I believe that things just are.
I believe good and evil are only labels put by man to don’t need to explain why one should act/not act in a certain way.
I believe in an immortal soul that is part of a Earth-wide soul. I believe that “God” is this grand soul and therefore we can find the divine within ourselves.
I believe that the meaning of life is that we should develop and explore ourselves and our souls. Then when we join the Mother Earth after we die, we have helped the whole world to become a better place.
I wrote this on The Rouge Wave’s challenge to write what you believe in with no more than hundred words.
No, I don’t consider myself Christian for many years. But I am very interested in religion. Right now I’m reading Jonas Gardell’s book “About God” in which he explores the God described in the Old Testament. A book that gave him an honorary degree.
He asks how the God who sits down under a tree with Abraham eating bread and drinking milk could be the same God that slaughters thousands of people when invading Canaan.
His answer is that it isn’t.
At this time the World was full of different Gods, demons and other creatures. The God Abraham served bread and milk was not the same that took the Hebrews out of Egypt.
I remember a script I read not long ago to give feedback. It was about this invasion of Canaan and it was a gory and tasteless story. I’m sure it was well written, but the cruelty and the mercilessness of innocent made me sick.
Somehow the writer tried to find a good God in this story, an explanation to this cruelty, but didn’t succeed in my opinion.
Now I understand why.
The God that most Christians identify today wasn’t there.
There was nothing good and kind about the God invading Canaan. It was a God that justifies killing of innocent people, slaughters objectors and is too jealous of other gods to allow his people to worship any other than himself.
Am I provocative? Good.