All cultures in the world share the same basic religious beliefs.
They all believe in a god. They all believe in past lives. They all believe in afterlife.
Christianity isn’t special. I take preference to it only because I grew up in America. I recognize that, just as I recognize that there are thousands of cultures in the world with their own holy books and histories and gods.
If I grew up somewhere else, that’s what would influence me.
The Bible says “God can be found just by looking at creation” and it’s true.
All the cultures in the world have different paradigms of the same universal truth.
I’ve always known there was more to life and I’ve seen direct parallel between basic Biblical tenets and what I’ve experienced.
But there is one fundamental difference between Christianity and the path of the Rebel:
In Christianity, God creates Man in his own image.
But the Rebel creates God in his own image.
There’s a second difference.
It has to do with who has the power.
Intuition = Holy Spirit
Rebel = God
Afterlife = Heaven and Hell
All of these beliefs have something in common:
They all rely on an outside force to do the work.
Jesus says to “become like him.” He chastized all of the rules and religion that harkened back to ancient Judaic principles. He spoke of the “relationship between one’s self and God.”
As I struggle with reconciling Christianity with my experience, I have to ask myself one vital question:
Is my god the same god for everybody?
If you are X-tian you believe there is one God who reveals himself to all in
different ways. In that case there might as well be many gods. It’s no wonder
other cultures have pantheons.
I think Christianity is weakness.
Here is my definition of weakness:
You wait on someone else to do it for you.
I don’t mean you don’t dominate or influence others with your will. Sometimes that IS necessary.
But you should never be “waiting around for divine intervention.” You should never be waiting on God to intervene on your behalf. Prayer is inneffective until you take action in the desired direction.
Christians seem to have the right idea, but they stop just short of taking actual responsibility for their lives.
Don’t stop at prayer.
God won’t do anything for you. He won’t hold your hand.
Pray and then trust your instincts, draw in energy, and do what is required.
You’ll figure it out along the way.