posted on May, 12 2013 @ 02:38 PM
Why do people feel the overwhelming need to convince others to believe what they believe or to "confirm" their dis-belief? If ANY subject was less
productive, I would be wholeheartedly amazed!
First, people are raised differently. For example, I was raised by my mother to question everything. Little did she realize that by consistently
nurturing this motivation, I would do it as literally as I have. My mother is a very Christian person, both the negative and positive aspects. I,
however, am not.
Second, YOUR faith, belief, or lack thereof has no serious influence over mine unless I allow it. Same for everyone else. Does that make those whom
you successfully turn towards your beliefs gullible? no. There are MANY factors involved in that equation. A few obvious ones.. Perhaps they were
already interested, perhaps they were secretly and looking for affirmation in others. PERHAPS they really are that gullible. Whatever the reason, they
were obviously not 100% against the philosophy, or one would fail to convert them.
Finally, what do YOU get out of "saving" someone? Honestly, I've always wondered this. It's human nature to be "repaid" for our deeds. That's
the main cause for monetary systems. "You want this, what will you exchange for it?". So what's the compensation one receives for "converting"
someone? I've been told before, "I'm just a messenger and now that I've brought you the "news", your blood is no longer on my hands." Why was
it EVER on YOUR hands? I chose my destiny, I took responsibility for that decision and I have a clear conscience.
You want me to ask for a test. I have already done that many times. The difference is, my higher power is not an "invisible person" who created
everything and then walked away. My higher power doesn't claim to have love for it's creations, like a father to his children, and then punish and
damn them - I am a father of six and could NEVER treat my children that way. My Higher power is the self. Why? Because at the end of every day, I am
the one in the proverbial mirror, I am the one I must face, and I am the one who must live in either approval or disapproval of my actions. The
omnipresent and all know judge of the hearts of men is their own conscience. Am I godless? perhaps. Am I without faith? no. I have faith that in the
vastness of the universe, the stars shall illuminate the inhabitants of their planets, and bring life anew. I have faith that regardless of the bad in
our world, the good will always outweigh it, even when it appears to be that the bad is winning.
I suggest that you be happy with your choices and accept others for theirs. At the end of the day, your conscience will tell you if you need to make
amends, and so will theirs. And if they have no conscience, they will be their own undoing.