Join Date: May 2009
Location: Dancing the Salmon Dance
Okay I'll give a serious answer now.
Growing up and learning about God, if you're educated enough then you'll question your religion, you will see the faults, the cracks and the chinks in the armour. You'll see the hypocrisy and you'll hear about some evil, it's contradictory, it's a big leap of faith and too many people it has been brainwashing. As a believer though, I think the best kind of worship is seeing this and finding God your own way. This is sort of "Spiritualism". I don't know what I believe or disbelieve about God. I don't know if I think Jesus was the "son of man" or not. I don't know if the Judeo Christian God is real or not, all I know is that I do believe in a God, something similar to the images he has been dictated as in different religions.
I've always thought we've been born with some kind of innate knowledge of a God and humoured it over the years. I think that's why there are so many religions, so many people trying to explain this image and only getting it half right. Bottom line is, God's biggest enemy can be religion. You can believe in God without being religious, you can find him in your own way and worship him in your own way. But you don't need God for purpose or morality. Ultimately everything is pointless if you go back far enough. Do we really have a purpose if their is a God, what purpose would he/she have? So on and so fourth. You make purpose on Earth for yourself, just as we no longer need God for that or morality. As Socrates is quoted saying in one of Plato's works, "is an act good because God commands it or does God command it because it's good?".