posted on Dec, 12 2010 @ 10:05 AM
While it would be easy to say yes or no, the idea that it boils down to I think, is do you or do you not believe that your life is your own property;
and therefore all that your life creates or produces. I like to put it this way, as humans of any faith or no faith can answer this question honestly
and without bias.
To paraphrase the late George Carlin, I often muse that I am not a very good american, nor a very good soldier because I like to form my own opinions.
As far as actual religion is concerned, I've come to the conclusion after much internal debate that all religions spring from much older knowledge,
and that they are like music.
Here's my analogy: Masses of people will listen to the music, but only actually hear the "sick beats", and "killer riffs". Out of those, a
few will hear the lyrics. Out of those few, maybe three will understand and comprehend them. Of those three, maybe....maybe just one will see the
ancient wisdom that is contained therein.