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Religions in Poland.


OP Lodz_The_Boat 32 | 1,535  
29 Sep 2008 /  #31
£ódz

Then I was born, bred and raised up in a city similarly named...in a similarly named country called Poland. I guess... that the way it is :). I hope this makes you happy enough.

The thing wrong with me... is that I see things differently. I dont take things literally... and I am more of an investigator.
Lukasz 49 | 1,746  
29 Sep 2008 /  #32
... and I am more of an investigator.

ohh yes ... so it is time to investigete your own city ...

Lukasz, it's not that easy to know those things. Most of peple from Lodz I know actually have no idea where the synagogue is or that Cafe Tuwim exists.

Ok quite fair but for somebody so strongly interested about religous movements ... ;)

Lets leave it I take your argumentation £ódz is big.
Daisy 3 | 1,225  
29 Sep 2008 /  #33
Are you sure of that?

She is correct...I used to go to Meditation classes at the local Buddhist centre...I was suffering from Post Traumatic Stress Disorder and the meditation really helped....Anyway, Buddha was a man who acheived great enlightenment, in other words he became a Buddha, they believe that we have it within us to all become buddhas..they also have debates where they can question and disagree with Buddhist teachings, because Buddha said that no one should believe what he said, but make their own minds up....it was a bit of a culture shock to me, when they started debating and one of them said he didn't believe in reincarnation...to me that seemed very disrespectful to question the teachings, but apparently that's what Buddhists do.
OP Lodz_The_Boat 32 | 1,535  
29 Sep 2008 /  #34
reincarnation

Buddhists dont believe in reincarnations anyway. There is a big book on Buddhists... very fat. They do have the concept of God...but in its embryonic form.
Daisy 3 | 1,225  
29 Sep 2008 /  #35
Buddhists dont believe in reincarnations anyway

Yes they do, they belive that if you don't reach enlightenment in this life, then you continue to be reborn until you do....A very scary concept if you ask me

Buddhist teaching on reincarnation: kadampa.org/en/reference/reincarnation/
osiol 55 | 3,922  
29 Sep 2008 /  #36
Yes they do, they belive that if you don't reach enlightenment in this life, then you continue to be reborn until you do

* round of Buddhist-style applause for Daisy for getting it right *

Ever heard the sound of one hoof clopping?
Daisy 3 | 1,225  
29 Sep 2008 /  #37
Ever heard the sound of one hoof clopping?

No but I'd love to see it
asmaani - | 28  
13 Nov 2008 /  #38
there are actually quite a few buddhist organisations in Poland, most influential is Tibetan buddhism /all 5 schools of thought represented, Ningma, Kagyu, Sakya, Gelug and Bon/ and Zen /in it's Japansese, Chinese, and Korean 'form'/. there is also a Theravada group.

here mahajana.net you can find information about buddhism in Poland and buddhism in general.
personally I know many buddhists, Polish buddhist monks and a nun including.
Spade 1 | 81  
13 Nov 2008 /  #39
Buddism sounds cool, I would like to try it, even though I don't believe in religions. What do You say osiol?
SeanBM 35 | 5,808  
13 Nov 2008 /  #40
Buddism was not supposed to be a religion but a philosophy for living.
Spade 1 | 81  
13 Nov 2008 /  #41
And thats what I am looking for ;)
SeanBM 35 | 5,808  
13 Nov 2008 /  #42
I was thinking of forming my own religion/philosophy/suedo science once.
I got as far as "sometimes clouds don't look like animals and that is alright"
Spade 1 | 81  
13 Nov 2008 /  #43
I was thinking of forming my own religion/philosophy/suedo science once.

Do You plan on working on it again? I would like to subscribe to this one too ;)
SeanBM 35 | 5,808  
13 Nov 2008 /  #44
You could watch "life of Brian" again or you could try here: venganza.org for the mean time.
Spade 1 | 81  
13 Nov 2008 /  #45
LOL, Yeah I watched that "Monty Python's Life of Brian". English humour :D
Switezianka - | 463  
14 Nov 2008 /  #46
Since someone revived this thread, I'll make one thing clear:

Deism (as well as agnosticism and atheism):
1) is not institutionalized
2) is not a set of beliefs but one single belief
3) doesn't have any practices connected to it
Rakky 9 | 217  
14 Nov 2008 /  #47
is not a set of beliefs but one single belief

In your opinion, what is that one single belief?
SeanBM 35 | 5,808  
14 Nov 2008 /  #48
Spade

One more i forgot to mention is "the God delusion" by Richard Dawkins.
One of the best books I have ever read.

In your opinion, what is that one single belief?

You took the letters right out of my keyboard (can you say that?)
Or you took the words right out of my mouth (better?)
OP Lodz_The_Boat 32 | 1,535  
14 Nov 2008 /  #49
God

Sometimes He is the only hope of a dying soul.
SeanBM 35 | 5,808  
14 Nov 2008 /  #50
I was at a christening in Ireland years ago and the baby's father was late brining the baby.
Everybody was sitting patiently so the priest had to do a "fill in" story.

He told us a story about reading the last rights to a dieng man near by.
I thought "Oh no, here we go again, God being shoved down our throats" ( I was young, you'll have to forgive me).

He asked the dieing man "Do you follow in the foot steps of Jesus?)"

the man on his death bed replied "I do".

"Do you forgive all your Enemies?"

Again the man replied "I do"

"Do you renounce Satan and all his doings?"

To which the man replied "I do not"

The priest was not expecting this and puzzled asked the man, "you follow in the foot steps of Jesus, you forgive all your Enemies, why then, wouldn't you renounce Satan?"

To which the man replied "I am about to die, I do not want to anger anyone"

I find this to be a very honest answer, of course he was being witty but many a true word spoken in jest :)
Rakky 9 | 217  
14 Nov 2008 /  #51
doesn't have any practices connected to it

I have some practices associated with it. For example: I like to roll my eyes and put on that "here we go again" expression every time someone gives credit to god for some stupid little thing that went right for them that day. I also enjoy positioning my car (with it's "Science" fish proudly displayed on the trunk) right in front of any car I come upon that has a "Jesus" fish or a "Real Men Love Jesus" (or similar) bumper-sticker on it.
Switezianka - | 463  
14 Nov 2008 /  #52
Deism - there is a god that has created the universe
Atheism - there is no god
Agnosticism - maybe there is, maybe there isn't

Religions are composed of many more beliefs than that. E.g. in Christianity:
1) God is almighty
2) God is just
3) God cares about what people do
4) God created the moral law and gave it to people
5) God revealed himself to people (in the Bible)
6) Human beings have immortal souls
7) There is life after death
and a lot more.

Deism doesn't have it all, it's just a belief that there is some creature that made this world and left it alone. No other features are ascribed to that creature and there is no eschatology in it.
SeanBM 35 | 5,808  
14 Nov 2008 /  #53
Deism (as well as agnosticism and atheism):
2) is not a set of beliefs but one single belief

Atheism - there is no god

How is that a belief? There is no Flying Spaghetti Monster either. Would you agree? or do you believe there is not?
SeanBM 35 | 5,808  
14 Nov 2008 /  #55
Inter-Parliamentary Union (IPU)?
southern 75 | 7,096  
14 Nov 2008 /  #56
Damn.This Switezianka is smart.Why are polish women so smart?It is a damage.
Switezianka - | 463  
14 Nov 2008 /  #57
Parliamentary Union (IPU)?

en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Invisible_Pink_Unicorn
SeanBM 35 | 5,808  
14 Nov 2008 /  #58
That is ridiculous a pink unicorn, tut
My Flying Spaghetti Monster would kick your pink unicorns butt.
But at least they would both probably beat the Inter-Parliamentary Union.
Seanus 15 | 19,706  
14 Nov 2008 /  #59
Sean BM is absolutely right. Buddhism is a philosophy, not a religion as such
SeanBM 35 | 5,808  
14 Nov 2008 /  #60
It is very debatable if Buddhism has become a religion.
like in Thailand with men having to be monks for a year and basically having one of the strictest forms of Buddhism in the world.

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