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Christianity What Do You Think Of Christianity?

Discussion in 'Interfaith Dialogues' started by Abneet, May 10, 2013.

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  1. Harkiran Kaur

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    Funny thing is, I grew up Catholic. My dad had studied to be a catholic priest for 3 years before finally deciding to have a family instead. But what he learned in those 3 years involved a lot of misogyny. I knew at age 8 I wasn't Christian at heart and refused to go back to Sunday school.

    I found Sikhi first in my mid 20s. I'm 41 now and have been attending Gurdwara regularly for about 8 years. In full baptized Amritdhari and I am married to a Singh from india. In fact I am living here half the year in Kashmir with my in laws.
     
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    And there's me trying to tell you about Catholicism! I moved away from Christianity in my late teens and didn't go back until my mid thirties; I'm 51 now. I focused on Buddhism in my Religious Studies degree and MA, and although I admired the philosophy I never found a meditation practice which suited me. Eventually through hesychasm in the Orthodox Church and Carmelite contemplation, I found my way back. I studied Western philosophy too, particularly existentialism, so I was never going to be a conventional Christian 'believer'. Having said that, I found the apophatic tradition in theology enabled me to practise contemplation without having to believe a lot of nonsense. I'm happy with accepting religious language as metaphor for that which cannot be expressed rationally.

    Maybe if I'd encountered Sikhi (is that the correct term?) earlier I might have been able to find a home there, but I've only just begun to look into it following a recent conversation with a Sikh neighbour. I stopped going to Mass again three years ago because of prejudice that I encountered, so who knows what the future may hold?
     
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    Maybe better to think 'truth is' self realised
     
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    My understanding of dualism is not that there are two sides of a coin rather there is a whole
     
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