posted on Aug, 11 2012 @ 10:00 AM
I think you have to ask the question a different way.
The real question is "If there is a God, does God believe in you and why?
In other words "what purpose do we serve in the eyes of a supreme being?
What is our purpose?
What is the goal of our existence?
In the last few years I too began questioning things to determine what I believed and why. For the record I was raised Catholic. What I found was that
I along with most people have the beliefs I do because they were choices of my parents not of myself. As I embarked on a journey to find out what I
believed in I found that Christianity, Islam and Judaism ALL come from the same texts attributed to the writings of Moses but that those writings are
likely just a loose collection of poems, songs, history and folk tales that had been recorded in written rather than verbal form for the the first
time in history. Imagine that you were around when man first began writing things down that could be preseved for another generation. This would seem
like the technological advancement of the millenia and would be considered "Sacred". I could write volumes here based on the research I've done but in
short I came to view Hinduism as the religion most closely aligned with my beliefs that a supreme being exists and one has to acheive a certain level
of consciousness and awareness to interact with it - in life or in death.
The first step on this journey is to be able to honestly filter out all the influences that affect how you think to get down to the truth of what you
- You have to be self aware enough to admit to yourself when you are lying to yourself.
- You have to recognize when you are being influenced by ideas that are popular but not true
- You have to recognize when you are being influenced by people that are popular and that you may love but may be giving you bad information.
Only when you can do these three things are you ready to start discovering high levels of consciousness on your way to what you might call God.
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