a reply to: Realtruth
My mother raised me to believe in Jesus, but did not have me baptized. She decided religion was a personal choice that I would make when I was ready.
She told me that when I needed God I would find him through prayer. She taught me the most important philosophy was to love others, and not to judge
other people in the heavenly since.
I now accept the foundation of all major religions is an Internal Devine Spirit, that most call the Holy Spirit. What she taught me allowed me to
have an open mind.
In my life I have been lucky enough to be exposed to Loving people from most major religions. I realized that I would not personally be able to
condemn any of them to hell without accepting hell as my own judgment.
I have accepted that all the people that are called prophets were men that connected to the Holy Spirit, and I consider them all my teachers.
All the prophets claimed that those who turn to the righteous principle of do no harm except in just defense will be forgiven for their past mistakes.
A concept that I fully believe in.
I see how each religion is a compliment to the others, and can see past Ritual Salvation to the true Spirit that lies behind all the Rituals and
Those who have become so obsessed by the notion that they posses the only right way to God, or even those who think they have the only right way to
govern the world are guilty of genocide.
The only right way is to Love your neighbor and to do unjust harm to anyone. This is the foundation of All the religions, and anyone who doesn't agree
simply does not understand the religious texts they are reading.
Anyone who finds a message of hate or condemnation in their religion has been indoctrinated into false understanding of Scripture.
Many men who stand at the pulpit, with their hands out waiting for your money to feed them, claim to know God but prove by words of separation,
intolerance and hate that they are mistaken.
The problem with being brought up with a false understanding of Any Scripture is you have been told that to believe anything else will lead to
For the mind to overcome such dogma is very problematic. Fear of hell keeps the person from exploring any other possibilities. Even other
possibilities within their own religion.
Most Atheist/Agnostic that I have met, were either raised Atheist/Agnostic or were indoctrinated into a religion of fear that condemns most of the
world to hell, simply for not following the correct dogma.
It saddens me that so many people are Atheist/Agnostic because of the separation, fear and hate taught by most churches.
My hope is one day everyone will be able to have a personal relationship with the Divine part of themselves, and discover the true meaning of
My hope is that everyone will feal comfortable reading All the Scripture and find what I have found.
The truth can be found in all if them, once you get past the wrong understanding taught by those who in their self-righteousness have twisted the
Scripture and caused division, separation and genocide.
Peace, Tolerance, and some day acceptance and unification of all through the Holy Spirit. The Divine voice of Love and Reason in you, in me, in
We are all God's children and Love is the Divine concept that will one day unify mankind to the age of enlightenment, a time predicted in all the
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