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Can a person believe in two religions at the same time?
Posted 8/23/16 , edited 8/23/16
Is it possible?

Under what circumstances?

Are you one of those people?

All opinions are welcomed.
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Posted 8/23/16
I understand from a friend of Japanese heritage that you can be Buddhist and any other religion.
Posted 8/23/16
People do it all the time
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Posted 8/23/16
Hmmm interesting question...
I don't think it is...
I mean unless a person is agnostic, I don't think their is a religion that allows you to believe in another religion except that religion, but I am not sure.
I kind of am like that, I tell people I am agnostic, but I was raised Catholic so I believe some of that but not all of it and I agree with other religions. Im just sorta my own thing
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Posted 8/23/16 , edited 8/23/16
Yes. It's called polytheism. I'm not one of those people.
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Posted 8/23/16
You can believe anything you want! However, that may not be acceptable in the traditions of certain religions. Monotheism generally denies the authority of other religions, while recognizing their right to exist and have believers. Those that don't recognize others' right to exist really deny the ability of their religion to be universally convincing to others diminishing their deity's power
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Posted 8/23/16
Is it possible? - Yes its possible and happens frequently.

Under what circumstances? - No single religion has all the answers and others such as Buddhism have beautiful teachings.

Are you one of those people? - Hmm I believe I am...all teachings lead to the same place just have slightly different directions.
Posted 8/23/16 , edited 8/25/16
The ancient Egyptian, Greek, Hindu, Scandinavian, and Roman religions does not contradict the existence of other religions because they don't lay claim on everything in existence.

The Abrahamic religion (Christianity, Judaism, and Islam), on the other hand, directly or indirectly persecutes all other religions with its teaching "Our god created everything, so your gods cannot exist, [trollface]." In fact, it specifically states that you are not allowed to believe in any other gods; you are not allowed to believe in anything except that which is dictated by the bible, the word of God.

The other religions also make no claim that their gods are all-good, all-powerful, all-knowing, all-wise, or perfect, and their gods never say one thing and then does another thing entirely, so they are not contradicting to their nature.

I accept all religions except the Abrahamic religion.
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Posted 8/23/16
i wish i had an answer
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Posted 8/23/16
Sure, why not lol.

Circumstances?

Last time I checked we have free will, we can do whatever we feel like doing, and if that offends people I got two words for them ...

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Posted 8/23/16
Can they? Yes. Is the logic behind it always sound with the doctrine? No. Lots of people who believe multiple religions haven't done their research into what they even believe.
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Posted 8/23/16
Yes, it is possible.

First, there are the aforementioned religions that are as much philosophies such as Buddhism and other Sramana religions like Jainism. Also Taoism is another example of a philosophy/religion.

Second, most polytheistic religions recognize other gods and will even pay homage to them or incorporate them into their pantheons.

Third, some interpretations of Judaism allow for the existence of other religions, but specify that Yhwh is the specific deity of the Hebrews/Jews based on covenants made between him and the Hebrews back in Exodus.
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Posted 8/24/16
Jesus, imagine how crazy you'd be then?
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Posted 8/24/16 , edited 8/24/16
Yes it happens.

I grew up attending two churches of different christian denominations. Some times the rules for each church were conflicting.

I know of some African who were forced to add Catholicism just to access schools since there were the only schools available for hundreds of miles but they had a strict conditions for entry. Schools funded by the church built in totally non Catholic areas that are only for Catholics. There's also Muslim schools with the same strict requirements. In the UK all faith schools must reserve a small percentage of school places for those who are not of their faith so not everyone has to be of that faith or a convert. Though in the UK faith schools have slightly smaller classes than average and most perform well so parents try their best to get their children in them. Some will go to church for a few years prior to applying for a school place just to secure a place. Then never entered a church after the child/ren got a place. Sis did this. Churches began to add that parents must be actively religious by volunteering in church programs. One family sued them for these unfare conditions because they couldn't attend the extra programs because they had another disabled child to care for at home.
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Posted 8/24/16
They're called Polytheists.

I don't know how you can logically be one, but they exist.
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