Hi and welcome! Since this is your first post, some housekeeping: Please read our Code of Conduct. It would be nice if you also introduced yourself briefly in the introductions section of the forums.
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.
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.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.
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.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?
..I would say not .. but I find that "gods" appear to have form..Do Gods originate from planets?
I find that most nations and organisations have chiefs..What is the need for a chief.
According to Hinduism some Gods are eternal, some are born. Ganesha and Kartikeya are sons of Shiva and Parvati...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.
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 am currently agnosticism and I would like to know if there is any religion compatible with agnostic views.
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.According to Hinduism some Gods are eternal, some are born. Ganesha and Kartikeya are sons of Shiva and Parvati.
Yeah, some Gods/Goddesses have parents and are born according to Hinduism.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?