posted on Nov, 28 2008 @ 04:57 PM
I also found the need to skip through the scripture posts also, as far as I am concerned, God is not indicative of a single religion, just some people
seem to wish it that way.
Why would anyone fear their God? is not God supposed to be all Forgiving and Loving? those words tell me that my Goddess and God, would never condemn
me to an eternal existance of suffering for anything, and I wouldn't for a second believe would ever wish my soul to suffer.
I've read Old and New Testaments, I'm a huge fan of the Old testament I have to admit, fantastic tales.
As for sins, sins are activities where morals come into play, you either have them or you don't, and if you want to hang yourself off a hook while
wearing rubber and chewing on a tennis ball, as long as there are no unwilling victims, then why not? not for me to condemn, people like pedophiles,
rapists, and any other kind of very objectionable activity, they are down to Human behaviour, the Human mind if you will.
And like most everyone else, I would condemn those people, even execute them, which was always the Pagan way, man dishing out justice for the
protection of the Human Race and society, it's only when organised religion came along that people began to look upon God as something to fear, and
fearing God, gave the so called leaders of these religions the power they still posses today, I think it is a little ironic, that the richest church
in the world, causes much of the suffering it preaches to end.
In fact it was the work of the missionaries who went out and spoke the supposed word of the organised faiths, that a lot of the problems we see today
came about, people didnt need to be told about Gods wrath, what they needed was to be left alone with their own faith which had served them well since
Mankind first walked the Earth.
I've said it before, all religion started in the same place and will end there, it is only when people started to disagree and saw they could become
powerful, that organised religion started, splitting time and time and time again, faction leading to faction etc, all that was needed was a powerful
speaker, someone with a small amount of knowledge, or the ability to convince people they had spoken to God and God told them etc.
People became so afraid that to go against these people, became a sin in itself, and we all know from current world events, to fear something is to
bow down before it and take what it gives out, ALL IN THE NAME OF God.
People and myself who follow a similar path to mine, we don't need to sit in a box to confess the things others feel are sins, if I have feelings of
guilt, then I can find a place to be alone and ponder, even pray if I need to, I would rather sit in amongst the creations of the creator, the wonders
and beauty that make people gasp in awe, IMO God from any faith would rather me sit amongst the wonders and beauty of nature, than a building made of
manifactured epitaphs to the people who paid for it to be built, those are monuments not to any God, but to the person who built them.
I'm not dissing any faith here, not intentionally anyhow, let people live their own lives as they see fit, I'm simply sharing how my life is lived
and that of many many thousands of others.
Not so long ago, I would be executed for what I have just said, and still would in some countries.