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    Sunni Islam, Shafi'i madhab (school of thought).

    Here's a map of madhabs. As you can see, it varies per region. South Asia tends to be Hanafi dominated due to Persian/Turkic influence. Indonesa and Malaysia are Shafi'i dominated due to the influence of the Yemenis. These schools of thoughts are not very rigid and a lot of things are interchangeable between them but it's still interesting to see the distribution

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dorkymon View Post
    I'm not religious, but I follow one principle "religiously". I think it stems from Christianity, which is that you shouldn't do something to others that you wouldn't want done on yourself.
    But religions can and do provide a couple of morally righteous teachings. In my opinion, they are meant to be interpreted as fables, i.e. one should derive moral lessons from fictional stories.
    I believe that's the principle of reciprocity, contained in Eastern religions older than Christianity. It's contained in Confucianism.

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    I was raised Anglican and converted to Catholicism. I am also a Camaldolese Benedictine Oblate. Which means that Iím affiliated to an eremitical and contemplative branch of the Benedictine Order, though one of their Monasteries.


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    I'm a Catholic too. My wife is Orthodox and I also love that tradition. We were married by an Orthodox priest many years after a Moscow civil ceremony.
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    I’m a Christian, it’s how I describe myself, I really don’t like the split in the Church, and the different denominations, and how it divides us, so I try to follow Jesus life and teachings as best I can, and the laws of Moses in the Old Testament, but I was Baptised and confirmed in the Anglican tradition, my wife is a Catholic, and technically so is my son.
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    Stoic Humanist. I was brought up in a Humanist home, but I have always found religion and philosophy interesting, so I studied many of the worlds religions, both in private and at University.. I think most of my siblings are also Humanists, although they are more agnostic than me..
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    Shaivite Hinduism... though hindu is no longer the preferred nomenclature... and the dude abides, so i guess Shaivite dharma.

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    Gradually lapsing (or almost lapsed) Puranic Hindu type with no strong affiliation to any sect or philosophical school of Hinduism - though has held/held Lord Vishnu as the most favourite. Want Vishishtadvaita (it's very beautiful and harmonious to me) to be true. Speculate that either ethical dualism (like Abrahamic religions (on the high-level philosophical plane, after being stripped off of certain history-dependent beliefs and then universalised to arrive at the concept of transcendence of God, God as the only source for correct ethics in this world, etc. (some of which are essentially identical with most Hindu traditions)), Dvaitic ('dualist') traditions of Hinduism) or materialism (don't know if nihilistic materialism or ethical materialism; maybe the former is the ultimate universal truth and the latter is the bare minimum truth for humans at least for reasons unclear to me) may be true.

    Though lapsing away from Hinduism steadily (into a mix of ethical and nihilistic materialism (maybe 99% ethical and 1% nihilistic (even that 1% does not tend to translate into practice at all and stays there in the realm of belief)), I still follow some (not many) old ritualistic Hindu traditions transmitted to me from my maternal grandmother's mother through my maternal grandmother.

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    Quote Originally Posted by JonikW View Post
    I'm a Catholic too. My wife is Orthodox and I also love that tradition. We were married by an Orthodox priest many years after a Moscow civil ceremony.
    I’m also fond of the Orthodox tradition. Coincidentally, the contemplative method I use - Prayer of the Heart - is used more among the Orthodox, than it is in Catholicism. I’ve always enjoyed learning about other religions. Although, I tend to focus on their contemplative traditions. Which is what I find interesting.
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