What is needed is not that a religion be true, meaning that what it claims exist beyond the ink it is written with in a holy book. That is hard to prove. What is important is that a religion be a good system to help us mere mortal deal with our short and troubled life in the universe. Whether what we hope for in the afterlife materializes or not is not important, what is important is that we believe it will materialize and that gives us hope.
Since no one really knows what or who God is, or whether God is at all, why can’t God be hope?
One man’s faith is considered idolatry by another
Nothing is impossible for him who believes.
On close analysis, it would seem that there is a possibility that we are god’s robots
We see ourselves in terms of yesterday and today. Our Heavenly Father sees us in terms of forever. Although we might settle for less, Heavenly Father won’t, for He sees us as the glorious beings we are capable of becoming.
And out of that hopeless attempt has come nearly all that we call human history-money, poverty, ambition, war, prostitution, classes, empires, slavery-the long terrible story of man trying to find something other than God which will make him happy.
Faith is throwing yourself into the arms of the unknown and trusting that you will be safe in the hands of that monster
You are a religious and a scholar; what the fuck?
It’s never lost on me that it was the religious who Jesus had to challenge not to throw stones.