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.
The Master that I know and love would never sentence one of his children to an eternal life in some burning hell.
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.
What is faith good for if you don't use it?
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.
Thank you, how SWEET.
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.