Tuesday, 26 August 2008

What Religion Should I Be?

What is God like?
You don't really concern yourself with the question of God
There is no God
God is the Trinity of the Father, Son, and Holy Ghost
There is only one true God
There is one supreme being manifested in many gods and goddesses
God is everywhere
Figuring out more about God (and if there even is a God) is part of your spiritual journey

What is the purpose of life?
Your life's purpose is whatever you make it out to be
To have faith in God and to be forgiven for your sins
To obey God and live your life as ethically as possible
Your purpose in life is to avoid suffering and reach enlightenment
To gain escape ignorance and illusion
Bringing peace and justice to the world
Finding inner peace and harmony
To submit your will to God to go to heaven after you die
What happens after you die?
No one knows for sure.
Nothing, you're dead
You cease to exist.
Reincarnation until you reach enlightenment
You go to heaven or hell
You don't focus on that much. You just focus on living the best life you can right now.

Which of the following practices do you find the most spiritual?
Meditation
You don't really buy into the whole spirituality thing
Prayer
Cultivating detachment
Building community
Celebrating religious holidays and customs

You Should Be An Atheist
So it's not really a religion. But that's the whole point. You don't buy into the whole God thing... or you just don't care. You may feel very alone in a world full of religious people. But just remember, atheism has a long and rich intellectual history.

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