posted on Aug, 8 2011 @ 09:41 AM
Originally posted by SeattlesFinest
reply to post by darrman
This is why i have a hard time picking "my religion".
They make us think thing's like this and make sudden actions without putting any logical thought into it.
That's why you gotta search for the root meaning. The way it was before "they" added all the extra stuff. "They" being other, imperfect humans.
You have to sort through what you yourself are capable of understanding, and decide for yourself what the meaning is, without relying on a man in a
robe or a white collar or a long beard or a funny hat or whatever "they" wear. Also, come to terms that no human is capable of understanding
everything when it comes to the secrets of the universe. So if you see or read something that doesn't make sense at first, don't discount it as
nonsense just yet. Look for the deeper meaning. Or it could be that you just were not meant to, or are just not ready yet, to understand that
particular part. That's also why we are forced to work together and help eachother find the answers, because no one person has all the pieces to the
puzzle. I look at it as a great adventure, exciting and sometimes scary, but never be scared of Hell or anything like that. There is no such thing as
spending an eternity in hell other than creating such a miserable, dark, negative, fearful existence that you yourself plunge your body, mind, heart
and spirit into its own hell. Which is just as bad, in a way. I think that since we have our own definition of good and evil, we punish ourselves
accordingly. You can't lie to yourself, so when you commit that sin, you have to live in guilt and fear for the day you will have to pay for that
sin. Even if you put it out of your mind, the parts of your subconscious that you can't begin to understand are keeping track, and over time, living
a life of evil will change you into a paranoid, fearful, greedy, miserable, wretched shadow of your formal self. On the other hand, when you live a
life of giving to others and sacrificing your time to help others and you expend your physical and emotional energy to something that helps others or
the world in general but does not bring you any immediate or perhaps any forseeable rewards at all, and you go out of your way to simply say things
that are kindhearted in nature, especiallly doing all these thongs for a stranger and especially when a payment or mere word of thanks is offered and
you refuse it and give all credit to "God" or "the universe" or your choice of words for "the creator" or "the existence", or "the
lifeforce" or "the light", then you will begin to feel spiritual rewards that money cannot buy and you begin to realize that you ate actually happy
that you're not rich and powerful because it probably would have made you a miserable jerk. In short, you don't Have to pick a religion. Study any
that come your way, and take from it what YOU consider to be valuable. We all have a great inner instinct and a natural sense of right and wrong. We
just don't know it, but "god" is everywhere, especially inside me and you. So listen to yourself, your deep self... Listen to God.