I've never believed in god, not even when my orthodox jewish parents demanded it i had too many questions: was god just a face and hands, or did he have a body what kind of deity let people starve, hurt, hate there were no answers—or at least, no one wished to offer me any i grew to regard. Quotes tagged as organized-religion (showing 1-30 of 63) i believe in god, but not as one thing, not as an old man in the sky i believe that what people call. I am slowly falling in love with a catholic friend and i really don't like organized religion, but his faith makes him the sweet man that he is, so i wouldn't change him he is very catholic, yet he, like any logical person, does question things, even aspects of his religion.
A great many of my friends consider themselves christian, have christian beliefs, but refuse to associate with a church, because they have a strong mistrust of religion in my experience, buddhists are even less likely to believe in religion. No other reason was provided as frequently some others had changed faiths when their parents did (16 percent) or independently selected another religion (15 percent) eleven percent said they were opposed to the catholic church or the concept of organized religion no other reason was given by at least 1 in 10 respondents. Having said all that, i think my religion is an amalgamation of the others, with a lean towards buddhism to some extent again, i am looking for your thoughts on all this i'm not trying to prove anything to you either way, and i respect your religion.
The church lost my dad as a parishioner after vatican ii putting organized religion in our been-there-done-that box i've found that being conscious of christ for most of my day i simply. This faith may include the possibility of something greater, that one may define as a god, but for many, this faith is more a deep and awe-inspiring connection to the universe around us it is, of course, worth noting that there are scientists and academics who conform to a specific organized or loosely organized religious belief system. While i accept i'll often be lumped into these groups because i believe in god and jesus, i know that i myself don't subscribe to any organized religion i have in the past, and i learned my lesson. I've finished this book affirmed in my faith in god, convicted with the deep love mike has for those who disagree with him and who have ostracized him, and challenged to take a closer look at some of the beliefs i have about god to see if they hold up to scrutiny. Scientific american is the essential guide to the most awe-inspiring advances in science and technology, explaining how they change our understanding of the world and shape our lives.
My response to that is this: if your spirituality is healthy, it will be anchored in and nurtured by an organized religion with a long track record of ritual actions in community whereby seekers of god support each other in deepening their intimacy with god experienced through the people, events, places, and things in each day's living. You hear it all the time i'm done with church i don't really need to go to churchmy relationship with god is personal i've had it with organized religion. The piece voices a familiar lament, that: [p]eople have lost faith in their institutions government, politics, corporations, the media, organized religion, organized labor, banks, businesses, and other mainstays of a healthy society are failing. But in its wake, people are being inspired to find something — whether it be organized religion, family, or faith in puerto rico itself — to anchor their belief in. It's normal to be angry it's normal to be devastated it's normal to question lord tennyson wrote, there lives more faith in honest doubt, believe me, than in half the creeds i believe now that i have found spirituality i have found my answer in faith and beliefs rather than an organized religion.
The dip in organized religion has not affected belief in god, plus since the 1960s there's been open warfare by intolerant atheists to remove all mentions of religion from the public sphere. Despite my belief in church teaching that gay sex was immoral, i continued to practice our faith however, at times god seemed distant but i then found that having gay sex wasn't fulfilling or. I've lost so much because of this malignant religion and i am angry and sad to my very core i have tried hard to make new friends, but i have failed miserably i am very lonely. In the western world, and especially in parts of europe, societies have become increasingly secular, with the organized religion playing a less significant role in people's lives.
In this place -- dubbed middletown by early 20th-century sociologists -- people have lost faith in their institutions government, politics, corporations, the media, organized religion, organized labor, banks, businesses, and other mainstays of a healthy society are failing. Our faith moves us to action, to love and serve one another in words and in deeds (john 15:12-17, 1 corinthians 12,13) church is where faith is nurtured, sustained, and will be a basis for us sharing ur faith with others outside the church.
For most of my life, i've found organized religion unsatisfying or even unpleasant for a variety of reasons the corruption that power brings, inter-sect struggles, etc but recently i came to a realization that there was a single core aspect of organized religion that either caused all the other problems, or at best exacerbated them. In fact, while this latter group certainly includes many nonbelievers, it also has substantial shares of people who, alternatively, are opposed to organized religion (22%) or who could be described as religiously unsure or undecided (22%. Faith in organized religion drops to 42% in the us, its lowest point ever approval of the church and organized religion in general has been steadily declining since the 1980s faith in religious.