Which religion is compatible with agnosticism

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I am currently agnosticism and I would like to know if there is any religion compatible with agnostic views.

Christian agnosticism may be one example. Are there any others? Thanks.
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On to your post: I would guess any religion can be approached with an agnostic mind-set. Maybe I am misunderstanding your question?
 

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Hinduism has atheists like me, but perhaps no agnostics.
@Vasu Devan , perhaps 'Purva Mimasakas' may have been agnostics, being concerned with rituals only.
 

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I don't know. I think at an early time, there might have been many ritualists (Mimamsakas) favoring 'Yajnas' over the question 'Which God?'
"This tradition is also known as Pūrva-Mīmāṁsā because of its focus on the earlier (pūrva) Vedic texts dealing with ritual actions, and similarly as Karma-Mīmāṁsā due to its focus on ritual action (karma)." Wikipedia
Karma-kandies?
 

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Christian agnosticism may be one example. Are there any others? Thanks.
I believe in spirituality not in religion. That being said i am a Christian. I believe if we draw out the emotions of a good heart and the focus of a good mind, we can attach good values to spiritual living. Religion says going to church makes a person saved, it says holding a bible is important. While these things are good, what matters more is intentions of the heart. Studying the words of God with lots of practice and being genuine and active with faith. Being connected to the divine spirit.
 

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I believe in spirituality not in religion. .. Studying the words of God with lots of practice and being genuine and active with faith. Being connected to the divine spirit.
I believe that is the right stance. As for God, is there just one or many? And where are the words of God? Avesta? Torah? New Testament? Bhagawat Purana? Quran? That is where we get into conflict. Better, don't search for the 'word of God'. That is a pot-hole in the road.
 
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There can only be one.
If there are many gods, then is there no "chief" ?
..also, if there are many gods, what form do they take .. from what planet do they originate? ;)
Do Gods originate from planets? What is the need for a chief. Every God is busy in his own things. No need to have a conflict. It is like a commune. All Hindu Gods and Goddesses are respectful of each other. Forms are immaterial for Gods and Goddesses, they can have any.
 

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Do Gods originate from planets?
..I would say not .. but I find that "gods" appear to have form..
..so where were they born? ;)

What is the need for a chief.
I find that most nations and organisations have chiefs..
..and of course, with good reason.
A big project such as the universe would need a 'chief', imo.

..but God is no ordinary 'chief' .. He has no physical form.
 

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..I would say not .. but I find that "gods" appear to have form..
..so where were they born? ;)


I find that most nations and organisations have chiefs..
..and of course, with good reason.
A big project such as the universe would need a 'chief', imo.

..but God is no ordinary 'chief' .. He has no physical form.
According to Hinduism some Gods are eternal, some are born. Ganesha and Kartikeya are sons of Shiva and Parvati.
 

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I am currently agnosticism and I would like to know if there is any religion compatible with agnostic views.
LOL, Well you get fundamental agnostics (who tell everyone it's the only logical way) and fundamental atheists (ditto) so it's a belief system like any other, in that regard!

I'd say it's more about how one relates one's 'ism' to others.

If I was being really facetious, I'd say a lot of agnostics are like a lot of Christians, or indeed whoevers, people who take a stance and never give it a second thought.
 

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According to Hinduism some Gods are eternal, some are born. Ganesha and Kartikeya are sons of Shiva and Parvati.
That implies that gods can have parents and can be born .. it doesn't mean that they are real .. maybe some of our ancestors just had good imaginations. :)

..a bit about "nomenclature" of those who believe in "the One"..

"The term pagan was not attested in the English language until the 17th century. In addition to infidel and heretic, it was used as one of several pejorative Christian counterparts to goy (גוי / נכרי) as used in Judaism, and to kafir (كافر, 'unbeliever') and mushrik (مشرك, 'idolater') as in Islam."

..maybe I'm an infidel and heretic .. but not a mushrik or kafir .. huh? ;)
 

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I used to call myself an agnostic, years ago, until I realized I was just not prepared to call myself an Atheist due to the ill connection that I might be perceived as someone who blatantly attacks any believer for, well their belief in God.
I realized there was only one thing to do, and that was to change my status, from Agnostic, to total Atheist, or acknowledging that there is a Creator, and I will have to answer to IT.
Well, how does one do that?

I eliminated one religion at a time, and included even Atheism.

Took a long time to read all their writings and Books, but I am glad I did it.
Not that I say that I know I am right, and everyone else is wrong.
For instance, being a Christian fundamentalist today, does not mean I agree with what the Christian churches and sects tells everyone.

One day my tombstone will say:
"Here lies Piet.
He believed in all the churches, but could not find a correct one."
 

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That implies that gods can have parents and can be born .. it doesn't mean that they are real .. maybe some of our ancestors just had good imaginations. :)

..a bit about "nomenclature" of those who believe in "the One"..

"The term pagan was not attested in the English language until the 17th century. In addition to infidel and heretic, it was used as one of several pejorative Christian counterparts to goy (גוי / נכרי) as used in Judaism, and to kafir (كافر, 'unbeliever') and mushrik (مشرك, 'idolater') as in Islam."

..maybe I'm an infidel and heretic .. but not a mushrik or kafir .. huh? ;)
Yeah, some Gods/Goddesses have parents and are born according to Hinduism.
Yeah again, our ancestors had very good imagination. Look at all the castles in air (religions) they have built up.
I also congratulate those who believed in clap-trap. Without that our ancestors would not have succeeded.
I love all these terms, heathen, heretic, pagan, kafir, mushrik, and I indulge in Bid'ah. These words define me.
 
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