Those of you that know me, know that while I'll discuss politics (to a degree) with you, I won't discuss religion. Why? Because I feel it's an even more volatile subject than politics. I also feel that society (during my growing up years) wasn't always this way. I was raised Catholic, parochial school for 8 years, so I feel justified in saying my religious background is more than adequate. But after my kids were grown (who were also raised Catholic) I chose to back away from organized religion. Why? Mainly because of all the discrepancies I encountered as an adult.
The reason for this topic today is because I received a comment here the other day from somebody who wrote a few nice/complimentary sentences and then asked, "What's your take on God and Jesus?" My first thought was.....what does he/she care? Why would this stranger even be remotely interested in what MY thoughts are on this subject? And since the question didn't have a thing to do with the post he/she was commenting on, why were they even asking it? I don't know.....but I do know that's not why I created my blog, to talk about religion or my feelings on it. There's a million of those blogs out there. Therefore, it's a taboo subject.
However, I do want to say.....this one time....that while I don't believe or adhere to organized religion, I do believe in spirituality. I think I've commented on this before in my blog. I believe in angels and have had a few experiences to convince me even more that they do, in fact, exist. I believe in the power of prayer. I've had more than one answered in my lifetime. I believe in the force of the Universe and I believe in the energy that it exerts. I also believe that just because I don't sit in a physical structure every Sunday it doesn't mean that I'm not a good, caring, loving and compassionate person. I believe that Something, more powerful than I am, sends people to cross my path for very specific reasons, even though I may not always understand why at the time. I believe that both good and evil exists in the world.
Most important in relation to today's post.......I believe in my right to either discuss or not discuss this subject. And the older I get, the more I resent the intrusion into my private or personal beliefs, unless I initiated the topic. While I wholeheartedly agree that a person has the right to question.....I also have the right to declare it a taboo subject.
That's my take on it.............See you tomorrow.
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Your ideals are mostly spiritual, but in an individualistic way. While spirituality is very important in your life, organized religion itself may not be for you. It is best for you to seek these things on your own terms.
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