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4 years ago  ::  Jan 02, 2010 - 4:35PM #1
Tryingtobelieve
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I have attended many different churches and bible study groups.  I have participated in Pagan rituals and have sought knowledge at the temple of all religions.  I don’t know if anyone is right or wrong, but I crave a deeper understanding of devotion and why people believe the way that they do.  I want to understand this more than anything.  Perhaps I am too skeptical or cynical or maybe I just think too much.  What I would like to do is ask a series of questions to friends and strangers alike—the more the better!  I would like for people to answer these questions as honestly from the heart as possible.  I am not going to refute your beliefs or tell anyone that they are wrong, but I do request the ability to use these answers (with or without names) to further my research and potentially use in a published work.  Please do not respond if you do not wish your answer to be used, or respond anonymously, so that I can use it without ever knowing who you are.


Please send all responses to tryingtobelieve@hotmail.com.


1.       Do you believe in God?


2.       Do you believe that you are right and that others are wrong?


3.       If you do believe that others are wrong, why?


4.       What or who is God?


5.       How is salvation attained?


6.       What is your first memory of a religious experience?


7.       Has your faith ever faltered?


8.       Do you find that there are things within your religion that you do not agree with? Please explain.


9.       What would you say to someone who told you that you were wrong?


 


Feel free to distribute these questions where you see fit.  And once again, I am not trying to question anyone’s beliefs or prove that anyone is wrong, I just want to understand why we believe what we do.  Thanks!  Hope everyone had happy and blessed Holidays!!


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4 years ago  ::  Jan 02, 2010 - 7:31PM #2
Icecreamassassin
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I'm trying to understand why you spammed the boards.

“Some of the most wonderful people are the ones who don't fit into boxes.” — Tori Amos
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4 years ago  ::  Jan 02, 2010 - 8:46PM #3
Tryingtobelieve
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It was not my intention for it to be viewed as spam.  I just picked the forums that I thought it would be most appropriate to ask these questions.  And as I didn't want an opinion from just one age group, I figured I would post it in all of them.  I'm sorry if that is spam. 

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4 years ago  ::  Jan 02, 2010 - 9:14PM #4
Icecreamassassin
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Jan 2, 2010 -- 8:46PM, Tryingtobelieve wrote:


It was not my intention for it to be viewed as spam.  I just picked the forums that I thought it would be most appropriate to ask these questions.  And as I didn't want an opinion from just one age group, I figured I would post it in all of them.  I'm sorry if that is spam. 




 


The rule of thumb for these boards is once is informative, multiple times is spam.  Did you consider the multifaith board or the interfaith dialogue board?  That would likely get you more folks willing to answer your questions.

“Some of the most wonderful people are the ones who don't fit into boxes.” — Tori Amos
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4 years ago  ::  Jan 03, 2010 - 9:46AM #5
Tryingtobelieve
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I did not see those boards.  I apologize.  I am new to beliefnet and have limited time to do a toddler.  I am sorry that I went about things the wrong way and will rectify it immediately.

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4 years ago  ::  Jan 03, 2010 - 9:48AM #6
Tryingtobelieve
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I hope that my deletions have been sufficient.

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