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Re: Faith is not an end. Faith, like belief, is a tool rayww

Posted by Gabbix2 on November 19, 2004, at 15:15:31

In reply to Re: Faith is not an end. Faith, like belief, is a tool Gabbix2, posted by rayww on November 18, 2004, at 23:16:54

> In your opinion is it:
> 1. Because in your opinion they are all wrong?
> 2. Because you don't want to know any different?
> 3. Because you don't believe there is one true church?
> 4. Even if there was one true church you wouldn't care?
> 5. All of the above.
> 6. None of the above.

I'll try to explain, though I don't intend to stay on the faith board too long. I should not have inferred that my experience with the Catholic church was the only reason I don't look for truth in organized religion, what it was was that my experience with it, caused me to look at institutions of religion in a different way.

I don't have a problem with God, or with Jesus or with other religions
I have a problem with what has been done to women, and to natives, to homosexuals in the name of of God. I feel that there is an innate truth in the symbolism of modern religion and ancient spirituality that transcends
mankinds current concretization of good and evil, I think love transcends that, I think kindness does.
I think it's of like the blind man and the elephant, everyone has a piece of the truth and thinks they are describing the entire experience. I don't have a need to learn to judge people, or to hate, or to convert someone to my beliefs. I don't think my God thinks that way. My god doesn't worry about Churches or correct names, or spelling, or male or female. I think that is more all too human judgement, the values of the time, being reflected in religious text.


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