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Originally posted by Ralphy
Sometimes it seems as if people use religion in the context of an insurance policy. Something to cover what they think they did wrong to get into a place they think they want to go.
What good is it if your deity forgives you but you don't forgive yourself?
Whatever happened to come as you are?
People try so hard to become something they think we be an acceptable offering to their deity only to find out they can never measure up. Sure people may say they are saved and forgiven but most people don't live as if they are loved. Most people think love is conditional, at least that's the conclusion I get when I look at the world.
Maybe we don't need an insurance policy.
Maybe we are forgiven when we forgive ourselves.