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Sikhism - A Religion?

Discussion in 'Sikh Sikhi Sikhism' started by S|kH, Jul 17, 2004.

  1. S|kH

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    Do you classify Sikhism as a religion or a way of life?

    When people argue (particularly Muslims) by saying that Guru Nanak did not create a new religion?

    Can we not say, Yes, you are right.

    Sikhism does not adhere to any "rights and wrongs" but is a path, a way of life to be followed that was proven by the actions of the Gurus to be correct.

    Guru Nanak said himself Sikhi has long existed before him, and will exist past him.

    Sikhism can be seen as a foundation for base, a "free-thinkers" world, where the foundation is created by reading Sikhi, to create a philosopher who then thinks on his own without boundaries.

    Many religions have a "cap" where they have certain answers for questionable things and if you do not believe those answers, then you can not be part of that religion.

    Sikhism has no such thing, it creates a base of knowledge, so you can keep pondering those questions and search for the truth in your own manner.

    The Khalsa was the brotherhood dedicated to purity of thought and action. The formal union, making the complete Sikh, on what it should be.
     
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  3. Admin Singh

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    I think by limiting Sikhism as just another religion we have limited the scope of sikhism.
     
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    I do not find it a religion, more a way of life
     
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    I think the first question should be .. what is a definition of a religion ? .. Second whether we like it or not .. you cannot "not" have religion in this great world of us .. as religion defines what language u should be speaking , what gear u will be wearing on ur body , what kind of god u will be visiting , what kind of food u will be eating ( veg/non-veg) and finally when u will die what kind of ritual will be done to your body ;-). So i think who ever did this branding .. mush been asked .. if u r not X religion or Y religion .. then what r u "atheist" and the answer is no .. so here u go new religion born
     
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    Rajwinderji

    why not?
    I am Sikh, are you saying I should be fluent in Punjabi? I am not...........

    again, should I be in kurta pajama? again, I am not,
    What sort of religion dictates what food you should be eating??? thats just silly..

    I am leaving my body to medical science, so I am a bit confused by your post
    Atheism is also a religion, even Atheists need a god to not believe in :)
     

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