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  • I think that if you believe in God and you pray to Him for the truth, no matter what it is, you will find it.
  • Probably not, it would take all the fun out of it.
  • NO, and I wouldn't want them "telling" me anything
  • No. The whole point of all existing religions is to force people to believe non-sense, some more than others. If ever there did exist a religion which encouraged critical inquiry in all aspects of life, it must've been trampled during some crusade.
  • I agree with many of the others; probably not. Spiritualism, from what I have read, seems to be the closest and more open of those I have studied. But they are a religion only technically, they really don't like being labeled as such.
  • I was always under the impression Christianity did this........although the "religion" doesn't tell it like it is, that would be God's job.
  • That would be great Zack, only thing is it may become a non religion in doing that.
  • Yes there is watch TBN
  • I dunno. Been looking into the Higher Consciousness Society. http://www.higherconsciousnesssociety.org/ Would welcome any information on this organization.
  • The Church of the Flying Spaghetti Monster, all blessings be to his most glorious noodley appendages.
  • Mormonism, which doesn't exactly make us popular. Mormons stand for something, much like I believe Christ does, and for the most part don't care what others think of them, except that the worth of souls is great and it is sad to see anyone miss out.
  • sure... try it youll like it
  • Christianity... The bible has not changed ... read it and follow its guidelines... Man may take somethings out of context from time to time but you should always take what someone tells you and compare it to what the scripture says then apply what you have learned. Never follow and teachings blindly with out going back to the bible to verify what they are saying.
  • depends on what does it for you
  • Spiritualism probably comes as close to not having any rules. It's you and God - no matter what you call him/her. Religion is like cake. It all depends on what you add to it that makes it different. I was raised Baptist, attended a Christian Church for a while, married a Catholic, divorced him, then married a presbyterian. Out of self-preservation I became a Spiritualist. It seem to fit with my ideas best. When you get to the bible, remember it was written by man, so its his interpretation of God's and Jesus's words.
  • Well, Catholicism is the only Truth, right, and it only "makes up rules" by the Bible, ok. Now, each day it seems, our modern-day technology has shown us new and previously undiscovered things.
  • I have to agree with Christianity but this is a touchy subject because there are so many religions that think their way is the right way. But like I said I beleive Christianity is the religion that tells it like it is.
  • All of them as they see it.
  • All religions, be the forms of judeo-christianity, islam, or any of the thousands of other types practiced throughout history have all failed at telling it like it is, and can't stop from making up rules. The most important thing to remember: Organized Religion always can be traced back to one person telling someone else what to believe. I'm not saying everyone should believe this: I feel that all faith should be a personal communication with deity, on each individual's terms.
  • They call that philosophy. The first part of religion is to justify existence and the second is to make rules to help connect you with the greater or subjugate you to the greater giving you a false sense of piety.
  • I am agnostic for those very reasons.
  • "All religions are man made."
  • 1) "Totem and Taboo: Resemblances Between the Mental Lives of Savages and Neurotics is a book by Sigmund Freud published in German in 1913 under the title Totem und Tabu: Einige Übereinstimmungen im Seelenleben der Wilden und der Neurotiker. It is a collection of four essays first published in the journal Imago (1912-1913) employing the application of psychoanalysis to the fields of archeology, anthropology, and the study of religion. The four essays are entitled: The Horror of Incest; Taboo and Emotional Ambivalence; Animism, Magic and the Omnipotence of Thoughts; and The Return of Totemism in Childhood." "The English translation was published in 1918; it met with an initially chilly reception from the anthropological community, reflective of a change in scholarship towards ethnography and away from the more speculative "theoretical anthropology". However in later years, Freud's approach, if not the specific theory advanced, would become much more prominent within anthropological literature as incorporated into the post-structuralist approach." Source and further information: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Totem_and_Taboo 2) Those essays give some clues in the way religions are created by humans, and how they are accompanied with interdiction rules. Many existing religions follow this pattern. Actually, it is difficult to imagine a religion without ethics. however, ethics can exist without a specific religion.

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