Thursday, September 19, 2013

R Is For Religion

Rain.
It quenches the thirst of the earth and brings beauty to it.
I am one who enjoys the rain. It's calming and I really do sleep better on a rainy night.
But that is not what I am going to spend a post talking about. Though it would be something.... no, I am going to touch on the most taboo subject of them all.
Religion.
And not just any religion.
Mine. The religion of Freda.
I took this photo, of a Catholic nun statue, and reflected on my own emotions. It made me realize so many things. One; there should only be one religion--you either believe in God or you don't. How you pray, pay homage or live your life is up to you. Two; you don't need to go to church to get into the kingdom of heaven. You just have to live a life of goodness, not perfection. Always make decisions with the right intentions and coming from the right place and you cannot go wrong. And Three; God is everywhere! We prove it by feeling the need to have so many religions, churches, environments to show our faith, and the very essence of life itself.

Look, I read my Bible, the Qua ran, and the Book of Mormon everyday. Every single day. Does that make me a Christian Muslim Mormon?? No, it makes me a believer.

God asks you to challenge him and your faith, not pick a side. Picking sides has only led to wars. Is war the answer to peace? I doubt it. War is the answer to the evil that God would say is the work of Satan. God doesn't need warriors. He is God. He is the almighty warrior. He needs no soldiers, as there is no greater power before Him.

So do I need to donate to some religion that will dictate who is right or wrong? Acting as God and trying to judge what is wrong or right? No. I will continue with my faith-building through my own church. It rests in my heart, mind and soul. God is the only visitor.

Please do not judge me on my beliefs, as I will not judge you for yours.

Alphabe Thursday





9 comments:

  1. I've always enjoyed that video of R.E.M's - wonderful aesthetics! I couldn't agree more with what you have said here Freda - nice to meet you through Alphabe-Thursday.

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  2. Wonderful post for R ~ agree so much with it ~ peace and love to you ~ carol, xo

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  3. the religion of Freda sound very nine! {:-Deb

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  4. My faith as a believer in Jesus Christ strengthens me through times when I feel sadness or weakness. I am thankful and blessed for what I have in Him...my salvation and a hope.

    Thank you for your congratulations to the marriage of our son and new daughter :o)

    Blessings & Aloha!

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  5. AMEN! I'm not really a religious person, but I do agree with what you said, there really should be one religion. At least people need to stop judging everyone else. I grew up in a home with strict religion and was taught that only people in our church went Heaven. Considering our church wasn't really that big that just seemed stupid to me. How could they even believe that? It just makes no sense to me.
    Kudos to you for even approaching the subject, I know it's a touchy one.

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  6. Very well written! :) No judging here m'dear :)

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  7. religion is worldy faith is personal, I believe a s a christian that John 3;16 is what make a christian .

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  8. Your view on religion is really refreshing... I believe that there is only one God and he is everywhere...

    Treating others with respect and continuing to do the right thing is really what matters!

    Remarkable post for the letter "R"!

    Thanks for linking.

    A+

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