Interfaith as a Faith

Discussion in 'Modern Religions' started by DrFree, Dec 19, 2005.

  1. xcvbxcvb

    xcvbxcvb New Member

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    I'm actually a card-carrying member.
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    I was ordained a ULC minister by a grizzled, old biker several years ago and the title on my little wallet credential reads, simply, "Interfaith Minister".


    There is a way to connect it all, if we look for a connection.
    The opposite is also true, of course.
     
  2. shawn

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    It is a matter of perspective ..... true.....but those who don't see it are blind.
     
  3. InterfaithMonk

    InterfaithMonk Interfaith Cleric

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    With the evolving Council of Interfaith Congregations (CIC) in the USA and in the world (WCIC), there is going to be a greater emphasis on the need for training and education that needs to legitimize this path... after all one needs to know about and study the world's religions to help folks of all the religions... There are multi-year seminaries that are not accredited and now accredited ones that are offering programs and degrees in Interfaith and Multifaith spiritual service and practice.
     
  4. xcvbxcvb

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    I'm just an artist, really, and a very lazy one, by modern standards.
    Not looking for a degree but I can respect such a thing, if it exists.
     
  5. Ben Masada

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    Interfaith as a faith could work if the Bible were discarded as the common basis for the new faith; considering that it is through the Bible that religious factions use to stand as the true one. Unless as a union of some sort, as long as every faith kept on acting as the one, which would get us back to where we are. Therefore, the bottom line is that interfaith would never work.
    Ben
     
  6. Dream

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    Those can't be my posts, because they're from 2009, and this is 2011. That much time surely has not passed me by. Therefore it is logically impossible for me to have written them, but I'm joking.

    It would be hard for me to see it 'As a faith'. It would be about accepting that we can each be wrong. I think your concept of God being a probability is similar to that. Even if you feel you've proved something you can still be completely wrong. Even I can be wrong! Some people see this as subversive to faith, but I think its a basic assumption and like to point out Bible verses that indicate it as a basic tenet of Christianity. To me it is a kind of humility that would be the functioning idea of interfaith.
     
  7. Ben Masada

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    Dream, to believe in something on the basis of the concept of probability, one can never be proved wrong. Wrong is the one who either believes by faith or claims to be sure about something that he or she does not know. It means that either a fundamentalist faithful or an atheist can be proved wrong, but never one to whom probability is the method used to assert a belief.
    Ben
     

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