posted on Aug, 19 2008 @ 04:43 AM
reply to post by Epsillion70
I agree. Life is what you make of it, and there is no one philosophy absolutely required in order to express and properly utilize it. Many religious
people speak of how their god encourages free will, but always at the expense of eternal damnation. That is not a real choice. Is being forced to
choose between eating a lobster or a plate of burning twigs really an option? Even a goat would not choose the twigs, yet free will is spoken of in
many organized religions as being the ultimate gift, if you do what you are told.
Personal understanding is personal. I, nor anyone else requires any specific religion or philosophy in order to fully utilize their true potential.
Remember, a Buddah is a person who chooses their own path to enlightenment. Buddhists are just one example of this. Anyone has the potential to become
a Buddah, but often times, one's life can make the devotion and sacrifices required more difficult than what that path requires. I still think it
wasn't the best decision for the Buddah to leave his wife and children to follow his path, yet it produced beautiful results.
What I am getting at, is that a mother of three children just isn't going to have the time and energy to create a new path of cosmic understanding,
when there are already many that can and do fit the bill. Some more than others and therein lies the trick. If people choose to focus on humanity's
eternal damnation, then that is what they will receive. They will see it everywhere, for they have already impressed upon themselves that it is
inevitable, and they are already spared destruction, and it is reflected in their behaviors.
Many Christians, and others refuse to act that way, how can you love your neighbor as your self, if you are constantly building new mental constructs
as to what defines a neighbor? A neighbor is on my block, or city, or state or country, and we can morally go to war whenever we want, simply because
a guy called the president says so? NO.
War is also a choice, just it has been taken mostly out of the hands of the people who would most likely make a better decision, organized anything
does that. Things will come around.