In this section I constantly see the claim that someone doesn't have a religion but a relationship with a particular God. To me that's nothing more than Orwellian/Spin Doctored speech. Religion is about the beliefs surrounding a God and to have a relationship, one must have beliefs. So what's the purpose in making the declaration of a relationship instead of religion?
I know there are different levels of religious commitment. Priest, preachers, teachers, grues are about the same. Laymen, outer court, novice, congregations is equivalent. Deacons, 2nd degree, Postulant are about equivalent. So is claiming to have a relationship equivalent to a level; indicating a deeper commitment or is it just declaring a solitary status?
If you have a relationship with a God and not religion, where do you get your information about that God? Is it all UPG (unverified personal gnosis) or are you following something, preacher, book?
Answer by caitxrawks at 12:18 PM on Jul. 25, 2009
Answer by FlyMom07 at 11:26 AM on Jul. 25, 2009
Answer by caitxrawks at 11:27 AM on Jul. 25, 2009
P.S. choosing not to preform rituals does not necessarily indicate a lack of commitment
Answer by FlyMom07 at 11:27 AM on Jul. 25, 2009
Answer by FlyMom07 at 11:30 AM on Jul. 25, 2009
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