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About Jagdish

  • Birthday March 12

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    Arizona USA
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    Table tennis, travel, hiking, reggae music, swimming, auto racing and photography
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    I was reared as a Christian and lived in the "Bible Belt" for the first 12 yrs of my life. During the time I grew up (60s) many if not most non Christians were silent. I am ashamed to admit that I stayed Christian as long as I did, but some part of me just wanted to make it work. I started yoga several years ago and while searching for more info about the history etc of yoga, I discovered Hinduism. As I read about the beliefs therein, I realized that these are the beliefs I had always held. I felt so spiritually liberated I leapt for joy. I only wish I had discovered this beautiful way of life years ago. Oh well, I have it now.

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  • Still have any Gods? If so, who or what?
    Hinduism. I am a Shiva devotee.

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  1. https://mbfpage.blogspot.com/2019/07/vatican-in-shock-as-1500-year-old-bible_10.html?m=1&fbclid=IwAR1vH4PCeDoJkpIbTD6jYR9yFZw7tZWfj7jTkfStGGazu44X7HDjAjRmGj8
  2. Jagdish

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    Maybe we will find out when we pass from this earth. Now if you don't believe that then that is ok too. Just my humble op
  3. Had to go to church EVERY freaking Sunday. I detested Sundays. It was church in the morning and then no play afterwards because Sunday is Gods day and you should never have any fun on that day! (my words not theirs). The way it was put was that Sunday is a day of relaxation (read no fun), and we had to stay dressed up for most of the day. It was years before I did not feel guilty when I did something other than church on Sunday.
  4. Hi Bhim, I found Hinduism after trying to make Christianity work for me. I have been a Shivite Hindu for 7 years. It is nice to meet a fellow Hindu who knows both sides.
  5. I have no idea why I have just located this topic but glad I did. Last week I had a discussion with a young woman (early 20s) and we talked about this very subject, that in the West, it seems that the absolute only choice if you leave Christianity is atheism and so what is a spiritual person to do? It does seem a tad cut and dry. I have personally found much spiritual liberation and peace through Hinduism. There is so much to learn and you can even be an atheist and a practicing Hindu. Oh well hope to interact Jagdish
  6. Agree with Logical Fallacy. It might be compared to people who "come out" in other walks of life. People who have come out as GLBT have been known to have their families try extra hard to "correct" them. IE arranging for them to meet available members of the opposite sex (under the logic that they just haven't met the right girl/guy). I don't bring up my beliefs unless I am specifically asked because for some reason religious disagreements cut more to the core than many other feelings and thus evoke more virulent responses. Find others who share your feelings and then you may feel that their camaraderie is sufficient enough that you don't have to "dump" it all on your family. (They may well feel dumped on". Do you live in a community where your beliefs, or lack thereof, may bring dis favor upon your family?? Some cultural groups are more attached to the church than others, which makes it even worse for one wanting to detach. I my case, I continued to attend church when I visited my mother because it meant so much to her. She is gone now and I am glad I made her happy with my attendance. After all it was just a few hours on a few Sundays, so I don't have that guilt to carry around. Good luck. Let us know how it turned out if/when you do tell them.
  7. Welcome and congratulations. On occasion one may find themselves reverting back to the old ways, esp during times of high stress. Just keep reminding yourself that was then and this is now, now is better.
  8. Great video. I find it interesting that the non white races are the ones holding the numbers. The video also mentioned something that I think keeps people in the church. That being getting to know others who are not believers. There are times when people join a church just to have some social life and to feel a part of something. I remember getting a job transfer to a small town where all the people were a member of one church or another. I got invited to more church services than I ever had. Eventually, I joined a church just so I could have a social life. I ever dated a minister who was one of the most mentally messed up women I ever encountered!!! Thankfully, I met my wife not too long after that and moved to another town where one could have a social life without pretending to be a Bible totter
  9. Not sure if this belongs here or not but I found the article fascinating https://www.bbc.com/news/world-europe-37676977
  10. Wonderful news! Hope all continues to go well
  11. I remember being a small child putting my hand on the TV or radio because well heck I was a small child. However seeing that on TV and knowing it was accepted by at least some of the larger society was inspirational. So that part was especially funny. A kid in these times who is 5 or 6 does not have exposure to this as much as kids in my generation. Thankfully
  12. I had them come to my house and visit. I enjoyed it because for the most part they knew nothing about my religion (Hinduism) but I knew all about the Bible so I had fun with them but they stopped visiting...
  13. Yes for pete's sake, there are sooo many places to get chicken it is amazing that anyone eats there.
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