It doesn’t really matter what religion anybody believes. If their life is working (and there are many different approaches to life that are working very well) then why not let them believe whatever they want to believe? It’s all working in the way that it is supposed to be. There are religions that you wouldn’t want anything to do with, that are perfect mechanisms for the people who are involved in them. And therefore, they are a very good thing.
Here’s an old favorite, one topic I discuss here frequently, the matter of religious choice. I believe we should be able to choose the spiritual belief we feel most comfortable with. In 1620, the Mayflower arrived in Plymouth, Massachusetts with a group who fled religious persecution. The United States has stood for religious freedom since the arrival of the Mayflower. We should carry it forward and give everyone the right to choose what they believe.
I don’t think the Divine really gives it a consideration what religion we practice, as long as we give him are undivided attention:
What difference does belief make as long as we carry on a conversation with God? After all in the time of Jesus there was no ONE religion. Only after Jesus, did Christianity become a movement.
Jesus moved from town to town preaching peace, preaching love. What happened to that practice? What I see now is exclusion. What do you think Jesus would consider of the practice he developed were he to walk the world today?
Abraham is right when he says:
There are religions that you wouldn’t want anything to do with…
Just because they don’t work for me, doesn’t mean they don’t have merit. In the end, everything comes down to choice.
Religion should not hold you back.
Religion should not be resistant.
Religion should not be exclusionary.
It’s not what Jesus wanted. Go back and read what HE preached and you’ll see he preached peace, he preached inclusion. He didn’t exclude anyone. It’s one of the reasons I can’t find a spiritual home, because today’s church excludes more than it includes.
We need to return to the fundamental practice of inclusion if we want to once again fill our church halls. This is simply one person’s opinion. Feel free to disagree.
Be Happy! Be Well! Be Positive!
Blessings to you.
Once you realize that life is eternal,
That our souls our eternal,
That we return to light and physical over and over;
We then lose all our distress
We then lose all our fear of dying. For there truly is no end.