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    (Original post by childofthesun)
    Tbh it's only as disadvantageous as you allow it to be.
    Agree.
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    (Original post by HAnwar)
    'Keeping a distance from worldly affairs' doesn't mean 'don't have any friends', 'don't get a job' etc.

    It's fine to have all of that, but it's not fine when those things or people take you away from worshipping God.

    If you looked into the quote a bit more you would've understood what it meant, and maybe wouldn't have had a misunderstanding
    It just sounds so cultish?
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    Not an atheist or anything but I'd have to agree with the statement in the title :yep:

    A lot of it defies common sense as to what is considered moral/immoral. Then there's the issue of it being open to interpretation
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    I'd agree that being too religious can be disadvantageous. I'd go as far as saying it can also sometimes be dangerous :headfire:

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    (Original post by The_Lonely_Goatherd)
    I'd agree that being too religious can be disadvantageous. I'd go as far as saying it can also sometimes be dangerous :headfire:

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    Your handwritten ex-communication letter is in the post. It conveys a deep sense of shame and disappointment and then some more shame. :noway: :unimpressed: :fuhrer:

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    (Original post by Indeterminate)
    Not an atheist or anything but I'd have to agree with the statement in the title :yep:

    A lot of it defies common sense as to what is considered moral/immoral. Then there's the issue of it being open to interpretation
    Basically this.
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    (Original post by Hydeman)
    Your handwritten ex-communication letter is in the post. It conveys a deep sense of shame and disappointment and then some more shame. :noway: :unimpressed: :fuhrer:

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    (Original post by Indeterminate)
    Not an atheist or anything but I'd have to agree with the statement in the title :yep:

    A lot of it defies common sense as to what is considered moral/immoral. Then there's the issue of it being open to interpretation
    So would you say that you're a deist?
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    (Original post by Hydeman)
    So would you say that you're a deist?
    I suppose that word comes closest to describing my view of religion :yep:
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    (Original post by Hydeman)
    So would you say that you're a deist?
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    (Original post by childofthesun)
    Tbh it's only as disadvantageous as you allow it to be.
    Tbh I agree
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    (Original post by Hydeman)
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    I'm..hmm..well..I certainly do believe in prophets of all religions and all that but I also believe that more than anything humanity comes first, does that mean I'm deist? I kind of believe in all religion to certain extent or let's just say to the moral aspects of them.
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    It depends on what religion means to you. For some, religion is a lifestyle. It tells them how to dress, how to act, which hand you should eat with and who you should or shouldn't speak to. For others, religion does not dictate them as much.

    It is highly dependent on how you treat religion.
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    (Original post by HAnwar)
    'Keeping a distance from worldly affairs' doesn't mean 'don't have any friends', 'don't get a job' etc.

    It's fine to have all of that, but it's not fine when those things or people take you away from worshipping God.

    If you looked into the quote a bit more you would've understood what it meant, and maybe wouldn't have had a misunderstanding
    (Original post by hxfsxh)
    Personally, I disagree.
    I'd rather focus on my religion and know that I'm doing something right with my life i.e. on the 'straight path' as compared to slacking with my religion, and having guilt in my conscience all the time...
    But each to their own
    Likewise

    I think it's how people define religion. In Islam the word is Deen, which actually means way of life so it's not something separate to ones social/business life, unlike how it is used in the western context of religion. If you understand that Islam is a whole way of life which teaches you everything from how to clean yourself to how to socialise then it makes things a whole lot easier. But at the end of the day it's your choice.

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    (Original post by BrokenLife)
    I'm..hmm..well..I certainly do believe in prophets of all religions and all that but I also believe that more than anything humanity comes first, does that mean I'm deist? I kind of believe in all religion to certain extent or let's just say to the moral aspects of them.
    Deism is the belief in a 'creator' who does not intervene in the universe or it's affairs. There is no doctrine,prophets etc..
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    (Original post by teenhorrorstory)
    Deism is the belief in a 'creator' who does not intervene in the universe or it's affairs. There is no doctrine,prophets etc..
    Well, guess I'm not a deist then but thank you for telling me more about it.
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    (Original post by Naveed-7)
    Hi guys.

    Just wanted to say that I think being too religious can be a disadvantage.

    Previously in my life, I've been very Islamically religious for 3 years. I used to go mosque, and listen to religious people giving lectures and pray etc, etc.

    I also used to listen to lectures about how I should "Keep a distance from worldly affairs, and focus mostly on deen (religion)" This put me at a big disadvantage. I lost a lot of confidence in society because I was too religious. My social anxiety grew (I was afraid to go out becuase of prayer times). Coudn't dress how I wanted. I also delayed my driving test, job prospects, making friends etc because I was focused too much on religion.

    I am now less absorbed into religion, and Im sorting my life out. I go out wherever I want and whenever I want, and Im working on regrowing my confidence in society.

    Im still religious, but not very religious and absorbed as before.
    Yeah this definitely isn't 'religious'. You might have got the wrong interpretation from these lectures.
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    (Original post by BristolFresher15)
    Being religious can be a disadvantage period.
    I love that no-one's contested this :lol:
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    Being too religious can be a disadvantage.
    Fact.

    Being a raging atheist can be a disadvantage.
    Fact.
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    (Original post by s_ahmed2)
    Likewise

    I think it's how people define religion. In Islam the word is Deen, which actually means way of life so it's not something separate to ones social/business life, unlike how it is used in the western context of religion. If you understand that Islam is a whole way of life which teaches you everything from how to clean yourself to how to socialise then it makes things a whole lot easier. But at the end of the day it's your choice.

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