posted on Jan, 11 2013 @ 10:40 AM
Originally posted by Jykan
I understand what you're saying. But it seems to me that in what you describe anyone could claim to be religious to 'their' god just by being true to
I know I probably need a shift in conciousness on this but I do find it hard to correlate organised religion with spirituality. I think I used to be
a spiritual person, now I'm not so sure.
Oh, trust me. I'm anything BUT organized.
If you're looking for a sense of community, join an organized church.
If you're looking for a sense of inner-harmony, you might have to take that journey alone.
Don't get me wrong. I'm not saying religions are evil and should be avoided. I'm just trying to open you up to different routes to take. There is no
one valid path. All roads lead to Rome. The trick is to find the one that works for you.
The whole community church thing never appealed to me. It's what drove me away from religion/spirituality. Luckily, I found another path.
And sometimes it's not even about God. Buddhists (contrary to what my username might lead one to believe, I actually am NOT a Buddhist) don't exactly
believe in a God...they believe more of a "power" to use the anthropological term. Some believe in a "force," and some believe in deities.
If you're asking me how being good and honest turns into a belief in God, then I'm not sure how to answer that. My transformation took a very long
time and it was difficult to see it as it was happening. Now I can look back on 10 years and see how each gradual incident or coincidence added up to
the big picture. And when I do look back, I see that it all started with that honest desire I keep talking about.
Things have a way of falling into place if you let them. And I think that realization of "things falling into place" is the beginning of understanding
some sort of divine intelligence. You can see it work...and you start to wonder about it, and you experience it, then you embrace it and eventually
you have no choice but to start to believe in it because you are a witness to it
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