Spiritual Medium

Source : Yahoo AnswersQuestion : How much does popular media influence your spiritual beliefs?

Do you accept everything that popular media preaches or do you tend to be somewhat skeptical of their agenda?

When popular books come out that are anti-God or anti-Christian do you jump on the bandwagon or do you check out the reviews of those books to try to get a balanced perspective from the other side?

Answer by OSseo
not one bit..

Answer by brb
none whatsoever. certain books and studies have. but if you’re talking about popular media like t.v., then no.

Answer by LHOOQ
The bible is full of hate and lies. I don’t need the media to tell me that.

Answer by Hugo Stiglitz
In no way, shape or form does media influence my beliefs. I’d be an idiotic follower then. I prefer to lead my own way.

Answer by Halo
Like the 700 club, fox news, and other religious based programs? No, not at all.

Answer by x
Popular media such as … ? No, I don’t always trust the media, especially media coming out of Europe (BBC, France 24, etc) which are funded by governments.

Answer by ♥ terry g ♥
not at all.

Answer by Alexis
It doesn’t, except to the extent that it provides new information, which I can then independently verify.

I don’t have any “beliefs”, but my spiritual “knowledge”, if you want to call it that, is derived from my own subjective experiences. I make no claims about the nature of objective reality based upon my spiritual insight.

Answer by ▒Ðαη†єs
No to the first paragraph (I’ve never been “trendy”) and sometimes to the second…

Answer by Pastor George
Popular media has no influence on me whatsoever.

Answer by Randy N
“Somewhat” skeptical? I have long ago accepted that “popular media” is an anti-Christian lying factory, and I NEVER accept any of their preachings, especially on the History Channels and their compadres who seem to like to preach the Old Testament material. The only thing I take the media for is a standard of lies to which I should never stoop. God Bless you.

Answer by June smiles
Not at all. Not in any way.

Answer by toothacres
I find that following the teaching of Jesus is enough for me. I don’t need to follow “popular media” to decide if I am a believer or not. I mean, really, the media screws up everything else they write; why would you make the assumption that they might get salvation correct?

Source : Yahoo AnswersQuestion : could you leave your family home and everything to preach what you believe to be a spiritual truth?

could you leave your family home and everything to preach what you believe to be a spiritual truth? Why or why not. Write a Goodbye letter to you family explaining why you have chosen this life of sacrifice.

Please help me with this this is a very important project to my grade and no im not going to take credit of what you said im supposed to ask people to do this to find out how sacrificial we are now a days so please help me.

Answer by Greg

Does abandoning everything make it any truer?

Answer by l3ecarefulhere
If you mean my wife and children. Of course not. That would be insane.

Answer by Denny M
No. My beliefs aren’t that important to me . . . nor is spreading them (even if I find religion to have a negative impact, overall).

Answer by Mr. John
If God called you to do so ,why not.

No. I refuse to preach anything spiritual. It’s all opinion. Live and let live, believe and let believe. I won’t give up my life to annoy the hell out of people.

Answer by gumby
Not at this particular time in my life. I am a stay at home mom of 3 young children. I think my greatest responsibility is here with them.

EDIT: Just because someone says no doesn’t mean they’re unwilling to sacrifice. There are a lot of things in life that require sacrifice. I think I am sacrificing a lot to be a stay at home mom. I think it means a lot to stick by that sacrifice and follow through rather than to abandon it and choose a new “sacrifice”.

Answer by Mulereiner
If God truely called me to do it, yes..

If it was my birth parents, yes

If it was my marriage family, God would also call them to it, there would be unity in the decision.

Answer by joshsy
Not only could I but I did when I was 19 and left for an LDS mission in Italy.

The letters where easy for me, because my family believed, but my dad was disowned for his choice to serve God.

There are thousands of LDS missionaries right now who choose to be completely seperated from their familes for 2 years to do exactly what you’re asking about.

For me, I left as a normal 19 year old, well behaved and good mannered, but I was a boy. I left a huge house, I owned 3 cars and skied everyday before my mission, I had a great life.

Your life quickly changes when you know that all you can do is try to make poeple’s lives better through your words and example. My shoes were my most valuable posession in the worlds eyes, and it was sometimes sad to make such a sacrifice when poeple didn’t want to listen.

Early on in my mission I had a companion ring an intercom (in italy you phone in rather than knock doors) and say “We’re 2 americans who want to talk about soccer for 5 hours” the response was “come on up”, then the next button he said “We’re servants of God who want to share a 5 minute message about Christ” the response was “I don’t have time”.

But over the course of 2 years some had time, some opened their doors, some changed their lives for the better.

I did it for the people who I sought to speak to, and I did it out of gratitude for a God who inspired 2 men in Denmark in 1910 to convert my grandfather’s family and 2 men in Ireland in 1955 to convert my mother’s family.

It made all the difference to a few people.

It was huge for myself. I came back a confident man securein my faith and life.

It was so hard and I cried many times missing my family, but so worth it.

Answer by HappyHop
I know many who have done so.

Answer by Alissa
Yes, but if I did it I would have done it before I got married.

Answer by Somhairle
I did it for two years and hope to be able to do it again.

Answer by godrealized
In present times… one need not leave the confines of the home to initially learn the wisdom of the Cosmos and then preach it. Even Siddhartha Gautama in his quest for wisdom initially left the confines of the family simply by touching the feet of his wife and child. Wandering in deep dense jungles (forests) he could not contemplate on God Almighty.

He returned back to the community quite distressed. While living in community Siddhartha Gautama in the last stages of his life finally gains enlightenment (kaivalya jnana) and then salvation (moksha). Even during the times of Siddhartha Gautama… leaving the confines of the family… the community was not desirable! Siddhartha Gautama eventually became Buddha… the enlightened one!

Not thousands rather tens of thousands left the confines of their home midway in search of God Almighty. Places like Haridwar and Kashi in India are full of them. Enlightenment simply cannot be gained without burning our karma in totality. Just by leaving the confines of the house… karma can never be negated!

Mahavira… the 24th Tirthankara of Jainism (preceptor) rightly said… do not preach anything unless you reach the level of Mahavira… become one in lifetime! As per Mahavira every single human being on Mother Earth has the potential and the capability to reach the level of Mahavira… the enlightened one!

When 13 years of age… I went in search of God! I begged my mother to give me permission to leave the confines of the house forever. She simply stated… if you again repeat such words… you would find me dead! Remaining within the confines of the family… my parents, brothers and sisters… I continued my quest for God.

Even after I got married… the search for God continued! Remaining in the family fold… with two loving daughters I finally realized God in 1993 at 37 years of age. I finally reached the end goal of spiritual pursuit… the 8.4 millionth manifestation! Nowhere else to go further… I am but imparting the wisdom of the Cosmos to the masses through the medium of Internet.

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