Back in junior/primary school i used to Play with Pokemon card's (Ironically this was a church of England school) I used to watch as the playground
was filled with crazed kids swapping and battling to gain some sort of popularity in this ongoing game which revolved around pictures and writing
printed on paper and card, To those primary school kids this was A Religion. However it was also a trend that passed, Just as religion has done for
If i made up a perfect image of a father/God like figure in my mind today and made him my deity then wrote a book about him and became so engrossed in
my belief that the said figure could be my one salvation from eternal damnation people would look at me funny, they would laugh and tell me I'm a
nut-job but in reality how is this any different from belief in any other established religion?
If my belief was so strong in this figure i had just made up in my mind one day was so strong that id be willing to do practically anything in his
name how would that be any different to any other established religion?
Nobody's idea of God is the same, God is an entirely unique perspective based on your own individual personality, What you really believe in is
"God" is everything good in you, a lighthouse in the darkness and a light to guide you.
People have many different names for this Light and some who live in darkness don't see it all.
It just seems logical to me that people attach their own belief in themselves to some form of deity in order to reach for something already located
However belief can be misguided, If belief is given a set of rules those rules can be bent depending on the individual even distorted to justify ones
actions, This is when people get hurt...
Sorry all i was just putting down some of my thoughts on the subject, However you shouldn't take any of ramblings literally because they and my mind
are open to elaboration, Just thought it would be nice to bounce some of my thoughts off ATS
edit on 22/4/12 by TedHodgson because: (no reason given)