You know, I'm quite the firm believer in the human spirit.
I believe that if we put our minds to whatever we desire, the only thing that can keep us from achieving that desire or goal is ourselves.
I also am a believer in God. I believe that he's out there, and that he cares deeply for me.
I've been critiqued a few times on this blog for needing to "get back" to faith, and "get right" with God.
To be honest, God and I are on good working terms. I'm not really in good cahoots with the human aspect of his religion, though.
To be honest, the church can kiss my ass.
I feel closer to God by walking my dogs, seeing the sunrise, and appreciating this wide wonderful world I've been put in.
I don't feel closer to God when I walk into a building, and get put into some kind of cookie-cutter social ladder. You know the type: "This person seems to know how to pray and read the Bible, so they're holy and righteous, but not as much as me, and definitely not on par with so-and-so" ad nauseum. Is there seriously a religious pecking order? Do we have to be "Holier-than-thou" in order for our faith to impact people?
I say no. Actions speak much more loudly than words. There are christians that I would LOVE to emulate. Their faith, their beliefs, and their joy for life and love are something I've yet to find, but am desperately seeking.
However, there are also christians out there who seriously give the title a black eye. It's these hypocritical ones who have basically chased me off, and made me swear that I'm not going back. It's these types of people who are probably the basis for all of the other Christian sects that we find, and maybe even a few offshoot religions as well.
I don't think that they really MEAN anything by their religious stupidity, I just think that they don't know any better. As the old adage says "The road to Hell is paved with good intentions."
I'm sure that they mean well, they just don't follow through with it, and in doing so they cause more harm than any good that can come out of the situation.
I believe in the sancitiy of marriage. I believe that two people can work as a team, and make more out of their lives and love than any one person can honestly hope to achieve. I believe that no outside force can separate these two if they believe in each other, and support one another.
I believe that there's a reason for anything and everything that happens to us. We adapt, we move on, or we wither away and die. That which does not kill us makes us stronger.
I believe that I lost track of where I was going with this post..
Because of this, I believe that I will close now, and just let the dust settle for a while...