What Religion Do You Follow?
Everybody follows a form of orthodoxy and religion.
Religion I have covered previously. Orthodoxy means right thinking or correct thinking. Therefore, if you are orthodox, you have a way of thinking that is correct.
Most people claim to have some form of truth … except of course for all the post-modern thinkers who claim there is no absolute truth. (Seriously think about that. They make an absolute claim there are no absolutes.)
Are you a Secular Humanist? Is humanity the highest form of life on Earth after millions and billions of years of evolution?
Are you a Theistic Humanist? Is humanity the highest form of life on Earth because a deity created us or effected evolutionary processes to get to us?
Are you an Atheist? Is there no possibility that there is deity of any sort?
Are you an Agnostic? Is there a possibility of a deity, but anything is possible?
Are you Muslim? Is Mohammed the last true Prophet?
Are you Jewish? Are certain things Kosher and others not?
Are you Christian? Is Jesus of Nazareth the Son of God?
What do some of these have to do with orthodoxy and religion?
Everybody who follows any of these has to put a faith in the parts they do not understand or for which they do not have empirical proof.
We do not have missing links for evolution, so faith is needed.
There is no proof denying the existence of God, but there is no empirical evidence of most biblical miracles. Again, faith is needed.
Many hold claim to truth, all offer proof of what they hold to be true (or hold some things to prove nothing can be proven), and all have to start with an idea of what they hold to be true or should be true. This means we all need some faith to believe what we hold to be true.
What we believe to be right (orthodoxy) shapes what guides our decisions and actions (religion/orthopraxy) which define the way we interact with life.
And now for an in-your-face, controversial statement:
If you claim to not have an orthodoxy and/or religion, you are a liar and a hypocrite.