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  1. Hello and some questions...

    Hello to everyone! I am new here, though I have been reading around the site for a while. I must admit that I am somewhat confused and even frustrated (hence the reason I chose recovering-idiot for my screen name). I am a 46 yr old male, married with 3 great kids. I come from a Buddhist/Christian background (may sound odd, I know), and have found that neither suited my needs, so to speak, or perhaps a better way to put it would be that I didn't feel I believed in them really. Some ideas seemed to make sense while others seemed to be utter nonsense (no offense at all meant to anyone) and dogmatic. So I suppose my first question would be something along the lines of, "Are there any 'sins' in Taoism". For example, the Christianity I was exposed to viewed cursing (even once) as enough to send one to hell. The same for sexual desire (lust and go to hell). This is something that I was referring to when I mentioned nonsense above because all humans become angry and say things in anger, as do all humans have a desire for sex now and then (well, most humans anyway). Second question would be something like how do I learn about how to follow Taoism if it cannot be described? Thank you very much for your time and I sincerely apologize if my frustration has shown itself in my writing.
  2. Hello and some questions...

    Thank you all for responding! I very much appreciate it! Anamatva, I would have posted this in the general forum, but I read where I had to post here first and got in a hurry. My bad. I should have posted here first and then posted my questions in the general forum as you suggested. Again, thanks to everyone who answered!