What does a Group do?

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What does a Group do?

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I am neither an Agnostic nor Ignostic but I have become a member of the Group. Is it OK?
I go with the reason as could the reason go reasonably.
What does a group do? Please
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[Replying to post 1 by paarsurrey1]

A group is just a way to label yourself. If you join a group that you don't actually hold the same beliefs/opinions as, it won't look good for your integrity, but other than that it doesn't do anything.

Some group memberships are required to post in certain forums (Holy Huddle, Head to Head, etc).

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[Replying to post 2 by benchwarmer]
Thanks for your response.
For instance, I have joined the group Agnostic, I tell them that I am an Ahmadi peaceful Muslim. I want to have a dialogue with them. How should I go with it with them? I am peaceful and polite and I go with reason as reason could go reasonably.
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paarsurrey1 wrote: For instance, I have joined the group Agnostic, I tell them that I am an Ahmadi peaceful Muslim. I want to have a dialogue with them. How should I go with it with them? I am peaceful and polite and I go with reason as reason could go reasonably.
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I say to follow the words of the Apostle Paul:

When in Rome, then be like a Roman. See 1 Corinthians 9:19-22
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JP Cusick wrote:
paarsurrey1 wrote: For instance, I have joined the group Agnostic, I tell them that I am an Ahmadi peaceful Muslim. I want to have a dialogue with them. How should I go with it with them? I am peaceful and polite and I go with reason as reason could go reasonably.
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I say to follow the words of the Apostle Paul:

When in Rome, then be like a Roman. See 1 Corinthians 9:19-22
Joining a Group does not mean following them blindly. Is it, please?
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paarsurrey1 wrote: Joining a Group does not mean following them blindly. Is it, please?
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No - we do not follow them blindly - but we must be respectful of any group.

When I go to a Muslim Temple then I take off my shoes and I talk to them about Islam.

When I go to a Catholic service or Mass then I sit-down and standup as they do in their seats.

I know an Agnostic person and I guess we are friends, but I find Agnostic to be one of the most troubling as I want to yell at them = Why do not ye just make up thy mind and make a decision.

They are neither hot-nor-cold and that is hard for me to accommodate.
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[Replying to post 5 by paarsurrey1]

By joining the group Ignostic, you are publicly asserting that you don't know what is meant by the word, 'God'.
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JP Cusick wrote:
paarsurrey1 wrote: Joining a Group does not mean following them blindly. Is it, please?
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No - we do not follow them blindly - but we must be respectful of any group.

When I go to a Muslim Temple then I take off my shoes and I talk to them about Islam.

When I go to a Catholic service or Mass then I sit-down and standup as they do in their seats.

I know an Agnostic person and I guess we are friends, but I find Agnostic to be one of the most troubling as I want to yell at them = Why do not ye just make up thy mind and make a decision.

They are neither hot-nor-cold and that is hard for me to accommodate.
When I go to a Catholic service or Mass then I sit-down and standup as they do in their seats.
I am also respectful to others.
When I go to a Christian Church I just listen and attend to the service but If they stand to worship, I keep sitting and don't join them. They never mind it. Same is with Buddhism or Hinduism temples. I don't join their worship and I remain sittings, they don't have a problem with it rather they are appreciative of this and we are always friendly.
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McCulloch wrote: [Replying to post 5 by paarsurrey1]

By joining the group Ignostic, you are publicly asserting that you don't know what is meant by the word, 'God'.
I don't think that it is a declaration to that effect.
It simply tells that I don't hate them and that we are friendly and we can share and discuss our notes on different world-views with reason and peaceful dialogue. Right, please?
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paarsurrey1 wrote:
McCulloch wrote: [Replying to post 5 by paarsurrey1]

By joining the group Ignostic, you are publicly asserting that you don't know what is meant by the word, 'God'.
I don't think that it is a declaration to that effect.
If you join the group "Ignostic" then you are basically claiming to be a member of that group.
paarsurrey1 wrote: It simply tells that I don't hate them and that we are friendly and we can share and discuss our notes on different world-views with reason and peaceful dialogue. Right, please?
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This is supposed to be true for everyone at all times. No need to join a group to tell people that you don't hate them. In fact, why should you hate someone who merely claims to not understand what is meant by the term "God"?

If you think you can define that term in a meaningful way you can just start a thread in General Chat, or some debate forum where you offer to define the term and ask for the views of others. If you start a thread entitled "Defining God" I would imagine that Ignostics would be very likely to chime in. In fact, many theists may even chime in to either agree or disagree with your definition of the term "God". :D

There's no need to state that you don't hate Ignostics. That will be assumed unless you state otherwise.
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