reply to post by Belcastro
It's as good a 'theology' as anything else. Most of it is guess work anyways.
So called 'holy books' are full of error and human ideas. None are directly written by God.
Gotta trudge through life and try to figure it out ...
MY "theology" .... based on experience...
God the Father, God the Son, God the Holy Spirit all real and all active.
The 'dead' aren't dead, but they go on living in spirit in the next life.
Ghosts are souls with unfinished business or attachments. "Purgatory' on earth.
The 'saints' are active and can communicate/work with with humans.
There are evil spirits. I've encountered a few. When they are around, there is no mistaking it.
Aliens aren't demons. Aliens are organic. Demons are etherial.
Heaven and Hell are real. Self righteous idiots who think that only people who worship like them will go to Heaven will, themselves, probably end up
COMMON SENSE THEOLOGY - God doesn't get angry if you eat meat on Fridays; or if you are a woman and don't wear a hajib; or if you use birth control;
or if you drink alcohol in moderation; or if you worship Him in a Synagogue rather than a Church; or ..... . What He gets angry about is people
using His name for stupid things .... like flying airplanes into buildings full of people; slaughtering others who worship Him differently than you;
inventing religions while claiming God said to do so; faking visions of heavenly beings giving 'messages' ... I wouldn't want to be those people
on Judgement Day.
The calls for slaughter by God in the Old Testament and Qu'ran aren't really from God. Those are humans being evil in God's name .. claiming that
God wants the slaughter when in fact it was the humans who wrote those horrid things who really wanted the slaughter.
So called 'holy books' aren't really all that holy. You have to trudge through them to find truth.
Reincarnation is real. God can do what He wants and if He wants to send people back to Earth to give it another try to get it right ... He can do so.
No one religion has it right. The Jews, Christians, Buddhists, and Hindus have parts right. The Wiccans (harm ye none) are probably the only totally
peaceful bunch on the planet. Major parts of organized religion really dumb people down and hold them back. However, some good can come from some
organized religions - (like hospitals, volunteers working with the poor, writings of the saints and/or mystics - like St. John of the Cross).
Creationism/Evolution - God can do whatever He wants. He can use whatever means He wants to create people. He could have used creationism. He could
have used evolution. He could have used some other method. It doesn't matter. As long as God is acknowledged as the author of humanity .. it just
It's important to be open minded and accept truth when it presents itself, rather than cling to man made notions disguised as truth. When a
religious notion can be disproven, it is important to toss it out and not cling to it because some organized religion says that you'll go to hell if
you reject their 'truth'.
Example - Genesis (Adam & Eve). Genesis is proven wrong. It simply did not happen. It's not possible that the earth is only 6,000 years old. So,
in the search for truth, the book of Genesis HAS to be
acknowledged as a creation myth and not as truth.
Example - It is a proven fact that God didn't hand Moses the 10 commandments on top of a mountain top. It's been absolutely proven that the 10
commandments had been in use for hundreds and hundreds of years prior to Moses supposedly climbing up that mountain. Acknowledging that absolute
truth is important to finding truth.
And of course, this 'theology' can easily change, and probably will.
As more is experienced and more is learned, it MUST change.
To cling to something that is proven wrong stops spiritual growth.