I was watching an old TV Show I torrented. For some old reason I was exploring religion. I’ve had a sordid tale with religion in my life. Religions are a complicated issue for me. I tend to push them out of conversations. But I was pondering them deeply today. And I wanted to share some thoughts. As someone who has been deeply religious.
Notes from The Diary:
Religion is the path I took when I didn’t know that their was a God and hoped that in all of this chaos known as life that Religion would somehow make sense of it all. But the systems of religion are largely intertwined with chaos. A chaos governed by power and control. Religion tries to create answers when no clear answer exists. But in ‘reality’ we live in a world of questions, questions that we nor any religion can answer. In fact life is about the questions, and having the courage, the faith, the boldness to continue asking them. Not only asking the questions, but living them.
A real relationship with God is believing that out there in the midst of the chaos that we can make a better world. By being The Answer, and allowing others to be The Answer. And God in his ability to move on the hearts of othere can help be The Answer through us and through others.
Religion is a frail weakness an excuse to be afraid to ask the questions. An excuse to have others answer the questions. Religion is the opiate of the unbrave, the afraid, and the feeble minded. I’ve been there. True Faith is Being The Answer when least expected. True Living is becoming The Answer and Being Open to The Answer.