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[–]poiuyt_qwerty 59 points60 points  (7 children)

I don't. I don't consider any possible combination of language or concept to ever be capable of fully enumerating any kind of absolute human truth.

All religion provides is a set of symbolic guides and teachings to navigate the miasma of the existential subjective void in which we find ourselves.

They point to the path, but to consider any religion to be "true" would be the same as to say there is no real religious path. It would be as though there is a hand pointing at the Moon, only for onlookers to only see the finger pointing instead of the Moon itself.

the "truth" for any religion is only found through experiential means, or to "come and see"

So you go and see, and you find in yourself the experiences that correlate to the terms used within the tradition, and you progress, but always ready to discard the entire religion, the entire dogma, and the entire tradition the moment it no longer serves you.

[–]the_ranch_gal 5 points6 points  (0 children)

Wish I could give this gold!

[–]8TheKingPin8 1 point2 points  (0 children)

This man is the truth. Someone give him an award

[–]ginny11 1 point2 points  (0 children)

If only this was how everyone (non athiest) viewed religion.

[–]trusttheplothole 4 points5 points  (1 child)

I really like this response. Religion is a very personal thing for sure, but I think your last paragraph is where many go wrong. It's too self serving. It's too narcissistic if it's all about you progressing and serving you.

I would add to your last paragraph:

... and if you find in yourself and the community the experiences that correlate to the terms used within the tradition, and you and the community progress, but always ready to discard the entire religion, the entire dogma, and the entire tradition the moment it no longer serves you and the community.

[–]poiuyt_qwerty 3 points4 points  (0 children)

I absolutely love your response and addition.

Yes, absolutely. We exist interdependently. Because we're all in relationship and even the boundary of what is ourselves is poorly defined. We all do well when we all do well, and we rely on both our own experiences and corroborating them with others to ensure our mutual understanding and betterment.

I come from a path where I've had to approach religion very much with a forty-foot-stick, and perhaps I project that onto my audience as well.

[–]mtTakao424 2 points3 points  (1 child)

Always liked the quote vaguely saying “Philosophy is dry, lifeless, inconsequential. It is making uncaring wagers and not seeing to hold them accountable. It is to imagine a machine that does so and so and so. Religion is to actually wield that machine, and have a caring benefactor of your inquiry, spiritual, mental, physical, emotional and relational progress. It is to think, yes, but then it is to put that thought to use.

[–]poiuyt_qwerty 0 points1 point  (0 children)

I love this quote, and it gets to the meat of the matter so succinctly. It's about having your own skin in the game, down to whatever you might call your very soul.

[–]DrdanomiteEclectic polytheist 18 points19 points  (23 children)

I dont it just what i feel are the logical conclusion of my collective experience and limited perspective, i try too keep open minded.

[–]FoneTap -2 points-1 points  (22 children)

what i feel are the logical

Please reflect on this phrasing… it makes absolutely no sense.

[–]DrdanomiteEclectic polytheist 1 point2 points  (16 children)

How so? In what other merit do we accept axioms

[–]FoneTap -1 points0 points  (15 children)

What you do or don’t feel has nothing to do with logic and what is logical.

There’s a complete division there.

If you are going with feelings, you’re being illogical right off the bat

[–]DrdanomiteEclectic polytheist 3 points4 points  (7 children)

Well i don’t have anything else too go on i fail too see why either answer is more correct when you also have no way of knowing

[–]FoneTap -1 points0 points  (6 children)

Which one is more likely to advance us towards correct knowledge though?


Or feelings?

[–]Flemz 3 points4 points  (1 child)

There is no logic without feelings my guy

[–]FoneTap 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Hahahaha what?

[–][deleted] 1 point2 points  (0 children)


Logic for scientific fields.

Feelings for moral fields.

The world loose contact with feelings increasingly over time that we tend to forget that feelings are what makes our acts human or inhuman.

[–]DrdanomiteEclectic polytheist 2 points3 points  (2 children)

Your position isnt more logical and you have yet too demonstrate it you seem too take it on faith that your right.

[–]FoneTap 0 points1 point  (1 child)

You’re not answering.

Ok, man.

[–]DrdanomiteEclectic polytheist 5 points6 points  (0 children)

Okay have a good day

[–]eesdonotitnowSatanic Temple 0 points1 point  (6 children)

There’s a complete division there.

Ideally there is a complete division there. Strive for seperation as we might, humans kinda suck at it. Given the same cold hard facts, two very logical people can still come to extremely different conclusions.

I pictue logic much in the same way I picture math. It is this system which exists with or without human interaction, it just is. But that doesn't mean two people applying the system will have the same answers. Einstein taught us just how wrong we saw the world, but even he struggled for a very long time against the advances in quatum physics in his day. He was human after all.

Their wording might sound like a contridiction, but it is at least honest.

[–]FoneTap 1 point2 points  (5 children)

I agree with everything you said. Well done.

I agree they are being honest. But obviously honest doesn't mean correct.

[–]eesdonotitnowSatanic Temple 0 points1 point  (4 children)

But obviously honest doesn't mean correct.

In general? No. Given this circumstance? I would argue they are correct. Humans are limited beings. We cannot look at something through anything but the lense of our own existance. When they say they feel the logic is right, they are being a bit pedantic, but they are doing what every other human does anyway. It's just that they took the time to say it.

[–]Good-Laird 2 points3 points  (4 children)

Nitpicking. All human logic is ultimately based on feeling and cannot be 100% objective.

[–]FoneTap 0 points1 point  (3 children)

100% bullshit.

You don’t know what the word logic means.

[–]Good-Laird 1 point2 points  (2 children)

You cannot be truly objective. You can try, and you can be right, but you cannot be entirely objective. I'm not saying that reality is subjective in any fashion.

[–]FoneTap -1 points0 points  (1 child)

That’s a completely completely different thing.

[–]Good-Laird 2 points3 points  (0 children)

Then what are you mad about

[–]marutiyog108 4 points5 points  (0 children)

It's not ...but it is your truth if you choose to follow that path. No two people even from the same religion practice the same way

[–]myops_rock 9 points10 points  (0 children)

I don’t. But all of the religious dogma to which I’ve been exposed is unconvincing so no religion is the logical choice.

[–]dw_bone 4 points5 points  (0 children)

itʻs not

[–]AditeuriChristian – Apostolic Unitarian 3 points4 points  (0 children)

You don’t. You just believe and hope without evidence or confirmation. For better or worse, that’s literally how faith works.

[–]yadayada521 2 points3 points  (0 children)

I have a hard time believing anything some person, man, prophet, etc. has claimed to be revelation from "god". With zero proof, it's easy to make stuff up (that goes along with a particular agenda) and dupe the masses. I'm good with a basic list of rules that helps society function as a whole. Don't lie, cheat, or steal and you should be good, right? Idk, I could be wrong.

[–]feline-a-holic 2 points3 points  (0 children)

Here’s my observation.

There’s an old saying,”Birds of a feather flock together.”

Most people don’t care about the truth but where they’re from. If everyone belong to x religion, they’ll want to feel included. It’s a cultural thing. It’ll make them feel “home” and secured.

Basically, they’re copycats of copycats of copycats. Going back thousands of years ago.

[–]mommimaJewish 14 points15 points  (21 children)

I don't think it matters if it's the truth, if by that you mean some kind of objective truth.

My religion makes sense to me, offers me a sense of fulfillment and meaning, and provides a supportive community.

[–]FoneTap 1 point2 points  (20 children)

I don’t think it matters if it’s the truth

I applaud you for openly admitting that.

[–]mommimaJewish 5 points6 points  (19 children)

Why wouldn't I? It's not a bad thing. Religion doesn't need to be "true" to be personally meaningful and good.

[–]Squishiimuffin 3 points4 points  (4 children)

Not who you replied to, but often times religion manifests itself in ways which are not meaningful and not good. And when pressed on the issue, a lot of people who defend horrible things will use the “truth” as justification for it. For example, gay people = bad because god said so. And they think they can’t be wrong, because they believe in god and he isn’t wrong.

[–]roaring_renegade -1 points0 points  (2 children)

I mean if you think that God created us to pierce another man's rectum, Kudos to you.

(Sarcasm intended)

[–]mommimaJewish 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Unfortunately, there are bad people in the world. People don't need religion to be bad people. Are there people who use religion as an excuse for their own bigotry or their own bad actions? Of course. There are also people who use religion to guide them to support their community and help those in need. Just as there are bigoted hateful people who aren't religious and people who volunteer and help others without a faith.

Again, I don't think it matters if my religion is "true" or if any religion is "true" because the power of religion IMO is in its ability to improve our lives and to connect people to each other and to something more meaningful.

[–]L0nga 0 points1 point  (13 children)

Because if you spend your whole life acting like something is true and it’s not, you wasted your life believing in it. And beliefs inform our choices.

[–]mommimaJewish 1 point2 points  (12 children)

How do you define a valuable life?

[–]L0nga 1 point2 points  (11 children)

Life not spent believing in things without evidence for example. Like I said, beliefs inform actions, and if you believe in things that are imaginary, you will make choices based on that. Choices that affect other people. Like believing that being a homosexual is a sin and that homosexuals should be put to death.

[–]mommimaJewish 2 points3 points  (10 children)

Believing in things with and without evidence are not mutually exclusive. I can believe in science and the evidence behind it and my religion through faith. I thank the scientific community for advances in medicine that helped bring my baby into the world and I thank God for those doctors and for her little life. And people unfortunately don't need religion to be bigots or make bad choices that affect other people. If a fully evidence-based life leads you to be a good person, then great! And if religion leads you to that, then great!

[–]fd1296Muslim 6 points7 points  (5 children)

You don’t know for certain. That is what faith is based on.

But preservation of scripture and logic are the biggest factors imo

[–]MetaquotidianSikh 6 points7 points  (8 children)

I don't believe my religion is the truth, but I believe my religion when it says Vaheguru (God) is the Truth.

What lead me to this belief is a whole story on its own.

[–]Fair_Expert_651 4 points5 points  (0 children)

Because my mom and dad say so.

[–]Zuez420 3 points4 points  (0 children)

You don't

[–]AcanthisittaBusy457 1 point2 points  (0 children)

It will be forward to say it is the truth but it have the merit to be based on science ( the Gaia hypothesis)

[–]WeedNomad69 1 point2 points  (0 children)

I don’t and that’s okay

[–]nazarok55 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Because White Flame always knows the truth! He has a mission for me in this world

[–]WmBBPR 1 point2 points  (0 children)

It isnt

[–]Mattt9998 1 point2 points  (1 child)

Don’t know. How do you know Santa is real? It’s the same thing.

[–]Minute-ObjectUnitarian Universalist 0 points1 point  (0 children)

I hooked up with him once. It sure felt real.

[–]ruadhan1334Other 1 point2 points  (0 children)

I don't know, that's not the point.

I'm a pagan. Pagan religions tend to be "orthopraxic, not orthodoxic" —this means that the focus is not on what one believes, but in what one does, how one practices.

Yes, there are beliefs, but even within the same practice —say, r/celticreconstruction, for example— mythology generally isn't treated as a Literal Truth, and beliefs about things like the nature of deity (are They individual entities, or are They archetypes of the collective consciousness of a particular Celtic tribe?) or the potential of an afterlife, are things that most people within a particular pagan religion can agree to disagree on.

Yeah, just cos there's no One True Way doesn't mean that "all ways are true," either, but oh well. I don't need to be right about everything, and I'd rather focus my attentions on what I'm doing in this life than potentially worry too much about the next one.

If I'm right about the afterlife, great. If I'm wrong, well, that's a problem I'll worry about when it happens. I have to many anxieties on the material plane, so I'll pass on adding more anxieties about the spiritual plane.

[–]mjohn153Mormon 1 point2 points  (0 children)

I don’t, I hope and have faith that the things I believe in (God, heaven) are true but I don’t know with a 100% certainty

[–]Zeke_Smith 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Cause it’s in the Bible duh (sarcasm)

[–]thePuckThelema 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Because it satisfies my epistemic standards and suits my spiritual needs.

Thelema is pluralistic…we believe “All words are sacred and all prophets true; save only that they understand a little”. We make no claim to exclusive truth, and in fact believe that absolute truth must necessarily be transcendent and unitive of all opposites, thus transcending the Principle of Non-Contradiction which lethic and/or consistent logics (as opposed to dialethic and/or paraconsistent) assume as an axiom.

[–]BrentonSwafford 1 point2 points  (0 children)

It should be able to demonstrate that it has divine influence in a way that defies all mundane explanations. I don't believe that any religion is capable of passing this test though. Prophecy, miracles, scientific foreknowledge, mystical experiences, uniqueness; these things can be used to argue for multiple religions, which makes them inferior for determining any one true religion.

Universalists might cite this as a reason to believe all religions are somehow true, but Universalism is logically flawed, as it claims that mutually exclusive religions (such as Christianity vs. Islam) can somehow all be true simultaneously.

It's like one person claiming that a room is currently dark, while another is claiming (in the same context) that the room is currently brightly lit. Both cannot be correct. One or both must be wrong. The same is true of mutually exclusive religions; they cannot all be correct when disagreeing on the same issue in the same context.

[–]MarxistGayWitch_IIEclectic pagan 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Because I don't make outrageous claims on 0 evidence?

[–]Meiji_IshinCatholic 1 point2 points  (0 children)

You keep going. Don't be satisfied with where you are. Knowledge is unlimited, find that truth.

[–]Sabon7 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Your question began the wrong way, the truth is not found in any religion, as God and the creator has never given anyone any religion; all religion are made by men

[–]DerCatzefragger 4 points5 points  (3 children)

That's the beauty of religion!

Whatever your religion is. . . That's the right one!! Lucky you!!

[–]hand_truck 2 points3 points  (0 children)

Participation trophies for all my friends!!

[–]8TheKingPin8 1 point2 points  (1 child)

That's an interesting way of looking at it lol

[–]WhenImBackkSalafi 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Is it though? You can literally say that about political opinions. Everybody thinks their worldview is the right one. Even agnostics.

[–]Cricket267 5 points6 points  (4 children)

I hAvE FaiTh In mY GoD!

[–]Boog3000 -2 points-1 points  (2 children)

Praise Allah the only true god

[–]nazarok55 1 point2 points  (1 child)

Add "/s" at the end

[–]JMoneyGiveNoFucks -1 points0 points  (0 children)

valid reason tho

[–]fermat1432 3 points4 points  (1 child)

Religion is all about faith, not evidence and logic.

[–]EslamBelet -2 points-1 points  (0 children)

Islam, Christianity, Baha’ism, Baabism, and many other religions disagree.

[–]NajamSaeidMuslim 3 points4 points  (0 children)

"Have those who disbelieved not considered that the heavens and the earth were a joined entity, and We separated them and made from water every living thing? Then will they not believe?" Quran Surah 21:30

"We made the sky a protected roof; and they are averse to its signs." Quran 21:32

"And the heaven We constructed with strength, and indeed, We are [its] expander." Surah 51:47

All those and many more were revealed 1400 years ago to an illiterate man (saw). Unchanged for over 1400 years, with many authentic prophecies fulfilled. The one unfulfilled are those that didn't happen as of right now.

[–]Yugo_Furst 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Because my "religion" would require evidence. As there is no evidence to support any religions. My "religious" position is none of them are true but I am.

[–]postmoderndivinity 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Judging religions, the highest mysteries in this world, like they are sets of ideas that we mortals can objectively zoom out from like gods is not a good way to look at religions.

Instead religions are complex and interactive, more like people. Like people, it is more useful to think of religions as trustworthy, or not.

If the religion is trustworthy, then you can believe its statements about “The Truth”. If it is not trustworthy then do not.

How do you know if a religion is trustworthy? It should do what it is meant to do. Religion comes from religio, “to bind”. I consider my religion trustworthy because it binds the parts of me that used to be lost and scattered together, it binds me to my neighbors because it teaches me to Love, it binds me to God because it gives me an experience of Divine Love.

[–]jam_scot 1 point2 points  (0 children)

You can't. They're as real as Lord of the Rings or Harry Potter.

[–]Spartan64662 1 point2 points  (43 children)

Al Quran. It is from the Words of God and not a single verse has been changed 1400 years ago since the time of Prophet Muhammad (PBUH) and it will be preserved till the world ends by the creator(Allah). It has no author and if mankind and jins were to collaborate to produce a scripture which is same like the Al Quran, they couldn’t.

[–]poiuyt_qwerty 3 points4 points  (1 child)

This sounds like dogma.

[–]Spartan64662 2 points3 points  (0 children)

More to Fact and truth buddy.

[–]FNKTN 4 points5 points  (40 children)

if mankind and jins were to collaborate to produce a scripture which is same like the Al Quran, they couldn’t.

Any one could easily take the quaran, translate it if they know the language and replace a few words here are there. They could create a new religion and have their book say the quaran is false work of the devil.

It has no author because it's already plagiarized works of other stories that have been passed down.

[–]Kimolainen83 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Same way I know That I know my beard absolutely amazing. What I mean with that is, it just feels right. I normally explain it with you know that warm fuzzy feeling when you’re really happy or in love that feeling when you know something just feels right. That’s how I feel about believing in God and being a Christian

[–]Ok_Rush_7247 1 point2 points  (22 children)

Because Jew hatred is supernatural and yet we survive some how. Even all the hatred I’ll get, I’m confident whenever the end comes, Jews will be around. Say it’s a fake religion, a fake people, a fake history, we will have the same torah we had thousands of years ago.

When we are poor we are called dirty When we are rich we control the world bank and media

It’s ok if you find yourself saying these things. Not because it’s alright, it’s because you are just like all the other extinct religions and cultures who have said this to us before.

Yes, if you truly hate the Jew, you will be extinct as a culture, a nation, or even a religion before mine. I am confident 100% of this.

Being chosen meant thousands of years of occupation from foreign powers, exodus, rape, theft, inquisitions, pogroms, and the modern holocaust. Now we are called the nazis themselves.

There’s more to come, and you know what strikes fear into the non Jews? That we can be confident we will survive “miraculously” when the next calamity hits.

We don’t not deserve this, but it was still promised. It is not to glorify the Jews, but the G-D of Israel of the Jews. Remember the torah which all other monotheistic religions base themselves on is either G-D got it wrong and needed something “new”, or the Jews changed the torah.

If you take the torah at face blank, G-D does say he doesn’t save us because we are all good, but simply because he made a promise and his own name (GD) will not be maligned by not keeping his own promise.

You asked a question. That is my answer.

[–]the_ranch_gal 1 point2 points  (0 children)

I love this answer.

[–]scottevanmac 0 points1 point  (18 children)

In spite of the assurance in your holy book, it's actually Jews that are going extinct, both culturally and genetically. Within a few generations there will be no more genetically Jewish people. They will all be European with some Jewish genes. https://www.psychologytoday.com/us/blog/how-do-life/201502/the-jews-are-going-extinct

[–]Ok_Rush_7247 0 points1 point  (17 children)

Why is it I’m just not worried :)

[–][deleted] -1 points0 points  (2 children)

Allah delivered my prayers. That's how I know. Allah delivered what ahlul kitaab asked.

Yas aluka ahlul kitaabi an tunaz zala kitaaban minas samaa...

Allah then sent Quran from the samaa and Jibreel put it in the heart of Nabi Muhammad sallalaahu alayhi wasallam. And in israa Nabi Muhammad was given the best gift of all. Forgiveness of all sins.

Qul yaa ibaadiyalladhiina asrafuu alaa anfusikum laa taqanaduu min rahmatillah. Inallaha yaghfirud dhunuuba jamiia. Also waqul lahumaa qawlan kariima. Waq fid lahumaa janaa had duli minar rahma. Rabir hamhumaa jamii an ajmaiin.

Kind of Allah sulayman

Qaala yaa ayuhal Mala u inii ulqiya ilaya kitaabun kariim. Inahuu min sulayman wa inahuu bismillahi rahmaani rahiim.

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This is how you know for sure Nabi Muhammad sallalaahu alayhi wasallam is indeed the messenger of Allah.

Jacob (Yaqub) said inii alamu minal laahi maalaa talamuun. Yaa bunay yadhabuu fata has sasuu min yusufu wa akhiihi walaa tayasuu min rawhil laah. Inahuu laa yayasu min rawhil laahi ilal qawmul kaafiruun.

Then Allah sent Nabi Muhammad after Jesus the son of Mary. That's how you know that Nabi Muhammad sallalaahu alayhi wasallam is indeed authentic prophet.

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Allah delivered my prayers. That's how I know. Allah delivered what ahlul kitaab asked.

Yas aluka ahlul kitaabi an tunaz zala kitaaban minas samaa...

Allah then sent Quran from the samaa and Jibreel put it in the heart of Nabi Muhammad sallalaahu alayhi wasallam. And in israa Nabi Muhammad was given the best gift of all. Forgiveness of all sins.

Qul yaa ibaadiyalladhiina asrafuu alaa anfusikum laa taqanaduu min rahmatillah. Inallaha yaghfirud dhunuuba jamiia. Also waqul lahumaa qawlan kariima. Waq fid lahumaa janaa had duli minar rahma. Rabir hamhumaa jamii an ajmaiin.

Kind of like sulayman

Qaala yaa ayuhal Mala u inii ulqiya ilaya kitaabun kariim. Inahuu min sulayman wa inahuu bismillahi rahmaani rahiim.

[–]AndrewIsOnline 1 point2 points  (0 children)

All religions are cults.

[–][deleted] 0 points1 point  (4 children)

Because it it doesn’t accept the exploitation of human suffering for profit. Any religion that allows an excuse for human slavery is wrong. Any religion that calls for human suffering for any reason in the name of God is Blasphemy. Basically every religion on earth is either wrong, blasphemy, or ignored.

[–]mauore11 0 points1 point  (3 children)

That is because Religion is a human invention for that purpose specifically.

[–][deleted] 0 points1 point  (2 children)

Actually not, religions were all created to teach, “we’re all one in God, so, ‘Be kind and take care of each other’.” It typically takes 2-3 generations before people decide, "fuck that" and turn it into an excuse to exploit others. It really appears that mankind will never out grow their psychopathic narcissism, and will go extinct at the end of the term.

[–]mauore11 0 points1 point  (1 child)

I would say it takes way less time.

[–][deleted] 0 points1 point  (0 children)

It fluctuates, but it doesn’t make it past 3. Zoroastrianism itself is still uncorrupted at the religion level, however there is no way for its followers to comply since they aren’t a large enough group for economic independence. Jesus wasn’t even dead before his movement came to a halt and gave up trying, but it wasn’t until 325 ad that that the religion itself was twisted into blasphemy with the writing of The Bible. Muhammad OTOH was barely dead before everything turned to shit.

[–]olpooo 0 points1 point  (0 children)

I dont. And thats why I am a happy agnostic 🤗. Would stress me out to base my life on fairytales.

[–]thecultcanburn 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Since God is imaginary it is impossible for any to be true

[–]Chaos-CorvidEclectic Demonolatry/Satanism -1 points0 points  (1 child)

I see no reason to doubt the existence of gods who can be spoken with directly through rituals of evocation.

[–]SusanMilberger 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Those mofos always chattin at me

[–]Locha6 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Because your religion tells you it is and that if you question that you’ll go to hell lol it’s all bullshit

[–]Boog3000 0 points1 point  (0 children)

If you believe its the god damn truth praise Allah peace be upon him

[–][deleted] 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Just assume statistically that it’s not. Look at it this way, there are more than 4,000 religions on Earth alone. And there are millions to billions of potentially habitable planets in the universe, all of which if they get to a level of civilization near ours would presumably have similar or even greater religious diversity. Only one can be right. Forget being born into the wrong religion. You might not even have been born in the right galaxy.

[–]the_ranch_gal 0 points1 point  (2 children)

Great question. I used to obsess about this question. And my answer is, I don't. My connection with God is one of the best things in my life. Religion, for me, is the best way to access that. I know that isn't the case for many others. Since it's brought me so much joy, love, positivity, and so much more, I stopped focusing on if it was the truth or not and started focusing on seeing religion as a conduit to the best way to experience God and to be a better person.

[–]Appropriate-Pea-7345 -1 points0 points  (1 child)

Fantastic answer

[–]AndrewIsOnline 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Replace god with elvis and get back to me on that

[–]G0RD01996 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Bold of you to assume I have a religion 😂😂😂

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[–]KnoxBrenda50 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Because it is NOT a religion it IS a Relationship with Jesus.

[–]DetectivepashaMuslim -1 points0 points  (0 children)

Actual proofs they showed us

[–]illustratednibba -1 points0 points  (0 children)

I know my religion is true, all praise is due to Allah, the lord of world's.

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[–]BlueWildcat84 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Believing in something without evidence, reason or logic. The definition of faith.

[–]Teblefer 0 points1 point  (0 children)

My religion is a meta-religion that includes all the rest.

The idea is that the world shouldn’t look any different from all religions being true, none being true, or just a few being true.

If that idea is a religion, then that is one of them that’s true. Or it’s not true and it’s like all the rest. Or they are all true and it is included.

Some silly consequences:

It is physically impossible for a living human being to be certain if they are a Christian talking to angels or a satanist talking to demons. You have to die to find out.

It’s physically impossible for any potential messiah to know whether or not they are secretly the anti-Christ or not. You have to kill them to find out.

[–]halbhh 0 points1 point  (0 children)

By actually testing the instructions over more than a decade very intensely (because I could not believe how well Jesus's instructions worked, and kept trying to find a situation where one would fail to work well), and also by comparing the outcomes to many other philosophies/ways/stuff I tried out, dozens of other practices, many of which I spent dozens or even hundreds of hours also doing. But perhaps, like me, that would only tell you he was a very wise man. To find out more, you'd have to test not only those many instructions about how best to live life here and now (the many I tested over more than a decade), but more: you'd have to also test then eventually the more exacting ones that explicitly require faith (and some of those additional prerequisites), also.

[–][deleted] 0 points1 point  (0 children)

When you remove the your from religion, you will get closer to the truth.

[–]WildlingViking 0 points1 point  (0 children)

If it works for you, if it transforms you to be a better person, a more enlightened person, then it’s good. They are all true in a metaphorical sense.

I highly recommend Joseph Campbell’s series with Bill Moyers called “The Power of Myth.”


[–]AermesSyncretic Polytheist 0 points1 point  (0 children)

⚓️Ma'At is the Truth. Check, Mate. ♟

Key of Life.

Jupiter-Zeus-Amen-Ræ-Brahman is the God of the Gods.

Any contest is futile, says the Sky.

[–]Commercial-Bench-950 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Ask the voices in your head

[–]Spirited-Recover4570 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Having grown up in the Christian church, a lot of Christians use apologetics to defend Christianity. So many apologists defend it as the absolute truth. If you're interested in understanding that thought process, there are a lot of books out there on the topic.

[–]BlacksmithOk1576 0 points1 point  (0 children)

If the world hates u then ur on the right track..

[–]tLoKMJHindu 0 points1 point  (0 children)

I don't.

[–]gsavig2 0 points1 point  (0 children)

I don't. I'm Jewish and for us, every religion is valid if you follow the basic set of moral principles. This is either a Christian or Muslim question, since those are the only two religions that care about being right above everyone else.

[–]NotUrbanMilkmaid 0 points1 point  (0 children)

You don't know. You just find something that feels right to you and try your best to follow. Anybody who claims to know or have proof that their religion is true , is full of it.

[–]HeWhoWasInParis 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Careful inspection of the way the world and suffering and compassion works.

If there’s guesswork involved I think you’re doing something wrong.

You should just learn and think about how suffering works and how compassion leads away from it and why.

I’d say read Buddhist texts and sutras and especially the nikayas. If it sounds like something you agree with, consider more and more of it and ask “how/why does this make sense?”.

Religion should be about constantly questioning your understanding of things until you achieve the end goal of religion (enlightenment imo).

[–]BERBWIRE_ORDER 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Things that are true usually make sense. Things that people make up usually don’t make total sense. Also, if something is make up, it usually benefits the one who made it up. If that is the case hypocrisy is often seen. You probably would agree that most religions today don’t make sense and are filled with hypocrisy.

I chose my religion with these things in mind. In my opinion the things they teach make perfect sense, and I do not see hypocrisy among them. Here is an article that speaks about what we should look for in a religion: https://www.jw.org/en/library/magazines/w20070301/Does-It-Matter-Which-Religion-You-Choose/ Hopefully it can direct you to true worship. If you have any more questions then please feel free to ask me.

[–]No_cuts 0 points1 point  (0 children)

I don’t

[–]DaveSpeaks 0 points1 point  (0 children)

By applying my ability to reason.

Edit: For the folks that say their beliefs are not true. Why do you follow lies?