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What's a good Religion to join?

Asked by truecomedian (3912 points ) October 9th, 2010

I need a religion like I need another hole in my head, but if I were to pick one, what’s a good one?

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BoBo1946's avatar

A spirited filled church with nice people….they are hard to find!

Blackberry's avatar

I just want to point out that you don’t need a religion, but if you want to join one that badly, buddhism or jainism sound the most peaceful.

BoBo1946's avatar

@truecomedian that would be your decision. Each his own in that area.

Frenchfry's avatar

You could just believe in a high power, if it makes you feel better. You don’t need a religion.

Kayak8's avatar

I think Judaism has a lot going for it . . . .

Jude's avatar

Ridiculous question.

JLeslie's avatar

If you feel you must join a religion, which I don’t feel is necessary, but I understand wanting to identify with one, we need to know some of your basic beliefs to match you up. Do you believe in God? If you do is it a judging God? Or, more abtract? Do you believe in life after death? Do you believe all good people should be allowed into heaven, if there is a Heaven? Or, do you think only people in your religion will be accepted by God when they die? Do you want to go to “church” every week, have to know scripture to feel accepted by your fellow church members? Do you want to feel put upon to follow whatever your minister says is the truth without question? Do you think times have changed and anything written 2000 – 5000 years ago probably needs to be adjusted for modern times?

ragingloli's avatar

I think the Norse Gods need some followers.

Akua's avatar

they all suck.

Akua's avatar

Is the OP serious?

BoBo1946's avatar

Well, I’m giving everyone lurves….got to get some love started today!

Your_Majesty's avatar

You can worship me if you want… I am the Goddess of Fertility.

Cruiser's avatar

Cruisers United Church of Pure Bullshit is open to all. ;)

talljasperman's avatar

the church of the divine self worship… I’m one of the main gods… when we get 10,000 Lurve we get to bestow the chicken wing ability to new members

CyanoticWasp's avatar

Zoroastrianism was hot once. Who’s to say that it won’t be, again? You could be on the leading edge.

Seek's avatar

…....

Arp's avatar

www.principiadiscordia.com

You will thank me later

::mittens::

Akua's avatar

There are so many things to consider when your looking to adopt a new religion. I like the jumping, shouting and “gittin’ the holy ghost’ in the baptist churches. It’s like going to ‘gods’ niteclub. I liked the fact that in Islam all the holidays and celebrations last like 3 days but I hated washing my hair after sex and wearing a khemar in the summer heat on top of about 10 pounds of dreadlocked hair. I don’t know much about Judaism but the Hasidim here in brooklyn seem to have good family and community values. At the end of the day I would recommend looking into a religion that WASN’T spread by the sword, practices peace, love and acceptance rather than just preaching it and does not subjugate women or animals. The only one I can think of that might fit that description is Buddism and some Traditional African Religions like Ifa or derivations of ATR like Lucumi.

TexasDude's avatar

The Christadelphians and the Waldensians are low on members, it looks like.

Or, in all seriousness, you can become a Quaker. that’s what I am, according to just about every belief quiz I’ve ever taken.

Or you can take the Belief-o-Matic test and figure out where you belong from there.

TexasDude's avatar

Just took the Belief-O-Matic quiz for the first time in 3 years… Looks like I’m a Mahayana Buddhist now

zen_'s avatar

I wish Judaism had gospel singers – then I’d go to temple.

ParaParaYukiko's avatar

I would probably suggest Pastafarianism. Who doesn’t want to worship a gigantic deity made of pasta?

Seek's avatar

@Fiddle_Playing_Creole_Bastard

Testing now.

…and tempted to be funny, but taking it seriously.

Seek's avatar

Okay, I got 100% “Unitarian Universalist”, but since they are neither a religion nor a lack of religion… we’ll go with #2 – 99% Secular Humanist.

I can live with that. ^_^

Blackberry's avatar

@Cruiser I laughed out loud. : )

TexasDude's avatar

@Seek_Kolinahr, I used to score 100% Liberal Quaker and 99% Unitarian with Secular Humanist in third or fourth place. I guess I’m a Buddhist now. Thanks for playing along!

perspicacious's avatar

Your question is neither humorous nor sincere so this is as much time as it deserves.

YARNLADY's avatar

For someone who is looking for a religion, they should visit several different meeting houses and join the one that seems to come closest to what they are looking for.

lillycoyote's avatar

I’d suggest mine but the membership is limited to one person, me. That keeps the overhead very low and reduces the risk of schisms, divisive doctrinal wars and covered-dish potlucks to nearly zero.

Jabe73's avatar

You don’t need any religion or repetitious prayers. Just pray with your own inspired words and try to do good and treat others with respect. You don’t need a religious label. I’m a theist and I do not have a religion or church I attend.

ChaosCross's avatar

Finding God like finding a good business is not how our universe is designed.

Feel, be observant, do research, and wait.

Don’t you think the real God would be able to stand up in the crowd of fakes? The only reason we are so varied is because everyone else is blind to the correct one except those chosen few. Except of course if you are a universalist, then you can do whatever you want and get blessed/punished for doing the right/wrong thing at the same time according to different beliefs.

Funny, isen’t it?

anartist's avatar

I am not religious and was born a Christian Protestant, low church. But Judasism is a religion of law and leaves the mystery faith stuff that hobbles Christianity out. Or Zen Buddhism or Taoism may be right for those who want to go with the flow of a unified universe.

zen_'s avatar

Going to church makes you as religious as going to a garage makes you a mechanic.

anartist's avatar

or going to the zoo makes you a monkey?

mattbrowne's avatar

How about joining the Network of Spiritual Progressives led by Rabbi Michael Lerner?

Jeruba's avatar

I’d say Zen Buddhism, but it’s not a religion. Pastafarianism is tempting but, I suspect, ultimately unsatisfying because it’s founded on mockery. If I were forced to choose one, I’d probably choose an earth-based religion. Those folks seem to enjoy their practice while respecting their principles. A religion with no joy in it has no reason for existing.

skillcapes7's avatar

The non-Religion but just a Faith itself like Christianity were there are no cult memberships involved. Being a Christian is about having a spiritual relationship with the founder of Christianity known as Jesus Christ.

John 14:6 Jesus saith unto him, “I am the way, the truth, and the life: no man cometh unto the Father, but by me.”

Also it is not about being stuck in Church every Sunday to be called a Christian. But every once in a while it is always a good idea to listen and to share testimonies by encouraging the brethren at a Church to be strong in the faith. By this, being a Christian is about following the teachings of the “New Testament.” What counts is how a Christian has made a change in their lifestyle by acknowledging who they once were as in before and after.

truecomedian's avatar

I’m a Bornagaincatholictologist I ring on doorbell’s and wait for salvation. Actually, I am starting a RocketCat religion. Nah, just kidding, though at cat with a rocket strapped to it, blasting through outer space sounds pretty cool. Thanks for all the responses, they were cool. I dont think I’m ever going to believe in god.

tigress3681's avatar

Find one that doesn’t take new comers.

Ron_C's avatar

I have reconsidered this question. I like @tigress3681 and @mattbrowne suggestions. If you feel that you must join a religion try for one that doesn’t work at gaining members like the Jewish religion. You have to prove that you want to join an go through a great deal of training to become one. Personally, I wouldn’t want to join a religion that would have me as a member.

TexasDude's avatar

Sufism is pretty cool.

Akua's avatar

@Fiddle_Playing_Creole_Bastard Sufism requires WAY too much concentration. I mean sitting in a circle for days while hungry chanting Dhikr is WAYYY too intense for me! LOLOL

TexasDude's avatar

@Akua, you gotta admit that the whirling dervish sounds kinda fun, right?

Akua's avatar

@Fiddle_Playing_Creole_Bastard The name alone sounds like a new dance. Do they really whirl?

TexasDude's avatar

@Akua, they do, sortof. It’s really crazy… I’ll see if I can dig up a video on youtube, perhaps. It’s intense.

Akua's avatar

@Fiddle_Playing_Creole_Bastard okay thanks sounds good! I look forward to seeing it.

TexasDude's avatar

@Akua, here’s a relatively tame one.

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