Ramona (ann15warsaw72) wrote,

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You scored as Buddhism. Your beliefs most closely resemble those of Buddhism. Do more research on Buddhism and possibly consider becoming Buddhist, if you are not already.

In Buddhism, there are Four Noble Truths: (1) Life is suffering. (2) All suffering is caused by ignorance of the nature of reality and the craving, attachment, and grasping that result from such ignorance. (3) Suffering can be ended by overcoming ignorance and attachment. (4) The path to the suppression of suffering is the Noble Eightfold Path, which consists of right views, right intention, right speech, right action, right livelihood, right effort, right-mindedness, and right contemplation. These eight are usually divided into three categories that base the Buddhist faith: morality, wisdom, and samadhi, or concentration. In Buddhism, there is no hierarchy, nor caste system; the Buddha taught that one's spiritual worth is not based on birth.




















Which religion is the right one for you? (new version)
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I just would like to say right now that I am comfortably firm in my belief in God. I wasn't always this way, and as a rule I don't proselytize. But I do believe in God, and I follow Christianity, and I answered this quiz as honestly as possible. That being said, I found the results of this quiz eye-opening, amusing, and not the least bit surprising.

I go to a Lutheran church (although not nearly as often as my pastor would like, tough toogies), although I was raised Catholic. For reasons I won't go into here, I have officially dispensed with having anything to do with the Catholic church. I am not the least bit surprised that children who are forced to attend have such a difficult time in life, but I also have other reasons for avoiding the Catholic church like the plague that it is.

In my life, I have come to appreciate the vastly different ways that people find 'religion', or don't find it. I myself am Christian, but that's my own special calling. To tell you the truth, I think I'd really be happy with Islam, but I never delved into it enough to be able to say for sure. The Muslims I have known are some of the calmest, most peaceful people I have ever had the pleasure to meet. The barest tip of that iceberg I scratched, I found truth that really struck a chord with me. My dad, a Catholic convert, was really drawn to Judaism in his last years alive (he was raised Protestant). My mother endeavoured to be a nun, but she found herself on the wrong side of the politics at the convent/high school she went to, and at graduation they sent her off into the real world, deeming her 'unfit'/her family doesn't have enough money for the convent life. She is in a state of denial about my current worshipping affairs; to her I will always be "Catholic" ... but that is her, not me.

And of course, I always say, "I didn't abandon the Catholic faith, the Catholic faith abandoned ME!"

Me and scores and scores of other souls.

As for my belief in God, I think Albert Einstein summed it up best: darkness is the absence of light; coldness is the absence of heat; and evil is the absence of God.

Thanks for reading. :)

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