helen, I never stated the link between trinity and rosicrucianism was accurate, but knowing what I know of both they are nearly hand and glove.
Catholicism coming before Rosicrucianism of course.
I put in no "hateful" words.
And for your information, "Christianity" disgusted me so badly as what it made God into, it was one reason I became an atheist for 10 years.
During which time I redeveloped my ideas of life and spirituality, and through logic determined one truth. We have an "immortal soul//existance",
and whether or not that carries with us a personality or not, can't be answered, if we are reincarnated, ressurected, that can't be answered. But
what can be known for certain, simply through understanding the nature of "Existance//non-existnace" through reasoning (what makes us different from
animals), is that we do have an "individuality" that is not physical, and I feel this individuality is the TRUE us, not our bodies and minds, and
when we die that individuality "possesses a new-born life" and we are born again.
I virtually made up my own religion, finally coming to the conclusion after all, that there really is a God.
And the purpose of life is to experience this "universe" that "he" created. For without anything that exists to experience the stuff that
doesn't exist "rocks, earth, the sun" things that only exist when we see them and know them, without us and aliens or life what have you, these
things don't "exist".
And I also fear that MAYBE, just MAYBE, if we live lives of suffering, and cause others to suffer, that we will lose that individuality, that
seperates us from "God".
And I don't believe that becoming a part of "God" or what I called the "Great conciousness" is really a good thing.
I like my individuality, and I want to keep it through out eternity.
Which is kind of why I'm sad that so many people do cause suffering in this world, my odds of being reborn in such a life is good, and I may lose my
individuality through no fault of myself, but only through the fault of my mortal body. Because there will be no one else to teach me that you must
be good, and to be true and such.
But then there IS Freemasonry, hopefully in my next life I'll seek it out again
But note, I only believe in ONE truth. That there is a "soul//existance//individuality" and my soul is not yours. Other than that, I can explain
nothing, just like you can't.
Do we go to heaven when we die? Maybe, do we live again? Maybe, are we never born again, do we just float as a ghost, a memory for eternity?
That can not be answered.
But through logic, and reason, what can be answered, is that when you die, you do not just "cease to exist.".
That is more or less my religion. No religion on earth, not even buddhism supports it, so it is kind of sad, that my way of life is not known by
anyone else, I don't have 1billion people who believe exactly what I believe. But it's ok. I figure maybe later on in life, I will tell someone,
and they'll learn that there is one truth, that can't really be debated, but all else can be debated.
Even though I have no WISH what-so-ever to do so, I wish that somehow, all that I have thought about life and the soul, would be written down, in a
book that would never change, and then all the debate and discussions it sparks, would be written down, so that wise sages could teach the myriad of
views my way of thinking allows, rather than the solid and dogmatic stuff that most other religions preach.
But you know...this doesn't mean I'm going to go out and "convert" everyone who doesn't think my way.
Anyways...my interests are not in creating a religion. I would like to see people be incouraged to make up their own minds, and not so much be born
into a religion, and Masonry actually has done that, though in a different way I suppose.
It's almost like I was meant to be a Mason
Too bad I don't often act very masonically on this board, but maybe it's because no one knows who I am, and so I am free to giving way to anger,
because I'm "Annonymous", and so there's not really much to stop it.
Anyways, I hope my views of life spark a question in your mind.
I won't say what you believe is wrong, or persecute you for your beliefs, but I would say I personally feel it dangerous to believe you KNOW the
right answer, to what happens to our "existance" when we die.