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rogna IF-Dazzler

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Posted: 20 August 2009 at 3:45am | IP Logged
Originally posted by Perfangel5655

Religion has to do with faith in God , belief and how you incorporate those in normal lives. Almost all religions say the same things on how to live a righteous life. (be kind, tell the truth, don't steal, don't cheat, don't kill etc etc) They don't need to modernized. Customs do need to be updated though. I really dislike how a lot of people don't know how to differentiate between cultural traditions and religion.

More than that I don't like how some adults in our society don't believe in change. Change is necessary and not always a bad thing.

many societies pretty much mixed cultural traditions with religious beliefs. see the vatican city, poland, the south america states, they are so very influenced with catholicism. the middle east, arab states, and muslim states are very much influenced with islam in their culture.

return_to_hades IF-Sizzlerz

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Posted: 20 August 2009 at 9:15pm | IP Logged
As they say 'change is the most certain thing in life'. The world around us is constantly changing. Religion has no choice if it ought change or not. It will change. Take a look at the history of religion and the concept of God itself, it has evolved dramatically with changing times. Forces of change are continuously reshaping how people perceive God and religion.

Those who rigidly hold onto their beliefs are delusional. They delude themselves to believe that something can withstand everything and stand permanently as a rigid immovable structure.

A large part of the problem in the world is the fear of change. People are terrified of change. They fear that even the slightest change will shatter the whole world around them. That is why they cling to their texts, beliefs, or whatever it is that drives them and force the world to comply, come what may, lest there be change.

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Summer3 IF-Stunnerz

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Posted: 21 August 2009 at 2:46am | IP Logged
Generally religion has two parts.
One part relates to worldly affairs and another part to the realms of the spirit and God etc.
The first part may need some tinkering over the ages.
But here is where there is a lot of controversy too.
Often  a simple text can be interpreted in so many ways. Each person does it to justify their own actions.
The second and more important section is for the true seekers and this may not differ much. In any case Truth is beyond words and cannot be written down. Sometimes the more we write the more confusing it becomes.

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Eventide Senior Member

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Posted: 21 August 2009 at 5:53am | IP Logged
Religious texts should not be re-written according to me. But yes, the customs and traditions need to be updated. Basically, how we interpret it needs to be changed. Religion should be a guide and not a rule.

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qwertyesque IF-Rockerz

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Posted: 21 August 2009 at 6:05am | IP Logged
Change is good.. but somethings are better if they dont change.... ... relgion is one such arose out of simple thinking which is more or less impossible these days......listening some of the ABCD's of today

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..RamKiJanaki.. IF-Addictz

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Posted: 22 August 2009 at 5:41am | IP Logged
No I don't believe Religion should be changed. Who has a right to change what great saints and sages wrote aeons ago? Only religion is the path to liberation from this materialistic world. If religion is changed and tweaked to suit people's needs, how will people get liberation? How will they merge with God?
However.....I do believe some customs and traditions need to be changed in each coutnry. Many customs of each religion are truly beautiful and to change them would be our own loss, but those customs which needlessly differentiate between people and create racism or separation need some tinkering.
My main belief is.....if we can force people to live peacefully and love each other despite their religion, what's better than that? Let people follow the religion they want but live peaceful life.

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Posted: 22 August 2009 at 6:07am | IP Logged

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_Angie_ IF-Sizzlerz

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Posted: 22 August 2009 at 11:20am | IP Logged
Change is the order of nature and will take place whether we want it or not.

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