Looking for advice on religion

Here is my situation.
I’ve always had my doubts about Christianity, my earliest memory of them being from when I was 6 or 7. My grandmother was Christian herself, but had taught me how to meditate from a very young age, and it has become a common practice within my life.
Religion didn’t matter much to me. I went to church, got baptized, etc but I didn’t truly believe in Christianity. But I didn’t think there wasn’t some higher power, entity, force, etc etc etc. But I know it’d break my mom’s heart to know I’m not Christian.
So I just lived a normal life as a regular teen, had friends, girlfriends, did well in class, whatever. I had an objectively good life with everything I needed. But it just felt very hollow. Obviously high school relationships and friendships aren’t the epitome of fulfillment, but I think when I was about 16 it felt as though I realized none of that stuff would make me happy. Obviously I’m making this deeper than it really is but what I’m trying to say is the fact I couldn’t find purpose in earthly things has propelled me on this journey of spiritual soul-searching.
I’m 19 now, currently in college, and I’ve come to the point where spirituality is my biggest concern. But it feels like I can’t believe in any concrete religious beliefs even though I want to.
I am just wondering what you guys think on why I have such a lack of belief, and what would be suggested as I try to figure out where I stand religion-wise. Thanks for reading.

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  1. 5 months ago
    Anonymous

    Look into mental prayer.

    • 5 months ago
      Anonymous

      How would I go about doing it, do I just repeat a certain prayer in my mind as I meditate? What is the goal of it other than to grow closer to God?

  2. 5 months ago
    Anonymous
    • 5 months ago
      Anonymous

      this is bullshit, God won't give you superpowers
      Your reward is in Heaven

  3. 5 months ago
    Anonymous

    Catholicism or Orthodoxy are the true remnants of the church Jesus Christ founded and the same church led by Christ's chosen apostles.

    What you should do is research the eucharistic miracles of the Catholic Church and the broadly recognized apparitions of the Blessed Virgin Mary.

    Learn about the consecrated wafer that was tested in a lab to contain blood cells from a human heart. Learn about the spectacular apparition of the Virgin Mary atop a Coptic Church a suburb of Cairo, Egypt, in 1968. This event was witnessed by a crowd of tens of thousands of people and was reported all over Egyptian television in 1968. You've also got the Shroud of Turin, Our Lady of Guadeloupe, Our Lady of La Salette, Our Lady of Akita, Our Lady of Loudres, Our Lady of Fatima, and many more such cases.

    • 5 months ago
      Anonymous

      Honestly how would you suggest I do after looking into the different miracles? Recently an acquaintance of mine suggested a few books about the saints themselves alongside the doctrines, which I am planning on reading. On another note, I think the communion wafer containing the heart cells is incredibly interesting.

  4. 5 months ago
    Anonymous

    there's no god, if there was, do you think she'd make you such a fricking loser?

    • 5 months ago
      Anonymous

      I don’t know lol
      I just want honest and lasting happiness or even a purpose. My days are mundane as hell even though I’m doing something I love

  5. 5 months ago
    Anonymous

    YOU ARE GOD. I cannot fricking scream this any louder.

    The second coming of Christ is a shift in global perspective and consciousness. You're questioning your beliefs because you, and everybody else, are currently going through this shift.

    Everything you have ever been taught in school is nigh a complete lie. I get this sounds crazy- in fact, it sounds batshit insane. As somebody who really did give a frick about everything the way it was set up, please trust me now that what I am saying is REAL and actually going on.

    Despite my issues with Crowley as an individual, his (paraphrased) quote, "You cannot know GOD unless you make yourself equal to it.", is actually a great place to start- because you won't start to think the way you need to to figure it out unless you start wondering HOW GOD could be real.

    The only thing there ever is/was/could be is GOD. There is so much for you to learn. You can start practically anywhere, just begin researching everything with this truth in mind. The dots will start to connect.

    You know etched glass holograms? The ones with photos in them you get as gifts for people's desks? This reality is a lot like that, just living.

    The thing you think is "you" in your head is actually a distilled version of GOD, like GOD portioned off into a small, temporary room. Id/Ego/Super-Ego. God the Father, God the Son, God the Holy Spirit... not necessarily in that order.

    • 5 months ago
      Anonymous

      You're not going to get anywhere by thinking "I am god". We aren't here on this Earth for that purpose. If we were, we wouldn't feel ourselves to be separate from him
      The reality is of course that God is the single most personal thing and familiar thing to us. That's without a doubt. But because God is SO close to us, we can easily lose sight of him when we are entrapped by the temporary pleasures of the material world, which are a weak facsimile for the eternal love that God is.
      So this is why God sent Jesus Christ into this world. Because the only way we as humans can express love in its fullest is by giving it to other people. Jesus Christ is there, God, as a new face we must re-acquaint ourselves with, because our nature as humans requires us to re-find him. We rediscover the most familiar one there is through a fresh face, Jesus Christ

      • 5 months ago
        Anonymous

        People get so fricking mad when I say that because, low and behold, THEY teach you that comparing yourself to GOD is the absolute worst thing you can do, with the next after that being to question the narrative of WW2.

        Why is it the worst thing you can do? Because as soon as you start truly understanding what I am saying, EVERYTHING makes sense. Any questions you have ever had about our world are answered.

        The ONLY thing there EVER could be is GOD. It's ALL the same thing. We are not a separate "reflection", something not OF GOD, because there's no way to 100% "know" what someone/something is experiencing without actively BEING that creature in some way, shape or form. GOD simply IS. The Bible fricking tells you this! Where is the kingdom of GOD located? Our situation is much more akin to a diamond that has shattered internally, reflecting upon ITSELF.

  6. 5 months ago
    Anonymous

    >I’m 19 now, currently in college, and I’ve come to the point where spirituality is my biggest concern.
    I wish spirituality was my biggest concern when I was 19. Instead it was trying to seem appealing to tumblr girls. True spirituality didn't enter my life until I was 27. Full blown Christian now, the last thing I expected
    I recommend you read "Mere Christianity" by C.S. Lewis

    • 5 months ago
      Anonymous

      I honestly wish I had been in your situation. It feels like I grew up too fast lol
      I’m glad you’ve found yourself at a place you’re happy with, even if you didn’t expect it.
      I’ll check that book out, thanks

  7. 5 months ago
    Anonymous

    The answer is you don't need a religion. I can only advise someone like you to look into certain spiritual texts. The Ra Material or The Seth Material (the latter is easier to understand). Also when you're older than 21, definitely look into a way to get DMT. If you have access to shrooms now then all the better. These are not addictive by any means and they have literally 0 negative effects.

    The fact that you saw through the bullshit of Christianity by 6 or 7 tells a lot. Whatever you do, don't ever let anything else succumb you back to religious dogmas. Religions are not the way. You don't need them to believe in the Creator. They are there to control the populace.

  8. 5 months ago
    Anonymous

    284
    “It is impossible, mendicants, it cannot happen for a likable, desirable, agreeable result to come from bad bodily conduct. But it is possible for an unlikable, undesirable, disagreeable result to come from bad bodily conduct.”

    285–286
    “It is impossible, mendicants, it cannot happen for a likable, desirable, agreeable result to come from bad verbal … bad mental conduct. But it is possible for an unlikable, undesirable, disagreeable result to come from bad verbal … bad mental conduct.”

    https://suttacentral.net/an1.278-286/en/sujato?lang=en&layout=plain&reference=none&notes=asterisk&highlight=false&script=latin

    287
    “It is impossible, mendicants, it cannot happen for an unlikable, undesirable, disagreeable result to come from good bodily conduct. But it is possible for a likable, desirable, agreeable result to come from good bodily conduct.”

    288–289
    “It is impossible, mendicants, it cannot happen for an unlikable, undesirable, disagreeable result to come from good verbal … good mental conduct. But it is possible for a likable, desirable, agreeable result to come from good verbal … good mental conduct.”

    290
    “It is impossible, mendicants, it cannot happen that someone who has engaged in bad bodily conduct, could for that reason alone, when their body breaks up, after death, be reborn in a good place, a heavenly realm. But it is possible that someone who has engaged in bad bodily conduct could, for that reason alone, when their body breaks up, after death, be reborn in a place of loss, a bad place, the underworld, hell.”

    • 5 months ago
      Anonymous

      >I am just wondering what you guys think on why I have such a lack of belief, and what would be suggested as I try to figure out where I stand religion-wise.

      I think it's because you haven't seen enough to have inspired faith or believe. There is belief, neither-belief-nor-disbelief, and disbelief. You should seize hold as these principles and let them guide you so, even if you don't believe (I do), you can guide yourself with morality and uprightness.

      291–292
      “It is impossible, mendicants, it cannot happen that someone who has engaged in bad verbal … bad mental conduct could, for that reason alone, when their body breaks up, after death, be reborn in a good place, a heavenly realm. But it is possible that someone who has engaged in bad verbal … bad mental conduct could, for that reason alone, when their body breaks up, after death, be reborn in a place of loss, a bad place, the underworld, hell.”

      293
      “It is impossible, mendicants, it cannot happen that someone who has engaged in good bodily conduct could, for that reason alone, when their body breaks up, after death, be reborn in a place of loss, the underworld, a lower realm, hell. But it is possible that someone who has engaged in good bodily conduct could, for that reason alone, when their body breaks up, after death, be reborn in a good place, a heavenly realm.”

      294–295
      “It is impossible, mendicants, it cannot happen that someone who has engaged in good verbal … good mental conduct could, for that reason alone, when their body breaks up, after death, be reborn in a place of loss, a bad place, the underworld, hell. But it is possible that someone who has engaged in good verbal … good mental conduct could, for that reason alone, when their body breaks up, after death, be reborn in a good place, heavenly realm.”

      https://suttacentral.net/an1.287-295/en/sujato?lang=en&layout=plain&reference=none&notes=asterisk&highlight=false&script=latin

  9. 5 months ago
    Anonymous

    You don't have to go back to Christianity (although you can) and you don't have to take any advice here (although you can)

    You can soul search on your own.

    • 5 months ago
      Anonymous

      I’m aware, but that’s what I’ve been doing for the past 3 years. The reason I’m asking for advice is because I’ve hit a plateau.

      • 5 months ago
        Anonymous

        What do you want out of a religion first of all?

        Forget what the other posters are saying and me and any pre-conceived notions..

        What do you want? Ask that question of your self.

        • 5 months ago
          Anonymous

          I honestly just want something beyond the physical Earth. If I wasn’t so set on my career I’d probably become a monk or something similar.
          Other than that I am not sure what I want from religion. I want to ‘know’ there’s something bigger out there, but I don’t think it’s important because I’m not one to dwell on nihilism anyway.

          • 5 months ago
            Anonymous

            Would simple proof suffice? If so, you could do a ritual or prayer or something and ask for it.

          • 5 months ago
            Anonymous

            >Would simple proof suffice?
            I’d like to say it would, but I’m honestly unsure how I would even respond to it.
            I’m not sure how to go about praying, or even to whom I should pray. Same with rituals. For all the time I’ve spent learning about religion I’m honestly pretty clueless.

  10. 5 months ago
    Isityche

    >spiritual soul-searching

    I can help here, just say Suwala, she will come.

    >The Modern English noun soul is derived from Old English sāwol, sāwel. The earliest attestations reported in the Oxford English Dictionary are from the 8th century. In King Alfred's translation of De Consolatione Philosophiae, it is used to refer to the immaterial, spiritual, or thinking aspect of a person, as contrasted with the person's physical body; in the Vespasian Psalter 77.50, it means "life" or "animate existence".

    >The Old English word is cognate with other historical Germanic terms for the same idea, including Old Frisian sēle, sēl (which could also mean "salvation", or "solemn oath"), Gothic saiwala, Old High German sēula, sēla, Old Saxon sēola, and Old Norse sāla

    Generally this is what the Christians vaguely refer to as the Holy Spirit, or Ruha Qudosh, she lives in the Earth.

  11. 5 months ago
    Anonymous

    https://shithole.neocities.org/way
    i put all this information together. take it or ignore it i dont care

  12. 5 months ago
    Anonymous

    http://www.occult-mysteries.org/index.html

  13. 5 months ago
    Anonymous

    Remember:
    God never abandons us, we abandon God.

  14. 5 months ago
    Anonymous

    I've got this picture from 2016 with Jesus' face made out in the center of the car windshield (ik I sound crazy until you see it, but trust me it's there). The only editing I did was playing with some color filters a couple months ago. There's more in the photo, but I probably sound crazy enough already. God bless!

  15. 5 months ago
    Anonymous

    >Get anxiety outburst again
    >"God gib signal so i don't KMS"
    >Tired of very small twitching in muscles
    >Go buy some cat food
    >Some poorly hygienic man twitching like a fricking crackhead comes in, buys a cigar and walks out back to work driving a truck
    >"I understand now God"
    >3 days later
    >"Gib signal again plz"
    >See the same man again walking by, unfazed, twitchy but living life.
    >"Thanks God"
    The Father has always showed me he's with me through signals and miracles, he has never leaved me, he always gives me reasons to live and to learn.
    Praise the Lord.

  16. 5 months ago
    Anonymous

    have you read the bible? PatristicNectarFilms is a good orthodox channel. Jay Dyer does a lot of orthodox content

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