Thursday, March 24, 2011

Day 4: Religion

Day 04 ⇝ Your views on religion

My thoughts/views on religion can be summed up in two quotes:

“I am not Baptist or Presbyterian. Not Catholic or Episcopalian. Not Charismatic or Lutheran. Not Armenian or Methodist. Not right and not wrong. I am a believer in what unites us all: the God of our salvation, who reconciles us through the sacrifice of Jesus Christ and the work of the Holy Spirit, the God of all creation who gives us mercy, hope, music, laughter, wine, chocolate, sex, dancing, miracles and Himself. The God of the universe, who is a mystery we will never figure out with our limited theology and finite minds.”

"I want to have a lasting experience of God...Sometimes I feel like I understand the divinity of this world, but then I lose it because I get distracted by my petty desires and fears. I want to be with God all the time. But I don't want to be a monk, or totally give u...p worldly pleasures. I guess what I want to learn is to live in this world and enjoy its delights, but also devote myself to God." - eat pray love
To make a long story short, I was raised Baptist but do not prefer the general Baptist sect's hatred-inspired views at the moment. Jesus was a man of compassion and I don't believe he'd be too happy with the Bible-thumping hellfire that spews from the mouths of so many so-called "men of God" nowadays.

All that said, I also don't proselytize. If someone wants to ask me about my faith and beliefs in private I will certainly have that conversation, but I'm of the mindset that trying to shove my ideas on religion and spirituality down people's throats is not the way to convince them that my beliefs are "right".

Day 05 ⇝ A time you thought about ending your own life
Day 06 ⇝ Write 30 interesting facts about yourself
Day 07 ⇝ Your zodiac sign and if you think it fits your personality
Day 08 ⇝ A moment you felt the most satisfied with your life
Day 09 ⇝ How you hope your future will be like
Day 10 ⇝ Discuss your first love and first kiss
Day 11 ⇝ Put your iPod on shuffle and write 10 songs that pop up
Day 12 ⇝ Bullet your whole day
Day 13 ⇝ Somewhere you'd like to move or visit
Day 14 ⇝ Your earliest memory
Day 15 ⇝ Your favorite Tumblrs
Day 16 ⇝ Your views on mainstream music
Day 17 ⇝ Your highs and lows of this past year
Day 18 ⇝ Your beliefs
Day 19 ⇝ Disrespecting your parents
Day 20 ⇝ How important you think education is
Day 21 ⇝ One of your favorite shows
Day 22 ⇝ How have you changed in the past 2 years
Day 23 ⇝ Give pictures of 5 guys who are famous you find attractive
Day 24 ⇝ Your favorite movie and what it's about
Day 25 ⇝ Someone who fascinates you and why
Day 26 ⇝ What kind of person attracts you
Day 27 ⇝ A problem that you have had
Day 28 ⇝ Something that you miss
Day 29 ⇝ Goals for the next 30 days
Day 30 ⇝ Your highs and lows of this month Pin It

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