddhism and Judaism, although Roman Catholicism is often categorized under Christianity. There are many smaller yet still prevalent religions, such as the Baha'i faith.

    https://www.reference.com/world-view/many-religions-world-8f3af083e8592895#

    Good luck

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  12. DaveC426913 Valued Senior Member

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    This looks like a job for VennDiagramMan!
     
  13. DaveC426913 Valued Senior Member

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    Oh my God. VennDiagramMan retired 11 years ago...
     
  14. Hapsburg Hellenistic polytheist Valued Senior Member

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    Hypothetically, one can participate in as many religions as is practical and non-contradictory. Most religions are traditions, paths, not exclusive structures. Most religions in the world are polytheistic or animistic, and don't inherently preclude the existence of other gods--and consequently are capable of at least tolerance towards other practices, customs, and traditions. We are, in our Western mindset so framed by Christianity, trained to view other groups of religions as monolithic, when they are not. As an example, ancient Hellenic and Hellenistic religion is probably more accurately described as a patchwork of dozens of different Greek religions, plural, due to the differences from place to place--remember, the poets' vision of the gods did not necessarily match the popular belief and practice.
     
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  15. sideshowbob Sorry, wrong number. Valued Senior Member

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    Since some religions have self-contradictory beliefs - e.g. the Christian Trinity - it should be possible to double-think two religions at once.
     
  16. C C Consular Corps - "the backbone of diplomacy" Valued Senior Member

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    Omnism entertained all but is arguably a different context. So otherwise you just have to be consistent with a particular religion's canon and liturgy during the period when deciding to indulge in it. Not quite the same thing, yet functionally similar, to a scientist who is a theist routinely switching from personal life to work mode. Another limited plurality example (i.e., only binary) would be a capitalist trapped in the former Soviet Union (conformist on the outside, ideologically incorrect on the inside).

    Some organizations, of course, wouldn't accept such trans-creed pragmatism anymore than the whole medical or psychiatric community accepts MPD. But just as those who refuse to endorse a single human body sporting plural personality templates can't prevent such individual cases from manifesting (whatever their origins), so religious institutions can hardly prevent a single human body from carrying multiple religious schemes (barring one being specially favored by a government that policies heresies).

    Omnism was originally the belief in all religions (Philip J. Bailey). The contemporary ripple prefers to view itself as accrediting and respecting all religions. That in turn might be clarified as an omnist disposition advocating "a single transcendent purpose or cause uniting all things or people". But what underlies the doxastic orientation may mutably differ from adherent to adherent.

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  17. kx000 Valued Senior Member

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    If it were the one religion you would know.
     
  18. Michael 345 Bali tonight Valued Senior Member

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    So if 10 different people pick 10 different religions what do each of those people know that the 11th person doesn't know?

    And is what each of the 10 persons knowing different? from the other 9 persons in the group knowing?

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  19. TheFrogger Valued Senior Member

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    Why not start your own religion?
     
  20. Michael 345 Bali tonight Valued Senior Member

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    Good idea and one which should be taken up by everyone

    7 billion religions is just what we need

    True

    With 7 billion religions hopefully it will contain

    large wars between

    large religious groups to a

    fist fight in the local pub

    between 2 evangelical piss pots

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  21. TheFrogger Valued Senior Member

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    Pint pots fighting? That can be the name of your new religion.
     
  22. Michael 345 Bali tonight Valued Senior Member

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    I had a working name but it might be to long to be catchy

    The Piss Pots for Peace

    We Punch for Peace

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  23. TheFrogger Valued Senior Member

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    The Christ punchers?
     

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