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Hello, I am a 31 year old Sumerian Reconstructionist. Since this isn't a largely pagan group, I should explain what that is.

Reconstructionists (pagan Recons, not Jewish ones) are people who believe that the old beliefs are still valid. Hellenic Recons worship the Greek gods, Kemetic Recons worship the Egyptian gods, Asatru worship the Norse Gods, Aztec Recons worship the Aztec gods, etc. I and other Sumerians like me worship the Sumerian gods.

We do not behave like it is still five thousand years ago. We reconstruct the beliefs of the ancient people, but do it in a modern context. The Sumerians adored civilization, our gods stress civilization and organization. It would be rather silly to discard advancements that have been made since the fall of Sumer.

As you might imagine, we do a lot of research into history and archeology. You can't just take one single text in a vacuum to reconstruct a religion. You need to understand it and how it related to its neighbors.

So who were the Sumerians? Developing just before Egypt, they were the first civilization. You know in the bible when it talks about Abraham coming from "Ur of the Chaldees"? that section was obviously written when Chaldea was around, but it was a Sumerian city when Abraham left it. Sumerian religion resembles the pre Levitical beliefs of the early Jews. Even some of the myths are similar.


That is fascinating. Welcome to the Religion group. If you would like to make a thread involving your beliefs, that would be wonderful.
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Not just yet, but I might. It all depends on how well received I am. Having gods that were worshiped in biblical times does not seem to go over well with some. Having an iron clad respect for science disagrees with others.

I need to get to know people a little bit better. Probably will by this evening when I have read a little bit more.
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hi im golda and im 14 and a jew just to warn you i get protative of my religon so if i snap at you for somthing please dont mind its just me
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hello! im Rosnel from Philippines! 19 yrs. old! and also a Christian! Seventh-Day Adventist!

is it ok if i start a poll on a forum! heheheh!
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Why does is seem like i'm the youngest here T_T
Hajimashite minna~sama, Name's Daryl from the Philippines a guy and just 13-14 years old. I believe in the paranormal and I'm Catholic but my faith is minamal. b'cuz of every thing that i've experienced in life; seen in places and heard from people. for me God is an almighty power, who barely helps the people in need with some sort of divine intervention, and when someone dies the religious folk just say:"It's all part of God's Plan". Although they would go to heaven, they wouldn't have experienced the good things in life, all they experienced is suffering and only slight happiness. God doesn't even talk to anyone directly nowadays, He always send an angel; Mary; a saint; etc in His place, I mean doesn't he want to go more public, even a little. plus the time frame of his replies to prayers is either just to long or too discreet. And uhhh.....i've gotten lazy to write anymore of my thoughts and beliefs.
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Posted 8/13/08

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hello! im Rosnel from Philippines! 19 yrs. old! and also a Christian! Seventh-Day Adventist!

is it ok if i start a poll on a forum! heheheh!


Feel free. Keep it tasteful.

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hi, i'm sam and i live in California. i'm 18 and just graduated high school. i'm pagan. i've changed my religion from Christian because that never felt right to me so when i learned of pagan something drew me in so here i am three years later as a pagan. well i don't know many people in this religion only about four people were i'm at. so yeah kinda hard to talk to people who now nothing about it. anyways yep, yep thats me so enjoy.
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helo fellas..!im nemi,, im a Christian since birth..specifically a SEVENTH-DAY ADVENTIST..glad to b her..

i hope we can get along with each other guys!
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What is this suppose to be? A gathering of the religious leader in crunchyroll. Ha! Ha! I did not mean to offend anyone, I just find it very amusing. I am in my twenties. I am quite a cook and my speciality is atheist people. My buddy keed on preaching on about the stupidity of mankind and his fescination with God.{annoying really}
I belive in one God and the last testament.

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Posted 8/23/08

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What is this suppose to be? A gathering of the religious leader in crunchyroll. Ha! Ha! I did not mean to offend anyone, I just find it very amusing. I am in my twenties. I am quite a cook and my speciality is atheist people. My buddy keed on preaching on about the stupidity of mankind and his fescination with God.{annoying really}
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Hi, and welcome. Just a note, though... this is a place to learn about religions of the world, and become a little more educated. We aren't here to preach and convert, only share. In fact many of the threads on relgions were started by the same person, and he certainly didn't believe them all for himself. The first rule in this group is respect. There are athiests and agnostics in the group, and they are more than welcome, as long as they treat the beliefs of others with courtesy, just as those who are religious are expected to treat others not of their faith the same way.
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we dont need to argue about religion!! peace on earth! lolz
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Posted 8/31/08

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we dont need to argue about religion!! peace on earth! lolz


I certainly hope we won't be arguing. this isn't the place for it. If there's any arguing, I'll have to step in. =))

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Hello I m Vishal i m from india
I mjust 18years old
1st= religion is no matter for friendship & all
now I m Hindu
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Hey there,

My name is Jim and I am a man after God's Heart. Truth is everyone talks about wanting peace on earth but peace won't come until the King arrives.
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Hello everyone.

I'm ZiJing and I'm 16 this year. My 'religion' is not a religion. hmm...how do i explain this...

Okay. Basically, my 'religion' is about Tao, which means "The Way".
We (my seniors in the 'religion,more like,but still) have spread Tao to many countries of this world.
We aim to salvage the people on Earth so that everyone can go back to Heaven.

All religions actually have the same beginning; they all come from Heaven, and all begin with Tao. its because the way/method of Teachings from our Teachers (namely Lord Jesus, Prophet Mohammed, Lao Tze, Kong Tze, and Buddha) are different and that's why we now have different views of Tao and religion,such as "My religion is better." and all the trite nonsense.

Everyone in the 'religion' is a vegetarian. I am born vegetarian.

oh well. i wonder how's that for an self-intro... sounds more like an intro about my 'religion' rather than about myself...
visit my profile to know more about me? haha. so sorry.
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