reply to post by jiggerj
Now, your question is twofold. Why don't I believe in a god of the bible, and, why don't I believe in any higher power. I'll try to be
I couldn't care less about the "god" of the Bible. Literally, I couldn't care less. I might as well worship Harry Potter. So, no, that wasn't one
of my questions.
Now, if I handed you this list and asked to say yes or no on which god is real, you would say, NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO...(a thousand
times)...NO NO NO, Jesus YES, God YES.
Any of the regulars on this forum would tell you that's blatantly incorrect, regarding my view of spirituality.
Why don't I believe in any old higher power: Because there's no such thing as 'perfection'. There can be no such thing as a perfect being.
Perfect, flawless, going through all of eternity without EVER making a mistake.
That's because you have a human grasp of the idea of perfection. What if the nature of perfection is the ability to make mistakes? What if the idea
of perfection is the quality of imperfection, by which to learn that there is no way to NOT be flawed? To make peace with that?
The problem isn't the idea, it's how you're looking at it. If you want to ignore that fact, then go right ahead. I can't stop you. However, if
education is what you seek in this matter, you'll have to lose some of your preconceptions and self-taught ideals. We have been around certain ideas
for so long, we take them for granted, we take them as truth. We believe that wandering outside of that box is too risky, too dangerous, or just not
worthwhile. And that's why we never realize that there's a hundred other windows to look from, and we've each chosen the smallest window - the one
right in front of us.
As we grow up, we learn to notice more and more about what we see through that little window, and we connect the things we see in more and more ways.
But we continue to ignore the fact that if we cross the room, we'll see another panoramic view of what lies outside...and if we take two steps
sideways, THERE'S A DOOR. We ignore it because that room, that window, is familiar to us. And that means comfort. That means survival.
Step outside your comfort zone, let go of what's familiar, and expand your horizons. If you cannot do that, if you cannot at least try, I cannot
discuss this with you, because you will never listen, and we will never connect. But I hope you will try; I'm sure we have much to learn from one