Hmmm... my coffee cup is full, Im not hungry so I can talk my head off now if I please.
I personally believe that religion is a HUMAN created ideal.
We as humans need to understand what we dont see and dont feel. We need to understand things that are unexplainable. We need to feel ' part ' of som,ething bigger then we are. Religion fills that viod, answers those questions and gives us that place in the universe.
Having said that... my religion is one that I have hunted for, and learned about all my life. I was born into a family of " do as I say not as I do". My mother claimed to be a southern baptist, yet I was the only one in the house forced to go every sunday to church... yet she was the christian.
( do as I say not as I do ) Her morals and values were polar opposites of what the church taught. As a child.. I was aware of that, just didnt have the verbage or life experience to articulate that to her. Instead.. I just told her over and over again..I hate church. As an adult... I still hate church. But that is my opinion and I own it.
Being dragged through the ' church scene ' as a child, I began thinking that ALL religion was BS and I had resolved myself to the simple fact that NOONE knows what happens when you die, or after your spirit,soul,energy etc.. leaves your body because noone has survived death to live to tell about it. Some things are just better left unknown, unsaid and not understood.
After a while ( about mid 20's ) I thought that idea was just a cop-out on my behalf and that I shouldnt be so arrogant to think that there was nothing to learn about creation, evolution, etc...
In all my research I stand firmly behind the personal belief that creation is bullsh..t ,evolution is proven, and that there is something out there bigger and badder then we are. And I dont think it is this single male god'like concept that people have adapted over the years.
I believe there is more then one. Why? Well.. everything takes 2 to ' create'. Water.... Hydrogen / oxygen. Sand .. Water/rock Rock... sand/water.. Trees seed/water...etc. In my beliefs there are 2 energies that support the earth. Male and female. Positive, negative, evil/good how ever you want to look at it. I belive in personal energies. I believe in earth energies... why? Because the energy field has been proven by science. Granted,, my beliefs are NOT completely supported by science. Nor will the ever be. For example.. I believe in many 'gods' Dieties..etc I believe in Goddesses. I believe in spirits... but those are MY beliefs. And mine alone. I believe in spirits because I have seen them. ( you can call me a freak now if you would like
) I believe in energy because I can feel it. And the idea of a goddess and god are good for me.
It took me alot of time to come to my decisions on what I believe. And alot of ridicule. Open your mind, accept what is right for you with out anyone elses input. Research the F..K out of ANYTHING and always ask why?
You should be able to find something on your own. Even deciding that no religion is right for you is a great place to be too.
What ever you decide make sure you can maintain your stance on it and remember what others say about your thoughts/beliefs etc have no power over your decisions because they do not live your life.