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The Stage of Enlightenment: Becoming a Seeker, an Agnostic

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This is a repost from a discussion, and because it is important; Perhaps one of the most important steps everyone take at least once in their life I have added it here.


Agnostic and Questioning: The Seeker

 

Just remember that between Christianity and Paganism is a happy space called Agnostic, which implies that you are not following any specific religion but that you are open to the idea that there should be one to follow or join (or create).

 

Agnostic is the first large step most people take, when the "Christian" identity no longer connects or makes sense to you personally. And rather than jumping into another religion, why not dabble in many and see what connects for you. The 19% of the US population who are unsure are all Agnostics, and the 5% include other groups like Atheists, Islam, Buddhism, Judaism, etc.. There is no shame what so ever in telling anyone and everyone you are Agnostic, ie. Questioning. Indeed a significant part of maturity in most, if not all religions, is to spend a few years as a "Questioner". This place in your life is considered by all the major religions as a stage of enlightenment. No one whom has not vigilantly questioned a religion is truly part of the religion until they do.

 

So for those who are beginning to Question, to seek Answers, to become Agnostic. Please do. And don't push your current religion away just yet, but shake its very foundations with Questions! Ask your local church Clergy, and go to every other church you can find and talk to them too.  Ask Questions, read about religions, and ask more questions.  You will find that all of the major religions have a special place for people who WAKE UP and ASK Questions. Most all clergy, love to help guide a Seeker and that is precisely what you are becoming.

 

Please please, do not jump quickly to the next destination. Take your time, take YEARS! Learn, travel, seek answers of all the religions. Become.

 

Firelaewah

 

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Ask any senior clergy of any recognized religion about questioners and seekers, and they will have a many good memories of people they have met, Seekers like you, whom they had amazing and wonderful discussions with.  The "flock" refers to sheep, but Seekers or Questioners are people.

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Comment by Lilitu Wind on May 7, 2011 at 5:41pm

Agnostic simply means you don't think a god can be proved. It doesn't mean you don't have a religion or that you take from whatever.

 

From my dictionary:"A person who believes that nothing is known or can be known of the existence or nature of God or of anything beyond material phenomena; a person who claims neither faith nor disbelief in God"

Comment by Firewae on May 10, 2011 at 1:54am

FM: If you like.

 

Xoc: Some would say the concept of a masculine god is but an invention of a crazy old man.  Would those whom choose to differ be wrong?  I believe if you choose to look, there is a great deal more between the definition than these few words would have you believe.

 

Firewae

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