collapse
2019 Donation Drive

It's time for our annual Server Donation Drive! We need to raise at least $650 (same as last year) to keep The Cauldron's server online for another year. Please help! Either hit that Paypal button to the right and make a one-time donation in any amount or set up a monthly Bronze, Silver or Gold Donor subscription. You can find more info in this message!

Donations as of 16 Sept 2019: $660 donated. $10 more our minimum goal! Let's beat last year's total of $99 more than the minimum!


Note: This total is updated manually, usually once a day


* "Unable to verify referring url. Please go back and try again" Problem Logging In?

If you get an "Unable to verify referring url. Please go back and try again" error when you try to log in, you need to be sure you are accessing the board with a url that starts with "https://ecauldron.com".  If it starts with https://www.ecauldron.com" (or "http://www.ecauldron.com") you will get this error because "www.ecauldron.com" is not technically the same website as "ecauldron.com". Moving to the more secure "https" means it is more picky about such things.

Author Topic: Do you accept other religions?  (Read 31208 times)

Varconus

  • Sr. Newbie
  • **
  • Join Date: Jul 2011
  • Posts: 11
  • Total likes: 0
    • View Profile
Do you accept other religions?
« on: July 22, 2011, 04:02:31 pm »
Don't know if this is the right forum, but I didnt find a more suiting :-)

Its a simple question really: Do you accept other religions/faiths, and might consider that they are right?

I personally accept all religions (except the ones clearly made for making money) and I know that one of them might be right. But I have found my path, and I will stick with it even if its wrong :)
Som glittertind under isbreteppets drakt,
skal friheten stå rakt i samme prakt!

Devo

  • Master Member
  • ******
  • Join Date: Jul 2011
  • Posts: 346
  • Total likes: 0
    • View Profile
    • http://seshemherkekew.livejournal.com
Re: Do you accept other religions?
« Reply #1 on: July 22, 2011, 04:08:50 pm »
Quote from: Varconus;7169


Its a simple question really: Do you accept other religions/faiths, and might consider that they are right?

 
I accept pretty much all religions, and think that all in some way, shape, or form are correct. I think there is room for more than one god, more than one afterlife. So for me, there isn't a real reason to discount a different faith/religion.

-Devo
dA | FB | LJ | WP

Darkhawk

  • Senior Staff
  • *
  • Join Date: Jun 2011
  • Posts: 4824
  • Country: us
  • Total likes: 709
    • View Profile
    • Suns in her Branches
  • Religion: An American Werewolf in the Akhet; Kemetic; Feri; Imaginary Baltic Heathen; Discordian; CoX; Etc.
  • Preferred Pronouns: any of he, she, they
Re: Do you accept other religions?
« Reply #2 on: July 22, 2011, 04:14:43 pm »
Quote from: Varconus;7169
Its a simple question really: Do you accept other religions/faiths, and might consider that they are right?

 
I even accept other people's marriagesreligions when I think their spouseresult is an asshole.
as the water grinds the stone
we rise and fall
as our ashes turn to dust
we shine like stars    - Covenant, "Bullet"

benvarry

  • Sr. Apprentice
  • ****
  • Join Date: Jul 2011
  • Posts: 55
  • Total likes: 0
    • View Profile
Re: Do you accept other religions?
« Reply #3 on: July 22, 2011, 04:25:11 pm »
Quote from: Varconus;7169
Do you accept other religions/faiths, and might consider that they are right?

 
I don't think any religions are right.  And I would argue that religious faith has created more harm than good in the world.  But they all have good intentions (however deeply buried).

Ocelot

  • Staff
  • *
  • Join Date: Jun 2011
  • Posts: 128
  • Total likes: 0
    • View Profile
Re: Do you accept other religions?
« Reply #4 on: July 22, 2011, 04:49:20 pm »
Quote from: Varconus;7169
Don't know if this is the right forum, but I didnt find a more suiting :-)

Its a simple question really: Do you accept other religions/faiths, and might consider that they are right?

I personally accept all religions (except the ones clearly made for making money) and I know that one of them might be right. But I have found my path, and I will stick with it even if its wrong :)

 
Well, "right" is relative. While I can and do accept that other people are free to pursue their beliefs, I can also disagree with those beliefs.

I'm not sure one can fully devote themselves to a path and at the same time think there's only a chance they are correct.
~<>~ Flame of light, flame of dark, working together, never apart.
Dancing in harmony, balance assured, dark absorbs so light may endure.
~<>~

caelestisraven

  • Apprentice
  • ***
  • Join Date: Jul 2011
  • Posts: 46
  • Total likes: 1
    • View Profile
    • http://moonkissedraven.blogspot.com/
Re: Do you accept other religions?
« Reply #5 on: July 22, 2011, 04:55:30 pm »
Quote from: Varconus;7169
Don't know if this is the right forum, but I didnt find a more suiting :-)

Its a simple question really: Do you accept other religions/faiths, and might consider that they are right?

I personally accept all religions (except the ones clearly made for making money) and I know that one of them might be right. But I have found my path, and I will stick with it even if its wrong :)

 
I am not sure accept is the right word. I strongly believe to each their own. I respect another's view and choice and that we are all different people. & that it makes sense that we would all find our own path toward spirituality & religion.

Though at the same time I refuse to accept anyone's view or religion that equals hatred, intolerance, or harm to another being. We are free to honor and live how we wish but we shouldn't try to use that to harm another or to oppress.

I do not believe other paths are all correct. I am not sure how that could be possible even. But I also know that my path is just my own belief and I could be completely wrong lol.
♥ I walk in the shadow of the moon, I dance to the pulse of the earth. ♥

My Blog..¤°.¸¸.•´¯`»http://moonkissedraven.blogspot.com/ ›●‹

monsnoleedra

  • Sr. Master Member
  • *******
  • Join Date: Jul 2011
  • Banned!
  • Posts: 957
  • Total likes: 1
    • View Profile
Re: Do you accept other religions?
« Reply #6 on: July 22, 2011, 05:05:58 pm »
Quote from: Varconus;7169
.. Its a simple question really: Do you accept other religions/faiths, and might consider that they are right?  ..


I tolerate them but that doesn't mean I accept thier position or what they preach.  But I freely admit that tolerance ends when it begins to infringe upon my rights and beliefs.

Truthfully, no I do not consider or weight the notion that they maybe right.  I just acnowledge that it is right for them and not right for me.

Thorn

  • Master Member
  • ******
  • Join Date: Jul 2011
  • Posts: 285
  • Total likes: 0
    • View Profile
Re: Do you accept other religions?
« Reply #7 on: July 22, 2011, 05:18:26 pm »
Quote from: Ocelot;7179
I'm not sure one can fully devote themselves to a path and at the same time think there's only a chance they are correct.

 
This interests me, because I am compulsively agnostic.  I actually find complete lack of doubt alarming.  When I get right down to it, I'm not 100% sure I'm correct about basic physics, much less more subjective truths.  Yet, I'd still consider myself fully devoted to the laws of physics.  To quote Kafka: "It is not necessary to accept everything as true, one must only accept it as necessary."  

Granted, there are a great many things I'm 99.9% sure of - gravity, for example.  But my spiritual path is not one of those things.  What I do know is what works for me and meshes with my own experiences.

I accept other religions on a case by case basis.  I think most of them have some element of truth.  I doubt any of them has the whole truth - it's too big a subject for any one human to grasp in its entirety.

There are a few I have to reject completely, most often because other elements of the faith outweigh any nuggets of truth they might have uncovered.  (Though because of who I am, this manifest as "They may be right, but if they are I don't want to know about it.")
"Faith and and reason are the shoes on your feet.  You can travel further with both than you can with just one." - Babylon 5
Etsy * FB * Art Blog* Spritual Blog

RandallS

  • Administrator
  • *
  • Join Date: Jun 2011
  • Location: NE Ohio
  • Posts: 10141
  • Country: us
  • Total likes: 241
    • View Profile
  • Religion: Hellenic Pagan
Re: Do you accept other religions?
« Reply #8 on: July 22, 2011, 05:27:31 pm »
Quote from: Varconus;7169
Its a simple question really: Do you accept other religions/faiths, and might consider that they are right?

Provided they aren't out to harm me or others, I tolerate all religions and respect the right of others to believe as they wish. I believe that all religions are "right" in that they are "right" for those who choose to follow them.  However, I draw the line at any religion imposing or attempting to impose its beliefs, practices or religious morality on others.
Randall
RetroRoleplaying [Blog]: Microlite74/75/78/81, BX Advanced, and Other Old School Tabletop RPGs
Microlite20: Lots of Rules Lite Tabletop RPGs -- Many Free
OSR.SPACE: Old School Tabletop RPG Community

SatSekhem

  • Sr. Master Member
  • *******
  • Join Date: Jul 2011
  • Posts: 995
  • Total likes: 1
    • View Profile
    • http://satsekhem.wordpress.com/
Re: Do you accept other religions?
« Reply #9 on: July 22, 2011, 05:33:04 pm »
Quote from: Varconus;7169
...

 
The message isn't important; it's the belief.
Religious Blog
Regular Blog

In the beginning the Universe was created. This has made a lot of people very angry and has been widely regarded as a bad move. - Douglas Adams

Ocelot

  • Staff
  • *
  • Join Date: Jun 2011
  • Posts: 128
  • Total likes: 0
    • View Profile
Re: Do you accept other religions?
« Reply #10 on: July 22, 2011, 05:54:03 pm »
Quote from: Thorn;7190
This interests me, because I am compulsively agnostic.  I actually find complete lack of doubt alarming.  When I get right down to it, I'm not 100% sure I'm correct about basic physics, much less more subjective truths.  Yet, I'd still consider myself fully devoted to the laws of physics.  To quote Kafka: "It is not necessary to accept everything as true, one must only accept it as necessary."  

Granted, there are a great many things I'm 99.9% sure of - gravity, for example.  But my spiritual path is not one of those things.  What I do know is what works for me and meshes with my own experiences.

I accept other religions on a case by case basis.  I think most of them have some element of truth.  I doubt any of them has the whole truth - it's too big a subject for any one human to grasp in its entirety.

There are a few I have to reject completely, most often because other elements of the faith outweigh any nuggets of truth they might have uncovered.  (Though because of who I am, this manifest as "They may be right, but if they are I don't want to know about it.")

 
Right, but I didn't say complete lack of doubt. I just think that if you are devoting yourself to a path, you should have a reasonable amount of conviction in your beliefs.
~<>~ Flame of light, flame of dark, working together, never apart.
Dancing in harmony, balance assured, dark absorbs so light may endure.
~<>~

Miluna

  • Apprentice
  • ***
  • Join Date: Jul 2011
  • Posts: 26
  • Total likes: 0
    • View Profile
Re: Do you accept other religions?
« Reply #11 on: July 22, 2011, 06:40:20 pm »
Quote from: Varconus;7169
Don't know if this is the right forum, but I didnt find a more suiting :-)

Its a simple question really: Do you accept other religions/faiths, and might consider that they are right?

I personally accept all religions (except the ones clearly made for making money) and I know that one of them might be right. But I have found my path, and I will stick with it even if its wrong :)

 
I'm accept any religion, I have my faith and they have theirs. Sometimes I'll even ask them about their religion as I'm generally interested.

But when some of them start to try and ram their beliefs down my throat -  getting in my face and telling me my faith is wrong, I'll go to hell, just who I can and can't love, what I can and can't, etc - then I feel I tend to act a bit more coolly around others like them because of that experience.....(which is wrong, because I'm sure most of them are lovely people)
My blog - An Open Flame

Thorn

  • Master Member
  • ******
  • Join Date: Jul 2011
  • Posts: 285
  • Total likes: 0
    • View Profile
Re: Do you accept other religions?
« Reply #12 on: July 22, 2011, 06:48:28 pm »
Quote from: Ocelot;7200
Right, but I didn't say complete lack of doubt. I just think that if you are devoting yourself to a path, you should have a reasonable amount of conviction in your beliefs.

 
Ah, I get it thanks.  I misunderstood what you meant by "only a chance they're correct."  I think you meant it as in chance vs. probability, while I was thinking chance vs certainty?
"Faith and and reason are the shoes on your feet.  You can travel further with both than you can with just one." - Babylon 5
Etsy * FB * Art Blog* Spritual Blog

HeartShadow

  • Adept Member
  • ********
  • Join Date: Jun 2011
  • Posts: 2195
  • Total likes: 3
    • View Profile
    • http://www.flamekeeping.org
Re: Do you accept other religions?
« Reply #13 on: July 22, 2011, 07:04:36 pm »
Quote from: Varconus;7169
Don't know if this is the right forum, but I didnt find a more suiting :-)

Its a simple question really: Do you accept other religions/faiths, and might consider that they are right?

I personally accept all religions (except the ones clearly made for making money) and I know that one of them might be right. But I have found my path, and I will stick with it even if its wrong :)

 
I go the other way - I believe they're all wrong, at least in part.  Including/especially my own.  The universe is way too darn big for me to be able to understand the entire reality of it, and I can't see any way to have a complete and true understanding of the nature of god/s/the Divine/whatever if we can't even understand how the basic building blocks work!

If we could understand everything, we could also know the Truth of whatever's out there.  In the meantime, we do the best we can with what we have and fake the rest.

OpenHands

  • Sr. Apprentice
  • ****
  • Join Date: Jul 2011
  • Posts: 70
  • Total likes: 0
    • View Profile
    • http://mathbatu.wordpress.com
Re: Do you accept other religions?
« Reply #14 on: July 22, 2011, 07:13:53 pm »
Quote from: Varconus;7169
Don't know if this is the right forum, but I didnt find a more suiting :-)

Its a simple question really: Do you accept other religions/faiths, and might consider that they are right?

I personally accept all religions (except the ones clearly made for making money) and I know that one of them might be right. But I have found my path, and I will stick with it even if its wrong :)

 
Welcome to the board!  I accept other religions, sure.  I don't believe that every religion is correct, but I fully admit that my human perspective and understanding is very limited to so maybe I'm wrong.  I think that each religion, despite its flaws, has something valuable and inspiring to offer to its followers.

Tags:
 

Related Topics

  Subject / Started by Replies Last post
39 Replies
7549 Views
Last post July 31, 2013, 12:27:21 am
by Thaenatos
3 Replies
653 Views
Last post June 18, 2013, 08:55:18 pm
by ALiteraryLady
38 Replies
4523 Views
Last post February 04, 2015, 12:06:10 pm
by Redfaery
11 Replies
1547 Views
Last post September 13, 2016, 09:02:43 am
by kginpur
3 Replies
243 Views
Last post September 08, 2019, 01:49:31 pm
by EclecticWheel

* Who's Online

  • Dot Guests: 26
  • Dot Hidden: 0
  • Dot Users: 0

There aren't any users online.

* Please Donate!

The Cauldron's server is expensive and requires monthly payments. Please become a Bronze, Silver or Gold Donor if you can. Donations are needed every month. Without member support, we can't afford the server.

* In Memoriam

Chavi (2006)
Elspeth (2010)
Marilyn (2013)

* Cauldron Staff

Co-Hosts:
LyricFox & Randall

Senior Staff:
Darkhawk

Message Board Staff
Board Coordinator:
Sunflower

Assistant Board Coordinator:
Aster Breo

Board Staff:
Allaya, Chatelaine, HarpingHawke, Jenett, Morag, rocquelaire, Sefiru

Discord Chat Staff
Chat Coordinator:
Morag

Reserve Staff:
Aisling

Cauldron Council:
Bob, Catja, Emma-Eldritch, Fausta, Jubes, Kelly, Phouka, Sperran, Star, Steve, Tana

Cauldron Assistants
[Non-Staff Positions]

Site Assistants
[Non-Staff Positions]
Webmaster:
Randall