Have you ever written a massive post, edited it to death and then put it into the saved drafts to deal with later ... or never?
I had finally decided to share some of what has been going on with my spiritual journey over the last 6 months or so. But then after re-reading it I just couldn't hit the publish button. There were things that would hurt friends and family in what I was going to say even though it didn't directly involve them in any way. I have to figure out a better way to say what I want.
Do you ever question what and why you believe what you do?
Are you ok with listening to preachers or teachers who use tradition as an excuse for why they do what they do?
Do you seek truth?
Or are you really ok with being told what to believe?
I for one am not. I read a lot and think way too much. I have convictions and they are not ones that someone has made up or twisted to make sound good. I am not guilted though I am for sure judged by many. I found that if you read books written by women of faith and men of faith they usually have an agenda. Go read what they are preaching and read the whole passage they reference in context. It usually doesn't say what the writers of the books twist it to say. I do not believe you can pull a verse and use it over and over for whatever you want. I could give examples but I would offend friends in a heart beat....and maybe I should....or not.....so I wont.
And what about other religions, faiths and life styles?
Why do they believe what they do?
Would I believe the same if I had grown up with their faiths?
What it has come down to for me is that life should be simple. Faith should be simple. There are a few things that God has asked for us to do. I want to do those simple things and not be distracted by man made junk.
There I think I said something without really saying anything. Hmmm......