@Sabo-go-thud said in Why do you believe what you believe?:
Hmm...the "bread" comment is good.
Myself? Raised Babtist, went to church as it suited my father.
Like most of us
I am Buddhist by stress relief
Well buddhist in its purest form, as preached by Gautama, was more of a philosophy and a skill (meditation) than a religion, so this certainly makes sense. The little Buddha statues however are actually a veneration of a god, since many buddhist ways believe that Buddha transcended into divinity through enlightenment. He however would not have agreed
, Pagen/Wiccan for the interesting talks
what a colorful world out there, eh? Heard of Wiccan for the first time on TWS.
, attend a LDS Morman church to keep my mind sharp.
How often do you attend that church? And how does it keep your mind sharp?
Yet, faith? Hard question that I have no answer except Mr Pratchett "religion is something to do with the milk of the Sky Cow and the gonads of God mixing " I have more faith in my child than some Being/Entity/ other.
That makes sense. Faith takes a long time to grow, and in the chrisitian sense, it is not really about believing that there is a god, and that he wants this or that.
If you could ask an israelite (the folk of the old testament) about what they believe in, they wouldn't tell you that they believe in the allmighty God, creator of the universe, and the lot of those doctrines. Instead they would tell you a story! They would tell you about how this God walked with them, out of egypt, into the promised land. How he was angry with them, when they left Him, and how he restored them, when they returned. They would talk about how God acted in their lives, and this too is at the core of true chrisitianity. Real faith is not theological discourse. It is trust, in God's action, in your life, here and now. And this trust grows over time as you see Him act more and more.