what are some of your traditions and beliefs? it can be on anything.
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When it comes to religon, I believe and follow the traditions of Roman Catholicism (as I have discussed in the religion discussion). On my mom's side of the family we have all these little traditions, such as we harmonize "happy birthday", neither Christmas or St. Patrick's Day (some of our ancestors were Irish) is complete without singing (we're musical people), and we always take a day in October every year to get together and read certain poems (long story on that one). Those are just some of the traditions. These are some of my other beliefs:
Aliens and UFOs: I believe that there could be other life in the universe, but I don't think that UFOs visit earth
Bigfoot: I would think that if Bigfoot were real then we would have caught one by now, but I think it's a bit odd that so many different cultures and places in the world have a legendary creature like bigfoot... I have to say I don't really believe though
Ghosts: I wouldn't believe in ghost except for the stories of how my sisters saw this ghost in my old house (yes, you might say that they were just pulling my leg, which normally they would do on most occasions, but I know that they aren't joking on this one.) My theory on ghosts is the combination of 2 theories: that ghosts are just the leftover energy (sorry for not being able to explain this all sciency) from the people gone, as the ghost my sisters saw on several occasions was always the same girl running in the hallway the same way, but didn't do anything else besides that. And I think that certain people can only sense paranormal things, as some of my family has experienced quite a few paranormal things, while some of us, such as myself, never have.
Sorry that I don't have anything very interesting, as I am a logical and practical (and according to my mom, part vulcan... yeah inside joke) person.
I believe in God, as a Christian, even though I get pretty wobbly in my faith sometimes :)
and from here on in, in no particular order -
I believe in evolution too, and I will spare you my long explanation.
I believe that there is good in all people.
I believe that Max Erhmann's Desiderata is a totally awesome poem that is like a mini guide book for living.
I believe that there are things beyond human understanding, and that is okay.
I believe all you need is love, and that Moulin Rouge is a fantastic movie!
Well, I'm recognised as a Hindu. I'm born into a Hindu family and follow most traditions belonging to Hinduism, however, I don't relate myself to a particular religion. In fact, I'd say I'm not religious. I'm more spiritual. I believe in God with all my heart but I don't think that I can only reach him through one particular religion. I read about all of them and practice what I feel comfortable with. I pick out the teachings I relate to the most and embed them into my daily life. I like to see the unity between all religions and it really makes me sad when people only concentrate on the differences.
My ideals are greatly influenced by an Indian Spiritual leader called Sathya Sai Baba. My family has been devoted to him since long before my birth. Even though he is also a Hindu, he always preaches the unity between all religions and proclaims that every human belongs to the religion of universal and divine love.
The best quote that describes my spiritual ideals is " The followers of each religion call upon One God who is omnipresent and listens to their prayers, be they from any race or whatever language they speak; but it is the same God who confers happiness on all of mankind. No religion has a separate God showering grace only on those who profess to abide by that faith."
I am culturally a Punjabi, and I connect very deeply with the Punjabi traditions. It's a very vibrant culture with many meaningful festivals. I feel pride in being part of this culture. We love food, dance and making merriment. We believe in enjoying life to it's fullest and have the best parties. We also believe strongly in family values and tend to stay in extended families for a long time.
I'm a fourth-generation Kenyan and have lived in an extended family for 15 years. I'm 18 now.
I love the mixture of traditions that I have because of being Kenyan. I'm thankful for however my life is. :)