Friday, February 10, 2012

What Would Your Religion Look Like?

It is an incomplete belief system that does not encompass the very concepts of its contradiction.--Strike a Chord of Silence**

The definition of religion has picked up too much heavy baggage. I prefer the term “belief system.”

Otherwise it is only half a truth, constructed in fear of its own demise.

A belief system should be a nourisher of the believers, else it does not justify the intrusion on the silence. It should give to its adherents not its truth, but provide a sacred environment to realize their own truth.

A belief system is a tool to aid a person in producing a result. A belief system is person, relative to a time and need of the individual. A credible belief system is a living, progressing/changing, like the person it serves. 

Never can the tool be more important than the craftsperson.**

Too often religion is practiced in the absence of these things--a one size fits all attempt. In such improper practice, religion becomes the sarcophagus of a once living truth. In such hands, religion is the rigid remains of what was living and life imbuing, but has a monument to itself and its leaders.

Try not to take excessive offense when confronted with another’s beliefs that you cannot abide. We re are often introduced to our own beliefs by defining their conflicts with something we disagree.**

If you could design a religion, what would it look like?

Truth is but a resting place until the next revelation **

Words do not contain truth, but may reflect the truth that you hold within.
This is my truth. Only you can determine if there is any value in it for you.

C.G. Walters primarily writes fiction that focuses on the multidimensionality of our loves and our lives. His current novel, Sacred Vow is a metaphysical novel about a man who responds to the mysterious call of [his soulmate], opening the way to redefinition of both himself and his understanding of the world around him…Highly recommended. —Midwest Book Review.

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AkasaWolfSong said...

Gentle and Radiant Blessings to you my friend! :)

Thank You for your wise words...


CG Walters said...

Thank you, dear Akasa, for being in the world I know.
Joy and blessings to you and your dear ones,