How Do We Know
Usually, I enter my blogs under the 'Christian' category but thought I might try braving the secular class with my writing (while making sure my armor is correctly attired and the offense/defense mechanism is in proper working order). Just kidding! (Well, not really .. The armor is imperative for the Christian.)
It does seem to me, that most human beings look deeper into this thing called 'life'. I would venture to say that most people want to know if there is life after death. And most do want to know if there truly is a God and heaven or hell. And most want to know if their everyday lives have an impact in this world (in other words, is there a purpose to life?). And most people ponder who or what or where is "God" exactly?
Just the fact that we all have questions, may very well lead us to answers. And the answers are almost as diverse as there are questions. What attracts some people to their own personal beliefs? Does environmental conditioning play a part? It surely must. Do personal desires and needs and wants play a part? It surely must as well. Is there a spiritual seduction going on in this world? Most definitely. How can we know if we are being spiritually seduced or being spiritually enlightened? If we are being either seduced or enlightened, wouldn't it take a spiritual 'expert' to show us the difference?
Are we searching for truth, at all costs, or are we content to allow our minds the luxury of convenient spirituality? In other words, something that is attractive to the senses, pleasing to the soul and requires little work in the thought processes. If we do indeed, search for God with our minds and souls .. Are we settling when we do not seem to receive information that is satisfactory to our way of thinking? In other words, are we giving up on our desire to find God, too soon and/or too quickly? And when we deny God, what brings us to this conclusion? What is the driving force behind such a conclusion as the denial of God? Is it Self? Love? Hatred? Fear? Pride?
So, how do we come to our conclusion of what life is all about and what death means? What compels us as human beings to continue on in this life, with little or no information about life and/or death?
What does the 'a-ha' moment mean for you? Does the this moment mean that you now know something that you did not know before and it has the power to change your life?
As a Christian, these questions interest me. If you have time to comment, please consider your answers carefully before you post them. Thank you and I look forward to the many answers.