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I haven't labled myself as an particular faith (yet), I just believe in God like a deist does. Though I'm getting super into Sikhism and am into tarot & astrology related things. And I love learning about other peoples religions.   

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On 1/25/2022 at 8:55 PM, Bumble_Bee_ said:

"The concept of Hellenistic religion as the late form of Ancient Greek religion covers any of the various systems of beliefs and practices of the people who lived under the influence of ancient Greek culture during the Hellenistic period and the Roman Empire."

It has nothing to do with my aromanticism tho lol

Well does it? Greek culture is the one major influence on Western culture that was aro-friendly and LGBTQ-friendly (at least compared to the other main influence: the Judeo-Christian tradition): Platonic Love, The Symposium, Alexander the Gay Great, Sappho, Lesbos, etc.

I also like that they had an Aphrodite Pandemos: Aphrodite for all people, who was the goddess of physical desire, not of romantic love.

While this is ace-exclusive, it is still less weird from my perspective than the modern assumption that romanticism is “for all people”.

But… Greeks had slaves. And were misogynistic, even measured by the very low standards of the 1st millennium BC. I mean the typical Athenian “free” woman was basically illiterate and excluded from public life.

Except for Sparta, where women had more freedoms than anywhere in the Greek world. But Spartans ritually slaughtered the Helots every year and seem “a bit” fascist to me.

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I personally have no religious views at all but I find religion facanteing, the art, music and the effort put into the practice is interesting, plus hearing and talking with someone different than me is so cool so I enjoy learning about religion.

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I'm Jewish (that wasn't one of the options for some reason)

I'm not very religious (I don't keep shabbat and my family doesn't go to shul, but I do keep kosher), and it hasn't really affected my aromanticism much, beyond an unspoken expectation that I'll get married and have kids one day

 

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6 hours ago, AromanticAardvark said:

I'm Jewish (that wasn't one of the options for some reason)

Chinese Folk Religion is also missing, though it is relatively large. Shintoism and Taoism are missing, too.

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On 1/11/2019 at 9:47 PM, Yarenios said:

I'm a Conservative (capital C not lowercase ?) Jew and I agree with a lot of what you say. I appreciate the questioning nature of Judaism and I feel like that has allowed me to come to conclusions about my aroaceness and my religious beliefs that I may not have otherwise. I am very culturally Jewish and pretty religiously Jewish (although I see God as more of a concept or idea than most). All my Jewish friends are very allo and rather preppy so spending time with them is always interesting. Anyway it's cool that there are other Jews like you out here since we are what .5% of 2% (at least in the US)? 

lol, ayyyyy im the less then 5%%%%%%%%% yall wanna make like a group or subchat on here, 

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Member of the Church of Jesus Christ here, like @mirithepuppy! I definitely agree with some of the things she said:

On 1/13/2019 at 1:42 AM, mirithepuppy said:

while the people of the church can be judgmental, I have never felt like the teachings of the Church in any way exclude or condemn me for being aromantic. I know that God made me the way I am

but on a more personal level, I'm actually on the flip side:

On 1/13/2019 at 1:42 AM, mirithepuppy said:

He has not told me to date or get married, and I think his plan for me takes into account the fact that I'm aro.

I absolutely agree that the Lor'd plan for me takes into account the fact that I'm aroace, but I believe that dating and marriage is in the Lord's plan for me. (I could go on about how I know, but that's kind of off topic and also personal.) There's a lot of things that I'm not sure about (biological kids, romance, etc) but I am absolutely sure that I'll get the opportunity to be joyfully married. I am sure that I'll have the opportunity to have kids, though I don't know about biological vs adopted. Life is going to be an adventure, and I'm excited for it!

One thing that being a member changes for me is that I plan to get married in this life. In my church, we believe that those who don't get an opportunity to marry in this life will be able to in the next life. To someone of the opposite sex, specifically. (Is this something we could argue about? Yes. Yes it is. Will we be arguing about it? No, hopefully not. This is not me attempted to condemn or pressure, this is me expressing a personal belief. No one is required to agree with anything I say, and I have no right to try and make anyone agree.)

Another thing that being a member changes for me is that I plan to get married to a guy. (I mentioned this on aven, too: this isn't me being pressured into anything, and this isn't me trying to pressure anybody else into doing anything. This is a personal decision that I have chosen for myself.)

The fact that 1) I'll only marry a male, devoted member of the Church of Jesus Christ and 2) I'm aroace and can't feel all the things a straight person could means that my 'pool' of people I could marry is much smaller, even before considering things like personality, whether we'd be compatible to be together forever, etc. But I know it's worth it! Marrying a member with a rock-solid testimony is what I know will bring me the greatest amount of joy, and marrying someone who loves me for who I am and for who I can become is incredibly important. It just means that finding a partner I can and want to marry is going to be a bit different for me than for straight members of this church. (I say 'straight members' instead of 'other members' bc I know for an absolute fact that there are more lgbt+ members than it seems. at first glance it seems like everybody's cishet, but ohohoho that is not the case! (The fact that there are other lgbt+ members makes me really happy. Anyhow, back on topic-))

I'm not worried about it, though I do get a bit anxious about it every now and then. I know it'll work out not just ok, but magnificently; I'll be so, so happy. And that knowledge, especially in the face of all sorts of confusion and anxieties and stress and fear brings me so much hope and joy. I know I'm going to be better than ok, and that makes everything else ok.

I know this was super long, thanks for hanging in there. If you've got any questions or want sources from official church resources, I can go find them. And if anybody wants to more about how marriage is viewed by the Church of Jesus Christ (it's super cool, actually! It's like friendship! But Ultimate Friendship!), not just how these views affect me, specifically, then ask and I'll do my best to answer and point you towards actual church resources.

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