I abandoned religion and any sense of the word long ago. Many events throughout my life lead me to my realization and I am so much better these days.
When I explain this to others, their immediate reaction is to be appalled. As if I were hanging people in their front yard. I really don’t get that. Religion is essentially an idealology that has no real solid foundation. People took those ideas and built rules around them. Some would see it as a sense of controlling others with the fear of what happens to you in the afterlife.
How I see it, we all die and have no control over what happens to our consciousness afterward. No matter what kind of life you lead, we end up in the exact same situation. After considering all this, I focused more on how I lived my life and how I make others feel. I want to make the most of everything and I want to make everyone I ever encounter feel loved. Why is that so bad?
I am never one to push someone away because of their belief system. I am open minded. If you want to pray for me, go ahead. If we are to pray as a family, I will participate out of respect. But when it comes to my opinion, it’s too radical. In fact, people either brush it off like they don’t believe me, or they end their relationship with me. That’s how ridiculous.
Why would you teach acceptance and never practice it?
The world isn’t black or white. Wake the hell up.