Originally posted by Realtruth
Very Interesting point having a relationship with God out of the church, according to most religions if you don't go to prayer, mass and gatherings
you are not a devote religious person, therefore making you not a person of God, thus making the religious institutions judgmental and looking only
for money to run their agendas.
Am I off base here?
No you hit the nail head on.
I don't consider myself religious. I don't belong to any religious denomination.
I would consider myself spiritual
though. I do not disregard any religious truths, as all religions (well most not all) have some truth to them
in their books or oral traditions. I am open to all ideas pertaining to each and have not shut myself off from any.
I choose not to join any though. For lack of a better reason, I don't want to be sucked up in the corruption.
I find God within myself and every other piece of life. I do not need to go outside of myself to find God, to find truth. It is already here. It is
within all of us.
Granted, everyone's perception of God may be very different and that's alright. God is still love.
I do pray, I do meditate, I do show thanks for the life I am given. I just don't do those in a 'house of God' so to speak. Its funny, the bible
mentions how each person is a temple of God, yet the Christian churches sprung up soon after Yeshua passed away. I find it pretty ironic. And the
Jewish temples had been there for thousands of years prior.
I think religion was used to help people find their moral compass. When killing your neighbor was ok because he stole a loaf of bread, or chopping his
hand off like they still do in places like Morocco, that's when these sort of biblical laws were necessary.
I know what is 'right' and 'wrong' for me. I have my own strong moral compass and I find it unnecessary to go outside myself to find such
You do not have to be a devout religious person to be a child of God. We are all children of God, even the atheists. Belief is irrelevant, we will all
be God's children no matter what. You do not all of a sudden cut God out because you ignored Him/Her/It for some time. It all comes back around
Ask for a spiritual experience yourself, from your own higher power, and you will never need a church or religious book again. It is interesting to
read holy books, but that does not mean I need it to find my God. You don't either.
Churchs need cash flow to stay afloat, correct. The Pope has billions of dollars in artifacts and gold, yet there are millions of starving people in
the world. I cannot subscribe to a religion of such hypocrisy. And no, don't tell me its the Pope's priveledge because he is the bearer of Christ's
message on Earth. You know that's not true.
The Pope had been hijacked hundreds of years ago by those wishing to control and manipulate rather than spread a message of good will...
One doesn't have to look very far to see the current Pope's hypocrisy. Not only was he a member of the hitler youth during WW2, he now attacks other
Christian churchs because they don't follow apostolic precession. Like he even knows what that is!
I am skeptical to believe that an Apostle even started a church. Yeshua ben Joseph never wanted a church/religion to follow him in the first place.
He always mentioned 'go straight to the Father.' There is no mention (maybe in the corrupted versions of the Roman bible I guess) of how he ever
wanted a religious following. He was sent to disband the current religious order, I don't think he would have created another one.
He said it best, himself. Not long after my death, my truth will be greatly corrupted.
Well, Rome took over that job for him...including countless other mistranslations and addenums/subtractions.
#, Christians for the most part don't even use Yeshua's real name. They call him Jesus, the Romanized version of Yeshua.
Let me spread some knowledge here, I'll do some research for you.