I Want To Know The Actual Truth

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I saw this quote the other day. I was watching a YouTube video about what the difference between religion and and actually knowing God or Jesus was.

I have to take a moment to stop before I continue, I know that my blog has been centered around religion a lot lately. I didn’t mean for my blog to go into that type of direction, but I am glad that it has. I know I am not the only one out there that questions how religions all depict God and their form of worship. Plus, as rude as it may sound, I say this in the most respectful way that I can, this is my blog so I can write what ever I want. And this is the matter at hand that is going on in my life at the moment so I need to talk about it, for me. If it helps others, than I’m glad it did that’t great.

Any who, (that was long). But continuing on from before, I have been watching a lot of videos on religion. I’ve been doing a lot of research. I can’t seem to move on. I feel like I have been robbed of years of my life.

All my life I was in a religion I didn’t want to be in, but I was told it was the only way and the only Truth. Now, discovering that it is not in fact so, I will never be able to get those years back. I’m processing that still, and it may take some time and I think that’s ok. I have accepted that for myself.

The video that I saw was a guy explaining how he is Christian but yet he does not belong to any religion or any church. Religion was made by man, he stated. Which is true. I can go out there today and just start a new religion, call it what ever I want, and say that it’s the actual true religion. What I liked, or what really made me understand where he was coming from and I could relate with, because I have tried and proved this myself which is; religion is a form of changing and modifying your personality to the way the church or that religion wants you to be. You have to be someone that the church tells you to be if you want to remain part of it, and they back it up using Bible texts, but what does the Bible actually say?

What ever Bible you pick up you can find that this dude named Jesus said that all you had to do is to believe in him. All you had to do was be grateful that he gave His life for all of our sins. After this all religions start interpretation what the Bible says regarding every single aspect of life differently.

Why do I like the quote from above? Well, as it says, the good people will continue to be good, evil people will continue to be evil. What really gets me is the last line.

“For good people to do evil things, that takes religion.”

What does this mean? I’ll tell you what I was able to get from it. Religion is one of those things that “good people” do, but those good people will do “evil things” and anything that is necessary to protect their religion. Its true. Wars in the past only provide evidence of this. All these believers are willing to kill for land, they are willing to kill thousands of innocent people to keep or defend their religion, even when the Bible says that you are supposed to love your neighbor and not kill. Some religions even say that as long as its for their religion that it justifies their actions.

Not to mention all the people that go out and do hate crimes because they feel as if they are correct and need to do something about it. All because of religion. I’ve met people that do not belong to any church or organization, and they are way more better people than those that go to Sunday service. That doesn’t mean they don’t believe in God or something. They do, they’re just not part of any religion, they try to do their best in life, and most of the time they are so much less judgmental then the rest of those religious going to church all the time people.

No offense to the people that are good and respect everyone and do have a religion to believe in. But if you do have a religion you are willing to die for, why? Are you dying for that religion or for the God that you say you believe in? If that religion tells you to change something about yourself you will do it? What if they tell you that you have to do something that the Bible clearly doesn’t state, but they back up their authority with random texts and say that if you don’t obey its as if you are disobeying God himself.

I’m not saying that I have “found the light”. I’m still searching. I want to discover whats out there, I want to know the actual Truth. What if there is no God? What if it all is science? What if there is God, and there is a plan that in place for the human race? Who is right? Does God really care what religion you are? There are thousands of religions out there that revolve around the same thing, and they only differ on some of their teachings.

Why can’t you just be a good person, respect others, be kind and enjoy as much of life as you can?

Aren’t we all just humans?

6 thoughts on “I Want To Know The Actual Truth

  1. I couldn’t have said that better myself. That’s what I find so interesting about Islam; they believe we can all get to Heaven based off of the goodness that we do on earth, not because we get brownie points, but because we want to be good people. It’s like “If you believe in Islam, you must follow the Islam way – but if you believe differently, you will be in Heaven based on your relationship with God” and I’m down for that. 100%. That seems very “no stress” and extremely all-inclusive.

    I hope your mom recovers quickly and that you get through the visits from her congregation without much damage. You are independent in your thinking now, and if they can’t respect that, then it’s just proof-positive you were with the wrong crowd all along.

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  2. I would say that the truth is a complicated tangle of evolution on some planet somewhere else a long time ago (5B+ years) as combined with an exceedingly-long Earth history (4B) involving our planet as host to a collection of four genetic teams—geographically separated—with differing ideas about how to develop the best slave race. We were created basically in the image of the gods (extraterrestrials) yet smaller and with varying degrees of genetic alterations. If you think about it, DNA for a single individual (human in this case) is quite possibly the most valuable, easily-transportable and reproducible resource in our galaxy. Imagine if you had a 3D hologram of Natalie Portman and a cryovial at some distant auction? How much would it go for in pounds of gold?

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  3. If you audit the world’s religions and their art, both Hopis and Kenyans have origin stories and art in the classic four-quadrant style which depicts how early man was deposited on the Earth in four skin colors. Imagine ourselves trying to teach someone with limited scientific knowledge about DNA or the evolution of the sun-as-a-star or what we’re made of and then fast-forward thousands of years and their own stories would be “God made us out of dust”, for example.

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