Black Spirituality Religion : Just a question to all members of the board.

Discussion in 'Black Spirituality / Religion - General Discussion' started by Music Producer, Aug 16, 2004.

  1. Music Producer

    Music Producer Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    Should one be educated about their own faith?

    If so, why?
     
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    This question is not that simple. One's faith caters to a particular need in their lives that satisfies some sort of desire or yearning. For example some people are in search of the truth. Some feel the need to be avenged in some way. Some need to feel loved. While some people feel the need for belonging. No matter, desire drives people to their faith. It's sort of like wearing shoes. Though the shoe may be attractive and the lastest trend the shoe still must fit and be comfortable if one plans on walking in them for a long time. One may try on several pair of shoe before they find the right shoe. Comfort is what you feel not what know. Not all size 11 shoes are comfortable to size 11 feet. So my point is faith starts on the inside of each person and then is substanciated by the faith's dotrine.


    Peace

    Radical Faith
     
  3. IssaEl21

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    Yes , A Child Goes To School The Learn The Three '' R's'' OverStand , And When A Child Take A Test His Or Her Teacher , Wants An Answer She Or Her Doesn't Want To Know If The Child Believe He/ she Has The Right Answer Nor Does The Teacher Give Them A Grade Them On What They're Belief / Faith Is . They Are Graded On The Right Answer . And The Right Answer Take Time Studying ReSEARCHING For The Right Answer To Past These Test . This Way They Can And Will Be Able To TakeCare Self And Family . FAITH / HOPE / BELIEF / Doesn't Pay The Bill's . If More Nubian's Were Educated . Just Think How Powerful As A People We Would Be , And The Jail Would Be Filled With Our Brother & Sister . Because Their No Limit To What A Nubian Could Do And Be . So Why Shouldn't He Be With One Faith / Belief Unless They Are To Lazsyyy . No Intelligence Person Going To Put Their Faith / Belief / Soul... Into ANY Belief System . Without Having Knowledge Of It , Unless Their Just LQQking For A Crutch. Belief Is To Ignore The Facts Intentionally Or Ignorantly , If One Has To Believe , It Means He Or She Does Not Know . And If One Does Not Know , That Is Ignorance . Hence Belief Is Ignorance And Religious Belief WithOut The Facts Is Ignorance , ( Got The Point ) . Not Only That Most Only Have Faith / Belief . Not Knowing What They Have Faith / Belief In .... Other Then What They Are Told To Have Belief And Faith In .. By Their Teachers ... And This Is Why SOME FEAR BEING QUESTION BECAUSE THEY KNOW NOT WHAT THEIR TEACHING REALLY SAYING OR ABOUT ..... SO YES TO YOU QUESTION IT A MUST TO BE KNOWLEDGE-ABLE ABOUT ONE BELIEF / FAITH
     
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    I believe that whatever a person's faith, a person should always know the history/rational behind it. Too many people hide behind religion, spouting half-truths and incorrect sayings when they fell threatened. More often than not, the people who feel most threatened by another person's faith are usually ones who do not know enough about their own... IMO.
     
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    IssaEl21 Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    Hello

    Amennnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnn To That
     
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    Couldn't agree with you more on that Toylin!!!
     
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    Well, seriously. I do some theological studying on my own (I feel strangely compelled to do this).. my ex husband was so threatened by it that we used to fight about it. He told me i was going to hell for even reading about other faiths, and said that he'd pray for my soul. When i asked him why did he believe what he does (his family is Pentacostal), he said that he kind of believes it's the Truth, but he's scared of going to hell, so he's not going to question it. :oops:

    So, I always say that I don't believe in blind faith. I truely believe that you should always read the fine print, and know exactly what you're agreeing to before you get baptized/take shahada/go through the ritual ceremonies......
     
  8. MrBlak

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    One should be educated about their faith on their own time...as long as it dont interfere with schooling to prepare them for the world, they should be allowed to learn all they want about religion from mom and dad or who ever.
     
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    It depends on who is qualified to do the educating!
     
  10. Music Producer

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    Why would knowledge of your religious beliefs be dependant on another person besides you? Are you being fair to yourself? Shouldn’t we all follow a god that exist in a way in which that god is capable of educating?
     
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