Thanks for the replies...
, nice to have you!
Well, first, let me just comment on what I said about "Zeitgeist".
I saw these productions just a couple of days ago. Before that I just had it up to here
with people jabbin about that movie. Finally, I just
could not take it and had to watch them (and with "it" I guess I mean my own bias...)
I think they are pretty neat. I do not concur with every single detail, but over-all, it sums it up pretty good.
And the part about religion does leave some
to wish for, but still, it presents the subjects very pedagogical (or how you say that) and it
feels pretty solid.
But for most parts of it all, it is alreday known to me, thanks to independent research, both from reading and from spiritual reflections and
thank you very much (!). And of course, from dwelling at ATS...most of that stuff is actually old news!
But I think I will let my dear Mom have it her way. She has been through some rough times in her life, and it is not like she is getting younger...
But mind you, she has been having her thoughts about my
spiritual approach as well, but lately she has not made any comments on them so maybe I
will treat her with the equal respect...
But you must know that Orthodox Christianity is very extreme
in some views. For one, it is an extremely homofobic
philiosophy. It is
also very set on the fact that the followers of that religion are saints
and all, I mean all
the others are seen upon as heretics and
will be sent to eternal damnation at the "utter day". I read her sort of "diploma" they get once they confessed... I clearly makes out that she
will go to heaven, but I, and the rest of the family memebers will most probably not
. At least not if you take that stuff by letter, and that
what you should do. It is otrhodox
you know...not liberal at any
I know she loves me, and the rest of us...but that spiritual choice of hers...man, it makes me uneasy.
But yeah, I guess I'll leave her to it. Why even bother?
God knows...and God is not very conserned... God is aware of the intetions of your heart, for your heart is also a spark of God. Just like all that
lives, it is from the same Divine origin...
Just needed these thoughts out of my system.
Thanks for reading.
And yeah, let me just add one more thing. I am not saying that what I think is right
...I do not hold the eternal answers in the palm of my
hand, but I can sure recognize something that is...hmm...farther from the truth. I know this has been said but "I don't know what God is, I don't
know if anyone knows...but I know what God isn't
." Heh, I kind of jolted a bit when I heard that, because I that is exactly
always said myself in this sort of discussion...