“You are the calm blue ocean I swim in.
You make me believe in God.” a~
Someone wrote that for me.
I know this.
God is good.
All the Gods are good.
They are Gods after all.
We made them in our image of what good is.
“You should start a church Sarah.” (Jeff)
I do want people to hear a voice without hate it in.
I do want the insanity to stop.
I do see with great clarity that all of the religions are different names for the same thing.
We are doing it wrong.
Perfection is the illusion.
Too much focus on unattainable perfection smothered in guilt when you can’t do the thing it is impossible to do. Just keeps you trapped in a loop, which I suppose is the point. My God wants to be celebrated, not mourned. I can make my own shitty loops of inadequacy in my head. I don’t need the Bible for that.
Remember when we were kids playing the “my dad is bigger/better than your dad” game?
“Mother is the word for God on the lips and hearts of all children”. (The Crow)
*my apologies to anyone who had shitty or absent parents. It’s a metaphor.
Can we please end this bullshit posturing on a point that can never be proven? The idolization that a child has for their parents is infallible and personal. If our parents heard our arguments, they would laugh and think it was cute, as long as there is no bloodshed. So does God.
At some point, children realize their parents are flesh and blood. This leaves a hole in the soul. We ourselves become human and succumb to things like gravity, heartache and work. Security blankets stop being secure. Off to church we go, fill that void with the Lord.
I condone anything that gets you through the night, gives you comfort and keeps you from being an asshole. We’ve been doing it since the dawn of time. Inventing things to explain what we cannot. That is the beautiful thing about having free will and imagination.
Your security blanket holds no magic for me, to me it’s just fabric, maybe some warmth in a pinch. I have my own.
People twist the words of God, make them hateful. All of the major deities and their followers believe in some capacity that man was made in God’s image. That would be everyone, across the board. Not just straight white Americans. To believe otherwise is finding fault in your God. Don’t do that.
We have created this insane mess when, in the name of God, we kill to defend his name?
Who makes up a God that cannot handle being scrutinized?
He’s a God. Just love him, don’t kill anybody.
Every piece of this is man’s bullshit. (Cold Mountain)
Imagine if you will, in the time called before, a group of humans. Slightly more evolved than the rest, in a position of power and collectively they decide, ‘Okay, we need more people and we need to get the ones we have to simmer down. We need order to this chaos’.
People have always loved order, stories, belonging and explanations. Its human nature, it’s alright. So ‘they’ write the Bible, a book of rules for good, clean, organized living masquerading as stories and parables and proverbs. Easily digested. The ‘they’ were also wise enough to honor the old Gods, their names and the days set aside to celebrate them, subtlety. Humans, as a whole reject too much change at once.
The universal lunacy that we as a species have evolved since then but God hasn’t? Ludicrous.
The Judaic dietary laws made all the sense before refrigeration. Bad pork is bad mmmm ‘kay?
The Catholic stance on birth control…well ya, we needed more people. I think we are okay with the population now, we got this, give the kids some condoms and show them how to use them instead of drop boxes for unwanted babies. Stop breaking my heart with the things that break the heart of God.
We have science to keep us alive now. Which, by default is a creation of man who is a creation of God, so science is good too. No need to fight over that. Stop.
Life after death remains a mystery, the concept of heaven and hell are valid karma markers. Live a good life, don’t hurt anyone, and get rewarded later. Dangling carrots are a good thing when it is so easy to get caught up in the chaos.
The Ten Commandments still stand, but we need to add rape in there. Thou shall not take Anything without asking.
I feel like the ‘they’ that wrote the Bible, maybe would have done things differently had they realized the consequences of mankind playing broken telephone with their words and good intentions for centuries.
Practice kindness in all things. The earth is a gift, don’t hurt it. Your fellow man, regardless of race, religion or sexual orientation is still your fellow man. Don’t hurt them either. It doesn’t matter what your neighbour believes, look after your own shit and judge not lest ye be judged. Your faith is your own as personal and unique as your fingerprints.
I believe in light and right, I carry around in me a conscience that tells me what hurts and what helps and I listen to it. My interpretation of any religious doctrine is valid. This is my reality I am living in and I am a child of God. This life we have is a miracle and a gift, I refuse to believe in a God that would give me something this wondrous and expect me to feel bad about it. I choose to rejoice.
I believe in a global consciousness that has manifested all of the Gods. I believe in a universal energy that I call God because this body I am in cannot fathom the enormity of it.
Godliness is next to Godliness.