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May 2nd, 2007, 01:27 PM
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What's the most important thing to you about religion, or spirituality? Now this will probably cause you to dig deep for an answer, so don't post the first thing that comes to mind. Think about it. When you think about life and the things that you look for in religions or spirituality what is the most important thing you're looking for? Is it answers to the basic questions of who we are and where we came from? Or is it about how to make you happier in this life? Or is it the importance of family or individuality? There are probably a lot of important things, but what would you say is one of the most important things to you? Could you join a religion if you agreed with everything it taught except concerning... {family} (or insert the important thing here)?
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May 2nd, 2007, 05:07 PM
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What's the most important thing to you about religion, or spirituality? Now this will probably cause you to dig deep for an answer, so don't post the first thing that comes to mind. Think about it. When you think about life and the things that you look for in religions or spirituality what is the most important thing you're looking for? Is it answers to the basic questions of who we are and where we came from? Or is it about how to make you happier in this life? Or is it the importance of family or individuality? There are probably a lot of important things, but what would you say is one of the most important things to you? Could you join a religion if you agreed with everything it taught except concerning... {family} (or insert the important thing here)?[/b]
It is a tough question, but I guess the one thing that made me get closer is that it gives my life meaning. I follow a very "practical" religion, meaning my everyday actions are dictated by it. The more I study, the more I realize there's a lot of wisdom in it. By living my life according to those beliefs and practices I feel fulfilled, I feel my life has meaning and purpose and I feel I'm doing the right thing. To me, that's the most important thing.

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May 3rd, 2007, 04:45 PM
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A Savior. I am a Christian because only Jesus Christ offers salvation and eternal life through faith. There are plenty of other wonderful things about my faith, but that is the most important one.
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May 4th, 2007, 08:03 AM
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The most important thing that drew me to Buddhism was that at every point you turned around, you were encouraged to find out for yourself whether the sutras/scriptures/teachings were true or not, and NOT to base anything in your practice on faith alone. Even if you can't understand a concept at the point in your Path that you're on, you're encouaged to let it go, rather than just "trust" that whatever you're reading is correct.
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