posted on Nov, 30 2009 @ 11:15 AM
Since a child I have vigorously searched the world's religions for the "right fit", for me. I have studied many sacred texts, and have participated
in major religion's ceremonies as well as studied several branches of paganism for years. But all of them felt hollow and untrue. The stories of each
one felt like nothing more than man made myths. Regardless of whether they were found in ancient Greece, or Christianity, India, or any other
people's location or time. They all reeked of humanities fears and insecurities. A jealous, yet omniscient & all powerful god? One who deeply cares
about what gender you may love (who just happens to side with those who first spoke of him & echo the morals of the society from which he arose
despite being the creator of all life in the universe?). Please! I was never a good member of any of them, because I never stopped asking questions,
and I never truly believed whatever dogma was required.
But then as now, there is one spiritual path that still feels right & true for me. That gives me a language and focus through which I can notice and
give thanks for the truly miraculous gift this world and life truly is. And that is sun "worship", and moon worship, and trees and oceans etc. Why
not cut out the middle man/god, and go for the real inspiration of so many of the world's faiths? Most rituals at their root were about celebration
and communication with the sun; to bless our crops and to return from the longest night of the year (and the death which lurked there which our modern
way of life only hints at). At their base, even the most humo-centric religions were inspired by the sun.
While I have never felt the presence of God or Jesus, Mohammed, Moroni, Zeus, Osiris, etc, I can see and feel the sun, moon, and oceans. They are 100%
real and 100% vital to life, and are just as deserving (if not more) of our most profound gratitude than the 1000's of gods cast in the human mold. I
do not need something to be like me (i.e. human), for it to be worthy of great veneration & respect, and "worship" to me is simply a useful language
with which to communicate this profound awareness & appreciation of the only true creator of life of which we are presently aware. And the sun does
not require I kill it's enemies to stay in it's good graces either, a big plus. A religion for atheists, if you will.