Many people view religion as merely and/or blindly following the respective rules and dictates of a particular religion. They give their power away to a minister, priest, and/or other religious figure. What they refuse to realize that they are co-creators with God or a Universal Force. They have the power and means to create their life as they wishes. They do not have to depend upon a religion nor religious authorities to dictate to them as to how to LIVE their lives.
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All intelligent people knowt that the bible was written as metaphoris to be interpreted figuratively.For example, when Genesis stated that God created the world in seven days, it was a metaphor for the evolution of life forms, resulting in humans.
GM, evolution? I think it meant something else. As a software engineer, we use classes (templates) and objects (finished creations). Rest perfects a creation, just as the Sabbath is the day of perfection. Evolution is implied in the resting.
Excellent comment to an excellent question. For me:
"When I do good, I feel good. When I do bad, I feel bad. That is my religion." - Abraham Lincoln
Beauty in simplicity.
Reizach I never did hear or here that. Thanks. Cam, I am beholding to such fine thoughts offered me for free. Thanks
Thanks for sharing a good thought, and I'm totally agree with you. In fact we cannot even define how "Our Creator" think and see us.
The Master that I know and love would never sentence one of his children to an eternal life in some burning hell.
Thank you, how SWEET.
Strong answer, svenster.
Great and I renew my vow to never take money to preach. Thanks for the lesson.
Eric, I took money for preaching for seven years. Never again. People don't need to be spoon fed by a professional, spiritual nanny, they need to fix their own spiritual food and feed themselves. Unpaid folks like yourself can help when needed.
Mano o Mano I love it when my phone don't ring. But when it do, I am a happy man going to give freely. A death the other night kind of rocked me. I reckon I will put it in my tool belt and learn. But I would rather sweet dreams and staying at home.
What is faith good for if you don't use it?
Wonderful, spiritual answer if there is one. A thousand applauses indeed!
Beautiful answer indeed!
This is a complete and utter lie that will do you much harm if you believe it.
Brie I have been on a Spiritual path of greater enlightenment for 46 years after evolving away from the 'old time' teachings I was exposed to as a child. Knowing and embodying the above beliefs has provided me a life of total bliss.