Black Spirituality Religion : Spirituality + Religion = ???

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  1. Destee

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    Peace and Blessings Family,

    Is there one word that equals Spirituality and Religion, combined?

    I need one word, that says it all. Is there such a word?

    Must i create one myself?

    hmmmm ... Spirigion ... ??? ... :lol:

    Please help me if you can.

    Thanks in advance.

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    Thank You Brother Knowledge Seed ... beliefs is good, but it could apply to things other than Spirituality / Religion.

    I want something that might only be used to reference these two things.

    Any more ideas?

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    Let me tell you why i need this.

    Notice on the home page, and when you create a new thread, you'll find PREFIXES in most forums.

    I'm just setting it up, so not everything is set yet.

    But as i've started doing this, i see that i either have to have 2 choices ... Spirituality as one, and Religion as the other ... or combine them (as i have it now) ... with it saying Spirituality / Religion.

    Well ... Spirituality / Religion is a little long for a prefix ... so i wanted something shorter, that would mean the same thing.

    I could put Beliefs ... but that is a bit too general for this specific purpose.

    The purpose of these prefixes, is to help us all see what we have here. There are so many threads, i figured we'd try this, and see if it helps us keep things organized better, as well as being able to see exactly what we have.

    Also, when we see the thread listings on the home page ... destee.com ... we can know a lot easier, what we can expect inside the thread ... be it poetry, haiku, discussion, relationships, sports, etc.

    Again, all help on this is appreciated.

    Love You!

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  5. Destee

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    Ohhhh Brother Music Producer ... i thought of God !!! ... but some people be talking about the devil up in here too ... so we'd need something that covered both and all in between ... ya know ?

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    faith or theology
     
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    yes thats good
     
  8. Destee

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    ahhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh ... Theology !!!! ... :toast:

    i think that's it !!!! :D

    what does theology mean ... :lol:

    i'm gonna go look it up.

    do all agree that theology covers everything in our Spirituality / Religion Forums ???

    Great Great Great Brother Knowledge Seed ... Thank You !!!! :love:

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    There is no One word and as a rule of knowledge there can never be ONE WORD...WHY? Because religion and spirituality is like trying to mix oil and water together...it don't go. One is free, one locks you down. One is the original the other is a creation. One is based upon development and the other upon man made rules.
     
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    Theology ... http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Theology

    Theology is the study of religion from a religious perspective. It has been defined as reasoned discourse about God or the gods, or more generally about religion or spirituality. It can be contrasted with religious studies, which is the study of religion from a secular perspective. Theologians use various forms of analysis and argument (philosophical, ethnographic, historical) to help understand, explain, test, critique, defend or promote any of a myriad of religious topics. It might be undertaken to help the theologian:

    * understand more truly his or her own religious tradition,[1]
    * understand more truly another religious tradition,[2]
    * make comparisons between religious traditions,[3]
    * defend or justify a religious tradition,
    * facilitate reform of a particular tradition,[4]
    * assist in the propagation of a religious tradition,[5] or
    * draw on the resources of a tradition to address some present situation or need,[6] or for a variety of other reasons.

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    I think the above covers what we do here, and will suffice for our need.

    Brother Keita ... i realize that there's probably not a single word that encompasses both completely, but this is probably about as close as we're going to get.

    Love You ... and Thanks Again Brother Knowledge Seed! :toast:

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