August 21st, 2008 at 12:19 pm
I believe in what I believe because I understand it and it has a positive influence in my life. I’m not just talking about religion. I am talking about friendship, admiration and spirit.
I like how Gail put this and I feel like her statement encapsulates my beliefs in the most succinct way.
I do not subscribe to any specific faith or religion, but I will say that I like to believe that there is a higher spiritual being of some sort that is bigger than me. I do recognize that I choose to keep this belief in place due to a fear of what it would mean if we were totally random; if there was no true beginning or true end. That is when believing in a theory just feels so much better than not.
Ultimately, I believe that religion is a beautiful thing. It has spawned gorgeous art, culture, community and history.
I have great respect for faith and commitment.
The only problem I have is the divide we seem to create, that we decide to blame on our faith.
If we could truly digest the concept that we believe what we believe for separate and independent reasons, all religion would cause nothing but more understanding, and the courage to push ourselves harder.