Love everyone regardless of race language or religion without being hindered by any rules and regulations makes everything less complicating isn't it? Glad you like my religion Pandora B. Wanna sign up?
In the words of President Bill Clinton, “it depends how you define ‘is’.” I believe in God with out having to believe there is a God. I can understand God as a symbol, a figure of speech, for many of the things I find in life that no one has yet been able to explain. As such, it matters not if I can prove God does or does not exist but I can clearly see what God represents.
I believe in "something" beyond myself. I have no idea if there is a heaven out there somewhere and it doesn't really matter in the way I live. I don't think there is a hell, I think that we make our own hell here on Earth every day.
I believe that the bible has many wonderful things to teach us as long as we don't take everything so literally that we miss the point, but then so does almost every other book on philosophy, conduct, and humanity out there. For that matter, there are thousands of books, poems and songs that make me want to be a better person.
I believe that we should do the very best we can in every endeavor we set our hand to and treat the way we expect to be treated, this belief has nothing to do with a God or a religion it just seems like the best way to live.
I believe that we must learn to take responsibility for our own actions and choices in this life. That we must forgive people who hurt us and do our best to do as little harm as possible, because when we hold hate to close we are the only ones who really get hurt.
I believe that all things are connected and that animals know more about the "something" that is beyond me than I ever will.
If the Christ of the New Testament was the son of God or not makes no difference to me, he said some pretty powerful and insightful things that I believe are worth listening to. If I had to follow the ideals, hopes for humanity, whatever of any living person it would probably be Dean Koontz.
So, as you can see, I have no idea "what" I am. You tell me.
i have found much useful wisdom in the bible too but it is not my canon. i have also profited greatly from the tao te ching, the upanishads, the teachings of zoroaster and many other religious texts. but for me, the ability to lisdten to the voice of the divine in all things, even those seemingly inanimate is my guiding light in life and i find comfort in the voice of the silence.
Exactly.... to both of you. The only religious text I have never found truth in is the Book of Mormon, but then I am a woman. I have nothing against Mormon's in general, I have known several good ones, but I found more wisdom in The Flight of the Bumblebee.
I am wide awake at 1:00 in the morning, so....
I want to tell you about the only angel I have ever met, and I use the term loosely here. He was an dying, homeless alcoholic who loved Louis Armstrong. Possibly the most beautiful human being I have ever met.
Being in poor circumstances is not a guide to a person's wisdom. I have met many poor and homeless with good to brilliant minds, university degrees, even a highly qualified surgeon. It pays to keep an open mind doesn't it?
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