If someone is interested in converting to a religion, do you think that they should just convert, and work out the details as they go along in their new religion ... or should they figure out the details before making the step to convert?
Should someone convert if they have doubts? Or should they trust that the answers can and will be answered by that faith, and move forward?
[By "convert" I mean: begin considering themselves of that faith, and following the practices and taking on the beliefs of that faith.
Obviously for some religions this is as simple as making that choice, for some a ritual of some sort is involved, and for others it begins a process of education and counsel. But at some point there is a decision made to take those steps and be a part of that religion (or path).]
Answer by Amaranth361 at 6:15 PM on Jun. 18, 2009
I think it has to do more with what you feel in your heart. Knowledge is huge though, you don't want to jump into anything, & then later find you might not agree with the teachings. I practiced Hindu philosophy for years & even grew up w/ Hindu parents. BUT, i just recently began calling myself Hindu (thanks to a cool dude). For a while i did not want to be associated w/ any actual "religion" but when i finally realized that i live the life, & practice Hindu philosophy daily.....then why NOT consider myself Hindu? Thankfully, there is no "converting" involved in Hinduism. You either live the philosophy, or you don't.
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