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This thread is for anyone who is spiritual but doesn’t feel comfortable posting in the other threads in this section, which mostly support Christianity.

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I believe everyone has some good in them. Unfortunately, sometimes people show more of the bad.
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I just don't get how the position of stars and planets has any relevance to anyone's life. I've heard a couple times recently that some planet is in retrograde.... but why??? Why does that have anything to do with anything. Tell me why the apparent movement of a planet in the sky has anything to do with your personal life.

Sorry. I ***** about Astrology a lot. I think it grinds my gears because I do (or at least used to) find astrology kind of fun. But it got ruined when I realized that people actually believe in this stuff and are extremely serious about it. And these are usually the same people who are pretty critical of blind faith christians? The same type of person who would say a christian person discriminating against a gay person for religious reasons is wrong... but also unfriends people or breaks up with someone as soon as they find out they are a scorpio (being born on a certain time frame is also something you can't control btw) ???? (I'm not trying to trivialize homophobia or say it's ok, I'm just trying to highlight how stupid and hypocritical this type of thinking is)

I also don't get why it's widely accepted that Greek and Roman mythology is BS and obsolete, but somehow the zodiac derivative from the same religion/culture is somehow legit?

Along the same train of thought....

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I don't think people with drastically different beliefs can really be respectful 100% of the time. Especially when people are saying stuff that seems harmful.

It would probably be better starting a random thought type thread in the debate section though, I've thought about it since I often read stuff but don't want to censor myself writing about it (like a post I ended up making in type what you're thinking about where I created an alternate Bible origin story combining it with Norse mythology and other stuff.) But tbh I can't be bothered making the thread and it would need to be titled in a certain way so it doesn't get confused with other ones.

(Going to avoid quoting another post that's in this thread in case that was seen as insulting even though the psychology/differences in value systems interests me and I was reading about that before ._.)

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Love this thread. Def needed.

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I don't think people with drastically different beliefs can really be respectful 100% of the time. Especially when people are saying stuff that seems harmful.

It would probably be better starting a random thought type thread in the debate section though, I've thought about it since I often read stuff but don't want to censor myself writing about it (like a post I ended up making in type what you're thinking about where I created an alternate Bible origin story combining it with Norse mythology and other stuff.) But tbh I can't be bothered making the thread and it would need to be titled in a certain way so it doesn't get confused with other ones.

(Going to avoid quoting another post that's in this thread in case that was seen as insulting even though the psychology/differences in value systems interests me and I was reading about that before ._.)
I don't have a problem with it, I've invited religious door knockers into my house out of interest even tho I don't believe in what they're saying. It can be easy to get annoyed online but I still don't talk ****. If you're trying to debate someone than act like a real person and actually say something.
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Love this thread. Def needed.

Eta- Did some posts get deleted?
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I don't have a problem with it, I've invited religious door knockers into my house out of interest even tho I don't believe in what they're saying. It can be easy to get annoyed online but I still don't talk ****. If you're trying to debate someone than act like a real person and actually say something.
To be honest I'm not really sure what you're saying when you say act like a real person but yeah this section isn't supposed to be for debate I guess. Personally I never really came into this section until this forum got so inactive that I started using new posts and now occasionally end up in here.

edit: I think possibly some people don't realise that this is the non-debate section as well.

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As a Christian myself, now that there IS a thread like this ...I recognize the inherent Christian bias of this subsection, and how it can seem to exclude those who need spiritual support from a nonChristian basis.

This thread is a good idea.

I remember before this subsection existed "spiritual" threads formed a part of the S & C section and usually devolved into a mess of atheists vs theists.

Now we have an Agnosticism/Atheism section, and a Religion and Spirituality section :-).

All I can say is...just remember folks there are many belief systems out there. It's impossible/impractical/undesireable for the moderators to divide up the spirituality section for every possible belief system ...we don't wanna wind up with a 'ban' on all spiritual discussions altogether, because then everybody loses out.
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I like the concept of Negative Spirituality - the rejection of religion as a form of religion in itself, or at least a means to fulfil common spiritual needs. Most of the online resources if you search this term seem to be about low self-esteem/depression caused by 'God' rejecting or disowning you because you committed some kind of 'sin', which is a very narrow way of looking at it. The fixation of some common religions - I won't name them - on 'positivity' is positively irksome. I don't think negativity is bad, necessarily; I don't think it's a duality or a dichotomy. You start out from one end, the positive end because it's what first appeals to you, and then you work your way towards the other - or in any direction you wish; blank canvas. I wonder what happens at the end when you've run the gamut and come full circle back where you started: do you find God?

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