posted on Jul, 4 2010 @ 11:36 AM
I have learned over the years, it is easier to go with the flow of things than to fight it. As an example, I play guitar with some older guys, a
couple of them invite me to play guitar with them in church. After we play and go through the services, we talk for a bit before leaving. It`s when we
talk, that I normally get the question. Hey, why don`t you join our church. I ask them, why? Oh, it would be good for you. I then ask them, wasn`t
what we just did good for all of us? They say, oh my, yes it was. I then tell them, well that`s good, and to think, I didn`t have to join your church
just to make it good. You see, as I tell them, just because we don`t have the exact same beliefs, doesn`t mean we can`t be friends, and can`t get
along with one another. In fact, to this very day, they still invite me to play guitar with them in church, but have dropped the, what I call
the"pushing"of me to join their church. Do I set though the services? Yes I do. Why do I if I don`t believe in the things they teach? Out of respect
for my friends, knowing this is what they need in their lives at this time.
Many religions can`t see it that way though. Either you believe their way, or, you are unclean in their eyes. Though I have no problem with them
having their belief, because I know it is what they need at that time, what I find troubling is when they use that belief to judge me with. One person
such as this, told me that if i didn`t follow the teachings of the book, and not go to church, i may end up not being one of Gods chosen people. I
asked him if this was a normal thing, to go around judging people like this. He said , oh no, it`s God who judges you. I asked him if he was God then.
He looked at me funny, and said, no. I asked him why then are you judging me. He said oh no, it`s God who will be judging you. I said correct, that
makes you God then, right? Well, why do you say that. I told him, if it is God who judges people, then why are you making that judgment of me before
God does? He got a little red in the face, and told me he was sorry.
The main point in this is, we are all at one level or another in our lives right now, good or bad. And what we use to get ourselves through these
times is all up to each of us. It doesn`t make anyone of us right or wrong. We are not put here to judge each other, but to judge ourselves by our
actions and reactions to all the things we may do, and, to all the things that happen within our lives, and how it affects those around us. It`s not
about me, or you alone, it`s about every one of us all together.
As for God. Some use the name God, others the One Creator. Either way, when I want to see God/ One Creator, I just look at those who are around me at
the time, or look within myself, or look at the world around me to find the source.
[edit on 4-7-2010 by FiatLux]