January 25, 2009 5:14pm CST
I was a believer as a child and I stopped believing after marrying an atheist husband, and then I've started to feels things again after I've left him. I don't have a particular religion I go to and I don't necessarily use the word 'god' but I am always inspired and healed by the power of belief. I am fascinated by many religions from Islamic, Buddhist, etc. How spiritual are you versus being religious?
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25 Jan 09
I was a believer until I was old enough to think for myself. Then I gave up religion and began looking for an alternative belief system. My biggest problem with Religion was its lack of scientific Principal. It seemed to me that science was working to prove their theories, while Religion was striving to protect theirs, by brainwashing young children and using scare tactics on their Parents. Religion cannot abide Spirituality because Spirituality has no use for Money, while religion is the Biggest, Richest and most Powerful Business on Earth. Shortly after quitting the church, I began to study Spirituality, Yoga, and Meditation. Yoga and Meditation changed my life! ( Look for info. on Yoga, Spirituality, and Meditation at your local library or your local bookstore.
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26 Jan 09
I am also one who 'thinks for myself.' I wasn't bought up in the church - to the contrary - I was a 'good little heathean' LOL And as I stated - it is not religion that I have, and I was never brainwashed as a child. H-m-m-m-m-m brainwashed - now there's a thought -washing my brain - wow a clean mind - what a great idea. LOL Seriously though, it's a shame that all folks that are considered "religious" are NOT true christians, and many folks do stupid things, which gives all of us a bad reputation. 'nuff said.
26 Jan 09
^_^ Howdy!.... Lore2009!.... I grew up on family of a Catholic with a Christian in faith and very high in awareness of in spirituality. They nourished and guide me to be happy in life and that is not brainwashing. Provided me in knowing what has life to be the best and right way. And they are truly right and believed what they say. Actually, I don't have any first grandparents any more now, but they passed away mostly at age of 90 plus and they are happy and truly satisfied life. Even they are gone their teachings and guidance about life will never passed away. And I will pass-on this to my next generations these good teachings of Jesus Christ the truth of truth of the power of wisdom of God.
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25 Jan 09
Hi Lore2009 I threw religion away a long time ago. I understand more now what that old saying means: "and you shall find the truth, and the truth shall set you free. It's true. When you find the truth and the way - you're free from wondering about religions and god(s) or no god(s). And too - I know that when I leave this life, because of God's grace, and what He has promised me through His word, that I'll be in heaven with Him - not because I'm any superior person, but because I believed what He said and did what He said, and therefore, will and have, obtained the promised results. My life hasn't been the same since I invited Him into my heart, and life, and He is closer than my next breath. God bless you - I do hope you find what you're looking for. Don't settle for anything short of what you really want to have! Classy Cat