posted on May, 20 2006 @ 11:11 PM
Actually, Great Tech, prayer is any activity that brings you closer to God.
For you this may be reading the bible, or fasting, or obeying certain scribbles in a book.
For myself, it's drinking and talking with friends (if God is in each of us - for the Holy Spirit is part of the Trinity, part of God, and the Holy
Spirit resides in each of us - then we are drinking and talking with God), it's singing in the shower (whoever said praise had to be in public... or
sound good...), it's being kind to people who have done nothing for me.
That's what's most important for strengthening your bond with the Holy Trinity. A book is simply a book. It may be important, but the book is not
God. Nor did God make the book. Even if it is divinely inspired (which I disagree with, since there's parts of the bible that are missing) then it
becomes the Word of God, as interpreted by Man - and Man is sinful. We should take the Book as advice, not as law.
The ONLY basic is that you love each other. That's the only one. Every other one is just another way of trying to bring yourself closer to God.
Want to know another way I found? Besides eating, drinking, and singing (which are all VERY fun by the way - rocking out/singing praise with the
Beatles is awesome), I enjoy questioning.
Not just questioning science, or philosophy, but religion. We need to question our faith, to see where it is strong, and where it is weak. For
example, some people consider Roman Catholicism to be the only way. "Why?" I ask. I questioned that a long time ago. I could find no reason. For
many other religions claim to have their enlightenment come from a God or Gods. Why should one book be more reliable than any other? No, God, I
believe, has chosen to reveal itself through many different ways. Every religion has something to contribute, just as every person has a few words of
wisdom to tell.
So, questioning - not the most important, but a useful "supplement" as you put it.