My new religion...

Tophat's picture

It is in no way ironic that I have found faith. I have never hated religion, I have only hated the Church, in one form or another. I sometimes get the two confused.

However, I have found something to believe in... I now consider myself a follower of Meher Baba. For those of you who do not know him, Wikipedia is a reliable source in this case.

There is no church... No prayer... No rituals... Just love. I think that this is wonderful. I've found religion again.

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jeff's picture

Err...

So, why would you need a religion/someone to follow if the message is that simple?

If I didn't want church, prayer, or rituals, I'd just avoid organized religion. Why would I need Meher Baba to give me the thumbs up on love?

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"People who are happy are slugs... They do not move the human race forward."
-- Camille Paglia, on Oasis

Tophat's picture

Jeff.

Although I appreciate your wisdom, it was neither requested, wanted, nor was it needed.

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"What is life but a constant search for pleasure? I think that the feeling of a young man's tongue inside your mouth is the greatest pleasure of all."
-The Baron Van Oestregan

jeff's picture

Well...

If you don't want comments, write it in pen and paper on your desk.

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"People who are happy are slugs... They do not move the human race forward."
-- Camille Paglia, on Oasis

Tophat's picture

I never said I didn't want comments..

But some considerably more positive comments would have been nice.

And seeing how this is YOU we're talking about, that tends to mean you not posting anything.

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Those who are united in love know no separation.
-Meher Baba

jeff's picture

Hmm...

Since I scan through an admin page where I see all comments on all posts/forums on a single page, titling something Jeff is the least effective way to get me to not comment.

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"People who are happy are slugs... They do not move the human race forward."
-- Camille Paglia, on Oasis

kuu2's picture

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anyone know what hyde said bout religion on thats 70s show. i agree with him. :)

Life is easily complicated.

Tophat's picture

What the fuck.

Wow. Can nobody be happy for me that I've found something I'm happy with?

No.

It's all about how I'm wrong to be at all religious. What the fuck is wrong with you, Kuu? I mean SERIOUSLY. Someone posts that they've found religion and then you basically tell them that they're absolutely wrong. This goes for you, too, Jeff.

Fuck you. Seriously.

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"What is life but a constant search for pleasure? I think that the feeling of a young man's tongue inside your mouth is the greatest pleasure of all."
-The Baron Van Oestregan

jeff's picture

Well...

I didn't say you were wrong, but you've boiled religion down to such a core element, and discarded so much of what makes most religions religions, it almost seems strange to think you need some structure to base all of this on.

It's almost like atheists gathering every week, if you don't believe in God, you shouldn't need guidance on how to do that. Same with love... if this guy has something interesting to say, read it, absorb it, put it into practice... but I don't see why you need to commune with other Babafiles to improve upon it.

But, if you like it, and it makes you happy, go for it.

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"People who are happy are slugs... They do not move the human race forward."
-- Camille Paglia, on Oasis

Tophat's picture

Um.

You don't need to commune with other "Babaphiles" as you put it... I never said I did? I was just happy, so I said what made me happy.

I hate organised religion. That's one of the reasons I follow this, because there isn't any organisation there.

I didn't actually describe any of the main beliefs anyways. So... Shut up.

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Those who are united in love know no separation.
-Meher Baba

Nanook's picture

Perhaps he feels so strongly

Perhaps he feels so strongly about the message of Meher Baba that he feels that it deserves to be a religion. I mean after all, isn't religion just a series of fundamentals an individual believes strongly in? At least that's what the New Oxford American Dictionary describes it as.

A pursuit or interest to which someone ascribes supreme importance: consumerism is the new religion.
fox333's picture

No

What did he say?

I am so clever that sometimes I don't understand a single word of what I am saying.
Oscar Wilde

fox333's picture

Wow. I had no idea that

Wow. I had no idea that posted the first time.

I am so clever that sometimes I don't understand a single word of what I am saying.
Oscar Wilde

carmen143's picture

Yay!

Its good to feel like you belong to something.

Congrats on the new religion.

<3 FLAME ON! <3