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Originally posted by newday
reply to post by Skyfloating
What you need to do is re-define what is real in such a way as to allow for all the separate beliefs to be true.
Define reality in such a way as to allow for there both to be gods and not be gods at the same time.
Originally posted by marg6043
One of the hardest things for a one line thinker (that is what I call any extremist thoughts) is that you can achieve any level of spirituality and have your own set of believes that no necessarily have to match a certain religious believe, group or church. This level of spirituality can come from personal experiences and self discovery. Yes we may have a teacher that could influence us but that teacher no necessarily has to be from any religious groups or denomination.
Or we may achieve that spirituality on self worth.
Is unconceivable for many to be able to function without a system of believes or a self appointed mediator between their religion and their God.
No necessarily people need to link a higher power, energy or entity to any type of religion but it only takes a personal understanding of what that power is to achieve the en lighting needed for spirituality.
The same way that I will respect anybody that have the need to link their faith to a Church, group or religion or particular god.What makes a person happy and satisfy is a personal choice.
ATS should have a button for
"I read and acknowledge/appreciate your post and have nothing to add"
That would save a lot of writing space, a lot of unnecessesary chatter, and improve the overall relationship between ATS members.