Results for - Unique Religious Events

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You are not my judge, nor my jury

I thought I would create a survey, to get my point across without mentioning names or being mean. I will list different religious sect/unique events that are religion specific, then you read them and answer my questions. #1 Catholicism: Exorcism is the practice of evicting demons or other evil spiritual entities from a person or place which they are believed to have possessed (taken control of). Solemn exorcisms, according to the Canon law of the church, can only be exercised by an ordained priest (or higher prelate), with the express permission of the local bishop, and only after a careful medical examination to exclude the possibility of mental illness. How do you feel about this?

1. I thought I would create a survey, to get my point across without mentioning names or being mean. I will list different religious sect/unique events that are religion specific, then you read them and answer my questions. #1 Catholicism: Exorcism is the practice of evicting demons or other evil spiritual entities from a person or place which they are believed to have possessed (taken control of). Solemn exorcisms, according to the Canon law of the church, can only be exercised by an ordained priest (or higher prelate), with the express permission of the local bishop, and only after a careful medical examination to exclude the possibility of mental illness. How do you feel about this?

It's not a problem with me
40%
641 votes
I have a problem with this
20%
329 votes
N/A
40%
643 votes

2. #2 Buddhism: In Buddhism, Nirvana isn't a place reached through death but is instead a state achieved through enlightenment, which can sometimes take multiple reincarnations. How do you feel about this?

Fine with me
42%
683 votes
I have a problem with this
18%
292 votes
N/A
40%
638 votes

3. #3 Hinduism: The three "main" gods (aka the "trimurti" or "three forms") worshiped by Hindus are Brahma the creator, Vishnu the preserver, and Shiva the destroyer. There are also many more gods and goddesses ("devas" and "devis") that are also acknowledged. How do you feel about this?

I am fine with this
35%
569 votes
I have a problem with this
23%
374 votes
N/A
42%
670 votes

4. #4 Islam: Converting to Islam requires three main things: a formal statement of faith (shahadah) in front of one to three witnesses; proclaiming there is only one God, that Muhammad is God's prophet; and converting freely, not by force. How do you fee about this?

I am fine with this
34%
547 votes
I have a problem with this
25%
407 votes
N/A
41%
659 votes

5. #5 Judaism: The custom of substituting the word "God" with G-d in English is based on the traditional practice in Jewish law of giving God's Hebrew name a high degree of respect and reverence. When written or printed, God's Hebrew name (and many of the stand in names used to refer to God) cannot be erased or destroyed. (See below) There is no prohibition in Jewish law against writing out or erasing the word "God" in English. However, many Jews have afforded the word "God" with the same level of respect as the Hebrew equivalents. Because of this, many Jews substitute "God with G-d so that they can erase or dispose of the writing without showing disrespect to God. Some Jews also use G!d in the same way, utilizing the exclamation point to convey their enthusiasm for Judaism and God. How do you feel about this?

I am fine with this
41%
660 votes
I have a problem with this
17%
270 votes
N/A
42%
683 votes

6. #6 Mormon: Mormons aren't allowed to drink tea, coffee, or alcohol (but soda's okay!). How do you feel about this?

I am fine with this
38%
613 votes
I have a problem with this
24%
390 votes
N/A
38%
610 votes

7. #7 Amish: Some religious denominations refuse modern technology; members of the Amish religion do without electricity or telephones. How do you feel about this?

I am fine with this
46%
739 votes
I have a problem with this
18%
285 votes
N/A
37%
589 votes

8. #8 Born Again Christians: The question logically comes, "Why does a person need to be born again?" The apostle Paul in Ephesians 2:1 says, "And you He made alive, who were dead in trespasses and sins" (NKJV). To the Romans he wrote, "For all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God" (Romans 3:23). Sinners are spiritually "dead"; when they receive spiritual life through faith in Christ, the Bible likens it to a rebirth. Only those who are born again have their sins forgiven and have a relationship with God. How do you feel about this?

I am fine with this
43%
699 votes
I have a problem with this
21%
332 votes
N/A
36%
582 votes

9. #9 Jehovah's Witnesses: Some faiths require believers to refuse medical treatment. For example, Jehovah's Witnesses aren't allowed to receive blood transfusions, and Christian Scientists often refuse all traditional medical treatment. How do you feel about this?

I am fine with this
20%
325 votes
I have a problem with this
44%
715 votes
N/A
36%
573 votes

10. #10 Seventh Day Adventist: There is a city in California, where most residents are 7th day. You'll find that most business services are not available on Saturday. How do you do feel about this?

I am fine with this
43%
696 votes
I have a problem with this
18%
298 votes
N/A
38%
619 votes

11. #11 Baptist: In a lot of services, you'll find the raising of hands to pray, or waving ones hands back and forth. How do you feel about this?

I am fine with this
53%
852 votes
I have a problem with this
13%
207 votes
N/A
34%
554 votes

12. Tellwut is a fun and unique site, I'll bet every religious sect can be found here. After answering the questions above, it appears that these unique practices to not pose harm upon other individuals. Having said that, if you do not belong to other religious sects that are mentioned above, is it 'your' business what their faith, observances are, when you do not share their beliefs?

It is my business
7%
112 votes
It is none of my business what other religious observances are as long as they are not harmful to others
54%
867 votes
It is my business if I do not like or am bothered by a practice of another religion, even though it has no effect on my life
7%
113 votes
N/A
32%
521 votes
12/22/2015 Religion 1613 65 By: ptajuggalette

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