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how many religious books have you read?
10-11-2015, 09:12 PM
Post: #11
RE: how many religious books have you read?
What is the difference between religious and religion-related in this context? Because...that will greatly alter my answer, lol. I don't tend to read a lot of holy books (ie, the Christian Bible, the Torah, the Qu'ran, etc.) cover to cover, word for word. But, I do read a great deal of books ABOUT different religions, written from a variety of perspectives.

While I'm personally one of those lazy agnostics (I just haven't found a religion that is a good fit for all my beliefs and I generally find that the benefits of organized religion are things that are fulfilled in other ways in my life), I still find religion a very interesting topic. It's also a pretty important one for a paranormal investigator to be familiar with.

I'm aware that in the interest of keeping an investigation as objective as possible, religion does not and should not play a role...but I've found over years in the field that that kind of thinking is unfortunately an impractical one, lol. I like to familiarize myself with different religious beliefs (especially those beliefs concerning the afterlife) in order to offer our clients the best investigation possible. I need to know what THEY think is happening to them based on their beliefs, and I need to know what the best course of action is that will not only educate them, but gel nicely with what they believe (or at the very least, not offend the hell outta 'em, lol).

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10-13-2015, 02:48 PM
Post: #12
RE: how many religious books have you read?
(10-11-2015 09:12 PM)TheresaHPIR Wrote:  What is the difference between religious and religion-related in this context? Because...that will greatly alter my answer, lol. I don't tend to read a lot of holy books (ie, the Christian Bible, the Torah, the Qu'ran, etc.) cover to cover, word for word. But, I do read a great deal of books ABOUT different religions, written from a variety of perspectives.

While I'm personally one of those lazy agnostics (I just haven't found a religion that is a good fit for all my beliefs and I generally find that the benefits of organized religion are things that are fulfilled in other ways in my life), I still find religion a very interesting topic. It's also a pretty important one for a paranormal investigator to be familiar with.

I'm aware that in the interest of keeping an investigation as objective as possible, religion does not and should not play a role...but I've found over years in the field that that kind of thinking is unfortunately an impractical one, lol. I like to familiarize myself with different religious beliefs (especially those beliefs concerning the afterlife) in order to offer our clients the best investigation possible. I need to know what THEY think is happening to them based on their beliefs, and I need to know what the best course of action is that will not only educate them, but gel nicely with what they believe (or at the very least, not offend the hell outta 'em, lol).

so, by religious and religion-related books i mean that religious books would be main books to a religion, ie bible, q'uran and torah, and other books later written and recognised by the referred religion itself, books that are not the main ones, but are of major importance to the referred religious communty, from authors like Ellen G. White (to the adventists) or Saint Augustine (famed catholic priest) and etc, in that context religion-related books would be books that deal with religious aspects, and may be religious, but cannot be used as the referred religion's doctrine, for they do not deal with fundamental matters properly.

now, i find your perspective really interesting, the fact that you do pursue espiritual development, but can't find yourself in a religion has become a reality to many people over the years, and i believe it represents spiritual advancement to mankind, this is good and i think it's the right path.
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02-11-2016, 02:32 AM
Post: #13
RE: how many religious books have you read?
Well...

Torah (In three languages)
Q'uran.
-Hadith.
-Sunnah.
The Bible (Literally about three dozen versions)
-Apocrypha: Thomas, Mary, Judas Ext.
-The Mass
The Hindu Vedas (All eight)
Tripitaka and Dhammapada (Buddhism)
The book of Mormon.
Guru Granth Sahib. (Sikhism)
Analects of Confucious and I Ching.
The Doa de jing, Chuang Tzu.
Dianetics.

To be fair... It's part of my job.
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02-11-2016, 09:48 AM (This post was last modified: 02-11-2016 09:48 AM by angelaura.)
Post: #14
RE: how many religious books have you read?
Does Precious Moments and The Biggest Easter Bunny In The World count?

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02-11-2016, 10:00 AM
Post: #15
RE: how many religious books have you read?
(02-11-2016 02:32 AM)blackstarraven Wrote:  Well...

Torah (In three languages)
Q'uran.
-Hadith.
-Sunnah.
The Bible (Literally about three dozen versions)
-Apocrypha: Thomas, Mary, Judas Ext.
-The Mass
The Hindu Vedas (All eight)
Tripitaka and Dhammapada (Buddhism)
The book of Mormon.
Guru Granth Sahib. (Sikhism)
Analects of Confucious and I Ching.
The Doa de jing, Chuang Tzu.
Dianetics.

To be fair... It's part of my job.



What kind of job?{curious}

The 3 dozen bible translations made me think of a girl I went to school with. Now granted Ive read like 4 versions of the bible long ago, decided it still wasn't for me. This girl would carry her school books as well as about 10 versions of the bible everywhere everyday. Her backpack was filled and the remaining ones she carried in a stack in her arms. She got kicked out of the one math class and sent to the office because she was trying to convert people and save their souls.

She was one of the first that really taught me how crazy people who follow organized religion can become.

"Studies Show...Intelligent girls are more depressed, because they know what the world is really like.....She knows in society she's either a Devil or an Angel with no in between. She speaks in the third person, so that she can forget that she's me." ~Emily Autumn
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02-11-2016, 10:09 AM
Post: #16
RE: how many religious books have you read?
(02-11-2016 10:00 AM)Fair_Luminary Wrote:  She was one of the first that really taught me how crazy people who follow organized religion can become.

Yeah, I know a bunch of those people. Coin flips both ways. I've had vegans with glazed eyes try to convert me and a woman that tried to tell the entire store that the store owner should carry crystals in his pockets so that he wouldn't need another heart bypass.

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Subject: I have a black cat.
Believer: Black cats are bad luck.
Non-believer: It's just a cat.
Crackpot: Black cats are part of the New World Order government conspiracy.
Skeptic: I can test if black cats are more or less lucky than another cat.
Cynic: You only have a black cat to gain power and prestige.

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11-04-2016, 09:25 AM
Post: #17
RE: how many religious books have you read?
As a member of an Occult teaching Lodge, I was encouraged to read as much comparative religious writing as possible.
I love the poetry of St John of the Cross. The Inner castle of St Teresa has comparisons with Christian Rosenkreuz & a German poem about a relative of one of King Arthur's knights who cuts the top off a mountain of Onyx & builds a castle there.
Richard Rolle was an amazing character, so sure & happy.
St Julian of Norwich with her Revelations of Divine Love.
The Christian mystics have much to teach & give.

We all believe in something greater than ourselves. Even if it's just the blind forces of chance. Ambassador G'Kar.
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