posted on Jun, 28 2004 @ 07:03 PM
I'm in the mix somewhere, but I prefer to follow my own path rather than one that has already been laid out as someone else's. I believe none of
the religions that exist today are 100% perfect, and I would not be able to say that I truly belong to just one's ideology.
I was born a Roman Catholic, but refused to get confirmed and left because I thought it would be hypocritical of me to willfully belong to a religion
that I almost entriely did not believe in.
Today, after years of searching, and a major in philosophy of religion, I would classify myself as a Zenist Wiccan, but with several notes added
I do not believe in a heaven or hell.
I do not believe in a single god, but instead that all life is at some level god (kinda like the force or Gaia)
I believe that life has always existed, simple as that, there is no begining and no end. I believe that life on earth came from another planet in the
form of single celled organisms that traveled on an asteroid or comet that hit earth billions of years ago and life evolved from those single cells
into what we have today.
I believe that for a human mind to fully comprehend what goes on with life and the universe and base morality, they need a fully open mind, and
comprehension of the old Socratic idea that we know nothing.
I believe in magik, I have witnessed and taken part in its use. I believe that it is a tool, and as such morally neutral. It can be used for good or
evil like any other tool.
I believe that the powers that be are distant, not taking part in the day to day lives of humans by aswering petty wants and desires, but instead
directing the path of life itself, including humans.
I also believe though that one can bring the attention of the powers to oneself through things like prayer or magik, especially when they are for
truly good intentions.
I believe that we all have innate energy or mana that allows us to do that which we currently think to be beyond mere humans.
Well I don't know quite what that makes me, a little bit of a lot of religions I guess. But I believe it, through my experences, meditations and
interactions it's been formed.