How do you pray?

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  1. KarimK

    KarimK New Member

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    wow really interesting answers. :)

    Impqueen
    , I'd love to hear more about your religion. What is it exactly? Do you just pick up here and there the gods and ideas that you really relate to? Or is it more sort of a Germanic or Norse neo-pagan thing?

    Tao, did you find that your, um, technique works?
     
  2. Tao_Equus

    Tao_Equus Interfaith Forums

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    Absolutely!! And I mean it. Everything I ever set my heart on I have achieved. That includes 2 wives, 2 successful businesses and years of travel. My trouble is though as soon as I achieve one dream I am off on the next, a piscean trait allegedly. I have also used this force to heal my children, self and animals. Currently I am in a lazy phase, content to sit back and watch and have no short or medium term aspirations. But as soon as I do I trust in my will to take me where I want to go.

    Regards

    Tao
     
  3. LeoSalinas22

    LeoSalinas22 merely a shadow...

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    wait a minute, :eek: you a polygamist, tao?
     
  4. Tao_Equus

    Tao_Equus Interfaith Forums

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    lol, not at same time. Some might say i'm a serial failure :)
     
  5. LeoSalinas22

    LeoSalinas22 merely a shadow...

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    serial failure? how is that, man? you sound awfully successful compared to me!
     
  6. Impqueen

    Impqueen Queen of the Imps

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    Tao - I have looked at Gaia theory and found it very interesting. However I'm wary of using it in relation to my religion because there seems to be controversy over whether Lovelock meant that the planet is sentient, or whether it functions 'like' an organism. My reading was that the planet seems to function like an organism, but it doesn't necessarily follow that it has a 'mind' - afterall, amoebas are organisms. I happen to believe that it has a soul, but that isn't necessarily supported by Gaia theory.

    Karim - My religion is a rather amorphous beast at the moment :p I believe that gods, souls and spirits are made of the same stuff, but that all these things are still seperate. (Like you and I are both mainly carbon and water, but are completely seperate beings) I am coming to the conclusion that the Earth is a large soul rather than a god. The differences between gods and their connections to one another (e.g are Venus and Aphrodite the same goddess?) are amongst the things I'm still trying to work out. The existence and nature of smaller spirits like land-wights and fairies I'm also undecided on. I celebrate the seasons like many neo-Pagans, although as I'm exceptionally lazy, it is often only something that happens in my heart, rather than through any particular actions. To a certain extent you could say I just pick up appealing ideas and use them, but I do think about it all rather alot too and come to my own conclusions. Admittedly sometimes I only find good words for these conclusions when I hear someone express something similar.
     
  7. Tao_Equus

    Tao_Equus Interfaith Forums

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    Well I said some might say. To me I have few regrets and most of them were unavoidable. Those to me are not things I dwell on tho. Dwelling on failures serves little purpose except to give them power. Divorce is a common enough occurrence in the modern society in which I find myself and I lose no sleep over it. In addition such failures are the end of a chapter not the end of the story and who knows who might walk into my life tomorrow. Hmmmmmm need to start 'praying' Angelina Jolie comes to this years Edinburgh Film festival....and we kinda like bump into each other.. again and again and again :D

    Tao
     
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    LeoSalinas22 merely a shadow...

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    dude, you would do it with a chick who did it with billy bob?:eek: that's gross, man!lmao!:D plus she looks like she got stung on the lips by a million bees. have you seen how skinny she got?
     
  9. Tao_Equus

    Tao_Equus Interfaith Forums

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    Once you hit your 40's you cannot afford to be choosy :p
     
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    LeoSalinas22 merely a shadow...

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    sorry for derailing the thread people! let the propper posting comence!:D
     
  11. Tao_Equus

    Tao_Equus Interfaith Forums

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    Hi ImpQueen,
    Ty for answering,
    Well I am right behind they idea that it is a single living organism. And I am inclined toward the belief that it has some kind of sentience too but not in a man-like sense. I see the 'intelligence' of Gaia as Darwins missing piece of the puzzle. Like Darwin I dont think it to be chance alone. But the 'thought processes' of Gaia I believe are so ponderous to our way of thinking we ignore it.

    Tao
     
  12. KarimK

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    religions should always be amorphous beasts :D

    I find your take on religion really interesting. You're going beyond any possible dogma or given doctrine and just... mixing things up! how did you come to believe in those Gods? Do you believe in general that many gods exist and you just choose to worship some of them? it's a new idea, for me - that your religion is basically 'in the making' and you're building your religion basically like someone in a field picking up the flowers - you pick up those you think are beautiful.

    easy to say... a lot harder to do! ;)
    don't worry, I'm sure if you really really really want it, you'll bump into Angelina. (but I agree with Leo. really. bad taste. :p)
     
  13. Impqueen

    Impqueen Queen of the Imps

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    That's pretty much it :D.
     
  14. Quahom1

    Quahom1 What was the question?

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    my prayer is simple:

    "Thanks for where I am, what I am doing, and who I am...here I go, and God? Please don't let me screw this up...amen."
     

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