posted on Nov, 12 2009 @ 02:51 PM
I was raised in a very very European Catholic Family, interestingly, all my siblings are just as strong personality types as my mother, so there was
grounds for major locking of horns over it. Funnily enough, I cant remember one arguement about "losing my religion". This is possibly because that
strong will was thankfully coupled with lack of need to gain acceptance for ideals or understandings when discovered through arguement.
I understand why people require religions to follow, but to me its just all a learned behaviour, with some good moral guidance for societies to
function without anarchy, but they are also a tool to establish power bases.
Abrahamic faiths particularly (but others too) are a like a chastitiy belt worn to keep fear locked up in side you.
Where I lost my enslavement to a doctrine, I gained a understanding of self and freedom and a connection to my true function in the universe, to
simply live today , each day with love and joy in order to give awarness to creational source and collective mind. I dont need any "religion" to
just live do I now?
I don't ever try and sway my folks on their belief, I have conversations with them if they want to on their god. I respect them enough to enjoy the
comfort they seem to get from it. I have been to Israel a few times, and I always make sure I do the pilgramage sites becasue I love the history, but
also to come home and show them where jesus born, preached, ate, died etc, I take absolute delight in sharing that with them.
[edit on 12-11-2009 by zazzafrazz]