reply to post by godlover25
I believe we are all connected to One Source, and that this physical life is a stopping-off place for our souls.
I believe we are here to learn, and as I as well as others have stated, that we return again and again until we are prepared to be reunited with the
Source. I believe we will all get to that reunion point in the end.
I believe there are unseen and only peripherally understood (for most of us) beings that do help us; angels, guides, whatever you want to call them.
I believe humans are capable of MUCH MORE than we have so far figured out how to do.
I believe the biggest lesson is love and compassion, and caring for ONE ANOTHER.
I do NOT believe in a white-haired old guy sitting on a throne in the clouds doling out primary school discipline and sending people to burn forever
in hell. Nor do I believe in this "Trinity" concoction. (And if there must be three "faces" of God, why is the Holy Spirit, at the very LEAST, not a
I believe that modern Abrahamic religions are concoctions by
men, trying to understand what we can't understand, and who wrote
down theories and ideas about those things.
I could say that "right now I'm Divinely Inspired by the Holy Ghost to tell you this on behalf of God", but there's nothing really to back that up. I
don't claim it; I claim that I think about these things, and don't have any answers, and don't believe many of the answers that others have come up
with. I believe a book written by one group of people thousands of years ago is fine for posterity and study; like a curiosity. I do not believe it
is "truth". One can glean just as much "theology" from reading the Dune series by Frank Herbert, for example.
Every time researchers and historians come up with "new findings" on past events and people, the old versions are revised, updated, and edited. The
same should be happening with religious handbooks. What we thought we knew about Thomas Jefferson has just been exposed as false; every day there are
"recent" findings and changes of "history". Religion is NOT ABOVE being updated, revised, and made sensible.
That's what I believe. Do I repent that? Nope. It's common sense, which was a birthright endowed to me by the universe. I believe I'm part of that
universe; that we all are, and that we are connected, inextricably. I believe humanity has a curiosity and a deeply embedded wish to know why we are
here, from where we came, and where we are going. I don't believe humanity has it figured out now, nor did they thousands of years ago.
We depend on this planet for EVERYTHING, and we are all in this together. I believe that we should behave like it.
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