Question: If you were to found a religion featuring faith and spiritual practices, how would it function and how would it be made beneficial to mankind in lieu of alternatives? –itanshi
Answer: So what you’re asking Itanshi is that I essentially have to create a religion of my own and describe it in detail? Hmmm, thanks for the "easy" question. To be honest I have never given it any thought. So far in my short life I have never been more spiritually happy than I am now and that is without the aid of religion. Without religion I view people by their actions and not their race, religion, sex, sexual preference, etc. I constantly question my own beliefs, actions, and thoughts and eagerly analyze others in an attempt to better myself. To me life is all about learning and adapting to an ever-changing world.
So as far as faith is concerned, I have faith in my myself and my fellow man. I do not look to the heavens for help and guidance; I look for those from within me and from my surroundings. As for spiritual practices, I would suggest very natural and healthy activities like yoga, meditation, hiking, exercise, etc. These activities help one connect with themselves in a spiritual way. And I can think of one rule for my new religion… No cubicles ALLOWED!!
I know I only touched on your question, but I really don’t like organized religion at all. If I were to found a religion it would be to have no religion at all.