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Spirituality/Religion - Some men are searching for the holy grail...
Well thee aint nothin' sweeter than riding the rail.
cosmomckinley
cosmomckinley
Spirituality/Religion
So, as many of you know, I've been in a seeking stage of spiritual development for a while now. I've come to understand a lot of things about where i want to go faith wise on this journey. However, I realized this morning that I've never put them all down in one place. That's what this is. This is an attempt to list the things that are important to me as I start to hone my religious taste.

I am somewhat of a pantheist. I consider all things to have a touch of the divine. More importantly I consider life and the divine to be tightly woven fibers in the same tapestry. Without one, the other could never flourish.

I want something that is more than a 1 hour a week deal. I recognize that all religion is what you make it, but an emphasis in actions outside of worship, would be nice.

Music is a MUST. I love song and singing and I don't think I could enjoy my faith without it.

I want direction, but I can not thrive in a rigid mold. I would like my religion to have unifying ideals, but not so much dogma that there is no room for personal interpretation.

I don't mind the idea of having a specific deity or deities, but don't try to tell me they are the only correct option. That's a sure way to tell me I should stay the hell away from your faith.

I'm sure there are more, but that's really the big stuff. Anyways this is mostly to keep a public record of where I am and to have a place where the things I want out of religion are well organized. If you have anything to say about it, feel free. Comments from the peanut gallery are not only allowed, but encouraged.

Really what it comes down to now is research, research, research. With all the options out there I know I'll find a fit.
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daintynymph From: daintynymph Date: August 13th, 2009 01:36 pm (UTC) (Link)
I remember you wanting to go to a Unitarian church drumming event or something like that. Did you ever end up checking that out? It seems to me that you'd probably work well with some flavor of Pagan that is concerned with life in general, rather than just the nature that is commonly thought of.

I'm much more fluid about my faith. I just try to do good things and appreciate the things around me, and that's worship enough for me. I'll pray to ambiguous deities when I have need and not really define them more than deity of healing, traveling, knowledge, etc. I also find myself thinking in terms of Greek deities because that's what I know the best.
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