We like to think of ourselves as normal, rational people.
We make decisions based on only those facts that we can observe. We
see superstitions as being silly and signs of weakness or ignorance.
We want to accept our lives based on what we know is true.
Yet, at some point, there is an emptiness inside of most of us. And
there is a sense that there must be something beyond us as individuals
- something that is greater than the individual, that binds us together
as a larger whole.
And we are not the only ones. People throughout the world, and throughout
history have had a belief in some divine presence beyond ourselves,
that unites us in some sense as part of a spiritual community.
Here, you have the opportunity to meet with people who share that belief.
These beliefs take many forms, and share sets of beliefs that differ
in their details, with respect to who is our creator and exactly what
our creator wants from us. Yet they all seem to share a sense that this
creator wants us to meet together in a spiritual community and share
our spiritual bonds with each other and with this creator.
If you are curious about the spiritual aspects of your life, but don't
have a religious affiliation, come here to learn and ask questions.
Visit as many different religious communities as you want; you will
be welcome. And perhaps you will find your spiritual home.
Christianity, in it's many forms, is based on a simple premise: "For
God so loved the world that he gave his only begotten son, that who
ever believes in him will not perish, but will have eternal life"
No pain is so great that it can not be lifted by simply "believing
in him". This is a compelling belief that has inspired millions
of people around the world for hundreds of years. Come see if it works
"Chinese traditional religion" is meant to categorize the
common religion of the majority Chinese culture: a combination of Confucianism,
Buddhism, and Taoism, as well as the traditional non-scriptural/local
practices and beliefs. For most religious Chinese who do not explicitly
follow a different religion such as Islam or Christianity, these different
ancient Chinese philosophies and traditions form a single, seamless
composite religious culture and worldview. (reference)
- I just don't know
This is a hard position to hold, and it offers little comfort - the
premise that you are just not sure whether there is a creator, or what
your creator wants you to do with your life. Believers of other faiths
find this unsatisfactory, and would like you to get off the fence. Yet,
for many people, this is their reality. Come meet them here and talk
about what this means for you. How do you live your life with such uncertainty?
How do you survive tremendous hardship without knowing your purpose
- there is no god
An athiest is one who is certain that there is no define being or creator.
You don't see one and you don't need one. Yet, this is not particularly
comforting in those times of crisis when you world is collapsing around
you. And of course, you will be open for criticism by every kind of
religious believer. How do you live with this belief? Come here to find
others who understand and accept you.
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