posted on Sep, 22 2008 @ 08:38 AM
Background: Born in Australia, still live here. I went to a Catholic school, was baptized at age 8 by my old man's miss' who hit the road
after i criticized her for trying to convince me God was the overlord for the Catholics and no other religion - luckily i made it to age 8 and avoided
the 'brain washing'.
Current Belief: Possibly an Agnostic, but the vagueness of being one means:
You believe in God. Religions claim to be the single faith and questioning such a fact will ensure you don't goto Heaven and pretty much fail God -
each religion claims the word of God is written for them, even though contradicting himself left right and center.
Therefore; logically why would you dedicate your life, knowing (Whilst ignoring your die-hard belief in your chosen faith) God has said from other
sides that you are wrong.. So no matter which choice you make, your wrong according to another text written by God? Dismissing this text as basis for
your belief to support one side of the argument is the most ignorant thing a person can do.. Delusional belief fails before it has even begun.
I have held to myself, a belief which i determined was the correct path of belief & faith in God. I came to my conclusion 8 years ago and have not
questioned the existence of God, nor have i sought answers in a 'divine' power, nor since have i considered that predictions hold any level of truth
- all those things which you thought were 'higher' than your own existence & unexplainable; are just pushed to the side whilst maintaining a bit of
courtesy for those who have strong beliefs.
1) The understanding i came to can not be diluted by any other opinion, theory or philosophy. Once it was obvious, there was no deviation, no missing
pieces, nothing unanswered.
2) A series of events in my life, trying to understand previously irrelevant issues/ideas/beliefs and having '0' influences/suggestions put in my
path were major factors that opened my eyes.
Basically it was my goal to try and understand the limits of space, the function of time / consciousness and setting my mind at a target beyond the
theorized 'string' answer for everything. I wanted to scratch the surface & understand what lies beyond the current theoretic models.. That was my
3) I view ALL religions (Scientology is religious nonsense only thrive able via capitalism) as equal, each with the potential to change individuals
through to entire societies; enough so that they develop & live in their own Utopian 'heaven on earth', whilst guided by the religions teachings.
Basically there is good in all of them, but denying each of this truth leads to a factional struggle over such little details..
This will not be solved until our next generation.. The world will have to come together with a common interest, combine the good in all religions and
cast away the idea that another good person is your enemy, simply because they do so under another text of God.
Do i believe God influenced religion through these 'prophets'?
Honestly, without insulting anyone.. No.. But theres a slim chance of course.
I would have to believe that these prophets were simply born into the world as our children are today & thus confirm that higher intelligence occurred
in rare cases at birth thousands of years ago, the same way it does today.
Like many higher intelligence people, they would have immediately had a greater understanding of the world, their environment, the issues and had
They were then able to compile their knowledge/understanding into written text. Simply looking by contrast; at the time they would have known they
were VASTLY gifted compared to other people at the time and for lack of understanding their own body/mind at these ancient times, they simply sought
to explain their gift through another medium - God.
Why is this idea so outrageous for the average person or intelligent believer?
We fear for our own ability..