Helping people to find a better way to get along with those of different perspectives while I discuss my own experiences and theories about everything religion, science and all the areas in between.
I love to hear from anyone who takes religion or science seriously but also appreciate the random smart-ass who thinks they know everything… I can relate in a matter of speaking seeing as I was once one of those people…lol Now that I am older, wiser I am well aware of the fact that I clearly don’t know everything and would like to learn more. Granted my knowledge of such things has increased and I know a great deal about both religion and science by having spent a huge portion of my life on a sort of religious/spiritual quest. My crazy past has provided me with a very evolved perspective which leads me to understand one thing.
No matter how much I learn and know, I really don’t know shit! Especially when compared to the vast amount of knowledge still out there that I have yet to absorb. Anyone who tell you they know everything about an ideology, religion or belief…run for the fricken hills!!!
What Drive My Religious Engine (Yes, I really like this phrase)
Granted, although I do come from a predominately Christian perspective I have studied many different faiths over the past 30 years and even spent a good decade or so studying to be a practicing Minister. I’m just on a different path now. And, I’m a little too passionately pissed off at many organized religions and our nations politicians to take the humble road required of me to continue to do so. Besides, this is my church and I love to share my love of religion, science and all those subjects in between with anyone willing to listen without judgement. Well, unless your an arrogant asshole that likes to make others feel like the piece of crap they already are. If your that guy/gal…it’s on! After all, isn’t that what religion is suppose to teach us anyways…lol?
So, if you want to learn or are willing to share more about you and your beliefs I’d love to hear it. I accept all crazy perspectives but please understand, if you are crazy hate monster and try to attack me or another person for sharing their beliefs I will usually slap you down and take great pleasure in making you pay for your stupidity and arrogance… Yes, I will gladly bust out the Ban Hammer! Did I forget to mention that I have some unresolved anger issues? lmfao
It’s All About R.E.S.P.E.C.T.
All in all I believe that we need to treat each other with respect but am simply just a guy who loves to talk about religion and has a tenancy to get a little too passionate from time to time… As I love to preach and almost always find myself saying, “Please father God forgive me for I do not intend to offend as I am sure you will help me make amends in the end.” Then, instant Karma kicks in as the universe whoops my ass every time I maliciousness go over board afterwords so don’t worry about keeping me straight… I always get what’s coming to me when I do wrong. As do we all. The only difference is, I see it coming more than most and I don’t mind the pain as long as I learn from it…
Religion is such a touchy subject to talk about because most people really don’t have faith. If they believed in it without doubt, why would it matter what anyone else thinks about it. After all, all faiths tell you there will be haters out there and to pity them. With several different religions split up into hundreds of different sub-sections, trying to keep track of all of them can be maddening. Almost all of them believe they are the only way toward salvation. Even those “anti-religious” factions have become a sort of religion as they preach their non-belief to all those who will listen, condemn all those who believe otherwise and even these people have become more fanatical than even the most pushy of religious zealots or des ignations.
The truth be told, none of them are really wrong…
How can that be, one might ask. Well the answer is really simple – “We are all individuals with different perspectives and we have the right to be crazy or sane as long as we don’t hurt one another.” No two people can ever have the same exact perspective on life or religion regardless of how similar our beliefs are.
We All Need Something To Believe In!
The one thing I’ve learned about religion is that, more than anything, it is a support mechanism that people use to help provide them with a little peace or guidance in a crazy world that is only getting crazier. We all have such devices in our own life whether we prescribe to a religious designation, career or belief structure. Some people worship their favorite sports teams, some worship their careers or money and some people rely on chemical substances while trying to surround themselves with like-minded people who support their realistic perspective or outlandish delusion about life and how things should be. We all need something to believe in, we all want to be part of something great yet we never realize we actually are the something great! It’s just so much easier for many of us to sit on the sidelines rather than play in the game.
Almost all of us live in different size fish-bowl worlds that randomly collide into one another. As our worlds bounce around and invade another person’s personal space, whether intentionally or by accident or intention. These collisions can spur pain and/or chaos. No matter what happens, they can all create growth. We choose the path and decide what the intention of the individual/incident after each collision based upon our current emotional state. It is up to us to decide how each experience will shape us and help us grow as it is with everything in life. The problem with most people is, they believe that they have the right to impose their perspective on others and foolishly decide the intention of the person who disrupted their lives.
You Don’t Need
We are all on a quest to try and validate our own beliefs and we foolishly believe that getting as many people as we can to affirm our perspective is the best way when such answers need to come from within. For many of these people, it’s as if they believe that the more people they get to believe what they do the better they feel. It’s almost as if they have to prove to themselves that they are right to believe whatever they believe regardless of how outlandish it may seem to put so much faith in an unproven being or belief structure. When in reality almost every one of these religions has some wonderful lessons to teach and can help many who follow them find peace as long as they don’t try to use them to harm others. We are not the deities which these books speak of and simply need to learn from them, not try to be them. It’s a bit mind-boggling way to live in and of itself seeing as this completely proves that they don’t really have faith in what they say they believe in.
Way too many people go around acting like God. Believing they have the right to condemn others when almost all of these religious books ultimately tell us it is not our job. Granted there are many passages that people can draw from that give them the impression that they have the green light to pass judgment. But if you read the books in their entirety you will quickly learn that this is a big no no. Many religions tell their followers to preach their faith and try to save souls, but there is a huge difference between preaching what you believe and forcefully compel others to believe as you do. The sad truth is, most people who claim to be true believers display an alarmingly large amount of personality traits that prove they really don’t understand the message behind the words they claim to follow.
Most religions fundamentally preach peace, love and forgiveness, yet the majority of the people forcing their message down the throats of others are openly aggressive, downright mean, hostile and angry. Forgiveness doesn’t seem to be in their vocabulary and they often come across as people who are more trying to be God than passionate about sharing God’s message.
The truth behind religion is you can learn something from just about every religion on the planet and every life experience we endure or encounter. We all have lessons to both teach and learn that are intended to help us grow and understand. We often get so wrapped up in the power of the emotions these experiences cause that we often forget to learn the lessons that the experience was intended to teach, which leads to my next topic of discussion that I will cover in my next Religious Blog Post — “God never left you” – he/she has been talking to you all along, most of us are simply too young to realize that we just need to calm down and listen…