Starting out, I just want to say that I don’t believe in God. I don’t have a religion, even though I have been in the Roman Catholic education system my whole life, plus I was an altar server at my church for years on end. But, when it comes down to it, I really just don’t believe.
But, honestly, I wish I did.
There was a post from another blogger called Dawn, from the site “It Just Dawned On Me” (loving the pun there, by the way) and it kind of resonated with me. It was called “Positive Vibes” link> https://gibsongirl247.wordpress.com/2015/01/27/positive-vibes/ < and it made me wish that I could believe in a higher power, a being who has a plan for me, who knows what’s going on in my life, even when I don’t, and be something I can depend on to talk to. It is nice. Warm. Safe.
It seems like a wonderful thing. She said herself that some people will scoff at her for praising her God, but I think it’s great. She is sharing her joy, her happiness, with her community. And even though I don’t think her God exists (a bit harsh, but true) her ideals, and those of the Church are ones that I agree with.
Any religion that is based on community, kindness and honesty is a good thing in my book. I do find it strange that people gather to worship something that I myself can’t feel, but the goodness that is created is a thing to admire. And I support that.
And I know that some people will ask, “Why don’t you just pray and go to church, etc, if that’s what you want?”, but the thing is, I have. And it felt dishonest. Dishonest to them for participating in a sacred ceremony in which I had no faith, for eating what they believed to be the revered body and blood of their savior and for being somewhere where the people had so much passion where I had none. I also felt dishonest to myself. I had no passion and I was saying and doing things that I didn’t truly believe in.
Still, I think that religion is good. And I am glad that positive people can send out positive vibes to wherever they end up, because they make my world a happier place, and that is really what I’m all about.
Please don’t make fun of what people believe in. It is what they love, and what they’re passionate about and you taking the wind out of their sails is just plain nasty. Try to listen to them and let them have their own views, because they’re theirs, and that in no way needs to matter to you. Concentrate on the good in people and the good in yourself and everything will be happier. I can guarantee it. So yeah. That’s what I wanted to say today.
Have a great day.