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  1. Hello

    Thank you Marblehead, I am glad you replied with the explanation that you did. I guess my way of phrasing needs to be adjusted. I am now learning to follow the philosophical ways of the Tao and adjusting my religious views. I have moved away from Christianity and have a great sense of piece with the path I have chosen. I look forward to future discussions.
  2. Hello

    Hello, I have recently (within the past 2 years) made the decision to walk the path of Taoism (Daoism) however you wish to spell it. My path is not the western philosophical but the eastern religious aspect of Taosim. A little background information about myself. I am 28 years old, Married I was raised in the Catholic church. 18 years educated and confirmed. After High school I joined the Military and became an Infantry Soldier in the U.S. Army. I traveled the world and saw many different religions and had many different experiences. The last few years of my military career I had some difficult experiences to deal with I began doubting my religious beliefs early in my military career and spiraled into a dark place (not suicidal, just angry at the world). I my soul search of where to go I took a world religion course at a local college and the Professor (Hinduism) introduced me to Taoism. I looked into it and began reading the Tao te Ching. The Poems were like nothing I had read before, I actually felt at peace for the first time in years. So I looked more into the texts and found interpretations of the translations so that I had something to argue with. I now believe this is the path I wish to walk with my whole heart. Sadly in the Midwest of The U.S. there are not many people to discuss this with so I am looking forward to reading other other people to interact with Thank You, Real name: Zach Screen name: Lakenvelder (German breed of Chicken)