Originally posted by AfterInfinity
reply to post by dodol
What scared you away from deism?
I experienced three times of Out of Body experience for several seconds each within the last 4-5 years (The feeling was like watching my life through
a TV Screen, I can't describe this well, because it was so fast when it happened)
And the last time it happened was last December, after watching the YouTube video about "Our life is Simulation"
After that, I started to experience conflicts in my minds, mostly because of believing too much in gnostic myths.
(I purposely read gnostic myths, just to collect materials for writing a sci-fi story, but slowly, the myths started to poison my thoughts)
Then I found the answer
that miraculously and completely removed the idea of 'the
creator' from my faith. I realized that all disturbing thoughts appeared because I took gnostic myths literally.
Being a deist, I always had a feeling of the creator watching over me.
And being a deist, I also had this kind of negative thinkings:
"God, the creator, created me better than some people around me"
I don't want the kind of thinkings that put myself above other people because we are all equal. I also realize that it's just that these human bodies
that we possess, that make us feel that we are greater or lower than others.
After doing a couple of meditations and reading wisdom teachings from Lotus Sutra, Gospel of Thomas, and some posts in ATS, I begin to see the truth
in Buddhism, mysticisms, etc,
I begin to treat people around me nicer than when I was an ignorant person (I feel like there is a force inside me that push me to do that)
I love the way I live now
edit on 17-1-2013 by dodol because: (no reason given)