There’s one thing I haven’t mentioned just yet. I’m no longer an atheist. I know, I know, I talk like one and act like one. The question that usually passes peoples’ lips once they realise I’m not an atheist, is, ‘well, what are you then?’ Like it matters. No really, it doesn’t. To the point where I almost couldn’t be bothered writing this part of the story, but to leave it out would leave it incomplete, and I’m not telling this son of a bitch half arsed.
As I grew into adulthood, I realised I believe in ghosts. I don’t think you need to believe in ghosts to be a good person. You could go through your whole life not believing in it and your life would be just fine.
I also realised I believed in a higher power of sorts. Louise Hay refers to it as ‘Divine Intelligence’ and because that makes the most sense, that is what I now use.Yes, you can be a good person without a belief in Divine Intelligence.
Christians and I tend to attract one another as friends regularly. Before we know what the other is, of course. That always blows me away.
I loathe the religion of Christianity and reject it. However, I believe you can be a Christian and still be a good person. Some Christians are evil, just like you would find in any other belief system. There are many Christians who don’t ram their beliefs down your throat or threaten you with hell. I have all the time in the world for these Christians, and thankfully they are in the majority.
As an adult, I learned to have respect for the beliefs of others, whatever they may be, or how nonsensical or illogical they seem to me. This wasn’t taught to me as a child, I had to learn that lesson by trial and error. So glad I did.
I don’t believe in Karma anymore. I used to, but now I reject it. To suggest that we deserve some of the crappy life experiences that come our way is highly offensive to me. I do believe that generally, yes, what you put out comes back to you, but other times? Sometimes, shit just happens. Also, I don’t believe in doing the right thing for reward or punishment, and that is what karma also means to me. So after much reading and tweaking, I believe more in the laws of attraction. That your thoughts and actions attract more of the same. But also that if you have an ‘undesirable’ thought, that it’s ok as long as you address it, deal with it, and move on. It still makes sense even after bad things happen, there’s no blaming the person it happened to, as I understand it. If you disagree with me, you’re probably still a very good person.
I don’t celebrate xmas or easter anymore. I feel it’s hypocritical to do so. Unless, of course I’m invited to it and it’s important to the other person. But then it’s not me celebrating, but me showing respect for what is important to the important people in my life. I want my life’s celebrations not to be meaningless or something I do just because it’s always been the done thing. If I celebrate something by my own choice, it means something and is a real, genuine celebration.
I believe in prayer, but to Divine Intelligence. I hardly ever do it, though.
I respect and believe many of the Buddhist beliefs. I wouldn’ t identify as one, though.
I love being free from religion because I choose to be. I love being able to re-learn spiritual lessons as I age and if necessary, change my mind.
What do you believe?