[Estantia]: I just believe whatever the hell I believe, something vaguely fateish.
[Jino "ChaoS" Silver_flamE]: Heh! Nicely said, Estantia!
[Estantia]: ...and I only just notced the pun >.< oops... ah well, mine doesn't have a name, though it has a classification at a guess
[moonscale]: Did you take a quiz or something?
[Estantia]: there is one, I can't remember it though
[Jino "ChaoS" Silver_flamE]: What quiz?
[moonscale]: I found it by google search ;) Its a bit odd though. My lowest was Roman Catholic I think, which is a musing since that is what I was babtised. I only found out I had been when I turned 14, the age where one may legally choose, so I stepped out of the church.
[Lost in Illusions]: really? Most churches dont even care what you do with them, as long as you send money. Lots and lots of money. Oh, and brainwash others to believe the same that they do.
Catholicism is a bit different, I suppose, but I didnt' even know there was an "age of choosing" *shrug*
[Delladreing]: I thought it was only the baptist church that did that? Hmm oh well.
[Estantia]: nope, baptist is (another) subsect of christianity
[Delladreing]: I am aware of that :)
But I was under the impression that it was only them that did confirmation of beliefs, then again its been a good few years since I read over any core materials on the matter.
[Estantia]: nope, most of them do, that's confirmation or something i think...
[Delladreing]: I just said that :P
And my own family church didn't have anything like it, why I am asking.
[moonscale]: The age of choosing thing is the law. In both Germany and America which are the only places that matter for me, legaly.
[Falx]: Well, I know that other churches have what's called an initiation ceremony. It's kind of like a cross between confirmation and baptism. At my dad's church they take everybody to be initiated up to Deep Creek Lake and submerge them in the water.
[Lost in Illusions]: After spending the afternoon with one of my good friends, Adam, Quaker sounds like a great religion.. I'm not switching anywhere anytime soon, but it's so not what I thought. It's all about your personal relationship with the higher power, it has nothing to do with what the Christians talk about with Preachpreachpr
[Estantia]: I know, I had the funeral yesterday and the things he was saying were severely over the top and I couldn't help myself but comment. As a result it was hard not to laugh before getting into a metaphysical debate with myself...
Is it right to say the Lord's prayer if you don't believe? it is polite, and it is only words, but that only makes it not wrong, is it right?
[moonscale]: I think it depends really. Its a bit like the pledge of aliegance, should you say it if you don't mean it? Personally I think its foolish to do so but at the same time foolish to fight over something so trivial. Sometimes its a perfectly good thing to say for example a prayer if its for someone else. At a funeral its polite and in my case the sentiment would be just a bit different. I am not religious and I don't pray but if someone important to me asaked me to pray for them I would gladly do it. To them I would be talking to god on their behalf, for me I would be wishing them well and trying to make them happy. Most things are just what you make of them.
[Estantia]: *nods* That's what I've ended up doing. there is a presence there certainly, but I end up treating it more as a friend than something to worship. So I'm respectful but only normal respect.